Had one night comped at Caesars (Forum tower) - it's been years since I stayed here (I don't play much anymore). Arrived midday Monday (Memorial Day). Was able to check in a few hours early for $10. Room was refreshed, but still dark/dreary (no external facing window - only a small window facing the interior lobby / check-in area).
Dropped off belongings and headed to beach. Warm day - had lunch and drinks at the Bally's Beach Bar. Lots of fun / loud music - if you're looking for peaceful drinks then avoid, but I had fun. Lots of tables with umbrellas, and additionally the bar seating provided shade. Food was inexpensive; the slushy alcoholic beverages were a mixed bag - stick to beers or regular cocktails.
Stayed nearby at the beach by Ballys. They had umbrella + chair package rentals for $35+tax (includes 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs). In the future I would consider renting only the umbrella for ~$15, and then lying on the sand on my beach towel. Water was cool but several people were bathing (I only wet my feet).
Later on - trip to the outlets for some purchases. For dinner we went to Dock's Oyster House. First time there and we showed up with no reservations - fortunately a couple next to us was canceling their reservation, so we happily took theirs. Food / service / ambiance were all 10 out of 10. Excellent place. Loved their clam chowder and also the Oyster appetizer. Crab meat was delicious too. Definitely worth a visit (call ahead for reservations).
Played some light slots in the evening and hit a small $300 jackpot. That was enough for us - couple of drinks and off to bed. Drove home Tues morning with minimal traffic.
Hope to get another comped room in the future, but hopefully it's at the Trop. Caesars was old / musty / smelly in certain areas. HVAC on casino floor was not working well. Lots of areas closed for maintenance. Really a shell of its former self - it resembles a run-down casino in the middle of nowhere. Can't believe they let their name brand deteriorate so much.