Have a first class experience at The Strip's 10 Best Hotels

The Las Vegas Strips’ best hotels strive to create memorable experiences that keep visitors coming back. Rooms include the most up-to-date amenities and conveniences, imported linens, flat screens and trendy toiletries. At some the Strip’s best hotels, you’re also sure to find a selection of rooms with incredible, Instagram-worthy views of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Strip is home to some of the world’s largest hotels, like The Venetian, which is so stuffed with things to do a guest could conceivably never leave the grounds. Like many large properties, it’s filled with restaurants, shops, shows and nightclubs.

The best hotels on the Strip are constantly updating their rooms and offerings, and sometimes renovations completely change the face of a hotel, like The Cromwell and NoMad, both of which have followed the trend toward smaller, boutique-style hotels.

Most Strip hotels have a casino, but not always. Some of the best hotels, like the Waldorf Astoria, have decided to skip the casino and instead offer a hotel experience that feels like a peaceful retreat from the bustling Strip.

Whether you’d like to stay in a hotel designed to look like a European city, or in a place with a trendy, modern style, you’ll find a Vegas hotel that will suit your tastes. For more ideas, scroll down to read more about our picks for the 10 best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip.


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 spacious bathrooms. The hotel shares its space with the exclusive Delano and The Four Seasons, giving the guest a three-in-one hotel experience.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: Mandalay Bay is a resort that embraces the idea of having something for everyone, and their range of rooms, entertainment and restaurants delivers on that idea.

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The Cromwell's boutique, intimate atmosphere is intended to be reminiscent of Paris, in a very hip way. Hardwood floors, plush furnishings and thoughtful amenities like steam showers give the rooms an ambiance that's new to hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. The property was renovated from its previous incarnation as Bill's Gamblin' Hall, and the new design has totally transformed the property. In addition to the redesigned rooms, the Cromwell also has Giada De Laurentiis' first restaurant, Giada, which is open for dinner and weekend brunch. Drai's, the combination pool club/nightclub and after-hours club, is the only hold-over from the hotel's old identity, although it's also had a make-over and remains a popular stop. The nightclub is on the top floor, and guests who are light sleepers may want to avoid rooms directly below the club.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: With its well-appointed rooms, chic decor and smaller footprint, The Cromwell offers guests an alternative to the Strip's megaresorts.

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NoMad is an exclusive hotel within Park MGM, a boutique experience inside a larger property. The upscale hotel has sister locations in New York and Los Angeles, and the distinctive design has drawn a host of accolades. The Classic King is the starting point for the rooms, which 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, nightly turndown service, daily newspaper delivery upon request 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 new pool scene.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The classic style of NoMad creates an upscale atmosphere of romance and elegance.

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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 features a lot of classic, clean design in its lobby and common area, with plenty of subdued brown, tan and white in the color scheme. Rooms are a fresh, light color palette, large and comfortable. 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 hustle and bustle of the casino, shopping mall and pool.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The classy Delano has comfortable, roomy suites that can comfortably accommodate two or more.

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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 property that includes non-gaming hotels, condominiums, abundant public art and a collection of impressive restaurants. Aria's rooms are technology-rich and include a tablet that controls lights and temperature, among other things. 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.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: Aria offers an artistic, modern design, well-appointed rooms and a prime Strip location.

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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, the guest rooms here were designed with elegance and functionality in mind. The beautiful result is a luxurious room that delivers a first-class experience. The room's entertainment, lighting, and temperature are controlled on one remote control. The bathrooms are enclosed with frosted glass panels (you can't be shy here) and are stocked with luxury bath products. Wired and wireless Internet access is offered. The overall feeling at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas conveys the first-class sensibility.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is a non-gaming hotel offering an upscale, tranquil experience in the heart of the Strip.

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When it was built, Bellagio quickly set new standards for luxury in Las Vegas hotels. It's signature dancing fountains have become a must-see attraction on the Strip. Inside Bellagio, you'll find a conservatory and a fine art gallery. Winning acclaim and numerous awards, 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, and villas (fountain views are popular). Standard room features include flat-screen HDTVs, plush pillow-top mattresses, plush linens and robes, soaking tubs, and organic carpeting. Technology options like an iHome docking station and WiFi are standard, as well as a laptop safe.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The Bellagio is one of Las Vegas' iconic hotels, with a well-deserved reputation for elegance and first-class accommodations.

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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. Several types of guest rooms are available, many of them suite-style rooms with kitchenettes and a wonderful terrace to take in an incredible view of the Strip. The beautifully decorated, well-appointed rooms are modern with great design features. The City Studio, the hotel's smallest suite, features an oversized sitting area and artistic interior design throughout. 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: An artistic, modern design and an impressive line-up of restaurants and entertainment set The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas apart from other hotels.

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The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino
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The Venetian recreates the romantic setting of Old Venice, and its detailed styling, which comes complete with canals and gondolas, is fun for anyone. The all-suite style hotel offers seven types of suites, including penthouse suites. Look for small dining tables, sofa sleepers, wired and wireless Internet and big bathrooms (sometimes with televisions). The Penthouse is the hotel's largest suite at 2900 square feet, but even the standard suite is roomy and includes a sunken living room. The entire Venetian | Palazzo complex 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 roomy, plush rooms, along with its Old World decor and wealth of restaurants and shops, make it one of the Strip's best hotels.

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Wynn Las Vegas
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Wynn Las Vegas has taken the idea of sophistication to a new level on the Las Vegas Strip. The large rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, plentiful seating, pillow-top mattresses and spacious bathrooms. The Panoramic Corner View rooms, which begin at the 30th floor, offer an impressive view of Las Vegas. When you're not in the room, enjoy one of Wynn or Encore's highly acclaimed restaurants. The Wynn was built on the site of the Desert Inn, a property that included a beautiful golf course, and many of the large, mature trees and plants were saved and used, adding to hotel's lovely, lush landscaping.

Recommended for Hotels on the Strip because: The Wynn Las Vegas offers some of the Strip's finest accommodations, along with first-class service, impressive restaurants and popular shows.

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