Unlike some Las Vegas hotels whose name might be one of the few remaining reminders of their original theme, Paris Las Vegas has remained true to its theme over the years. The Eiffel Tower continues to be its main attraction. Las Vegas visitors from all over the world continue in large numbers to take the elevator to the top of the tower at Paris Las Vegas, just like they do at the original Eifel Tower in Paris, France. Paris Las Vegas also has scaled replicas of the Arc de Triomphe and La Fontaine des Mers. Other reminders of Parisian culture are buildings specifically designed to look like the Louvre and Paris Opera House and the interior walkways taking on the appearance of Parisian streets, complete with cobblestones and wrought iron lamps. Of course, there are French restaurants and cafes and shops with French names and merchandise.
Paris Las Vegas has a distinctive character and unique charm that help to make it a very enjoyable place to stay. Meandering along the cobblestone walkways, seeing what the different shops have to offer, and stopping at a café for a snack or pastry are fun activities for the whole family. If your kids know any French, they will have many opportunities to practice it. If not, they can pick up a few French words and learn something about French food and culture.
Then, when you feel like venturing out to take in other Las Vegas attractions and entertainment, you are in easy walking distance of several other casino hotels. You can get from the Paris to Bally's via a short walkway without even leaving the hotel. Bally's has a huge shopping mall, and if you go there late, you can watch a spectacular light and sound show. It's a lot like Times Square on New Year's Eve, except that this is Vegas, so the dazzling display and dropping of the ball take place at 9 p.m. and again at midnight every night!
Bally's is only a short walk from other Caesars-owned properties, like Planet Hollywood hotel, the Flamingo hotel, and LINQ, and across the street you have Caesars Palace and the Bellagio. Take the pedestrian bridge and you are there in minutes. Another option is the Las Vegas Monorail. The Bally's/Paris Monorail Station is about a 10 minute walk, and you can ride the Monorail in either direction to get to a number of destinations very quickly.
Paris Las Vegas is a 4-star hotel with 2,916 rooms. The hotel was also the winner of the Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence. As at most hotels along the Strip, the size, amenities, and price of the accommodations vary considerably, but with this many rooms and suites, finding something suitable for your family should not be a problem. Accessible accommodations for hearing impaired and mobility impaired guests are available upon request. The Paris is not a smoke-free facility, so nonsmoking rooms also need to be specifically requested.
Off season rooms on weekdays are available for well under $100, but keep in mind that these rooms are small and your family might need more space. Depending on the size of your family, you may need to book two rooms or a suite. One category of accommodations, the so-called "Red Rooms," is probably not a good choice for families with children. The ultra modern décor and deep red color for both the bed coverings and drapes make these rooms more appropriate for a young couple. They are also more expensive than some of the other rooms.
The following are a few suggestions of accommodations at the Paris that you might consider for your family. Keep in mind that any quoted rates are based on single or double occupancy, so when more than two guests occupy a room, you will incur an additional charge. The maximum number of guests permitted to stay in the same room is four. The quoted rates also do not include the additional 12% daily tax and $35.84 mandatory daily resort fee. Furthermore, rates at the Paris, like at most hotels, not only vary considerably for different types of accommodations, but for the same accommodations depending on both the season and the day of the week. The prices shown are probably the lowest you can expect. Even the classic rooms, which are the least expensive, can sometimes cost over $200/night.
At the time of booking, it is important to indicate the total number of guests and to make sure the accommodations you have selected are adequate. You should also have a clear understanding of any extra charges that will be assessed.
Classic Room: 2 Queens, Nonsmoking, 390 square feet
This room has a French countryside feel with European furniture, rich fabrics, and a warm color scheme. The view varies. Amenities include all of the following:
- 2 queen beds with standard mattresses and triple sheets
- LED flat-screen TV
- Alarm clock
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Phone in bedroom and bathroom
- Marble bathroom with both a bathtub and stand-alone shower
- Gilchrist & Soames bath products
- Vanity and mirror
- In-room safe
- Internet access
Classic Room: 2 Queens, Nonsmoking with Eiffel Tower View, 390 square feet
Same type of room and amenities as above, but more expensive because it offers a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Classic Room: 2 Queens, Nonsmoking, Hearing Impaired or Handicapped Accessible, 390 square feet
Upon request, you can book a room that is hearing impaired or handicapped accessible. The bathrooms come equipped with either a bathtub and stand-alone roll-in shower or a stand-alone shower and an accessible tub transfer. Check to make sure that the room has other features you might need like lower towel racks and closet rods.
Leman's Suite: King Bed, Nonsmoking, Accessible, 700+ square feet
The Leman's Suite features modern French décor, elegant furnishings, French paintings, and rich fabrics, and includes the following amenities in addition to those of the classic rooms.
- 1 plush pillow-top king bed with triple sheets
- Separate living room sitting area with couch, chairs, and table
- Elegant curtains
- Spacious powder room with marble interior and European fixtures
- May also include a private dressing area, dual sinks, and a whirlpool tub.
- iPod station with home docking station
- Shower and transfer tub
The view varies. A second bedroom upgrade is available on request.
Larger and more lavish suites (1,000+ square feet) costing over $500/night are also available Contact the hotel if you are interested and can afford those accommodations.
Paris Hotel Discounts
When you are getting ready to book your room, rather than agree immediately to the first rate quoted, take the time to shop around for a better deal either from Caesars Entertainment directly or elsewhere online. Air/hotel package deals are another money saving possibility.
At the time you book your room, try to be as specific as possible about your family's needs. That will greatly reduce the likelihood of being disappointed on arrival and possibly even having to change rooms. Be sure to mention all special requests, including accessible rooms, nonsmoking rooms, a room near the elevator, a high floor with an Eiffel Tower view, extra beds, etc. at the time you make your reservation.
Paris Las Vegas, like all of the Caesars Entertainment owned casino hotels in Las Vegas, participates in the Total Rewards program. If you are a Total Rewards cardholder, and have played either at the Paris or any other Total Rewards casinos during the past year, be sure to present your card at the time of your reservation along with any special offers you have received in the mail or online. There is a very good chance you will be offered a better rate than the standard rate given to non-cardholders. If your level of play qualifies, you will be offered a substantial discount or even a free room.
While children are welcome at Paris Las Vegas, the total number of guests permitted in one room is four. If existing beds are used, but more than two guests are occupying the room, the hotel charges an additional $30 per night for each extra person (adult or child). Furthermore, the maximum number of additional beds or cribs that can be ordered per room is only 1. The website does not specify what the extra charge is, so you will need to inquire.
One particularly nice feature at Paris Las Vegas is a refrigerator in the room. Many Las Vegas rooms do not offer this amenity, so if you want your own refrigerator, the only way to get one is to call Housekeeping and then, in all probability, be charged extra. For families with children, having a refrigerator in the room is not only a great convenience, but almost a necessity. You will be using it everyday of your stay not only to store snacks and leftovers from the huge portions served in the hotel restaurants, but water and other cold beverages, especially if you are vacationing in Las Vegas during the summer.
Check-in time at the Paris starts at 4 p.m. and check-out time is at 11 a.m., which is standard for Las Vegas hotels. If an early check-in or late checkout is more convenient for you, see if the hotel can accommodate you, but if not, simply have your luggage stored at the bell desk.
All guests are charged a mandatory daily resort fee of $35.84 (tax included). The fee covers the following amenities. Even if you don't use them, you still be charged.
- Internet access for one device
- Fitness Center access for two guests per day
- All local phone calls
Total Rewards Program
As mentioned above, Paris Las Vegas, along with all of the other Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas, participates in the player recognition program known as Total Rewards. What makes this program truly special and far superior to most casino players' rewards programs is that you can combine your earned points from all of the participating casino hotels. (In this case there are a lot since Caesars Entertainment owns and operates many casinos not only in Las Vegas, but all over the country.) Then you can redeem your points for comps at any participating casino of your choice. Regardless of whether you have played previously at the Paris Casino or not, as long as you have a Total Rewards card with sufficient unexpired, unredeemed points on it, you can use those points towards free meals or other purchases during your stay at the Paris.
Also, as long as you have a Total Rewards card, even if you haven't used it to play in a long time, you should have it available when you make your reservation. Simply having the card could entitle you to a cheaper rate than you would be given otherwise and, of course, if you have registered any recent play in a Total Rewards casino, you will almost certainly be given a better rate. If you have a host or your play qualifies you for one, you can probably secure a free room.
If you don't have a Total Rewards card yet, your best bet is to get one at the hotel as soon as you arrive. The card is completely free and comes with no obligation to play in the casino, but if you do play, it is the easiest way for you to earn points and possible cover some of your trip expenses. As a guest of the Paris, any meals, shows, and other hotel purchases at the Paris and other Caesars properties, can be charged to your hotel room. Then, when you are ready to check out, any comp dollars you have earned can be deducted from your bill. Even if you do little or no gambling, you should still have a Total Rewards Card because it will save you a $1 off the regular menu prices at many of the participating hotels' restaurants. In addition, virtually all of the money you spend during your vacation at any Caesars property counts towards earning additional tier points.
Given the many choices you have of places for your family to stay in Las Vegas, your decision should be based not only on whether a particular hotel offers suitable accommodations, but also on the availability of child-friendly activities. Paris Las Vegas offers a few child-friendly activities and plenty of good restaurants, some of which have special children's menus, which make eating there a lot more affordable than you may think. Where this hotel falls a little short is in the lack of suitable evening entertainment. However, there are other hotels nearby that offer plenty of options. Here is a summary of the family-friendly activities that the Paris itself has to offer.
Eiffel Tower Experience
The Eiffel Tower Experience is one of the most popular attractions with Las Vegas visitors, especially couples getting married or celebrating a special occasion. However, there is no reason why your kids would not also enjoy the spectacular view. Just as families visiting NYC take their kids to see the view from the102nd floor of the Empire State Building, your family can take the glass elevator to the 50th floor for a panoramic view of Las Vegas from this half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. The best time to go is at night, which is the reason it costs more then. Tickets can be purchased at the Eiffel Tower Gift Shop.
Besides the Family Discount Package, another way to save money on this attraction is with discount coupons, which are readily available both online and in the free magazines you can pick up in Las Vegas.
Be sure to take your camera. You can also purchase a commemorative photo of your "Paris in Vegas Experience in the Sky" at the Kodak Total Snap Shot Kiosk.
Swimming at the Soleil Pool
The Soleil Pool is unlike any other pool in Las Vegas. It is a rooftop pool situated directly under the replica of the Eiffel Tower. Guests can enjoy an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and if they time their visit just right, part of the Bellagio fountain show.
The heated outdoor pool is open year round and wheelchair accessible. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer, but only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter.
Besides the pool itself, the swimming area includes two Jacuzzis and Café du Parc where you can grab a bite to eat. Lounge chairs are available free of charge on a first come first served basis, and rafts are available for rental.
Guests who would like more privacy can reserve a cabana or villa. There are just eight cabanas (starting at $200/day) and seven villas (starting at $250/day). Amenities include a refrigerator stocked with 10 bottles of water, VIP beverage service, a 42-inch flat screen TV, ceiling fans, chairs and lounge chairs, a private deck for sunbathing, and two inflatable rafts.
The Soleil Pool is open to guests of Paris Las Vegas, as well as other Caesars Entertainment hotels in Las Vegas who present their room keys, but not to the general public. The scene is quieter than at a lot of the other Las Vegas hotels, which makes this a very nice pool for families with children.
Hexx Chocolate and Confections
Hexx Chocolate and Confections is a recently opened shop at Paris Las Vegas, where you and your kids not only get to taste and purchase freshly made chocolate candy, but can watch it being made.
While there are many places on the Strip where visitors who enjoy shopping can go to find everything they are looking for and more, guests at Paris Las Vegas really don't need to step away from their own hotel. As you amble along the cobblestone walkways and admire the painted ceiling overhead, you probably won't feel like you are in Las Vegas at all, but in a Parisian village. The following are the Boulevard shops that are most likely to have items your children will like.
After you and your family have seen the breathtaking view from the top of the tower, come to this shop to pick up a memento of your experience.
The perfect little shop for adorable children's clothing, Madeleine books and dolls, and irresistible stuffed animals. A must for any family with young children.
Le Journal: 24/7 gift shop for sundries, souvenirs, Paris Las Vegas apparel, and anything else you might need
Les Necessities: Another shop open 24/7 selling candy, snacks, and sundries
Other than the stores open 24/7, specific store hours vary, but most stores remain open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., which should give you plenty of time. Of course, with all the shopping, you and your kids are bound to get hungry, but at Le Boulevard at Paris, no problem at all. When you feel like resting your feet and grabbing a snack, simply head over to J.J.'s Boulangerie or La Creperie.
After you have had your fill of the authentic French boutiques at Le Boulevard at Paris, you won't have to venture any farther away than Bally's Grand Bazaar next door to find 120+ more shops of every type imaginable. The Grand Bazaar is impossible to miss since it is directly in front of Bally's where the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Road intersect. The shops are open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily.
Swarovski, the company whose name is virtually synonymous with sparkling crystal jewelry, has a store at the Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops where, if you are so inclined you can can purchase one of their sparkling rings, bracelets, or necklaces. But that is not the only reason for heading there. Swarovski sells its merchandise all over the world, but its Las Vegas location is the only place where you can witness a spectacular light and sound show featuring a 4,000 lb. crystal ball creation called the Swarovski Starburst
The spectacle only lasts 3 minutes, but at 9 p.m. and again at midnight, it feels like New Year's Eve in Times Square every night of the year. That is when the crystal ball drops from its position at the top of the Swarovski store and spectators are treated to a dazzling light and sound show.
Use your discretion as to whether or not to take your children to see this production as there is an abundance of profanity. Otherwise, this chronicle of the life and music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, filled with one familiar hit song after another, offers lively and thoroughly enjoyable family entertainment.
After a long run at the Palazzo, Jersey Boys moved to its present home at Le Theatre des Artes at Paris Las Vegas in 2012, and four years later is still going strong. Showtime is every night except Monday at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $52.80 (plus tax and fees).
Unfortunately, none of the other evening entertainment at Paris Las Vegas can be considered suitable for children. Also, now that Jubilee has ended its 34 year run at Bally's, other than the shops and the Swarovski Starburst, there is no evening entertainment for children at that hotel either. However, there is no shortage of options at some of the neighboring hotels. See the next section for specific suggestions of shows to which you can take your children.
Child Friendly Activities Nearby
One of the big advantages to choosing Paris as your Las Vegas hotel is its central location. Therefore, rather than limit yourself to the activities at that one hotel, you should take the time to explore what the surrounding properties have to offer. If you have time, take the Las Vegas Monorail going south to the MGM Grand or going north to Harrah's. Riding the Monorail is a fun activity in itself for kids and all of these hotels, as well as the Excalibur and New York-New York, which are near the MGM Grand, also have family friendly activities and entertainment. But there are other casino hotels that are even closer (within walking distance). Here are a few ways your whole family can have fun at those places without spending a cent on transportation.
- Fall of Atlantis show at the Caesars Forum Shops
- Headliner entertainment at the Colosseum: Celine Dion or Mariah Carey
- Flamingo Wild Life Habitat
- Headliner entertainment in the Showroom: Donny and Marie or Olivia Newton-John
- Legends in Concert: If you didn't know that the performers are impersonators, you might mistake some of them for the original celebrities. Besides being a show you don't have to worry about taking your kids to see because it is suitable for all ages, Legends is one of the few shows in Vegas with special reduced pricing for children.
- Headliner entertainment: Britney Spears or Jennifer Lopez
While tickets to any of the aforementioned shows can be purchased at the box office, assuming availability, it is recommended that tickets to popular headliners be purchased in advance online to ensure getting them on the desired date. Rather than pay full box office price for long running revues, you can save a lot of money either by using online or magazine coupons or by visiting the Tix4Tonight booth at the Bally's Showcase Mall. Tix4Tonight sells discounted tickets for same day performances only.
Concierge Services and Childcare
The concierge desk in the lobby can assist you with reservations, arrange tours, and answer many of your questions. You can also contact the concierge directly at 1-702-946-4433. However, it is not clear whether the concierge will be able to assist you with childcare arrangements. Paris Las Vegas, like most of the other Las Vegas hotels, does not provide any childcare facilities on the premises. Therefore, you need to plan ahead because there will almost certainly be one or more occasions during your stay when you will want and need alone time away from your kids.
One option is to have a licensed nanny come to the hotel to take care of your children for the few hours you are away. Some of these services are excellent, but they are also very expensive. Another option is to have a licensed drop-off center take care of of your kids, in which case you will have to drop them off and pick them up at the prearranged times. In addition to possibly not meeting the strict age requirements, some children might be otherwise unsuitable for group childcare. But if your child qualifies, you will save a lot of money over what you would have to spend for a nanny service. See the separate section of this website on childcare to learn more about the different types of childcare and how to pick a service that will best meet the needs of your family.
Child-Friendly Meals and Snacks
More than a few casino-hotels pose a real challenge when it comes to finding suitable and affordable, restaurants to which you can take your children and where they won't be eating a steady diet of junk food. However, the restaurant options at Paris Las Vegas are a pleasant surprise. After perusing this list, you will probably agree that you won't have to go elsewhere to eat unless you really want to because your children will love the food and will be be well fed at the hotel where you are staying.
Le Café Ile St. Louis
This all purpose casual restaurant with the ambience of a Parisian sidewalk cafe is a place you can take your family.
Mon Ami Gabi
This authentic French restaurant overlooking the Strip is a surprisingly pleasant place to have a relaxing breakfast.
Le Village Buffet
Anyone who visits Las Vegas frequently knows that while there is no shortage of buffets, their quality varies considerably. Le Village Buffet is generally regarded as one of the more ambitious and better quality buffets on the Strip. The food from five different French provinces is represented. The desserts include some sugar free varieties for diabetics. Guests have a choice of eating indoors in the casual dining room or outside in the town square.
Burger Brasserie is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. This upscale burger joint/sports bar is conveniently located on the promenade connecting the Paris Hotel with Bally's next door
This is the second Martorano's to open in Las Vegas. There is another branch at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
Yong Kang Street Dumpling and Noodle House
This new addition to the Paris Las Vegas restaurant scene, open from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily, is located across from the guest elevators. You can order either from the regular menu featuring a variety of dumplings, noodles, noodle soups, and barbecue and rice dishes, or make your selections from the dim sum cart. This restaurant is an especially good choice for families because you can order several different dishes for everyone to share.
This casual eatery located along the "Rue de la Paix" shopping walkway is a good place to stop for lunch or a quick snack. Many guests also go there in the morning for a breakfast pastry, but we think a better option would be a place where your family can enjoy a full sit down breakfast. Later in the day, your kids can have a soup, sandwich, or pizza and a pastry item or a scoop of gelato.
There may not be a more authentic French snack food than crepes. Therefore, just as sidewalk creperies are all over Paris, it is only fitting that Paris Las Vegas has one, too. La Creperie is located along the shopping and dining promenade between the Paris casino and Bally's and is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Choose from a wide variety of either savory or sweet fillings and watch your crepe being made to order.
There is no wrong time of day to have a crepe. You can have one for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or in between as a snack. Your kids might especially like one of the dessert crepes like Nutella and banana with candied hazelnuts served with caramel sauce.
Café Belle Madeleine
Café Belle Madeleine, located next to the guest elevators and open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., isn't really a restaurant, but a place to go for a light snack like quiche or a muffin, cupcake, or pastry. The back of the shop includes an area that sells gourmet popcorn, Godiva and Sees chocolate, and other gourmet gift items.
Summing Up: Is the Paris Child-Friendly?
Paris Las Vegas is not one of the Las Vegas hotel options that immediately come to mind as being a great place for kids, but that doesn't mean you should rule it out. It is not filled with activities specifically created with kids in mind like New York-New York, the Excalibur, and Circus Circus. However, it is not completely devoid of things children can do. Children of any age will enjoy visiting the Eiffel Tower and swimming in the rooftop pool, and older children will appreciate the shops and introduction to French culture. The choice of restaurants is excellent for guests of all ages. Below is a brief summary of the advantages and disadvantages of Paris Las Vegas for families with children.
What Is Not So Great about Paris Las Vegas
- Very small rooms. Families with more than one children will need two rooms or a suite.
- Pool hours are shorter than at some of the other hotels.
- Not very much to excite very young children at this hotel. While older children and teenagers will be intrigued by the Parisian theme, it will be wasted on youngsters.
- No family-friendly evening entertainment.
- Not clear if the hotel offers any assistance in arranging childcare or if you are on your own.
Features that Make Paris Las Vegas a Great Choice for Families
- Reasonably priced rooms
- Wide choice of reasonably priced, family-friendly restaurants
- Exceptionally convenient mid-Strip location, within easy walking distance of lots of family-friendly attractions, activities, and entertainment
In summary, if your children are very young, Paris Las Vegas may not be the best choice. However, it is a great option for families with older children.
Are kids allowed in the Paris Las Vegas?
Yes, children are indeed allowed in the Paris hotel, however, Nevada State Law prohibits minors (those under 21 years of age) to loiter in the casino. Specifically, children cannot hang around gaming areas--even if accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old. They may, however, walk through the casino en route to another part of the hotel, but again, while accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years of age. Parents and/or guardians may not gamble with minors (children) sitting or standing next to them at any time. This includes quickly dropping a coin or two in a machine while walking with a child. Lastly, children may not touch the gaming devices including slot machines and table games.
Do kids stay free at the Paris Las Vegas?
Is there childcare or baby sitting at the Paris Las Vegas?
What's the best thing to do for kids at Paris Las Vegas?
The Eiffel Tower.
Are pets allowed at Paris Las Vegas?
Yes, but only in specific rooms.
Does Paris Las Vegas have a good swimming pool for Kids?
Paris houses one octagon-shaped pool and two spa tubs.