With its countless casinos, shopping malls, and clubs, just thinking about a trip to Las Vegas can feel overwhelming.
And while a visit to Sin City all but guarantees a good time, when vacationing in this bustling metropolis, it’s more important than ever to have a comfy place to stay – even if only to rest your head for a few hours while you gear up for another night on the Strip. To help, we’ve compiled a list of the very best hotels and suites in Las Vegas.
[See also: The 6 Best Spas in Las Vegas]
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
A multi-billion dollar venture which opened its doors in December 2010, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique addition to the Strip’s burgeoning list of luxury hotels.
Boasting panoramic views, extravagant amenities and outstanding service, The Cosmopolitan successfully combines the vibe of a boutique hotel with the grandeur of a gaming resort. With the impressive David Rockwell-designed Marquee Nightclub, and the distinct pool district offering a daytime experience equally as vibrant, the hotel has emerged as the place to be seen, day or night. Whether it’s shopping at high-end stores such as menswear boutique Stitched, or dining at one of the hotel’s delectable restaurants, The Cosmopolitan has it all. Headed by John Unwin, previously of Caesars Palace Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan guarantees a standard of luxury and experience way beyond the its years.
Why we love it: Spanning three floors, the Bungalow at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is stunning on every level. Combining rich red and brown hues with lavish furnishings and state-of the-art amenities, the suite is created to cater to every comfort and convenience the elite traveler desires. With astounding attention to detail every aspect of the Bungalow is designed to surprise and impress, from the leather handrails guiding you up the red-carpeted stairs, to the oversized full-length mirrors revealed as TVs when switched on. Outside, the suite also encompasses a 750-square-foot terrace, with a rooftop Jacuzzi plungepool and dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip.
As the first Las Vegas hotel casino in AAA history to receive the Five Diamond honor, which it has held for ten consecutive years, Bellagio has led the way in outstanding hospitality.
Renowned for its iconic fountains and lobby, Bellagio’s grandeur extends to its countless courtyards and terraces, beautiful garden pools, and other guest facilities. The hotel is also home to some of the best entertainment, nightlife and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. From the famous ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil, to the serene Botanical Gardens, to the highend shopping promenade, the Bellagio offers guests a diverse and exciting range of facilities.
Why we love it: As enchanting and captivating as the famous Bellagio Fountains, the stunning Chairman Suite is the hotel’s hidden gem. A suspended walkway leads you into the contemporary suite, where a 24-hour butler is on hand to attend to your every need. The spacious marble mosaic foyer, complete with glass chandeliers and water features, sets the standard of opulence that runs throughout the suite. From the outdoor solarium to the two master bedrooms, every corner of the Chairman Suite evokes luxury. With the added benefit of exclusive VIP check-in and access to the Executive Suite Lounge, this is an experience designed for those accustomed to a higher standard of living.
Aria Las Vegas
Opened in 2009, Aria combines striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities to magnificent effect.
Using state-of-the-art technology, guests can stay in accommodations offering personalization in temperature, lighting, entertainment and more.Luxury is extended to every aspect of the hotel, including the meeting and convention spaces, the gaming and dining facilities, and the lavish pool areas. Located in the 67-acre CityCenter metropolis, Aria is in the vicinity of Crystals, a retail complex that offers guests a high-end shopping experience perfectly suited to the elite traveler.
Why we love it: At a spacious 7,000 square feet with exceptional VIP services, the Sky Villas exist for the most discerning of guests. Taking extravagance to a new level, the lavish suites feature vast, panoramic windows revealing the energy, light and glamour of Las Vegas. With innovative in-room technology, bar, bed and bath butlers on hand 24/7, and a whole host of additional amenities, the Sky Villas guarantee to satisfy those demanding an unprecedented service. The ultimate space to entertain friends, family and colleagues, the Villas also offer a level of privacy ideal for those seeking a relaxing or romantic sanctuary. Available on a limited basis, these suites are the ultimate in exclusive, elite living.
Named in honor of Julius Caesar, the Roman general, Caesars Palace Las Vegas lives up to the majesty and brilliance of its namesake.
Offering opulent accommodations, decadent restaurants and world-class entertainment, Caesars offers a 129,000 square foot casino, 26 restaurants and cafés, an impressive Garden of the Gods pool complex, a world-class spa, and the renowned Colosseum spotlighting legendary performers such as Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Elton John. One of the most prestigious resorts in the world, truly worthy of the elite traveler.
Why we love it: The gem in the Caesars Palace crown is the phenomenally grand Spanish Villa, one of three culturally themed suites built with the ultra-affluent in mind. Named after Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the villa has all the amenities suited to the elite traveler who is accustomed to a superior level of luxury. The Spanish Villa’s lavish interiors are inspired by Old World design with vaulted barrel ceilings, marble floors and stone archways. Extras include a private elevator and butler service, remote-controlled heated toilets and chairs that massage to the beat of your chosen music. Relax in the master bedroom’s lavish eight-foot custom bed or entertain guests in the exquisite dining room, complete with a custom-made walnut table and hand-embroidered leather chairs. The Spanish Villa living room features a cozy, imported marble double-sided fireplace and grand piano, custom carved Adler pool table and a media room complete with wood and suede walls. The exclusive, private villa remains in tune with the energy of the Vegas Strip with an impressive terrace overlooking Caesars Palace’s fabulous Garden of the Gods pool complex.
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas strikes the perfect balance between an oasis of tranquility and the high-energy of the surrounding city.
Located at the south end of Las Vegas Strip, Four Seasons is unique as it is one of a handful of luxury, non-gaming hotels in the city, yet provides immediate access to the amenities of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The elite traveler can enjoy the superior opulence and outstanding five-star services synonymous with the Four Seasons, including a luxury spa providing a range of body treatments, a eucalyptus steam room and separate men’s and women’s relaxation areas. With 424 guest rooms, Four Seasons is a comparably small, intimate hotel by Las Vegas standards, allowing for a warm and personalized service. Luxury extends to every aspect of your stay, from poolside attendants offering a refreshing Evian spritz, fresh fruit and chilled water, to the popcorn, soda and other amenities specially tailored to children staying at the hotel.
Why we love it: Offering breathtaking views of the glittering Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains, the 180-Degree Suite’s panorama is matched by its impressive interior. Located on the 35th and 36th floors, the suites feature an entry foyer, powder room, spacious living room and elegant master bedroom. Decorated with luxurious over-stuffed, contemporary furnishings and richly colored upholstery and draperies, the suites are a wonderful addition to the hotel’s tranquil and relaxed ambiance. This spacious onebedroom suite can be configured as a two-or three-bedroom suite with the addition of connecting rooms. Offering luxurious flexibility for families or groups traveling together, the 180-Degree Strip-View Suite is perfect for an intimate wedding or party.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
The recipient of more Forbes Five Star awards than any other casino resort in the world, Encore and its partner hotel Wynn have made an impressive impact on the Las Vegas Strip since their opening in 2008 and 2003 respectively.
On the site of the former Desert Inn, Encore offers a modern and upscale atmosphere with some of the best clubs and restaurants on the Strip. Dine on mouthwatering steaks prepared by Chef Mark LoRusso at Botero, sip on a $10,000 cocktail at chic nightclub XS or relax at the Forbes Five Star Spa. Encore may only have opened its doors relatively recently, but the luxury and splendor on offer rivals even the most established Vegas hotels.
Why we love it: Occupying two entire floors of the Encore, the Duplex is a three-bedroom modern residence commanding magnificent views from its 20 foot windows over the Las Vegas Strip. A private elevator whisks you up to the suite, where a sophisticated neutral décor, with many walls covered in mohair, is complemented by an array of golden fixtures and vibrant colors from the artwork. A separate entrance and pantry for the butler guarantees preparations and catering can be carried out privately, without disturbing guests. Extras include a wet bar, luxurious 720-thread count linens and a whole host of electronics from Sony, Sharp and Fisher.
Red Rock Las Vegas
Located off the main Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Resort strikes the perfect balance between a vibrant gaming hotel and a tranquil oasis.
The hotel’s breathtaking views of the Strip and the inspiring mountain vistas are guaranteed to transfix, while the vast, exquisite rooms will leave you equally mesmerized. Other amenities include an expansive pool area surrounded by private cabanas and more than three acres of beautiful grounds. The varied dining options, state-of-the-art bowling alley and high-class bars make Red Rock a most worthwhile detour off the Strip.
Why we love it: Located on the hotel’s 20th floor, The One 80 suite is a modern, expansive suite perfectly designed for entertaining and lavish Vegas living. The suite’s spacious terrace comes complete with a luxurious Jacuzzi, a billiard table, an impressive bar and dining area, and a rotating sofa. The sophistication and glamour of this two-bedroom suite’s exterior continues into the main living areas, where stainless steel countertops, lavish velvet furnishings and mood lighting create a relaxed and stylish vibe. Furnishings aside, The One 80’s pièce de résistance has to be its magnificent views – hence its name. The vast floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the breathtaking 180° vistas of the Las Vegas Strip and majestic Red Rock Canyon, offering views entirely unique to the Red Rock. No wonder that A-listers Justin Timberlake have chosen to stay at the Red Rock Resort.
Inspired by the romance and glory of Venice, The Venetian is a tourist attraction in itself.
With winding canals, authentic gondolas, arched bridges and soaring architecture, the hotel captures the spirit of the fabled Italian city within the excitement and glamour of Las Vegas. To match the draw of its architecture, The Venetian offers myriad attractions including The Grand Canal Shoppes, Madame Tussauds and an impressive fiveacre pool deck. Entertainment at The Venetian is in a class of its own with special engagements from the likes of Joan Rivers to world-famous shows such as The Blue Man Group and The Jersey Boys.
Why we love it: The ultimate in indulgence, The Chairman Suite is a breathtaking mix of antique opulence and modern luxury. Exquisite Murano chandeliers, hand-woven Tibetan carpets and an array of impressive antique art create a beautiful and elegant suite to relax and entertain in. Invite friends to join you in the dedicated Karaoke room, watch a movie on one of the 25 flat-screen televisions, work out in the private fitness room or pamper yourself with a massage in the exclusive spa room, the amenities are endless. With your own private entrance and a dedicated butler on hand to cater to your every need, the Chairman Suite is the ideal accommodation for the elite traveler who appreciates total luxury.
Opened in 1993, the MGM Grand offers guests a pure, amplified and unforgettable Vegas experience.
With more AAA Diamond award-winning restaurants than any other hotel in the world, MGM Grand guarantees to impress the appetites of the culinary elite. Even more extravagant, the hotel is home to the first ultra pool – Wet Republic – boasting spectacular pools and spas, exclusive VIP bungalows, party cabanas and oversized deluxe chaise lounges. Luxury and glamour abound, with world-class entertainment including concerts, boxing matches and some of the best clubs in Vegas. The hotel’s casino comes complete with a glass lion enclosure, placing these magnificent creatures synonymous with the MGM brand at the heart of the hotel complex.
Why we love it: High on the hotel’s 29th floor, elite travelers will find the ultimate MGM Grand extravagance, the Three-bedroom Skylofts. Designed by renowned architect Tony Chi, the Skylofts’ 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows provide dramatic views of the Vegas skyline. Featuring living and dining areas, an office retreat, a powder room and a lavish master bedroom, the Skylofts create an ambiance of understated elegance with rich textural fabrics and a serene neutral décor. Offering a high standard of personalized service, the MGM Grand Skylofts.
Experience a Life of Luxury at Palazzo Resort & Casino in its Venice-style abodes, while at the same time experiencing the adrenaline pumping pleasures of Las Vegas. The Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas welcomes guests to a luxury hotel inspired by the Italian countryside and Amalfi Coast.The tallest completed building in Nevada, The Palazzo’s style is downplayed, with spritzing wellsprings and marble statues in the high-ceilinged entryway. Rooms verge on palatial, with more than 3,000 luxurious suites highlighting high-string check materials, depressed lounge rooms with rich furniture, and marble showers with spa robes and shoes to comfortable up in.
The Palazzo was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2009, and has been awarded the honor every year since.
The recipient of multiple awards, the hotel and its sister property, The Venetian, have implemented an innovative ‘green’ initiative, which has seen them become the world’s largest certified building in the prestigious Leadership in Environment and Environmental Design program.
Why we love it: Enter through a double-door entrance into luxury in the Lago Media Suite where you’ll be greeted with Italian marble foyer that directly that opens into the suite.This is the ideal spot for an unforgettable Las Vegas trip with a King bedroom, a full marble bathroom, a formal living area with a sofa-sleeper, and an exclusive private theater.