Harrah’s Las Vegas Completes $140 Million Renovation

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Harrah’s Valley Tower King Room

This property-wide renovation celebrating the 80th year of Harrah’s isn’t entirely new. You may remember that some of the Valley Tower hotel rooms were first made available in 2017. The room renovations are now complete. There are now 1,622 renovated hotel rooms and suites in that Valley Tower at Harrah’s.

Here’s something to keep in mind when thinking about booking a hotel room at Harrah’s. Approximately 1,000 hotel rooms and suites at Harrah’s haven’t been renovated. There are no official plans to renovate the remaining rooms yet. The hotel rooms in the Mardi Gras Tower are now the lower priced rooms at Harrah’s. Sometimes the $20 trick is best saved for upgrading from entry level rooms to newer renovated hotel rooms.

Casino Renovations

The renovations at Harrah’s don’t end with the Valley Tower hotel rooms. Located on the ground floor of the Valley Tower, the resort now offers a new lobby bar with a sleek design that features 12 gaming stations with seating that also has charging stations. There’s even an “Instagram-worthy” image of the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Harrah’s also completely remodeled casino floor and added a new Starbucks near the Carnaval Court Bar. This part of the casino is also home to one of my favorite craps games in Las Vegas.

“Harrah’s is one of the most recognized gaming brands in the country and Harrah’s Las Vegas offers a great value in the heart of the Strip,” says Dan Walsh, general manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas. “The renovated Valley Tower combined with non-stop entertainment and distinct dining options further elevate the dynamic guest experience that can only be found at Harrah’s.”

Harrah’s Las Vegas now offers free live entertainment, seven days a week at a number of venues around the property. Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar & Grill’ on the second floor features live country music acts, hand-picked by Toby Keith, every night. Carnaval Court is an outdoor open-air bar with music from live bands and DJs played day and night while flair bartenders prepare drinks.

The Piano Bar, which debuted a new patio last spring, offers 12 hours of live entertainment daily. Big Elvis, The Saxmen Duo, Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke and the Dueling Piano Twins can all be found at the Piano Bar near the entrance to Carnival Court. My favorite craps game at Harrah’s is right outside of the bar. You can often hear entertainment from the Piano Bar and enjoy fresh air from the Carnival Court entrance.

The upgrades on the casino floor are modest but noticable. The layout of the casino is mostly the same with the exception of the next Starbucks which occupies space formerly home to approximately 30 slot machines. The sports book didn’t receive a major makeover but the new TV’s are appropriate for this mid-range casino.

Harrah’s Las Vegas offers a good value for a mid-range priced hotel and casino. The base price for hotel rooms during the week are often less than $50 per night. Diamond Total Rewards members won’t have to pay the $35 per night resort fee. They can also enjoy one of the best Diamond Lounges in Las Vegas. Bargain hunters can find cheap eats at the small food court next door.