renowned for its unique placement in the world as well as its outlaw-style of getting things done, the city of Las Vegas is a shimmering strip of attractions surrounded by vast desert wasteland. An ever-changing landscape in itself, the not-so-hidden oasis offers endless bargain hotel rates in the most exceptional of locations. Whether you’re traveling to the Las Vegas Convention Center for work or just hanging out in the historic Fremont area, you’ll have not one but two downtowns to explore. See it all by making sure you have a rid to get there, paying close attention to hotels offering shuttles as well as which ones offer close access to the Las Vegas Monorail. Keep your eyes peeled for rentals outside of McCarran International Airport as well, located on the southern end of the strip and offering an easy portal to see it all. Known for its low-cost rooms and constant opportunities to hit the big time, Vegas has become a haven for ordinary people looking to live lavish for a weekend. With so many places offering a unique array of deals, it can be tough to pick the right hotel to earn back what you spent. From vintage picks to opulent palaces, here are the best places to have fun, whether you win or lose.
Caesar’s Palace Filtering tens of thousands of guests per year, Caesar’s Palace on The Strip is probably the most iconic of all the hotel/casino combos. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, you’ll have easy access to all things entertainment in addition to on-site amenities that take days to explore. With an on-site spa, night club, and 11 different restaurants, the once small hotel has grown to five towers, making it a city within a city. With some suites coming with their own pool tables and dance floors, plus large living areas and dining rooms, you’ll have your pick of the litter in terms of where to stay.
Golden Gate Founded in 1906, the Golden Gate Casino Hotel is the key fixture of the Fremont Street Experience as well as the oldest hotel still standing in Las Vegas. Built a year after the city’s founding, the opulent choice is ideal for those looking to gain all the perks at bargain price typically half of the Golden Nugget across the street. Home to an old-school glam look that includes all-female card dealers, 3 bars, and an old-fashioned American restaurant, the stay is perfect for those looking to relive Vegas’ glory days.
Paris A stellar choice for those looking to experience ornate French architecture without having to fly overseas, Paris Las Vegas is an icon of America’s west side, not only for its mock Eiffel Tower that attracts visitors from LA but opulent amenities with an international appeal. Home to a ritzy piano bar, several restaurants, and a handful of nightclubs, you’ll have plenty to do without even leaving. The stay also offers all-inclusive deals that include meals, specialty suites, and starter money for the house. Take advantage of relaxation as well, looking forward to a day at the spa and rooftop pool & garden perfect for getting sun, all while utilizing the on-site airport shuttle for getting out when the getting gets hot.
Suncoast A specialty choice away from noise of The Strip, Suncoast Hotel & Casino is located nine miles east of downtown Vegas, surrounding itself in unmatched quietude alongside bright views of Red Rock National Canyon. The stay is also family-friendly, keeping the kids busy with an arcade, movie theater, and bowling alley perfect for unwinding while Dad plays in the ritzy casino and Mom looks forward to a day at the on-site spa. The hotel also offers 2 restaurants as well as a slew of casual cafes and lunch spots great for all-inclusive stays, not to mention staying close. Get in touch with nature as well, walking along Angel Park Trail, which leads to the quaint charm of Angel Park down the street, finally making time for a scenic drive through Calico Basin.
The Bellagio A luxurious 5-star choice for lovers of the opulent, The Bellagio off The Strip is known first and foremost as an entertainment resort. Home to water jets that dance across 8 acres of man-made lake to classic Vegas music as well as custom rooms that provide palace-like views of the city, you’ll be as impressed by the entrance as the final result. Look forward to a stroll at the on-site botanical garden and conservatory, afterward planning lunch through a slew of choices that include restaurants, cafes, and buffets. With 5 uniquely shaped outdoor pools as well as some of the world’s greatest live shows, from Cirque du Soleil to iconic comedians, you’ll have plenty to do inside and out. The stay is also ten-minutes walking distance to the Paris Monorail, not to mention home to a airport shuttle to McCarran International.