6 Vegas Strip Hotels You Can’t Miss

Las Vegas Strip

Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

The energy on the Las Vegas strip is unmatched, especially after dark. But when you’re ready to retreat to your own space but don’t want to travel far to get there, you have plenty of amazing hotel options. Here are six that are frequently shopped by travel advisors.

1. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino


With a prime location less than a block away from the Miracle Mile Shops, the Bellagio Fountain and more, it’s clear why the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is a Vegas favorite. Choose a Stay Well room or suite if you want a sanctuary to recharge in. These rooms feature special amenities like aromatherapy, shower infuser, specialized lighting to reduce jet lag and gently wake you. The hotel is pet-friendly, too, offering a special dog menu and outdoor dog park.

2. ARIA Resort & Casino


The ARIA Resort & Casino is a AAA Five Diamond-awarded Vegas strip hotel that is worthy of every Vegas traveler’s consideration. Endless dining options, three onsite pools and super close proximity to Park Theater (where musicians like Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga perform) and the T-Mobile sports arena make for an action-packed stay where you’ll barely have to leave the hotel grounds to have an unforgettable Vegas experience.

3. Luxor Hotel and Casino

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The Luxor is the iconic pyramid in Las Vegas’ skyline. Like the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and ARIA Resort & Casino, the Luxor is part of the MGM Resorts family, so you know the rooms, amenities and entertainment will be good. If you want to truly feel like you’re staying in a pyramid, choose a unique pyramid room with slanted windows. Classic suites, Stay Well suites and dog-friendly accommodations give you even more choices.

4. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas


This all-suite resort is true Las Vegas luxury. The suites range in size from 650 to 720 square feet – nearly double that of the average hotel room in Las Vegas. If you do decide to leave your luxe accommodations, the two-acre Venetian Pool Deck features four large pools (three of which are infinity pools), a splash pad and in-pool daybeds. Dine at signature restaurants from celebrity chefs like Thomas Keller and Emeril Lagasse, catch a show from ZZ Top or Styx or relax at one of the cocktail bars. Whatever you do, it’ll be with style.

5. Flamingo Las Vegas

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For a fun Vegas experiences, check out the Flamingo Las Vegas. It’s a convenient stop off the Las Vegas Monorail, set right on the famous Four Corners – the intersection of Las Vegas and Tropicana Boulevards. This historic hotel has recently renovated its rooms with sleek, bright designs and décor. Two pools (one family-friendly and one adults-only), dog-friendly accommodations and a four-acre, on-site wildlife habitat with – you guessed it – flamingos as well as turtles, fish, other exotic birds, streams and waterfalls, The Flamingo is a destination within itself.

6. Harrah's Las Vegas


The freshly renovated Harrah’s Las Vegas looks amazing. But don’t let the sleek new style fool you – Harrah’s is known for its affordability, which is hard to find on The Strip. Spend some time in the carnival-themed on-site casino, relax poolside with a cocktail, get serenaded at the piano bar or dine on-site at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Oyster Bar Las Vegas, Pizza Cake by Buddy Valastro, the Fulton Street Food Hall or Ruth’s Chris Steak House Las Vegas.