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17 best hotels in Las Vegas


With more than 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas is home to many top-notch hotel choices — and some of the most over-the-top hotel suites you can imagine. From its incredible food scene that covers cuisine from every corner of the earth to its thrilling rides and top-notch entertainment, Las Vegas brings in every type of traveler imaginable.

Whether you’re after a central location on the Las Vegas Strip, easy access to some of the best things to do in Vegas, want to spend the day lounging by one of the incredible Las Vegas hotel pools or want the latest and greatest technology in your room, you’ve got great options in Sin City. You might even get a suite with an incredible butler.

From pure luxury to bougie-on-a-budget and even some “hidden” boutique hotels-within-hotels, here is a list of some of the very best hotels in Las Vegas. There are even great family hotels in Las Vegas, too.

How to find the best rates for Las Vegas hotels

Booking a hotel room in Las Vegas can be confusing. You might wonder if it’s best to book directly with the property, how you can avoid fees, when to visit for the cheapest rates, and if it’s possible to book using points.

Typically, it’s best to book Las Vegas hotels direct, especially if you’re booking a property associated with MGM Resorts, Caesars Resorts, or any other gaming-centered loyalty program, as they offer great deals and perks throughout the year for members.

For example, Caesars Rewards offers free and discounted nights across all loyalty levels and waived resort fees for those with Diamond status and higher. MGM Rewards also offers discounted rates for all members and waives the resort fees for Gold Platinum and Noir members. Even if you’re not a member yet, you can typically sign up during the booking process for lower rates.

What’s harder to navigate than Las Vegas hotels’ loyalty program is figuring out the cheapest time to go since rates can fluctuate wildly across the year — and even through a single week. Weekends will typically be more expensive, and holiday weekends can see rates skyrocket. However, the most expensive times are usually centered around events like the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the 2024 Super Bowl, the yearly National Finals Rodeo and other major concerts and sporting events. Most hotels offer booking calendars where you can scan nightly rates across a month to find the lowest, meaning that’s best, if possible, to keep your dates flexible.

If you have points or free nights to burn with some of the major programs, things are a little trickier these days. MGM Resorts has ended its partnership with World of Hyatt and is integrating Marriott Bonvoy instead. There are still plenty of other programs at play and represented on this list, like booking The Venetian through IHG One Rewards or burning and earning Hilton Honors points at Resorts World or the Waldorf Astoria.

Related: What will the Marriott and MGM Resorts partnership look like?

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Resorts World Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Those who want the newest that Las Vegas has to offer.

Why stay here: Have your pick of three new on-site hotels (Conrad, Hilton and Crockfords), more than 40 beverage and dining options, and extensive pool and gaming complexes.

Best way to book: The best way to book the Hilton or Conrad is directly or by using Hilton Honors points or free night certificates if you’re looking to save your cash for the slots and tables. If Crockfords is your lodging choice, book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits. If you have access to bookings through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, you can score extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and space-available upgrades.

Take your pick of 3,500 accommodations spread across three hotels at Resorts World and you can enjoy the latest and greatest Vegas has to offer. All three hotels at Resorts World are excellent, with the level of luxury and pricing climbing upward from Hilton to Conrad to Crockfords.

The Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World has 1,774 rooms starting at 400 square feet. The decor is far above what you’d likely expect from your average Hilton and leans into white linens with blue and gold accents.

The Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World has 1,496 total rooms, making it the biggest Conrad property in the world. Rooms here are sizable, too, at 550 square feet and up, featuring a midcentury modern vibe but with can’t-miss red accents signifying prosperity and good luck.

At the top of the Resorts World pecking order is Crockfords Las Vegas, with just under 300 rooms and a private entrance. You know you’re getting a great view here as the hotel occupies floors 59 through 66. The experience is slightly elevated over the other two, with touches like an in-room De’Longhi espresso machine and dedicated lounge chairs at the Cabana pool.

No matter which of the Resorts World hotels you choose, don’t miss an “egg-cellent” breakfast at Suns Out Buns Out; an evening cocktail at the hidden speak-easy, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den; and authentic Chinese cuisine at Genting Palace.

Rates at the Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World start at $69 or 33,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Rooms at the Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World start at $77 or 38,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Also, at Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts, accommodations start at $259 or 88,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Bellagio Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Those who want classic Las Vegas luxury in a central Strip location.

Why stay here: Location, location … and dancing fountains. The Bellagio isn’t the newest property on the Strip, but it’s hard to beat with its convenient-to-everything location, mesmerizing fountains and high-end gaming, dining and entertainment facilities.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits. If you have access to bookings through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, you can score extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and space-available upgrades.

Bellagio is over-the-top in all the best ways. It is the only hotel in the U.S. with two AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurants on-site (Picasso and Le Cirque). It also has its own art gallery, a 55,000-square-foot spa, a hair salon, high-end shopping, an on-site Cirque du Soleil show and over 1,200 dancing fountains that shoot up to 460 feet in the sky set to music every 15-30 minutes running from the afternoon late into the evening.

When you aren’t in the mood (or expense bracket) for black-tie fine dining, Sadelle’s is a fabulous choice for brunch and the Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant is excellent for a sushi dinner with a fountain view.

Bellagio has just under 4,000 rooms across its two towers, with three-quarters in the main tower and the rest in the spa tower. Many of the Bellagio’s rooms in the main tower were recently renovated and are designated as such in the booking process.

The renovated rooms have embraced a water theme that is repeated with soft, rolling blues throughout, along with other natural hues, such as a light sand color serving as a complement. Snag a fountain-view room if you hope to watch the show from your window while tuning into the accompanying music on the in-room TV.

While staying at Bellagio, don’t miss “O,” a Cirque du Soleil production that continues the resort’s water theme on the stage, which, in this case, is essentially a tank that is 16 feet deep and contains 1.5 million gallons of water so its performers can fly up to 60 feet in the air and then dive safely into the 16-foot pool in order to defy most of the normal rules of physics and human limits.

Rates at the Bellagio start at $169 per night.

Related: These are the best times to visit Las Vegas

Circa Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: A modern twist on a classic Rat Pack-era Vegas getaway.

Why stay here: Circa is in a league of its own with no one under 21 on the premise; a dark, sexy, classic Vegas vibe; and a downtown location. If that’s the type of Vegas you’re after, this is the property for you.

Best way to book: Book directly for the best deals and packages.

Circa bucks the trend of feeling the newest and instead intentionally feels the most authentically classic Vegas while having all the modern-day trappings. It describes itself as the conduit from the Vegas of yesterday to the Vegas of tomorrow.

As you walk in, “Vegas Vickie” (formerly of the Glitter Gulch) will kick up her leg to welcome you and firmly plant you in both the Vegas of today and yesterday. It’s not all nostalgia, though; Circa is also home to a technologically advanced three-story sportsbook and Stadium Swim, a popular six-pool complex with a 40-foot-high screen showing the latest games and more.

When it comes time to sleep, Circa leads you to your room with dark, moody hallways and lets you rest on very comfy beds with Serta Prestige mattresses. Interestingly, one of the common room types at Circa, potentially for those trips with friends, is a room with two king beds.

If you can’t sleep comfortably for some reason, there’s always the throwback 99-cent shrimp cocktails available at Saginaw’s Deli, but only from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Rates at Circa start at $119 per night.

SkyLofts at MGM Grand

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: A high-end getaway on a treat-yourself budget.

Why stay here: Skylofts are an arm’s reach away from all Vegas has to offer, but offer the best indulgences with an assigned butler and total privacy and seclusion from the hustle and bustle.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits. If you have access to bookings through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, you can score extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and space-available upgrades.

The 51 two-story Skylofts are perched atop the behemoth MGM Grand, but they feel a world away. You’re whisked to the top by a private elevator and are then greeted by hosts and butlers who quickly know your name – and your preferences.

All of the hotel’s one-, two- and three-bedroom lofts offer floor-to-ceiling windows and butler services that can help you with anything from unpacking your bag to customizing a bath. They can also secure you a preferred table at restaurants such as Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Tom Collichio’s Craftsteak and Morimoto Las Vegas — or they can arrange those meals for in-room dining.

Speaking of mealtime, the Skylofts are not the only high-end boutique hotel-within-a-hotel at the MGM Grand — there’s also the Mansions. Rumor has it this is where the most important MGM invited guests stay. It’s usually impossible for “normal” folks to access the Mansions. However, those at Skylofts can ask their butlers if there is availability at the Mansions for breakfast — it’ll certainly become one of the most important meals of your day.

Rates for the Skylofts start at $850 per night.

Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Being in the middle of the action.

Why stay here: Aria is one of the newest hotels in the heart of the Strip, and you stay here to be in the middle of the action at a hotel that is nice but not drain-the-retirement-account expensive … unless, of course, you splurge on the Sky Suites (and we don’t blame you).

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits. If you have access to bookings through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, you can score extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and space-available upgrades.

Aria is a big Las Vegas hotel with 4,002 rooms, of which 566 are suites. The hotel was designed with technology in mind, so while more than a decade has passed since it opened its doors, you are still staying at a modern hotel that was built more recently than most on the Strip.

While Aria has everything from a pool day club to over a dozen dining options, it’s also connected to Bellagio, Vdara and Park MGM by a combination of walking and taking the tram. You’re also just a bridge away from the Cosmopolitan, making Aria a top choice for affordable luxury that’s in the heart of it all.

Related: What it’s like staying at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

However, if it fits in your Las Vegas hotel budget, Aria’s 442 Sky Suites are all more than 1,000 square feet and come with prearranged airport transportation, a private entrance, a pool just for Sky guests, lounge access and concierge services. Notably, the Aria Sky Suites were also just recently renovated with a lighter and airy look than their previous iteration.

Rates at Aria start at $139 per night.

NoMad Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Couples looking for a unique and upscale experience at a good price.

Why stay here: NoMad is one of the best values in Las Vegas as a hotel-within-a-hotel at Park MGM with a unique and upscale vibe but rates that are lower than many of the other similar options.

Best way to book: Book through Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection for extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and food and beverage credits.

Likely because it has just 293 rooms that occupy the top floors of Park MGM’s 2,700-room building, NoMad Las Vegas sometimes gets overlooked when it really shouldn’t. NoMad has a New York City-inspired feel with leather headboards, hardwood floors, airy bedding, velvet couches and freestanding pedestal tubs in many room types.

The public areas of NoMad have a dark, layered and almost sultry vibe with the use of velvet curtains and dim lights. If you go, don’t miss NoMad Bar and NoMad Library, which has floor-to-ceiling shelving with over 25,000 books.

Rates at NoMad start at $133 per night.

Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Roman-style, lavish Vegas getaways.

Why stay here: Caesars is known for its Roman theme, Vegas-fabulous excess and over 50,000 square feet of wellness amenities, including Roman baths. If you want to be transported to ancient times on the Strip, go to Caesars.

Best way to book: Book through Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection for extras like complimentary daily breakfast for two and food and beverage credits.

No list of Vegas’ best hotels is complete without a nod to the Roman-themed giant, which dates back to the 1960s, a claim not many modern-day Las Vegas hotels can make. The Caesars Palace of today has over 3,500 rooms, more restaurants and bars than you can count and a Forum shopping center where the ceiling goes through a 24-hour cycle of the outside sky in just an hour.

With 185 table games, over 1,300 slots and the Race & Sportsbook, gambling is also still very much center stage at Caesars, even though the live entertainment booked at the Colosseum is also world-class.

Don’t miss out on the Qua Spa, with three Roman baths and an ice room where it snows.

If you have elite status in the Wyndham Rewards program, you can match that to Caesars Rewards status and save on resort fees and more.

Rates at Caesars Palace start at $76 or 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Travelers who want to be near the Las Vegas Strip action but not in the center of it.

Why stay here: With a beach created from 2,700 tons of real sand, the pool complex at this South Pacific-inspired oasis is arguably one of the best in the city.

Best way to book: Your best bet is booking directly for special packages and to earn rewards in the MGM Rewards loyalty program. MGM Rewards Mastercard cardholders get automatic Pearl status (the basic tier), which gives you free self-parking at MGM Resorts (an $18-per-day savings).

Mandalay Bay‘s eye-catching architecture, towering palms and lush foliage greet guests, providing a soothing tropical South Pacific atmosphere that sets the tone for your entire stay.

The resort’s location at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip is prime for guests who might want a break from the buzzy, nonstop action that comes with accommodations more centrally located on the Strip.

That’s not to say there’s nothing to do here — far from it. The expansive 120-acre property is home to a fantastic 11-acre pool complex that features a lazy river, wave pool and climate-controlled poolside gaming. Guests age 21 and older can also lounge at Mandalay’s Moorea Beach Club, where topless sunbathing is permitted.

Choose from a total of 4,752 rooms — 3,209 rooms within Mandalay Bay’s main building, as well as an additional 424 rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas and 1,117 suites at the Delano Las Vegas, both of which sit on Mandalay Bay’s property.

Room details like floor-to-ceiling windows, plush modern furnishings and contemporary art provide an upscale yet cozy retreat for families, couples or solo travelers.

Don’t miss the chance to see “Michael Jackson One,” a Cirque du Soleil production or visit the on-site Shark Reef Aquarium with 15 species of sharks and a bevy of other marine life.

Rates at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino start at $59 per night.

Related: 18 things to know before staying at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Delano Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Travelers who prefer relative quiet while enjoying convenient access to a bustling casino and all the amenities a Las Vegas megaresort provides.

Why stay here: Smoke-free environs and wellness-focused suites make this a solid choice for health-conscious travelers.

Best way to book: Book directly for special packages and to earn rewards in the MGM Rewards loyalty program. MGM Rewards Mastercard cardholders get automatic Pearl status (the basic tier), which gives you free self-parking at MGM Resorts (an $18-per-day savings).

Situated within the grand 43-story golden tower at Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas is an all-suite, nonsmoking and nongaming property. Although it’s connected to Mandalay Bay, Delano has its own check-in area, an upscale restaurant and pool. It’s ideal for those who seek a casino-free ambiance but don’t want to be too far from the action.

Suites are appointed in a calming color palette of whites and neutrals with touches of gold, and ultraplush beds with tufted headboards and breezy window sheers. Rooms feel enduring and refined. Each includes a separate living space and bedroom, providing ample space and privacy. Sleek bathrooms in black granite feature separate tubs and glass-enclosed showers, backlit mirrors and phenomenal lighting.

A few are designated as Stay Well Premier suites. These suites come equipped with wellness amenities like air purification and a shower infuser that reduces chlorine. They also come with free access to Cleveland Clinic’s online programs for stress, sleep and nutrition.

The Delano Beach Club is the guest-exclusive pool area. Sip signature cocktails in comfy chaise lounges or reserve a cabana or day bed to elevate your pool time. For a change of pace, Delano guests can sample Mandalay Bay’s pool offerings — Mandalay Bay Beach, Daylight Beach Club and Moorea Beach Club.

A meal at Rivea is a must. Helmed by globally renowned chef Alain Ducasse, the airy restaurant atop the Delano serves fresh and simple French- and Italian-inspired dishes with a fabulous view of the Strip.

Find rates at Delano Las Vegas as low as $85 per night.

Related: How to match your World of Hyatt status to MGM Rewards for free perks in Las Vegas

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Hilton Honors members who want to redeem their points for a luxury stay with an iconic brand.

Why stay here: This nongaming, nonsmoking property is a blissfully quiet reprieve from the incessant bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits, or reserve your room via Hilton Honors so you can earn or redeem points for your stay.

Situated within the Aria Campus (formerly CityCenter), the hotel originally opened as the Mandarin Oriental in 2009. Rebranded as a Waldorf Astoria, it was renovated and reopened in 2018.

The buzziness of the Las Vegas Strip dissipates the moment you step into the lobby. No long lines or chaotic check-ins here. You’re greeted by a concierge who directs you to the registration area on the 23rd floor.

Spacious rooms and suites are well appointed, with upscale furnishings in neutral tones, soaking tubs and impressive amenities like eucalyptus bath salts and an electric tea kettle. Natural light floods the space thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

While the selection of on-site dining is a bit smaller than at other Las Vegas properties, Waldorf Astoria’s offerings seem to embody quality over quantity.

On the third floor, Zen Kitchen serves artful American and Asian fare, including vegetarian and vegan options. Start off your meal with the charred octopus, followed by jumbo Georgia bay scallops with fennel soubise. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From 2:30 to 5 p.m., afternoon high tea is served in the Tea Lounge, complete with an extensive tea menu and tiered trays loaded with finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. Don’t miss a chance to sip handcrafted cocktails over small plates while taking in arguably the best views of the Strip at SkyBar, on the 23rd floor.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the 27,000-square-foot, two-level spa. With plunge pools, thermal experiences and a variety of therapies and treatments, it’s an Eden-like haven far removed from the Sin City bustle.

Rates at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas start at around $232 per night or 74,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Luxury seekers who crave an exclusive stay with an iconic brand.

Why stay here: Sequester yourself in high style and nonstop pampering, and do Las Vegas on your terms.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits.

Tucked away on five upper floors (35-39) of Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is an upscale, peaceful enclave. Though the two properties are connected, they are worlds apart.

Four Seasons’ separate ground-floor lobby is serene, void of the revolving crowds coming from or going to bustling casinos and other attractions (this is a nongaming hotel). It’s just a sampling of the bubble of luxury guests will experience.

The air of exclusivity persists when you reach your room, studio or suite (there are 424 rooms in all). Rooms feature art deco-inspired furnishings in rich blues, purples or greens, marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and expansive windows. Creamy beige mod-style walls showcase massive vibrantly hued artwork. Well-positioned mirrors create a sense of spaciousness even in smaller 500-square-foot standard rooms.

While small by Las Vegas standards, the spa offers an extensive selection of treatments, including on-trend therapies like cupping and warm candle massages. That peace and tranquility extend to the exclusive pool experience. Pool guests enjoy complimentary perks like chilled towels, frozen fruit skewers and cool Evian spritzes. Should you require a bit more revelry, Four Seasons guests also have access to the 11-acre Mandalay Bay pools complex, which features a lazy river, a wave pool and a real sand beach.

On-site dining includes Veranda Bar, a relaxed and airy space serving American cuisine with an upscale twist, and Press, the chic indoor-outdoor lounge perfect for a pre-show cocktail or late-night meal. Of course, no upscale stay would be complete without at least one massive room-service breakfast. A towering plate of fluffy pancakes, anyone?

Rates at Four Seasons Las Vegas start at around $275 per night.

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Discerning travelers who want their Instagram feed to exude “influencer.”

Why stay here: If lavish displays of opulence are your cup of Champagne, these twin resorts will deliver.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits.

From the brand that effectively launched modern-era luxury in Vegas, it’s no surprise that sister properties Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are among the swankiest on the Strip.

Walking into the spectacular Wynn lobby is akin to a stroll through the Emerald City. Step along colorful mosaic tiles underneath huge floral bouquets suspended from the ceiling. An animated carousel covered in flowers, lush gardens and twinkling lights adds to the magical ambience.

The lobby also offers an overlook of the 3-acre Lake of Dreams, featuring a 90-foot waterfall. The resort’s nightly light show here is spectacular. Snag a patio table at SW Steakhouse or Lakeside and enjoy the show over pepper-crusted chateaubriand or Maine lobster. (Other upscale culinary options worth the splurge include Sinatra and Wing Lei.)

The 4,750 Wynn and Encore rooms share a similar design aesthetic — creamy beiges and neutral tones with pops of color. Each room is flooded with natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and guests wake up to stunning views of the mountains or valley from the window-facing bed. Open the drapes with the tap of a button on a control panel by the bed. You barely have to lift a finger to enjoy the morning vista.

Designed by Sealy exclusively for the brand, the Wynn Dream Beds are legendary. Coupled with the 507-thread-count sheets, it may be impossible to leave.

Accommodations in Wynn Tower are a bit larger than Encore rooms. It’s also a pricier stay, but it includes daily breakfast for two at Tableau, the property’s posh breakfast and brunch spot. Guests also have access to the Tower Suites’ clandestine pool area.

Speaking of pools, they’re quite the deal here. Three separate pool areas feature Jacuzzis and cabanas and offer a low-key vibe. If a party is what you seek, head to Encore Beach Club. Some of the best DJs in the world show up and keep it lively in and around the pools. Note that Encore guests have access to the Wynn pools but not vice versa.

Rates at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas start at around $275 per night for a resort room.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Social butterflies who want to be in the center of the action.

Why stay here: The dynamic nightlife and unparalleled pool scene are two of many lures here.

Best way to book: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a member of the Marriott family, and members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can accrue or redeem points here.

Composed of two towers, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features residential-style rooms and suites. Many of them boast private terraces and balconies, a rarity on the Strip. Most of the bars, restaurants and retail areas are housed in the livelier Boulevard Tower. The Chelsea Tower offers a more subdued and relaxed atmosphere.

Unlike sprawling resort complexes on the Strip, Cosmo has a smaller 8 1/2-acre footprint. Its 3,000-plus rooms fit into 51 stories, which minimizes the walking time between on-site diversions.

Contemporary rooms are awash in serene shades of blue, gray and bright white with pops of jewel tones throughout. For the serious entertainer, book a room with a full kitchen equipped with a Sub-Zero fridge or wine chiller and separate bedroom and living spaces. Here for the view? Opt for a room that faces the Bellagio fountains and enjoy a private nightly light show.

If an epic pool scene is your priority, the Cosmo will not disappoint. Three distinct venues include the relaxing, low-key Chelsea pool, the multilevel Boulevard pool with fantastic Strip views and the 21-and-over Marquee Dayclub, which lays claim as one of Vegas’ best pool parties.

The bars are positively key at Cosmopolitan, some of Vegas’ best and definitely the most experiential. The aptly named Chandelier bar is draped with 21 miles of 2 million crystal beads that extend three levels — level one is directly underneath the chandelier structure.

Rates at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas start at $176.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Vegas visitors who want to class up their trip with a touch of European style.

Why stay here: Skip Venice, Italy, and head to Las Vegas instead — you can even take gondola rides on this hotel’s Grand Canal.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to earn IHG points while enjoying elitelike benefits and on-property credits, or redeem your points by booking with IHG directly.

At The Venetian, the attention to detail is remarkable. In order to ensure the resort respectfully paid tribute to the romantic Italian city of Venice, artists and architects traveled to the city to study its iconic landmarks, canals and timeless architecture.

Frescoes that grace the resort’s ceilings were hand-painted by Italian artists. In addition, the Grand Colonnade’s floor pattern is a replica of the floor in the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, and stepping into the lobby feels like you’ve wandered into a museum.

Related: What it’s like staying at The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian’s all-suite accommodations are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room (a standard room starts at 650 square feet), and it’s difficult to imagine a better suite experience.

The beds are heavenly — oversized padded headboards and soft, high pillow-top mattresses topped with an oversized duvet and embellished bolster pillows. Step down into a luxurious sunken living room appointed with deep purple velvet sofas, marble- or glass-top tables, and sumptuous gold drapes that frame the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.

The regally large bathrooms include sleek stone finishes and feature a separate soaking tub and shower, double sinks and a separate makeup vanity.

Make sure to carve out some pool time during your stay at The Venetian. The resort recently completed a $50 million, two-year-long renovation of its Tao Beach Dayclub. In addition to the existing restaurant, dayclub and nightclub, the three-story complex now features Tao Beach, a 47,000-square-foot Balinese-inspired wonderland. It’s kitted out with comfy daybeds, 29 cabanas and 13 jungle cabanas that include private plunge pools.

Pamper yourself at the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch spa + fitness, one of the largest day spas in the world. The treatment menu is staggering, with more than 150 services to choose from.

Ply the Grand Canal in an authentic gondola while relaxing to your gondolier’s rhapsodic serenade. There are two ride options — outdoor and indoor through the center of the Grand Canal Shoppes. If you have a specific time in mind, it’s best to buy your ticket ahead of time, especially on busy ride days.

Peruse the more than 160 stores in the Grand Canal Shoppes area, which connects The Venetian to its sister property, The Palazzo (more on it below). You can walk to most places or hop on one of the buses that stop outside.

The Venetian Resort and its environs are a foodie’s paradise, with every imaginable cuisine and celebrity chef-helmed restaurant. Sample the amazing Chinese-inspired menu at Mott 32 (go for the dim sum and smoked black cod). The flavors and atmosphere at Mercato della Pescheria are reminiscent of an Italian coastal seafood market. You can’t go wrong with perfectly cooked steaks and spicy Cajun specialties at Delmonico Steakhouse by Emeril Lagasse.

Rates at The Venetian Resort start at $132 or 24,000 points per night.

The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Best for: Travelers who want a quieter resort experience with access to The Venetian amenities.

Why stay here: If The Venetian is too over-the-top for your tastes, this property’s more restrained approach to luxury might suit you better.

Best way to book: Book directly for exclusive member pricing and to earn points in the IHG One Rewards program.

Opened in 2008, The Palazzo is the sister resort to The Venetian, and they share similarities. Both offer all-suite accommodations. However, Palazzo’s standard suites are bigger, at 700 square feet.

Spacious suites here radiate modern, Italian-style luxury. Think Roman soaking tubs and separate living and bedroom areas with upscale touches like marble foyers. The beds are insanely soft with Egyptian cotton linens and beautifully woven Italian blankets.

Guests of The Palazzo also have access to Canyon Ranch spa + fitness, as well as an on-site fitness center.

While the shopping experience at The Venetian is extensive, The Palazzo has curated more upscale boutique stores, like Coach, Fendi and other well-known designers.

Guests have their choice of seven varied lifeguard-staffed pools within The Palazzo Pool Deck, including a family pool, four hot tubs, a plunge pool for sunbathing, private shower rooms and 39 cabanas.

One of the perks of the two resorts being connected is the array of culinary offerings. In addition to the abovementioned restaurants, don’t miss Cut by Wolfgang Puck, the second location for the master chef and restaurateur. The menu showcases classic steakhouse traditions and elevated coastal cuisine. For fine dining, book a table at Lavo Italian Restaurant, known for its Italian specialties, including its scratch-made pasta and popular weekend brunch.

Rates at The Palazzo start around $149 or 24,000 points per night.


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