Enjoy a first class experience at Las Vegas' 10 best hotels

The best hotels in Las Vegas have to meet some high standards, considering how much competition they’re up against. Guests looking for an upscale experience won’t have any difficulty finding posh accommodations. Las Vegas’ best hotels take luxury seriously, offering beautifully appointed, spacious rooms as well as amazing amenities and attractions.

Las Vegas hotels offer well-designed rooms outfitted with high quality furnishings, linens and amenities, all designed to create an inviting space. The city’s hotels are always looking for new ways to make their guests comfortable from check in to check out, up to and including going non-smoking and non-gaming, like the Waldorf Astoria.

A short distance away from the Strip, Green Valley Ranch Resort features well-appointed rooms, notable restaurants and nearby shopping. There’s still a casino, but you’ll also find a movie theater. Guests get the benefits of a Las Vegas resort without the crowds found on the Strip.

All of the best Vegas hotels take pampering their guests seriously. You can expect to find spas, top caliber restaurants and plenty of nearby attractions. Travelers with children or pets often find these hotels are ready to accommodate all members of the family, and it never hurts to have a concierge on hand to set up activities and sitters. Spacious suites and villas can give guests plenty of room to accommodate more than one person.

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Located away from the Strip in the western part of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Resort offers families an alternative to the busy Strip. This resort offers both a casino and nearby activities you can do with the kids, like hiking or biking in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or exploring nearby parks. The hotel also has movie theaters, a bowling alley and a pool. Standard rooms sleep four and suites are available. A surplus of nearby restaurants gives families plenty of options for pizza and burgers, and the Feast Buffet gives an on-site dining option that offers unlimited amounts of everything from sushi to dessert. The new Downtown Summerlin mixed-use complex is right next door, and offers a large shopping mall, a plush movie theater and several restaurants.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Red Rock Resort offers stylish accommodations, great restaurants and plenty of nearby things to do.

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The Palms Casino Resort has been a trend-setter since it opened and a property-wide renovation in 2018 gave it a fresh, stylish new look. Just a short drive west of the Strip, the Palms offers three towers, each with its own distinctive style. The Fantasy Tower is full of imaginatively decorated suites, while Palms Place is a more serene experience and the Ivory Tower sets new standards for hipness. The line-up of notable new restaurants at the Palms includes the exclusive Scotch 80 Prime steakhouse, a buzz-worthy buffet and Mabel's BBQ. The nightlife scene has also had a complete refresh here, with Apex Social Club on the 55th floor and Unknown, the casino bar with an art piece created from a shark cut into three pieces. For couples, the Palms' Drift Spa includes the sexy co-ed Hammam for some special time alone.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The trendy Palms is a chic off-Strip hotel full of notable restaurants, art and nightlife.

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The Green Valley Ranch Resort (commonly referred to as GVR) isn't actually in Las Vegas. It's in Henderson, and it's just a short drive from the Strip. GVR comes with all the things you'd normally find at a Las Vegas resort: comfortable and well-designed rooms, great pool, casino, restaurants, a spa and entertainment, but it's not as crowded or as busy as a hotel located on the Strip. Right next door to GVR, shoppers can stroll through The District, a mixed-use shopping plaza with retailers like Williams-Sonoma, REI and Luluemon, along with a large selection of restaurants. You're a short drive away from Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, making it a good choice if you're planning excursions in those areas.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Green Valley Ranch Resort is one of Las Vegas' most popular off-Strip hotels and features upscale rooms, restaurants and nearby shopping.

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Delano Las Vegas
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The Delano is attached to Mandalay Bay, but the differences between the two hotels are evident from the moment you check in. The Delano is a more subdued, with a professional ambiance. The large, comfortable rooms are a fresh, light color palette. All rooms are suites, and guests will find plenty of space, including a desk area that's great for business travelers. Furnishings, linens, and bathrooms are uniformly upscale, and the floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views. Larger suites include a two-bedroom and a penthouse. If the calm, quiet ambiance at Delano seems unusual for a stay in Vegas, just take a short walk to enter Mandalay Bay to explore the multitude of restaurants and the busy casino.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Delano's rooms are roomy and well-appointed, and it's attached to Mandalay Bay, which is home to a host of attractions and restaurants.

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Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
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The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas brings a refined, luxurious sensibility to the Strip. You won't find a casino here, but you will find exceptional customer service and world-class accommodations. The peaceful design creates a serene ambiance throughout the hotel. Rooms feature a calming neutral color scheme and extras like large soaking tubs. Some guest rooms have a glass-walled bathroom, an elegant feature, although slightly less private than some may prefer. In the past few years, this hotel was re-branded from the Mandarin Oriental to the Waldorf Astoria, and the dedication to superior service has continued with the new ownership, from the guest rooms to the on-site amenities.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Waldorf Astoria offers guests an escape from the Strip, with an upscale atmosphere that's non-smoking and non-gaming.

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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
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The private entrance to the Four Seasons Las Vegas is sheltered from the Strip, which gives the hotel an exclusive, hidden feeling. The rooms are located on the upper floors of Mandalay Bay, in a "hotel within a hotel" design. Plush elegance is the standard for the rooms, with distinctive interior design, first-class features, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests have easy access to all of Mandalay Bay, including the casino, the pool, and the shops and restaurants. The Four Seasons also has its own restaurants, spa, and fitness center. The roomy accommodations and the hotel's slightly off-Strip feeling make it popular for families and anyone who wants to have a quieter stay in Las Vegas.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: With an exclusive vibe, impeccable service and upscale features, the Four Seasons is one of the Strip's best hotels.

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The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino
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While the Palazzo's elegant style is distinctly Old World, the hotel's rooms have all the modern features you can imagine. Spacious suites include a plush sitting area, a desk area, and large bathroom with a Roman tub. The suites feature upscale amenities throughout, from Egyptian cotton linens to the varieties of pillows. The combined areas of The Palazzo and its sister property, The Venetian, make the entire resort complex one of the largest hotels in the world. Guests have plentiful shopping options and an array of restaurants and clubs to choose from. One of Strip's larger convention centers is also located on the grounds.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Palazzo's elegant, spacious rooms offer guests everything they need for a memorable stay.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of the Strip's newest hotels and since its opening has attracted plenty of well-deserved attention. You'll find a sophisticated, hip style throughout the hotel, from the restaurants to the entertainment, and some rooms have a unique feature for Las Vegas: terraces. Several types of guest rooms are available, many of them suite-style room with kitchenettes and a terrace to take in an incredible view of the Strip. The beautifully decorated, well-appointed rooms are modern with great design features. The Cosmopolitan's location is ideal, situated right in the heart of the Strip. If you're planning to stay here, check ahead to see what concerts and acts are playing since it's well-known as a venue for the biggest names in music.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The trendy Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features well-appointed rooms, some of which even have terraces overlooking the Strip.

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The Bellagio's fountains are its signature feature, but the hotel's rooms and suites are the true attraction for travelers. In addition to the usual upscale amenities you'd expect, you'll also find organic carpet and furnishings made from eucalyptus, known for its sustainability. The elegant rooms offer guests a beautiful design, posh amenities and all the comforts a person could want. Bellagio was a ground-breaking hotel when it opened, and today enjoys status as a Vegas classic. On-site extras include shopping, wonderful restaurants, shows and popular nightclubs. Italy's Lake Como inspired the Bellagio's design, and to good effect, since it's one of the Strip's most photogenic hotels.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Bellagio is one of the Strip's most iconic hotels and offers upscale accommodations and amenities.

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Wynn Las Vegas
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Wynn is one of Las Vegas' most upscale properties, and it's been attracting awards and accolades since opening. Spacious, light-filled rooms have a crisp, classic design and offer a host of luxurious extras. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms give guests incredible views of the Strip and the Las Vegas valley. If you're looking for a more exclusive experience, guests staying in the Tower Suites enjoy a private entrance, a concierge, turn-down service, twice-daily housekeeping, and no resort fees. Onsite amenities include several restaurants, a spa, casino and entertainment. The Wynn was built on the site of the former Desert Inn Hotel, one of the Strip's most well-known resorts in its early days. Much of the mature landscaping and golf course was salvaged from the old D.I., giving the Wynn an oasis-like look and feel.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: With a sophisticated ambiance and luxurious touches throughout, Wynn offers guests a first-class experience.

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