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10 Secrets Of The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel

Last updated: July 24, 2018 at 1:57 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, The Cromwell. No Comments on 10 Secrets Of The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel.

The Cromwell Las Vegas hotel located on the Strip

The Cromwell Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The Cromwell is the first standalone boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, which means it offers a lot of cool, interesting perks that you might not find in other bigger hotels. The hotel has just 188 rooms, so it feels intimate and exclusive. It also means a lot of attention has been paid to all the details that make the property so unique.

If you’re staying at The Cromwell – or just stopping in – there are some insider tips and can’t-miss deals you should know about and we’re happy to share.

10 secrets of The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel

Curios gift shop at The Cromwell Las Vegas hotel has many unique gifts to bring back to your friends and family

Curios gift shop at The Cromwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

1. the gift that keeps on giving

Sure, most hotels have a gift shop where you can buy a Las Vegas T-shirt, a shot glass, or a toothbrush if you forgot yours. The Cromwell has a gift shop, but it’s not your typical shop. Curios is as unique as the hotel itself.

You can tell this is an unusual shop by its décor. It’s a beautiful space with vaulted ceilings, wood and leather accents and newspaper print tile floors.

Inside, you won’t find cheesy souvenirs, but you will find gifts that people back at home will actually be happy to get. We’re talking candles, flasks, vinyl records, notebooks, coasters, Papaya stationery and Tokyo Milk bath products. You’ll also find unique jewelry, accessories and sunglasses. If you’re hungry, there are gourmet snacks and delectable chocolates.

Interlude Lounge at The Cromwell offers free live entertainment

Interlude lounge at The Cromwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

2. did someone say free?

Think you can’t get anything for free anymore? Think again. At Interlude, you can listen to some pretty awesome live entertainment for free.

The recently enhanced lounge is a great place to socialize, drink some cocktails and enjoy the music. Hours are Sunday to Thursday, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Friday – Saturday, 2 p.m. – 4 a.m. Live performances start at 4 p.m. (Saturday at 8:30 p.m.) and go through the night.

Be sure to check out electric DJ violinist Marlon Dasoul every Friday, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. and Saturday, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

3. C’mon get Happy at Happy Hour

Any happy hour is great, but we think the one at The Cromwell is one of the best in town. Stop in to Interlude for daily happy hour from 6 – 7 p.m. and you can drink Ketel One martinis and Ciroc cocktails for just $1 each.

Don’t worry if you don’t make it for the $1 drinks. There’s an extended happy hour from 7 – 8 p.m. nightly with $5 cocktails and $3 beers, which is still a pretty good deal.

Eatwell at The Cromwell can deliver your food to you through a new mobile ordering

eatwell at The Cromwell will deliver food to you through mobile ordering. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

4. We’ll take that to go

Sometimes you’re hungry but you’re in the middle of watching an exciting game. Or maybe you’re hungry and you don’t want to leave your seat at the bar. It’s not a problem at The Cromwell. The hotel offers mobile food ordering.

Just text LVCROMWELL to 555-888 and follow the instructions to order delicious bites delivered from eatwell restaurant straight to you at the sports book, Bound and Interlude. The easy part – you can bill it all to your room.

Book an All- Access Vegas Vacation in the Parlour Suite at The Cromwell Las Vegas hotel

Stay in a Parlour Suite as part of the All-Access package. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

5. one stop shop – All-Access Vegas Vacation Package

If you want your Vegas experience to be wrapped up into a convenient package, The Cromwell can help you out. Book one of the hotel’s All-Access Packages and enjoy your stay like a VIP.

The Cromwell All-Access Packages include:

  • Accommodations in a Deluxe Room or the lavish Parlour Suite
  • Two welcome cocktails at Bound
  • Entry into Drai’s Beachclub daily (March – September)
  • Entry and VIP escort into Drai’s Nightclub
  • $100 Dining credit at GIADA
  • One in-room movie credit
Drai's Cafe Southwest salad at The Cromwell Las Vegas

Drai’s Cafe Southwest salad. Photo courtesy of Tony Tran Photography.

6. Power lunch

You know Drai’s Beachclub is the place to party by the pool in the summertime, but did you know you can grab a delicious lunch there too? We’re not talking standard poolside snacks, we’re talking a full menu of really good food.

Drai’s Café is the perfect spot for a poolside nosh. The menu can be enjoyed at a Strip-side table or from the comfort of a cabana or daybed.

Breakfast favorites include a breakfast burrito, a caramelized pineapple and coconut yogurt parfait and omelets.

For lunch or dinner you can start with chilled shrimp ceviche or avocado toast. The menu also offers salads, sliders, sandwiches, hot dogs and flatbreads.

For a refreshing treat, try the half watermelon, sliced in cubes and served in its shell, garnished with berries and citrus wedges.

Drai’s Cafe is open Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fri. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

7. lock it up and throw away the key

If you’re into the latest technology, you’ll appreciate The Cromwell’s eKey. The mobile technology allows guests to enter to their hotel room using their iPhone. All 188 rooms are enabled for the convenient electronic key in lieu of a traditional hotel key.

In order to use the eKey, you download the app and register prior to your arrival. Guests who opt to use eKey will receive a link to download The Cromwell App from the Apple Store and an access code tied to their iOS device and reservation. Once the app is downloaded and a personal identification number is created, guests can access their room simply by placing their iOS device next to the lock. It’ll also display your room number when you need it and you can control access to the key by setting your own PIN. The eKey also activates hotel elevators.

8 hey IVY, hey

Another cool piece of technology at The Cromwell is Ivy, a real-time text messaging platform that can assist you 24/7.

After check-in, guests who have provided a cell phone number for their reservation receive a welcome message from Ivy encouraging them to text her with any questions or requests.

It’s basically like having your own personal digital concierge at the touch of a button. Ivy can book dining reservations for you. You can ask her what time the pool opens. You can ask her for more towels in your room. The average resolution time for guest text messages is less than one minute.

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian restaurant at The Cromwell Las Vegas hotel

The photo booth at GIADA is located near the entrance. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

9. say formaggio!

You’ll be taking lots of photos of the gorgeous food if you eat at celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian restaurant at The Cromwell, but don’t forget to snap a selfie on your way out to commemorate your dinner.

Many people don’t notice it as they leave, but GIADA has a fun photo booth next to the hostess stand at the top of the escalator leading to the restaurant. Grab your friends and say Formaggio! You’ll get three photos that are stamped with the GIADA signature.

Looking for a great dining deal try the Barbary Dogs from eatwell restaurant

The Barbary Dogs from eatwell. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

10. Doggone good deal

Want a snack and don’t have a lot of cash? Head over to eatwell restaurant and grab their signature chili cheese Barbary dogs topped with shredded cheddar and smoked chili. You get three, plus a 16-ounce drink for just $5.

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About The Author

Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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