What We Love
- The rooftop pool and club, Drai’s, has one of the most spectacular daytime – and nighttime – scenes
- One of the best intimate cocktail lounges in the city, Bound By Salvatore (try the Breakfast Martini!)
- Thoughtful touches such as free coffee and flavored waters in the lobby, and a Happy Hour with the hotel’s general manager from Friday and Saturday, where all hotel guests receive Moet & Chandon Champagne gratis between 5-6 pm
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What To Know
- Quiet types will love the fact that there’s no casino noise – or street noise – in their rooms
- Room service has smaller portions and higher prices than elsewhere on the Strip, but it’s courtesy of star chef Giada De Laurentiis
- There’s no spa and the workout room is small, but the tradeoff is a more intimate, boutique stay
- A $29 resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon checkout
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Once the Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Saloon, it was always a mystery why this prime piece of real estate facing the Bellagio fountains waited so long for a makeover. Happily it got one in 2014 to the tune of $186 million, transforming it into the most lovely boutique hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel feels delightfully intimate with just 188 rooms compared to its 1,000-plus room neighbors on the Strip. Inspired by the Costes Hotel in Paris, you’ll find distressed hardwood floors, potted boxwood trees, vintage luggage-inspired nightstands and furnishings and charming bilingual French-English platitudes in text all the way down the hallway carpets.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are a bit moody and dark in a romantic way. Think muted Parisian loft. There are quirky-but-cute steampunk-inspired touches like industrial-looking overhead lights. It’s not all old-fashioned, though: Some of the best touches in the rooms are outlets right in the counters, nightstands and dressing table. All bathrooms have rain showers, a beautifully lit vanity stocked with a good quality hair dryer and a straightening iron, and nice-sized amenities from Muk.
The jewel in the The Cromwell’s chic crown is Drai’s, the night (and day) club around one of the few rooftop pools on the Strip. The two-level party palace has 150 VIP tables shaded by towering palm trees. Legendary London barman Salvatore Calabrese opened Bound in the lobby, and it’s one of the most intimate lobby bars on the Strip with sophisticated cocktails like the Negroni Svegliato (Martini Gran Lusso Vermouth-infused espresso, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Campari). Of course, if it’s a Giada DiLaurentiis sighting you’re after, you’ll likely get one in her rose-gold tinted dining room with fantastic levered windows that open up to a view of the Bellagio fountains. Or sit at the bar with a great view of the open kitchen and sample antipasti while sipping a glass of wine.
In the Area
This corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd. is one of the most trafficked areas of the Strip and in easy walking distance to lots of new attractions. The Linq Promenade is a massive entertainment corridor that leads to the largest observation wheel in the world, the High Roller. The Cromwell is right next door to this outdoor fest, whose attractions include the 2,000-capacity Brooklyn Bowl (live music and 32 lanes of bowling), walkable outdoor shopping and dining. If it’s a bit of culture and shopping you’re after, a quick 10-minute walk south will take you to the Daniel Libeskind-designed Shops at Crystals in CityCenter, where among the fantastic shops (Dior! Jimmy Choo! Lanvin! Vuitton!), you’ll also find public sculptures by Claes Oldenburg, Jenny Holzer and Henry Moore, just to name a few. And one of Crystals’ best secrets is an unmarked, permanent installation in Louis Vuitton Maison by light artist James Turrell, called Akhob – reserve in advance for the free visit to one of the most transporting rooms on the Strip.
How to Get There
The location is excellent.. the staff was very friendly and gave us a great experience! The rooms are swanky and very clean ... there is one restaurant on the location and a Starbucks in the lobby.. but there are plenty of restaurants surrounding the hotel.. it’s a smaller hotel. There is a nightclub attached to the hotel so no need to go anywhere else for the nightlife... great location for young and lively looking for fun
We usually stay at Ceasar's but after staying at the Cromwell we won't stay anywhere else. We had the parlor suite. The room was big, amenities were great. The staff was great and we were Central to everything.
Went to Giada's for 10th anniversary dinner. Wait staff was slow to bring husband's coffee, seemed distant and a bit unfriendly. Casino ok but small. Seating was nice with good view. Food was good but not phenomenol.