The Best Hotels to Book Near Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas

Enjoy five-star luxury at the Wynn with its relaxing pools and 18-hole golf course
Enjoy five-star luxury at the Wynn with its relaxing pools and 18-hole golf course | Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas /
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Sin City, USA isn’t just about letting loose. It’s home to a variety of attractions suitable for all ages, like the world’s most famous wax museum. Here’s where to stay nearby – now bookable via Culture Trip.

Las Vegas was Madame Tussauds’ first venue in the US, and it’s constantly evolving with new features and exhibits. Set inside The Venetian hotel’s casino, you’ll get so close to Captain America in the Marvel 4D cinema experience that you’ll feel the wind from his shield. Not to mention the immersive rooftop bar based on the movie The Hangover, where you’ll sip cocktails with the Wolf Pack. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 hotels that are bookable on Culture Trip, many of which feature big-budget stage shows and cuisine from celebrity chefs, just to up the ante of Vegas entertainment.

1. The Mirage Las Vegas

Casino Hotel

The bar with yellow bar stools and palm trees inside at the Mirage Hotel and Casino
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This enormous mega-resort has a prime location on the the Strip – just a five-minute walk from Madame Tussauds – with oodles of amenities attracting multigenerational travelers. There are more than 3,000 rooms, ranging in size all the way up to villas with private backyards. Families will enjoy the huge outdoor pool complex, but bear in mind that there’s a European-style – read: topless – pool in the mix. Entertainment includes Cirque du Soleil performances, comedy, live music, and the Dolphin Habitat. There’s also a casino and spa, shopping, and a wide range of dining options from an all-day buffet to Tom Colicchio’s wood-fired steakhouse with options like Colorado lamb chops with chimichurri sauce.

2. Harrah's Las Vegas

Budget Hotel

Harrahs Las Vegas Hotel Casino
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With more than 2,500 rooms, this mid-range mega-resort has a prime location on the Las Vegas Strip close to the Madame Tussauds, but with lower rates than many neighborhoods. Despite the good value, guests can expect newly renovated rooms as a massive redesign project was completed in 2020. There’s also an outdoor pool, casino, and nightly shows with resident entertainer Donny Osmond, as well as a hologram tribute to Whitney Houston – why not? The multiple dining options include a chef-driven marketplace with pan-Asian noodles and veggie burgers, plus a steakhouse, oyster bar, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, to name just a handful.

4. Palace Station Hotel & Casino

Budget Hotel

A white couch with pillows and large windows with a view to the desert at Palace Station Hotel and Casino
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This recently renovated off-Strip hotel provides over 1,000 rooms in two towers, for those who seek contemporary decor at affordable prices. Try your hand at bingo or keno, or simply rent a cabana by the outside pool for a few hours. Dining and drinking options range from Starbucks to an Irish pub, while restaurants serve Northern Californian cuisine, Asian-Fusion, and a 24/7 oyster bar that’s popular with locals. Perhaps the best part is the free shuttle to the Strip, just five minutes away, as well as the airport – you’ll never need to hail a taxi.

5. Artisan Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel

The outdoor pool with large, comfy sunbeds and palm trees at Artisan Hotel Boutique
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Another off-Strip option is this much smaller boutique hotel, which has just 64 rooms for adults aged 21 and over. Rooms and common spaces come with dark furnishings and art reproductions, bolstering a party atmosphere. Many guests head for the small, topless outdoor pool, which has private cabanas and live entertainment, and then crank it up a notch in the nightclub that continues into the early hours. A gothic-style chapel is available for those who decide to tie the knot, but hopefully not following a chance meeting in the nightclub. Other features include a tapas restaurant serving seafood paellas, tacos, and pasta, plus a bar and lounge with regular happy hours. The Strip is easily accessed by taxi.

6. The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort
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This mega-resort is a new addition to sister property, The Venetian – the home of Madame Tussauds – which is next door and separated by a shopping mall. The luxe all-suites Palazzo offers super spacious accommodation with separate living areas and soaking tubs. Kick back at the swanky Canyon Ranch Spa, or relax at 10 pools between the two properties. There’s also an impressive number of eating and drinking options featuring celebrity chefs like Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse, plus an ice bar and Tao Nightclub pulling in world-famous DJs – just be sure to dress up to get in.

7. Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Hotel, Casino Hotel

Suncoast Hotel & Casino

​​About 10mi (16km) from Madame Tussauds, this quieter resort with 432 rooms is ideal for those who don’t mind being away from the hubbub of the Strip. Instead, guests are treated to an uncrowded casino, a large pool area with towering palm trees and mountain views, and a nearby golf club within walking distance. Simple rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, while suites have more space and tubs. There’s a fancy steakhouse and a classic Italian restaurant, while family-friendly activities include a movie theater and bowling alley. The nearby Tivoli Village offers open-air shopping and dining, and guests are an easy drive away from Red Rock Canyon.

8. California Hotel

Hotel, Casino Hotel

California Hotel
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Despite the name, this hotel is Hawaiian themed and is a solid mid-range option in downtown Las Vegas. There are 779 rooms and suites that were renovated in 2017 with contemporary interiors. The hotel’s casino was also spruced up, yet retains original touches like its classic coin-operated slot machines. There are two bars and four restaurants, including an Asian noodle house, a modern sports bar, and a Hawaiian restaurant that serves a popular oxtail soup. Other pros include a rooftop pool, fitness center, and free shuttles to the Strip.

9. Circa Resort & Casino

Casino Hotel, Hotel

Circa Resort & Casino

Another downtown Las Vegas location, this one is hard to miss as it’s the tallest and splashiest building near the Fremont Street Experience mall and entertainment venue. It opened in late 2020 with 512 rooms, making it the first new hotel-casino to open in the area for decades. Youngsters flock here for its modern casino, six pools on three levels, outdoor projection screen showing sports, swim-up bars, day-beds, and chaise lounges. Rooms come with tablets and mini-fridges, while onsite dining includes a famous deli, a burger joint, a steakhouse, and a rooftop lounge with build-your-own old fashioneds.

10. Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

Hotel, Casino Hotel

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

This mid-range hotel is a good value, with 300 clean and modern rooms in relaxed surroundings a 10-minute drive from the Strip. There’s a large casino with plenty to keep gamers happy, while several restaurants and bars include a Mexican restaurant whipping up house-made tamales, a Cuban-themed cigar lounge, and quick eats from Starbucks, Burger King, and Subway. There’s also a pool, movie theater, nightclub and live music venue, which parents can enjoy solo by taking advantage of the kid’s club and babysitting services.

Discover more accommodation options in the heart of Las Vegas with the best hotels with a jacuzzi, or some family stays everyone will be pleased with – now bookable with Culture Trip. Check out our guide on the adventurous side of Sin City and uncover the quirky side of Las Vegas. Don’t forget to work up an appetite for those burgers and hot dogs at the best American restaurants in town.

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