Hotels in Nevada

The Venetian, on the Las Vegas Strip, isn’t the only place where Italy is re-created in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. Consider Ravella, a sprawling, 349-room resort on the shores of Lake Las Vegas, just 17 miles east of Sin City.

At Plumpjack, a 56-room hotel at the base of Squaw Valley, there’s no request too large for the enthusiastic staff, who perk up to help you find the best biking trail, choose the right Californian wine, or carry your bags up the stairs.

With a history dating back to 1957, Tropicana is one of the few remaining “original” resorts on the Strip. Guests would never guess its age, however, thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation last year.

The first hotel to open in Vegas without a casino (it debuted, somewhat ironically, in a tower adjacent to Mandalay Bay in 1999), the Four Seasons is arguably still the best of this growing breed.

At the 392-room property, interior designer Adam Tihany tries to re-create the experience of contemporary Hong Kong.

Palms Place, part of the Palms Hotel & Casino complex in Las Vegas, is an exclusive tower of luxury studio apartments and penthouses completed by architect Jon Jerde in 2008.

Owners of Vegas’s legendary Golden Nugget spent millions creating an eponymous tropical-themed resort in Laughlin. Ask for a room with a river view.

A palm tree-lined parkway leads guests to the scenic and Spanish-villa-like exterior of the Green Valley Ranch. The full-service resort and spa offers high-end luxuries and all the comforts of a small city.

Now owned by the Morgans Hotel Group, the Hard Rock today is less grunge and far more rock 'n' roll glam, with an expansion that will include a 35,000-square-foot casino, a 20,000-plus-square-foot spa, and 950 guest rooms.

This all-suite, non-gaming, and non-smoking property is a serene oasis in the midst of the bright lights and bustling activity of Sin City.

Topped with colorful turrets rising high above the Strip, this castle-themed resort was the world’s largest hotel when it first opened in 1990.

If you want to immerse yourself in the glitz and glam of Las Vegas, the Palms Hotel is where you want to be.

Howard Hughes once spent several weeks at the 20-room property. Today, the hotel’s been fully restored to its original 1930s self, and you can channel other famous guests, including Bette Davis, Will Rogers, James Cagney, and Boris Karloff.

The newest resort in Steve Wynn's collection is less Las Vegas glam and more luxurious desert oasis. Case in point: the sunny casino has glasswalls that look out onto verdant gardens and pools.

With its central location on the Strip and its effortless synthesis of boutique coziness with sprawling amenities, Paris is the go-to spot for travelers in Vegas who are looking for a little elegance.