Stays in Vegas: A Top 10 List of the Best Hotels in Vegas for 2020
Finding the perfect hotel in Las Vegas is all part of the experience and a treat in itself. The right accommodation provides exquisite views, abundant dining options, and luxurious room decor.
And the good news is you can live like a high roller without forking out the cash as the average cost of a hotel in Vegas is about $132.
With this kind of budget, you have a lot of options to choose from. Let us help you with this list of the top 10 best hotels in Vegas. Read on to see why.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Some Las Vegas hotels are so inclusive that you may not even make it out to the strip.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of those with never-ending entertainment like its 27 restaurants and bars, three pool sections; one for eating, one for pampering, and one for partying, a dozen eclectic shops, and 6 venues.
This hotel serves the younger generation with policies like dog-friendly rooms and even a Pupjoy box to welcome your furry friend.
It is also one of the few Vegas hotels with balconies with a lot of them facing the iconic Bellagio Fountains!
Make sure you stop at the glimmering Chandelier Bar and Lounge where you'll be greeted by millions of crystals as soon as you walk in! There are 3 levels, each of them offering a different cocktail menu!
For a unique experience we recommend their secret signature cocktail the Verbana (or flower drink) which comes with a Szechuan Button!
Fun Fact: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is home to 3 secret restaurants/bars:
- Secret Pizza (down a secret hall on the second floor)
- The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails lounge (Behind a janitor’s door in The Barbershop on the Casino floor)
- Ghost Donkey tequila and mezcal bar (behind en exit door in the back of Block 16 food hall)
The Wynn & Encore
The hotels are both visually stunning inside and out as it uses smooth curves and elegant decor.
Sensory pleasures continue with its eight fine dining options that have won the most 4-star awards than any other resort in America. For a romantic and relaxing dinner, book a table at LakeSide seafood restaurant overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams.
Surrounded by gardens and private cabanas, the pools at The Wynn and The Encore are perfect for an afternoon of relaxation. For an adult-only retreat, head to the secluded Wynn European pool (topless sunbathing allowed).
Wynn is home to an extensive art collection displayed across the resort.
Walk though the Wynn Plaza and you could come across the famous “Tulips” sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons.
Fun Fact: XS nightclub at the Wynn serves the most expensive cocktail in Las Vegas. Named Ono, this exclusive cocktail pairs Rémy Martin Louis XVIII Black Pearl Cognac with rare Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie plus Sence Rose Nectar and fresh OJ.
Note that the drink comes with a pair of 18-karat gold Mont Blanc cuff links and an 18K gold necklace with a Tahitian black pearl and a diamond!
If you stay at any of the Las Vegas hotels on the strip you will notice the nightly attraction of the Bellagio water show displayed in the 8-acre front fountain. This is just one of many attractions from this grand resort.
Inside, you will see a changing exhibit of seasonal immersive art, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, as well as a 14,000-square-foot Conservatory & Botanical Garden arranged in a theatrical presentation that changes five times a year – each season and Lunar New Year.
You can shop for your own unique keepsakes and upscale apparel in some of the hotel's 30 finest boutiques.
Then combine your love of art with your appetite at one of their two AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurants Le Cirque or Picasso that displays original pieces to admire while you dine.
Their mediterranean courtyard offers five outdoor pools, four whirlpools and 51 private cabanas.
Don't forget to visit the 55,000-square-foot Spa featuring treatments from Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Bali as well as Native American traditions and a serene Meditation Room, surrounded by water walls and glowing candles, offering an ideal place to read, meditate or simply relax!
Fun Fact: Bellagio Patisserie is the record holder for the world's largest chocolate fountain.
It measures 26-feet tall and circulates 2-tons, or 4,000-pounds, of chocolate at a rate of 120-quarts per minute!
The newest addition to the romantic Renaissance hotel, The Palazzo is the second tallest building in Nevada at 639.5 feet!
The standard rooms are in fact large suites with a sunken living area and a luxurious all-marble bath with oversized tub.
Two pool decks are available offering hot tubs and heated pools for when temperatures start to cool down. Note that as a Palazzo guest you also have access to the Venetian pools!
Check out the variety of dining options, from quick-eats to fine dining including Latin and Asian cuisines.
If you like Italian food and people-watch, head over to LAVO outdoor terrace with unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Palazzo also has an abundant nightlife with 6 bars and nightclubs as well as live musical acts.
Visit Rosina Cocktail Lounge, located on The Palazzo casino floor and ask the bartender to take a peek at their secret cocktail menu!
Fun Fact: The Palazzo contains 233,000 cubic yards of concrete. That equals 19,417 fully loaded concrete trucks—enough concrete to build a six-foot wide sidewalk from The Venetian all the way to the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park!
One of the best hotels in Las Vegas is also one of the oldest. Caesars Palace has been around for over 52 years and is a favorite for people who want a modest accommodation on a grand scale.
Live like a god or goddess in the Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis or get pampered like one at the Qua Baths and Spa.
Then indulge at the popular buffet with dishes from all across the globe. The award-winning Bacchanal buffet offers over 500 dishes to choose. Chefs can also customize your meal at one of their 9 live stations.
Catch a concert at the Colosseum for a spectacular end to your evening or check out one of the most daring and inventive shows in Las Vegas, Absinthe.
Fun Fact: To ensure your luck is in tip top shape stop by Caesars Palace five lucky spots before you start gambling!
- Touch the big toe of Michelangelo’s Statue of David located in the Appian Way Shops,
- Fist bump the glove of the Joe Louis statue near the Race & Sports book,
- Touch Cleopatra’s golden bosoms at the Cleopatra’s Barge,
- Rub the left index of the Augustus Caesar statue in the hotel lobby,
- Finally, visit the lucky Brahma Shrine located outside close to the lobb
NoMad at Park MGM
If you are looking for Vegas in a smaller dose, then try this boutique-style hotel located on the top four floors of the Park MGM hotel. NoMad is a hotel within a hotel, with the quality and feel of urban sophistication.
Despite sharing the building with Park MGM, NoMad has a private entrance of its own, as well as private elevators.
Escape from the crowds of the strip in one of the 293 rooms and suites designed by French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia with a distinct New York sensibility, oak hardwood floors and original artwork in each room.
The NoMad restaurant provides a cosy and intimate experience featuring soaring 23-foot walls that showcase a remarkable collection of books.
Although you can enjoy the Park MGM pools, for a more intimate exprince NoMad has its own Moroccan-inspired swimming pool with terra-cotta floors and numerous private cabanas.
Take advantage of The Park Vegas's entertainment just a few steps aways from the lobby!
You'll find a large choice of shops and restaurants, some seasonal street art exhibitons or you can attend a concert or a Golden Knights NHL game at the T-Mobile Arena!
Fun Fact: The NoMad Restaurant features floor to ceiling shelves housing no less than 25,000 books, many of which came from the late philanthropist David Rockefeller's collection!
This sleek building is big on eco-friendly hotel technology. It uses designs like large windows to bring in natural light and ambiance.
Aria offers 4,004 guestrooms ranging from from modern deluxe rooms to the inviting Tower Suites and the stunning two-story Sky Villas.
Guests personalize their room by adjusting lights, shades, and temperatures with the touch of a tablet and can choose to wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and preferred music!
The green theme continues in the three pool areas equipped wit relaxing stone water features, landscaping, and clear blue water.
Choose from an array of dining options, from fresh fusion seafood to an American-style grand buffet.
From assorted Crab Legs to tandoor oven-fresh naan or grilled, smoked and slow roasted meats, Aria Buffet has it all!
The 80,000-square-foot, two-level Aria Spa & Salon is the largest five-star rated spa in the U.S!
Enjoy the respiratory benefits of the salt-infused air in the Shio Salt Room, relax on the country’s first Japanese Ganbanyoku Stone Beds or savor a peaceful moment on the co-ed balcony and its infinity-edge pool.
Fun Fact: Aria was the first construction project on the Las Vegas Strip to reuse or recycle substantially all of the materials from the previous building demolished when the site was cleared, diverting more than 95% of the material from landfill!
Vdara Hotel & Spa
Part of the CityCenter complex and Aria sister property, Vdara Hotel & Spa is the only completely non-smoking and non-gaming hotel in Las Vegas!
We love the fact that even the cheapest room is a mini suite including a kitchenette, a living room with pullout queen-size sofa bed and a spa-style soaking tub.
With rates starting at $79 + resort fee Vdara is definitely the best value if you want to live the suite life on the Strip!
On the second level you will find a very nice 40,000-square-foot pool and deck area including 19 cabanas with semi-secluded plunge pools perfect for a blissful escape.
Vdara is considered a small-sized hotel on the Las Vegas hotel scene so you won't find as many restaurant options as in the big resorts but you can grab a quick bite at their Market Cafe, a coffee at Starbucks or savor a craft cocktail on the Vice Versa Patio.
The Spa was awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating 3 years in a row and is considered one of the better spas on the Strip featuring sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, hot plunges and heated chaise loungers as well as a co-ed meditation room.
Fun Fact: Vdara offers robot delivery room service! Yes ROBOT!
Fetch and Jett are fully autonomous indoor delivery robots responsible for delivering food, Starbucks, or personal items directly to your room! They use advanced technology to seamlessly navigate around people and objects. The robots wirelessly communicate with the hotel’s systems, even operating the elevators autonomously! Welcome to the future!
The lack of a casino may be what you need to relax at this luxury hotel.
The Waldorf opened in December 2018 in what was formerly the Mandarin Oriental building.
It includes unique hospitable details. The rooms have frosted glass walls so you can soak in the tub while gazing down at the strip through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
It also has a room service closet in the hallway so you don't have to be disturbed when the staff drops off your requested meals or other items.
The pool offers a calm and serene environnement to relax.
They also have a beautiful Spa featuring heat and water facilities like a hammam (a Turkish bath), a laconium (a dry sweat room), and vitality pool.
Join one of three afternoon tea times for a relaxing conversation in the Tea Lounge. Reserve your table at the popular Twist restaurant to experience chef-inspired creations.
Another amazing spot at Waldorf Astoria is the 23rd-floor SkyBar. Order one of their creative cocktails from their mixologist and enjoy the amazing view of the Strip, the Eiffel Tower, the fountains, and all the city lights.
Fun Fact: The hotel lobby is not located on the ground floor but on the 23rd floor!
Located just about a mile from the Strip The Palms recently invested $620 million in the city’s most expensive renovation yet!
The property includes three distinct towers, the Ivory Tower, the Fantasy Tower and the Palms Place.
Walking into the Palms, you’re greeted at the main entrance by a 13-foot-long tiger shark contained in three large display boxes made by contemporary artist Damien Hirst.
The Palms pool deck also features some Damien Hirst work with his 60-Foot-Tall headless demon bronze statue!
If you are hungry you won't be constricted to only high-end choices as there are plenty of options that suit everyone’s budget, from the expensive Shark by Bobby Flay featuring fresh seafood and sushi to the all-you-can-eat A.Y.C.E buffet.
For a quick bite, there’s also a food court located near the movie theater.
Fun Fact: The Palms is home to some of the most extravagant suites in Las Vegas from the Kingpin suites featuring two-full size bowling lanes to the Hardwood suite and its own private, regulation sized half basketball court!
Booking the Best Hotels in Vegas
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