The Best Las Vegas Hotels: Try These Accommodation Ideas For a Better Experience
While you may not want to because you’re having so much fun, Las Vegas has plenty of great options for you to lay your head down.
Called Sin City for a reason, Las Vegas offers raucous fun, exciting nightlife, fun shows and of course, lots of gambling. When you’re ready to call it a night, check into one of Las Vegas’ numerous hotels. Each of Las Vegas’ best hotels offer guests something different, appealing to many different types of travelers.
With a prime mid-Strip location, the Mandarin Oriental lavishes guests with five-star amenities and accommodations. The 392 guest rooms include 57 large suites, ranging from 850 to 3,100 square feet. Each room has a fantastic view of the Strip, downtown Las Vegas, or the mountains. Room amenities include goose down bedding, pillow service, double sinks, and lush bathrobes.
On-site dining options include Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, MOzen Bistro, Mandarin Bar, and the Tea Lounge. You can also grab a cocktail or light meal at the Pool Café. With over 27,000 square feet, the Mandarin Oriental Spa pampers guests with massages, facials, and other body treatments. The spa has private couples massage suites, men’s and women’s lounges, and a beauty salon.
Other amenities include a pool deck with two lap pools, two Jacuzzis, plunge pool, and poolside cabanas. If you want to work off all those amazing Las Vegas restaurant meals, visit the hotel’s fitness center, hire a personal trainer, or take a yoga, Pilates or group exercise class. The Mandarin Oriental also caters to the younger guests too with kid-friendly amenities like kids menus, cribs, strollers, and kids toys.
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Rates start at $199 a night
Neighboring the Venetian Hotel on the Strip, the Palazzo gives you luxurious room choices including double queen and king rooms, as well as studio, one, and two-bedroom suites. Room amenities include sunken living room areas, views of the Strip or Palazzo pool, and Roman tubs in the spacious bathrooms.
With nearly 40 restaurants, including establishments from Emeril and Buddy V, you’re sure to find something for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snacks. Or, eat in with round-the-clock room service. Stroll the Grand Canal Shoppes full of high-end retailers or visit the other resort shops to find the perfect night out outfit or souvenior to take home. For a true Vegas experience, dance the night away at the TAO or LAVO nightclubs or belly up to one of the Palazzo’s bars.
During the day, worship the sun at one of the three pools, including TAO Beach, which claims to throws one of the hottest daytime pool parties in Vegas. And, you can always try your luck at the Palazzo’s casino tables and slot machines. The hotel is also home to entertainment shows like Rock of Ages, Lipshtick, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Human Nature.
3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $139 a night
Overlooking the famous fountains, the Bellagio sits near the center of the strip, giving you a great location, combined with well-appointed accommodations. Room choices include double queen and king rooms with fountain, Strip, and mountain views, as well as one and two bedroom suites. If you really want to live it up, splurge and book one of the Bellagio villas, one with 6,500 square feet and the other with 8,000 square feet.
High-end amenities include a huge, sparkling pool with private cabanas and lounges and a top-of-the-line fitness facility. You’ll also get access to the Shadow Creek golf course, plus several other partner clubs, and one of the best concierge teams on the Strip to help you secure restaurant reservations, show tickets, and other activities.
When it’s time to eat, choose from fine dining options like the AAA Five Diamond Le Cirque or Michael Mina. Or, opt for contemporary choices such as Julian Serrano’s Lago or Todd English’s Olives. If casual is more your vibe, check out Bellagio’s The Buffet, Café Bellagio, or the Pool Café. Several snack bars provide a quick bite all day.
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $159 a night
The Wynn and Encore
On the northern end of the Strip, the Wynn and Encore hotels are owned by famed hotelier Steve Wynn and provide guests with a five-star experience. Both the hotels’ resort rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Strip or the Wynn golf course. Room amenities also include oversized bathrooms with marble bath and separate shower and pillow-top Dream Beds, found only at Wynn properties. The tower suites include complimentary breakfast each morning at Tableau, daily coffee and tea service, access to the private Tower pool, and 24-hour concierge service. All guests also get one ticket to Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers.
No matter your tastes, you’ll find restaurants with a variety of cuisines, ranging from fine dining to snack bars and cafes. Dining options at the Wynn and Encore include Andrea’s, Sinatra, Costa di Mare, Allegro, Red 8, Parasol Up, and SW Steakhouse. See Cirque de Soleil’s Le Reve in the beautiful round theater, enjoy the smooth voice of Michael Monge, or take in the Lake of Dreams music, water and light show after dark.
Other amenities include the Wynn Golf Club and the Wynn and Encore Esplandes for all your shopping needs. Both hotels also have a spa, salon, pool with private cabanas, and fitness centers.
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $219 a night
Delano Las Vegas
Part of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Delano Las Vegas takes luxury to the next level with its private rooms and suites in a separate 43-story tower. When choosing a room, you can opt for a queen or king suite with a strip, pool, or desert view, two-bedroom suite, or the Penthouse Superior suite. The Delano even has a dog-friendly suite for your furry friends. The rooms have tasteful décor, wet bar with stocked mini-bar, large marble bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Dining options include Della’s Kitchen serving classic comfort food and Rivea offering French and Italian cuisine. Get a drink or snack at one of the Delano’s three bars—Franklin, Skyfall Lounge, and 3940 Coffee and Tea. At night, take in the Michael Jackson One Cirque de Soleil show or get your groove on at Light Nightclub.
The Bathhouse Spa and Gym has 12 private rooms for massages, facials, and body treatments and the gym boasts state-of-the-art workout equipment, free weights, and machines. As a Delano guest, you’ll have access to the Delano Beach Club with pool, submerged chess board, chaise lounges, and private bar. You also have access to Mandalay Bay Beach with wave pool and lazy river, the adult-only Moorea Beach Club, and DAYLIGHT Beach Club.
3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Rates start at $119 a night
The M Resort Spa Casino
Located about 10 minutes south of McCarran Airport, the M Resort Spa Casino sits away from the hustle and bustle of the main Strip, but still offers a true Vegas experience. The 390 resort rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the beautiful Vegas desert and free Internet when booked online. Other room amenities include free daily newspaper, airport and Fashion Mall shuttle, marble bathrooms, armoire and closet, and iPod docking station.
Get spoiled with an M Experience room that includes a welcome basket, Earth Aroma diffuser/humidifier, Spa Mio products, Keurig coffee maker, 500-thread count sheets, and nightly turn-down service. Hotel amenities include a pool with the private 21-and-over DayDream Pool Club and a 5,500-square foot fitness center with private lockers, sauna, whirlpool, and steam room. Get pampered at the resort’s spa and salon, Spa Mio, offering a variety of body treatments, massages, facials, and other services.
With eight restaurants and five bars, M Resort assures you won’t go hungry during your stay. The options include Studio B Buffet, Anthony’s for steaks and seafood, Baby Cakes artesian bakery, and 32 Draft Bar with over 90 beers on draft. The casino has over 92,000 square feet and features tables, race and sports book, and slot machines.
12300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Henderson, NV 89044
Rates start at $125 a night
Exuding glamor from top to bottom, ARIA in the Strip’s City Center area offers the glitz Vegas is famous for and guests come to expect. From the Deluxe Rooms to the Executive Hospitality Suite, you’ll be treated to modern décor and high-end finishes. The rooms have Control4 One-Touch systems that allow you to personalize the room to your liking, 300-count sheets on Sealy beds, and bathrooms with dual sinks, water closet, and soaking tub.
Outside your room, you’ll still be treated to modern luxury with the Sky Pool, Therapy Pool, and Liquid Lounge Pool, as well as three hot tubs, private cabanas, and pool bars. The on-site spa and salon provides guests with body, face, hair, and nail treatments. Wander around the massive casino and try your hand at craps, poker, or the slot machines.
When it’s time to eat, check out one of ARIA’s over a dozen restaurants, cafes, and bars. Options include the high-end Buffet, barMASA with sushi and sashimi, Julian Serrano’s Tapas, Jean Georges Steakhouse, and even a Starbucks. When night falls, see Cirque de Soleil’s Zarkana, hit up the Jewel Nightclub, or sip drinks at Alibi Cocktail Lounge or one of ARIA’s other bars.
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Rates start at $109 a night
Four Seasons Las Vegas
Tucked away on the 35th to 39th floors of the Mandalay Bar tower, the Four Seasons Las Vegas hotel brings its world-famous service and accommodations to the Vegas Strip. The room choices include regular queen and king rooms, studios, and multi-room suites. From the art-deco décor to the amazing views of the Strip or Las Vegas desert, the rooms pamper with large televisions, marble bathrooms with in-mirror TVs, and down duvets and pillows.
At the Four Seasons, dine on small plates and tapas at PRESS, Italian dishes at Veranda, and award-winning steak and seafood dishes at Charlie Palmer Steak. Forbes has awarded the Four Seasons Spa five-stars for its pampering treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs, and nail services. After dinner, enjoy Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson One show or join your friends at LIGHT Nightclub.
As a guest, you’ll enjoy a private pool hidden by greenery, as well as access to Mandalay’s pools with wave pool, lazy river, and adult-only Moorea Beach Club. Four Season guests have access to private cabanas at the pool as well. The fitness club has workout machines, equipment, and free weights so you can keep in shape while in Sin City.
3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Rates start at $249 a night
SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand
Providing a boutique feel right on the Strip, the SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand sit nestled in the massive MGM Grand complex, away from the hustle and bustle, but still within walking distance to the action. The SKYLOFTS offer one, two, and three bedroom suites, as well as two-bedroom suites with private balconies and pools. Some of the two and bedroom suites include a billiards or foosball table, and all have a private living area and kitchen with bar. Each room has a universal remote to control the drapes, television, lighting, temperature, and music, so your loft can be personalized exactly to your tastes.
Other amenities include airport transportation in a Rolls-Royce Ghost limousine, a personal 24-hour concierge, personal butlers, and full laundry and dry cleaning services. You also have access to laptops, iPods, phone charges, and CDs and DVDs to use during your stay.
As a SKYLOFTS guest, you get preferential treatment at all of MGM Grand’s restaurants, bars, and lounges. While there, see Cirque de Soleil’s KA, listen to the DJ at Hakkasan Nightclub, or sip on drinks at Centrifuge ultralounge. The Grand Spa and Christophe Salon provide numerous different spa treatments, or you can have the treatments done in the privacy of your SKYLOFTS room.
MGM Grand, 3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $798 a night
One of Las Vegas’ most famous hotels and casinos, Caesar’s Palace enjoys a prime mid-Strip location and easy access to many Vegas attractions. With nearly 4,000 rooms, Caesar’s is also one of Vegas’ largest hotels and casinos. The hotel offers a plethora of room options including king and double queen rooms, multi-bedroom suites, and private villas. Non-smoking and smoking rooms are available as well.
From fine dining to snacks, you’ll find plenty of options for places to eat at Caesar’s Palace. Popular choices include the Bacchanal Buffet, Nobu Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, and Serendipity 3. Nightly shows include the musical stage show Absinthe and music and comedic headliners like Celine Dion, Reba, Brooks and Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Rod Stewart.
During the day, explore the Forum Shops, full of high-end retailers and stores; lounge next to the Garden of the Gods Oasis pool; or get pampered in the Qua Baths and Spa. You can also try your luck in the Caesar’s Palace casino, playing table games, working the slot machines, or making bets at the sports book. The casino has been the scene for famous movies, as well as televised gambling tournaments so you might even spot a celebrity.
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $85 a night
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa
Away from the busyness of the Strip, the JW Marriott Las Vegas provides privacy in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere near Summerlin. The resort sits on 50 acres next to the Tournament Players Club Golf Course. From the double queen and king rooms to the one and two-bedroom suites, the hotel has room accommodations for all types of travelers. Room amenities also include city or mountain views, balconies in some rooms, walk-in closets, and fluffy beds and linens.
The large sparkling pool is nestled among lush greenery and includes waterfalls and whirlpools. Relax at Spa Aquae and treat yourself to a massage, facial, body treatment, manicure, or pedicure. Just because you’re away from the Strip, doesn’t mean you won’t get the full Vegas experience; the JW has the Rampart Casino with table games, slot machines, and a players club.
When it’s time to dine, choose one of the resort’s 10 on-site restaurants and bars that serve Italian cuisines, tapas and small plates, and sushi. Ceres serves American classics and also has an outdoor patio overlooking the pool. Other hotel amenities include a fitness center and over 10,000 square feet of space for special events like weddings, anniversaries, and business conferences.
221 North Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Rates start at $84 a night
Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
Another resort away from the flashing lights of the Strip, the Westin Lake Las Vegas combines the Westin level of service with exciting Las Vegas activities. The resort is spread over 3,600 acres and overlooks beautiful Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. The 493 resort rooms range from traditional king and double rooms to spacious multi-bedroom suites. In-room amenities include Westin’s own Heavenly Bed, work spaces, large bathrooms, flat-screen television, and free daily paper.
Spa Moulay, a Moroccan-inspired spa and salon, spoils guests with body treatments, massages, facials, and nail services. The Reflection Bay Golf Club challenges even the best golfers with a par 71 course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The golf club also houses restaurants, a golf shop, and practice facilities.
The hotel is home to several dining options, including fine-dining choice Marssa Steak and Sushi, the more casual Rick’s Café with outdoor seating, and Taqueria Azul with live entertainment on Saturday nights. The pool area has two levels; the beachside pool on the lower level is perfect for families with kids, while the upper level pool has a quieter atmosphere for ultimate relaxation. In the summer, the pool stays open late for “dive-in” movies, where the Westin shows a family-friendly show and provides popcorn and floating rafts.
101 Montelago Boulevard, Henderson, Nevada, 89011
Rates start at $99 a night
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Posh and polished, the Cosmopolitan is one of Vegas’ newest hotels and provides you with studio, one and two-bedroom suites, and penthouse and bungalow apartments. Some of the rooms offer private balconies, wraparound terraces, and expansive Strip views. Other amenities include kitchenettes, stocked mini bars, and huge marble bathrooms with Japanese soaking tubs. If you really want to splurge, go for a bungalow overlooking the Marquee Dayclub pool with its own private bar and plunge pool.
Cool off, lounge around, or just party the afternoon away at one of the Cosmopolitan’s three pools or try to double your money at the casino. Other hotel amenities include body, face, and nail treatments at Sahra Spa and Hamman and shopping till you drop at nine high-end retailers including AllSaints, Jason of Beverly Hills, and Rent the Runway.
The hotel boasts over a dozen restaurants ranging from fine dining to causal snacks. Restaurants include Estiatoria Milos offering Greek and Mediterranean dishes, STK steakhouse with a cool lounge vibe, and China Poblano serving Chinese and Mexican fusion dishes. Several bars and lounges serve drinks late into the night and you can listen to the DJ spinning tunes at Marquee Nightclub.
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $140 a night
Trump Hotel Las Vegas
Hard to miss in the Las Vegas skyline, the 64-story Trump Hotel is made of golden glass that sparkles in the Nevada sunshine. With 1,232 guest suites and 50 penthouse suites, the Trump Hotel screams opulence and extravagance, earning it five stars with travel sites. The rooms all have full-length windows to optimize the Las Vegas views, full kitchens, and modern décor.
Your furry friends are welcome too; the hotel’s pet-friendly amenities include pet beds, gourmet treats, water bowls, and pet-walking services. If you want to treat yourself, book a day in the Spa at Trump with private treatment rooms, gym and fitness center, daily wellness classes, and hair and nail salon. While Trump Hotel does not have it’s own casino, you’re only minutes from the Strip to try your luck there. The Fashion Mall is also a short walk away if you need souvenirs or forgot something at home.
Make your way up to the seventh floor deck where the heated pool is hidden, providing privacy and relaxation. Rent an air-conditioned cabana with wet bar and television for even more peace and quiet. Along with 24-hour room service and in-suite dining, you have access to DJT, serving American classics, and H2 (EAU), poolside dining for small meals, snacks, cocktails and drinks.
2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $95 a night
If you prefer the historic downtown Las Vegas, try the Golden Nugget. This family-friendly hotel has over 2,400 hotel rooms in four renovated towers. Room choices range from double queens to one-bedroom suites, with numerous options in-between. All rooms are non-smoking and you’ll enjoy pillow-top mattresses, down comforters, large plasma televisions, and views of the Strip, Spring Mountains, or hotel pool.
Nicknamed “The Tank” after its $30 million renovation, the pool now has a shark tank, three-story waterslide, and 15 private cabanas. For the 21-and-over crowd, head up to the third-floor Hideout, a separate pool area with bar, lounge chairs, and cabanas. The hotel also offers tours of the shark tank for a behind-the-scenes look. Other hotel amenities include a casino, shopping, spa and fitness facility, and meeting spaces.
When it’s time to eat, try Vic and Anthony’s for steaks, the Chart House for fresh seafood, or Grotto for classic Italian dishes and antipasti. If you want something more casual, the hotel also houses Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, The Grille serving burgers and sandwiches, and a traditional Las Vegas buffet. If you want a cocktail, beer, or wine, try one of Golden Nugget’s bars and lounges.
129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Rates start at $49 a night
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
Named after the famed red rocks that surround the resort, the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa sits only 10 minutes from the Strip and 20 minutes from McCarran Airport. The AAA four diamond rating hotel provides guests with several room choices including king, double queen, suites, and villas. The rooms are outfitted with Egyptian cotton sheets, large screen televisions, fully-stocked mini bars, and Calcutta marble bathrooms. There’s even a TV in the bathroom!
With the free shuttle service to and from the Strip and airport, you’ll have no trouble getting around. You won’t want for entertainment options at Red Rock either. The Rocks Lounge welcomes musical guests every night of the week and has private VIP tables if you really want to make it a special night. Red Rock also has a Regal Cinemas movie theater, a 72-lane bowling alley with game room and lounge, and the Kids Quest indoor playground.
If you want fine dining, T-Bones serves quality steaks and the Feast Buffet serves prime rib, shrimp, carving meats, and a wide variety of dishes. More casual options exist as well like the Yard House, Mercadito, and Lucille’s. If you just want a quick bite or drink, there is a Auntie Anne’s, Starbucks, and Ben and Jerry’s.
11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Rates start at $80 a night
The sister property to the Palazzo, the Venetian oozes Italian opulence and charm and sits in a prime spot on the Strip. Every room in the Venetian is a suite, with the smallest suites offering 650 square feet, twice the size of other Las Vegas rooms, according to the hotel. Each room has a sunken living room with comfortable furnishings and HD televisions, Roman tubs, and Egyptian cotton linens on the plush beds.
Three separate pools give you plenty of space to enjoy the Vegas weather and depending on your mood, you can party away with celebrities at TAO Beach or take it easy at the Azure Luxury pool. Visit Madame Tussauds wax museum, full of the wax likenesses of celebrities, musicians, and movie stars. Or, take a tour through the Grand Canal Shoppes and Venetian property on an authentic gondola, complete with a driver serenading you in Italian.
The restaurants at the Venetian serve a variety of cuisines including American, Asian, French, Italian, and fusions of other global specialties. Whether you want a gourmet sit-down dinner or just a quick snack, you’ll find plenty of choices at the hotel. RIVA, open only to hotel guests, serves cocktails, as well as breakfast and lunch items, poolside to hungry guests.
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rates start at $199 a night
The all-suite sister property of ARIA, Vdara also enjoys a mid-Strip location in Vegas’ City Center area. Along with studio, one, and two-bedroom suites, the hotel also has one and two-bedroom lofts and penthouses. All of the suites have high-tech amenities, spacious bathrooms, comfy beds, and fully-equipped kitchens.
Other hotel amenities include ESPA at Vdara for pampering and relaxation, the rooftop pool and lounge area, and concierge services to help you make dinner reservations, purchase show tickets, or set up area helicopter or bus tours. Spend your money at The Shops at Crystals retail center or head next door to ARIA to gamble or catch a show.
Vice Versa, housed in the middle of the resort, has an open patio that brings the outside in with water features and greenery. Other dining options include Michael Mina’s BARDOT Brasserie, Five50 pizza bar, and Carbone serving Italian and American dishes.
2600 West Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Rates start at $99 a night
Whether your in Vegas to live it up or find some rest and relaxation, you're sure to find a hotel that fits your needs. Offering a wide variety of room types and amenities, these Las Vegas hotels offer numerous options.
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