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Our Top Places of Where to Stay in Las Vegas

Wondering where to stay in Las Vegas? Choices vary depending on whether or not you want to stay directly on the Strip, your budget, who you're traveling with, and what amenities you want. We put together a helpful list of places to stay and things to know before you book depending on where you're looking, your budget, and who you're traveling with (including your furry friends!) to help narrow down your options.

Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

When people think of booking a room for their Las Vegas visit, chances are they want to stay right on the Strip. This area of Las Vegas is home to many luxurious hotels and is the center of most of the excitement. One of the more popular hotels to stay at on the Strip is the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Everything about it is luxurious, exciting, and unique. It's conveniently located on the Strip and is home to fine dining and amazing shows, including the hotel’s famous fountain show. Be sure to try the chocolates left on your pillow with the turn-down service--they're nothing short of amazing. From the grand foyer to the gilded statue of Caesar himself, Caesars Palace Las Vegas is all about lavish luxuries. Located right on the Strip, it offers guests a great location in the heart of the action. Spend a day lounging by the pool or relaxing at the spa, poke around the high-end shops, and then hit the OMNIA nightclub for an unforgettable day. Those who appreciate art and architecture of Renaissance Venice will enjoy the accommodations at the The Venetian. Get the full experience at on an outdoor gondola ride through the meticulously recreated St. Mark's Square. The Venetian has all of the luxury amenities, including pools, a spa, and more. Other great places to stay along the Las Vegas Strip include the Encore Resort, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, and The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Each option offers a convenient location, friendly service, and lots of amenities you would expect from a Las Vegas hotel.

Places to Stay off the Strip

The hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip isn't for everyone. There are lots of popular hotels located just off the Strip so finding one to suit your needs is easy, plus, nightly rates tend to be a bit lower all things equal. Expanding your search beyond the Strip adds a lot of options for other accommodations such as AirBnB and VRBO as well, though they tend to fill up fast so be sure to plan well in advance.

Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas' Official Facebook Page
Some of the more popular hotels to stay at away from the Las Vegas Strip but still convenient to all the action, include the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, The M Resort Spa Casino , and the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Though these are not located on the Strip, they are all just a short drive from all of the action.

Accommodations in Downtown Las Vegas

Photo credit: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino's Official Facebook Page
If you're looking to stay in Downtown Las Vegas near Fremont Street and the Arts District, you'll find lots of options for every budget, from the famous Golden Nugget to the contemporary style Downtown Grand Las Vegas.
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If you're on a really tight budget, be sure to check out the Las Vegas Hostel on Fremont Street (away from the neon lights action), whether you're looking for a private room, or bunk-bed style accommodations, it's a great option for budget travelers--it even has an outdoor pool and hot tub! It's location is near downtown and walkable to all the Fremont Street action.

Budget-Friendly Accommodations

Photo credit: Golden Gate Hotel and Casino's Official Facebook Page
Planning a trip to Las Vegas can be difficult on a tight budget. Luckily, the area has lots of budget-friendly hotels. Some budget-friendly hotels in the area that offer quality accommodations and a variety of amenities, include Hooters Casino and Hotel, the Tropicana Las Vegas, Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino (right near all the action at the Fremont Street destination), and the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Vegas

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Though not everyone thinks of Las Vegas as a family-friendly vacation destination, there are plenty of things for families to see and do in the area. Just as there are plenty of kid-friendly rides, attractions pools, and activities available in Las Vegas, there are plenty of kid-friendly hotels here too. Staying at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino puts you close to the action of the Strip in a castle-themed hotel that is perfect for kids. Circus Circus is another family-friendly hotel that is themed around a circus tent, offering a variety of activities that are fun for the entire family. Other family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas include The Mirage Hotel and Casino, New York-New York Hotel and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas, and the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

Hotels for Couples in Vegas

Photo credit: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino's Official Facebook Page
Many couples find their way to the Las Vegas area for a romantic getaway and it's a popular spot to pop the question or tie the knot. Being one of the top destination wedding locations in the country, Vegas is home to many hotels and things to do that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Hotels made for two include The Venetian (be sure to go on a romantic boat ride), Paris Las Vegas (for a romantic night, be sure to make a reservation at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant), the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, ARIA Resort and Casino, and the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

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Looking for a dog-friendly hotel in Las Vegas? Lots of Las Vegas hotels are making their accommodations pet-friendly. Check out DELANO Las Vegas and bring your furry friend along for some Las Vegas adventures and DELANO luxuries, including a dog menu and dog sitting services. Trump Hotel Las Vegas offers plush dog beds, dining options for dogs, toys, dog walking, and more. Other pet-friendly hotels that are convenient to the Stripe include Caesars Palace, Bally's Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Planet Hollywood, Harrah's Las Vegas, and Flamingo Las Vegas.

Things to know and consider before you book

  • Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip are not the same thing. The Strip is a 4 mile stretch of hotels, casinos, clubs, shops, and more along S. Las Vegas Blvd. Downtown Las Vegas is a little bit north of the Strip.
  • Shop around and look for promotions for Las Vegas hotels on budget travel sites or call before booking to see if the hotel is running or planning to run any promotions.
  • Consider amenities that save money when booking, such as airport shuttle service, pool access, a kitchenette, free parking, etc. when comparing hotel costs.
  • Plan your trip and things to do in Las Vegas before booking a hotel to help you decide which amenities you don't need and what location will be the most convenient. You might find that paying a little extra to be right on the Strip is worth it.

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