Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most dynamic cities on earth and is welcoming to vacationers and travels on any budget. People come to Vegas for many reasons from a love of Casinos, to wanting to eat their way across world renowned chef restaurants, or catch a Vegas show.
There are also many natural wonders to see like the Grand Canyon and Death Valley all within driving distance. Even art and history buffs will enjoy the city that is home to several museums and galleries. Many people come to Vegas to lounge by opulent pools during the day and dance the night away at the hotel clubs. No matter what you’re looking to get out of your stay in Vegas, there’s a hotel that is perfect for you!
For Romance: The Venetian
Couples love the Venetian because the old-world charm of Italy envelopes everyone in romance and extravagance. Take a romantic cruise on the Grand Canal with a singing gondolier to serenade you and your love, enjoy opulent rooms with raised canopy beds and marble bathrooms that will make you feel like part of a royal court.
The Venetian can even project a “Will You Marry Me?” banner onto the sky ceiling for couples wanting a extra memorable proposal.
There are also chocolates, champagne or wine, flowers and other goodies that can be prearranged for the rooms or booked with certain packages for couples on honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary. The Venetian also features one of the largest spas in the world and can accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings.
For Luxury: Delano
The Delano Las Vegas was just opened in 2014 and is a non-smoking, all suites facility located off strip near Mandalay Bay. The hotel design is based off the Delano South Beach Hotel with boutique style intimacy.
The hotel encapsulates sophistication and is the best choice for visitors looking for the best accommodations and top-notch services. The Delano features a resort layout with spas, shopping, fine dining restaurants, lounges, bars, and entertainment venues within its 43 stories offering a modern, cosmopolitan feel with floor to ceiling windows and luxury room amenities.
Nobu at Caesar’s Palace is also a high-end choice for luxury accommodations. This hotel is a celebrity-driven endeavor that features Japanese inspired décor and style and bath amenities supplied by Natura Bisse.
For Playing Poker: The Bellagio
The Bellagio is known for having the most famous poker room in Vegas with many of the pros playing here often. Poker players can play limit games that start at $4/8 or take a risk on no limit tables where stakes get very high.
There’s also a high limit lounge, Club Prive that serves rare Macallan Scotch from 1666. If you have the money to spend and the skills to put to the test against some of the world’s best poker players, this is the hotel for you. The Bellagio also offers extravagant villas with private butler service and restaurants owned by the best chefs in the world.
For A Modern Rocker Chic Feel: Hard Rock Hotel
The Hard Rock Hotel is a rock’n’roll casino that offers a chic alternative to the on-strip opulence and old-fashioned sophistication.
Located a little more than a mile east of the strip, the Hard Rock Hotel is a party hot spot for the cool kids with live music venues poolside, minibars in every room, and Bose CD Stereos equipped in all accommodations, including the famous themed rooms.
Visitors to Hard Rock don’t even have to leave the pool to test their luck on the tables. There are swim up blackjack and craps tables.
You are also surrounded by rock memorabilia including a new memorial to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and rock music is played continuously throughout the hotel.
For the Very Best Amenities: Aria
Staying in luxurious accommodations is not enough for travelers that plan on spending a lot of time in their rooms. Business and convention travelers that may not want to gamble or be traveling for pleasure can still enjoy a stay that treats them like Vegas Royalty at Aria hotel.
The centerpiece of the CityCenter, Aria has over 4,000 rooms with a modern, glass aesthetic that showcases golds, browns and blues. An air of elegance is exuded from Aria that crosses over into the rooms as well.
Aria offers concierge arranged transportation for guests, features a top of the line salon and spa, and rooms that are outfitted with the latest technologies including touchscreens to control the lights, curtains, and order room service and custom mattresses with 7 layers of foam. There is also a game rooms with video gaming consoles for family face-offs and a state of the art fitness center.
For Budget Saving: Luxor
Luxor is one of the most reasonably priced on strip hotels that offers the expected amenities for a hotel and comfortable rooms, with some having been recently renovated in the last few years. LAX nightclub is also located at Luxor, an Egyptian themed hotel that features the largest atrium in the world and a 125,000-square foot pool deck. There are many dining and nightlife options nearby and is conveniently located next to iconic hotels like MGM Grand, New York New York and Mandalay Bay.
For Traveling with Children: The Mirage
You don’t have to stay at one of the themed hotels like Excalibur, Circus Circus, or Luxor to entertain children in Las Vegas. The Mirage is the best Vegas hotels for families offering the nightly volcano eruptions which are guaranteed to delight children and family friendly attractions like Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat which brings patrons within inches of the beloved ocean mammals and just steps away from some of the most famous tigers in the world.
Terry Fator also performs his puppet show at Mirage and there are many options for kid-friendly food and dining. Even Cirque du Soliel’s Beatles inspired show “Love” is appropriate for the entire family.
Keep in mind that children cannot be off path in the casino floors, but there are many non-gambling related activities to enjoy in Vegas
For Casino Free Resort Experiences: JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort & Spa
JW Marriot is located just west of Las Vegas and provides a casino free resort experience that is great for travelers that want an all-inclusive, luxury feel to their vacation but don’t gamble or want to feel like they are staying on the strip. Angel Park Golf Course is located across the street and for people in your party that do want to gamble, there are other hotels with casinos within short walking distance.
This part of Las Vegas also offers better dining and lounging experiences for a fraction of the on-strip cost. JW Marriot is less crowded than traditional Vegas hotels with less than 550 guest rooms, acres of tranquil gardens, a lavish spa, and whirlpool suites. There are also 10 onsite dining options, waterfalls showcased in the pool, and 75,000 square feet of event space. There is also complimentary onsite parking.
For Business Traveling: Hilton Grand Vacations
Las Vegas Hilton Grand Vacations Is one of the closest mega-resorts to the Las Vegas Convention Center and includes a monorail stop even though not located on strip making traveling for your business meeting and enjoying the nightlife of the Strip easy, cheap, and convenient.
Hilton is also a mid-price range hotel that offers comfortable rooms and a full-service business center and meeting rooms.
There are also a variety of fine and casual dining restaurants, a fitness center, and full-service spa in the hotel. There is no casino inside the Hilton so the younger party crowd tends to stay elsewhere making the wi-fi enabled hotel the perfect place to focus on work, relax, and take advantage of luxurious amenities in a classy hotel.
For Enjoying Shows: Caesar’s Palace
Many people travel to the Vegas strip to see some of the best live performances in the world and Caesar’s Palace is the prime location for seeing some magnificent live entertainment.
Caesar’s features Absinthe a variety show for audiences 18 and over that features comedy and wild acts performed live on stage.
Celine Dion is also the headlining artist at Caesar’s Palace with other headliners such as Elton John and Reba with Brooks and Dunn coming on board soon and comedic performances by Steve Martin scheduled and a Holiday performance series with Mariah Carey happening in 2017. Caesar’s Palace is also next door to Bellagio home of the Cirque du Soleil Show “O” and “Human Nature Jukebox” at the Venetian.
For Lounging in the Pool All day: Mandalay Bay
You’ll never guess you’re in the middle of the desert while staying at Mandalay Bay. The hotel motto is that they will “bring the beach to you” and they sure do deliver on this promise.
There are 3 opulent pools with 11 acres of white sand beaches, a lazy river and a pool club where tops are optional. If you want to get a little adventurous, check out the Wave pool with 1.6 million gallons of water where live performances happen during the summer. You can also get food and drink poolside service, get a pool side massage, or rent one of 40 cabanas for the day.
For Nightlife: Encore
Encore Hotel, along with Wynn right next door, offer some of the most celebrated and talked about nightlife in Sin City. XS, Surrender, and Encore Beach Club are some of the hottest spots for celebrities with a player’s lounge that combines gambling with a club vibe.
Intrigue is the newest club to open at Wynn and features 14,000 square feet of mysteriously captivating space bathed in high energy excitement and a patio with waterfalls and pyrotechnics.
Surrender features the hottest DJs and performances from resident artists like Diplo and DJ Snake and showcases a 90 foot snake winding through the backbar and a poolside patio for more nighttime entertainment right outside. XS was named the best night club in the United States and has been in the top 100 for several years. Visitors to this club can watch the legendary Skrillex perform and watch performances from David Guetta and The Chainsmokers who frequently perform here.
Party lovers should also consider visiting Hyde Bellagio, Hakkasan Nightclub, Tao Nightclub at the Venetian, VooDoo Rooftop Nighclub and Lounge at Rio, and Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay—a Cirque du Soleil themed club that features resident hip hop artists such as Tyga, T-Pain and Ludacris.
For a Trendy/Young Vibe: Cosmopolitan
The Cosmopolitan is an uber chic and modern hotel with many options for nightlife and rotating attractions making each experience new and different.
This hotel is popular amongst the younger crowd due to its modern amenities and décor. There are hotel rooms with balconies, which is unusual in hotel rooms, that overlook the Bellagio fountains or panoramic views of the strip from the Wraparound Terrace Suites.
The Chandelier Bar is a popular place for young adults with a bar dripping in crystals from floor to ceiling, three levels of bars and dance floors and a casino on the first level. There is often live band performances and DJs to get the party started and a posh lounge that offers the best mixologists in the city.
Marque Nightclub, Clique, Queue Bar and Vesper Bar are also found in the Cosmopolitan and are popular and there’s even an ice skating rink seasonally at Boulevard Pool.
Some great reviews on the Cosmopolitan Rooms in Vegas:
- Review: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Terrace One Bedroom
- Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Wrap Around Terrace Suites Review