In Las Vegas, bigger is better.
Sin City is home to some of the largest luxury hotels on the planet, some with over 6,000 rooms. It is also home to some of the best.
With each property attempting to outdo its competitors, these mammoth, all-encompassing resorts continue to unveil ever-more extravagant attractions and gimmicks.
However, the luxury hotel scene is not all flash and flamboyance – many newer properties are showcasing an ultra-luxurious, boutique-style setting, whilst maintaining the phenomenal service and world-class entertainment that Las Vegas is famous for.
This is great news for the more discerning guest.
Based on our own rating system, guest feedback and editorial recommendations, we list the 10 best luxury hotels in Las Vegas, from where you can fully experience the extravagance, excess and energy of the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’ Enjoy!
1. Wynn Las Vegas 9.4 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas 9.2
Wynn Las Vegas and its adjacent, sister resort Encore are as luxurious as they are grandiose. With over 4,750 rooms between the entire resort, as well as more than 20 restaurants and clubs, a pristine 18-hole golf course, two award-winning spas and high-end shopping, the Wynn complex is an exuberant destination in its own right.
Rooms at both properties are elegant and well-equipped, offering expansive, panoramic views and state-of-the-art in-room technology – Wynn has just announced that Amazon Echo will be fitted into all rooms, allowing guests to control various hotel room features with a series of voice commands. Encore boasts a more chic, edgier vibe than its well-established older sister.
2. Nobu Hotel
A hotel that prides itself on good taste, Nobu is a wonderful example of the ‘hotel-within-a-hotel’ concept, being Situated inside a separate tower at Caesars Palace. This upscale Japanese-inspired hotel is an outgoing, extraordinary setting for a stay in Sin City.
Rooms mightily impress, with a fine attention to detail paid throughout the design and furnishing. Supreme designer David Rockwell has even incorporated Feng Shui into the layout of each room.
3. Skylofts at MGM Grand 9.7
Situated on top of the MGM Grand, Skylofts at MGM Grand offers discerning visitors to Las Vegas a stylish sanctuary on the otherwise high-spirited Las Vegas Strip. Elegant two-story, New York apartment-style suites boast walk-in closets, private bars, and scintillating views over the spectacle of the Strip and the glowing Vegas skyline.
Skylofts at MGM Grand is the perfect base for the modern, sophisticated traveller, offering a comfortable, welcoming and all-encompassing 5-star experience. A real home-away-from-home for today’s savvy traveller.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas 9.2
With the glamour that Las Vegas is famed for, combined with the intimacy, service and amenities of a 5-star hotel, Four Seasons Las Vegas is a smart choice for luxury lodgings in the entertainment capital of the world.
Spacious and beautifully-appointed rooms and suites offer dazzling views from their position on floors 35 to 39 of the Mandalay Bay tower, whilst other facilities at the hotel include a world-class spa, a number of stylish lounges, and two fantastic restaurants. The Hotel also offers direct access to the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
A high-tech luxury Las Vegas hotel, ARIA Resort & Casino is a sleek, modern monster of a hotel. With over 4,000 rooms and suites – each outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art gadgets – 10 nightclubs, 16 restaurants, and a 150,000 sq ft casino, ARIA is the complete package.
The stunning, two-tower hotel also has a huge pool area with 34 cabanas, an extensive salon and spa, convention centre, and a 1,800-seat theatre.
6. Bellagio Las Vegas 9.0
Fronted by iconic fountains dancing in a rainbow of light to music, the Bellagio is one of Vegas’ most well-known landmarks. Beyond the mesmerising fountains and into the hotel’s vast lobby with its glass ceilings, you soon discover the elegance the Bellagio is famed for.
Inspired by the Italian town of the same name, the Bellagio is classy throughout, with impeccable service to top it off. The hotel’s lavish rooms and suites have views of either Lake Bellagio or the strip, whilst other highlights include numerous award-winning restaurants, a luxurious spa, and a stunning art collection.
Considered to be one of the finest hotels in the world, stunningly designed and beautifully appointed, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a fantastic five-star luxury hotel at the heart of The Strip.
While there is no casino, the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter does boast an exquisite gourmet fusion restaurant, the 23rd floor Sky Lobby with its breathtaking views, and 392 Asian-inspired rooms and suites. Bathrooms are particularly spectacular with floor-to-ceiling windows, while the beautiful, extensive spa is also rather special.
The iconic Venetian, the only place in Vegas where you can take an indoor gondola ride, is a lavish, Italian-themed, all-suite casino hotel. A homage to the City of Water, the Venetian is a one-of-a-kind hotel, complete with dhop-lined canals and an artificial blue sky overhead.
Away from the extravagances of its design, the famous hotel does not lack in other areas. Flawless, 5-star service; beautiful, huge suites; and celebrity chef-studded dining options, the Venetian caters to all. Make an effort to visit stylish bar The Dorsey, a suave spot for great drinks and delicious cocktails.
One of the Strip’s sleeker luxury resorts, The Cosmopolitan offers a whole world of entertainment, high-end shopping, and buzzing nightlife, along with wonderful, oversized residential-style living spaces, each with private terraces and breathtaking skyline views.
Additionally, make time to discover the hotel’s unique collection of restaurants, featuring world-class chefs David Myers, Scott Conant, and José Andrés; indulge and be pampered at the serene Sahra Spa & Hammam, or try your luck at the 100,000 sq ft on-site casino. The Cosmopolitan is a fine example of Las Vegas luxury at its best.
10. Palazzo Resort Hotel Las Vegas 8.2
The tallest building in the state of Nevada, the Palazzo stretches does not do things by halves. Its is home to the largest standard suite on the strip – almost twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room – along with 20 world-class restaurants (helmed by the likes of superstar chef Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali) and more than 3,000 posh suites.
The iconic Las Vegas hotel is part of a larger complex comprising the adjoining Venetian Resort and Casino and the Sands Convention Center, making the Palazzo a destination within a destination, and sure to keep you well-catered to and entertained for the duration of your stay.