The hotel offers 2,677 rooms with an attached casino providing 87,000 square feet (8,051 m²) of space. The hotel consists of several towers, the tallest of which has 35 stories. The court yard entry houses a Ghirardelli Chocolate Company store.
In 1997, Harrah's renovated the property, removing the old theme and replacing it with a carnival party theme. They extended the 35 story tower by adding 986 rooms. Included in the renovations were six giant 22,000 pound 23-karat gold-leaf jesters. Built from steel and glass reinforced polyester resin, the jesters stand 32 feet high and wear size 43 shoes.
At the grand re-opening Harry Connick, Jr. entertained at the Carnaval Court. Tino Wallenda, son of legendary tight-rope walker Karl Wallenda, walked 139 feet across a 1-inch steel cable, 99 feet above the ground. Celebrities also appeared included Sidney Poitier, Sandra Bullock, Minnie Driver, Stephen Baldwin, Lea Thompson, Mike Bergin, Dick Butkus and Steve Wynn and his wife, Elaine.