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Updated: January 31, 2023
By Santorini Dave
Las Vegas Hotels for Families – Tips & Advice
- Best Las Vegas Luxury Hotel for Families: The Four Seasons
- Best Las Vegas Affordable Hotel for Families: The Golden Nugget
- Best Apartment Suites in Las Vegas for Families: Desert Paradise Resort – one-bedroom suites sleep family of 4. Two-bedroom suites sleep family of 5 or 6. All suites have kitchen and washer/dryer.
- The best time to visit Las Vegas for families is between February and May, and from September to November when the weather is great but crowds and prices are reduced.
- The best area to stay in Las Vegas for families is the Strip. Yes, it’s busy and can get a little crazy but that’s where you’ll find the many kid-friendly things to do in Las Vegas, the best family resorts, and a huge range of kid-friendly places to eat.
The 7 Best Hotels for Families in Las Vegas
1. Four Seasons Hotel (luxury) – South Strip
A casino-free/non-smoking hotel at the top of Mandalay Bay Resort puts families first as evidenced by pint-sized robes, goodies, and concierge service with kid adventure in mind. Choose between the Four Season’s private pool on the roof or access the wave pool, lazy river, and swimming pools at the Mandalay Bay (pictured below). This is where we stayed on our most-recent visit to Las Vegas.
2. Mandalay Bay Resort (luxury) – South Strip
The expansive aquarium in the lobby is reason enough to bring the kids to the Mandalay Bay but there is also the amazing pool complex that is in a class of its own. It boasts a wave pool, lazy river, and three full-size pools with an actual sandy beach. Spacious rooms that you don’t have to cross a casino to reach make it a comfortable stay.
3. New York – New York Hotel (luxury) – South Strip
The New York skyline wrapped by an impressive roller coaster will tempt thrill-seeking kids and adults (as long as kids are 54″ tall). A Coney Island-themed midway arcade provides games and shopping. The pool is small by Vegas standards but boasts a lot of shade to protect young skin.
4. Courtyard Hotel (midrange) – South Las Vegas
Large, clean rooms and a friendly staff make this a great choice. The pool is small but also has a large hot tub. An on-site market allows you to pick up a snack or create a mini-meal. There’s a complimentary shuttle to the strip or airport. King rooms with a sofa bed and king sleep family of 4.
5. The Golden Nugget (midrange) – Fremont Street
An awesome pool, waterslide, and shark aquarium are the highlights here. Great location for families who’d rather stay downtown than on the strip.
6. Excalibur Resort (midrange) – South Strip
A good budget option for staying on the Strip. The sword and sorcery theme is still evident but fading fast as it tries to get rid of the kitsch that made it famous. The medieval show will entertain with jousting knights, dancing maidens, and eating with your fingers. The pool area was just doubled in size and has an all-ages pool with waterslide. The “Widescreen” rooms have recently been redone and are much better than the “Standard” rooms. Midway games and video arcade on-site.
7. Circus Circus Hotel (cheap) – North Strip
The quintessential “kids hotel” in Vegas. There are two good size pools with jacuzzis and a third at the KOA RV Park next door. The midway features carnival games, a large arcade, and amazing circus acts that go from noon to midnight. If thrills are what you want, visit Adventuredome to scream your way through one of 25 rides and attractions. Rooms are modest in size but are recently remodeled. Children stay free.
Family Apartments in Las Vegas
Apartment rentals for families in Las Vegas. All units have kitchens, washer/dryer, free parking (except for the Jockey Club Suites), and free-wifi.
- Desert Paradise Resort
1-bedroom suites sleep family of 4, 2-bedrooms sleep family of 5 or 6.
- Extended Stay America
Inexpensive one-bedroom suites sleep family of 4.
- Hilton Vacation Club Cancun Resort
1-bedroom villas sleep family of 4, 2-bedroom villas sleep 6.
- Tahiti All-Suite Resort
1-bedroom suites sleep family of 4, 2-bedroom suites sleep family of 6.
- Jockey Club Suites
One-bedroom king suites sleep family of 4.
What Las Vegas kid-friendly hotel has a lazy river?
The Mandalay Bay has a great lazy river. (The Four Seasons also has access to it.)
Mandalay Bay Hotel does NOT permit children to stay free, no matter the age. On-line they charge and when you call they charge. The charge is $40 PER child…. regardless of age. Melissa Campbell
Thanks for the feedback Melissa. I’ve updated the review. Cheers.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to the a hotel on the strip for a family of 5? Will Las Vegas taxis take 5 people? And is taxi the best way to get to our hotel from the airport (vs airport shuttle)? Thanks.
Taxis will cost between $15 and $20 from the airport to the strip. Most taxis take 5 passengers. Uber will be cheaper and are authorized to pickup from the airport – though if you’re not already a user probably not worth signing up for just one ride. Shuttles are OK for one person but since you pay per person would end up more than a taxi for family of 5 – and they’re slower.