With an idyllic location at the center of the Strip, The Cromwell blends sexiness with chic style while offering a round-the-clock party atmosphere and the first restaurant by chef and Food Network TV star Giada De Laurentiis. The vibe: Boutique hotel sensibilities, a party place with an haute attitude, classy food and mixology. What we love: The song “Party All the Time” is a fitting encapsulation of the spirit here. Along with Drai’s Beachclub & Drai’s Nightclub high above, there’s also Drai’s After Hours below ground. So if you stay here, at least in summertime, you can party continuously all day without ever leaving the resort. The Cromwell may only have one formal restaurant, but it’s an absolute gem. Featuring De Laurentiis’ Italy-meets-California cuisine, Giada is definitely a palate pleaser. When you walk in, you’ll see an antipasti bar, pizza ovens and a station where pasta is rolled. Just be sure to save room for the lemon ricotta cookies. Insider tips: When you eat at Giada, we recommend you request a table by the windows. You may have to wait a while, but it’ll be worth it. Located on the second floor, the restaurant has remote-controlled hydraulic opening windows that wrap around the perimeter and showcase beautiful views of the Strip and Fountains of Bellagio. And if the dayclub scene isn’t your thing, you’re welcome to use both the Flamingo and Caesars Palace pools (with a valid room key). Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful and historically significant décor in the casino. Several eye-catching red chandeliers are hung along the ceiling of the main walkway on the gaming floor. They’ve been refurbished and were part of Barbary Coast when it originally opened in this building in 1979. Good to know: If noise is an issue, you may want a room located in the middle of the building (such as the fourth through sixth floors). This will help reduce street sounds from the Strip as well as the booming bass from the music playing on the rooftop in Drai’s Nightclub. Parking at The Cromwell is best accessed directly off Flamingo Road, between Las Vegas Boulevard and LINQ Lane. Be aware that even as a guest of the hotel, you may have to wait in line to get into Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub… and that line can sometimes be l-o-n-g. The good thing: When you get up front you won’t have to pay an admission charge to enter… as long as it’s not a holiday weekend and there are no special artists or concerts scheduled (then you will be charged). There is valet and self-parking. Rates vary, so click here for details.