The exterior of The Cromwell — Photo courtesy of Erik Kabik / Caesars Entertainment
In a city known for its grand resorts, The Cromwell is quickly proving to Las Vegas visitors that bigger isn’t always better.
The Strip’s first standalone luxury boutique hotel and casino, The Cromwell offers guests an experience unlike any other–starting from the moment they check-in. Guests will walk to the hotel’s parlor-like reception area (located just steps from valet), where they will be greeted with a smile by one of The Cromwell’s friendly receptionists.
After completing the check-in process, which includes letting the receptionist know which complimentary newspaper they would like delivered to their room the next day (USA Today, the Las Vegas Review-Journal or The Wall Street Journal), guests will be escorted by a staff member to the elevators that will take them to their room.
Featuring 188 rooms and suites, The Cromwell’s 169 guestrooms are reminiscent of Parisian loft-style apartments, with distressed hardwood flooring and vintage luggage motif furnishings. The stylish rooms come equipped with full-length mirrors, cool black-and-white mosaic-tiled shower walls that act as a canvas for miscellaneous English and French phrases, hair products by the Australian-based company Muk and a welcome gift, such as cheese and sausage. Most rooms also feature a view of the Strip, including the famous Fountains of Bellagio.
A two-bedroom guestroom at The Cromwell — Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment
Probably the rooms’ coolest touch, though, most people won’t notice until late at night. The backside of the bed sheets have phrases like “Good Night” and “Sweet Dreams” printed on the edge of them in different languages, which becomes apparent only after the staff prepares the bed for turndown service. The staff will also leave a tasty late-night snack for guests, which might include chocolates, macaroons or cups of gourmet flavored popcorn.
Although the rooms at The Cromwell are striking, the rest of the resort is equally eye-catching, from the 40,000-square-foot casino to the rooftop pool that transforms into Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub on select days of the week. While the pool may only operate as a beach club on weekends, though, it’s still open exclusively to guests ages 21 and over, so be sure to bring your ID.
Inside Giada De Laurentiis' first-ever restaurant, GIADA — Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment
The Cromwell is also home to one of the best new restaurants on the Strip: GIADA. The first restaurant by Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, GIADA features a menu that embraces De Laurentiis’ Roman heritage while also highlighting her vibrant California influences.
Boasting the Strip’s first antipasto bar, must-try antipasti selections include the Rollatini – rocotta-stuffed eggplant and pomodoro – and the Prosciutto San Daniele. The personal-sized Pizzettes are also delicious, as are the hand-made pasta dishes. Whatever you decide on, don’t forget about dessert; the Tomato Strawberry Crostata, made with Giada’s strawberry-tomato jam and fresh Harry’s Berries strawberries, is to die for!
While GIADA may only be open for lunch and dinner, hotel guests are invited to The Cromwell’s casino lounge Interlude for a complimentary breakfast every morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Far from your typical continental breakfast offerings, the delectable early-morning spread includes made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, oatmeal, croissants, fresh fruit, coffee, orange juice and more. It’s the perfect way to start your day!
Bound by Salvatore, The Cromwell's lobby bar — Photo courtesy of Erik Kabik / Caesars Entertainment
The hotel’s lobby bar, Bound by Salvatore, also offers those staying at the resort a Manager’s Happy Hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. that includes a complimentary “chef’s choice” passed bite. While guests never know what they’ll receive (Chocolate-covered strawberries? Beef Wellington?), taste buds are sure to be left salivating for more.
Located where Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Casino used to be, The Cromwell opened its doors to guests this past spring after a $185 million renovation. For more information on the intimate resort, visit TheCromwell.com.