Find relaxing elegance at the Las Vegas Strip's 10 best hotels

The best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are much more than just a place to stay for the night. Guests enjoy accommodations fully outfitted with plenty of high-end touches like imported linens, flat screens and trendy bath products. On-site perks include spas, fine restaurants, entertainment and casinos.

Some of the Las Vegas Strip’s best hotels are also among the largest, like The Venetian. This Italian Old World-themed hotel is all suites, plus it offers a shopping mall, casino, numerous restaurants, the Canyon Ranch Spa, nightclubs and several shows. Like many of the Strip’s best places to stay, the Venetian is located in a bustling area, putting its guests within easy walking distance of many popular attractions.

One of the recent trends among highly-rated Strip hotels is the ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept, like NoMad Las Vegas at Park MGM and Nobu Caesars Palace. These hotels offer a boutique-style experience with upscale features and a swanky, distinctive ambiance. Both hotels offer a dedicated check-in and concierge services, common features for this style of luxury hotel.

Most Strip hotels have a casino, but not always. At the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, they decided not to include a casino. Instead, they’ve created a hotel experience that feels like a peaceful retreat from the boisterous Strip. As a bonus, the property is also non-smoking.

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Mandalay Bay transports its guests to the South Pacific, complete with a sandy beach at the pool. An assortment of acclaimed restaurants, a shopping mall, an amazing pool area, the family-friendly Shark Reef attraction and easy access to a tram system makes Mandalay Bay a popular place for families--although it is by no means a destination only for guests with kids. If you're looking for nightclubs or bars, Mandalay offers plenty of those as well. The large guest rooms and suites have pillow-topped beds, superior linens, plasma TVs, and roomy bathrooms. The hotel shares its space with the exclusive Delano and The Four Seasons, giving guest a three-in-one hotel experience.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The large Mandalay Bay provides multiple amenities and a popular pool area to go along with its spacious, comfortable rooms.

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Nobu Hotel, inside Caesars Palace, offers a refreshing bit of Zen in the middle of busy Caesars Palace. It's one of the Strip's 'hotel within a hotel' properties, and stands out for its connection to the Nobu Restaurant at Caesars, where Nobu Hotel guests enjoy priority seating. Standard guest rooms come with either a king or two queen beds, and suites are also available. All have oversized bathrooms, superior grade toiletries and Italian linens. Tastefully designed with an Asian influence, these rooms were created when one of Caesars Palace's towers was completely renovated. Nobu guests enjoy a host of perks and VIP treatments, including a separate check-in, concierge service, complimentary coffee and tea service from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and fresh fruit and water all day.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: Nobu Hotel offers memorably designed, well-outfitted rooms with a wide range of extras, including concierge service.

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NoMad is an exclusive hotel within Park MGM, offering a boutique experience inside a larger property. This upscale hotel has sister locations in New York and Los Angeles, and each outpost has drawn a host of accolades. Rooms range from standard guest rooms to lavish suites. The comfortably sized Classic King comes with the expected king size bed, outfitted with custom Italian linens, a mahogany writing desk, hardwood floors and a walk-in shower with Carrara marble mosaic tiles. Amenities include high-speed wireless internet and use of the 24-hour fitness facilities. NoMad is also home to some of Las Vegas' hottest new restaurants, as well as a hip pool scene.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: NoMad's classic style offers a European-inspired ambiance and comfortable, richly designed rooms.

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Vdara at City Center is a non-smoking, non-gaming, all-suites hotel. Many of these thoughtfully designed rooms offer gorgeous views of the Strip, giving guests the perfect backdrop for an evening of staying in. The smallest suite is fully outfitted with superior amenities throughout, including a kitchenette with a two-burner cooktop and a table that seats two. Bathrooms offer a walk-in shower and large soaking tub. Large suites also include a washer and dryer. The two-bedroom suites on floors 42 through 48 are 1600-square-feet, sleep six and have a full-sized kitchen. The Vdara is also dog-friendly, if you happen to be traveling with your four-legged best buddy. A spa and salon are on site, as well as a market/cafe. In-suite dining is also available. Nearby, you'll find a wealth of restaurants, shopping and shows.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: Vdara offers a non-smoking, casino-free, all-suites hotel with so many amenities that guests may not want to leave the room.

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ARIA Resort & Casino
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Aria's urban style incorporates public art and natural light, all of which was ground-breaking in Las Vegas when the hotel first opened. Aria's location in CityCenter puts it smack in the middle of a densely planned mixed-use area that includes non-gaming hotels, condominiums and a collection of notable restaurants. Aria's rooms are technology-rich, and include a tablet that controls lights and temperature, among room features. Look for a surplus of organic, natural, and recycled materials throughout the guest rooms. Several styles of rooms and suites are offered, from the standard guest rooms to the opulent 7,000 square-foot Sky Villas. Standard rooms offer a single king or two queen-sized beds. Rooms with the 'Stay Well' designation also include air purification, a non-toxic cleaning protocol, a shower designed to reduce chlorine, and special access to the Cleveland Clinic's online program.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: Aria's fresh, modern style includes an emphasis on sustainability in its roomy, well-designed rooms.

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Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
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From the moment you pull up in front of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, you know you're not in the usual Vegas hotel. Formerly the Mandarin Oriental, this luxurious hotel delivers a first-class, non-smoking, casino-free experience. Rooms are offered in standard or suite style, with standard guest rooms available with one king-size bed or two double-size beds. Suites feature king-size beds. Each room's entertainment, lighting, and temperature are controlled on one remote control, and other standard room features include WiFi, a desk and seating area. The bathrooms are enclosed with frosted glass panels and are stocked with luxury bath products. Onsite amenities include a spa, several restaurants, the cocktail lounge Skybar and a pool that offers cabanas and food. This hotel is an excellent choice for romantic getaways and weekend escapes.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas offers guests a non-smoking, gaming-free environment along with well-appointed rooms, a spa and restaurants.

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When it was built, Bellagio quickly set new standards for luxury in Las Vegas hotels. Recipient of much acclaim and numerous awards, the Bellagio's first-class accommodations are complemented by equally impressive amenities: world-class restaurants, trendy nightclubs and big-name entertainment. Guests can choose from regular rooms, suites or villas. Rooms with views of the famous Fountains of Bellagio are popular. Standard room features include flat screen HDTVs, plush pillow-top mattresses on one king or two queen beds, plush linens, soaking tubs, and organic carpeting. Technology options like an iHome docking station and WiFi are standard, as well as a laptop safe. Newly renovated rooms with larger televisions and other upgraded features and amenities are also available

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The iconic Bellagio embodies luxury, from its first-class rooms to the exceptional on-site amenities.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has a sophisticated, hip style throughout the property, from the restaurants to the entertainment. One big bonus that's a unique feature in Las Vegas: many of the rooms have terraces. The Terrace Studio and various Terrace Suites include a terrace, otherwise known as a balcony, and a choice of views is available. Several types of guest rooms are offered, all stylishly decorated and well-appointed, with appealing modern design features. The standard guest room, the City Room, does not have a terrace but does offer 460 square feet, a large bathroom with marble floors and two queen-size beds, along with a lovely, contemporary blue-and-gold accented interior design. The Cosmopolitan's location is ideal, situated right in the heart of the Strip, putting guests within walking distance of many well-known attractions.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The trendy Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features upscale rooms and suites in a range of layouts, many with terraces.

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
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The Venetian recreates the romantic setting of Old Venice, and its detailed styling comes complete with canals and gondolas. The all-suite style hotel offers several types of suites, all with either one king or two queen beds. Look for small dining tables, sofa sleepers, wired and wireless internet and big bathrooms (sometimes with televisions). The smallest room is 650 square feet but the range of suites goes all the way up to the four-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot Chairman Suite. The Venetian | Palazzo is one of the world's largest hotels, and the property's amenities include a tremendous number of things to do: shopping, a world-class spa, shows, restaurants and nightclubs.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The Venetian's large suites are beautifully outfitted, and the hotel offers an abundance of noteworthy restaurants, shops and entertainment.

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Encore and its sister property, Wynn, are often thought of as one Las Vegas resort, which is a mostly correct idea. Wynn offers luxurious rooms, but Encore's rooms are all suite-style, with separate living and sleeping areas featuring either a king or two queen-size pillow-top beds. Large bathrooms feature an oversized marble tub, separate shower, dual sinks and an LCD TV. Rooms can accommodate up to four guests. Away from the room, Encore's exclusive shops, acclaimed restaurants and entertainment offers an abundance of things to do. The resort provides a sophisticated ambiance with stylish, modern d├ęcor and upscale offerings. Aside from shopping and gambling, guests can tee off on the championship golf course--it's the only golf course on the Strip--or take a Master Class, or indulge in a spa day. The understated elegance here is intentional, and the property puts an emphasis on superior customer service.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The lauded Encore provides spacious, well-appointed rooms, posh amenities and an unparalleled upscale experience.

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