Hotels in Las Vegas
Accommodation in Las Vegas is often cheap because almost all hotels have casinos at ground level and many people are losing money at the hotel they are staying at. In addition, Las Vegas was hit really hard by the financial crisis, further driving prices down.
Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip
The most common accommodation in Las Vegas is of course hotels. To the left you will find hotels that we think are most worth looking at. If you stay less than a week, we recommend a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Las vegas has hotels in many different price ranges. Because the guests gamble on the hotel’s casino, you can find very good prices. Popular weekends can be very expensive.
Resort fees are hidden fees
In recent years, most big hotels have started to charge a resort fee. The price varies between $7 and $20 per room per night, see the quick facts on each hotel. This mandatory fee usually includes internet access, local calls, entrance to the health center and more. The hotels that don’t charge a resort fee are getting fewer and fewer. Even then, they always charge for internet access.
Rent a holiday house
If you travel in a group and you have planned on staying a while in Las Vegas you should definitely consider renting a house. The biggest advantage is that you get much more surface area to socialize in private. When you rent a house, we recommend rent a car instead of taking a taxi to the Strip.
For longer stays on the strip, you can consider an apartment hotel like MGM Signature, it obviously works for short stays as well.
List of Las Vegas top 30 biggest hotels
Las Vegas have many of the world’s largest hotels. Of the 60 largest hotels in the world, half are located in Las Vegas and of the 20 largest hotels, Las Vegas has 14 of them. All of these hotels are located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, which is an attraction in itself. Here is a list of the 30 largest hotel complexes in Las Vegas and brief information about each.
- The Venetian and The Palazzo – 7117 rooms, five-star luxury resort which is the world’s largest resort with several attractions. The Venetian opened in 1999 and The Palazzo in 2007.
- MGM Grand complex – 6851 rooms, four star resort. Signature at MGM and SKYLOFT, which has a slightly higher standard are included in the nearly 7000 rooms. There are over 5000 rooms in the MGM Grand’s various wings. It features our favorite show, KÀ. MGM Grand opened in 1993 and Signature opened in 2006.
- Wynn and Encore – 4750 rooms, five star luxury resort with two identical buildings. Encore is somewhat more luxurious. Wynn opened in 2005 and Encore in 2008.
- Mandalay Bay and THEhotel – 4426 rooms, four star resort in gold color with a Las Vegas best pool area. There are only suites at THEhotel. Mandalay Bay opened in 1999 and THEhotel in 2003.
- Luxor – 4407 rooms, three star hotel with the famous pyramid. Next to the pyramid are two other buildings included in Luxor. Opened in 1993.
- Excalibur – 4008 rooms, three star and budget hotel with a medieval theme and fairy-tale castle-shaped towers. Excalibur opened in 1990.
- Aria – 4004 rooms, five star luxury resort which is a central part of the City Center. CityCenter is the largest privately funded construction project in U.S. history. Aria opened at the end of 2009.
- Bellagio – 3933 rooms, five star classic and luxurious resort with a water theme and the famous fountain next to the strip. Cirque de Soleil’s water show O is played here. Bellagio opened in 1998.
- Circus Circus – 3773 rooms, three star budget hotel with a circus theme. There is also a large fairground park indoors. Circus Circus opened in 1968.
- Flamingo – 3565 rooms, three star hotel that is Las Vegas Strip’s oldest hotel. The hotel’s theme is different animal habitats. Flamingo opened in 1946.
- Caesars Palace – 3348 rooms, four star+ hotel with the Roman Empire as its theme. This is also the home of the popular and luxurious Forum Shops mall. Caesars Palace has been renovated many times over the years and opened the 1966.
- The Mirage – 3044 rooms, four star hotel which was the 90s luxury hotel in Las Vegas. It was then the world’s most expensive hotel building. The hotel quickly became a popular accommodation and many wanted to stay here on their Las Vegas trip. The Mirage opened in 1989.
- Monte Carlo – 2992 rooms, four star hotel where the theme comes from Monte Carlo. The hotel do not stand out very much and feels like a pretty boring place to stay at. Monte Carlo opened in 1996.
- The Cosmopolitan – 2995 rooms, five star luxury hotel adYescent to City Center. It is Las Vegas’s newest hotel. The Cosmopolitan opened on 16th December 2010.
- Hilton – 2956 rooms, three-star+ hotel located a short distance from the Strip. Here lies Las Vegas big sized conference center. Las Vegas Monorail stops at the convention center and the hotel. Hilton opened the 1969.
- Paris Las Vegas – 2915 rooms, four star hotel with a great location. Paris it the theme and one of their attractions are the Eiffel Tower. Paris Las Vegas opened the 1999.
- Treasure Island – 2885 rooms, four star hotel with a Caribbean and pirate theme. In the evenings the hotels have a good free show on a pirate ship next to the Strip. Treasure Island opened 1993.
- Bally’s – 2814 rooms, three star hotel right in the center of Las Vegas Strip. Bally’s opened 1973.
- The Quad – 2640 rooms, three star budget hotel in a central location on Las Vegas Strip. A pretty bad but very cheap accommodation with a Hawaiian theme. The Quad was called Imperial Palace when it opened in 1979.
- Planet Hollywood – 2567 rooms, four star hotel, formerly known as The Aladdin. The Aladdin was built in 1998, renovated and integrated with Planet Hollywood, which opened in 2007.
- Harrah’s 2526 room, three star hotel. Not a hotel we recommend you to stay at the Las Vegas Strip. Harrah’s opened 1973.
- Rio – 2522 rooms, four star resort with only suites. Located a bit west of the Las Vegas Strip. Every summer, the WSOP (World Series of Poker) is played here. Rio opened 1990.
- Stratosphere – 2427 rooms, three star budget hotel in the far north on the Las Vegas Strip. Best known for its tower with rides and the restaurants at the top. For those who want to stay cheaply on Las Vegas Strip, this is an option.
- Golden Nugget – 2345 rooms, four star hotel next to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown. It is one of downtown’s most famous and nicest hotels. Golden Nugget was opened in 1946.
- South Point – 2163 rooms, four star resort south of Las Vegas Strip but on the same street, that is Las Vegas Boulevard South. South Point opened the 2005.
- New York-New York – 2024 rooms, four star hotel which was built as the Manhattan skyline. New York-New York opened the 1997.
- The Orleans – 1885 guest rooms, three star hotel about three miles from Las Vegas Strip. The Orleans opened in 1996.
- Sahara – 1710 rooms, two star+ budget hotel which was closed in 2011. Sahara opened in 1952.
- Tropicana – 1690 rooms, three star hotel Miami as a theme. Tropicana opened in 1957.