Las Vegas

Legendary Las Vegas Strip Hotels That Put You in the Heart of the Action

With extravagant shows & buzzing casinos, this town is best explored with a stay at one of these legendary Las Vegas Strip hotels.

When in Las Vegas, there’s no avoiding the Strip! With extravagant shows and buzzing casinos, South Las Vegas Boulevard is the electric spine of a legendary town that lives on chills, thrills and a perennial buzz.

And let’s not forget the hotels–slightly tacky and undeniably wacky. From oversized replicas of famous landmarks to over-the-top themes, you’re in for the trip of a lifetime when you visit the Strip.

Here are 10 of the most iconic temples of entertainment complete with a place to spend the night.

A Modern Wonder of the World?

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With a pyramid taller than the original in Egypt, the Luxor could almost feature on the modern list of Wonders of the World. It holds the world’s largest atrium at just 29 million cubic feet – reputed to fit nine jumbo jet airliners in the space above the casino floor. And to top it all off (pun intended), the peak of the pyramid emits the strongest beam of light in the world, reaching up to 275 miles up on a clear night. Not to mention that it’s now the world’s largest bug magnet.

Hotel Luxor Las Vegas

Las Vegas, 3 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
7.6 Good (145090 reviews)
Very good Cleanliness 8 / 10
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Hotel Luxor Las Vegas

Las Vegas
7.6 Good (145090 reviews)

Embracing Fable and Fantasy

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Named after the mythical sword of King Arthur, the Excalibur embraces everything fable and fantasy—just look at those castle spires! Medieval touches adorn the resort, including generously spacious rooms for the noble knights and maidens, lit up candles in rusty chandeliers, goblets placed on round tables, and cold stone walls throughout. The Camelot-like hotel even treats guests to a jousting tournament feast!

Excalibur Hotel Casino

Las Vegas, 2.7 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
7.4 Default (109154 reviews)
Very good Location 8.4 / 10
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Excalibur Hotel Casino

Las Vegas
7.4 Default (109154 reviews)

Venetian Vegas

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With columns made of solid Botticino marble imported from Italy, hand-fitted marble floors modeled on the Santa Maria del Rosario in Venice and a replica Campanile Tower, there is only one way to describe The Venetian–and that is, lavish. Take a walk with your significant other over the replica Rialto Bridge and then hop on a gondola and glide down the Grand Canal in the company of a striped t-shirt, red-scarf-wearing gondolier.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas, 1 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
9.3 Excellent (80069 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas
9.3 Excellent (80069 reviews)

A Mammoth Property

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You want grand? Well, you’ve got it. The MGM Grand is the third-largest in the world with 5,043 guest rooms. More than 70,000 people enter the doors every day and the hotel even has its own floral arrangement department! Situated on the south end of the Strip and fronted by a signature 45-foot bronze lion, there’s no chance you’ll miss this mammoth.

MGM Grand

Las Vegas, 2.5 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.0 Very good (74265 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
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MGM Grand

Las Vegas
8.0 Very good (74265 reviews)

Big Apple Vegas

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This Big Apple-themed hotel features several towers built to resemble the New York skyline. In line with true Las Vegas architecture, a replica of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge appear before a mismatch of city buildings. A roller-coaster also swerves in and out of the hotel and presents passers-by with a sight they don’t see every day–a Disneyfied Manhattan in the desert. That’s New York New York for you!

Hotel New York New York

Las Vegas, 2.4 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.1 Very good (73177 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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Hotel New York New York

Las Vegas
8.1 Very good (73177 reviews)

The Dancing Fountains of Vegas

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The 1,200 dancing fountains may be the star of the show, but there’s more than water to the elegant Bellagio. Let your mind escape the hectic Vegas in the hotel’s conservatory and botanical gardens, view some of Picasso’s handiwork at the Gallery of Fine Art and hop in a compressed natural gas-powered, eco-friendly limousine. For the big spenders, a $250,000 upgrade will get you the world’s largest bottle of champagne (30L Midas Ace of Spades) and a button to control the fountains. And if you can’t get enough of fountains, don’t miss the record setting 27-feet-tall fountain of melted dark, milk and white chocolate inside.

Hotel Bellagio Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas, 1.8 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
9.1 Excellent (66919 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.5 / 10
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Hotel Bellagio Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas
9.1 Excellent (66919 reviews)

Vegas with a Parisian Setting

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If you want to be taken back to a 1920s Parisian setting, then Paris Las Vegas is your hotel. Tread on the cobblestone sidewalks beneath the oh-so-French lamp posts, admire the romantic art pieces within the quaint cafes and get a feel for Parisian life amidst the half-scale replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Don’t forget to indulge in a traditional crêpe, croissant or pâtisserie.

Paris Las Vegas

Las Vegas, 1.8 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.0 Very good (48433 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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Paris Las Vegas

Las Vegas
8.0 Very good (48433 reviews)

A Roman-themed Hotel on the Strip

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Caesars Palace is a Roman-themed hotel with a fabulous and star-studded past. The likes of Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, and Elton John once roamed these halls. You may recognize the surroundings from movies like Rain Man, Ocean’s Eleven and The Hangover, but the actual grandeur of the resort is only really apparent once you step into the backyard oasis. Modeled after the Roman baths, the pool areas are sure to have you feeling like a Roman God/Goddess in no time.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas, 1.5 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.9 Excellent (31418 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Top rated
Las Vegas
8.9 Excellent (31418 reviews)

The Mirage

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Overlooking an iconic volcano that erupts nightly, the Mirage Hotel & Casino is a Polynesian-themed property. Featuring iconic golden windows that supposedly got their coloring from gold dust, a Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, an atrium filled with rainforest flora and a 53-foot-tall aquarium containing nearly 1000 specimens, boredom is not a word you will hear mentioned here.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, 1.2 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.3 Very good (67666 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas
8.3 Very good (67666 reviews)

Not Just for the Kids

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Don’t be fooled in thinking this one’s for the kids. Rather, Treasure Island, a.k.a. TI is an adult’s playground – by day you can enjoy the features of the tropical pool area with private cabanas, a free tram to the Mirage and a footbridge to the Fashion Show mall. By night you can enjoy the party tub that fits 25 people or watch the Cirque du Soleil show Mystère. So no matter what you plan to do, there is something for every of-age Vegas-goer at this hotel.

Treasure Island Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, 1 miles to Adventuredome Theme Park
8.1 Very good (80580 reviews)
Excellent Location 9 / 10
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Treasure Island Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas
8.1 Very good (80580 reviews)