Best Vegas Hotels for Kids – Family Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

Are you thinking of bringing your kids or family to Las Vegas?

Surprisingly, there are many things to do with kids in Vegas, not mention great hotels that even offer kids clubs, wave pools, and many family-friendly amenities as well. 

Check out the best family friendly hotels in Las Vegas when you plan your next family vacation.

Top family friendly hotels in Las Vegas

A view of all there is to do at Mandalay Bay.

A view of all there is to do at Mandalay Bay. Via Instagram @mandalaybay.

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay is an excellent hotel for families on the far South end of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort hotel and casino property are known for its 11 acres of real sand beaches including three large swimming pools and a 1.6 million gallon wave pool.

Mandalay Bay is ideal for families who want a sunny, beach experience on a quieter part of the strip where adults can relax poolside while kids play in the waves.

Some of our favorite family-friendly attractions at Mandalay Bay include:

Shark Reef Aquarium: The aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a complete sensory experience that transports families under the ocean and immerses them in tropical waters as they travel through an ancient temple being slowly consumed by the sea.

The shipwreck exhibit is 1.3 million gallons and allows being surrounded by sharks and other tropical fish in an acrylic tunnel. There is also a Touch Pool with stingrays, sharks, and crabs.

Concerts on The Beach: Families can relax on the beaches and listen to live music from some of the hottest acts in the music industry.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil: Older children and teens will love going to this Cirque show with their parents. The soundtrack is Michael Jackson, but ONE adds acrobatics and visual immersion to create a music production that will have the entire family singing and dancing.

Citizens Kitchen & Bar: Citizens is open 24 hours and serves comfort food and American classics. Everyone in the family can find something they love to eat at Citizens, and the full array of beer is lovely for parents too!

A clown helps a child spin a ball in Vegas Circus Circus

Check out all the kid-friendly fun at Circus Circus.  Via Instagram @circusvegas

Circus Circus

Circus Circus is centrally located on the Las Vegas strip and the only hotel designed with kids and families in mind first. The MGM property is affordable but also provides the excitement and entertainment that circuses are known for in the Adventuredome and with free circus acts for the family.

Not only does Circus Circus have standard rooms and suites with multiple levels, but an RV Park is also on site to accommodate all sorts of travelers.

Some of our favorite family-friendly attractions at Circus Circus include:

The Adventure Dome: The Dome features roller coaster rides, an FX Theater 4D Features, free circus acts, and a classic Midway. There is also a roller-skating rink, arcade, obstacle course challenge, mini golf, and even bowling.

There is brand new neon inspired Midway games, rides, and other attractions that make the Adventure Dome exciting. Guests can also enjoy free circus acts.

Circus Circus has some of the best rides in Las Vegas.  

Splash Zone: This outdoor waterpark at Circus Circus covers more than one acre of the property and features a water playground, a 50 ft water slide, and numerous swimming pools.

Pizzeria: What family and kids don’t love pizza? The Pizzeria serves pizza and calzones but also has several other classic Italian favorites.

MGM Grand Pool and Lazy River

The MGM Grand has a huge water park, complete with a lazy river. Perfect for a kid-friendly outing. Via Instagram @mgmgrand

MGM Grand

MGM Grand is located on the South end of the strip across from New York New York and adjacent to Excalibur which makes the resort hotel an excellent spot for family fun and entertainment.

MGM Grand is an excellent choice for families who want a luxury stay in the middle of all the action. There are also very affordable standard rooms to fit every budget.

Some of our favorite family-friendly attractions at MGM Grand include:

Ka by Cirque du Soleil: KA is a story of twins and their epic journey to discover their destiny. The family-friendly show is exciting and filled with martial arts and acrobatics.

Virtual Reality: This immersive game is the hottest new technology to hit the virtual gaming industry and allows eight people to play together to battle zombies, killer robots, and challenging obstacles. You can fight together or compete against each other in the arena.

David Copperfield: The legendary magician’s show at MGM Grand proves that David Copperfield is the greatest illusionist of our time. His family-friendly show will delight audiences of all ages.

Topgolf: The brand new entertainment venue is an interactive golf experience that uses cutting edge virtual reality technology. The hitting bays are climate controlled, and there are even a concert stage and a pool with cabanas.

Red Rock Lanes, Kid Friendly fun in Vegas

Do your kids like bowling? Take them to Red Rock Lanes and score some dimes! Photo credit: redrocksclv.com

Red Rock

Red Rock Hotel is one of the premier off the strip, luxury resort hotels in Las Vegas.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, located at the entrance of Red Rock Canyon National Recreational Area, which makes it ideal for families who love the outdoors and want to explore the park. The hotel is also just minutes from the strip.

Red Rock Resort is a Kids Quest Resort Partner which makes it the most kid-friendly resort in Las Vegas.

Some of the family-friendly attractions we love at Red Rock include:

Kids Quest: Parents can rest assured knowing their children are in good hands with Kids Quest. This isn’t just a daycare, however; Kids Quest is a vacation spot just for kids with a play center and supervised activities where kids can hang out with other kids and have just as much fun as mom and dad. Childcare pricing is available hourly.

Red Rock Lanes: The bowling alley at Red Rock has 72 lanes and a game room. A lounge is available for parents, and other activities such as shuffleboard, darts, billiards, and a cosmic-themed arcade are also available.

Red Rock Adventures: Red Rock Hotel is one of the only places that families can stay in Vegas and also enjoy the great outdoors. The hotel’s proximity to Red Rock National Park makes it the optimal location for going horseback riding, river rafting, kayaking, and biking among other outdoor activities. Guided hikes and rock climbing are also available.

The King Arthur Show at Excalibur Las Vegas

One of the many King Arthur themed shows at Excalibur in Las Vegas. Via Instagram: @excaliburvegas

Excalibur

Excalibur Hotel and Casino will take you back in time to knights in shining armor and kings and queens trying to conquer the world. The Las Vegas Strip Hotel is an affordable mid-range hotel that focuses on being family friendly with everything you can expect as standard in Las Vegas including the spa, large casino, live entertainment, and plenty of dining options.

Some of the family-friendly attractions we love at Excalibur include:

The Tournament of King’s: This family-friendly show is excellent for all ages and consists of a multi-course dinner and jousting competition. The King Arthur themed dinner and show experience is performed in-the-round in a 900-seat theater. Be prepared to eat the three-course meal sans utensils.

The Fun Dungeon:  One of the most fun places for kids and families on the Strip, the sizeable underground arcade features more than 200 games including carnival midway games, sports, and arcade classics.

The Buffet at Excalibur: The buffet offers a variety of food choices from all over the world and is family friendly for casual dining. Guests can purchase all-day passes so that they can enjoy the buffet for all three meals a day. If you plan to stick close to the hotel during your trip, this is an excellent option for families with picky eaters to have many choices available.

Mirage Casino Kid friendly activities, volcano eruption.

The Mirage Casino holds a nightly eruption of its famous volcano. Get the kids out to see it at least once while you’re in Vegas! Via Instagram: @themiragelv.

Mirage

The Mirage is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip and the original mega-resort. The hotel features the perfect blend of family-friendly, and adults only entertainment.

The mega resort hotel is upscale but laid back and features upgraded rooms in the tower include soaking tubs, and walk-in showers and suites may have whirlpool hot tubs and multiple rooms including the three-bedroom villas with private pools and the newest Apple technology. Private entrances and chef services are also available.

This hotel also has pet-friendly rooms and is ideal for families that like to live in luxury on vacation.

Some of the family-friendly attractions at Mirage we love include:

Volcano Show: The free volcano show happens every night multiple times.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil:  The LOVE Cirque show is performed at The Mirage and has been heralded by many as the best Cirque show currently playing in Las Vegas and is family friendly.

Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat: This exhibit is where you can get up close and personal with dolphins, white tigers, lions, and leopards. There are even opportunities to swim with the dolphins.

Terry Fator: America’s Got Talent Winner has been headlining the Vegas Strip for more than ten years with his family-friendly comedy show that combines impersonations, singing, puppets, and a live band.

Oreleans Casino Fun Tyme

Orleans Casino offers everything a kid would want for a fun time! Photo credit: orleanscasino.com

Orleans

The Orleans is just off the Las Vegas Strip and features 1,886 recently updated and renovated rooms with a New Orleans Mardi Gras theme. Guests can enjoy 24-hour gaming, more than 15 restaurants, and lots of on-site entertainment options.

Some of our favorite things for families at The Orleans include:

Century Orleans 18: This movie theater features luxury recliners in all 18 theaters

The Orleans Bowling Center: The bowling alley includes 52 lanes with spacious seating, a full-service pro shop, a bar and lounge for mom and dad, fast food snack bars, a large video gaming arcade, and meeting rooms to accommodate special events and tournaments.

Kids Tyme: Children age 3-12 can be dropped off at Kids Tyme for supervised play and fun for 1-5 hours at a time. The kid’s care center features a multilevel jungle gym, video gaming, a movie room, play stations, arts and crafts centers, and a snack bar.

Time Out Arcade: Kids of all ages will love the Time Out Arcade which features new and classic video and arcade games.

There is no shortage of hotels in Las Vegas, and new ones seem to be breaking ground every week, but if you are looking for family-friendly Las Vegas hotels, the ones above are the best options available today.

Also check out the best family shows in Las Vegas.


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