From sleek designer resorts to cheery budget-friendly boltholes, find the Sin City vacation you’re looking for with our guide to the best places to stay in Las Vegas.  

In a city whose reputation revolves around getting what you want, finding the best place to stay in Las Vegas involves a plethora of options.

Some Vegas stays are about locking yourself in a resort. Lazing around inviting oasis-style pools flanked by comfy cabanas while ordering cocktails from a smartly dressed waiter.

Others are about being in the centre of the action. Absorbing the beating pulse of Las Vegas in high-rolling casinos, adrenaline-charged performances or late-night cocktails.

Whatever you’re looking for, Las Vegas has an extensive range of hotels and resorts spanning a wide range of facilities and budgets.

Our guide to the best places to stay in Las Vegas includes a breakdown of each of the main areas, what they offer, plus some suggested hotels in each cost bracket.

For more tips on Sin City, read our guide to the best things to do in Las Vegas.

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IN THIS GUIDE

WHERE TO STAY IN LAS VEGAS


CENTRAL STRIP

SOUTHERN STRIP

NORTHERN STRIP

FREMONT

OFF THE STRIP

HOW TO DECIDE WHERE TO STAY IN LAS VEGAS

Although The Strip is only 4.2 miles long, it’s important to think about where you want to base yourself in Las Vegas and what type of stay you are looking for. There are three main considerations:

1 | Hotel Facilities – The first consideration is the type of hotel you’re looking for. Do you want something packed with facilities including pools, restaurants, and a casino? Or will you be spending most of your time exploring outside your hotel.

2 | Location – Different parts of Las Vegas have a different feel. The Central Strip is the most visually stunning with grand hotels and the main tourist attractions. But other areas have their own drawcards including activities for kids or great local nightlife.

2 | Budget – Big resort-style hotels come with a hefty price tag, but there are still some bargains to be had. However, reducing the budget generally means moving further away from the central strip or selecting a hotel with fewer amenities.

We’ve split this guide into 5 different areas to help you decide where to stay. Each includes top-end, mid-range, and budget hotel recommendations.

TIPS FOR BOOKING YOUR LAS VEGAS VACATION

Before deciding where to stay in Las Vegas it’s worth bearing a few things in mind.

  • Las Vegas Resort Fees – All Las Vegas hotels charge a resort fee which must be paid directly to the hotel on checkout. Both hotels.com and booking.com include the resort fee in the advertised price, however, it’s excluded from the initial payment you make online. Resort fees are charged per room, per night and exclude taxes.
  • Be flexible on dates – It’s generally cheaper to stay in Las Vegas outside weekends and public holidays.
  • Check performance dates – If there is a show you really want to see, make sure performances are taking place during your visit.
  • Book early – Popular sporting events, shows and restaurants (particularly ones run by celebrities) can book out well in advance.
  • Check the weather – Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, so if you plan on doing outdoor activities (except lazing by the pool) it’s a good idea to know what sort of temperatures to expect for the time of year you plant visit.
  • Know what’s going on – Las Vegas is the home of big conferences which often push up the prices of hotels. Try to avoid any big conferences if you can.  
  • Age limits – Hotels will only allow guests under 21 to stay with a parent or guardian and gambling and drinking is only permitted for those aged 21 and above.

MAP | BEST LOCATIONS TO STAY IN LAS VEGAS

The map below shows the hotels across the 5 different Las Vegas areas. Each area can be explored individually on foot, but getting between them involves a taxi, bus, or monorail trip. Most of the time this is not a problem, but on weekend evenings, taxi and bus rides can be slow.

How to use this map / Click on the top left of the map to display the list of locations, then click on the locations to display further information. Click on the top right corner of the map to open a larger version in a new tab or the star to save to your Google Maps.  


THE CENTRAL LAS VEGAS STRIP

The central Las Vegas Strip is the heart of the city. This is where the grandest and most imposing hotels are located and many of the best things to do in Las Vegas are nearby.

The central Strip broadly runs between the intersection of East Desert Inn Road and East Flamingo Road, covering the Wynn Hotel down to Planet Hollywood. It includes the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the fountains at Bellagio, the shops in Caesar’s Palace, and the canals of the Venetian.

This is where to stay in Las Vegas if you want the best of the action on your doorstep.

Benefits // Being in the heart of the city means you can walk straight out of your room and explore central Vegas – an area that’s always buzzing with energy. For the most popular shopping, restaurants, nightlife and hotels, the central strip is where it’s at.

Disadvantages // Being in the most popular section of the strip means it’s often busy and crowded. The hotel costs are generally higher, however, there are a couple of older hotels that are often well-priced.

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TOP-END CENTRAL STRIP HOTELS

Wynn Las Vegas

More elegant than over-the-top, Wynn Las Vegas is a luxurious resort packed with amenities including an 18-hole golf course, designer boutique shops and an oasis swimming pool. The guest rooms are a masterclass in style and comfort, powered by the latest tech.

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The Venetian

The grand lobby of the Venetian is the start of great things to come with a huge array of designer shops, several top-end restaurants and a 5-acre pool and garden. Each room is a suite making The Venetian one of the most romantic stays in Las Vegas.

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Bellagio

The richly decorated star of the Oceans 11 movie has well-equipped spacious rooms with sumptuous decor that will make you feel like a movie star. With an art gallery, 5 pools and a host of elegant restaurants, you’re in for a memorable stay in Las Vegas.

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MID-RANGE CENTRAL STRIP HOTELS

Paris

As one of the most-famous themed hotels on the Strip, Paris delivers an immersive experience complete with cobblestone arcades, a world-renowned spa, and recently updated rooms in regal aesthetics. Off-season, Paris can be exceptional value.

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Caesar’s Palace

Although one of the grandest hotels on the Las Vegas strip, Caesars can deliver a reasonably priced stay starting with a small bolthole through to their lavish suites. With enough retail opportunities to satisfy the shopaholics and international acts in the Colosseum, Caesars is a memorable stay in Las Vegas.

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BUDGET CENTRAL STRIP HOTELS

Flamingo 

It’s all fabulous at Flamingos with a massive casino floor, a 15-acre pool, and a hotel bursting with character. The Wildlife Habitat has exotic birds and fish, and their Go or Fab rooms can be excellent value. One of the older hotels in the area means you get a central location without an eye-watering price.

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Treasure Island

With a whimsical deserted island feel, Treasure Island has family-friendly restaurants, an Avengers immersive experience and Fashion Show Mall – a whopping shopping mall – is just a 5-minute walk away. Large well-equipped rooms are often well-priced.

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Planet Hollywood

Edging towards the hip side of Vegas hotels, Planet Hollywood has contemporary features and a party atmosphere. With celebrity restaurants, plenty of shopping and outdoor hot tubs that overlook the Strip, Planet Hollywood is a movie-star stay in Las Vegas.

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The LINQ

The LINQ is the perfect place to stay in Las Vegas for great value accommodation in the heart of the action. The good-sized rooms have all the amenities you need, and the resort boasts multiple bars, celebrity restaurants, upscale shopping, and The High Roller – a 550-foot Ferris wheel.

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THE SOUTHERN LAS VEGAS STRIP

The southern Las Vegas Strip includes the area from Planet Hollywood down to Mandalay Bay. Although not as intoxicating as the Central Strip, it still packs a punch with several high-end hotels geared towards adults near the border of the Central and Southern sections, making it easy to move between both.

It also has plenty of family-friendly action. New York New York has a roller coaster, Excalibur relives a King Arthur theme and Mandalay Bay has a huge pool complex, a shark reef, and regular sporting events.

The Pinball Museum is a great alternative to the regular Las Vegas attractions.

Advantages // There are plenty of themed hotels in the southern part of the Strip with activities to keep the kids entertained. Many of the casinos have cheaper games than you’ll find on the central strip.

Disadvantages // It’s around a 45-minute walk, or a taxi ride, to go to the Central Strip which you’ll want to explore for at least some of your stay in Las Vegas.  

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TOP-END SOUTHERN STRIP HOTELS

Waldorf Astoria

If you’re not fussed about gambling the Waldorf Astoria is one of the best places to stay in Las Vegas for casino-free elegance. This ultra-stylish property is a calm oasis right in the centre of the Strip. The Sky Bar, sprawling pool deck and several rooms all offer panoramic views of Las Vegas.

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Four Seasons

The Four Seasons is a stylish property in a slightly hidden location on the southern end of the Strip. The rooms are elegantly decorated with wood panelling, marble finishes and plenty of facilities. Lazing by the landscaped pool after a treatment at the 5-star spa is a great way to detox in this luxurious resort without a casino.

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The Signature at MGM Grand

With access to all the facilities at the sibling property, the MGM Grand, The Signature is a swanky stay with breathtaking views over the Strip. Each of the rooms have top quality amenities including jetted baths and luxury linen. The nearby Monorail Station can whisk you up to Paris in 13 minutes.

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NoMad Las Vegas

NoMad Las Vegas is classic glamour meets the spirit of Vegas in an understated residential-style hotel that avoids any trace of gaudiness. Instead of a lavish lobby, the stylish registration room is a taste of things to come. The rooms, located on the top 4 floors of the Park MGM, are sophisticated yet lowkey.

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MID-PRICE SOUTHERN STRIP HOTELS

New York, New York

If you’re the type of traveller who will only stay at a hotel with an onsite roller coaster, New York is the place for you. It’s about as American as it gets with faithful replicas of famous NYC landmarks and several American-style restaurants. The Spa at the MGM Grand is available for New York, New York Guests.

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Mandalay Bay

Set in a tropical oasis, Mandalay Bay delivers Asian-inspired resort vibes with a shark aquarium, a huge beach with a wave pool and a wellness centre. The rooms are vibrantly decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view of the Strip.

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Park MGM

The Park MGM is gimmick-free with classic design features, tasteful interiors and unpretentious yet classy rooms. The lobby has a garden theme with an impressive tree root sculpture and the pool is a place of calm with swanky loungers and excellent service.

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BUDGET SOUTHERN STRIP HOTELS

Tropicana by Hilton

With nods to Havana’s art deco architecture, Tropicana is a bright breezy hotel in Las Vegas with spacious comfortable rooms which are often great value. With all the amenities you need including a spa, health club, 2 pools, a casino and plenty of nightlife, it’s a great budget place to stay in Las Vegas.

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Luxor

As one of the most-famous themed hotels in Las Vegas, the Luxor is a great place to stay in Las Vegas if you’re prepared to immerse yourself in the concept. The rooms are a little dated, but the pyramid shape of the building gives them a cool loft-style vibe. In any case, the Luxor is one of the best-value hotels in Las Vegas.

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Excalibur

Fully committing to the King Arthur theme, Excalibur is a cheery hotel with daily performances, pyrotechnics, and whimsical architecture. Facilities include 9 restaurants, a fun year-round pool deck, a fitness centre and a huge casino. The rooms are modern and fresh and often great value.

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THE NORTHERN LAS VEGAS STRIP

The northern section of the strip doesn’t have the buzz of the central and southern areas, but it’s quieter and more relaxing. As the strip continues to march northwards, several new hotel resorts have appeared in this part of town.

There are outlet shopping malls in the area as well as the Area15 Immersive entertainment venue and the thrill-seeking rides at the top of the Strat.

Advantages // This is the cheapest part of the strip, and the casino floors are generally much quieter. The minimum bets at the casinos are lower, so if you’re new to gambling, it’s the best area to have a go in a friendly environment.

Disadvantages // Although the hotels have plenty of facilities, they tend to lack some of the buzzing Vegas atmosphere. They are also spread further apart from each other and it’s a 3-mile taxi ride into the central strip.

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TOP & MID-RANGE NORTHERN STRIP HOTELS

Conrad at Resorts World

The ultra-swish rooms at Conrad Las Vegas feature high-tech conveniences including wireless charging, smart TVs and digital entry across their premium rooms and deluxe suites. A classy atmosphere is extended to high-quality dining, a casino floor with traditional Vegas hospitality and big-ticket shows such as Celine Dion and Katy Perry.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club

The Hilton Grand Vacations is a great place to stay in Vegas for a traditional poolside holiday with whirlpool tubs, a fitness centre and a relaxing spa. High-speed internet access is provided in all suites and there are plenty of on-site restaurants, so you’ll rarely need to leave.

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BUDGET NORTHERN STRIP HOTELS

Circus, Circus

Circus, Circus is a great choice in Las Vegas for a family-friendly vacation. The star attractions are the Adventure Dome with thrill rides, gaming arcades and free circus performances. There’s an awesome pool with a 50-foot slide and plenty of other amenities to keep the whole family happy including shopping, bars and a casino.

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The STRAT

The STRAT is one of the best low-cost accommodation options in Las Vegas with plenty of facilities and entertainment to satisfy the whole family. The Skypod Bar offers the best views of Las Vegas with 3 high-altitude roller coasters to test the nerves. The casino floor is one of the friendliest in town.

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Sahara Las Vegas

With easy access to the central Strip via the monorail, Sahara is a great budget place to stay in Las Vegas. The resort-style pools have bookable cabanas so you can relax and unwind in peace. With 5 restaurants and 6 bars there are plenty of dining choices.

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THE FREMONT AREA

Fremont is the centre of Downtown Las Vegas, just north of the Strip. As the original Las Vegas, Fremont has vintage casinos, old-school neon signs and the most authentic nightlife in Vegas. Containing the roots of the city, Fremont has remained the heart and soul of Las Vegas as development proceeded southbound.

The 5-block pedestrian area of the Fremont Experience contains some of the best non-gambling activities in Vegas. Every night free live music kicks off under the world’s largest digital light display and you can still find cheap drinks and affordable hotels.

Advantages // Fremont has excellent nightlife which doesn’t need to cost a lot, live music on the street and much cheaper hotels. The casinos have retained the old-school Las Vegas feel.  

Disadvantages // Fremont is 5 miles from the main Strip, so you’ll need to get a taxi if you want to visit any of the central Strip casinos or go to a show. It can also be lively so it’s not a part of Vegas where you’d come to unwind and relax.

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MID-RANGE & BUDGET OFF-STRIP HOTELS

Circa Resort & Casino

Circa is a mid-priced resort with a host of big features including the world’s largest sports bar, a huge pool with a whopping 60-foot TV screen and loud, upbeat casino floor. The hotel rooms include affordable singles up to glitzy premium suits, all styled in bold retro details.

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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

The Downtown Grand is an affordable hotel just a few minutes from Fremont Street. The relatively peaceful resort is a respite from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Vegas. Relax on the chic pool deck or unwind in one of their casual bars. The rooms have modern amenities in clean luxurious designs.

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Golden Nugget

Embrace the real Vegas at the Golden Nugget, just a few minutes from the heart of the Fremont area. There are 9 restaurants, 2 Starbucks, a waterslide that passes through a shark tank, and an adult-only pool called the Hideout. A recent refurb has kicked this nugget into a golden vacation in Las Vegas.

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OFF THE STRIP

Staying off the strip allows you to save some money on accommodation in Las Vegas; diverting those funds into other activities.

If you’ve been to Vegas before and you know your way around, this might be a good option. However, if it’s your first time in Vegas, staying off the strip is a bit like seeing your favourite headliner act and sitting in the very back row. Yes, you’re there, but it’s not quite the experience you want to get.

Advantages // The big benefit of staying off the strip in Las Vegas is cost. Most of the resorts and hotels will be much cheaper and much quieter. You may also get facilities like free off-street parking, kitchenettes, or common laundry facilities in many of the hotels.

Disadvantages // To get into the strip or to the downtown area where most of the nightlife takes place, you’ll need to get a taxi which can chew up time and money.   

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MID-RANGE OFF-STRIP HOTELS

Club Wyndham Desert Blue

Around 1 mile from the Strip, Club Wyndham has everything you need for a desert vacation including outdoor pools with cabanas, hot tubs and poolside bars. Rooms come with a fridge and microwave, and some have kitchenettes so you can prepare your own meals. There is no casino onsite.

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Club Wyndham Grand Desert

The Clue Wyndham Grand Desert is an excellent family-friendly stay in Las Vegas with a kids’ club, children’s pool area and plenty of activities to keep them occupied. One or 2-bedroom suites are fully equipped with kitchens, washers, dryers, large bedrooms and plenty of storage. 

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Desert Paradise Resort

Owned by the Hilton group, Desert Paradise Resort is relaxed Vegas fun just 2 miles from the strip. The family pool with jacuzzi is open until midnight and there is a 24-hour fitness center. Accommodation includes 1 or 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens, dishwashers and laundry facilities.

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