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The Best Las Vegas Hotel Rooms with Private Pools

Ready to take a dip? Las Vegas is known as a city of excess, but only a few hotel rooms have their own private pools. Which one should you book today?

Las Vegas has something for everyone, and that’s especially true when it comes to hotel rooms. From king-sized beds to jaw dropping views, this city’s resorts have it all.

A few years ago, I was invited to the top floor of the Westgate to interview a leading Las Vegas business figure in the same suite where Elvis Presley used to stay while performing his iconic residency at the hotel. Of all the wow factors of that visit, I couldn’t stop thinking about the private pool – located just outside the main living room in a sun- drenched courtyard, soaking up the brutal Nevada heat. After all, Sin City specializes in luxury and what could be more luxurious than a private piece of paradise?

There may be no cooler way to cool off in Vegas than in your very own plunge pool. If you can score a great deal, take advantage of the exclusive options this city has to offer. Here are a few favorites.

Take a Dip with a Poolside Bungalow

The Cosmopolitan lives up to its name with a sophisticated image and convenient location in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort’s famous wraparound Terrace Suites are often seen in movies and TV shows, but if you’d rather splash around in the water, book a Bungalow Suite. The three-story retreat is almost like a townhouse and includes a private balcony with a plunge pool. You’ll have a great view of (and direct access to) the rooftop pool deck at Marquee Dayclub, a prime destination for daytime partying.

The hotel itself makes the most of relatively little space with stacked floors of restaurants and shops. E by Jose Andres is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Vegas, with just nine seats offered twice a night for an inventive take on European gastronomy. Large groups can book a private dining room at Scarpetta, where the Italian cuisine is nearly as good as the Bellagio fountain views.

The cocktail lounges know how to mix great drinks with a memorable experience, whether it’s the sparkling three-floor Chandelier Bar (surrounded in crystal drapes) or the Barbershop, a speakeasy hidden behind a men’s grooming salon. In a rare move, the casino is bright and open, facing the lights and activity of the Strip via floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas
9.4 Excellent (22436 reviews)

When in Vegas, Do as the Romans Do

With a dramatic Roman theme, Caesars Palace is one of the most iconic resorts in Las Vegas. It’s also one of the largest with five towers of hotel rooms.

Prefer to have your own pool? Spend a night at the Trajan Villa or Marc Antony Villa. Either option has three bedrooms, a formal dining room and a private pool. Guests are also just steps away from the hotel’s Garden of the Gods pool deck, which includes swim-up bars and Venus – a private adults-only enclave with night-swim events.

The mid-Strip location makes it easy to explore top Vegas attractions like the Bellagio and LINQ promenade. Stay on property and eat dinner at one of two restaurants by Gordon Ramsay or at the intimate Chef’s Table inside Restaurant Guy Savoy, one of the top French fine dining destinations in the country.

See a show at the Colosseum, a 5,000-seat theater home to residencies by the likes of Rod Stewart and Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn. Absinthe, a raunchy variety show inside an outdoor big-top tent, is strictly adults-only. Caesars Palace is also connected to the Forum Shops, a luxury mall for shopping and dining.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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Las Vegas
8.7 Excellent (36329 reviews)

Immerse Yourself in the Charm of the Tuscan Highlands

Green Valley Ranch is the most lavish resort in Henderson, a family- oriented residential community southeast of Las Vegas, and the perfect place to escape the chaos. The property follows a Tuscan theme, ranging from Old World Italian architecture to a lush “Backyard” oasis with a sand-bottomed pool and decorative vineyards. It also includes a unique stand-alone spa for enjoying a massage, facial or hair trim.

Maximize the experience with a two-room Villa Suite, highlighted by a secluded private pool and lounge area shaded by palm trees. Recover from a long day of tanning and swimming with dinner at Hank’s, the best steakhouse in Henderson, or Pizza Rock, a must-try for fans of artisanal wood-fired pizza.

Green Valley Ranch is just a short walk away from The District, a shopping and dining plaza that’s more locals-oriented than the sprawling high-end malls on the Strip.

Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino

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Henderson
8.8 Excellent (2337 reviews)

Travel to the Tropics in the Heart of Sin City

The Mirage is famous for ushering in the era of the mega-resort in Las Vegas and decades after opening, it remains one of the most popular hotels on the Strip. The tropical theme truly comes alive with an outdoor volcano that gives regular performances of lights, flames and music throughout the evening and a lagoon-like pool deck with towering palm trees. Bare is a smaller adults-only pool where tops are optional.

Stay entertained with The Beatles Love, a Cirque du Soleil production that celebrates the music and hippie-era culture of the Fab Four, and the Aces of Comedy series featuring big-name comics. Even the 20,000- gallon aquarium behind the hotel’s check-in counter will keep your attention.

The Mirage has a whopping 3,000 rooms and suites, but not all accommodations are created equal. You’ll want a one-bedroom Lanai Suite or lavish Villa if you prefer to swim in a private pool.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas
8.2 Very good (38812 reviews)

Soak in a Private Pool Worthy of Richard Branson

The off-Strip resort once known as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was sold, renovated and reopened in early 2021 as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a project led by billionaire business magnate Richard Branson. While the rooms and suites were given stylish makeovers, the core structural designs remain in place. Book a Ruby Tower penthouse flat with an outdoor plunge pool and soak in the views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Everything at Virgin Hotels feels brand new. The restaurant lineup is unusually eclectic for a casino property, ranging from the California- influenced Thai of Night + Market to the lounge vibes of Kassi Beach House. Money Baby is a sports bar and nightclub in one unique place. Most of the dining spots have patios connected to an outdoor promenade surrounding the centralized pool deck (including Elia dayclub).

The Shag Room is a tucked-away cocktail lounge with Moroccan-style tents as VIP tables. The on-property theater is one of the best places to see a concert in Las Vegas. The venue is relatively intimate at 4,000 seats, but has the technology and sound system worthy of an arena.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Las Vegas
8.0 Very good (5798 reviews)

Take a Trip Back in Time to the Era of Elvis

Ready for a dose of Old Vegas style? The Westgate was formerly the Hilton and before that, the International, which famously hosted Elvis Presley’s groundbreaking residency in the ’70s.

Over the years, the hotel has seen its fair share of renovations, but still carries a certain Vegas swagger. The Westgate’s best photo spot is a life-size statue of Elvis in the lobby, but if you really want to live like The King, book one of two rooftop suites. They include plenty of vintage décor, timeless charm and an outdoor courtyard with a pool.

The other perk of the Westgate is its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Make a point to also visit Edge Steakhouse, which blends prime cuts with a dark, romantic atmosphere, and the Superbook, a sports betting hub once known as the largest in the world. It now also hosts large-scale karaoke sessions.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino

Las Vegas
7.7 Good (16790 reviews)

Be Entertained at the Hottest New Resort on the Strip

Resorts World is the hottest, newest hotel in Las Vegas. The theater boasts residencies by Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. The restaurants feature a wide variety of cuisine, including Famous Food Street Eats, a hawker-style food hall. Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub anchor the party scene with Tiesto and Zedd working the DJ booth.

Ultimately, Resorts World is a shot in the arm for the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, especially with a massive video wall on the exterior of the hotel tower. However, if you want your own private balcony pool, request a three or four-bedroom Palace Suite. Accommodations include a private garden and lounge with a pool and outdoor kitchen.

Las Vegas Hilton At Resorts World

Las Vegas
8.4 Very good (1923 reviews)

Book a Private Pool Near the Beauty of Nature

There’s more to Las Vegas than the Strip. A great example is the Red Rock Resort, a bold, modern hotel in the far-west master-planned community of Summerlin. Skip sky-high penthouses in favor of a Villa Suite with a small pool on a private outdoor deck. The view overlooks the hotel’s main pool complex, allowing you to feel in the heart of the action without sacrificing seclusion.

A different kind of private pool is reserved exclusively for spa guests, so make sure to book a massage or another beauty treatment during your stay.

Most of the restaurants line the perimeter of the hotel floor with plenty of extra tables on outdoor patios. Try Marc Vetri’s Osteria Fiorella for fresh Italian or Hearthstone for wood-fired steaks and pizzas.

One of the best perks of the resort is the proximity to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where visitors can hike, climb, and explore towering sandstone cliffs.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

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Las Vegas
8.9 Excellent (4027 reviews)