Las Vegas, an adults playground, not for everybody, but certainly a place to experience at least once in your life. If you’ve never been there then hopefully this list will give you an idea of where you could stay if (and when) you do visit.
This is not a list of quality one to five, but rather an idea of where to stay for different types of visit. The quality of the hotels mentioned here varies dramatically from clearly “five star luxury” to “not for everybody”.
Best of Las Vegas
Many of you will already have your favourites maybe based on value for money, casino style or restaurants so feel free to comment below. At the bottom of the page you will also find small infographic for use as a quick reference guide.
The first hotel I ever stayed at in Las Vegas, it’s dated, it attracts the less affluent visitors to the strip and it’s a long way from the other casino’s. Then why is it on this list I hear you cry. Well firstly it’s great for the frugal minded among you. A quick search on their website found a room can be had for less than $24 per night (resort fee excluded). In Vegas terms that is a steal. I’m sure at various times throughout the year you can get it even cheaper. It’s also great if you have kids because it has a 5 acre indoor theme park, an all day pass for kids under 48 inches is less than $20.
Reason to stay: Low budget/Kids
One of the newest hotels in Las Vegas, built on the former site of the Sahara casino. Due to it’s location at the far end of the strip it has struggled for casino trade although this is somewhat balanced by its on site monorail station. This hotel feels very separate from the madness of the strip, it offers design by Philippe Starck at a fraction of the cost of the big mid strip hotels. The selection of on site restaurants is excellent and they offer free transport to the airport. This is a great place to stay to relax away from the lunacy whilst still being within easy reach if needed. I stayed here last year and am staying again next April, so you can take that as a personal recommendation.
Reason to stay: High quality design/Away from the madness
MGM Signature Suites:
An all suite hotel with no on site casino. It is connected to the MGM itself via moving walkways making it within easy reach of the MGM Garden arena. A stay here gives access to a swimming pool for each tower (there are 3) as well as the MGM pool complex. There are good catering facilities in each suite as well as large bathrooms. A big plus for some of the rooms is the balcony which is a pleasant surprise for Las Vegas.
Reason to stay: Cooking facilities/Balconies
A reasonably new hotel slightly set back from the strip without an onsite casino.It does however offer easy access to both the Aria and Bellagio casino’s. It has one of my favourite bars near reception called Vice Versa serving up excellent cocktails. For me the rooms are high quality especially the Two bedroom hospitality suite, which is still the best hotel room I have ever stayed in.
Reason to stay: Great rooms/No Casino
One of the most famous hotel and casino complexes in the whole world and boy do you pay for the privilege of staying here. If you want frugal this is not the place to stay. Staying here gives you the kudos of saying to friends and family “yeah I stayed at Caesars”.
It has a great on site nightclub called Omnia showcasing some of the world’s best DJ’s. The onsite buffet is one of the best in Vegas. I’ve stayed once and for me once is enough. You get a better experience for you dollar in many of the other casino’s
Reason to stay: The kudos/partying in Omnia
Is there any other hotels you would recommend? Have you had a bad experience in any of these? let me know in the comments below.
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