Las Vegas Hotels
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 on 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.
Blending a south Strip location with a South Beach atmosphere, the Tropicana Las Vegas features moderately priced digs, a great pool for sunbathing and a variety of entertainment. The vibe: Miami meets the Strip. Casually elegant, not exorbitantly priced. What we love: The Tropicana’s pool area is sunny and lush. You’ll see palms trees, waterfalls and lots of grass. As a blast from the past, there’s swim-up blackjack. If you feel like splashing out some money (and catching the eyes of everyone around you), reserve the island cabana. It sits on the corner of one of the busiest intersections on the Strip. With a megaresort on each of the other three corners, everything is right there all around you – accessible with just a short walk. And after visiting those places, it feels great to return to the more relaxed, less hectic atmosphere at the Tropicana. Insider tips: You might smell something sweet wafting through the air when you check into the Tropicana or walk through its public areas. This is the resort’s signature scent (yes, there really is such a thing). Take a good whiff of it and let the floral-based aroma transport you to the tropics. Sit on the outdoor deck of the Beach Café, which overlooks the resort’s pool. Have breakfast and wash it down with the “Diablo Beach” Mary cocktail. We also recommend trying the restaurant’s Boutique Breakfast Buffet. Instead of the overwhelming selection found at traditional buffets, this one features a spread that resembles a chef’s table. Good to know: Both room towers involve a good walk, whether you’re going to or from the main entrance or self-parking garage. If you want to be situated near the pool, choose a room in the Club Tower. If you’re more interested in a view of the Strip, opt for the Paradise Tower and upgrade to a high floor.
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: If you’re driving into Vegas, valet at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas isn’t just at the front of the hotel. Pull into the parking garage and make your way to the third floor and you’ll get the same great valet service at that same great for the free price tag. 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.
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, Bally’s, 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.
Vegas hotels don’t get any better than Wynn Las Vegas with its luxurious accommodations and the finest of fine restaurants and shops. The vibe: Razzle-dazzle architecture and décor, generously proportioned rooms, every possible convenience, totally gourmet. What we love: There’s just something about staying at an elite hotel like Wynn that makes you feel swanky. Revered for elegance and for having incomparably high standards of service, it doesn’t matter who you are because you’ll feel like someone very important here. A breathtakingly beautiful atrium alive with trees, shrubs and flowers is situated near the lobby. We adore the two whimsical floral installations. One is a carousel, the other a hot air balloon — and both are sure to make your spirits soar. It goes without saying that Wynn would have a gorgeously landscaped pool deck. But we’ll say it anyway because lying in the gardens beside either of the two lovely main pools (or splashing out for a cabana) is like escaping to “Fantasy Island”…minus the plane, the island and Tattoo. Three words: Wynn Dream bed. Yes, this is a thing — more specifically, it’s a custom-designed Sealy mattress dreamily made up with 507-thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams. A perfect night’s sleep is guaranteed. Insider tips: Welcome vegans and vegetarians. All of the restaurants in Wynn (and Encore) have special menu items designed for you. So if you’re out with a group, no worries. Wherever you choose to dine, there’ll be something perfect for everyone to eat. Visit the Lake of Dreams, located behind the Strip’s only manmade mountain. You can’t see it from outside Wynn, but when you come inside look for the circular escalator and ride it to the bottom. From dusk until 12:30 a.m., fanciful shows filled with music and holographics play at half-hour intervals on the lake’s 40-foot waterfall. The best viewing point is on the terrace of the bar called Parasol Down. Nurse a drink or two and you’ll have an evening of entertainment. Good to know: Wynn Resort rooms are big and well designed. The one thing they don’t come with is a fridge. Now you will find a minibar in these rooms, but be warned: If you move anything from its place to make space for your own drinks and snacks, you’ll automatically be billed for it. It seems silly to talk about upgrades at Wynn, but the possibilities are endless when every room and suite at this hotel feels like a little piece of heaven. That said, the Tower Suites have been awarded the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for nine straight years. Counted among the finest boutique hotels in the world, they have their own exclusive entrance, lobby and pool. Wynn is connected to its even more elegant sister property. So if you find you want to dial down the crowds and energy level a notch, Encore’s quieter, boutique-style offerings are just steps away. Wynn has an awesome self-parking garage, but be aware that on extremely busy weekends as well as during major events or big premieres, you may want to go next door and use the self-parking garage at Encore. Also as an FYI, no outside food or beverages are allowed in the resort or the casino, even if you’re staying in a room. All guests who arrive with these items will be told to throw it away or leave it in their car. The Wynn’s hotel rooms will be undergoing renovation from July 11, 2021 – December 30, 2021 with buffer floors in between the renovations and guests so that no visitors will be impacted.
The Silverton isn’t located on the Las Vegas Strip, so it’s no wonder this quirky place has a distinctly un-Strip-like attitude. First of all, let us explain where it is. The Silverton is located just west of Las Vegas Boulevard, off the I-15 at Blue Diamond Road. That’s about five miles south (a 10-minute drive) of the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry. The Silverton offers free shuttle service to and from McCarran International Airport and Aria, which sits at the center of the Strip. Anyway…getting back to the Silverton’s attitude…maybe we should expand upon “un-Strip-like” because it also has a very “un-desert-like” outlook. This hotel was designed to resemble a mountain lodge (minus the mountain). And, except for the casino and the huge aquarium with mermaids (hence why we called it “quirky” above), it does a good of job of capturing a peaceful, rustic feeling. You’ll get a down-home welcome when you arrive, and the décor — lots of stone and wood detail work — evokes a warm, outdoorsy feeling. For this reason, the Silverton seems to attract a more rugged, independent-minded group of visitors who embrace going off-the-beaten track in Vegas. And this also explains the hotel’s featured attraction: Bass Pro Shops. The beloved Midwestern chain has a two-story flagship store connected to the Silverton (you can literally walk right into it from the casino). Modeled after an Adirondack hunting lodge, Bass Pro Shops houses everything related to fishing, boating, camping, golf and open-air recreation. You’ll find archery and shooting ranges here. There’s even a waterfall that feeds into a 40,000-gallon aquarium where fishing lessons are conducted. Because you can never have enough aquariums, there’s an impressive one inside the Silverton too. It’s a circular 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. People are always gathered around it, mesmerized by the exotic fish — including leopard sharks, stingrays, parrotfish and triggerfish. At various times on Thursdays through Sundays, you can catch free live shows called “mermaid swims.” (If Ariel is your favorite Disney princess, then you’re in for a treat!) Although there are plenty of benches, chairs and nooks around the aquarium (in addition to the Mermaid Cove Art Gallery, where you can purchase paintings of mermaids by Wil Comier), the nearby Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge boasts elevated seating with a great view. When you get hungry, the Silverton is home to many other restaurants that have nothing to do with the sea. Sink your teeth into a succulent cut of meat at the Twin Creeks Steakhouse. Dig into Mexican specialties while surrounded by colorful lights at the Mi Casa Grill Cantina. Devour upscale café fare in the Sundance Grill, which also has a yummy gelato stand. Or pile your plate high in Seasons, the resort’s popular buffet. It features foods from several different cuisines, and on Saturday nights there’s a special themed Polynesian spread. If you’re more interested in drinking than eating, there are a few nice bars at the Silverton. Our favorite is the Shady Grove Lounge because it has a vintage 1950s Airstream trailer with two mini bowling alleys inside. The Flare Bar, near the parking garage, offers a more contemporary vibe highlighted by 260 color-changing light fixtures. During the summer the Sway Pool & Lounge is a pleasurable place to soak up the sun. Specialty cocktails (like the Silverton Punch) are served at the small yet stylish dipping pool, which is surrounded by cabanas, daybeds and a hot tub. So even though the Silverton is un-Strip-like, it’s perfect if you’re looking for an affordable, laid-back Vegas vacation. You won’t be far from the action, but you will be far enough away to enjoy a more secluded stay…in a curious lodge-meets-casino-meets-mermaids world.
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
The “City of Light” meets the city of sin at Paris Las Vegas. The centrally-located, Parisian-themed hotel boasts a replica Eiffel Tower, a mock Arc de Triomphe and French restaurants mixed with Las Vegas shows and nightclub. The vibe: Charming, France without the language barrier, faux French architecture What we love: Location, location, location. Paris is centrally located right in the heart of the Strip near Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, which means it’s really easy to walk to several other tourist attractions and major hotels nearby. Mon Ami Gabi has been a Las Vegas favorite for years and they pioneered the art of outdoor dining on the Strip. The charming French restaurant serves escargots, steak frites, onion soup and offers a nice wine selection, but the real highlight is the outdoor patio overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s one of the best people-watching spots in town and there’s a great view of the Bellagio Fountains across the street. The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and while Paris Las Vegas’ replica is about half the size of the original, it’s still an impressive attraction. Cross Le Pont Alexandre III, step into the beautiful glass elevator, and ride to the top of the tower, which boasts spectacular views of the Fountains of Bellagio, the Strip and the outlying city. Temperamental celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has several restaurants around town, but we think his Gordon Ramsay Steak, a London-themed restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, is the best. The signature dish that everyone raves about is the beef Wellington, but if you don’t want anything that extravagant, you can also get Ramsay’s famous fish and chips. Insider tips: Paris and the adjacent Bally’s hotel share a parking garage. The two properties are also connected via a walkway filled with shops so you can easily go back and forth between the two hotels and enjoy the amenities of both. Good to know: Paris Las Vegas really tries to give you an authentic Parisian experience, right down to the cobblestone streets. The uneven flooring that mimics cobblestones throughout the shopping area and parts of the casino can be a bit tricky to walk on – especially if you have your clubbing heels on. What shows and concerts are playing at the Paris? : Shows playing at Paris Las Vegas include: Anthony Cools, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Friends! The Musical Parody, Napoleon’s Dueling Piano Bar. What is there to do at the Paris?: Catch breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and beyond with a trip to The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. What makes the Paris unique?: Standing tall on the Las Vegas skyline is Paris’ signature Eiffel Tower replica and hot air balloon.
Located at the west end of the Fremont Street Experience, downtown’s iconic Plaza Las Vegas has been a Sin City staple for more than 40 years. Built in 1971 on land that formerly held the Union Pacific Railroad Station, the Plaza once stood out for being the only hotel in history with an in-house railroad ticket office. But we’ll always remember the Plaza best for the movies its starred in — “Diamonds Are Forever,” “The Stand,” “Casino” and even ” Back to the Future Part II” (Biff’s hotel is a digitally manipulated Plaza). The hotel’s design, entrance with it’s cavalcade of lights and glass-domed restaurant ooze ’70s cool. Before guests even step foot into the hotel’s lobby, their gaze is lured upward by the canopy of lights that illuminate the Plaza’s main entrance. But better than the allure of the sparkling lights is the mouth-watering food that is served directly above. Located in the circular over-hang that overlooks the heart of downtown, Oscar’s Steakhouse – opened by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman under the Plaza’s iconic glass dome – is the hotel’s fine dining option. Located adjacent to Oscar’s famous bar, the old Vegas ambiance of the restaurant features all of the expected offerings of a traditional steakhouse… plus the company of some of Oscar’s beautiful “broads.” But if you’re not exactly in the mood for steak and signature cocktails, the Plaza is prepared to please with additional and more casual dining options within the hotel. The farm-style Hash House A Go Go serves filling breakfasts as well as hearty all-day fare. Also avail is Pop Up Pizza because we all know that homemade, hand-tossed Italian pies are simply delicious after a few drinks, and for the grab-and-go type, the Plaza’s food court offers Zaba’s Mexican Grill, Cafelatte, McDonald’s and Subway. And when you’re ready to play, the Plaza’s 80,000-square-foot casino is smaller than the nega-casinos of the Las Vegas Strip but it still boasts more than 500 slot and video poker machines along with table games like craps and blackjack. Additionally, the Plaza is home to the William Hill Race & Sports Book, a poker room with automated PokerPro tables and downtown’s only bingo room…. more fun than downtown’s only train-ticket office, right? And while the Plaza has certainly evolved with the times, the iconic property has remained in sync with its history as it has become known for its classic Vegas-style entertainment. Having hosted many acts over the years, today you can catch a variety of performances from stand-up comedy to game shows. Or, if you’d rather tie the knot Vegas style to get your kicks, the Plaza has an on-site wedding chapel. But as far as downtime goes – that is, downtime from playing all day – guests can take advantage of the resort’s rooftop pool and 24-hour fitness center. Other (albeit less fun) amenities at the Plaza include a self-serve business internet kiosk, 22,000-plus square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, complimentary valet service and a self-parking garage. For those looking to immerse themselves in the excitement of downtown Las Vegas while staying and playing in a legendary Las Vegas property, the Plaza hotel has everything you will need for a memorable and exciting Las Vegas vacation.
Just a short distance west of the Strip, the Rio Las Vegas offers a Brazilian theme and a high-flying zip line in a colorful resort packed with restaurants, bars and theaters. The vibe: Offering affordable all-suite accommodations, near (but not too near) the action. What we love: Attention thrill seekers: Allow us to introduce you to the Rio Zipline. This daunting ride begins on top of the Rio’s 51-story Masquerade Tower. You’ll be strapped in a chair (with only a lap belt) and slide for about 800 feet to the 20-story Ipanema Tower. Then you’ll return again… backwards. The Rio hosts the prestigious World Series of Poker each year. Imagine the Super Bowl, but instead of the Vince Lombardi Trophy the winner goes home with a diamond-encrusted bracelet and at millions in cash. Called Voodoo Beach, the Rio’s pool deck features palm trees, waterfalls, hot tubs and swimming pools that each have different vibes. There are fish- and clam-shaped pools. Kids flock to the sand-bottomed pool near the entrance while adults make tracks for the lagoon-style pool at the back. Insider tips: Women, indulge your feminine side by going to the lounge in the lobby of the Chippendales Theatre. It has an all-male waitstaff…and be sure to check out the ladies room. We love the circular dressing area with its purple leather couches and softly lit vanity. Dubbed “the gossip pit,” this is the perfect place to debate which Chippendale dancer has the hottest bod. For an elevated drinking experience, step down into the Wine Cellar & Tasting Room. It’s crammed with more than 10,000 bottles – including one that came from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar. Choose from more than 100 wines sold by the glass. Cheese plates and freshly baked breads will enhance your enjoyment too. Good to know: This hotel is not located on the Strip. Although you can see the Strip and it appears to be close, we don’t recommend walking to it because you’ll have to pass over a major interstate while crossing busy on- and off-ramps. What shows and concerts are playing at the Rio? : Shows playing at the Rio include: Penn & Teller, Chippendales, WOW – The Las Vegas Spectacular. What is there to do at the Rio? : Rio has a rooftop restaurant and VooDoo Steakhouse and lounge with some of the best views in the city. A spa and salon, wine cellar and tasting room and Sapphire Pool Club. What makes the Rio unique? : Rio’s VooDoo Restaurant and Lounge is a three-story venue with unique indoor and outdoor space for views of the Las Vegas Strip, city lights and beyond.
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.
Originally opened in 1969 as the International Hotel, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Spa lets you relive the glory days of the past while enjoying all the comforts of the present — like a great pool, lots of dining options and multifaceted entertainment The vibe: History meets modernity, paradise for sports fans What we love: You’ll love having easy access to the Las Vegas Monorail. The Westgate Las Vegas is located about a block east of the Strip, next to the Las Vegas Convention Center (make note of that, business travelers) and a mile from Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. And if you hop on the monorail, you’ll be able to travel with ease to several megaresorts including SLS Las Vegas and MGM Grand. The Westgate Las Vegas is tops among sports bettors, thanks to the illustrious SuperBook. This humungous non-smoking facility is the perfect place to watch a big game.With more than 400 seats and the world’s largest indoor LED video wall (240 wide and 20 feet tall), you won’t miss a moment of the action. Plus, there’s The Ultimate Fan Cave. It has 120-inch HD screens capable of showing up to 16 games at once, as well as armchairs you can really plop down and settle into. The Westgate Las Vegas is home to the Sky Villas — three “palaces in the sky,” each spanning between 12,600 and 15,400 square feet (that’s more space than you’d find in five houses). In addition to Elvis, the Sky Villas have housed many of the legendary stars who performed at the resort including Liberace, Barry Manilow and Wayne Newton. Anyone can reserve them for a stay or special event, but be prepared to pay a pretty penny. The Westgate Las Vegas spent $100 million in hotel renovations in 2015. Everything from its guest rooms and swanky pool deck to its restaurants and SuperBook have a fresh, new look. Insider tips: If you only want to pop in to the Westgate Las Vegas to place a bet or watch a game at the non-smoking SuperBook, use the parking garage at the south end of the resort off Paradise Road. You can walk directly into the sports book — after taking a moment to appreciate the giant bronze statue of Man o’ War at the door. In the complex that houses the Benihana, Rikki Tikki Sushi and Silk Road Noodle restaurants, you’ll find an exquisite setting with waterfalls and a koi pond. It’s a great place to relax with a drink. Speaking of Benihana, if you’ve never been to a hibachi-style restaurant, you’ve got to try this place. There’s nothing like sitting by the grill, sipping a few cocktail and cheering on the chef who cooks your meal while also entertaining you. Take time to immerse yourself in Elvis lore. Rub the famous statue of Elvis by sculptor Carl Romanelli near the lobby. Indulge in The Elvis Sandwich — a battered and fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwich — in Sid’s Café. Good to know: For the most contemporary of accommodations, go for the remodeled Signature rooms. In addition to having great views of the Strip or nearby golf course, they come with 55-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini fridges — the holy trinity of room amenities. One thing to keep in mind: Since Westgate Las Vegas is part of Westgate Resorts’ family of timeshare properties, you’ll see a large space (toward the North Tower) for presentations about the benefits of vacation ownership. You may even be approached by people asking you to attend one, but they’re not pushy like the ones you’ll encounter at other resorts. You can upgrade your stay with access to the resort’s Concierge Lounge. It includes breakfast with made-to-order omelets, snacks and cookies, as well as an evening cocktail hour with – wait for it – open bar.
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.
If you could stuff all of Vegas under one roof, MGM Grand is big enough to accommodate that. The vibe: Infinitesimally large, diverse offerings to satisfy every type of visitor, show-rific What we love: You don’t have to leave the hotel to experience many of the “bests” of Vegas. MGM Grand is home to some of the world’s top restaurants along with a stable of celebrity chefs. (Anyone heard of Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse?) Insider tips: The best way to avoid the long taxi line – which can stretch around the porte cochere on a busy night – is to take the Las Vegas Monorail. Good to know: A reality about staying at MGM Grand is that you’ll do a lot of walking. You could easily rack up several miles on your Fitbit each day just by going from your room to the pool, restaurants and bars. (For those among us who are more lethargic, this may be the one time you request a room near the elevator bank.) Keep in mind every hotel room is non-smoking. Don’t risk it – that’s a pricey cleaning fee at checkout. Save yourself the trouble and smoke in designated areas only. What shows and concerts are playing at MGM Grand?: Shows playing at MGM Grand include Kà, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and concerts at MGM Grand Garden Arena What is there to do at MGM Grand?: Help solve crime at the interactive CSI: The Experience, or may the odds be ever in your favor in The Hunger Games: The Exhibition What makes MGM Grand unique?: MGM Grand is one of the largest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip with more than 4,997 hotel rooms.
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 as well as dolphins, white tigers and leopards… oh my! 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.
Located west of the Strip, The Orleans may be far from the French Quarter, but it’s got restaurants and bars that bring to mind the Big Easy as well as a movie theater and bowling alley to amuse all ages. The vibe: Saint City meets Sin City, locals oriented, cheaply priced rooms, multigenerational appeal What we love: While the N’awlins theme may seem corny, The Orleans wears it well. We love the large illuminated masked heads that hang over the casino floor. Also, check out the upside down piano on the ceiling of the Bourbon Street Cabaret. Order hurricanes (and other cocktails) at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar. And get freshly shucked oysters served with Creole flair at Big Al’s Oyster Bar. For an off-Strip property, the pool deck at The Orleans is really nice — and totally chill. Tucked in a lushly landscaped courtyard, it has an Olympic-size pool as well as a wading pool, a large hot tub, a spacious sundeck and five cabanas. The good times are always rolling at The Orleans. First off, there’s the Orleans Arena, which hosts about 200 events a year including concerts, sporting events and family shows like Disney on Ice. Then there’s the 850-seat Orleans Showroom, which offers a diverse lineup of musicians and comedians. Live music is always on tap in the resort’s bars and lounges too. Parking is a breeze at The Orleans. If you don’t find a spot in the surrounding surface lots when you pull in, theres a big, easy-to-navigate parking garage behind the property that’s never full. The Orleans has food for all tastes and budgets. Savor a fine dining experience The Prime Rib Loft. Enjoy a mid-range menu at Koji. Or dig into cheap eats at T.G.I. Friday’s, the 24-hour Courtyard Cafe and a food court (home to Vegas only Fuddruckers). Insider tips: Traveling with kids? Parents, when you want some alone time you can drop your young kids (ages 3 – 12) off at Kids Tyme. The professionally supervised facility offers everything from a giant jungle gym and imaginative crafts to a movie room and gaming systems. Find your bliss at Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered with a soothing massage, body wrap or facial that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you don’t want to go down to the food court for the “world’s greatest” burgers, Fuddruckers will deliver them to your room…for a small fee, of course. Good to know: The rooms aren’t extravagant but they are generously sized (starting at 450 square feet) and well kept. The base-level deluxe rooms were remodeled in 2012 while the premium rooms were redone in 2014 — so they have contemporary décor and come with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Fridges are available for an additional fee. The Orleans is not located on the Strip. Although less than a mile away (0.8 miles to be exact), the distance isn’t walkable (you’d have to cross a busy freeway entrance and exit). If you don’t have a car, take advantage of the free shuttle service from The Orleans to the Strip at The Forum Shops at Caesars as well as to its sister property, the Gold Coast.
THE VIBE:: Guests of Palace Station will enjoy an extensive array of amenities during their stay as well as a prime location just west of the Las Vegas Strip. This laid-back resort is also conveniently situated next to the I-15. Built in 1976 on 38 acres and originally opened as “The Casino,” it became Palace Station, the flagship property for the Station Casinos empire, in 1991. Although the resort has undergone various renovations, including the addition of a 21-story room tower, it’s kept a down-to-earth vibe, making it ideal for travelers on a budget who are seeking a good hotel value. WHY WE LOVE IT:: Palace Station is within walking distance of several other restaurants and a short drive from downtown and the Strip — putting guests near the epicenter of all the big happenings in Las Vegas. Ideal for meetings and special celebrations, Palace Station also features more than 20,000 square feet of event space. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including projectors, DVD players and other technological devices. Catering and other services are available as well. GOOD TO KNOW:: The rooms and suites at Palace Station are outfitted for comfort, with things like cable TVs, hair dryers and wireless internet access. A fully equipped fitness center, a business center, a gift shop and a courtesy airport/Strip shuttle will also enhance your vacation experience. For quick meals, Palace Station boasts the cheerful Grand Café, the all-you-can-eat Feast Buffet, Little Tony’s by Tony Gemignani, fast food eateries (Johnny Rockets, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria and Starbucks) and 24-hour room service. The casino floor is always busy at Palace Station. You’ll find plenty of action in the bingo hall, keno lounge or race and sports book, which boasts 230 seats and 44 large video screens. There’s a nonsmoking poker room along with numerous table games and more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. The resort is unique in that it has an Asian table games area, where guests can try their luck at pai gow tiles and both mini and midi baccarat. The Oyster Bar is an 18-seat, live-action kitchen preparing freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams and homemade seafood pastas. The Oyster Bar has been one of the most popular places to go for fresh seafood since its opening, so go between meal times for shorter wait times.
Not to worry, there have not been any reports of Martian sightings at Las Vegas’ Gold Coast Hotel and Casino since the filming of Tim Burton’s 1996 cult film “Mars Attacks!” However, that is not to say that this property lacks excitement. Opened in 1986, the mid-sized property attracts a mix of locals and visitors alike. Favored by the older crowd due to the hotel’s quieter nature, the Gold Coast is an excellent property to stay at or visit if you’re looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip’s tourist crowds. Having retained the feel of a Victorian-style gambling hall, the front desk and lobby have a mixture of wood paneling and brass fixtures while the central gaming floor is embellished with a domed ceiling, eight elegant chandeliers, stained glass windows and hanging flower boxes. Although referencing the past in decor, its casino is firmly positioned in the present. Packed with an array of games, the 86,000-square-foot gaming floor offers guests 49 different table games and more than 2,100 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, the Race and Sports Book boasts 30 interactive betting terminals and 38 flat-screen TVs that surround the betting area. There’s also an expansive 720-seat bingo room upstairs, where eight action-packed sessions are called daily. But when the growling of your stomach becomes louder than the bingo caller’s announcements, you will be happy to take a dining break at one of the hotel’s on-premises restaurants. For casual dining, Ping Pang Pong (a locals’ spot for dim sum), presents an array of bona fide Chinese fare. And along the lines of the same cuisine, the Noodle Exchange is a creative noodle bar with a plentiful selection of broth, Ban Ban and stir-fried noodles for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. But if you’re in the when-I-see-it-I’ll-know-I-want-it type eating mood, the Ports O’ Call Buffet will take you on a culinary journey around the world and you will surely find whatever it is that you are looking for. For those of you looking to get spruced up for an evening of fine dining, the Gold Coast has a traditional steakhouse that will see those plans through. Serving a wide-ranging menu including perfectly seasoned and slow-roasted prime rib, Steak Diane, Chicken Oscar and Seafood Olympia, the Cortez Room is the hotel’s golden nugget. However, if you are just looking to quickly hush those hunger pangs and get back to the action, quicker bites can be enjoyed at T.G.I. Friday’s, the chain restaurant that is open 24/7,. The small Gold Coast Showroom, swathed in red decor, showcases a variety of acts including mystifying magic, lively music and ballroom dancing. Additionally, guests can try for a strike in the 70-lane bowling alley on the resort’s second floor. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment along with bumper bowling for kids… and adults… we will only judge a little. And for a little more activity, you can get your sweat on in the fully equipped fitness center or take a dip in the hotel’s freeform pool, and then freshen up in the old-fashioned barber shop or beauty salon.
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
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, 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 in addition to 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. PDP_MESSAGE: Find out what this hotel is doing to ensure your well-being during your stay. Click here.
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.
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.
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 Vdara, 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.
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.
The Conrad Tower at Resorts World focuses on bringing guests high-quality comfort through luxurious contemporary style and state-of-the-art technology. The vibe: Luxurious, expansive, and perfectly personalized for each guests individual needs. What we love: When you walk through the swooshing doors of the Conrad Las Vegas, the whole resort screams modern luxury. From the dozens of decorative LED screens throughout the property to the sleek room designs, this resort is easily one of the trendiest new spots on the Strip. Insider tips: It’s a big world out there, so make sure you set aside some time to explore the massive, 88-acre Resorts World Complex. A broad spectrum of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options await. Good to know: As the most modern of the three Hilton towers, The Conrad is the spot for unique nightlife experiences. Slip into your sexiest club attire and head over to the most technologically advanced nightclub on the Strip, Zouk. Created by one of the hottest nightlife companies in Singapore, their namesake club has been ranked Asia’s Best Club since 2017, and they aren’t pulling any punches for their Las Vegas debut. This includes state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a gourmet food court, and A-list celebrity DJs. FUHU is another experimental affair that delivers delicious Chinese cuisine in tandem with a “vibe dining” experience. What does vibe dining entail, you ask? Well, you’ll have to make a reservation to find out.
The LINQ Hotel & Casino near the heart of the Strip has a young, easygoing attitude with a chic pool deck, a Guy Fieri restaurant and really cool bars — 3535 and O’Sheas Casino. The vibe: College-style fun for adults of all ages, value-oriented with a modern outlook, in the middle of everything. What we love: The best thing about this hotel is its location at the heart of the Strip. Plus, it opens up onto The LINQ Promenade. That means…thanks to all the restaurants and bars housed there…you’ll have access to numerous eating and drinking opportunities all within walking distance of your room. Keep your eyes peeled for Lucky the Leprechaun. That’s Brian Thomas, the lovable mascot of O’Sheas Casino. Follow him into the Irish-themed pub and you’re guaranteed a grand ol’ time. There are three bars — and better yet, cheap drinks. Can we say that again? Cheap drinks. And there’s beer pong. So grab a beer and get your game on. The LINQ Hotel & Casino has a hip pool deck with two distinct areas — a standard hotel pool and a dayclub experience. If you can’t decide between the two, hang out at the center bar. On weekends check out the indoor “recover zone,” where you can actually play pool (this time we mean billiards). Wireless internet access at hotels in Vegas isn’t unusual, but reliable access is. At The LINQ Hotel & Casino, there’s reliable Wi-Fi in the rooms as well as on the gaming floor, in the bars, at the reception area and, well, in pretty much every nook and cranny. This means you’ll never be out of contact with friends and family back home or experience a delay when posting your selfies. Insider tips: The rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino are grouped into red, blue and green districts. There are color schemes on the hallway carpeting to help you navigate between them. So when you get off the elevator, if your room is in the “green” district, just follow the green dots. You can do much more than watch reruns of “Friends” on the 47-inch flat-screen TV in your room. Need to get up early? Set the TV’s alarm clock. Pillow too hard? Request a softer one. Feeling competitive? Have a game like Jenga or Uno brought up to you. Hungry? Room service includes delivery from many of the mouthwatering eateries that line The LINQ Promenade. So with a couple of clicks you can have a slice of Flour & Barley pizza, fried chicken from Brooklyn Bowl or a gourmet wiener from Haute Doggery delivered. The 3535 lobby bar, is named for the numerical part of The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s address, it boasts 35 premium infused spirits from which 16 truly unique martinis and cocktails are crafted. Order one. If you’re a bacon lover, we recommend the Pig Newton. Good to know: This hotel makes our list of top dreaded parking garages in Vegas. It’s old. It’s tight. And we don’t understand why people insist on parking their giant SUVs and “Road Warrior” trucks in there. We strongly recommend you avoid parking in The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s garage. Use the valets for the hotel and The LINQ Promenade…or, if it’s open, use the surface parking lot behind the resort. Be aware that if a music festival or another major event is being hosted in that surface parking lot, you will not be able to park there and you’ll hear noise if you’re staying in the hotel’s east side rooms. Luckily, this is Vegas and you won’t be in your room, right? You’ll be out partying yourself. Starting at 250 square feet, the rooms are small and feel a bit dorm-like. They do, however, make clever use of space. For example, the bathrooms have showers only and we like the super-sized and super handy soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers inside them. While low-tech, they’re highly practical. The rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino aren’t completely soundproof. There’s a good chance you’ll hear people in the hallway or guests next to you taking a shower, flushing the toilet or treading around heavily. Luckily, the walls are thick enough that you shouldn’t hear them talking (as long as they’re not carrying on a LOUD CONVERSATION). You must be at least 21 years old to use the pools at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. If there are kids with you, you’ll have to go next door to the Flamingo — which, though a bit inconvenient, isn’t a bad thing because their pool area includes water slides, waterfalls and other fun stuff.
With an ideal location close to all of the action in downtown Las Vegas, Oasis at Gold Spike offers basic, comfortable rooms, a 24-hour restaurant and bar and a round-the-clock fun atmosphere. The vibe: Hip, young, cool and retro. What we love: The folks at Oasis at Gold Spike know how to have fun. There’s a main bar that’s open 24 hours and the smaller Carnival Bar where you can test your carnival game skills while throwing back a cocktail. Sensing a theme? It continues in the Backyard where you’ll find games like oversized Jenga and chess, ping pong and beer pong. The Living Room inside also has pool tables and oversized cornhole. Oasis at Gold Spike has one of the few pools in the downtown area. The hotel’s retro-looking pool area located in the hotel’s courtyard, features comfortable daybeds and poolside food and cocktail service. Want to enjoy a good book on vacation? The Oasis has a library full of about 100 books on business and entrepreneurship that you can look through or borrow. There’s also a vinyl library with more than 100 records from the ’70s and ’80s. You can browse and play what you want or bring your own vinyl. Insider tips: Dogs are welcome at the Oasis at Gold Spike and if you want your furry friend to have as fun of a vacation as you’re having, you can get a discounted rate at the Hydrant Club, an urban dog park near the hotel where your dog can play with other pups. Want to explore the downtown area? Do it on a bike. The hotel rents out some cool tricked out cruisers complete with cup holders and coolers. Good to know: If you’re a light sleeper, this may not be the hotel for you. There’s always a lot of action going on at the Gold Spike with a pool, DJs, live entertainment and fun games outside. Since the Oasis was originally designed as a motel, the room doors open onto an exterior corridor that overlooks all that pool action. That means things can stay loud well into the late night hours. Great if you are ready to party on your vacation, but probably not the right fit for you if you’re not into the party vibe. The rooms at Oasis at Gold Spike are called “crash pads” and they really are mainly a place to crash. While they are clean, have comfortable beds, private bathrooms and an urban chic decor, they are not loaded with the amenities that you would find at some of the Strip’s megaresorts. The hotel has all of the conveniences you’ll need but the rooms don’t have things like phones or alarm clocks in them. You can request them from the front desk, but they are not in your room. Also we suggest choosing the Ultimate Crash Pad room. During the Oasis remodel, they combined two rooms to create these ultimate rooms. The Ultimate Crash Pad has a bit of extra space and a cool seating area.
The Downtowner is a no-frills a quick walk from Fremont Street Experience, Fremont East’s bars and restaurants, El Cortez and Container Park. The remodeled two-story motel includes an outdoor pool and complimentary parking, in front of your room. The vibe: Traditional motel in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. What we love: If you love the vibe of downtown Las Vegas, you can’t really beat the location – especially if you’re here for the annual “Life is Beautiful” festival. You can watch your favorite band, scope out the local art scene, enjoy some brewskis and food, all within steps from your motel. Parking — especially during the weekend of “Life is Beautiful” — gets pricey, so it’s helpful you’re already here. And if you’re a fan the downtown bar scene as much as we are, you’re only a hop, skip and a jump from Commonwealth, Beauty Bar and Gold Spike. Oh, and the cost per night at Downtowner is probably less than most hotel resort fees alone. Insider tips: Got the munchies? Head to The Market, located between 6th and 7 Streets. It offers groceries, fresh produce, coffee, pastries, craft beer and wine, as well as a café. Sticking around for a while? The nearby Mint Locker offers round-the-clock laundry service. Good to know: This motel offers basic amenities. It’s geared toward bargain hunters looking for somewhere to crash. It has a bed, standard-sized TV and a bathroom with a shower. If you want to take a dip in the motel’s pool, you have to walk across the street to access it. The motel lobby is 24 hours and offers vending machines, so be sure to grab a drink to stay hydrated. This is an older property, so the walls are a bit thin. You might want to pack a pair of earplugs. Also, if you don’t want to lug your suitcases upstairs, we suggest staying on the bottom level. Also keep in mind, this motel doesn’t allow locals to book here, but if you’re from out of town it’s a great spot to stay to save some cash.
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
With an idyllic location at the center of the Strip, The Cromwell blends sexiness with chic style while offering a round-the-clock party atmosphere and the first restaurant by chef and Food Network TV star Giada De Laurentiis. The vibe: Boutique hotel sensibilities, a party place with an haute attitude, classy food and mixology. What we love: The song “Party All the Time” is a fitting encapsulation of the spirit here. Along with Drai’s Beachclub & Drai’s Nightclub high above, there’s also Drai’s After Hours below ground. So if you stay here, at least in summertime, you can party continuously all day without ever leaving the resort. The Cromwell may only have one formal restaurant, but it’s an absolute gem. Featuring De Laurentiis’ Italy-meets-California cuisine, Giada is definitely a palate pleaser. When you walk in, you’ll see an antipasti bar, pizza ovens and a station where pasta is rolled. Just be sure to save room for the lemon ricotta cookies. Insider tips: When you eat at Giada, we recommend you request a table by the windows. You may have to wait a while, but it’ll be worth it. Located on the second floor, the restaurant has remote-controlled hydraulic opening windows that wrap around the perimeter and showcase beautiful views of the Strip and Fountains of Bellagio. And if the dayclub scene isn’t your thing, you’re welcome to use both the Flamingo and Caesars Palace pools (with a valid room key). Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful and historically significant décor in the casino. Several eye-catching red chandeliers are hung along the ceiling of the main walkway on the gaming floor. They’ve been refurbished and were part of Barbary Coast when it originally opened in this building in 1979. Good to know: If noise is an issue, you may want a room located in the middle of the building (such as the fourth through sixth floors). This will help reduce street sounds from the Strip as well as the booming bass from the music playing on the rooftop in Drai’s Nightclub. Parking at The Cromwell is best accessed directly off Flamingo Road, between Las Vegas Boulevard and LINQ Lane. Be aware that even as a guest of the hotel, you may have to wait in line to get into Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub… and that line can sometimes be l-o-n-g. The good thing: When you get up front you won’t have to pay an admission charge to enter… as long as it’s not a holiday weekend and there are no special artists or concerts scheduled (then you will be charged). There is valet and self-parking. Rates vary, so click here for details.
Get ready for an experience. Seriously, do some stretches. Find your breath. The Skylofts at MGM Grand and going to knock your socks off then have someone come put way nicer socks on your feet. Situated high atop the resort’s Grand Tower, these loft-style accommodations combine cutting-edge design with great views and consummate personal service. If you can swing the price tag, these lofts just might make you want to hide in the closet when it’s time to check out so you don’t have to leave. Then again, if you can swing the price tag you probably have a nicer home than we do. So what do we know? Your Skylofts experience actually begins at the airport. A luxury limousine will pick you up and carry you to the MGM Grand. We doubt that the driver literally picks you up, but you never know what someone will do for a big enough tip. And of course, you’ll be returned to the airport in similar fashion at the end of your stay. Upon arrival at MGM Grand, expect to be greeted by a concierge in the SkyLobby and then whisked up a private elevator to your loft, where a signature drink awaits for your check-in. In addition to the concierge, you’ll have an array of staff members catering to your personal and business needs. For example, a butler will be happy to unpack your luggage as well as do the packing before your departure. Take a moment to think about that while you pretend to savor that drink. Keep reading whenever you’re ready. Prior to your arrival, the Skylofts concierge will have made note of any show, restaurant or spa reservation you desire — and you will always receive preferred seating and VIP treatment. Being at the MGM Grand, your options for entertainment include the Grand Garden Arena which hosts concerts by the world’s top artists, championship boxing matches, award shows and more. And the resort is also home to the stunning Cirque du Soleil production “KÀ.” If you do decide to venture out of your immaculate room, instead of just cozying up and ordering room service, many acclaimed international chefs helm one-of-a-kind dining experiences here. You can indulge your palate at Joël Robuchon, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, International Smoke, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and other wonderful eateries. Nightlife and daylife also abound at Hakkasan Las Vegas and Wet Republic. Among MGM Grand’s other offerings are a sprawling casino floor, the Grand Spa, a huge fitness center, many shopping areas and attractions like CSI: The Experience. But let’s be honest. This is the place to stay when you either want to never leave your room or show off your room to everyone. For the former, your every need and desire will be met by attentive butlers. They’ll see to everything from arranging laundry and shoe shine service to pressing and steaming your clothing. They’ll also prepare drinks and set up floral arrangements in your suite. A “dream butler” will be at the ready to ensure you have a good night’s sleep by aiding you in selecting the perfect pillow from a menu with 15 different fill and firmness option. You’ll also receive nightly turndown service with a flower and an inspirational quote. Because if you can afford to stay here you probably need even more encouragement in life. And if you feel the need to get a little tipsy before showing someone your room or having your “spa butler” draw them a bath, all Skylofts guests have exclusive access to the SkyLounge on the 29th floor. Charge light appetizers and all the cocktails you can drink right to your room because money means nothing at this point. Las Vegas is a town of luxury overlooking more luxury. And the Skylofts at MGM is pretty close to the top of the line. With prices ranging from $800 to $2000 a night, you probably already know whether you can afford to stay here. If you can, then the reason is simple — because you can. The accommodations are incomparable. The service is comprehensive. And if this is something you’ve been saving up for, the thrill of showing off your Skyloft to everyone back home is priceless. Self-parking fees are: Free for less than one hour; $9 for 1 to 2 hours, $12 for 2 to 4 hours, $15 for 4 to 24 hours. Valet fees: $16 for 0 to 2 hours; $18 for 2 to 4 hours; $24 for 4 to 24 hours. Parking fees repeat for each 24-hour period. The parking fee for registered hotel guests includes in-out privileges within the same parking type (self or valet) across all MGM Resorts hotels (subject to availability).
Welcome to Hampton Inn & Suites, where fresh air and tranquility are right at your doorstep. Want a break from the action of the Las Vegas Strip, but still want easy access to all the fun? Stay at this hotel in the West Summerlin area. Enjoy all the action of the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” then relax at the newly built Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Las Vegas-Red Rock/Summerlin, NV. The hotel is located just eight miles west of the Strip and just a few minutes from McCarran International Airport. Aside from the famous Strip casinos, you’ll enjoy easy access to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Sports Park-both just minutes from the hotel in the Red Rock/Summerlin area. You can also experience the same 24-hour action as the famous casinos, but in a more relaxed area around the Red Rock, Rampart or Suncoast casinos. This hotel also puts you within reach of numerous golf courses and shopping malls. Discover the other side of Las Vegas at the Lake Mead Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon or nearby Mount Charleston.
A topless pool. An afterhours club. A 24-hour lounge. Artisan Boutique Hotel is definitely an adults-only place to party. The Artisan offers more than a party atmosphere though. This motel-size property
Sure this intimate boutique property has a celebrity pedigree. It’s co-owned by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and partners include actor Robert De Niro. But it’s not for its celebrity status that you’ll be checking in to Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. You’ll check in for all the little extras. This hotel is known for providing the utmost in service and a sense of exclusivity to its guests. At Nobu you’ll find elegant
Now this sounds like an indecent proposal: Come to Vegas…so you can leave and go somewhere else. But that’s really not so shocking once you know a bit about how wonderful a getaway to Lake Las Vegas for a night (or two
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts is all of the elegance of Sin City with the peace of being farther away from the busy crowds. ALERT: **The following amenities are closed until further notice: Hot Tubs