The newest, most spectacular and most popular casinos in Las Vegas are located along the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, known as "The Strip". They are all within a few miles of McCarran International Airport. Here are descriptions for some of those grand hotel casinos. Each of them has a unique motif and features a large casino containing thousands of slot machines and hundreds of gaming tables. Even the smaller ones have over 2,000 hotel rooms. Each of these casinos contains poker sites, large swimming pools, multiple restaurants and a variety of entertainment venues. Some of them offer health spas, wedding chapels or golf packages.
Every one of these hotels offers high-class luxury accommodations. If you want to pamper yourself with a fantasy vacation in Las Vegas, stay at one of these palaces of luxury. The prices vary from very expensive to moderately priced, and some real bargains are available if you search for them. The older casino hotels and the ones located on the northern edge of the Strip nearer to downtown often offer bargain room rates in order to attract customers. All of the casinos offer reduced rates on weekday nights. For even more bargain accommodations, check our listing of Casino Hotels off the strip.
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Wynn Las Vegas This $2.7 Billion Resort is re-defining Las Vegas luxury. Centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip, the Wynn has multiple pools, full-service spa and salon. There is an 18-hole championship golf course exclusive to hotel guests. The hotel features 2700 luxurious and exceptionally spacious rooms, all with flat screen tvs, large marble bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows with strip, resort or golf-course views.
Aria Resort and Casino Aria is the newest hotel-casino in Las Vegas. It is located in the fabulous new City Center Complex right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It features some of the most spacious, elegant rooms each with panoramic window wall views and with state-of-the–art technology that allows you to custom configure the room to your own tastes. There are over a dozen dining options including several world-class fine dining restaurants and an elegant buffet in Aria. The newest Cirque du Soleil production of Viva Elvis is held in its entertainment venue.
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Be seen at the hottest new Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, at the best location on the strip. This is the place where everyone is a celebrity. Offering the glamour of Hollywood, guests are treated to the star treatment which ensures everyone feels both welcome and comfortable. Boasting three acres of gaming under one roof with your favorite table and slot games, the Planet's newly designed casino features video and plasma, giving patrons a true Wow from the moment they step on the floor.
Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino The Venetian is proud to introduce you to its new neighbor - The Palazzo. Connected to The Venetian by shared walks and waterways, The Palazzo welcomes guests to a new era of luxury, reminiscent of the extravagant palaces that dot the Italian countryside and Amalfi Coast. The Palazzo Hotel has an elaborate pool deck, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, with seven pools, gardens, sculptures, cabanas and fountains, and an adjacent spa facility.
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Located on the site of the historic Las Vegas Sands and connected to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the Venetian's signature feature is its quarter-mile Grand Canal, a waterway by piazzas and shops on which guests may partake in gondola rides. The five-acre pool deck atop the fourth level of the Venetian tower has three pools, one whirlpool, ten cabanas for rent, cocktail service, and a central bar.
Bellagio Bellagio's lobby features 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers created by Dale Chihuly. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens contain exotic plants. There is also an onsite Gallery of Fine Art, currently featuring works by Ansel Adams. The hotel's outdoor pool area resembles a Mediterranean villa, is open year-round, and includes a courtyard, a whirlpool, and cabanas for rent.
Luxor Hotel Casino This 110 meter high, all-glass pyramid is located at the south end of the Strip about 2 miles from the airport. It has 4,400 luxurious rooms, six restaurants, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a health spa, an Imax theater, a virtual reality game room, a variety show, and a shopping gallery. It has an ancient Egyptian motif with a huge Sphinx at the entry, an enormous atrium in the center of the pyramid and a replica of king Tut's burial chamber beneath it.
Excaliber Hotel Casino This huge white castle with multi-colored turrets is located at the south end of the strip about 2 miles from the airport. It has 4,008 rooms, six restaurants and a fast food court, two swimming pools, a health spa and a wedding chapel. The Tournament of Kings dinner theater includes dragons, wizards, swordfights and jousting tournaments. It has a medieval, King Arthur motif complete with knights, jesters, magicians, madrigal singers and a complete medieval village.
MGM Grand Hotel Casino This grand-scale hotel casino is located at the south end of the Strip across the boulevard from New York, New York. It is based on the theme of a large Hollywood movie studio. The hotel has 5,005 rooms, an amusement park, 16 restaurants, a fast food court and a small shopping mall. It has 3 outdoor stages, two large indoor theaters, a 16,325-seat auditorium plus a large dance club. The theaters feature major entertainers, rising comedy performers, and featured shows. The auditorium hosts many major sports events and performances by superstars.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel Casino This is one of the newer hotel casinos in Las Vegas. It is located in the heart of the Strip and has 2,916 rooms. It is a re-creation or Paris in the Nevada desert complete with a scale model Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre. It offers nine restaurants incuding a tower restaurant overlooking the Strip, and a shopping gallery featuring European specialties. Le Theâtre des Arts presents Las Vegas shows while Le Cabaret Lounge features Euro Bands.
Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino This is one of the new hotel casinos, famous for its exotic island motif with a huge tropical bay, sandy beach and four swimming pools. It is located at the southern end of the strip and has 3,700 rooms, 13 restaurants and snack bars, a huge spa, two wedding chapels and a shopping mall. It has a 12,000-seat events center that features major entertainments, a smaller House of Blues that features famous jazz and blues musicians and a theater that features Broadway type shows.
Caesar's Palace Hotel Casino This is one of the older grand hotel casinos in the heart of the strip, and it remains one of the most spectacular. It is decorated in an Imperial Roman motif with 2,440 rooms, beauty salon, health spa, wedding palace, magnificent forum of shops plus nine restaurants. The 1,000 seat Circus Maximus theater presents major entertainment events, the Omnimax theater features film spectacles, Cleopatra's Barge has dancing and Ceaser's Magical Kingdom presents a magical experience.
Monte Carlo Hotel Casino Centrally located on the strip near the airport, this elegant hotel has 3,000 rooms, six restaurants, a spa, a wedding chapel, a small shopping arcade and a swimming area complete with cascading waterfalls, wave pool and river ride. It has two tennis courts and an affiliation with several local golf courses. It often offers some bargain rates on weekday nights.
Mirage Hotel Casino Set amidst lush foliage, towering waterfalls and sparkling lagoons, The Mirage is a South Seas oasis. The tropical-themed hotel and casino boasts an indoor rainforest, a dolphin habitat, and one of the most famous spectacles in Las Vegas--the Mirage's erupting volcano. The hotel is located at the heart of the Strip. It is approximately four miles from McCarran International Airport.
New York New York Hotel and Casino New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has an innovative facade that re-creates the classic Manhattan skyline, complete with 12 New York-style skyscrapers. The Big Apple thrills of New York City and the magic of Las Vegas can be experienced all in one incredible location.
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Treasure Island is home to non-stop action, entertainment, gaming, dining, and amenities in the heart of the Strip. Onsite casino features a poker room, table games, a high-roller lounge, slot machines, and a sports book. WET, the Spa at TI, features massage therapies, wraps, facials, and beauty treatments. The pool area features an outdoor swimming pool, a 50-person whirlpool, sun loungers, a pool deck bar with live entertainment, cabana rentals, and a VIP loft.
Tropicana Las Vegas The Tropicana is ideally located at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard near the airport. It is one of the historic old Las Vegas attractions currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. If you want to stay in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and enjoy all of the amenities of a full-service casino hotel at modest prices, the Tropicana is the choice for you.
Harrahs Las Vegas The dazzling Harrah's Las Vegas is in the heart of the action on the Las Vegas Strip. Now more spectacular than ever with seven specialty restaurants, a beautiful tropical pool with private cabanas, a full-service European Spa, shopping and non-stop entertainment, table games and slots in 105,000 square feet of casino space.
Flamingo Las Vegas The Flamingo, Bugsy Siegel's desert dream, is located on the famous Four Corners of the Las Vegas Strip. It contains grandiose features, such as a 77,000 square-foot casino, headline entertainment, a wildlife habitat, and a water playground. The Flamingo is approximately four miles north of McCarran International Airport. Local attractions include the Las Vegas Convention Center, approximately three miles from the hotel, and downtown Vegas, located five miles away.
Bally's Las Vegas Elegant style. Timeless glamour. High rolling excitement. Bally’s has always set the standard. When you stay at Bally’s you will experience world-class amenities and service so you can leave the pampering to the professionals. With its unwavering service- comprehensive dining and signature style this jewel of the Strip has attracted high-rollers from around the world. See for yourself why Ballys embodies the spirit of Las Vegas.
Stratosphere Tower Hotel Casino Located on the northern edge of the Strip, the Stratospere Tower rises over 1,000 feet (330 meters) above the desert floor and is easily the most recognizable attraction in Las Vegas. This is one of the older casinos, but the hotel was completely renovated in 2005. It offers five restaurants including a revolving restaurant nearly 1,000 feet above the Strip. It also has a spa and several swimming pools including an adults-only topless pool. It features daily matinee performances of its old-time, family-oriented Las Vegas Variety Show. Accommodations are usually bargain priced due to its distance from the fashionable southern end of the Strip.
Circus Circus Hotel Casino Circus Circus is one of the older hotel casinos located along the northern end of the Strip. It is the only casino that features a family oriented theme and caters to families with children. In the Big Top, circus performances are held all day long every day. There is a large midway with canival games for children and a huge computer gaming room with rides and other entertainment activities for children of all ages. The adult casino features low-stakes games and old-time slot machines. The hotel accommodations are normally bargain priced, but the facilities could use some refurbishing.