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Updated: October 5, 2022
Our Favorite Hotels in Las Vegas
• 5-Star Hotel: Four Seasons
• Honeymoon Hotel: Waldorf Astoria
• New Hotel: Crockfords
• Cheap Hotel: The LINQ
• Family Hotel: Four Seasons
• Hotel Pool: Mandalay Bay
• Best Central Location: Bellagio
Map of Hotels on the Strip
Hotels on Map: Mandalay Bay • Four Seasons • Delano • Luxor • Tropicana • Park MGM • MGM Grand • Waldorf Astoria • Aria • Vdara Hotel & Spa • Cosmopolitan • Planet Hollywood • Bellagio • Paris Hotel & Casino • The Cromwell • Caesars Palace • The LINQ • Mirage • The Venetian • Treasure Island • Palazzo at the Venetian • Wynn Las Vegas • Circus Circus • Artisan • Sahara
The 41 Best Hotels on the Strip
1. Four Seasons – Best South-End Strip Hotel
Quiet and luxurious, the Four Seasons shares a complex with Mandalay Bay (the Four Seasons has the top 4 floors with fantastic views), but has its own identity and sense of seclusion. It’s also the southernmost resort on the Strip. Rooms have a timeless, elegant, upscale quality. Lobby is casino free. Full and easy access to the wave pool, beach, and lazy river down below at the Mandalay Bay.
2. Mandalay Bay – Best Tropical-Themed Resort
A large sprawling mega-resort at the south end of the Strip, Mandalay Bay has a little bit of everything: great restaurants, bars, nightclub, and shopping at Mandalay Place, which connects to the Luxor. The tropical identity is felt in the waterfall entrance, as well as the wave pool, lazy river, and 2,700 tons of sand at Mandalay Bay Beach. Rooms have a colorful, contemporary style.
3. Delano – Best South-End Boutique Hotel
A boutique hotel-within-a-hotel at Mandalay Bay, the Delano tower disregards casino noise and clutter in favor of South Beach-inspired style and comfort. Enjoy whiskey in the Franklin lobby bar or craft cocktails on the 64th floor at Skyfall, where you’ll find incredible views of nearly the entire Strip to the north. Following an all-suites format, the rooms are spacious with separate living rooms and light modern decor.
4. Luxor – Best Themed Hotel
The Luxor makes the most of its Egyptian theme with its iconic dark pyramid exterior, a Sphinx overlooking the Strip, and a powerful beam of light projecting into the sky. Recent renovations make the Luxor a great value, especially when booking in the unassuming but higher-end second tower. The restaurant lineup is a bit tame, but the hotel is a great spot for entertainment with Blue Man Group, Carrot Top, the Fantasy adult revue, and an exceptional Titanic artifact exhibit. Strong location between Mandalay Bay and the Excalibur. (All three resorts share a free monorail.)
5. Excalibur – Best South-Strip Hotel for Kids
While Vegas continues a trend of gravitating towards somewhat sterile modernization, the Excalibur is a throwback to an era in which every hotel had a theme. Taking inspiration from King Arthur’s Court, the hotel is a lot of fun for kids with its medieval castle exterior, an expansive arcade and play area (including a 4D theater), water slide at the pool, and the Tournament of Kings battle spectacle. You won’t find notable restaurants here, but Excalibur is a close walk to great options at the Park MGM and other nearby mid-Strip resorts.
6. New York-New York – Best Roller Coaster
Modeled after the world’s most famous skyline, New York-New York maximizes its Big Apple theme with a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, its own Statue of Liberty, and a Coney Island-style roller coaster that loops above the Strip. A relatively strong value with a location next to the T-Mobile Arena and the Park — an outdoor promenade of bars and restaurants. Nine Fine Irishmen is a fun and lively Irish pub with great, authentic food.
7. Park MGM – Best Mid-Strip Hotel for Dining
Renovated from the old Monte Carlo, the Park MGM is a rare example of a hot new resort that’s also a great value. That’s because the rooms — with colorful quirky decor — are on the smaller side. However, the property is overloaded with features, including awesome restaurants (Bavette’s Steakhouse, Eataly, Roy Choi’s Best Friend), the Park Theater (with residencies by Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, and Cher), and On the Record, a speakeasy, lounge, and nightclub all in one. Great location between the T-Mobile Arena and CityCenter.
8. NoMad Las Vegas – Best Hotel Near T-Mobile Arena
This hotel-within-a-hotel brings a much-needed luxury component to the Park MGM property but disregards a sterile modern image in favor of a timeless New York-inspired look and character. NoMad has its own valet and lobby with NoMad Restaurant (American fine dining surrounded two-levels of bookshelves) and NoMad Bar, which over-delivers on its food menu in addition to craft cocktails. NoMad Pool has a second-floor rooftop location with the best poolside food and craft cocktails on the Strip.
9. Waldorf Astoria – Best Mid-Strip Hotel without a Casino
Formerly a Mandarin Oriental hotel, the Waldorf Astoria is one of the most stylish and luxurious hotels on the Strip. A sleek tower with a lobby, restaurants, and cocktail bar on the 23rd floor, the hotel combines great views with contemporary furnishings with upscale elegance. The lack of casino noise only adds to the comfort level. Right around the corner from the Park MGM and the T-Mobile Arena.
10. Aria – Best Mid-Strip Hotel with a Casino
The centerpiece of the CityCenter complex in the heart of the Strip. The Aria is busy, but ultra-contemporary with eye-catching decor, prominent artwork in the lobby, and high-tech rooms, especially the luxurious Sky Suites, which have their own lobby and valet. The restaurant lineup is strong, including Bardot Brasserie for French, Carbone for Italian, and Jean Georges Steakhouse. Jewel nightclub is known for its themed VIP suites.
11. Vdara – Best Hotel with Kitchens on the Strip
Technically part of CityCenter but on the other side of Harmon Avenue behind the Cosmopolitan, Vdara is quiet and elegant with sharp, bright features. A combination of hotel rooms and condos, each unit has its own living room and kitchen. Furnishings are both current and comfortable. The lobby is quiet without a casino, entertainment offerings, or major restaurants, but a walkway connects directly to the Bellagio. The Aria and Cosmopolitan are just steps away. The fitness center, spa, and rooftop pool are all wonderful.
12. The Cosmopolitan – Best Chic Hotel
The Cosmopolitan caters to a younger, upscale crowd. The property — stacked vertically in a relatively small footprint directly on the Strip — has plenty of contemporary character with chic furnishings and artwork throughout not only public spaces, but the rooms themselves. Two rooftop pools and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub are popular destinations. Other highlights include a strong restaurant lineup, upscale shopping, and large windows that gaze out to the Strip from the casino. Far less sprawl than what you’ll find at other resorts. Pedestrian walkway connects to the ultra-luxurious Shops at Crystals.
13. Jockey Club – Best Hidden Gem
The Jockey Club is a historic condo-stye boutique hotel that quietly sits on the Cosmopolitan’s parcel of land. Most of the rooms are privately owned timeshares (which is why it was never demolished), often making available rooms hard to come by — even when the season is slow. Rooms are comfortable but a bit dated. Those facing north will likely have Bellagio views. Those facing south are just feet away from the Cosmopolitan exterior. (Not good.) A library offers free books and DVDs to bring back to your room. Location is fantastic and convenient. No resort fees and guests can park for free in the Cosmopolitan garage.
14. Bellagio – Best Lakeside Hotel
Although relatively understated with a Tuscan-inspired design, the Bellagio is an iconic Sin City image due to its famous fountain shows on an eight-acre lake between the resort and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in the lobby is another free attraction, but from there, upscale amenities take over — including lavish rooms and the Via Bellagio shopping plaza. Restaurants like Spago, Lago, and Prime have patio seating on the water.
15. Caesars Palace – Best Classic Vegas Hotel
The Roman-inspired resort has been a staple on the Strip for more than 50 years. Between six towers there is a combination of affordable rooms, high-end suites, and luxury villas. The restaurants — including Restaurant Guy Savoy, Nobu, Rao’s, Mr. Chow, and Old Homestead Steakhouse — are the best of any Caesars Entertainment property. The sprawling layout can be overwhelming, but the Garden of the Gods pool is a scenic (albeit crowded) retreat. The high-tech Sports Book, Omnia nightclub, and the Colosseum theater are popular entertainment destinations. Location is in the dead center of the Strip on the corner of Flamingo.
16. Nobu – Most Stylish Hotel-within-a-Hotel
The Nobu hotel-within-a-hotel at Caesars Palace has its own dedicated tower. Rooms are on a luxury level with extended bathrooms and saunas among the optional suite features. The rooftop Nobu Villa is the signature example of opulence. Nobu guests can also exclusively order room service from Nobu restaurant. An elegant retreat in the otherwise noisy and chaotic Caesars Palace property.
17. The Mirage – Best Entertainment Hotel
The hotel that ushered in the wave of mega-resorts on the Strip, the Mirage is heavy on entertainment — including Love (a Cirque du Soleil show based on the Beatles), Terry Fator’s long-running residency, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, and a free volcano show visible from the Strip. Restaurants are solid, but not as strong as those at other MGM Resorts properties. Head across the street for everything the Venetian, Palazzo, and Wynn resorts have to offer. The Forum Shops at Caesars is right next door.
18. Treasure Island – Best Mid-Strip Value
If “Pirates of the Caribbean” was a hotel, it would look a lot like Treasure Island (or “T.I.” as it’s used in some of the marketing). The famous free pirate shows are long gone, but two leftover ships remain out front by the only boardwalk on the Strip. While the interior of the hotel feels a bit dark and dingy, the location is great and Señor Frogs and cowboy bar Gilley’s are both lively party spots. A free tram connects to the Mirage next door.
19. Circus Circus – Best North-Strip Hotel for Kids
One of the oldest hotels on the Strip feels a bit worn out, but kids will be attracted to the arcade, free circus performances, and the Adventuredome amusement park. Adults will love dining at The Steakhouse and the low table minimums at the carnival-themed outdoor Slots a Fun casino. Circus Circus is close to the north end of the Strip, where additional attractions begin to get sparse.
20. Hilton Grand Vacations – Best North-Strip Value
A great example of hiding in plain sight. This hotel is an affordable, quiet retreat near the south end of the Strip. No restaurants, attractions, or casino but the pool is surprisingly nice with water features and lots of comfortable deck room. Tennis and basketball courts are popular when the weather is mild. Rooms are average and there isn't much else in quick walking distance.
21. The Strat – Best Tourist Attractions at a Hotel
Just past the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara, The Strat unofficially marks the north tip of the Strip. Recent renovations — from rooms to restaurants — have been a welcome upgrade, making the hotel formerly known as the Stratosphere one of the best deals on the Strip right now. Famous for its 1,149-foot-tall tower, which comes with thrill rides and an observation deck near the top. Nearby neighborhoods are a bit rough. Avoid wandering around at night.
22. Sahara Las Vegas – Best North-Strip Hotel
Lobby feels brand new. The restaurants are great, especially Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, which is one of the best steakhouses in town. Three swimming pools have their charm, including a rooftop option on the Lux tower. Casino was recently renovated. (Formerly the SLS Hotel.)
23. Royal Resort – Best No-Frills Hotel
Also known as the Royal Vacation Suites, this hotel has a no-frills feel and The Barrymore — a fantastic restaurant with a nice cocktail bar. Rooms and pool are average. Hotel is within walking distance to the Las Vegas Convention Center and small-time attractions like Indoor Skydiving and the Peppermill (a historic restaurant and lounge).
24. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas – Best Nightlife
The newer of the two Wynn hotel towers, Encore is the last true luxury resort before heading toward the north end of the Strip. A hot nightlife destination with XS nightclub and Encore Beach Club on an expansive pool deck. Room are modern and high-tech with great views.
25. Wynn Las Vegas – Most Extravagant Hotel
The namesake hotel of former CEO Steve Wynn may be the best overall hotel on the Strip. It has lavish rooms (including a few jaw-dropping two-level suites), incredible restaurants (including SW Steakhouse and Mizumi, which both serve true, certified Kobe beef), a new casino sports book, and ultra-high-end shopping. Indoor floral displays and the man-made Lake of Dreams with waterside dining only add to the wow-factor. Across the street from the Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall.
26. The Palazzo – Best Hotel for Cocktails
The newer and more contemporary of the two Sands properties in Vegas. The Palazzo is connected to the Venetian and together almost feel like one large property. Restaurants include the party-oriented Lavo and Morels French steakhouse. The nightlife is dominated by cocktail bars Electra and Rosina. Prestige suites have their own check-in lobby and lounge on the 23rd floor. The Palazzo is on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain, making it a convenient base for those looking to explore the nearby dining scene in Chinatown.
27. The Venetian – Best Basic Rooms
Following an Old Word Italian theme, the Venetian is both elegant and over-the-top. It connects to the Palazzo sister resort via the Grand Canal Shoppes, an expansive pool deck, and Canyon Ranch Spa. Both the Venetian and Palazzo follow an all-suites format, where even the least expensive units have sunken living room areas and luxury bathrooms.
28. Best Western Plus Casino Royale – Best Hotel for Saving Money in a Great Location
Known for cheap drinks and slot machines, the property is basically a noisy, underwhelming casino with a hotel that happens to be in the back — virtually out of sight. There’s no real lobby. Just a separate room that serves as a check-in area. Rooms are basic and inexpensive, although the plantation shutters are a nice change of pace. Close to the center of the Strip, this option is good for saving money if you only care about location, enjoy chaos, and want to be around chain restaurants.
29. Harrah’s Las Vegas – Best Unexpected Surprise
The casino and lobby are a bit cluttered, but Harrah’s has quietly undergone some welcome renovations in recent years — most notably to the rooms and pool area. With no real theme, Harrah’s feels generic but remains popular for a handful of shows (including a Righteous Brothers residency and the Heartbreak Hotel tribute to Elvis) and Carnaval Court, an outdoor Mardi Gras-style bar with live music. Centrally located, Harrah’s is virtually a sister property to The LINQ next store — both under the umbrella of Caesars Entertainment.
30. The LINQ – Best Hotel with an Outdoor Promenade
This longtime Strip hotel has gone through a few identity changes over the years (Imperial Palace, The Quad, etc.) but is now named after its neighboring outdoor promenade that includes the High Roller observation wheel and Fly LINQ, the only zip line on the Strip. Rooms have been upgraded in recent years, but are a bit basic and small. The Book is a welcome revamp on the traditional sports book with living room-style luxury VIP seats and automated beer taps. The rooftop pool party has an easy, comfortable clubhouse vibe.
31. Flamingo – Best Classic Vegas Strip Hotel
This historic Vegas resort mixes up-to-date (but simple) rooms with an old school vibe and a lineup of shows that include national headliners as well as local residencies like the X-Burlesque adult revue and Piff the Magic Dragon comedy and magic act. Restaurant options are minimal, but the Flamingo is close to attractions at both Caesars Palace across the street and the Cromwell next door. The clear highlight is the outdoor wildlife habitat, which is free to explore and includes numerous exotic birds.
32. The Cromwell – Best Hotel Rooftop
This boutique hotel has a perfect centralized location on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo. Rooms have an industrial edge that’s both modern and retro. Highlights on property are Giada (the only full-scale restaurant by celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis) and Drai’s rooftop nightclub (which comes with stunning views). Casino is relatively small, but has some of the most player-friendly games and conditions on the Strip.
33. Bally’s Las Vegas – Most Underrated Strip Hotel
Bally’s gets lost in the shuffle a bit, but has surprisingly attractive rooms and a great centralized location in the heart of the Strip. It connects directly to the Paris and both resorts share a parking garage. The sprawling Grand Bazaar Shops out front is a bit overwhelming and repetitive — with most retail spaces the same shape and size — but Wahlburgers and Giordano’s pizza are solid options for quick, casual bites.
34. Paris Las Vegas – Best French-Themed Hotel
French-themed resort is a lot of fun and in a great location. Highlight is the half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower, which has its own restaurant and observation deck. Rooms and suites mix contemporary furnishings and European-inspired decor. Chateau nightclub and Hexx rooftop bar have impressive views of the Bellagio fountains across the street.
35. Planet Hollywood – Best Hotel for Excitement and Action
Original classic Hollywood theme has been modernized in recent years with renovated rooms and the addition of the Zappos Theater, home to residencies by Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Gwen Stefani over the years. Parking garage is free since it’s also used for the adjacent Miracle Mile Shops. Casino feels more comfortable than most with tall ceilings, stylish decor, and go-go dancers.
36. Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations – Best Hotel Near Shopping
A great alternative for those seeking a clean, attractive resort without a casino. Sleek lobby and pool deck are connected to the neighboring Miracle Mile Shops but retain a secluded feel. An easy walk to nearby restaurants and attractions at CityCenter, Planet Hollywood, and other mid-Strip resorts. Elara is also across the street from the Shops at Crystals and the upscale retail offerings at the Cosmopolitan.
37. Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts – Best Reclusive Strip Hotel
Its signature pink glow is easy to spot on the Strip, but the resort itself is out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Lobby is modern but simple with a fitness center and pool area. No casino and no direct entrance to the Strip, which tends to keep things quiet. Rooms are clean but average.
38. Travelodge by Wyndham – Best Motel on the Strip
It’s easy to overlook this one, but it’s an intriguing alternative for those who care more about location than room quality or luxury amenities. The motel is right on the Strip by the Harmon intersection and close to Planet Hollywood. As can be expected, parking is easy, although the entire property could use a renovation and upgrade. Other Travelodge motels can be found next to Circus Circus and a couple blocks east of the Excalibur.
39. MGM Grand – Best Big Hotel
One of the largest casinos in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand has a sprawling casino floor and rooms that range from simple and basic to the opulent multi-level Skylofts. Attractions on property include Hakkasan nightclub, the District for affordable shopping, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and restaurants by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, and the late Joel Robuchon. With its distinctive green exterior, the MGM Grand is the most imposing structure in the southeast corner of the Strip and is close to the Excalibur, New York-New York, and T-Mobile Arena.
40. The Mansion at MGM Grand – Best Exclusive Hotel
Possibly the most exclusive hotel on the Strip. Closed to the general public, the Mansion is hidden inside the MGM Grand, accessible by walking through a high-limit gaming area. The collection of Tuscan-inspired villas have their own check-in lobby and outdoor courtyard. Very luxurious, but there are more current upscale accommodations out there. The Mansion is very secluded and quiet, but just steps away from the restaurants and attractions at the MGM Grand.
41. Tropicana – Best Reimagined Retro Hotel
A holdover from another era, the Tropicana mixes vintage charm with modern-day upgrades. Bars and restaurants are average at best and the theater has trouble keeping long-term productions, but the Trop is right across the street from the MGM Grand and close to other big resorts like the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Parking garage fills up quick, while valet service is convenient and easy. Rooms have an older feel but do the job. Pool has a similar retro appeal with tropical landscaping, waterfalls, and swim-up blackjack.
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