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.
A nice alternative to the hustle and bustle (and sometimes insanity) of hotels on the Strip, Sam's Town Hotel is equally ideal for those who like their Vegas vacations action-packed and travelers who prefer a little more luxury and tranquility.
Featuring a 30-story black glass exterior topped with the world’s brightest light beam, the Luxor is one of the most recognizable buildings on the Strip.
The 1,282-room Trump Las Vegas provides something unexpected in the heart of Sin City: a family- and pet-friendly resort.
Secretive, secluded, and luxurious, the Mansion at MGM Grand is modeled after an 18th-century Tuscan villa and is typically reserved for high-rollers and celebrities, remaining largely unknown to the general populous.
After much anticipation, the $300 million Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe opened in December 2009 at the family-friendly Northstar at Tahoe resort.
This property is under new management.
The Primm Valley Resort & Casino isn’t Vegas, but it has comfy rooms, a perfectly respectable swimming pool, entertainment from some not-quite-forgotten headliners, and even 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio.
Fashionably minimalist, THEhotel is meant to feel like a boutique hotel (though with 1,117 rooms, this is hardly the case).
Perfect for families and visitors on a budget, Circus Circus is one of the most affordable and fun-filled places to clown around on the Vegas Strip. The well-loved resort was renovated in 2009 and offers 3,770 spacious, comfy rooms as well as the Strip’s only RV park.
Laid-back lakeside spread that's only 30 minutes (via free shuttle) from the action on the Strip.
The delightfully kitschy, 472-room resort has packed in the waterfalls, gardens, and pools to help you forget you’re in the middle of the desert. You won’t forget completely, but the place is a bargain.
A block from Las Vegas Boulevard, Platinum has 255 suites, which come with full stainless-and-granite kitchens, and—unlike most properties on the Strip—these have balconies.
Rising 1,149 feet above the Strip, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest structure in Las Vegas. Its two observation decks make it especially popular among pint-sized travelers; though parents can’t help but love the views from the revolving Top of the World restaurant (one of six at the hotel).