The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wynn Las Vegas offers ample opportunity for privacy
Wynn Las Vegas offers ample opportunity for privacy | Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas /
Siobhan Grogan

Las Vegas may be famous for its casinos, top theater shows, nightclubs and designer shopping, but it’s also home to some of the USA’s most luxurious hotels, both on and off the Strip. You don’t need to be a celebrity to feel like a Las Vegas VIP. Make the most of Sin City’s 24-hour casinos, pool parties, fine-dining restaurants and non-stop entertainment, then splash out on a lavish hotel for the ultimate indulgence. Think spectacular spas, fine art, Michelin-star dining, chic cocktail bars and once-in-a-lifetime suites you will never want to leave. Here’s our pick of the best luxury hotels in Las Vegas., all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Delano Las Vegas, for your very own butler

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Casino Hotel, Suite Hotel

Delano Las Vegas outdoor pool with loungers and palms
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The 43-story 1,117-room luxury suite hotel located within the Mandalay Bay complex is a hotel within a hotel. Spa-style baths and separate living rooms characterize the larger-than-average suites, whose mostly white-toned color schemes invoke the hotel’s Miami forebear. The hotel’s VIP arrival experience and personal butlers maintain luxury at over-the-top levels – just what high-rolling hipsters want when they hit the Strip. As with many Vegas hotels, the pool is the focal point for socializing, and the Delano’s version features a submerged chess board – just in case you’re feeling high-minded between Mandalay Bay slot pulls.

2. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, for extended stays in extra-spacious rooms

Casino Hotel, Hotel

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opulent bar area with net design
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The trendy, 3000-room Cosmo boasts some of the city’s biggest rooms (many were originally built as apartments) so settling in here works well for the long haul. The hotel’s sexy-hued color palette – think ruby reds and deep purples – sets a tone that lures the young and hip. Urban elegance best defines the rooms, which dabble in contemporary flourishes and state-of-the-art tech, while the pool district’s cabanas, bungalows and daybeds invite moneyed millennials to keep the party going day and night.

3. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, for a superb spa and pool deck

Boutique Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas outdoor pool with loungers and palms
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The non-gaming (and non-smoking) Four Seasons Las Vegas is one of the few hotels occupying prestigious Strip real estate without a slot machine in sight. Instead, the Four Seasons focuses on wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation – you can get your gambling on at off-property casinos such as the Mandalay Resort & Casino, located next door. Stylish and refined accommodations follow standard FS procedure, so you know what you’re getting, but it’s the elegant spa and pool deck that provide a welcome respite from the Vegas chaos outside.

4. NoMad Las Vegas, for a Moroccan-themed pool

Casino Hotel

NoMad Las Vegas outdoor pool in Maghreb style with bar
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Bucking the Las Vegas tradition of “go big or go home”, this trendy hotel brings an NYC boutique sensibility to the Entertainment Capital of the World. The 293 rooms here feel more residential than Three-Ring Circus – you can walk across the street to the MGM Grand for that – with Bellino linens, a mahogany writing desk, oak hardwood floors and Carrara marble mosaic tiles. Truly, the Marrakech-inspired pool and cabanas will leave you feeling like the head of a royal court.

5. Wynn Las Vegas, for an on-site casino and theater

Resort, Casino Hotel, Golf Hotel, Hotel

Wynn Las Vegas cafe area in opulent style
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This curved golden high-rise at the north end of the Strip is lavish even by excessive Vegas standards. Costing $2.7 billion to build, it is one of the world’s most expensive buildings and shimmers with elegance; it’s a sophisticated but suitably over-the-top mix of marble floors, gold adornments and playful Alice in Wonderland-style floral displays. Alongside an extravagant theater show and unusually airy casino, there’s also an 18-hole championship golf course, SoulCycle studio and a gobsmacking selection of designer stores.

6. The Venetian, for Italian-style luxury

Casino Hotel, Hotel

The outdoor canals, gondola and replicas of Venetian landmarks like the Doges Palace at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas
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A decadent homage to the Italian dolce vita, the Venetian is an extravagant feast for the eyes, with acres of marble, vaulted ceilings, a replica of the Sistine Chapel and even its very own Grand Canal, complete with opera-singing gondoliers. Suites don’t disappoint either – even the cheapest is nearly double the size of a standard room on the Strip, with a sunken living room, Roman tub, iHome alarm clock and regal purple accents.

7. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, for personalized service


Luxury bar with high ceilings, dragon-embroidered carpet, designer chandeliers and dramatic city views at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
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The attention to detail is the first thing you notice at this big-name, casino-free hotel at the heart of the Strip. By the time you’ve reached check-in on the 23rd floor, staff offering bottled water are already waiting to greet you by name; every room comes with a walk-in wardrobe and glass-enclosed spa bathroom stocked with upscale Salvatore Ferragamo products. Don’t want to be disturbed? The room’s valet closet lets room service be delivered without even opening your door.

8. Vdara Hotel and Spa, for an award-winning spa


Vdara Hotel and Spa lobby lounge with water feature and trees, flowers
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Vdara may be just steps from the Strip but its hushed refinement belongs to another world. With no casino or nightclub in the curved glass high-rise, the all-suite hotel ups the luxury quota instead, with soaking tubs, panoramic city views, a media hub, kitchenettes and in-room tablets. It’s worth getting out of bed to visit the award-winning two-story spa, where signature treatments include the heavenly Desert Rose salt scrub and massage.

9. ARIA Resort and Casino, for on-site spa, casino and nightclub

Resort, Casino Hotel

Aria Resort & Casino outdoor restaurant with palms and water feature
© Aria Resort & Casino / Expedia
ARIA knows the wow factor counts in Vegas. From the curved glass exterior to the cavernous, light-filled lobby and bold modern art inside, the hotel astounds at every turn. There’s also a swanky spa, adults-only pool lounge, nightclub and expansive casino for the full Vegas experience. When it all gets too much, head back to your room, where lights, curtains and TV can be powered down for sleep with the touch of a single button.

10. Sahara Las Vegas, for exceptional interior design

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Casino Hotel, Hotel

Sahara Las Vegas outdoor pool with ornate tiles and palms
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The Sahara is a glossy design-led hotel loved by the city’s party crowd for its very modern take on Las Vegas luxury. Rooms are housed in three towers and designed by the king of futuristic cool, Philippe Starck. Choose Marra for monochrome minimalism, Blanca for rooms in restful blue with splashes of pop art and Alexandria for tongue-in-cheek decor and chandeliers. Don’t miss Alexandria’s rooftop pool, where swimmers can marvel at views of Downtown Vegas and the mountains beyond the city.

11. Bellagio Hotel and Casino, for a cornucopia of attractions

Resort, Casino Hotel, Hotel

Outdoor pool with large fountain in center, surrounded by plush lounge chairs at Bellagio Hotel and Casino
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Known for its famous dancing fountains, the Bellagio delivers the ultimate Vegas thrill. Everything is big, bold and the best in this elegant hotel, from the lakefront setting on the Strip to the mega-casino, wondrous botanical gardens, top theater shows and fine-art gallery. When hunger strikes, there are Italian, Japanese and seafood restaurants, amongst others, but to really impress, book a table in Picasso, where you can dine right in front of the artist’s masterpieces.

Kevin Raub contributed additional reporting to this article.

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