The 10 Best Hotels in Las Vegas

The best hotels in Las Vegas, according to Travel + Leisure readers, offer world-class dining and shopping in addition to glitzy gambling establishments.

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With roughly 150,000 rooms available for the taking, competition among hotels in Sin City is particularly fierce. Since non-gaming tourist dollars account for more than 50 percent of revenue, the best resorts in Las Vegas strive to deliver the most over-the-top experiences in order to earn their piece of the pie. With so much happening, it's not surprising that Travel + Leisure readers love to take full advantage of everything offered along the city's iconic 4.2-mile Strip.

Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city hotel, resort, or safari lodge based on their locations and amenities.

Returning to our list and coming in at No. 3 is the 188-room Cromwell. Readers love that it is "smack dab in the middle of the Strip." Perched on its rooftop is Drai's Night and Beach Club, which provides guests panoramic views, weekend bacchanals, and a surprisingly relaxed midweek vibe. Not to be outdone, the Venetian (No. 5) recently completed a refresh of its entire pool deck and spent $50 million on their TAO Beach Dayclub refurbishment alone.

Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada
Wynn Las Vegas, hotel exterior, Nevada. Barbara Kraft/Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

Guests at Aria (No. 8) call the newly renovated Sky Suites "beautiful," while also noting that "the restaurant selection is above and beyond." (Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has an outpost there, as does Major Food Group of Carbone fame.) Similarly, the culinary offerings at the Cosmopolitan (No. 2), which include a hidden nine-seat restaurant called é by José Andrés, were lauded as "fabulous" by multiple T+L readers.

Those looking for a bit more zen tend to love the "exclusivity" of the Four Seasons (No. 4), which sits atop Mandalay Bay, and Vdara (No. 9), which, like the Four Seasons, is non-gaming.

Topping our list once again is the incomparable Wynn Las Vegas, the only property in the city to score above 90 points. Read on to understand what sets Wynn apart from the pack — and which other properties made this year's list.

1. Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada
Wynn Las Vegas, hotel, Wynn Tower Suites Salon-Living Room City View, Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert Miller/Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

Fresh off a room renovation with a price tag of over $200 million, it's no surprise that Wynn Las Vegas is "the pinnacle of panache for Las Vegas accommodations," as one reader put it. Respondents love the "gorgeous" spa, "stellar service," and excellent restaurants. Wynn prides itself on having its renowned chefs personally prepare the food. (One WBA voter loved chef Min Kim's Japanese cooking at Mizumi in particular.) Wynn's steakhouse SW and Chinese fine dining venue Wing Lei are also among the city's best. Those looking for some conviviality can check out the hotel's refreshed collection of cocktail lounges or dance the night away at XS, at the Wynn's neighboring Encore resort.

Score: 91.89

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2. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, hotel Chandelier Bar level 1, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan

Score: 89.94

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3. The Cromwell

The Cromwell Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Cromwell Hotel & Casino, hotel pool, Nevada. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Score: 88.67

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4. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, hotel poolside cabana, Nevada. Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Score: 88.31

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5. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Nevada
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, hotel canals, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, Nevada. Courtesy of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Score: 87.52

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6. Encore Las Vegas

Encore Las Vegas, Nevada
Encore Las Vegas, hotel exterior, Nevada. Barbara Kraft/Courtesy of Encore Las Vegas

Score: 87.37

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7. Bellagio Resort & Casino

Lunar Chinese New Year Bellagio Hotel MGM Las Vegas Celebration
Kelly McKeon / Courtesy MGM Resorts International

Score: 86.85

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8. Aria Resort & Casino

Aria, Las Vegas, Nevada
Aria, Las Vegas, hotel pool. Courtesy of Aria, Las Vegas

Score: 85.63

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9. Vdara Hotel & Spa

Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada
Vdara Hotel & Spa, two bedroom loft guest hotel room, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Score: 82.90

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10. Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Caesars Palace, hotel lobby statue, Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Score: 82.39

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