The Pools at the Mandarin Oriental
One of the best escapes in Las Vegas—even for those who aren’t staying in the Mandarin Oriental— is on this hotel’s 8th floor. For just the price of a cabana rental (relatively low, compared to the mega-party day club prices at some other pools), anyone can gain entry to one of the Strip’s loveliest and most spa-like pool scenes. You’ll get stunning views over CityCenter as well as two pools, two Jacuzzis and a plunge pool. Pool attendants circulate to clean sunglasses and distribute mini-smoothies, and cabanas come with a bottle of Moet Ice Champagne, fresh fruit, towels and robes, a 42” flat screen TV, PlayStation 3, and pitchers of iced tea and lemonade. The Pool Café is, in my opinion, the best in town, with a revamped menu as of 2014 offering lightened-up superfood fare that will still allow you to be presentable in your $1,000 bikini.