There are nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas, from simple studios to high-roller suites, but you don’t have to bunk in a casino to do Sin City right. For visitors who want to escape the oceans of clanging slot machines, Airbnb offers a vast array of rentals for your vacation pleasure. The homes available near the Strip make for ideal bases from which to explore Vegas. Get stuck into our round-up of the best Airbnbs in Las Vegas and soon you'll be living like a local in a killer Arts District loft or snoozing in a famous actor’s former home.
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This bohemian retreat is more than a well-appointed home. It’s an eccentric enclave full of local art and creativity-inducing spaces. Take, for instance, the a recording studio stocked with instruments, or the yoga zone, home bar and outdoor haven complete with fire pits and pool. Hosts Janelle and Joey offer one meal daily with your booking and are Downtown insiders, happy to help curate a unique Las Vegas experience, whether that means a special dinner out or co-working with new friends.
Bringing a crowd to Las Vegas for a bachelor/bachelorette blowout? Or perhaps a 21st birthday? Hit 55 on the Palms Place elevator and zip to your party pad: a 3,300-square-foot penthouse that is the definition of #vacationgoals. Two bedrooms have walk-in closets and jacuzzis, while the living room boasts a pool table, two plasma TVs and a fireplace. But the pièce de résistance of this epic accommodation is the balcony with a private hot tub that juts over the city’s glittering landscape. Pop a bottle of bubbly, blast Kanye's “All of the Lights” and toast to whomever booked this amazing Airbnb.
Hello, gorgeous. If over-the-top opulence is your preferred aesthetic, this four-bedroom mansion is your dream destination. Just west of the I-15, the estate supposedly once belonged to Nicholas Cage, but today is decked out for guests. There are enough beds for 10 and designer details like red floors, rain showers, a black-felt pool table and glistening piano. The outdoor space is just as impressive: think smartly landscaped grounds, a chill-out patio and shimmering pool. Bring friends along to split the bill.
Situated center-Strip, this gasp-worthy apartment offers 270-degree views and easy access to Las Vegas’s bounty of restaurants and bars. If you want heart-of-it-all action and your own kitchen, this Vdara Skyvilla has your name on it. It's a non-smoking, non-gaming alternative to the casino behemoths all around. That means you get an art-infused space that feels exclusive without sacrificing access to the amenities that make Vegas, well, Vegas. The suite itself sleeps five and includes the aforementioned kitchen, as well as dining and living areas and complimentary use of the spa, gym and fitness studio.
You could choose this shared 1950s bungalow (which comes with two bedrooms and a private bath) for its Instagram-ready interior, with hip furnishings and decor that changes seasonally. You could choose it for the lushly landscaped backyard with pool and mood-setting twinkle lights. You could choose it for the live-in host, a Strip performer-turned-interior designer who’s happy to point you towards his favorite destinations. You could choose it for the location, a quick ride from the Strip and walking distance to beloved local watering hole Frankie’s Tiki Room. Or you could choose it because, as one reviewer put it, “everything is perfect”.
When Playboy Playmate and Strip headliner Claire Sinclair closed her Stratosphere show, she opened a new business: Clairebnb. This short-term rental property, with themed suites that run the gamut from fairytale posh to ’70s groove, was inspired by Jayne Mansfield’s Pink Palace. Our pick is the one-bedroom Vintage Glitz Suite, with tufted bar, gilded trim, glittering chandelier and bubblegum-colored jacuzzi. Sip Champagne on the leopard-print couch and do your best impersonation of Hollywood royalty.
Sun-filled, open-format, minimalist decor… This dream stay is straight out of an HGTV makeover and, at just one mile from the Strip, ticks all the boxes and then some. Tempurpedic mattresses in each of the three bedrooms? Check. Gourmet kitchen? Check. A 75” TV with surround sound? Check. Private pool? Check. Stylish details? You better believe it! The only downside is that eventually you’ll have to head back home.
There’s no pool in this Downtown Las Vegas home, no grand piano or stripper pole. But what it lacks in outlandish amenities, this well-priced four-bedroom crash pad makes up for in polished comfort, providing everything you need for a relaxing stay in tasteful style. That means a high-ceilinged living room with space for a crowd to catch a movie, beds for eight, a massive kitchen to whip up meals and an outdoor patio with Stratosphere views so you don’t forget that this is Vegas, after all.
Only in Las Vegas is your Airbnb host also a Cirque du Soleil performer. At least that’s the case with Carrie, whose adorable North Strip spot is a well-positioned home base for exploring both the mega resorts and Fremont Street. Full of sweet art and quirky vignettes, this three-bed, two-bath crash pad is a welcome alternative to bland corporate hotel rooms with beige furnishings and mass-produced prints.
Follow Apartment Therapy on Instagram? Then this sunny four-bedroom is definitely your jam. Think natural wood, turquoise accents, lots of house plants and a reading room with built-in bookshelves and vintage Vegas artwork. Fall asleep in a clean, minimalist bedroom, then enjoy your morning coffee on the patio. The Strip is a 15-minute drive away when you want to rage or, ya know, sip a carefully-made craft cocktail.
Walking distance to Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand, the Signature’s golden towers deliver well-appointed hotel-style rooms with living areas, kitchenettes and oversized bathrooms with walk-in showers and jetted tubs. Where this 32nd floor Airbnb really shines is in the price, well below what you’d pay for a comparable room elsewhere and with a host of amenities like free Wi-Fi, free parking, free laundry, no resort fee and, perhaps most importantly, complimentary access to MGM Grand’s sprawling, palm-studded poolscape and lazy river.