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Our Top 5 Las Vegas Hotels

The Venetian Hotel Las Vegas

On our first visit to Las Vegas we stayed in the MGM Grand, I think we actually spent more time in the queue to check-in rather than in the room. After our initial stay we both agreed Las Vegas was fun but we wouldn’t rush back. However, like a migrating bird, the urge to fly south or at least 5000 miles west began to grow.

We were so glad we went back, we now love the place and embrace it and all its gaudy, brash nonsense.
As well as the ostentatious side of Las Vegas, it is also the home to some of the best hotels we have stayed in. The rooms are stylish, sizeable, luxurious and well equipped, all complemented with first class, attentive service.

We are now regular visitors to Las Vegas and have stayed in a selection of hotels on or near the strip. There are some outstanding rooms such as the Aria Sky Suites and the MGM Skylofts but the price of these start from £800 a night upwards. As much as we would like to stay in these on a regular basis our selection is based on our favourite hotels in the more realistic price range. You could always upgrade if got lucky in the Casino alternatively, you could always downgrade to the ‘Murder Motel’ on the edge of town if you got carried away on the roulette wheel.


1. Mandarin Oriental

Class: 5 Star, Non-Casino
Rooms: 392
Location: Steps from the Strip
Style: Luxurious, cool Asian style and very attentive service as expected from a Mandarin Oriental. The Mandarin Bar is one of the best cocktail bars in Vegas, excellent service and great views over the Strip, watch the chaos below from its the relaxed, stylish surroundings.


2. The Venetian

Class: 5 Star, All Suite Resort and Casino
Rooms: 4027
Location: North End of the Strip
Style: Well, the name says it all! The Doge’s Palace, an indoor St Mark’s Square, canals and singing gondoliers, just like Venice but without the smell and surly waiters.


3. Wynn

Class: 5 Star, Resort and Casino
Rooms: 2700
Location: North End of the Strip
Style: Classic designs in cream, wood and marble, still very Las Vegas but slightly toned down. Lots of ornate flower displays in the public areas and more importantly, there is a Ferrari showroom not far from the Casino floor!


4. The Palazzo

Class: 5 Star. All Suite Resort and Casino
Rooms: 3025
Location: North End of the Strip
Style: A newer sister hotel to The Venetian. Slightly more restrained Italian styling and a lighter colour theme. The Palazzo shopping arcade has ‘Bauman’s Rare Bookshop’ not a place I imagined on the Strip, but that’s Las Vegas!


5. Vdara

Class: 5 Star, All Suite, Non-Casino
Rooms: 1495
Location: About 10 – 15 mins off Central Strip via The Bellagio.
Style: Contemporary, cool and an oasis of calm away from the noise of the Strip. Not far from The Shops at Crystals, if one of the Casinos hasn’t emptied your wallet yet, the shops here definitely will.


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  • Ashleigh
    January 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Not been Las Vegas yet but this will come in handy if I ever visit!

  • Emily
    January 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas. It doesn’t really appeal to me. New York however, I think would be great!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      January 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      You can visit New York in the New York, New York hotel 🙂

  • hannah
    January 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I’d love to visit Vegas. I really like the look of Circus Circus as it has its own indoor theme park x

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 21, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Yes it does, I haven’t visited Circus Circus but I heard it’s a great hotel for kids.