How to Find the Right Vegas Hotel for You

Oct 23, 2015
Despite the party state of mind of most Vegas visitors, Sin City caters to a variety of tastes, and here's our guide to picking the hotel that is right for you.

Rio Las Vegas

Fun facts: The world's top poker players gather at the Rio for the "Main Event" of the World Series of Poker each year. It is an all-suite hotel with rooms spanning 600+ sq. ft. Guests can ride a zip line that stretches from one hotel tower to the other. Ideal for: Experienced poker players (caveat: the house edge is high), families looking to sprawl out, a quieter stay off the strip, thrill-seekers that are not afraid of heights Spa Deal: A day at the Rio Spa is better spent knowing you saved 40% on a hot stone massage or body wrap with this deal for $89.

Flamingo Las Vegas

Fun facts: The 15-acre pool complex serves as part wildlife sanctuary, and guests can expect several flamingo spottings. The tropical theme carries into the hotel thanks to Las Vegas' one and only Margaritaville that consists of a three-floor restaurant and a 15,000 sq. ft. casino within a casino.

Ideal for: Parrotheads, families with children, sun bathers rather than pool partiers, guests with a love of the color pink

Bally's Las Vegas

Fun facts: Making its debut in 1973, Bally's was the first "megaresort" in Las Vegas and the largest hotel in the world at that time. For those that prefer trying their hand off the casino floor, Bally's has an onsite race and sports book. It is located in the center of the Strip and has a monorail out back for easy commute.

Ideal for: Folks with an appreciation for 'vintage', sports gamblers, central home-base, exploring the Strip


Fun facts: 4-star hotel home to the High Roller – the world’s tallest observation wheel named “The Must See Attraction of 2015 in Vegas” by Huffington Post. Among the variety of famed dining options, it is home to Vegas’ first branch of LA’s popular Sprinkles cupcakes, and yes, the cupcake ATM has been installed as well. Brooklyn also makes an appearance with an onsite Brooklyn Bowl. Polaroids have a comeback at the hotel's Polaroid Fotobar and Museum where guests can turn their digital pictures into Polaroids from the past.

Ideal for: Modern millennials, thrill-seekers that are not afraid of heights; hippsters (Kitson is among the shops), fun-loving friends getaway, aspiring photographers

Planet Hollywood

Fun facts: Home of two iconic, must-see shows: Britney Spears "Piece of Me" and "Peepshow" starring Coco. Movie-themed rooms are both entertaining and relaxing for guests. The on-site Miracle Mile Shops is one of Vegas' largest malls with 140 stores. The upscale Koi restaurant is a hot spot for celebs.

Ideal for: Britney fanatics, movie lovers, shopping or girls getaway, celeb sightings

Paris Las Vegas

Fun facts: European-themed hotels are not uncommon in Vegas, and the Paris hotel takes it up a few more notches with full-scale replicas of Parisian landmarks. Guests can purchases tickets to ride the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower's observation deck that offers 360 degree views of Vegas. It boasts one of the best buffets on the Strip and has a monorail stop out back for easy commute.

Ideal for: Parisian lovers, romantic or girls getaway, guests with big appetites and a sweet tooth (the desserts are the highlight of the famed buffet), exploring the Strip

Caesars Palace

Fun facts: Iconic 4.5-star stay (as seen in The Hangover) awash in Roman themes – expect A-list performers, celebrity restaurants, high-end retails shops and one of the best nightclubs in Vegas. Qua, the on-site "super-spa", "remains one of the best spas on the Strip, with its cascading waterfalls, three Roman baths, and an Arctic Ice Room (push a button and it snows)" (per Travel + Leisure).

Ideal for: Celeb sightings, music lovers, shopping or girls getaway, club goers, spa retreats

The Cromwell

Fun facts: 4.5-star, boutique hotel is intimate with Parisian flare. Drai's Beach and Night Club is the only rooftop pool deck on the Strip. Giada De Laurentiis' famed Italian restaurant is voted 2015's Best Italian Restaurant and Best Restaurant with a View. World-famous mixologist, Salvatore Calabrese, crafted the cocktail menu at the hotel's lobby bar.

Ideal for: Guests looking for fewer crowds, top-notch dining, one-of-a-kind cocktails, club goers, pool partiers

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