When it comes to Sin City, hotels are far beyond just a place to sleep every night (or morning).
From casinos and nightclubs to fine-dining restaurants and theme parks, Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s most breath-taking, craziest and flat-out bizarre hotels. But the question is, which one is best for you?
The MGM Grand is perfectly located on the strip, capturing the truly crazy and glamorous elements of Las Vegas. Formerly classed as the world’s largest hotel, its futuristic design and bright lights make it easy to locate after a long evening of gambling and drinking.
Boasting five outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, private cabanas and the pool club, Wet Republic, you’ll have plenty of places to catch a few rays and cause a splash during your stay.
The MGM Grand even has multiple bars and the renowned nightclub, Hakkasan, so you can finish your day off in celebratory style.
Perfect for: couples who love the Hollywood glitz and glam, plenty of options onsite and want to be amongst the hustle and bustle of the main strip.
Similar to the MGM Grand, the Palazzo is a safe bet for couples visiting Las Vegas. However, its northern location, novelty gondolas and canals, Italian décor and high-end shops make it more of lavish choice for those who like the finer things.
The onsite nightclub Lavo attracts people of all ages, while the marble baths and slightly more chilled atmosphere make it a slightly more relaxed option.
Perfect for: more mature couples or those who want to escape the 24/7 party atmosphere occasionally.
Although this is one of the most expensive hotels in Las Vegas, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas allows you and the family to escape the madness of the strip.
There isn’t the same noisy and full-on feel some of the other hotels have with casinos everywhere and mass crowds invading your personal space. Instead, you can retreat to a contemporary and quiet room with just enough glamour infused to remind you that you’re in Vegas.
Perfect for: families with a bigger budget who value a good night’s sleep and want the option to engage with the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas when they choose.
While hotels like the MGM Grand and Excalibur might look more visually exciting to a little one, the Mirage is jam-packed with entertainment options for the whole family.
It’s not only home to some great shows like Cirque du Soleil and nice casinos, it has a man-made volcano, lions, dolphins, kid-friendly restaurants and resident performances by puppeteer Terry Fator.
It’s a little bit further north on the strip, so you won’t feel like you’re trying to work your way through big groups of people all the time. And for further chaotic family fun, the Circus Circus Hotel is nearby, which has an awesome theme park and frequent acrobatic shows taking place throughout the day.
Perfect for: families who want plenty of options onsite and the opportunity to get a nice sleep in as well.
Follow in the Wolfpack’s footsteps and book yourself into the Caesars Palace. Centrally located and containing thousands of rooms to suit all preferences, Caesars Palace is ideal for group holidays and stag or hen dos.
The suave décor, novelty factor and Colosseum concert hall, combined with numerous onsite casinos to gamble are right on the money.
Don’t forget to take a dip in the Garden of the Gods pool complex or check out the artificial snow showers at the Qua Baths.
Perfect for: groups looking to explore the strip and get a real authentic ‘Hangover’ style Las Vegas experience.
Formerly known as the Sahara Casino hotel, the SLS is a cheaper and extremely cheerful option for big parties. On the weekend, citizens of Los Angeles take over and in the week you’ll be among tourists from around the world.
It hosts a top pool party and has hilarious Monkey mascots and giant duck sculptures to bring a smile to your face during your stay.
The rooms are a combination of Hollywood glamour and contemporary French design.
Perfect for: big groups looking for a fun experience and a top place to set up a base before the evening’s antics commence.
Daryl Charman is a Las Vegas expert, bringing his Sin City knowledge to our loyal readers. Whether you need to know if your Vegas wedding is legally bound, which country has banned gambling or how to cheat the casino industry, Daryl has a wealth of knowledge in the gaming industry.
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