If you’re going to Las Vegas, there’s a good chance you’re already fully aware of what to expect- designer shopping, world-class gambling, a constant feed of entertainment and beguiling hotels. Speaking of which…. regardless of whether you’d rather stay in a huge resort dripping with glitz and glamor or a small, cozy boutique, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for on our round-up of the top 20 best hotels in all of Las Vegas.
20. Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
With first-rate restaurants, a fine line up of gaming options, a full schedule of entertainment, and some supremely comfortable rooms, the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa makes a fine choice. If further evidence was needed, the rave reviews on Trip Advisor should do the trick. ‘The resort is beautiful and clean and peaceful. The rooms and beds are comfortable with both a shower and large tub,” says one, while another gives the praise “The green Valley Resort and Spa is a Holiday we will never forget. Great memories were made to last a lifetime! We highly recommend it! Not only the Casino but the Entertainment, the Restaurants. Food in every restaurant is every Chef's Dream come true! The Seafood is as if you were at the Beach and everything was Fresh! Treat yourself and make this Holiday happen...You will not regret it!”
19. The Signature at MGM Grand
Excellent amenities? Check. Enough restaurants to suit every taste? Check. Welcoming staff? Check. Superb rooms with every luxury imaginable? Check, check, check. For those looking to enjoy the full Las Vegas experience, The Signature at MGM Grand is a solid choice. Whether you want to enjoy the relaxing delights of the spa or the thrills and spills of the casino, there’s enough on offer for everyone.
18. M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas
The M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas is a reasonably priced hotel offering the kind of amenities and features suiting of a far more exclusive resort. A chic, modern interior competes for attention with a full offering of entertainment that showcases the best talents in music, comedy, and showbiz. Several pools, a fitness center, multiple restaurants, and of course, a first-rate casino, complete the line up of attractions.
17. Vdara Hotel & Spa at Aria Las Vegas
With luxurious suites, entertainment galore, a relaxing spa, and the kind of amenities that will guarantee your stay lives on in memory for years to come, the Vdara Hotel & Spa at Aria Las Vegas is a great example of a hotel for everyone. Regardless of whether you want a relaxing break to rewind and restore or a fun-packed vacation filled with nonstop entertainment, you’ll find it here.
16. Delano Las Vegas
A personalized service, world-class amenities, and little flourishes of luxury await you at the excellent Delano Las Vegas. The hotel comes with every convenience and comfort imaginable, with spacious suites offering spa-style baths, separate living rooms and every form of modern enchantment and technological nicety needed to make your stay a great one. Entertainment is abundant, while the restaurants are a gourmet’s delight.
15. Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace
Nestled deep within Caesars Palace is the first-rate (and world’s first) Nobu Hotel. Infused with luxury from top to toe, the Nobu’s attention to detail is flawless. Granted, it’s a little more expensive than Caesars Palace itself, but if you’re willing to blow the budget on a rare treat, this is the place to do it.
14. Red Rock Casino, Resort $ Spa
The Red Rock Casino may not be the best place if you want understated elegance, but for in-your-face opulence, it’s hard to beat. A full range of first-class resort amenities is on offer (including more than 25000 feet of tranquil spa space with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service salon, and a full range of holistic treatments), while the range of dining opportunities stretches from a chophouse to a bakery. The gaming is superb, the rooms are excellent, and the rates are reasonable – all in all, a very solid all-rounder.
13. Caesars Palace
What rundown of Las Vegas’ hotels would be complete without a mention of that most famous of Vegas’ venues, Caesars Palace? Known throughout the world for the opulence of its interior and quality of its dining, gambling, shopping, service, entertainment, and nightlife, it’s as much Las Vegas as Las Vegas is Caesars Place. The rooms are stellar, the service is exemplary, but the true star is the casino, which is about as vibrant, fun, and downright entertaining as they come.
12. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
If you want a room with a view, head to the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where you’ll find some of the best panoramas of the cityscape you’ll find anywhere in Vegas. With its promise to exceed expectations, Trump International is the kind of hotel you go when you quite literally don’t want to lift a single finger for the duration of your stay. Providing it falls within the realms of reason and law, the hotel’s attentive team of staff will ensure your every whim is catered to. Along with the personalized service, you can expect a choice of excellently appointed rooms, a glorious 7th floor deck with a 110 foot heated pool (not to mention private air-conditioned cabanas with wet bars and plasma TVs), a full-service spa and gym, numerous world class dining opportunities, and last (but for parents, certainly not least) the benefit of an all-inclusive kids program.
11. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Located right at the heart of the Las Vegas strip is Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Despite the constant buzz of the area, the Waldorf is a peaceful, Zen like oasis, offering guests the change to fully relax and unwind at the end of the day. The list of amenities is too extensive to list in full, but you can expect a full-service health spa; a first class gym equipped with Technogym cardio machines with news programming and a team of onsite personal instructors to put you through your paces; a poolside cabana complete with sunscreen, reading material, a complimentary minibar plus a flat-panel television, salon hair, makeup, and nail services, and the kind of luxurious suites that will make you never want to leave.
10. The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort
The Palazzo Las Vegas goes by the motto “Luxury beyond measure” … and it’s not exaggerating. Elegant, refined, and with just the right amount of opulence to let you know you’re in Las Vegas, The Palazzo offers the kind of once in a lifetime experience few will regret blowing the budget on. Whether you want a taste of world class cuisine, down cocktails poolside, kick up your heels at a chic nightclub, or luxuriate in the deepest bath tub you can imagine, the hotel doesn’t disappoint.
9. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Few hotels in Las Vegas are able to rival the prime location of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, nor its abundance of excellent facilities. Situated in the very heart of the Las Vegas strip, the hotel offers all the best attractions of the city on its very doorstep – although, given the luxurious opulence of the hotel itself, you may be tempted to spend your entire vacation within its four walls. Its four excellent restaurants are guaranteed to please even the most discerning gourmet, while the abundance of entertainment on offer may leave even the most committed thrill seeker begging for mercy. Luxurious rooms and great service complete the roundup of attractions on offer.
8. Aria Resort & Casino
As you’d expect of an AAA Five Diamond–awarded hotel, Aria Resort & Casino is one of the most exceptional hotels in Vegas. Whether you want poolside cocktails, world class cuisine, a buzzing nightlife, technology enabled guestrooms, a constant flow of entertainment, a sumptuous spa, or fabulous retail opportunities, Aria Resort & Casino has them in abundance.
7. Skylofts at MGM Grand
For a truly decadent experience, you can’t beat Skylofts at MGM Grand. Video game system consoles, welcome beverage, packing/unpacking assistance, ihome, and iPod docking stations, complimentary electronics, dream/spa butlers, game rooms, pressing services, shoeshine services, ticket pickup, personal escort in elevators… basically, if there’s an amenity, a service, or a technology that will elevate your stay from “good’ to “amazing”, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be on offer. Throw in stunning views, beautiful décor, and a prime location, and you can understand what makes this hotel one of Las Vegas’s premium destinations.
6. Wynn Las Vegas
If you want entertainment on tap (as an example of what’s on offer, upcoming events include performances from Le Reve, John Cleese, Drake, Chris Tucker, and Lionel Richie), an amazing range of restaurants, an abundance of boutiques and shopping sites, the Wynn at Las Vegas offers a superlative experience. The guestrooms are, as you’d expect, stylish, luxurious, and full of every convenience and comfort you could want.
5. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
With a solid range of accommodation, two cozy bars, five signature restaurants, and a couple of extremely sophisticated nightclubs, the Encore at Wynne has all the glitz and the glamor of a large resort, but on a boutique scale. The sophisticated décor and attention to detail in all aspects of the hotel’s design is complemented by a full suite of amenities, including VIP room facilities, a flat-screen TV, and first-class service. With a young, modern feel, it’s a solid addition to the Las Vegas hotel scene, and a perfect complement to its larger sister hotel, the Wynn.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Offering breathtaking views over the lights of the city and the Mojave Desert beyond, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is as about as classic, refined and elegant as Las Vegas gets. The interiors are a sophisticated treat for the eye, while the discreet but attentive service will leave your every need catered to. Although there’s no gaming on-site, it’s close enough to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to keep 24/7 thrill seekers happy.
3. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Located in a prime position on the Las Vegas strip, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is geared up to ensure a first-class experience to its many guests, which it does and then some. All 3209 guestrooms boast complimentary WIFI access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, deep soaking tubs, minibars, sitting areas, and access to 24/7 room service. For guests with an appetite, there’s a choice of 20 restaurants and 4 coffee shops, while those looking to indulge themselves will find all the R&R they need in the full-service spa and sauna.
2. ARIA Sky Suites
The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star award-winning ARIA Sky Suites is a true indulgence. Conveniently situated next to some of Las Vega’s prime attractions, it offers stunning panoramas of the cityscape, exemplary amenities, an onsite nightclub for those nights when leaving the hotel seems too much of an effort, a first-class fitness center, a pool, several delectable restaurants all offering a different type of cuisine and ambiance, complimentary internet throughout the hotel and the kind of service that will leave you feeling pampered beyond your wildest imagination. The guestrooms are, as expected, superbly luxurious.
1. Bellagio Resort & Casino
From the moment you walk into the impressive glass lobby until the moment you leave, the Bellagio Resort & Casino can’t help but impress. For gourmets, there are 15 world-class dining options to choose from. For those in serious need of some R&R, there’s a sumptuous spa and luxury shopping center. Nature lovers, meanwhile, have an exquisite conservatory & botanical gardens to keep them amused, but few could help but be impressed by the stunning guestrooms which feature every modern convenience and home comfort you could wish for, including iPod docking stations and minibars, a pillowtop bed, complimentary wired and wireless Internet and some truly deluxe complimentary toiletries. It may be one of the more expensive options on our list, but few would quibble over price when it buys an experience this good.
Written by Garrett Parker
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