8 Top Hotels for Holidaymakers Heading to Las Vegas
While Las Vegas is best known for its casinos, for most of us it’s not a stone’s throw away and going there often requires a hotel stay. Luckily, Las Vegas is full of top hotels, offering expectational lodging options for all types of travellers.
Unlike some other premium hotel destinations like Venice and Paris, the top hotels in Las Vegas are a bit more tongue-in-cheek. To fully appreciate Las Vegas, you have to have a sense of humour. Grasping the fact that you are looking at the Eiffel Tower or the Cheops Pyramid from your hotel bedroom, or strolling across the Piazza San Marco, adds to this waggish wonderworld effect.
Here’s our list of the top eight hotels in Las Vegas, where you should spend a night or two when visiting Sin City:
1. The Venetian Resort
Venetian is, by all measures, a city within a city. This vast casino resort offers everything that a visitor might need inside its perimeter. There is a massive array of restaurants, the gym provides options like wall climbing, nutritional counselling and gait analyses, while the spa throws in the extras like acupuncture, for a full-on wholistic experience.
Bellagio’s lobby must be one of the most photographed places in the entire Las Vegas. Its enormous installations of Dale Chihuly glass flowers across the ceiling create an illusion of a colourful garden party. All the visitors to the Bellagio experience being in the middle of all the action, with several top restaurants, an art gallery and a conservatory at their disposal.
3. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
The Waldorf Astoria exudes with luxury and privacy. There is no gaming on the premises of this hotel, so everything is blissfully quiet. Upon arriving at the 23rd-floor lobby, you will be greeted by name and not be required to wait in any queues, before being escorted to one of the well-appointed hotel rooms.
4. Four Seasons Las Vegas
Another gaming-free refuge at the remote end of the Strip is the four Seasons Hotel. A valet greets you at the circular driveway before you get assisted to the reception area, where you are assigned an indulgent room located somewhere between the 35th and the 39th floors. There is also a serene pool and a spa, with the entire hotel following an eye-catchy Art Deco theme.
5. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand is the embodiment of Las Vegas, with shows such as the Cirque du Soleil, wild animal displays and excessive bachelors’ parties springing to mind. This hotel has pretty much everything, being the largest US hotel, and the third largest in the world. With its 6,852 rooms, the hotel caters to everyone’s taste and budget, making it an ideal home base for Sin City exploration.
Aria’s sleek architectural design complements its contemporary frills, such as public art displays and water walls. In fact, the entire place looks like a giant glass atrium. There are no crowds or cramp feelings here that are common with other casinos. Aria boasts one of the top spas on the Strip, with Japanese stone heated beds and salt rooms some of the features on offer.
7. Wynn Las Vegas & Encore
Wynn is probably the most renowned high roller magnet in Las Vegas. With its money-is-no-problem approach to services and design, it has become the favourite haunt of big spenders. The hotel hosts 40 designer shops (including two Chanel boutiques), a Cipriani restaurant and a SoulCycle outpost. There’s also a plethora of bars, nightclubs, pool decks and spas, to keep you busy for hours.
8. NoMad Las Vegas
NoMad is a hotel within a hotel, snuggled inside the Park MGM. However, unlike some other hotel-in-hotel duos, there is a fair deal of synchronicity between the two hotels. Nonetheless, while Park MGM is accessible and fun, NoMad represents the more grownup side of the tandem. The feel of the hotel is that of old-world opulence, with romantic dark corners and an exquisite, library-inspired restaurant.
No matter what your personal preferences are, Las Vegas hotels suit everyone’s taste. Pick and choose what vibe you like the most, to best enjoy your next visit to Sin City. Bon Voyage!