Las Vegas' 10 best hotels are stylish, upscale and filled with extras

If you like great hotels, Las Vegas is the city for you. Guests who want an upscale experience have an abundance of options, including hotels without casinos. Las Vegas’ best hotels are constantly evolving to make sure they can offer their guests exactly what they want from check-in to check-out.

Vegas hotels are always looking for new ways to make their guests comfortable. Increasingly, that means a quieter ambiance with no smoking and no gaming, like you’ll find at the Waldorf Astoria.

Visitors who want a traditional Vegas experience may want to stay at one of the Strip’s more well-known hotels, like the Bellagio. It features upscale rooms, a host of on-site amenities and loads of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.

Those who don’t want to stay on the Strip will still find plenty of places to stay. Green Valley Ranch Resort offers well-appointed rooms, notable restaurants and nearby shopping. There is 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.

Regardless of where you stay, all of Las Vegas’ best hotels are committed to providing their guests with a memorable stay. Beyond spacious and modern rooms, look for notable extras like spas, top caliber restaurants and entertainment.

Scroll down to keep reading about our picks for the best hotels in Las Vegas.


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 is close to activities you can do with the family, like hiking or biking in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shopping 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. 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: With well-appointed rooms and plenty of nearby attractions, the Red Rock Resort is a great choice when you don't want to stay on the Strip.

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Circa is one of Las Vegas' newest hotel casinos, and it when it opened in 2020 it was the first brand-new hotel in Downtown Las Vegas in 40 years. Circa is visible for miles away since it's now tallest high-rise in downtown. Standard rooms feature king size beds, even in double rooms. A variety of suites are also available. All rooms are stylishly decorated, spacious and include a mini-fridge, walk-in shower, clothing steamer and in-room tablets. Circa's onsite amenities include restaurants, a large casino and what Circa says is the world's largest sports book. Their innovative Stadium Swim offers guests a pool complex that's heated year-round and features a 40-foot tall high-def screen. If you like modern, well-appointed hotels with loads of amenities, Circa might be the place for you.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Downtown Las Vegas' newest hotel is sleek, stylish and offers amenities you won't find anywhere else in the city.

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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 Lululemon, 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 a popular off-Strip hotel and features well-appointed rooms, highly rated restaurants and nearby shopping.

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The high-rise of the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson can be seen for miles. It's an easy place to spot, but might not be the first place visitors think of when they want a resort experience. That might be changing since it's the official team headquarters hotel for the Las Vegas Raiders. Upscale casual is the design in the large, comfortable rooms. Elsewhere on the property, guests will find an abundance of things to do. The acclaimed Spa Mio will massage away your worries, and the salon can provide some additional pampering. Onsite restaurants (including a popular buffet), a trendy wine bar called Hostile Grape, and a fabulous pool that has its own day club during pool season combine to make M a great resort experience. Not far from the Strip in terms of miles, the M is worlds away in terms of atmosphere.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Located off the Strip in Henderson, M Resort is a classy, amenity-filled hotel that's also the official team headquarters hotel for the Las Vegas Raiders.

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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. This hotel was formerly the Mandarin Oriental, and a property-wide refresh is in the works. Current amenities include restaurants, Skybar lounge, a full-service spa with salon services, pool and fitness center.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Waldorf Astoria provides a luxurious atmosphere that feels like an escape from the Strip since it'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, upscale 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, while 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 its superior accommodations and exclusive ambiance, 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 spacious rooms and numerous on-site features make it an exceptional Las Vegas hotel.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has attracted plenty of well-deserved attention since the day it opened. 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 terraces with 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: With a chic ambiance and rooms that can even include a terrace, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas gives guests a memorable stay.

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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 extras 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 features 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 offers guests a high-end experience in one of Las Vegas' most iconic hotels.

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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 the 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 and twice-daily housekeeping. 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: Wynn's upscale atmosphere, first-class accommodations, impeccable service and numerous amenities easily make it one of the best hotels in Las Vegas.

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