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Hilton Grand Vacations on the Las Vegas Strip

Located on a 10-acre site at the north end of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Hilton Grand Vacations Suites offers convenience and luxury to business and leisure travelers alike, with its well-appointed studios and one and two-bedroom suites. The resort is a short distance from the Las Vegas Convention Center and convenient to the I-15 Freeway. It also provides easy access to nearby shopping at Fashion Show Mall and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Five miles from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Executive Air Terminal and Signature Flight Support, the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip are the epitome of a central location. With many different activities to pursue nearby, it’s easy to be entertained. World-renowned attractions like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Red Rock and the Grand Canyon, as well as great shows and restaurants are just a short drive away. The full-service Concierge Staff can make your trip and every visit to Las Vegas an experience you’ll never forget. The hotel also boasts the Grand Vacation Spa. The Spa offers endless possibilities designed to impress with six treatment rooms, a luxurious relaxation lounge, steam rooms and an extensive treatment menu. You’ll enjoy aromatic facials, therapeutic massages, pampering manicures, pedicures and restorative body treatments. If you’re looking for absolute relaxation and rejuvenation, plan on spending time at Grand Vacation Spa. But don’t forget to make a reservation before your arrival. Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip is the ultimate blend of outstanding family resort accommodations and Las Vegas hospitality. You’ll never want to leave.


When searching for a family-friendly resort in Las Vegas, some of the Strip properties can be a bit overwhelming. Partiers and club-goers are fun when you’re single or at least when you don’t have kids, or obligations, or social consciences. But once the thrill/molly wears off, you’re left looking for a resort that’s more up your calm and relaxing alley. Welcome to the Suncoast. When you’re planning your family activities, Suncoast has a variety of entertaining options to meet your needs. A 64-lane, Brunswick-equipped bowling alley is great for kids, adults and adults who act like kids. They even offer $1.00 bowling after 10 p.m. certain days. For more outdoor fun, the resort is surrounded by some of the best golf courses in the area and is always happy to help you set up a tee time. The 500-seat showroom hosts a variety of live headliners, from The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Manhattans to comedian Ronn Lucas and magician Rick Thomas. And the Time Out Arcade and 16-screen movie theater cater to all ages. Dining options abound at the Suncoast, whether you need to feed the family or indulge in more adult fare. SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar combines an unforgettable view of the Las Vegas valley with a fine selection of USDA prime aged beef dishes. Salvatore’s is a charming Italian-themed restaurant. The upscale St. Tropez International Buffet boasts seven unique food stations. And several eateries, such as The Game and Bagel Corner Deli & Bakery, are perfect for a casual family dining experience.  If you’re traveling without kids, or you’ve just left them in the room to entertain themselves with their phones and tablets that they’ve probably had since they were two, Pure Salon & Spa provides exquisite pampering to melt away all the stress of trying to get those devices out of the kids’ hands. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. And the casino at the Suncoast is a whopping 95,000 square feet, with more than 2,000 video poker and slot machines, 34 table games and a 150-seat race and sports book. The only thing you’ll be missing about the family is that whole love and affection stuff. Set into the modern neighborhood of Summerlin (about 35 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip), Suncoast is a warm and inviting resort perfect for families, older travelers or anyone who cares more about golf and lounging by the pool than clubbing or people watching on the Strip. With easy access to the rest of the city via the beautiful Summerlin Parkway, Suncoast is connected to the Vegas mentality, yet soothing enough to stand on its own.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

A luxury resort located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Venetian offers all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants, world-class entertainment, and shopping. Their elegant suites range in size from 650 to 720-square-feet that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The vibe: Over-the-top Italian elegance, abounding amore, luxury and service reign supreme What we love: At The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, the world is at your belly. You can eat like a paesano at restaurants operated by Buddy Valastro and Wolfgang Puck – and drink like one too because wine is plentiful. Or savor other cuisines including South American fare from Lorena Garcia. All of the rooms in The Venetian are suites. Our fave things about The Venetian’s suites: the foyers (we just love saying that word), sunken living rooms and marble bathrooms with large Roman tubs (the true thrones of emperors). Insider tips: Speaking of The Venetian’s “spread out-ness,” if you want to bypass the casino to get to the Grand Canal Shoppes, you can enter right off Las Vegas Boulevard. There’s access through a hallway that passes by the Rockhouse bar, Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery, where you should stop and get a pastry. Now there are more outstanding restaurants in The Venetian than fingers on our hands, but we’re singling out Bouchon because you might not see it while wandering around the casino floor. It’s located in the resort’s exclusive Venezia Tower. You’ll have to take the elevator near the front desk to the 10th floor. When you get off, you’ll see an opulent lobby in one direction and Bouchon’s little known entrance in the other. Good to know: Although the plaza in front of The Venetian is beautiful, reminiscent of St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace, pay attention to vehicles coming in and out of the resort via the Strip. The Venetian’s outside is just as gorgeous as its interior, so naturally your gnat-like attention span is going to be focused on all of the great art and decor that surround the resort’s exterior and not the busy boulevard that lies mere steps away. Keep your heads up people, that’s all we’re sayin’.  If you like pools (it’s 100+ degrees here, so we’re going to make that assumption), you’re going to love The Venetian and The Palazzo. There are 10 pools between the two properties, so there’s plenty of opportunity for you to get down on some “Marco Polo.” Just be sure to keep your flip-flops on deck (see what we did there?), because remember that weather we mentioned earlier? If you’re not prepared, that heat will burn your little footsies and put a damper on your pool hoppin’ plans STAT. 

The Signature at MGM Grand – All Suites

The Signature at MGM Grand-All Suites merges a luxury resort with the amenities of a timeshare (like a kitchen) while giving you access to everything at the neighboring MGM Grand — including its casino, nightclubs, restaurants and pools. The vibe: The suite life with a touch of home, quiet and exclusive, a hideaway from the crowds of weekend partiers What we love: The Signature at MGM Grand-All Suites is a nongaming, nonsmoking resort. This means there’ll be no noisy slot machines and no clouds of smoke hovering about. Yes, everything — from the lobby to your suite — smells nice and clean. The balconies on select suites are awesome. If you’re on a high floor, you could stay out on them for hours surveying all that goes on below. There are incredible views of either the Las Vegas Strip or the surrounding valley (and from some suites you can actually watch the planes take off and land at Harry Reid International Airport). The property offers condo-style accommodations but the suites also come with many of the amenities you’d expect of an upscale hotel. For example, relax your weary body in a whirlpool tub after a long day (or night) on the town. Plus, some of the suites have cool TVs that rise from the desks. Insider tips: As a guest of The Signature at MGM Grand-All Suites you can take advantage of all the amenities at MGM Grand — like the Grand Pool complex. We recommend you do this because even though each tower at The Signature has its own heated outdoor pool, the one at MGM Grand is tricked out — it boasts five pools and a 1,000-foot-long lazy river. If you’re hungry and don’t feel like going over to MGM Grand or the Strip, try Delights. This deli located in the second tower serves a lot more than just sandwiches. You can get a good skillet scramble for breakfast or one of several different pastas for dinner. And when you’re looking to relax with a drink, check out The Lounge, a swanky bar located in the first tower.   Got a coffee craving? Now there’s a coffee maker in your suite, but if you don’t feel like brewing your own cup, head to Delights. Good to know: Regarding those fabulous balconies, you’ll have to drag a chair out if you want to sit outside. There’s no patio furniture on them. Thanks to the guarded gate, it can feel strange arriving at The Signature at MGM Grand-All Suites the first time. You’ll be given a pass there and told which tower you’re in. There is no self-parking area at The Signature, but self-parking is available at MGM Grand. Parking fees will apply. Speaking of walking, expect to do a fair amount when you stay at The Signature. Consisting of three identical towers, it typically takes at least 10 minutes to walk from the farthest one to MGM Grand. The towers are all linked together and connected to the megaresort via moving walkways. Of course, MGM Grand is huge in itself, so once you get there you’ll have to do more walking. Oddly enough, even though the suites at The Signature come with either kitchenettes or full kitchens, you’re not going to find any dishware, silverware or cooking utensils in them. You’ll have to ask at the front desk on arrival or call the concierge to get those delivered. There is no charge for this, and you may request any number of plates, glasses, pots, pans and more that you desire. This is a non-smoking hotel. Guests who light up in their room will be assessed a cleaning fee upon checkout. Smoke in designated areas, such as MGM Grand’s casino next door.

Sunset Station

THE VIBE: : The city of Henderson, with its neighborhood charm and city limits on which not even locals can always agree, is home to some of the more likable properties in the Las Vegas Valley. Among them is the refreshing Sunset Station. This resort, which primarily caters to locals, is also an affordable hotel for leisure, family and business travelers. WHAT WE LOVE:: Perhaps the biggest appeal of Sunset Station is its proximity to shopping, outlying attractions and chocolate — yes, chocolate. Ethel M Chocolate Factory is just a short drive up Sunset and is full of everything a chocolate lover could imagine, assuming their imagination is pretty chocolate-centric. Galleria at Sunset mall is just across the street featuring a wide variety of stores from department to demented. Just be careful crossing Sunset Road; it’s full of Las Vegas drivers. And Sunset Station also makes for a good base when exploring Lake Mead and Hoover Dam as it’s further east than most properties and has easy access to the 95 (U.S. Highway 95). GOOD TO KNOW:: If you’re more the stay in the hotel type, Sunset Station makes up for its distance from the Strip with a variety of entertainment options like Club Madrid, a state-of-the-art lounge that seats 500 people, or the beautiful outdoor Sunset Amphitheater. Sunset Station also boasts a 13-screen cinema with an IMAX theater, the stylish Strike Zone Bowling Center with 72 lanes and featuring cosmic bowling at night and the Kingpin Lounge (where you can play pool) and a seasonal outdoor pool with a hot tub and cabanas. For the little ones, Kids Quest provides a safe, professionally supervised facility for children with indoor play areas, interactive games, quiet zones and a variety of activities. Kids Quest gives the adults the opportunity to indulge in some fine dining or drinks. The Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse is known for both its aged, prime cuts of beef and its modern California cuisine. At Pasta Cucina, you can enjoy old-style Italian classics in a spectacular garden setting. For a casual meal at any time of day, there’s the Grand Café. It’s easy to find — just look for the restored Orenstein & Koppel #791 locomotive. Plus, guests can indulge in fresh seafood at the hip Oyster Bar. And if the kids are in tow, try the Feast Buffet or the food court.   The hotel’s artfully designed center bar, called the Gaudi Bar, has a light and airy space with a laid-back vibe. Surrounded by stained glass in interesting curves, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to one of famed architect Antoni Gaudí’s buildings in Spain. There are plenty of other places to sip on cocktails and converse at Sunset Station — including the Martini Bar, Rosalita’s Cantina, the Seville Bar and the Bullfighter’s Bar. INSIDER TIP:: If you’re looking to be in the center of the excitement, the Strip might be a better bet. But if you’re looking for a great hotel that reminds you Las Vegas, or at least Henderson, is a real city with real people, Sunset Station is a welcome example of how interesting the whole city can be.

Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway

Welcome to the Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway, where old school Vegas meets modern comfort. Plug into the high energy and exhilaration of the Entertainment Capital of the World. Las Vegas is a diverse destination that is hard to define. Hampton Inn Las Vegas/North Speedway is located in the heart of the North Las Vegas Business Park. You’re minutes away from the world-famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base, and within a quick drive of downtown Las Vegas.


The tropical-themed Mirage is a mid-range property with a wide range of restaurants, bars, and shops. Plus, it’s home to an erupting volcano and a Cirque du Soleil production. The vibe: Lush setting, multigenerational, something for everyone What we love: We like that The Mirage’s roster of restaurants spans multiple genres and multiple price points from CPK to Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak. So when you sit down to peruse the menus, your response could be everything from “Wow, that’s affordable” to “We’re definitely not ordering wine with that.” The Mirage’s pool area has a lot more greenery than the newer resort pools in Vegas. Comprised of a series of lagoons with waterfalls, inlets and even little palm-tree lined islands, you’ll feel like you’ve been marooned with Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins (oh, and a couple hundred sunbathers) in “The Blue Lagoon.” A hottie of an attraction since the property opened in 1989, The Mirage’s volcano is still a sight to be seen and felt. It sits right in front of the property in another tranquil lagoon…at least this lagoon is tranquil until the volcano erupts, which happens several times a night. Steam rises. Water shoots up. Lava spews. Flames dance. And a blast of heat will burn off your alcohol fatigue. Insider tips: To claim the best spot for viewing The Mirage’s erupting volcano, arrive early and stake out a place up front. We have just one caveat: By standing up close, things may get a bit toasty. The volcano isn’t the only free attraction at The Mirage. There are two mermaid statues just inside the front entrance. Rumor has it you should rub their — what shall we say — er, “chest area” for good luck. Also, a bronze statue dedicated to legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy is nestled among the lush greenery on the Strip. A photo here is a must. Save yourself a little walking by hopping on the free tram (just outside The Mirage’s front entrance) that links the hotel to Treasure Island. It runs between 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily, arriving and departing approximately every 15 minutes. Good to know: The base-level resort rooms at The Mirage are stylish and comfortable. They were last remodeled in 2009 and some are in better shape than others. Though not exactly voluminous, these rooms aren’t cramped either, except in the bathrooms. So if you want a little more space to spread out in, as well as a bathroom with a separate tub and shower, then book a suite. All the rooms at The Mirage have minibars (you know, those little mini fridges stuffed with refreshments). Warning: This is not the kind of fridge you can use for storing your leftovers or snacks. There’s no room in it to put anything and if you move items around, the sensors will charge you. That means you’ll get a not-so-pleasant surprise when you see your bill at checkout. All rooms are non-smoking; if you light up, you’ll be charged a smoking fee of $500 for rooms and $1000 for suites. Save yourself the trouble and light up in permitted areas, like the casino and bars.

Sams Town

Located in an area dubbed the “Boulder Strip,” Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall is situated about 15 minutes from the Strip on the corner of Flamingo Road and Boulder Highway. If you’re not familiar with Vegas those cross streets probably mean nothing to you, so we’ll just say it’s on the East side of the city, closer to Clark County Wetlands Park and Sam Boyd Stadium than it is to the Las Vegas Strip. This is not the hotel for someone looking to stroll the Strip every night. This is where nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find their zen. Mystic Falls Park, located at the center of the resort, is a 25,000-square-foot atrium filled with trees, flowers, cobblestone paths, brooks and a waterfall. At night, you can catch the free “Sunset Stampede” show boasting lasers, lights, dancing fountains and music recorded by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra. For the holidays, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland. Even animated displays of penguins and beavers are set up. It sounds like we’re messing with you on that last part, but you’ll have to stay there during the holidays to see for yourself. Once you’ve had your fill of nature for the day, check out a concert or other entertainment at Sam’s Town Live, or head to Roxy’s Lounge where live bands take the stage nightly. All the latest movies are shown at the 18-screen Century Theatres. Plus, there’s a world-class, 56-lane bowling center that comes complete with its own pro shop, snack bar and video arcade. Basically if you’re tired, it’s raining or you’re that one person in every group who hates what everyone else wants to do, Sam’s Town has plenty of indoor activities to fill your time before bed, while you wait for the weather to clear or while you do everything possible to avoid hanging out with your family. After a long day of indoor/outdoor adventures, either real or imagined, The Angry Butcher is the place for some of the West’s biggest and best steaks. You’ll enjoy filling your belly with chicken, ribs, salmon and loads of fresh vegetables in the restaurant’s lodge-like setting. If big portions are your thing, head over to the Firelight Buffet. Meat eaters will love the open rotisseries and carving stations, and on Friday nights there’s a seafood feast that includes snow crab legs. Clearly the cuisine at this quasi-cowboy casino caters to carnivores, and vegetarians are left to subsist on Sbarro and alliteration; but there’s still Calamity Jane’s Ice Cream Parlor. Everyone loves ice cream, right? Complete with a refreshing outdoor pool, shuttle service to the Strip and downtown Las Vegas, Gatsby’s Salon, an RV park and 30,000 square feet of meeting facilities, Sam’s Town is a western-themed hotel packed with adventure for the young, the young-at-heart and the people who are clearly neither but will never admit it. 

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

Renaissance Las Vegas is just moments from the Strip and offers unmatched features. Completely modern, these rooms come with oversized and plush beds along with flat-screen televisions, coffee/tea makers and free WiFi. During your stay, take advantage of the on-site fitness center and business facilities. Feel free to soak up some sun near the outdoor swimming pool or get caught up on chores with the on-site laundry and dry-cleaning services. You’ll also enjoy the award-winning meals being prepared for you inside ENVY Steakhouse. Breakfast, a bar and room service are also available at the property. Swing by Renaissance Las Vegas to learn more information.

Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

It’s likely you’ve heard of the “Westin” brand before. When you stay at one of their hotels, you expect good service, a comfy bed (so comfy, it’s got a divine name: the “Westin Heavenly Bed”) and a squeaky clean room (OK, we’re exaggerating here…your room won’t squeak, but it still should be in very good condition). That’s the nice thing about certain brands — you can be confident they’ll maintain certain standards. So picture a typical Westin hotel. But now imagine that it’s located a mere two blocks from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Ta da…jazz hands…and any other form of exclamation you can think of: You’ve got The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa. Situated on Flamingo Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard (which, by the way, is one of the busiest intersections in the city), you’re practically a hop, skip and a jump from several major megaresorts — like Bellagio, Horseshoe Las Vegas, Caesars Palace and The Cromwell. You’re also almost next door to The LINQ Promenade (you might even catch a glimpse of its signature attraction, the High Roller observation wheel, from your window). In addition, if you stay at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, you can look forward to a combination of relaxation and laid-back fun. The relaxation comes from the Hibiscus Spa, which has a sauna and steam room (you are allowed to use these as part of the resort fee). This spa is a great place for head-to-toe pampering. Enjoy a variety of massages, body treatments, facials and salon services — like the Tranquil Escape Detoxifying Mud Mask, which you may need to help you recover after a wild night on the town. You’ll find the hotel’s outdoor heated pool just a few steps from the spa. Four private cabanas and plenty of deck chairs surround it. What better place to while away an afternoon? Alternatively, if you want to keep up your exercise schedule, you can do so in the fitness studio. Burn off calories on an array of treadmills, stationery bikes and elliptical machines. After your workout, or really any time you feel a hunger pang, head to Savona. Open 24 hours, this restaurant features American-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, there are daily specials, a kids’ menu, late-night eats and a variety of desserts. Coffee, pastries and sandwiches are also available around the clock at Starbucks, which is located next to the hotel’s gift shop. Unlike a typical Las Vegas hotel, the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa is non-gaming.  The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa is also known for catering to business travelers. There’s an excellent business center here as well as plenty of space for meetings, conventions or special events. A quiet retreat with proximity to one of the most exhilarating streets in the world (and all of its wonderful attractions), The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa not only has the rep, but much more.

Hampton Inn – Tropicana

Welcome to the Hampton Inn Las Vegas-Tropicana Avenue where you can find the ultimate thrills for all ages. This hotel is right across the street from the Las Vegas Strip, providing easy access to all the city has to offer.  Dive into the action on the Strip and indulge in some shopping at the nearby malls like the Forum Shops and the Fashion Show Mall. The hotel also gives you quick access to the MGM Grand Conference Center and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for those guests who are here for business. Discover a different side of Las Vegas by checking out Lake Mead Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon or Mount Charleston. For more information about those locations outside of the city, ask the front desk and they’ll be sure to point you in the right direction. No matter what you’re here for, the Hampton Inn Tropicana has your back.

Main Street Station

For the history buffs and artifact appreciators alike, the Main Street Station Hotel and Casino is a sure bet just steps from the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Set in the splendor of the Victorian era, the ‘70s-built property is home to a 28,000-square-foot casino, more than 400 hotel rooms and a microbrewery on the premises with drink specials that will make you a believer of love at first pint. Upon entry and check-in at the resort, visitors will be captivated by numerous items inside the property. The lobby, which resembles a train depot with long wooden benches, is replete with turn-of-the-century artifacts including vintage coin-operated slot machines – oooo, ahhhh – apothecary cabinets (void of old-timey and most likely poisonous medications) and a pair of pipe organs, all of which add pleasant character to the hotel’s ambiance in a random-antique-combination sort of way. Additionally, in one of the men’s restrooms, a portion of the Berlin wall is stoically perched for a little relief room décor. But perhaps the most prominent artifact within the resort is the striking statue of a wild boar in the center of the resort’s main bar that once stood in a fountain in Nice, France… nice touch, huh? Interested in challenging yourself to a little game of life-sized “I Spy?” Request a map at the front desk to pinpoint even more treasures located throughout the resort. For example, railroad enthusiasts will delight in examining several fully restored train cars placed along the sidewalk directly outside of the resort. To intrigue your curiosity, guests get to view the various cars including the dining compartment, kitchen and sleepers from the opulent Cascade, which was built for a railroad executive in 1897. Also permanently parked at the Main Street are the Pullman cars of the Blackhawk, which used to transport the famed Buffalo Bill Cody and other stars of the “Wild West Show” across America.   Is the history buff inside of you hungry for more? Everywhere you look, something beautiful is sure to catch your eye. The hotel’s interior alone features high ceilings, sprawling columns, ornate bronze doors and intricately-carved woodwork in addition to artful stained glass windows and chandeliers (including one from the Figaro Opera House in Paris) that will leave you breathless. Now, that your history craving is fed, how about satiating that food craving next? The cuisine at Main Street Station is as popular with locals as it is with visitors, thanks to a buffet and microbrewery that perfectly blends modern flavors with a fun dining experience. The Garden Court Buffet offers a wide array of global cuisine that is prepared freshly for guests and visitors to devour breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or a weekend champagne brunch.   In addition to the buffet is the Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery that is always packed and always ready to pour you a cold one (or three!) straight from the brewery’s tap. Here you will find eight to nine handcrafted beers on tap (several of which have won awards), and you can take a gander at the giant copper vats used to create them. The menu includes fresh baked pizzas and pub favorites ranging from burgers to fish and chips. Plus, there’s a special section of the restaurant where sushi and oysters are served. The 28,000-square-foot casino at Main Street Station is a lively area of the hotel brought to life by more than 800 slot and video poker machines, and a wide array of table games. However, if relaxation is what you’re going for, go ahead and lounge poolside at the resort’s quaint outdoor pool. In addition to being charming, Main Street Station is also very conveniently located. Connected via the Bridge Avenue walkway to the California Hotel & Casino and only a block from the famous Fremont Street Experience, all of the downtown excitement is just steps from the hotel’s main entrance. Similarly, visitors can also enjoy other activities, like shopping at the nearby Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North or catching a Broadway production or musical concert at The Smith Center, a new world-class performing arts venue in the heart of our city. Charmingly delightful with a little history, a little play, and a lot of a fun, Main Street Station is ideal for anyone who is looking to experience the excitement of Las Vegas at an affordable price that doesn’t sacrifice a good time.

The Venetian Prestige Club Lounge

The ultimate upgrade to your stay at The Venetian Las Vegas, the Prestige Club Lounge offers everything you know and love about your favorite resort with plenty of added amenities. You’ll have a private concierge and access to an exclusive 5,000 square-foot space located on the 36th floor, perfect for sipping your morning coffee while taking in the gorgeous view of the Las Vegas Strip. The vibe: Over-the-top Italian elegance taken to the next level that offers unparalleled service and sophistication. What we love: The Venetian Prestige Club Lounge is all about the perks, and you’ll be showered with them morning, noon, and night. From the moment you arrive at the private check-in area, you’ll be treated to a complementary beverage at The Prestige Lounge upon arrival. Your daily luxury amenities also include daily breakfast, afternoon coffee and tea services, as well as an evening cocktail reception complete with complimentary cocktails.  Insider tips: Make sure to take advantage of all of the other amazing things the Venetian Las Vegas has to offer like the Grand Canal Shoppes and its central location on the Las Vegas Strip. Good to know: Make sure you come down from your stunning ivory tower to explore the rest of the Venetian Resort. The Venetian and the Palazzo are covered in stunning art and decor that fully immerses you in the romantic vibes of it’s namesake Italian city. There are also plenty of gourmet restaurants, luxury shopping, entertainment, and 10 pools between the two properties for you to enjoy.

Planet Hollywood

With a veneer of Hollywood glitz, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is home to multiple headliners and the Miracle Mile Shops as well as a slew of cool restaurants and rockin’ bars. The vibe: Hollywood reborn in Sin City, a dazzling disco-lit world, middle of the road What we love: When you check in, you’ll have to hold back the urge to yell “Party at the disco!” This is because you’ll spot long, glittering chandeliers alongside the escalator as you descend into the lobby. Combined with a giant crystal-laden ball that hangs overhead and the color-changing LED lights behind the front desk, the whole scene feels like something out of the movie “Saturday Night Fever.” There’s nothing like hanging 10 and doing kickflips in a wave machine. The Strip’s first-ever FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double at Planet Hollywood is totally rad.  Zappos Theater inhabits a space that has been retrofitted, but remains one of the great concert venues in town. Headlined by a few notable names, it’s got a massive LED wall behind the stage, a sound system with power and a dance floor. So seeing a show here is a sensory overload that’s sure to impress.   Insider tips: Get the largest slice of pizza on the Strip at Pin-Up Pizza. Located along the resort’s Strip-facing façade, each pie made here uses loads of dough and measures 30 inches in diameter. For all you non-mathematical types, that means each slice is 15 inches long and 6 inches wide. If you prefer that your cards be dealt to you by ladies in lingerie (or scantily clad men with bulging biceps), then head to the Pleasure Pit on the casino floor. It has raised stages for go-go dancers as well as 11 tables where you can play a variety of games like blackjack, three-card poker, roulette and Big Six. So the Extra Lounge, located near the hotel’s front entrance, is billed as the spot where the correspondents (yes, that includes hunky Mario Lopez) and crew of the NBC entertainment news TV show “Extra” hang out whenever they’re in town. Yeah, that may have happened in the years before the Great Recession hacked everybody’s business travel budgets. But that’s OK. We still like you Extra Lounge. Good to know: Some of the rooms feel dated — not exactly fit for the A-List, but also not terrible considering the mid-range price and the resort’s right-in-the-middle-of-everything location. Planet Hollywood opened in 2007 (previous to that it was the “new” Aladdin, which was built in 2000). You should expect some wear and tear in carpeting and various fixtures. The base-level rooms at Planet Hollywood don’t come with coffee makers or fridges, but most of them do have 42-inch plasma TVs. If it’s kitchen amenities you desire, you’ll have to upgrade to one of the larger suites. It’s loud in the casino. Very loud. You’ll hear rockin’ music pumping overhead round the clock — which is part of the resort’s party vibe. You’ll often hear us grumble about a hotel because the self-parking garage isn’t located close to the check-in area. Well, at Planet Hollywood getting to the lobby is an epic voyage that not only involves traversing a long distance but going up and down multiple floors. Take it from us, when you arrive head straight to the valet if you’ve brought your own car. Better yet, drop your significant other or travel partners off to check in while you self-park, walk through the Miracle Mile Shops and pick up drinks — by the time you get to them, they’ll probably have reached the front desk and you can all raise a toast to Vegas.

Home2 Suites Las Vegas Convention Center

Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center is the pet-friendly hotel you’ve been looking for. Located right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center just off the Strip, entertainment has never been more easily accessible. These spacious suites offer well-equipped kitchens that come complete with full-size refrigerators, dishes, microwaves and flatware. If that wasn’t enough, each suite features 700 sq. ft. of space, including separate living and sleeping areas.  Wake up to a free breakfast of over 400 options including hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, coffee and juices. Unwind in the heated outdoor saline pool or relax on the outdoor patio. For business guests, the modern business center is the perfect place to catch up on emails or take conference calls. Have an event? Oasis, a multi-function space is perfect for community gatherings and work meetings, alike. And feel free to use the free WiFi to stay connected during your stay. Want to work out but have laundry to attend to? Do both at Spin2 Cycle Center: Laundry and Fitness Facility.


Named after King Arthur’s legendary sword, Excalibur is a hotel at the south end of the Strip that mixes medieval style with modern conveniences. The vibe: Fun-for-all-ages atmosphere, no frills accommodations, faux castle theme What we love: There’s an obvious reason why people choose to stay at Exalibur: it’s cheap. And even with the resort fee, you’ll still save a bundle. Although this gigantic white castle with spires of bright red, blue and gold doesn’t quite hearken back to the Middle Ages, you’ll love tweeting out from the drawbridge or the Fun Dungeon (just rein in your “50 Shades of Grey” fantasies because this is an arcade and carnival-style midway for families). Insider tips: Excalibur is connected to Luxor (which in turn is connected to Mandalay Bay) by an enclosed passage. This is great on summer days when – trust us – you don’t want to walk out in the sweltering heat. If you’ve got a car, you should access Excalibur from Frank Sinatra Drive and not directly from the Strip. This will take you behind the resort to its three-story self-parking garage. You’ll then walk across the road (Luxor Drive) and enter through the rear entrance. Good to know: Don’t expect the rooms at Excalibur to have medieval décor. The furnishings are traditional – no garderobes here (and thank god because if you know what a garderobe is you don’t want one). Also, if you smoke in a non-smoking room, there will be a pretty big fine at checkout. Save yourself the trouble and light up in designated smoking areas throughout the casino.  What shows and concerts are playing at the Excalibur?: Shows playing at the Excalibur include: Tournament of Kings, Mac King Comedy Magic Show, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, and Austrailian Bee Gees. What is there to do at the Excalibur? : Excalibur offers a family-friendly Fun Dungeon Carnival Arcade, the 4D Ultimate Experience, numerous restaurants, casino games, and an outdoor pool. What makes the Excalibur unique? : Shaped like a castle, at the south end of the Strip, Excalibur has a fun-for-all-ages atmosphere that mixes medieval style with modern conveniences.

Boulder Station

Boulder Station is a one-stop shop. Here you’ll find everything you need under one roof: affordable rooms, gambling, dining, live entertainment, movies and bars. This off-Strip property is about seven miles from McCarran International Airport, near the corner of Boulder Highway and Desert Inn Road. It’s conveniently located near U.S. 95, which offers easy access to other areas of Las Vegas especially downtown. Locals often come here to gamble at the nearly 3,000 slot and video poker machines. There’s also a 300-seat race and sports book and a bingo hall. There’s always something entertaining happening in the 750-seat Railhead, a venue that features live acts ranging from nationally known bands and comedians to local tribute artists. Boulder Station has a bar for just about any scene you might be into. Beer lovers can hit up the Brewers Bar for more than 12 different brews on tap. If premium cigars and top-shelf liquor is your thing, the Havana Cigar Bar & Lounge is for you. Kixx Bar has a little bit of everything – live music on weekends, an extensive martini menu, fine wines, margaritas and $2 beer and shot specials. And sports fans can enjoy happy hour specials and drinks while watching their favorite games at the Sports Bar. Maybe nightlife isn’t your thing but you still want an evening out. Movie fans can catch a flick at the 11-screen Regal Cinemas. Plus, parents who want to some spend some time alone together can drop their children off at Kids Quest — where they’re guaranteed to have a blast in a professionally supervised setting. Everyone likes to eat and Boulder Station has a restaurant to satisfy every craving. Pasta Cucina offers Italian classics. For an elegant steakhouse experience, there’s The Broiler and for a more casual bite to eat, head to the Grand Café, a 24-hour eatery that serves hearty cuisine including skillet breakfasts, refreshing salads and an unbeatable $9.99 prime rib special. If you can’t decide on one type of food, why not go to the Feast Buffet where you can get a huge variety of cuisine?  And if you’re in a hurry you can stop by Slices Pizzeria, Viva Salsa or the food court (Burger King, Winchell’s, Subway and Starbucks).

The Palazzo Prestige Club Lounge

Refinement doesn’t mean having less, and the Prestige Club Lounge gives you everything you love about staying at The Palazzo with plenty of added benefits to enjoy. The perfect blend of classic Italian luxury and modern taste, The Prestige Club Lounge offers visitors the added amenities of a private concierge and access to an exclusive 7,000 square-foot space located on the 23rd floor. The vibe: Over-the-top Italian elegance taken to the next level by offering unparalleled service and sophistication inside one of The Strip’s most distinguished resorts. What we love: The Palazzo Prestige Club Lounge is filled with plenty of perks, and you’ll be showered with them morning, noon, and night. From the moment you arrive at the private check-in area, you’ll be treated to a complementary beverage at The Prestige Lounge upon arrival. Your daily luxury amenities also include daily breakfast, afternoon coffee and tea services, as well as an evening cocktail reception complete with complimentary cocktails.  Insider tips: Any time you’re visiting the Palazzo or Venetian, we recommend parking at the Palazzo. The underground garage is easy to get into and is seldom crowded. There are several different elevators leading to the hotel. There’s also an elevator that leads directly to the casino and one that’s close to the showroom. Good to know: You’re 23rd floor views and amenities may be unparalleled, but make sure to head down and explore the rest of both the Palazzo and the Venetian resorts during your stay. You can enjoy the killer nightlife at Tao, luxury shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes, and so many delicious food options you’ll have a hard time choosing a favorite.


The epitome of quality, romance and elegance on the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio hotel offers luxurious rooms, gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping along with a healthy dose of cultural enlightenment. The vibe: Italian elegance, romantic, classy but not stuffy What we love: The Bellagio Las Vegas has some of the best free attractions in town. There’s a reason you’ve seen the Bellagio Fountain in TV shows, commercials and movies like “Ocean’s Eleven.” They’re awesome. Every 15 minutes to half hour (starting around noon), the fountains dance in carefully choreographed patterns to music including everything from Broadway tunes to timeless tracks we all sing along to.  People say there’s no culture in Las Vegas, but we beg to differ. The Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art has regularly rotating exhibits of paintings and artifacts. Past exhibits have included the works of Monet, mobiles from Alexander Calder, ceramics from Picasso and Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits. The centerpiece of Bellagio, located just off the main lobby, is the Conservatory. This is one garden you’ll be glad you don’t have to water. It takes a staff of more than 100 to take care of the thousands of potted flowers, trees and plants that make up the beautiful displays that change five times a year. Insider tips: The Bellagio is all about luxury – and they absolutely deliver. Too much dancing in your heels last night? Save your feet some pain by taking the tram from Bellagio to ARIA, Vdara, Park MGM and The Shops at Crystals. It runs daily from 8 a.m. – 4 a.m., every seven minutes. The Bellagio stop is accessible from a hallway in the Bellagio Spa Tower just past the restaurant, Harvest. The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the resort’s main attractions so to take full advantage, be sure to book a fountain view room. There are also several restaurants at Bellagio that have outdoor patios overlooking the fountains including LAGO, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge and PRIME Steakhouse. Good to know: The Bellagio’s focus on elegance and luxury means it’s not really the most kid-friendly property in town. All rooms, with the exception of the 19th floor, are non-smoking; there will be a $500 – $1000 plus tax deep cleaning fee at checkout for those who smoke in rooms. Your best bet is to just do this in designated areas, like the resort’s casino, bars or clubs.  Because of the large lake in front of the hotel, the front doors are set back a bit from the Strip. That means you’ll have a short walk to get to the Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalk. Don’t worry though – as you’re walking you can be entertained by the Bellagio fountain. The Bellagio has some of the best fine-dining restaurants on The Strip. Their options include favorites like Julian Serrano’s Lago that offers guests delectable Italian food with a front-row seat to the famous fountain show.  For something even more spectacular, reserve a table at the Mayfair Supper Club. This unique dining experience creates an atmosphere of sensory delights from their wide variety of unique menu options to a full evening of performances that include singers and dancers. This high-energy lounge takes ‘dinner and a show’ to a whole new level.  All hotel lobbies in Las Vegas are busy but the lobby at Bellagio is at the intersection of some of the most trafficked thoroughfares in Vegas. You have people checking in, people headed toward the conservatory, people walking in from the parking garage, people walking in from the Bellagio Spa Tower elevators … you get the picture. A lot of people are converging on the lobby and the lobby is not large. Throw in tourists looking up and snapping photos of the stunning Fiori di Como glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly that’s hanging from the ceiling and you get a lot of people in one area. Our advice, be patient and watch out for luggage, selfie sticks and distracted guests.  

DoubleTree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport

A warm welcome and a famous DoubleTree cookie wait for you at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Las Vegas Airport. The hotel’s great location (just two miles from McCarran Airport), is matched only by its comfortable accommodations and excellent facilities. A complimentary 24-hour scheduled shuttle service connects this tranquil non-gaming hotel to McCarran Airport and the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip. Relax under clear desert skies near the on-site pool or workout in the fully-equipped fitness center. Stay connected with complimentary internet access or handle some work in the 24-hour business center, which features a mini-meeting room (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Your room at the hotel has been designed to make you feel right at home.

Caesars Palace

With a history as epic as the real Roman Empire, Caesars Palace rules over the center Strip with a wide range of rooms, The Colosseum and a mighty roster of Las Vegas restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The vibe: Vegas glitz with a Greco-Roman take, meandering layout, celebrity-driven offerings What we love: Caesars Palace has been around since 1966 and we admire this Las Vegas hotel for its ability to change with the times. By constantly modernizing — from adding new Las Vegas restaurants and the world’s first-ever Nobu Hotel to bringing in star performers like Jerry Seinfeld and Reba, Brooks & Dunn and shows like the circus-style burlesque “Absinthe” – this empire shows no signs of decline. The Bacchanal Buffet does for a Vegas buffet what The Forum Shops at Caesars did to shopping – it elevates the experience (and we’re grateful for that). With a mind-blowing array of delectable dishes prepared by a team of chefs, you’ll discover small plates with things like fried chicken and waffles, red velvet pancakes and mini Wagyu sliders. Cleopatra’s Barge has been a lively nightspot since it opened in 1970. What could be cooler than partying on this floating barge? When people get down on the dance floor it bobs around.  Insider tips: Speaking of walking, make sure you valet park at the hotel’s main entrance when you arrive to check-in because the distance from the parking garage to the registration desk feels like a hike to Rome. Spend an afternoon at Qua Baths & Spa. Now there are too many treatments on the menu for us to suggest just one, but what we love is that as part of your visit you’ll have access to the idyllic Roman baths, a laconium room, a tea lounge with a tea sommelier (who knew that existed?) and an Arctic ice room where – we kid you not – it snows. (You’ll thank us for sending you here during the 100-plus-degree summer months.) Good to know: Navigating the ground floor of Caesars Palace – considering everything the resort has to offer and its winding layout – is a challenge. Hopefully, you’ve been doing some endurance training… just kidding, but be prepared to walk a lot. And because this place is so big, expect waits during peak times for checking in or out as well as for staff to get to your room if you should need something cleaned or fixed. There is valet and self-parking. Rates vary, so click here for details.


Who said being the center of attention was a bad thing? Located in the heart of the ever-lively Fremont Street Experience, The Fremont Hotel and Casino has taken downtown’s center stage and isn’t leaving anytime soon. This recently remodeled 14-story hotel, welcomes guests and visitors alike with glowing marquees and inexpensive fun. Boasting a 32,000-square-foot casino that is open to the energetic Fremont Street explorers, the Fremont is home to 1,000 slots, video poker and keno machines as well as 24 table games, live keno, and a 42-seat Race and Sports Book.   Located right next to the Race and Sports Book is the Fremont’s Paradise Buffett. With eight stations, it is very likely that you will find an entree to satisfy even the most persistent of cravings. However, even if your needs were met in the buffet, you will eventually need to refuel again and The Fremont offers several additional eateries to keep you satisfied. More casual dining can be enjoyed at the Second Street Grill, which is known for its Pacific Rim-influenced cuisine, or Tony Roma’s, which sure to tempt your palate with flavorful char-grilled ribs, chicken and burgers. Short on time? Go for a hot dog, salad or Chinese dish at Lanai Express – or just grab a coffee and a sweat treat at Dunkin’ Donuts or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.   With direct access to Fremont Street and a nearby stop for the Strip and Downtown Express bus line, adventures begin just steps outside of the hotel. Whether you’re content exploring downtown  or if you’re seeking out Las Vegas Boulevard, the Fremont Hotel and Casino is a convenient place to call home base.

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur

Arizona Charlie’s Decatur is primarily known as a locals’ spot because of its location. It’s not on the Las Vegas Strip or in downtown — but it’s also not situated too far away from them, via the nearby I-95. Small in size, housing just under 260 rooms, the resort has a personable staff and can be a good value for visitors who are watching their budgets.  Arizona Charlie’s Decatur has no garage, but self-parking lots can be found in front and on both sides of the resort. The rooms are affordable with the usual basic amenities. Rooms in the Klondike Tower are the newest. There’s also a small arcade for kids, a seasonal swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, and meeting rooms. Plus, you can bring something back for those you left at home by stopping at the General Store Gift Shop. The hotel is also located close to the Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum. If you dig vintage and antique items, make sure to check out the Charleston Antique Mall, located in the shopping center adjacent to Arizona Charlie’s. It’s one of the largest antique shops in town. The casino at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur offers table games, a keno lounge, a small poker room and a lively race and sports book … not to mention banks of slot and video poker machines. It also boasts an all-enclosed, smoke-free slot room. Dining options at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur are varied and affordable. Ron’s Steakhouse features fine cuts of meat. For a more casual atmosphere, try the 24-hour Sourdough Cafe, where you can enjoy your favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner — including famous late-night eats like sirloin steak and eggs. The Charlie’s Market Buffet takes it up a notch by featuring a baked potato bar as well as a carving station serving juicy prime rib. You’ll also find items like sushi, peel and eat shrimp, osso buco and much more. If you’re in a hurry, pop into Noble Roman’s pizzeria or Subway for a quick bite. While the nightlife doesn’t get too crazy at Arizona Charlie’s, there are several places to grab a good cocktail like the Elbow Creek Bar and Jake’s Bar. You’ll also find live music and cheap drinks in the Naughty Ladies’ Saloon.


It might be named for the Golden State but it’s all about Hawaiian flair at the California Hotel (or The Cal as we locals like to call it). The hotel has become kind of a mecca for visitors from Hawaii. Staff members don Hawaiian shirts, island hospitality is ever present and you can feast on the flavors of Hawaii at Aloha Specialties.  The Cal is conveniently located about a block from the Fremont Street Experience. It’s also connected to Main Street Station hotel via a walkway so you can take advantage of things like their Triple 7 Brewpub, which we highly recommend you do. You can also easily walk to downtown attractions like The Mob Museum, or take a short ride over to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North. Besides Hawaiian food, The Cal offers everything from fast food to fine dining. The Redwood Steakhouse has a table for you in its Old Vegas-style dining room if you’re in the mood for steak. For American classics served 24 hours daily, there’s the Market Street Cafe. Be sure to try their legendary oxtail soup.  If it’s a drink you’re looking for, grab one at the easygoing San Francisco Pub or the elegant Main Street Bar. Or enjoy catching up on the day’s games at Dave’s Bar, located next to Cal’s Sports Book on the second floor.   Test your luck in the 36,000-square-foot casino, where you’ll discover more than 1,100 slot and video poker machines and 28 different table games. For a bit of luck, swing past the California’s giant Buddha statue, placed just off the lobby near the elevators, and give its belly a rub. Guests who want to venture outside of downtown can take a complimentary shuttle to Sam’s Town on Boulder Highway and from Sam’s Town to the Strip. For those who just want to stay at The Cal and relax there’s a small rooftop pool that guests can lounge around and take in the views of downtown Las Vegas and the surrounding mountains. Oh, and if you are crazy curious about how a hotel named after California became a mecca for all things Hawaiian, it’s all due to gaming pioneer Sam Boyd who tailored The Cal to appeal to Hawaiian tourists. You can read about it in the book “California Hotel and Casino: Hawai’i’s Home Away from Home.” The hotel will be undergoing construction on the west hotel tower starting Sept. 6. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the front desk. 

Hampton Inn Las Vegas Strip South

Welcome to Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Strip South, where you can enjoy sophistication and relaxation, or all the non-stop action Las Vegas has to offer. The Las Vegas Strip offers 24-hour nightlife, world-renowned dining, casino action and lots of fun. But when you stay at this hotel, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of attractions like the Lake Mead Recreation Area and the historic Hoover Dam, which are only a short drive away.  Discover the other side of Las Vegas at Red Rock Canyon or go hiking, skiing or snowboarding at nearby Mount Charleston. Whether traveling for business or leisure, ask the friendly hotel team for more tips on all the area’s attractions or about the shuttle service. And when you’re ready to spend the day relaxing, the hotel offers a full range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional.

Hampton Inn and Suites Henderson/Saint Rose

Welcome to Hampton Inn & Suites Henderson/Saint Rose, where you can enjoy sophistication and relaxation, or all the non-stop action Las Vegas has to offer. This hotel offers easy access to the Entertainment Capital of the World with its Henderson/South Las Vegas location and quick access to the I-15 and I-215 Freeways. The Las Vegas Strip and both the McCarran International and Henderson Executive Airports are also minutes away. The Las Vegas Strip offers 24-hour nightlife, world-renowned dining, casino action and lots of fun. But when you stay at this hotel, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of attractions like the Lake Mead Recreation Area and the historic Hoover Dam, which are only a short twenty minutes away. You can also experience the same 24-hour action as the Las Vegas Strip, with less of a crowd at the nearby M Resort or Green Valley Ranch. This hotel puts you within reach of Lake Las Vegas, where they host concerts and offer world-class golfing. Discover the other side of Las Vegas at Red Rock Canyon or go hiking, skiing or snowboarding at nearby Mount Charleston. Whether traveling for business or leisure, ask the friendly hotel team for more tips on all the area’s attractions or about the shuttle service. Even if you’re in Henderson-Saint Rose to enjoy the great outdoors, you can enjoy the great indoors as well. The hotel offers a full range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional.

Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas- Convention Center

Located just two miles away from the Las Vegas Strip, Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center is your ticket to the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” With five distinct floor plans available, Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center has something for everyone. Each room comes complete with plush bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi access and more, while the onsite restaurant allows you to start your day off with Starbucks coffee and breakfast, and dinner with cocktails in the evening. If work is on the agenda, you’re going to love having immediate access to the Las Vegas Convention Center. For your convenience, there are two meeting rooms located on hotel grounds. And what better way to finish a productive day than with a workout in the fitness center or the refreshing outdoor swimming pool? Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center is your key to unlocking all that Las Vegas has to offer. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center

A half-mile from the Las Vegas Strip, Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center is your ticket to everything the Entertainment Capital of the World has to offer. Each suite at this extended-stay hotel includes a fully-equipped kitchen that comes complete with a refrigerator, microwave, two-burner stove and dishwasher to make you feel at home. With separate living and sleeping areas, each room comes with complimentary internet access, a work desk with an ergonomic chair, a flat-screen TV and a sofa bed. Wake up to a hot, complimentary breakfast served daily and later in the day, enjoy a complimentary evening social complete with drinks on Mondays through Thursdays. If you’re looking for a quick snack or something to cook in-between meals, the 24-hour Suite Shop is the place to go. If fitness is on the brain, work out at the on-site fitness center. Looking to soak up some sun? Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool that features a whirlpool and a beautiful waterfall. Have work to finish? Stay connected to the office with the 24-hour business center. They offer a 660 square-feet meeting room, that can accommodate corporate meetings for up to 36 guests or small banquets for more than 40 guests. Numerous golf courses are just 30 minutes away, all five Las Vegas convention centers are nearby and McCarran International Airport is only four miles away. Everything you need is right here, at Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center.

Marriott Las Vegas

Enjoy the pulse of Las Vegas when you stay at Las Vegas Marriott. Surrounded by some of the city’s most popular attractions, Marriott Las Vegas provides a Sin City experience unlike any other. Whether staying in the king or two queen room, find comfort in the use of a mini-refrigerator, sofa bed and in-room coffee maker/tea service. Leave the stresses of trying to find dining options at the door with use of the on-site café. Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll never have to worry about where to find a tasty meal. After fueling up, enjoy a workout at the fitness center or take a dip in the sparkling outdoor pool. Let Las Vegas Marriott be your guide to “The City of Entertainment.”   

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South

Close enough to the Las Vegas attractions, the Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South hotel is located only three miles away from the Mandalay Bay. Guests can enjoy complimentary shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport, Mandalay Bay and Town Square so they don’t miss out on anything. You’re also a quick drive away from UNLV and the Thomas & Mack Center. The hotel is also within walking distance of the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. During your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Strip South hotel in Las Vegas, you can kick back and relax with amenities like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, complimentary WI-FI, laundry services and The Great American Grill restaurant and lounge. If you’re here for business, take advantage of the 3,280 square-foot meeting space you can rent out. At Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South, everything you need is right here.

Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations -Center Strip

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Elara By Hilton Grand Vacations Center Strip provides an unsurpassed resort setting. Elara’s stylish studios and grand suites feature up to four private bedrooms, with each suite containing state-of-the-art entertainment systems and kitchens. And depending on your choice of suite, you’ll also enjoy use of a sofa sleeper, a whirlpool tub, an eight-foot projection TV, a washer and dryer and more.   The grand lobby overlooks a Las Vegas oasis, complete with a spectacular tropical pool, spas, a pool bar and private cabanas. Should you want to keep up on your fitness routine, the large selection of cardio and weight equipment is just what you need to stay on track. Complimentary parking and high-speed internet access is also available. Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations Center Strip is the perfect destination. Conveniently located near Interstate 15 and only four miles from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Executive Air Terminal and Signature Flight Support, Las Vegas offers a variety of activities to enjoy. Attractions include Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Red Rock National Park and the Grand Canyon. Off property and nearby, Planet Hollywood offers a renowned casino, Mandara Spa and numerous restaurants. Everything you’ll ever need, right at your doorstep.

Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport

TRU by TRU by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is your ticket to “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Conveniently located between McCarran International Airport and McCarran Rental Car Center, you’ll be free to explore Sin City at your own pace. Prefer to catch your breath for a moment? This quiet, non-gaming atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind before taking advantage of the property’s shuttle to Mandalay Bay. These efficient rooms include free WiFi, huge bathrooms and 55-inch TVs with more than 150 channels. Eat healthy or indulge, the choice is yours at the ‘Build your Own’ Breakfast Toppings Bar. Choose from 30 sweet and savory toppings to sprinkle your food with personality. If hunger strikes throughout the day, swing by the 24/7 market for snacks, drinks, light meals and single-serve wine and beer. Have a busy day planned? Swing by the fitness center and its Barre and resistance bands to get you prepared, before taking a moment to relax in the semi-private alcove. Need to print tickets? The lobby will be more than happy to assist.

Waldorf Astoria

Located at the center of the Strip, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is a non-gaming luxury hotel that features deluxe accommodations and amenities for first-class travelers. High-end tranquility meets sleek leisure and superior service. Luxury in abundance. We love all of the simple details that were put into making a stay or a visit to Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas the most enjoyable experience possible. From scented, moist restroom towels that freshen your hands to fresh flowers in the hotel rooms, guests do not feel as though they are being treated like wild college kids on spring break in child-proof rooms, they feel as though they are at home… in a palace. Expect the satisfaction that comes from any service offered in Waldorf Astoria’s indulgent spa. With a full menu of a range of treatments, the deeply relaxing spa offers amenities and services such as body scrubs and massages, Pilates and yoga facilities, and a high-end beauty salon among other offerings. For a sophisticated afternoon, Waldorf Astoria has a tea lounge on the 23rd floor for a relaxing take on an afternoon in Vegas. With The Shops at Crystals nearby, guests are located within walking distance to a variety of other entertainment experiences. When you first walk into Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, you’ll enter an elevator lobby. Don’t worry though, you’re in the right spot. The main lobby, which is located on the 23rd floor, is just a short elevator ride away. You will see why they decided to set up the lobby on this floor when you catch your first glimpse of the stunning cityscape backdrop. The hotel features 389 rooms and suites and while they are on the pricier side of hotel rooms on the Strip, the quality of the rooms and the service provided by the hotel’s employees is definitely worth the extra money. Everything that you can imagine is provided for you in this luxury hotel except for gaming. However, a huge perk of this is the fact that we love the more relaxed atmosphere in the main areas at any given time and we also don’t have to worry about the cloud of smoke that lingers in every casino.

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center is your ticket to the heart of city’s resort corridor. This stylish hotel is within walking distance of the famed Las Vegas Strip and its numerous entertainment options. Even downtown is easily accessible, so be sure to ask a friendly staff member about complimentary airport and downtown shuttle rides.  Hunger on the brain? Enjoy a classic American breakfast at The Garden Grille & Bar. Prefer to dine in the comforts of your room? Have dinner delivered to you. But the bar is still the perfect place to enjoy an evening cocktail. And rest assured knowing that all your recreational needs are being met with access to a complimentary fitness center and an outdoor, saline pool and whirlpool. Need meeting space? Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center has room for up to 100 people in their 1,100 sq. ft. meeting space.

SAHARA Las Vegas

Party around the clock at SAHARA Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on the north end of the Strip. Along with trendy pools, bars and nightclubs, this hotel is packed with celeb chef dining options. The vibe: Luxury meets modern-day business. What we love: This is a property with history – and we love that. An important piece of Elvis and Rat Pack lore, the Sahara Hotel & Casino is filled with so much history.  SAHARA Las Vegas is packed with high-tech wonders. There are seven different digital art installations in and around the property. Walk across color-changing floor tiles triggered by your feet inside the main entrance. And the north side of the parking garage facing Resort Pool Club forms a canvas for 3-D video mapping that will blow your mind. (We’ll leave it to you to find the remaining installations yourself.) Insider tips: Like the Blanca Tower, many of the rooms in the other towers at SAHARA Las Vegas boast interesting features. If you’re in the mood for romance, reserve a room in the Alexandria Tower. It comes with a mirror on the ceiling and a playful peek-a-boo shower. The Alexandria Tower suite also has a banquette by the window – perfect for kicking back in your plush bathrobe.  For some of the best people watching at the north end of the Strip, head to the beer garden at Beers & Bets. This outdoor area stretches alongside Las Vegas Boulevard near Sahara Avenue. Good to know: Because SAHARA Las Vegas is home to so many party places, you’re going to hear pumped up, EDM-style music overhead throughout the resort. And since the entrances to many of pool clubs, bars and nightclubs are in public areas, you’re also going to see long entry lines along with plenty of young partiers milling around.

South Point

Located south of the Strip, hence the name South Point, this hotel has tournament-caliber equestrian and bowling centers — and it’s a champion among bargain hunters with affordable rooms, a Steak ‘n Shake and a movie theater. The vibe: Off-the-beaten path, a horse lover’s dream, a penny pincher’s paradise What we love: Hey horse aficionados…you’ll be right at home in the South Point, which is known for its Equestrian Center. An arena with 4,600 seats and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, perhaps the coolest thing about attending an event — ranging from every kind of rodeo competition to gun shows and hoops tournaments — is grabbing an ice cold beer from the Saturday Night Bar, which overlooks all the action. There’s no better place to drop some pins than the South Point. Play a game in the 64-lane bowling center or if you’d rather watch professionals, check out the South Point Bowling Plaza. Opened in 2014, it has two 30-lane competition floors and a 360-seat viewing area, both of which provide the perfect backdrop for the USBC Open Championships and Women’s Championships. A throwback restaurant, Michael’s Gourmet Room has a stained glass dome and plush red décor. Originally located in the bygone Barbary Coast, it’s been a Vegas icon for more than 20 years. Of course, having dinner here will be expensive (with a capital “E”), but one bite of the perfectly prepared and presented filet mignon and sirloin steak and you won’t give a damn. Insider tips: If you don’t have a car with you at the South Point, take advantage of the shuttles. The resort fee actually includes shuttle service to and from the airport (be sure to make reservations 24 hours in advance).  Whether you’re a cowboy or just one at heart, get a photo with the giant bronze statue of local gaming maverick Benny Binion on horseback. You’ll find it near the entry to the Equestrian Center. It’s a great tribute to the man who helped bring the National Finals Rodeo to Vegas and created the World Series of Poker. If you’re an alley cat in search of some cheap action, take advantage of the graveyard special at the South Point’s bowling center. As long as you can stay up until the wee hours (that’s from midnight to 8 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday), you can play for $1. East Coasters know all about Steak ‘n Shake’s classic “steakburgers.” The South Point is home to the only location in Las Vegas…so go find out what all the fuss is about. Good to know: We want to be clear about where the South Point is located. It’s not within walking distance to the Strip. It sits at the outlying southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard approximately five miles (that’s a 10-minute drive) from the Welcome to Fabulous to Las Vegas sign. The South Point is a great base if you want to be close to the action but not right in the middle of it. And if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas valley, it’s near both Interstate 15 and 215.   All of South Point’s guest rooms have been completely renovated and have wood flooring as well as mini refrigerators. You will also find the spacious 500-square foot rooms have other amenities (like Serta mattresses, Keurig coffeemakers, safes and 42-inch flat-screen TVs) that make a difference. The South Point isn’t as huge as the megaresorts on the Strip, but you’ll still have to cover a fair distance (this includes crossing the casino floor) to get from the self-parking garage or the parking lot to the room elevators. Reopening date: June 4, 2020

Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay

A graceful tower of glittering gold, the all-suite Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay stands tall at the southern end of the Strip featuring the fantastic Delano Beach Club. The vibe: South Beach on the Strip, chic white-on-white décor, modern sophistication What we love: It’s a quick indoor walk to Mandalay Bay — one the most multifaceted properties in Vegas — from Delano Las Vegas, so staying here gives you the best of all worlds. You’ll get a quieter, more exclusive setting (there’s no casino and smoking isn’t allowed) while still having easy access to all the nonstop action the Strip is known for. Did we mention Delano Las Vegas only has suites? The “standard” one features a separate bedroom and living room, along with a bathroom so big you could throw a party in it. You’ll also get three flat-screen TVs (yes, there’s one in the bathroom). Each suite is plush, and among the fun décor details you’ll discover tributes to FDR, our 32nd president. Look for the icebox modeled after his hatbox. The bathroom products really rock. The peppermint shampoo, cilantro conditioner and rum bar soap smell delicious. Best of all: The suites at Delano Las Vegas are designed in such a way that the bedroom is buffered from the hallway by both the living room and bathroom. This cuts down hugely on noise. So whenever you’re trying to catch some zzz’s, you won’t hear the antics of drunken guests returning from their night on the town…or, who are we kidding, other guests at the resort won’t hear you. Insider tips: Order one of the coffees at 3940 Coffee + Tea. They’re hand-picked and come from exotic places around the world. Plus, you’ll never end up with a stale cup because most of them are served tableside using a clever brewing technique that combines the best of filter drip and French press methods. Traveling with a couple of four-legged friends? Delano Las Vegas has a reputation for coddling canines for an additional fee. The resort not only offers Doggie Butler Service, but there’s also the Doggie Delights in-room menu with such treats as Fido’s Frittata, Fowl Play and the Pooch Patty. Good to know: Speaking of noise, the overhead music in the lobby tends to be loud, which can make it difficult to hear when you’re checking in and out. The entire hotel is non-smoking; if you light up in your room, you will be assessed a $500 fee upon checkout. Save yourself the trouble and smoke in designated areas, like Mandalay Bay’s casino next door.

Santa Fe Station

THE VIBE: : Tucked along Rancho Drive just off the U.S. 95, known locally as Rancho Drive just off the U.S. 95, Santa Fe Station is one of Las Vegas’ neighborhood casinos. It may be about a 25-minute drive from the Strip and downtown, but a stay here also puts you in the vicinity of such breathtaking natural attractions as Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston. WHAT WE LOVE: : If you were hoping to escape the culinary temptations of the Strip, you’re probably out of luck. Santa Fe Station boasts delicious restaurants. Serving top-notch cuts of meat, The Charcoal Room is one of the city’s steakhouses. Cabo Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine, while the 24-hour Grand Café prepares breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks imaginable in between. There’s also a buffet with numerous live-action cooking stations.  There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself at Santa Fe Station — and not just the kind that involve staying in your room watching TV. In addition to an outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub, you can see a movie at the 16-screen multiplex, pretend you know how to do that spin move the pros do on one of the 60 lanes in the state-of-the-art bowling center or catch a show in the 510-seat Chrome Showroom. WHAT WE LOVE: : A resort to escape from everyday life (for an affordable price), Santa Fe Station also allows you to experience Vegas’ gaming scene and be close to recreational opportunities at the same time. INSIDER TIP:: Sit back and relax in a plush booth at the 4949 Lounge and if you’re not allowed in because you’re a child, you can still participate in activities of all kinds in the professionally supervised Kids Quest facility.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod sits at the north end of the Strip with the tallest observation tower in the U.S. and insanely scary thrill rides on top. It also has low-priced rooms along with restaurants, bars and shops. The vibe: Vegas from on high, easy on the pocket, last stop on the Strip before downtown What we love: You can’t miss the The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. At 1,149 feet tall, it dominates the skyline standing out like a giant. We locals use it for navigational purposes. As you can imagine, the views of the city are extraordinary. If the views aren’t enough for you to get your kicks (we’re talking to adrenaline junkies now), then check out the not one, not two, not three…but four different thrill rides. All of them are awesome in their own way. Dangle off the tower on the fast spinning Insanity or teeter-tottery X-Scream. Be shot straight up into the sky on Big Shot. Or walk right off the edge on the vertical zip line SkyJump. Not to keep talking about the tower, but also located up there is a gourmet restaurant suitably named Top of the World. It revolves 360 degrees. Romance might as well be an item on the menu. If your wallet’s starting to feel that vacation squeeze, check out the 108 Drinks instead. Situated a floor above Top of the World, it offers similar jaw-dropping views and fantastic cocktails. We love, love, love the low room rates at the The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod — but be prepared because the location (see below) puts you at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Insider tips: You’ll need transportation to the heart of the Strip or downtown if you don’t have access to a car. Taxis are available beneath the porte-cochere, but the cheapest and often easiest way to get around is by bus. The Deuce (with 24-hour service) and SDX routes both have stops in front of The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. Looking for cheap drinks? You’ll find some great deals in View Lounge, the round bar in the center of the casino. While you may be away from the center Strip, you are close to a beloved Vegas landmark. Luv-It Frozen Custard, a little stand that opened in 1973, is on the northeast corner of Las Vegas and Oakey boulevards, within walking distance of The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. The custard here is so rich and velvety you’ll spurn ice cream. Also if you’re sucking it up and walking to SLS, pop into Bonanza Gifts on the northeast corner of the Strip and Sahara Avenue. You’ll be blown away by all the stuff — some classy but most of it bizarre (like Polly, a potty-mouthed parrot) — you can buy at the self-proclaimed “world’s largest gift shop.” Good to know: You should know that The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod is positioned on the north end of the Strip and downtown. It’s not within walking distance to downtown and it’s a long way from the heart of the action on the Strip. It’s a half mile to get to Sahara Las Vegas and then another 1.5 miles to reach Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. On the bright side, there is a bus stop and shuttle stop right in front of the hotel. We recommend taking the Deuce if you’re heading to downtown or the central part of the Strip. (If you’re here for an adventure-seeking weekend, you can enjoy the rides at Circus-Circus after crossing the STRAT ones off your list. Circus-Circus is less than a mile away.)  After mentioning all the great things you can do on the tower, we sadly have to tell you there are no rooms up there. All the rooms are located in traditional hotel buildings. The base-level rooms are small and come with the bare necessities while the STRAT Select rooms have MP3 alarm clocks, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and safes. If views are important to you, we recommend you upgrade to a room that’s located on a higher floor or has a Strip view. What shows and concerts are playing at The STRAT?: Shows at The STRAT include: Iluminate, Rouge: The Sexiest Show in Vegas!, Banachek’s Mind Games, and LA Comedy Club What is there to do at The STRAT?: The STRAT offers some of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip via the Skypod observation deck and rides including Big Shot, SkyJump, X-Screem at the top of the tower. What makes The STRAT unique?: The STRAT (formerly Stratosphere) is known for its outrageous height, jetting into the stratosphere and providing some of the best views of the Las Vegas Valley.

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park

From the classic midway and free circus acts under the pink-and-white big top to the thrilling rides in The Adventuredome, Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park, with its inexpensive rooms, has been a family favorite since it opened in 1968. The vibe: For kids and kids at heart. Bare basics but fun -a circus with gambling. What we love: OK parents, this is the plain and simple truth: Your kids will never be bored here. With so many different forms of amusement, we guarantee the last thing you’ll ever hear at Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park is that all-too-familiar chorus of “We’re bored. What can we do?” We know it looks like kookiness incarnate (as no self-respecting architect would design a giant pink glass dome with a five-acre theme park beneath it), but The Adventuredome is loads of fun and full of thrills for all ages with thrill rides out the wazoo. Insider tips: Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park has a slew of restaurants to choose from. Circus Buffet, Pizzeria and The Steakhouse are just a few of the favorites. Since Circus Circus is so family-oriented, some of the restaurants close a little earlier on weekdays. Because of this, we advise you not to wait until the wee hours to get dinner or your options may be limited. Circus Circus is a long way from the center and south Strip’s popular attractions. This distance is technically walkable, but it’s a LONG walk. If you haven’t got a car, your best option is to hail a cab, use your ride-sharing service or speak with a member of the front desk for public transportation assistance. You can park in one of three garages at Circus Circus. The Skyrise Tower has its own dedicated garage whereas the other two garages form something of an “L” shape at the resort’s congested south end. Good to know: Please note: All rooms at the hotel are non-smoking; be prepared to pay a hefty cleaning fee if you light up. So please only smoke in designated areas, like the casino.  Self-parking is free.  For a better location, consider the still small yet very affordable rooms in the Skyrise Tower. They’re perfect if you’ve got a group of kids in tow because they’re close to both The Adventuredome and the resort’s pools. For a splurge, the Casino Tower is the way to go. Located above the casino, its rooms are larger and come with all the modern comforts. If you have an allergy to children, this hotel is not for you. Just in case you’re a bit slow on the uptake and missed this point from everything written above – expect to see a lot of kids at Circus Circus. What shows and concerts are playing at Circus Circus? : There are no showrooms at Circus Circus, but you can enjoy free circus acts daily, no reservations required. What is there to do at Circus Circus? : The Adventuredome is an indoor theme park equipped with a 4-D Special FX Theatre and roller coasters like the Canyon Blaster, Chaos, Disk ‘O, El Loco, Inverter, Motion Rides and The Sling Shot. What makes Circus Circus unique?: From the thrilling rides and midway games in The Adventuredome to gourmet dining at The Steak House, the classic Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park has been a family favorite for years.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas is all about hospitality. Style, sophistication and everything else you need to feel at home are available inside these spacious two-room suites. Meet with family, friends or business partners for an evening cocktail at the complimentary evening reception in the tropical atrium. Indulge in a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and enjoy lunch or dinner in the casual, comfortable atmosphere of the Three Palms Café. Everything you need, right inside the four walls of your hotel. Guests can enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel in addition to the Embassy BusinessLink business center. The 6,000 square-foot space is perfect for meetings and even includes eco-friendly, sustainable meeting rooms. Want to work out? The modern fitness center includes a cardio theater. After, take a refreshing dip in the heated, outdoor swimming pool or relax in the hot tub before retiring to one of the fabulous two-room suites to enjoy comfort, style and quality. This all-suite hotel is conveniently located near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Cox Pavilion. Plus, the Las Vegas Convention Center and famous Las Vegas Strip are within walking distance of the property. You’re also just minutes away from McCarran International Airport and the Thomas & Mack Center. You can find other attractions like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, The Mob Museum, Lake Mead, Nellis Air Force Base and Hoover Dam within the Las Vegas area.

Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin

Settle into the relaxing Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin. You’ll feel miles away from the electricity of the Las Vegas Strip but you’ll still have easy access to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin is located just over 15 miles from McCarran International Airport and 20 minutes from the world-famous entertainment of the Strip. Enjoy quick access to Downtown Summerlin and the Las Vegas Sports Park-both just minutes from the hotel. You’ll get the same 24-hour action as the famous Las Vegas Strip, but in a much calmer area around Texas Station, Rampart or the Suncoast. The hotel in Las Vegas/Summerlin also puts you within reach of numerous golf courses, as well as major shopping malls. Want to explore the great outdoors? Discover the other side of Las Vegas at the Lake Mead Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon or nearby Mount Charleston. Get more tips on the nearby attractions from the team at our Las Vegas/Summerlin hotel.

Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has simple, fully stocked suites situated right next to the most famous mega-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Perfect for large gatherings that want to easily enjoy the best the city has to offer. The vibe: All of the perks and comfort of home but located in the Entertainment Capital of the World.  What we love: These suites are massive and fully-stocked for any group’s needs. Full kitchens decked out with a fridge, microwave, range stove with oven, dishwasher and even a coffeemaker to help perk you up after a night on the town. They also include all dinner and cookware you could need so you can go full Master Chef in these kitchens.  Insider tips: Take advantage of their Winner Circle Lending Library that has DVD’s, games, books and magazines you can check out and enjoy along with fresh popcorn and coffee all day long for the ultimate game or movie night.  Good to know: This is a non-smoking resort, so make sure you don’t light up in the suites. They do have designated spots outside, or you can walk over to one of the surrounding casinos if you want to smoke indoors to beat the heat. 


You can’t miss Luxor, the giant glass pyramid at the south end of the Strip. It’s home to artifacts from the Titanic and a giant sphinx statue. The vibe: King Tut at the disco, a mid-range themed hotel, family-friendly without being a circus. What we love: It’s a freakin’ pyramid. From the bat-attracting megawatt light on top to the sphinx out front, we love the Egyptian touches — especially now that the kitschy décor has been dialed back from what the resort opened with in 1993. Luxor routinely offers some of the more affordable hotel rates on the Strip and the property is packed with things to do (the HyperX ESports Arena is our favorite). It won’t break your budget, but you won’t feel like you’re staying in a budget hotel. Luxor has a large pool (and we’re not just talking about the massive 125,650-square-foot deck). Their 19,000 square feet of sparkling water is bigger than the postage stamp-sized vanity pools you see at some resorts. Our only sadness is that it’s closed seasonally from fall to spring. Insider tips: Enclosed, and more importantly, air-conditioned corridors connect the Luxor to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur so you’ll never need to step outdoors in 100-degree weather. Good to know: The pyramid rooms have the added bonus that you get to ride an inclinator (a 39-degree angled elevator) to your room. Mark that off the bucket list. Pyramid rooms also open directly onto hallways that overlook the pyramid’s atrium. Rooms on higher floors have a great view and also less noise. Keep in mind: All of the rooms are non-smoking. Guests who smoke in any room will have to pay a $300 cleaning fee upon checkout. Save yourself some money and smoke in designated areas like the casino.  Want a cup of coffee in the morning? The Luxor, like many Las Vegas hotels, has eliminated coffee pots in their standard rooms. So if you need a java infusion in the a.m. head to the Starbucks located near the hotel lobby. Luxor has a massive casino (even by Vegas standards) so it’s easy to get turned around. Just remember that while this is a pyramid, the bottom is a square (finally high school geometry pays off). If you get lost, head to the edge and follow it around. All the restaurants and the check-in desk are along the perimeter, with a food court) on the second level. At the center beneath the pyramid’s apex is the casino. What shows and concerts are playing at the Luxor?: Shows playing at Luxor include: Fantasy, Blue Man Group, America’s Got Talent Live, and Carrot Top. What is there to do at the Luxor? : Bodies… The Exhibition takes an in-depth look at the human body while Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition examines the ocean liner’s fatal trip and HyperX Esports Arena immerses you in a gamer’s paradise. What makes the Luxor unique?: The pyramid-shaped Luxor gets its name from a city in Egypt along the Nile River. The pyramid has become a Vegas skyline staple for its unique shape.


Themed as an island paradise (and a Jimmy Buffett outpost) and located on the busiest intersection of the Strip, the Flamingo is replete with entertainment, good eats, and pink flamingos. The vibe: Fabulously pink with a bright, tropical attitude. What we love: Right next to the wildlife habitat is the kind of pool you could spend the majority of your Vegas trip at (as long as you don’t come in winter when it’s closed). Not only are there palms trees and lush greenery everywhere your eyes can see, but the main pool is interconnected to lagoon areas, a waterslide and cascading waterfall. Factor in the hot tubs and modest-sized deck (with lounge chairs that get claimed quickly, so you may want to spring for a cabana here) and you’ve got a chill vibe that’s more friendly than clubby as well as fun for all ages. It’s hard to do better location-wise than the Flamingo. The rooms are reasonably priced especially considering you’re steps away from elite resorts and attractions like the Fountains at Bellagio, the High Roller observation wheel, the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Insider tips: Snap a photo at Bugsy Siegel’s memorial. It’s located between the wildlife habitat and the pools, just outside the wedding chapel. Look for a stone pillar and bronze plaque set amid a beautiful garden. This marks the site of the original hotel (knocked down in 1993). Don’t wait to check out. When lines are long, you’ll often spot a roving ambassador at the Flamingo with the ability to check you out on an iPad. The only down side: You won’t get your receipt immediately. You’ll have to wait until it’s emailed to you. Use the Flamingo’s north doors when you’re going to The LINQ Promenade. Otherwise you’ll have to walk out onto the Strip. Trust us, you want to avoid the river of people that flows along the sidewalk here. Nothing beats the direct access you have from the resort’s side entrance. Good to know: The Flamingo opened in 1946. We’re telling you this for two reasons. One: That’s really cool historically. Two: Despite the age of the building, you’ll find that many of the rooms and amenities are newly upgraded and perfectly contemporary. Remember how we mentioned that this hotel was built in 1946…well, being constructed back then means that you’ll find low ceilings in the casino compared to those at newer properties. If you start to feel overwhelmed or closed in while gambling, stroll over to the Margaritaville Casino. The doors are open to the Strip so it feels roomier and the ventilation is better.  The Flamingo has a dedicated seven-story parking garage — used for both valet and self-parking. On busy weekends it can fill up. When this happens, valet parking may be restricted to registered guests and Caesars Rewards club members. What shows and concerts are playing at the Flamingo?: Shows playing at the Flamingo include: RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, Piff the Magic Dragon, X Burlesque, and Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal. What is there to do at the Flamingo? : There is the Wildlife Habitat filled with the hotel’s signature flamingos. There is also the neighboring LINQ Promenade, filled with shops and restaurants and the High Roller Observation Wheel. What makes the Flamingo unique?: Few resorts on the Las Vegas Strip have a mascot to compliment their name, let alone a flock. But the Flamingo has an abundance of, well, flamingos located in their Wildlife Habitat.

Aliante Casino and Hotel

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is a tranquil and distinctive resort on the northern outskirts of Las Vegas. Crafted with materials including stone, wood and metal, it’s where natural charm and modern luxury unite. About 30 minutes from the heart of the city, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa feels private and wide open. An urban desert retreat, it’s situated on 40 acres in the master-planned community of Aliante, just off the 215 West Beltway in North Las Vegas.  Visitors looking to get away from it all will be at home here. Hotel facilities are set apart from the casino. A contemporary lobby with soaring ceilings creates the tone for your stay. There are 202 well-appointed rooms and suites, all offering spectacular views of the mountains, desert or city lights. The accommodations are spacious and serene — each coming with fine linens, a 42-inch plasma TV and a refrigerator. Guests of Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and a breathtaking pool. Reminiscent of an oasis with towering palms and lush greenery, you can idle away the afternoon from a lounge chair, daybed or cabana between taking frequent dips in the sparkling waters.  Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is known for its unparalleled cuisine no matter where you dine — from MRKT Sea & Land, a chic steak and seafood restaurant with an outdoor patio, to The Salted Lime, centered around a giant margarita bar. Bistro 57 features comfort food in a contemporary atmosphere with a vast selection of wines. Farm 24-7 is a 24-hour cafe serving freshly prepared items made of hand-picked, farm-sourced ingredients — including breakfast skillets, meat loaf, salads and more. Offerings from countries around the world are within grasp at the popular Medley Buffet, where you’ll discover live action stations and decadent desserts. For quick and casual dining options, there’s a huge food court. The casino with its stone columns and yellow-tinted glass offers a touch of desert-inspired décor. Gamblers will find more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines as well as 40 different table games. In addition to the race and sports book, which boasts three large 96-by-18-foot screens, you can try your luck in the all-paper, all-day bingo hall. Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is packed with activities so the whole family can have a fun-filled vacation. There’s a 16-screen multiplex including an IMAX theater. Teens can immerse themselves in a digital world at the video arcade. Adults get tickets to see an eclectic lineup of performers onstage in the 650-seat Access Showroom. With an ultra lounge-like atmosphere, ETA Lounge is the perfect place to grab a drink at any time of night and listen a variety of DJs. The state-of-the-art re:lax spa is the perfect place to pamper yourself with a variety of massages, facials and body treatments. You can also enjoy manicures, pedicures, brow treatments and other beauty services here. The tranquility of the desert extends to the Aliante Golf Club. This challenging 18-hole course is within walking distance of Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa. Plus, the business facilities are impressive with nine ballrooms, 10 meeting rooms and more than 20,000 square feet of event space. At Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, you can escape to your dream vacation in a desert paradise.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport

Located within five minutes of McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip, Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is the perfect non-gaming hotel for business and family travelers alike. Choose between a 505 square-foot one-bedroom or a 850 square-foot two-bedroom option when searching the property’s 147 suites. Regardless of your choice, find comfort knowing that each room boasts a 32-inch HDTV to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa bed. Hungry? Prepare meals from your fully-equipped kitchen or take advantage of the complimentary breakfast. Evening dinner and drinks are also available Monday through Thursday. Additionally, the property provides numerous amenities for guests to enjoy. Host dinners, business meetings or parties in the Tuscany Ballroom which accommodates up to 40 people conference-style and up to 150 for a reception. The 24-hour business center is perfect for coordinating meetings with such business interests as Tririga, Cox Media, UPS, Bally and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There’s also an on-site swimming pool, putting green and a Precor-equipped fitness center. If that wasn’t enough, high-speed internet access is also included with your stay. If you need to get out-and-about, the complimentary airport shuttle is the perfect way to access the Las Vegas Strip. Business on the mind? The Las Vegas Convention Center is only five miles from our hotel. Other options include exploring the Strip’s numerous casinos, shows and dining options. You can even shop ‘till you drop at the nearby Las Vegas Outlet Mall, Town Square Las Vegas or Las Vegas Premium Outlet. At Homewood Suites, Las Vegas is at your fingertips.

NoMad Las Vegas

NoMad Hotel brings the grandeur of Europe to Park MGM on the Strip. Wait, did we just say there’s a hotel within a hotel? Ah yeah, we did, and no this ain’t no “Inception”-style dream, either.   If “NoMad” sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Known for their romantic and extraordinary properties in New York and Los Angeles, the Las Vegas location is no different. Luxury, romance and first-class service is quite literally woven into every aspect of NoMad. Designed by French architect and designer, Jacques Garcia, each room and suite feels more like a home and less like a hotel. Exhibit A: custom furnishings and ridiculously soft linens. Other residence-like features include original artwork, large flat screen televisions, freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets. In other words, take your shoes off and stay awhile. So yeah, NoMad Hotel is technically a hotel within a hotel. But the truth is, it has a level of comfort that makes it feel like a home away from home. Swing by and check it out for yourself. 

Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau

Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau is your gateway to Las Vegas. Located right off the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau offers lavish villas and comfortable guest rooms inspired by the South of France. These one, two, and three-bedroom rooms come loaded with features like full kitchens, washers and dryers and free WiFi. During your stay, enjoy valet parking, an onsite fitness center, a Marketplace shop and a swimming pool. And if you’re looking to enjoy a drink, look no further than SkyBar 38. This trendy rooftop bar overlooks the beauty of the Las Vegas Strip. And the best part? You won’t have to pay a single resort fee. Visit Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau today.

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Welcome to paradise at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Worlds away from an ordinary Las Vegas experience, this hotel offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel is adjacent to the Village at Lake Las Vegas that has things like a marina, shops and restaurants, a golf course and much more. Unwind in a spacious guest room and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake or the surrounding mountains. Relax in the marble bathtub, watch movies on the 42-inch HDTV or even check emails in a bathrobe with their complimentary WI-FI. Upgrade to a suite for a more spacious room and expansive lounge. For more things to do, you can work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, swim in the outdoor resort pool, reserve a private cabana and indulge in a treatment at The Ravella Spa. For something to eat, check out the Florentine Garden or Medici Café and Terrace. Both restaurants exemplify the hotel’s fresh seasonal dining approach with an array of healthy dishes for breakfast and lunch. For nighttime activities, head to the Firenze Lounge where you can order a smooth cognac. If you’re here on business, enjoy 35,000 square-feet of flexible indoor meeting space, as well as unique outdoor space, including a wedding chapel named Capella Di Amore, one of Las Vegas’s over-the-water wedding chapel. Everything you can possibly need can be found in this paradise.



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