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The 16 best Las Vegas hotels on the Strip

Be in the midst of all that is Sin City when staying at the best Las Vegas hotels on the Strip, offering luxury, comfort and much more

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By Sarah Feldberg |
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Stretching just over four miles on Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road to Sahara Avenue, the Las Vegas Strip is like few other places on the planet. It’s a neighborhood entirely devoted to tourism where some of the world’s biggest resorts stand shoulder-to-shoulder, shining in the desert sun. Spoiled for choice, picking a hotel can be a challenging task, but whether you want to be near the best restaurants in Las Vegas, are craving impeccable service, want to be within walking distance of the best Las Vegas casinos or simply demand to lodge in the heart of Sin City, there is a Las Vegas hotel on the Strip to fit the bill. Coincidentally, these happen to be some of the best Las Vegas hotels, period.

Best Las Vegas hotels on the Strip

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Hard Rock
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Hard Rock

icon-location-pin East of the strip

Just off the Strip on Paradise Road, the casino itself may be a zoo, but upstairs the rooms at the Hard Rock are remarkably appealing, with three different towers offering their own tasteful and distinct design aesthetic. When over-the-top feels just right, look no further than one of the property’s specialty suites, offering unique enticements, from stripper poles and private lap-dance booths, to spa-like bathrooms and plunge pools. You can even stay in the 4,200-square-foot Real World Suite, which comes with a bowling lane and fish tank but, alas, no film crew.

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Booking.com
Hotels

Vdara

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Part of the City Center development, the boutique-sized Vdara is an art-infused escape that feels plucked from New York or LA. Instead, it’s right in the heart of the Strip, a quick walk to Aria and Crystals shopping center, but without all the ringing slots or cigarette smoke. When you’ve had your fill of casino-hopping action, grab a deck chair at the secluded Vdara pool then sip cocktails on the patio at Vice Versa. With a Smoked Peach in hand and the fire pit’s warm glow, you’ll practically forget you’re in Vegas.

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Hotels, Spa hotels

W Las Vegas

icon-location-pin West of the Strip

The newest marquee on Las Vegas Boulevard belongs to the city’s first W Hotel, which recently rebranded a tower of the SLS. Enter through a separate porte cochere and you’ll find the front desk and chic Living Room lounge, where the decor nods to classic Las Vegas with playing card wallpaper and casino chip art. A sense of playful wit infuses the property: Just off the bar, a Zoltar-like fortune-telling machine delivers marriage or prenup advice to hotel guests, while in one of the upstairs ballrooms the carpet is patterned to approximate a 3D desert floor. Guest rooms are delightfully glam, especially the Lenny Kravitz-designed WOW Suite, which is just as sexy and bold as the rocker himself.

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Delano at Mandalay Bay
Photograph: Courtesy Delano Las Vegas
Hotels

Delano at Mandalay Bay

Located around the back of Mandalay Bay, Delano has replaced THEhotel as the resort’s chic luxury tower. The rooms here are all suites, decorated in Miami-style minimalism and offering stunning views, separate living areas, plush robes and a pair of 46-inch HD TVs. The same hip design is employed throughout the hotel, which has its own array of amenities, including the Franklin bar, Delano Beach Club, the Bathhouse Spa and Rivea, a new Mediterranean restaurant from chef Alain Ducasse. And lest you get too comfortable in your golden tower, Mandalay’s vast array of restaurants, bars and amenities is within arm’s reach. It would be a shame not to spend a few hours on the sand (or in the wave pool) at Mandalay Beach.

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SLS Las Vegas
Photograph: Ryan Forbes
Hotels

SLS Las Vegas

The former Sahara Casino was gutted to make way for this hip, modern hotel halfway between Downtown and center Strip. Two towers of Philippe Starck-designed rooms are imbued with sleek, contemporary furnishings, while a third tower is dedicated to the city’s first W Hotel. Though the property is more compact than many Strip mega-resorts, it ticks all the major boxes and earns bonus points for not requiring you to walk for 20 minutes to get from the parking garage to dinner.

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The Linq Hotel & Casino
Photograph: Courtesy The Linq Hotel & Casino
Hotels, Spa hotels

The Linq Hotel & Casino

icon-location-pin West Las Vegas

The newest addition to the Caesars Entertainment stable, this center-Strip casino underwent a complete renovation and rebranding in 2014, so the rooms feel contemporary and fresh, and the whole resort still has a bit of that new-hotel shine. Conceived with younger visitors in mind, the Linq offers rooms for a crowd with two queen beds and an extra lofted bunk (starting around $69), affordable spa treatments (hello, Himalayan salt cave) and in-room fitness carts stocked with yoga mats and foam rollers available free of charge. A few steps away, the Linq Promenade beckons with shops, bars, Sprinkles Cupcakes and music venue Brooklyn Bowl—not to mention that really big Ferris wheel. 

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