The 10 Best Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Palace has it all, from dining to shopping
Caesars Palace has it all, from dining to shopping | © Chris Pancewicz / Alamy Stock Photo
With millions of visitors every year, the resorts along the Las Vegas Strip are some of the most enduring and popular attractions in Sin City. Their mixing of iconic architecture with luxurious spas, dazzling casinos and glamorous nightlife ensure that you’ll never forget what happens in Vegas.

More than 42 million people visit Las Vegas annually for the resorts that demark and define the city. From five-star food and drink to sprawling acres of lake-size pools, skyscraping hotels and cavernous casinos, a trip to the Strip offers opulence, extravagance and the occasional bit of debauchery.

Caesars Palace - Resort and Casino

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Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace has everything you would expect from a luxurious resort | Courtesy of Caesars Palace - Resort and Casino /

Located in the middle of the Strip, Caesars Palace is a perfect base for exploring everything Las Vegas has to offer. Famous for being a prominent location in The Hangover series, Caesars attracts both travelers and residents with its solid mix of upscale and affordable entertainment, dining and gaming options. The resort’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis offers seven pools, each with a different atmosphere – from family-friendly to the invite-only Bacchus Pool reserved for special guests and celebrities. Cove Beach features a different themed party every Thursday through Sunday.

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The Mirage Hotel and Casino

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The Mirage
The Mirage offers numerous dining, entertainment and nightlife options | Courtesy of The Mirage Hotel and Casino /
Located near the northern end of the Strip, below Treasure Island and across the street from The Venetian, The Mirage is a perfect resort for those who want the Strip experience without the appurtenances of a theme park. Though the pool doesn’t host parties or regular events, its large size makes up for it, especially if you’re traveling with a big group. While here, stop by Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, which carries on the tradition of its eponymous magicians by providing a place for people to encounter and learn more about tigers and other wildlife.
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New York New York Hotel and Casino

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New York-New York Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
It’s all about the Big Apple at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino | Courtesy of New York-New York Hotel and Casino /

The progeny of a 1990s experiment to make Vegas resorts more family friendly still dot the Strip, with notable examples including the Luxor, Excalibur and Treasure Island – but this Big Apple-inspired hotel exudes a surreal verisimilitude that other theme hotels simply can’t match. The food offers a wide variety that encapsulates the culinary highlights of trekking around the five boroughs, and the hotel has its own rollercoaster.

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Luxor Hotel and Casino

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Luxor Hotel & Casino
Luxor’s newly remodeled rooms feature a minimalist design | Courtesy of Luxor Hotel and Casino /
Known for its Sphinx and its striking light beam that some say is visible up to 100 or even 200 miles (161-322 kilometers) away, the Luxor is a hotel and casino with a distinct architecture. The hotel offers guests amazing views of the Strip, thanks to an elevator that lifts guests at a 39-degree angle to their desired floor. It’s also home to a 30,000-square-foot (2,787-square-meter) e-sports facility and one of the largest hotel pools in Sin City.
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Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel and Casino

Flamingo Las Vegas
The Flamingo Las Vegas has everything a guest could want, from comfy rooms to fun adventures | Courtesy of Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel and Casino /

The Flamingo is a Las Vegas classic. Opened in 1946 by mobster Bugsy Siegel, the hotel has reinvented itself to offer today’s visitors the opulent experience they expect with nods toward its sordid past. Ask for a room that looks over the inner courtyard to get a view of the resort’s Flamingo Wildlife Habitat that features exotic birds (including flamingoes, of course) and rainforest-like plants alongside the pools. The GO Pool Dayclub features live music, tipples and dancing most days.

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Park MGM Las Vegas

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Park MGM Las Vegas
Park MGM Las Vegas has dog-friendly rooms | Courtesy of Park MGM Las Vegas /

One of the Strip’s newest resorts, Park MGM has taken over the parcel formerly occupied by the Monte Carlo. Park MGM’s theater hosts big-name acts, such as Lady Gaga and Cher, while providing a location that’s adjacent to the T-Mobile Arena, home of Vegas’s NHL team, the Golden Knights. The culinary highlight is Eataly, which started as a Florentine marketplace highlighting regional, farm-to-table recipes. The room prices are reasonable, and its location makes it perfect for sports fanatics during hockey season.

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The Cromwell

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The Cromwell LasVegas
The Cromwell has a Parisian-inspired atmosphere | Courtesy of The Cromwell /

Everything about The Cromwell screams cosmopolitan sophistication. While it’s teensy by Strip standards, that hardly seems to matter once you’re inside. Its intimate casino and surprisingly spacious rooms have a Parisian jazz-club vibe, and its restaurant, from Food Network favorite Giada de Laurentiis, proffers perfectly executed contemporary Italian fare. The big draw, however, is Drai’s Pool on the rooftop; it turns into a nightclub every Friday, with the party continuing throughout the weekend.

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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
The en-suite bathrooms at the Mandalay Bay have soaking tubs | Courtesy of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino /
Visiting Mandalay Bay is like stepping into a tropical world, with a man-made beach, pool and Shark Reef Aquarium. With its golden exterior, the resort is a popular hotel that also hosts a large convention center and arena, an array of bars and restaurants, not to mention a shopping mall with endless options.
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Hooters Casino Hotel

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Hooters Casino Hotel
Hooters Casino Hotel’s spacious rooms have views of the Strip or pool | Courtesy of Hooters Casino Hotel /

The best part of a visit to Vegas is encountering the unexpected, and nothing offers the opportunity to do so quite like the Hooters Casino Hotel. The waitresses – clad in classic in Hooters regalia – bring gamblers their drink orders with a complimentary buffalo chicken wing on the side and, although the pool isn’t the party hub you’ll find at other resorts, you’ll find a variety of “backyard games” there, including beer pong and cornhole.

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Bellagio Hotel & Casino
The Bellagio offers elegant rooms with incredible views | Courtesy of Bellagio /
The Bellagio is one of the most respected resorts on the Strip, and for good reason. Its stoic facade and incredible fountain – 1,000 feet (305 meters) long with jets of water soaring 460ft (140m) in the air – is the centerpiece of countless movies and television shows, including Ocean’s Eleven. Gold is the order of the day when it comes to decor and, while there are no pool parties, groups can reserve cabanas and circular daybeds to score a perfect spot for people-watching by the water.
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These recommendations were updated on August 8, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.