The 12 best Las Vegas luxury hotels on or near the Strip

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  • Las Vegas hotels offer luxury at affordable prices, with even five-star stays starting around $200.
  • Most Vegas hotels are now open with new COVID-19 policies in place.
  • We rounded up the best luxury hotels in Vegas, on or near the Las Vegas Strip.

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There’s plenty to gamble on in Las Vegas, but when it comes to selecting a hotel, especially in a pandemic, you may feel less willing to risk the odds.

Thankfully, many of the best hotels in Las Vegas have reopened with strict new measures in place to ensure the health and safety of their guests. Hopefully, these policies will help you sleep easier.

Though, five-star accommodations certainly won’t hurt. Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the US where a luxury hotel can come in around $200 per night, sometimes as low as $75 to $100, depending on when you visit. Of course, weekends and high seasons will bring increased prices, but with a little sleuthing you might just snag a great deal.

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These are the best luxury hotels in Las Vegas, sorted by price from low to high.

Signature at MGM Grand

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Book Signature at MGM Grand

The Signature is an all-suite hotel set back from the MGM Grand’s main resort and casino but is still easily accessible to it by indoor walkways. There’s no casino on-site, which means the crowd is less rowdy, and the hotel feels peaceful. There are fewer amenities too, though all of the restaurants, entertainment, and wellness found at MGM Grand are just steps away. 

We once used the Chase Sapphire Reserve card to book here and scored extra perks such as free upgrade, late checkout, and complimentary food and beverage credit. Spacious suites are quiet and include spa baths, flat-screen TVs, separate sitting areas, balconies, and kitchenettes for an apartment-like experience. It’s a great fit for a family or someone in town for business on an extended stay.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

NoMad Las Vegas

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Book NoMad Las Vegas

Located on the upper four floors of the Park MGM Las Vegas, the NoMad Las Vegas is the third location from the luxury NoMad hotel group with properties in New York and Los Angeles.

It’s one of many hotel-within-a-hotel concepts that are popular in Las Vegas (and within this list) for a more intimate, boutique-quality that feels rare in this town of mega-resorts. Rooms are decadent and design-forward featuring hardwood floors, velvet furnishings, and standalone soaking bathtubs in the bedroom.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Aria Resort & Casino

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Book Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Located on the Las Vegas Strip within the CityCenter complex, Aria is a glittering curvilinear property with a 150,000-square-foot casino, 16 restaurants, and more than 4,000 rooms. Opened just a decade ago, rooms feature fully tricked-out tech, including a one-touch room control system to adjust lighting, curtains, and more from the touch of a tablet.

Hakkasan Group’s Jewel nightclub is located here, as is a huge spa with 62 treatment rooms, and three pools, including the Liquid pool club for grown folks.

Plus, the location is central, close to the City Center, conference events, and all the Strip action.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

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Book The Venetian Las Vegas

This five-star Las Vegas Strip resort is one of the most instantly recognizable resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Drawing inspiration from Italy, it’s best known for its indoor canals and gondola rides, modeled off its namesake city. However, vast interiors show off an array of architectural styles and swathes of Renaissance-era aesthetics, and the hotel is one of the most visually impressive in a city of decadent hotels.

There are 80 restaurants — including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon — a glittering casino, the Grand Canal Shoppes, and a pool deck that covers 1.2 acres, and every room is a suite, and huge, starting at 650 square feet.

The Venetian also connects to the Sands Expo & Convention Center, and guests are granted access to the Canyon Ranch Spa Club gym.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of The Venetian

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

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Book the Encore at Wynn

Not to be confused with the Wynn itself, the Encore is the Wynn’s take on a boutique offering. It also comes with all the benefits of being housed within a parent property.

While guests of the Wynn can’t use Encore facilities, such as the pool, all those booked at Encore are allowed privileges at both. I’ve scored cheaper deals at Encore, though historically it’s sometimes more expensive than Wynn. If you like the glitz of the Wynn but think it feels too overwhelming, or prefer a more intimate approach, the Encore offers a solid alternative.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

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Book Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Inside the blockbuster 85-acre, 3,960 room and suite resort Caesars Palace, the intimate Nobu Hotel is tucked away as a boutique hotel-within-a-hotel concept, created by the famed sushi chef of the same name. If Caesars is frenetic and bustling, Nobu Hotel is uber-Zen and quiet, with 182 stylish, Japanese-inspired rooms and suites. Staying here feels a bit like being a celebrity, with added VIP perks.

Rooms channel Japanese traditions with deep soaking tubs and come with free Wi-Fi, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, and Natura Bisse toiletries, as well as priority seating at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge. 

Nobu Hotel guests also have access to a private front desk and lounge, the Venus Pool at Caesars Palace, expedited line privilege at OMNIA nightclub, a complimentary Friday social hour, and a dedicated hotel concierge.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Bellagio Las Vegas

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Book Bellagio Las Vegas

The Bellagio draws a consistent crowd for its central Strip location, popular casino, designer fashion, and curated art, including the signature Dale Chihuly glass installation hanging from the lobby ceiling.

It’s also a huge draw to those craning for a front-row view of the dancing fountains, and there’s no better spot than a room overlooking the action. We’ve reviewed the balcony room facing the fountains and can confirm it’s one of the best rooms on the Strip. Plus, in what’s clearly a competitive field, they might have one of the best buffets in Las Vegas, though that’s subject to change in a post-pandemic world. 

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of Bellagio Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas

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Book the Wynn Las Vegas

I once stayed at this luxury resort and casino and was blown away by the level of detail and thoughtfulness in each generously appointed guest room. The design is immaculate with a clean, modern palette and smart-enabled features that only add to an air of sophistication. 

Since then, the hotel’s reputation has only continued to grow as one of the best on the Strip with world-class resort amenities, dining, gambling, and entertainment. There’s a reason it’s consistently rated as one of the best places to stay in Vegas and if you can secure a good deal, this might be one of the best places to book.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of the Wynn Las Vegas

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

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The pool at the Waldorf in Las Vegas is revered for actually being relaxing, unlike many other party pool scenes.

Book the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Travelers accustomed to the highest level of hospitality book this five-star property known for immaculate service and spacious rooms that start at 500 square feet with extravagant soaking tubs.

With no casino on-site, it’s another great option when you prefer a more blissful stay. If you come to Vegas for luxe spas, pools, and dining, this is a great bet.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Palazzo at the Venetian

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Book The Palazzo at The Venetian

While The Venetian is perhaps more well-known, and cheaper, consider a stay at its sister property, The Palazzo.

Newer and more low-key but equally refined, even The Palazzo’s standard rooms are dubbed Luxury Suites and are not only more up-to-date than entry-level Venetian offerings but significantly larger. Spread out with ample living spaces, plush bedding, sleek bathrooms, and relish in the fact that your room is just steps from tons of the Strip’s best attractions, plus all that the Venetian has to offer.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

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Book The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The Cosmopolitan is trendy, hip, and sophisticated, and generally feels like you’re hanging out inside a chandelier (likely why they have a bar named after one). It’s a favorite among those visiting Las Vegas who want to join in on nightlife action over betting at tables, though the latter is readily available too. Plus, it’s one of the few hotels with balconies — request one facing Bellagio for a great view of the fountain show.

A member of the Autograph Collection of hotels, it’s also a great way for Marriott Bonvoy members to earn and redeem points. Book here if you’re looking to blur the lines between a glam getaway and a healthy dose of revelry.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

Read our full hotel review of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

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Situated at the end of the Las Vegas Strip, some rooms have expansive desert views.

Book the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

The Four Seasons is a symbol of luxury and one that often comes with an accompanying high price tag. However, I’ve seen deals around $200 per night at this location hidden within Mandalay Bay, and it’s widely regarded as one of the nicest hotels in Vegas.

Rooms feel like a scintillating oasis of luxury, cocooned away from the frenetic pace of the Strip, though, it’s right there when you choose to seek it out. There’s a private, tranquil pool area for Four Seasons guests only, plus all the perks and indulgent attention to detail you’d expect from a Four Seasons.

COVID-19 status and policies available here.

More on our methodology for selecting hotels

In addition to the criteria noted above, our picks for the best luxury hotels in Las Vegas factored in the following:

Quality: Luxury means the best of the best and all hotels selected for Las Vegas have shown the deliver on a five-star experience from start to finish through excellent service, beautiful rooms, and high-quality on-site amenities and attractions.

Location: We considered hotels on or very close to the Las Vegas Strip.

Rooms: Every standard room in this list feels like you’ve upgraded to a suite or more indulgent offering.

Reviews: Our team of writers has personally stayed at every hotel on this list, and in some cases, reviewed them in-depth, too. 

Guest ratings: We also researched past reviews and ratings from others on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking.com, and others.

COVID-19 policies: We only selected hotels that prioritize the health and safety of guests with strict new COVID cleaning policies.

FAQ: Luxury Las Vegas hotels

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Where is Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is located in the southern tip of the state of Nevada, near the borders of both California and Arizona. 

When will I find the best deals on Las Vegas luxury hotels?

You’ll often find the cheapest hotel prices in Las Vegas midweek in summer, when scorching hot temperatures keep most travelers away, or in the winter, after New Year’s Day, when it’s still too cool to hit the pool. Once the temperatures turn milder, expect prices to rise.

Much of Las Vegas tourism also revolves around an annual convention calendar, which often drives up hotel prices. Holidays also see an influx of crowds.

Why are Las Vegas hotels cheap?

Because Vegas resorts make most of their profits on the casino floor, cheap room rates are intended to attract guests who will then spend their extra money on slots and tables.

As Las Vegas is located in a desert climate, you can expect hot, hot summers and cool winters. No matter when you visit, it’s likely to be chilly at night. Early winter and spring, however, offer the nicest, mildest weather when it will be the most comfortable to stroll the Las Vegas Strip or lounge at the pool.

Though, if you’re planning to spend most of your time indoors on the casino or convention floor, the weather likely won’t be a big factor when considering the time of year to visit.

Is Las Vegas open?

Las Vegas is open to visitors, though, the experience may look different than you thought.

To reopen, casinos were required to submit plans outlining social distancing and hygiene measures to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Casino floors featured masked entertainers, handwashing stations, plexiglass barriers, and temperature checks. Crowded pool parties and jaw-dropping buffets are all on pause. 

Expect temperature checks, enforced social distancing, contactless check-in, thorough cleaning, and new rules around dining and leisure.The state of Nevada also requires face coverings or masks to be worn in public areas. Because the pandemic situation is constantly evolving, you may want to read up on hotel cancellation policies, too.

Is it safe to stay in hotels right now?

The CDC says fully vaccinated people can safely travel in the US. And, with added caution, experts we spoke to said it is safe to stay in a hotel

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