Las Vegas Hotels

Ranking everything eight at a time

Top Eight Las Vegas Hotels

  1. New York, New York
  2.      If you want a thick slice of Americana in a Euro-themed Strip, you've got it. From the panormaic faux skyline to the thrilling coaster that twists by the entrance, this hotel has all the fun of Coney Island -- and then some.

  3. Hard Rock Hotel
  4.       Just two blocks off the Strip, Hard Rock joins Orleans as the only entries that aren't on the Strip itself. While Orleans does it with value and warmth, Hard Rock plays it ritzy and cool. With a pool ripe with hardbody candy and an edgy staff that relish the genre, this is a music hotel in every sense of the word.

  5. MGM Grand
  6.      This massive 5000 room hotel has it all. Located on the new Las Vegas Monorail line it's great location is now even better.

  7. Paris
  8.      Mon Ami! It's France in bite-sized portions! From the replica Eiffel Tower (yes, you can pay for an elevator ride to the viewing platform) to the winning location facing Bellagio's amazing fountains, European themes play big in Las Vegas and Paris delivers.

  9. Mirage
  10.      When you start a hotel description by emphasizing the pool, don't take it the wrong way. Mirage is a classic -- yet updated -- Strip hotel. However, it's tropical paradise of the massive pool that really wins folks over at Mirage.

  11. Orleans
  12.      urprised to see an off-Strip hotel rank this high? Maybe you have never been to The Orleans. It's not a nod to opulence. The bowling alley, concert hall and multiplex can tip you off that this is more of an entertainment center than a 5-star hotel. But if the rock bottom rates (as low as $50 a night Sundays through Thursdays in the offseason) don't win you over, a member of the superbly-trained staff will. Also home to one of the best values in buffet dining, this Mardi Gras casino resort is the best choice in Vegas for folks looking to stay somewhere nice at a great rate.

  13. Venetian
  14.      Maybe it's the endearing gondoliers paddling tourists inside and outside of this casino hotel themed to the waterlocked Italian city. While it may all be as fake as the wax museum, in Vegas, it works!

  15. Bellagio
  16.       You didn't have to see Oceans Eleven to enjoy the lavish beauty of Bellagio. The elegant fountains that dance to the music and the lush green conservatory ooze the class and charm that dig deep into the very fiber or one Las Vegas' newest hotels.

    List by: Rick Munarriz

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