8 Las Vegas Hotels You Have to See to Believe
Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the United States, and for good reason. Not only does it house some of the best casinos in the country, but in a Survey 2022, Sin City snagged the top spot for “Happiest Vacation Destinations” in North America, thanks to its wide array of daytime activities and attractions as well as its high safety score. It’s also packed with award-winning restaurants, world-class entertainment, non-stop pool parties and, of course, impressive luxury hotels. And speaking of hotels, Vegas is known for having some particularly extravagant properties.
“Few cities anywhere can match the level of service and famed theme offered in Vegas,” says jim campbellCEO and Founder of HoneymoonGoals.com. “Is there another place on earth where visitors have the choice of staying in ancient Egypt, in Rome or Paris, with a model Eiffel Tower that is more than half the height of the famous original Vegas operates on a whole different level, which is part of its appeal.
From five-star service to lavish decor, some Vegas properties are so over-the-top you really have to see them to believe them.
“Nothing here is too big, too bold or too awkward. It is precisely this spirit that distinguishes the hotels here from anywhere else,” explains travel blogger Rose Campau.
Below, travel experts share some of their favorite accommodations for that VIP treatment and an extra memorable getaway.
The most amazing hotels in Las Vegas
1. The Luxor Resort & Casino
It’s hard to miss this 30-story hotel shaped like a glass pyramid, aptly named after a famous Egyptian city.
A massive casino, the IMAX theater and numerous restaurants occupy the first level, while the sides of the atrium are lined with the hotel’s more than 4,400 rooms. As for navigating between floors, this is done via special elevators that slide sideways at an angle of 39 degrees.
There’s plenty to see and do at Luxor, says Campbell. Pick up some souvenirs at one of the dozens of shops, explore a world-class RMS Titanic exhibit with over 250 artifacts salvaged from the wreck, or even catch a show.
“The Luxor is home to the famous Blue Man Group, a super fun visual extravaganza that’s great for all ages,” adds Campbell.
Jon Callahanfounder and CEO of OwtDorescalls staying at the Luxor an “experience like no other. The room was very spacious, the services were impeccable.”
Whatever you do, remember to take a selfie with the huge sphinx replica in front.
2. The Venetian seaside resort
Itching to fly to Venice, but I can’t afford it dizzying flight the price? With winding canals, high ceilings painted on walls, captivating golden carvings and marble floors, this resort offers the best.
“At a time when overseas travel was limited, The Venetian Resort transported me to Italy,” says travel consultant and blogger Sally Gachunji. “It’s a tribute to Italian opulence and lust for life.”
For Gachunji and many other travelers, the highlight here is the romantic gondola rides, which offer a leisurely ride under bridges and balconies as your opera-singing gondolier guides the way.
The Venetian, which is conveniently located right in the heart of the Vegas Strip, also offers spectacular restaurants with celebrity chefs, an on-sight nightclub, a five-acre pool and garden deck, numerous designer boutiques, a casino of 120,000 square feet and poker room, and one of largest day spas in the whole world.
3. The Cosmopolitan
Expect people watching and unprecedented celebrity treatment at this luxury resort, where you will see and be seen and taste more than 30 renowned restaurants. And the location can’t be beat, right next to the Bellagio fountains and Caesar’s Palace.
“If you want the new Vegas experience personified, stay at the Cosmopolitan – its glitz and glamor are second to none,” says Andre Uyalthe travel blogger behind Flights and steps. “As a bonus, it has the best club and music venue on the Strip.”
Choose from three distinct pool decks depending on the mood you want: lounging in the Nevada sun or partying in the afternoon. Erwan Meveleditor of Getaway to Las Vegasrecommends visiting The Chandelier, a sparkling multi-story lounge bar with a chic environment and unforgettable cocktails.
“Beyond the incredible rooms, the hotel offers a wide range of entertainment options, including a theater and a chic speakeasy tucked away behind the door of a barbershop concierge,” says Jenny Lya professional travel blogger at go for a walk.
Pro tip: If you’re looking to think big on your trip to Vegas, splurge on one of the 2,400-square-foot Chelsea Penthouses with a private terrace and panoramic city views.
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4. Wynn Las Vegas
This iconic high-rise hotel features a lavish casino and luxurious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, whirlpool tubs, granite wet bars, and even massage rooms.
“A beautiful resort for guests of all ages, Wynn Las Vegas offers manicured grounds and exciting entertainment options,” says Matthew Bowley, marketing manager at Solmar Villas.
Bowley says kids will love The Lake of Dreams – a free multimedia show with colorful characters, unique lighting and a curtain that turns into a waterfall – while adults will enjoy the two luxury spas, 18-hole golf course , gourmet restaurants and four trendy nightclubs. When packing, remember that the policy here is to dress to impress: smart business attire is required for all guests, so no shorts or sandals are allowed.
“What makes Wynn unique is also the fact that it houses an extensive art collection on display throughout the resort,” adds Mevel. “The famous tulips and Popeye sculptures by artist Jeff Koons are regularly displayed inside Wynn Plaza, the on-site luxury mall.”
5. Nobu Hotel Las Vegas
If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, this Japanese-inspired boutique hotel, known for its peaceful, Zen vibe and clean, minimalist design, has just 182 rooms.
But make no mistake: even though it’s slightly smaller than some of the other mammoth resorts on the Strip, you’ll still have plenty of awesome amenities at your fingertips since it’s located in the middle of Caesar’s Palace. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds – you can dodge the rowdy bachelorette parties whenever you want, but still have access to shopping, dining, nightlife and casinos.
“The Zen garden alone is worth the trip to this hotel,” says Bijoy Shaha luxury travel consultant concierge.
When you’re feeling peckish, head to the world’s largest Nobu restaurant or order sushi delivered straight to your room.
6. The Cromwell
Experts call this hotel and casino a little slice of Las Vegas paradise, thanks to the massive rooftop nightclub with a palm-lined pool complex, a casino with private VIP slots and nightly entertainment, state-of-the-art game day centers, and stylish rooms with retro finishes. The location is also privileged: it is located just opposite Caesar’s Palace and a stone’s throw from the Bellagio fountains.
As a bonus, the Cromwell has a stylish on-site Italian restaurant created by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis.
“The vibrant style and Parisian touches make this property endlessly Instagrammable,” says Shah. “It offers the right amount of class without some of the grossness of dated properties.”
7. The Waldorf Astoria
Want to escape the chaos of the casino? The Waldorf Astoria promises a gentler vibe: it’s game-free, smoke-free, and packed with incredible wellness-focused amenities for the ultimate self-care getaway.
“With its reputation as one of the best luxury hotels in town, this property offers guests peaceful accommodations and a variety of ways to unwind,” says Bowley. “Indulge in a full body massage at the 27,000 square foot spa, then work out in the high-tech gym or peaceful yoga room.”
The eighth level of the resort features three outdoor pools, two hot tubs, and cabanas where guests can relax with a refreshing cocktail. Stop by the Tea Room in the late afternoon for a herbal boost before pampering yourself at the on-site lounge and grabbing a gourmet French feast at Twist by Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire.
8. The Bellagio
A list of breathtaking Vegas properties wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Bellagio, and not just because it’s home to the iconic fountain. This Tuscan-themed resort has continued to maintain its high-class atmosphere over the years, and it’s also conveniently located right in the middle of all the action.
“Amidst all the glitz and glamour, the Bellagio stands out in my opinion as a true gem,” says Nicolai Lonnefounder of DIP. “The fountains are a beautiful spectacle of moving water, set to music, and the choreography is truly breathtaking.”
Upon arrival, it’s impossible not to notice Dale Chihuly’s massive blown glass flower ceiling installation, as well as the breathtaking Conservatory and Botanical Garden with seasonally changing displays of flowers and kinetic sculptures. The sprawling spa features 56 treatment rooms and a menu of services inspired by Egypt, Thailand, India, and Bali. Meanwhile, the 6,000-square-foot fitness center, which overlooks the gardens and pristine pool, offers tons of state-of-the-art equipment and invigorating daily fitness classes.
Foodies and art lovers will love dining at Picasso, an elegant French restaurant that displays original paintings by Picasso or, if you’re looking for a ultra-romantic date nightenjoy Italian tapas with a view of the Lago fountain.