Las Vegas is perhaps the only city in the world where the hotels are attractions in themselves. They tower over you and are just calling out to be explored.
It’s home to 15 of the world’s 25 largest hotels and roughly 150,000 hotel rooms. Last year, it welcomed over 42million visitors and 6.5million of which were just there for conventions and conferences.
Here are some of our top picks for your stay in Las Vegas…
The MGM Grand
A hotel where every whim and budget is catered for, the MGM Grand is like no other. It’s the largest hotel on the Strip with over 5,500 rooms. Walking through the hotel, you feel like you’re walking through a shopping centre rather than a hotel.
The MGM Grand is home to one the best nightclubs in the USA, Hakkasakan. It’s also home to Joël Robuchon’s 3 Michelin Star French restaurant.
If you’re into wellness, MGM Grand has the perfect hotel room for you: Stay Well. These rooms are specifically designed to renew, recharge and refresh. They feature:
- Essential oils aromatherapy
- Vitamin C infused shower
- Energising lighting in the bathroom
- Sunrise simulated lighting to gently wake you up
- Non-toxic cleaning products
- Air purification
The Cosmopolitan Hotel is stylish, vibrant and filled with surprises. It’s a hotel that prides itself on breaking the norm.
Its city rooms are spacious and comfortable with a funky yet simple design, but the terrace suites are WOW. One of the few hotels with balconies along the Strip, the terrace views of the Bellagio and its iconic fountains bring a little magic to your stay.
Its breakfast buffet in the Wicked Spoon is infamous for being the best breakfast buffet in Las Vegas (we’ve tried and tested it!). Its restaurants are neatly located on one floor so you aren’t walking from one side of the hotel to the other. It has speakeasy bars hidden at the back of the Barbershop and serves cocktails inside a Swarovski chandelier. It’s a hotel that really shows there’s more to Las Vegas’ hotels than casinos.
The Venetian & Palazzo
The Venetian is an iconic hotel along Vegas’ Strip. From St Mark’s Campanile to its gondoliers navigating the canals and Piazza San Marco, you feel like you’re stepping into the quaint Italian city of Venice.
Between the Palazzo and the Venetian towers, there are over 7,000 rooms. Their most basic room is a stunning suite room and all rooms have been newly renovated. Think classic Italian opulence and an unparalleled level of comfort.
The Venetian boasts the most restaurants under one roof with a whopping 40 restaurants to choose from. You can try everything from classic Italian food to the best steakhouses or trying the latest offering from celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck, David Chang and Buddy Valastro. If tasting all the delectable cuisines The Venetian has to offer isn’t for you, you can indulge in some retail therapy with over 160 shops to explore.
The Golden Nugget
The Golden Nugget is located downtown on Freemont Street and introduces you to old Las Vegas. Walking through the hotel, you feel like you’re stepping back in time.
The Golden Nugget has two towers to choose from for your accommodation, the Carson Tower and the Rush Tower. If you want a bit more modernity during your stay, choose a room in the Rush Tower as it’s the newest tower.
The hotel is owned by the same company that owns Bubba Gump and the Rainforest Cafe so the standard of food in its 9 restaurants is very high. Its Grotto Italian Ristorante is Michelin recommend and has a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
I would recommend staying here for at least one night to experience everything downtown Las Vegas has to offer from people watching on Freemont Street to exploring the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum.
So, where would you stay in Las Vegas?