SmithTower
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June 29th, 2011 at 11:51:11 AM permalink
Is it worth $30 a night for an upgrade from a “Classic” room to the Augustus Tower Deluxe Room?
s2dbaker
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June 29th, 2011 at 11:55:55 AM permalink
Depends on what you'll be doing in the room. But I say, No! I would rather stay for free at the Flamingo.
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June 29th, 2011 at 12:07:08 PM permalink
I have to agree with s2dbaker. It really does depends on how much time you are spending in your room. If you are going to Vegas to mostly gamble and be out and about, then no, it is not worth it. Even the most basic rooms in Caesars are clean, nice and perfect for that quick shower and few hours of sleep before you hit the Strip again.

If you enjoy spending time in your room relaxing, then yes, I would say that the $30 upgrade is well worth it. Personally, I do spend quite a bit of time in my hotel room, so I would go with the upgrade. There are nights I enjoy treating myself to room service or take out and watching a basketball or football game on t.v. Yes, I could go down to a sports bar or lounge and do the same thing, but sometimes I prefer to shout at the refs from the privacy of my own room.
rdw4potus
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June 29th, 2011 at 12:08:42 PM permalink
I agree it depends on what you'll be doing. Also, on how many people are with you. The classic rooms are quite nice and are big enough to stay and sleep in comfortably. The Augustus rooms are huge - you could easily congregate with a group in one before or after dinner or a show. Some also have nice strip views, which would be nice if you were going to spend time there without actually, you know, walking on the strip. (note: along with the view comes a small amount of noise, including both traffic noise and the sound of the bellagio fountains)
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DJTeddyBear
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June 29th, 2011 at 12:23:02 PM permalink
You could ask the same question about a cruise:

Is it better to have an inside room without window, or an outside room?

Personally, I'm taking my first cruise in September, and thin I won't be spending much time in the room, so we got an inside room.

I may have a different opinion after the cruise.....
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June 29th, 2011 at 12:33:19 PM permalink
I think the classic rooms are nice enough. I also though would rather have a free room and free the money up for a nice meal or gambling. if you are not really on a budget then go for it, but if have even a loose budget i dont think the difference is worth it.
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June 29th, 2011 at 12:58:59 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

You could ask the same question about a cruise:

Is it better to have an inside room without window, or an outside room?

Personally, I'm taking my first cruise in September, and thin I won't be spending much time in the room, so we got an inside room.

I may have a different opinion after the cruise.....



I did 3 cruises with inside cabins, around level 5 to 7 (Not so high to be pitching side to side, and not so low that you get the engine throb). They were great.
Last cruise we got a balcony room. OH MAN! It was 100x better. As you leave port you can sit on your balcony and watch as you leave. You can do the exact same thing by going topside and standing along the rail with everyone else, but there is just something about being able to do it from your personal balcony.

If I can get a balcony room for a 10-15% uplift on the next cruse, I would do it (say 899, instead of 799 for 6 nights). More than that is not worth it to me.
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slyther
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June 29th, 2011 at 1:15:27 PM permalink
I have never sailed in an inside room. I usually book outside and then see if there are any upgrades available.
Doc
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June 29th, 2011 at 3:09:19 PM permalink
Well, if we're going to divert the thread topic from Caesars' rooms to cruise ships, I'll weigh in (never stayed at Caesars anyway.) My very first cruise (1976), my wife and I had an inside cabin with upper and lower berths. Then a couple more cruises with inside cabins. Then a couple with outside cabins. Finally, we paid for a balcony room, and I don't think I could ever convince my wife (or myself) to go back to an inside cabin. The difference is substantial. We would only consider a standard outside room without the balcony if there were a major difference in the price. In 2004, I booked a cruise last minute, and we could only get a cabin with a port hole -- hated that room, though overall the ship was very nice.

One related comment about price: Back about the time of that first cruise, I read a newspaper article that said a good rule of thumb was that a cabin for $100/person/day was an attractive rate. Back then, we were able to beat that by a very few dollars a day with the inside cabins (maybe $600 each for 7 days). Now, I can cruise most anywhere I like with an outside cabin (and probably with a balcony) for $100 per person per day, and that's after more than thirty years of inflation. Plus, the ships are much nicer now, or at least we have moved to better cruise lines. Cruise vacations have dramatically improved in what you get for what you pay (particularly in inflation-adjusted dollars).
DJTeddyBear
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June 29th, 2011 at 4:27:09 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Well, if we're going to divert the thread topic from Caesars' rooms to cruise ships, I'll weigh in (never stayed at Caesars anyway.)

I should apologize for that. Sorry.

I guess all I was trying to say is that, like the cruise cabin inside/outside debate, you'll get passionate responses on both sides.

Should you upgrade your room at Caesars? Well, at least no matter what, unlike the cruise, you know there will be a window. So the answer really lies in the question: How much time are you gonna spend in the room?
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