Las Vegas is the ultimate, dazzling destination for indulgence and excitement. The bright neon lights of the main Strip promise fame and fortune and the allure of Sin City have inspired and influenced pop culture for decades. Anything is possible in Las Vegas, which is why it’s one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has a wide selection of accommodations, from the swankiest penthouse suites to affordable hotel rooms, which are some of the best options available for 2018. Whichever hotel you end up choosing, don’t forget to try the $20 front desk trick and to have in mind some of the best money-saving tips. You may well end up with a free upgrade!
The Best Las Vegas Hotel for Indulgence
Standing at the heart of the Strip, the MGM Grand is the third-largest hotel complex in the world. This sprawling casino resort has been the special guest in hit movies like “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) and “Casino” (1995) and even bills itself as The City of Entertainment. The SKYLOFTS at the MGM Grand takes decadent luxury to a whole new level, and if you have the budget (suites cost upwards of several thousand dollars), then this is the hotel in which to splurge.
Staying at SKYLOFTS is an indulgence that begins at the airport with a personal limousine service. After checking-in, guests ride a private elevator to reach the one, two or three-bedroom loft suites, which are a minimum of 1,400 square feet and laid out over two stories. Every convenience and luxury imaginable is available like a personal butler service, spa tub, a plunge pool and even a fully equipped kitchen! Naturally, all SKYLOFT guests are granted VIP access to the hotel’s various lounges, the fitness center, nightclub and the world-famous MGM Grand casino.
The Best Las Vegas Hotel on a Budget
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Vegas is a city of extravagance, yes, but it hasn’t become one of the most popular global tourist destinations (more than 40 million people visit the city every year) due to big spenders alone. In a city designed to give customers what they want, it’s possible to find lots of amazing yet affordable hotel accommodations. If you widen your search to outside the Strip, you’ll find many affordable resorts that are still within earshot of the Sin City attractions but without the triple or quadruple-figure price tag!
The Westin Lake Las Vegas is one such resort. Situated approximately 30 minutes from McCarran International Airport, this grand hotel resort is set alongside a man-made lake and 18-hole golf course. Non-gaming and non-smoking, the Westin Lake more than makes up for the lack of casino with its heated outdoor pool, Middle Eastern-inspired patio terrace, Japanese cuisine and Aveda Spa. It even features a private beach. The hotel’s most attractive feature, however, is undoubtedly the price of rooms, which start at $99 per night.
The Best Las Vegas Casino Hotel
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If there’s one hotel that casino enthusiasts need to stay at in Sin City, its Caesars Palace. This Greco-Romanesque-inspired, sprawling casino resort is classic Las Vegas. At Caesars, everything is larger than life and over the top from The Colosseum concert hall to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis complex and of course, the best casino in Vegas! Standing opposite the Bellagio with its beautiful dancing fountains, Caesars Palace is one of those places that must be experienced to be believed, and with a total of 4,000 rooms and suites starting from an average of $104 per night, it’s possible to do just that.
Opened in 1966 and long been associated with high rollers and the world’s most elite professional players, Caesars Forum is the main gaming hall in the complex. The gaming facilities include blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and pai gow poker. The newer, 4,500 square-foot 24-hour poker room features 16 tables (each with free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports), reel-type slots, video reels, video poker games and video blackjack. There’s also an extensive race and sports book selection, so gamers will never miss out on the opportunity to place wagers on the top races and sporting events.
A trip to Vegas is the trip of a lifetime, even if you’re not a casino enthusiast, there are so many things to see, do and experience there. The world’s biggest musical stars like Elton John and Celine Dion have already given sell-out performances in Vegas concert halls, and the list of attractions, cabarets and special events happening continuously throughout 2018 are too many to mention here! Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner or a group of friends, with these hotel suggestions, you’re sure to find the best place to stay for your 2018 vacation.