VEGAS MYTHS BUSTED: You Can Rent the Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace

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“Featured in blockbuster films, the Caesars Palace Hangover Suite is a two-bedroom suite which provides for the ultimate celebrity trip,” announces sincityvip.com, quoting an average price of $1,760 per night.

Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, a baby, and a chicken wake up in a Caesars Palace suite that never existed. (Image: Warner Bros.)

It’s no wonder hundreds of people a year still call Caesars Palace directly, hoping to rent this pop-cultural Valhalla without paying some third-party website’s commission.

Those people end up saving themselves from a scam. And that’s because the Hangover Suite never existed.

A third-party booking website advertises this Caesars Palace room as “The Hangover Suite,” when it is actually the suite in which scenes from Rain Man were shot. (Image: sinccityvip.com)

The wolfpack’s luxurious accommodations were really a Warner Bros.’ Burbank soundstage. Some sources claim the soundstage was modeled after two of the resort’s Forum Tower suites, one of which served as a location for the 1988 movie Rain Man. However, interior photos of the Rain Man Suite aren’t even a remotely close match for the digs shown in The Hangover. 

Speaking of Rain Man, The Hangover’s homage to Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s escalator ride down to the casino floor was not filmed at Caesars Palace, either. Nor were its gambling scenes. All were filmed at the Riviera, which was demolished in 2016.

So why didn’t The Hangover shoot in a real Caesars Palace suite, like Rain Man did?

“Because no hotel wants their property destroyed by live animals,” Danette Tull, production and communications manager for the Nevada Film Office, told Casino.org.

Were we really dumb enough to need that explained to us? Well yes, but you wondered it, too!

Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha engage in what fans have dubbed the “wolfpack walk.” (Image: Buzzfeed)

What Was Shot at Caesars

All of The Hangover’s scenes at the valet and registration desk were shot on location.

So were the scenes featuring the hallway and elevator lobby near the fictitious suite, site of the so-called “wolfpack walk.” These were shot on the 24th floor of the Augustus Tower.

Another famous Hangover scene filmed at Caesars Palace was the rooftop Jägermeister/Rohypnol toast that kicks off the gang’s mind-boggling night. It was shot atop the Forum Tower.

Just say no to roofying your friends on the Caesars Palace roof. (Image: Warner Bros.)

However, this scene is not advisable to try to recreate, since the roof is off-limits to guests, and security is extremely wise to Hangover fans ignoring the posted signs.

Sneaking onto the roof could end up getting you a lifetime ban from all Caesars properties, as well as a tour of Las Vegas’ actual jail — not the L.A. police headquarters that stood in for it in The Hangover.

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