Heading to Vegas for an adventurous getaway, but not quite sure where to stay? Our favorite hotels in Vegas are a bunch of eccentric, over-the-top, and fitting choices for the city of uncensored fun. Here you'll find hotels that have a shark-filled pool, the strongest light beam in the world, a legal topless beach, and similar features focused around guilty pleasures.
This gigantic resort covers 215 acres (87 hectares) of land in the northeast part of the Las Vegas Boulevard. Together with the adjacent Encore, the Wynn complex has 4,748 rooms, making it the 7th largest hotel in the world! It's also Forbes Travel Guide's favorite. They gave more Five-Stare awards to Wynn and its sister property, Encore, than any other resort and casino in the world. Pretty cool. There is an on-site 18-hole championship golf course – the only one on the Las Vegas Strip. If you are into spectacular shows, Le Rêve is set in a 1 million gallon water-oriented theater.
This one needs to introduction. Luxor has been a symbol of Las Vegas since its opening in 1993. The emblematic pyramid-shaped tower is named after the city in Egypt, the ancient Thebes, and needless to say, it's playing on the Egyptian theme inside and out. Because of this, the hotel has appeared in numerous films, including the 1996 film Mars Attacks!. Since its opening nearly three decades ago, it has undergone a couple of renovations, and you will likely find an updated room compared to the last time you visited. Another epic detail of the hotel is the Luxor Sky Beam, the strongest beam of light in the world. It shoots up from the top of the tower straight to the sky, making it visible from all of Las Vegas – in case you get lost.
Mandalay Bay is a 43-story luxury resort and casino right on the Strip. Four Seasons Hotel is located within the Mandalay Bay tower, occupying five floors (35–39). The five-star and AAA Five-Diamond ratings are no coincidence. The luxurious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Strip and the mountains and signature marble bathrooms. In addition, you will have access to Mandalay Beach, an 11-acre (4.5 ha) pool area with a giant wave pool using 1.6 million gallons of water. Then there is the European-style pool, called Moorea, where I've heard females are allowed to be topless. In case you were interested.
Inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio, this hotel is famed for its tourist attraction, the Fountains of Bellagio. It's the third-largest in the world, after in recent years The Dubai Fountain and The Fountain at Okada Manila have taken the crown, yet it remains one of the biggest spectacles of Las Vegas. Another exclusive is the Cirque du Soleil show 'O' that's based in the hotel's theatre. Apart from the eye-pleasing neoclassical Roman interiors and luxurious suites overlooking the fountains, this hotel boasts some of the best selection of pools in town.
The world of canals, gondolas, marble and Venetian Gothic architecture is indeed the replica of the world-famous Italian city of bridges. In a young crazy city packed with mega casino resorts, the likes of St Mark's Campanile, Eiffel Tower, the Great Sphinx of Giza, or the Statue of Liberty fit seamlessly well. So what's unique about the Venetian Hotel? As a start, there is the Grand Canal Shoppes, where you can cruise along with luxury shops in a gondola. Then you can find the extraordinary collection of the "Jewel Box", Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, within the resort. And, of course, the super luxurious suites are nearly double in size as the average in Las Vegas.
It was operating under the Hard Rock Hotel brand for two and a half decades before closing for a $200 million price tag renovation and re-opening as Virgin Hotels. Are you into desert oasis themes? Freshly designed and brand new interiors? Then this place is made for you. The hotel opened on the night of March 25, 2021. The 1,504 renovated rooms spread across three buildings: Canyon Tower, Opal Tower, and Ruby Tower. Check out the room design below; we reckon they have the best-looking beds in Vegas!
MGM Grand Las Vegas is the largest single hotel in the USA (and third in the world!) with a staggering 6,852 rooms. But you don't want to stay in just any room, right? The Mansion offers 29 villas reserved for VIPs, celebrities, and casino-invited guests ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 per night. The top two floors of the main building are occupied by the SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand. This is where you'll find all the extraordinary and somewhat crazy suites with a slightly lower price tag than The Mansion at $2,000 to $10,000 per night—planning to host a private party? This is precisely the place you were looking for with infinity tubs, personal butlers, and unparalleled views of the city.
Surrounded by the playful spirit of Vegas in the heart of the Strip, NoMad brings a European level of sophistication and elegance to the game. If you fancy stylish interiors, then your expectation will be met by the suites at this hotel. Mahogany wood, embossed leather, oak hardwood floor, and self-standing baths must be more than familiar to you. Furthermore, a variety of intimate and glamourous dining spaces will be available at your disposal. The pool area is inspired by the Majorelle botanical garden in Marrakech with Moroccan color palettes and traditional furniture.
There is no way around it; this brand brings controversy as well as bling that's ever so fitting with Vegas. The tower's golden facade sparkles during sunsets, and the building sticks out of the Las Vegas skyline as an eccentric non-conformist, and there is a very good reason behind that. It's a non-smoking, non-gaming outsider among the swarm of casino hotels. So if you are looking for a luxurious hotel without the gaming crowd but with a state-of-the-art spa and insanely good views on the Vegas Strip, then this one is the one.
As you might imagine, with a name like Golden Nugget, this place is all about fun vibes and adventures. How about a three-story tank filled with sharks with a waterslide running through it? If that's too extreme, you can just swim in the lagoon-style swimming pool. Or grab food at the Chart House restaurant while looking at the marine life inside the 75,000-gallon tropical fish aquarium? The 2,400 rooms are spread over four towers. The most luxurious one, Spa Suite, is located in the Spa Tower, and it has floor-to-ceiling windows, giant mirrors on the ceiling, and an oversize marble bathroom.
This 47 story luxury hotel is decorated in Oriental style designed by Adam D. Tihany. The most lavish suites have freestanding bathtubs overlooking Las Vegas, but no matter which room or suite you go for, they all have fantastic views. The award-winning spa spans across two floors, and it has 17 treatment rooms and relaxation lounges. On top of it, there is a whole pool deck with sparkling pools, whirlpool baths, and exclusive-use poolside cabanas. Looking for the best spot to get a drink? The 23rd-floor SkyBar is the place to enjoy an unforgettable panorama, especially during sunsets.
This adult-only property is one of the newest additions to Vegas, and it's got an unseen trick up its sleeve. The epic feature of Circa is the colossal Stadium Swim. It has a 143-foot screen and six huge swimming pools that can accommodate up to 4,000 people. It's the perfect place to party or watch sports events. This hotel is also part of the new era of digitalization. A tablet allows you to change the temperature or the lighting in your room. You can even make reservations at the on-site restaurants with it.
The newest resort in Las Vegas has to be packed with the creme-of-the-creme, and luckily they deliver. The hotel's dining options range from authentic street food to Michelin-starred restaurants and upscale lounges. Starlight on 66, for example, is located precisely 66 floors above ground, offering an incredible panorama on Vegas along with an exceptional collection of fine and rare spirits. The icing on the cake at this new resort is the 220,000 sq. ft. pool complex. It's the largest on the Strip, with seven different pool experiences.
Right off to the point, Palms Casino Resort hosts one of the most expensive suites in the world. The Damien-Hirst-designed Empathy Suite costs a whopping $100,000 per night. And there is a two-night minimum stay, so be prepared to splurge a Ferrari's worth amount for a getaway in Vegas. The 9,000-square-foot, two-story sky villa has got an array of unique features. For example, it's decorated by some of the best works of Damien Hirst, like the "Winner/Loser," which has two bull sharks suspended in formaldehyde. There is also a salt relaxation room to overcome the worst of hangover days. And, of course, you get an infinity-style Jacuzzi overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and 24-hour butler service.
Artistic sophistication is what The Cosmopolitan is all about. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, it's one of the few places offering rooms with open-air terraces. Interiors have a clean-edged contemporary design, and there is a large selection of room options to choose from. Good news if you are a foodie, Cosmopolitan has some of the best restaurants in Vegas. In addition, if you like to stare at good-looking people, the hotel's "right kind of wrong" campaign has definitely attracted a gorgeous crowd.