You know the look. The one you get as soon as you pull out the good suitcase and start packing it with all your Vegas finery. The guilt-inducing look that says “So I’m off to the kennel while you go have all the fun.” (Personally, we get the “We’re stuck here with Aunt Marge (who still hasn’t figured out that we like our dinner microwaved for 28 seconds not 30) while you go dine at Guy Savoy” – death stare.)
Well, fret no more: Caesars Entertainment now welcomes your canine friends at eight of their Las Vegas properties. The new PetStay program debuted in October at Caesars Palace, the Rio and Imperial Palace and now includes Paris, Bally’s, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s and the Flamingo. The program seems to be doing quite well as we saw a number of dogs out and about during our last visit to Caesars Palace. And, yes, we mean the four-legged variety. Sort of.
In addition to the $25 (Imperial Palace) to $40 (Caesars Palace) upcharge per night, there are some rules and restrictions:
* Dogs staying at any of the participating hotels must weigh 50 pounds or less and be present at the time of check- in.
* Up to 2 dogs per room are allowed.
* Dogs are permitted to walk through designated common areas while on a leash and accompanied by the owner. (Damn, we figured we’d stick a leash on them and let ‘em run wild through the sports book while we hit the spa.)
* Can only play blackjack if they know not to split 10′s.
Okay, so we made up that last one. Sort of.
For more info on pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas, visit the Caesars website for all the PetStay policies.