Top 10 Las Vegas Casino Hotels

The saying goes that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. This isn't true when it comes to the amazing memories you will make on the trip. Simply by choosing from one of the many over-the-top hotels you will already be well on your way to planning a vacation that is truly unique. Whether you are hoping to catch some of the world famous shows or hoping to spend most of your time being pampered, there is the perfect hotel to fit your needs. Take a closer look at what some of these well-known hotels have to offer you and plan the best stay possible.

1: Aria Resort and Casino

Aria Resort and Casino

There is no shortage of luxury at the Aria. It begins with the architecture of the place- two glass towers joined together, which rise above the rest of the strip as the largest and tallest building at CityCenter. It continues with its interior which contains 4,004 hotel rooms and suites, numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs and an abundance of space to get your casino gaming on. Perhaps the biggest draw for those looking for a relaxing and pampered time in Vegas are the Aria's 50 poolside cabanas that make up its spectacular pool and spa area.

Address: 3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: www.aria.org

2: Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Bellagio Hotel and Casino

The fountain show outside of the Bellagio is one of Las Vegas' biggest attractions and surely one of the most symbolic images conjured when one thinks of the city. This resort, hotel and casino is just as luxurious an experience from within as its fountain show suggests. The first thing you'll see upon entering is the Fiori di Como, a breathtaking piece of artwork made up of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers that cover its ceiling. You're free to explore everything the hotel offers, from its famed poker room to its Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Yes, you heard right. All included in your stay here.

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

3: Wynn Encore

Wynn Encore
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Son of Groucho

There are plenty of reasons to choose the Encore for your vacation in Las Vegas, and most of the reasons begin with its award-winning spas and suites, both of which won the Forbes five-star award. Spend your days at the Encore Beach Club, a series of palm trees, tiered pools, day beds, couches, lounges and gaming pavilions with flat-screen televisions. Spend your nights at the ever-popular Surrender Nightclub. Let the vacationing begin!

Address: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

4: The Venetian

The Venetian

The Venetian was modeled after Venice, Italy and spared no expense in staying true to its inspiration. There are beautiful replicas of Venetian landmarks to explore here, including the Lion of Venice Column, St. Mark's Campanile and the Rialto Bridge. Like any luxury hotel and resort, The Venetian has your spas, suites, towers and clubs, but what sets it apart is the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum.

Address: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

5: Caesar's Palace

Caesar's Palace

Caesar's Palace is non-stop fun, period. From its Roman theme in every detail of its design to the entertainment it offers, this venue is the choice for you if you're hoping to be truly swept away to another world while on vacation. The Colosseum is always offering shows from Elton John to Bette Midler, and the fall of Atlantis is your free alternative, with its animatronics, fire and fountains. There's also festival fountain, a slew of nightclubs and restaurants, and of course the famous Pussycat Dolls Lounge.

Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

6: MGM Grand

MGM Grand

The MGM Grand is the strip's hotel and casino of superlatives. It is the largest casino in Clark County, so bring your time, chips and plenty of luck if you plan to stay there. When it opened it was the largest hotel in the world. Although it no longer holds this title, it still maintains its status as the largest hotel resort complex in the United States. Not bad! So, if the MGM is your choice, you're in for numerous spas, waterfalls, pools, shops, nightclubs and restaurants- AKA nonstop fun.

Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

7: The Luxor Hotel & Casino

The Luxor Hotel & Casino
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Tomas Del Coro

The stunning black pyramid that everyone sees on the Las Vegas strip is indeed the Luxor. Named after Ancient Egypt's city of Luxor, the pyramid tower design is an ironic contrast in its modernity. Nonetheless, the Luxor is your ticket to everything Vegas, from spas and pools (there are four large ones), shopping stores (there are 29 of these), and even a wedding chapel. You've also got five different shows to choose from such as Criss Angel's or Carrot Top's comedic act.

Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Website: www.luxor.com

8: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Mandalay Bay's exterior derives its stunning colors from the gold leaves used on its windows during construction. The shows at this hotel and resort have always been high quality and have included Mamma Mia!, Cirque du Soleil, and the House of Blues. This is an excellent place to go when the weather is extra hot, as Mandalay has gone to great lengths to provide its guests with plenty of options for staying cool. There's Mandalay Beach for starters, which includes a wave pool and a European-style pool called Moorea. If you're not feeling the water scene, head to the Shark Reef Aquarium featuring its tunnel-shaped walk-throughs and a stingray petting area.

Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

9: The Mirage Hotel and Casino

The Mirage Hotel and Casino
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Matt Kieffer

There is no need to worry about transportation to your day of fun at this hotel and resort, as this Polynesian-themed venue has a free tram that takes guests to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. The Mirage offers a more eclectic collection of attractions, including Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, the LOVE production (featuring remixes of the Beatles), the "Bare" poolside lounge, and an artificial volcano that erupts nightly.

Address: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: www.mirage.org

10: The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Faustino Garcia

If the Cosmopolitan is your vacation choice, you made the right one. You're not going to be bored, or anything less than pampered at this hotel. The hotel rooms generally include a private terrace, perfect for creating the feeling as though you've truly gotten away from the stresses of "real life." The views of the strip from this venue are some of the best, and the pools and casino here are also top notch. End your perfect day with a thrilling night at one of the top nightclubs on site!

Address: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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