Best Las Vegas Hotel Reviews for 2017

Welcome to the hotel section of Vegas Guy that covers 30+ of the most popular hotels you’ll find both on the Strip and in Downtown Vegas. Inside each of the reviews, we’ve provided a detailed overview of the property including rooms, dining options, gambling, shows, shopping and much more to help you figure out the best place to stay during your visit to Las Vegas. Below you’ll find our current reviews of some of the best and most popular hotels in Las Vegas.

Our Current Hotel Listings

Hotel NameLocationPriceRoomsEstablished
Aria HotelSouth Strip$$$4,0042009
BallysCenter Strip$2,8141973
BellagioCenter Strip$$$3,9501998
Caesars PalaceCenter Strip$$$3,9601966
Circus CircusNorth Strip$3,7731978
CosmopolitanCenter Strip$$$2,9952010
CromwellCenter Strip$$$1882014
EncoreNorth Strip$$$2,0342008
ExcaliburSouth Strip$3,9811990
FlamingoCenter Strip$$3,6261946
Four QueensDowntown$6901966
Golden NuggetDowntown$2,4191946
Hard RockOff Strip$$1,5031995
HarrahsCenter Strip$2,6671973
LuxorSouth Strip$$4,4071993
Mandalay BaySouth Strip$$3,3091999
MGM GrandSouth Strip$$5,0441993
MirageMid Strip$$3,0441989
New York New YorkSouth Strip$2,0241997
PalazzoMid Strip$$$3,0682007
Paris Las VegasCenter Strip$$‎2,9161999
Planet HollywoodCenter Strip$$2,5672007
Resorts WorldNorth Strip$$$6,5832019
Rio Las VegasOff Strip$2,5221990
SLS Las VegasNorth Strip$$$1,7202013
The DDowntown$6382012
The PalmsOff Strip$$7022001
Treasure IslandMid Strip$$2,8841993
TropicanaSouth Strip$$1,4671957
VenetianMid Strip$$$4,0491999
Wynn Las VegasNorth Strip$$$2,7162005

Vegas Hotel FAQ Guide

Tips For Choosing The Best Place To Stay

vegas-hotelsWhen it comes to looking at hotels, the staff here at Vegas Guy has stayed at almost every hotel in Las Vegas so we’re equipped to give you a pretty thorough overview of what to expect at each property. This combined with our reviews from visitors to the site is a great way for you to figure out which hotel works best for your budget and needs. That being said, there are always some things you’ll want to consider when selecting a hotel for your trip, and we’ve provided a summary of those things below.

Location, Location, Location

The Las Vegas strip while small in comparison to the full city is actually really big when you’re walking around (especially in that summer desert heat). Hotels will look close to one another on maps but in reality these properties are HUGE and it takes quite a while to get from one end of the strip to the other.

You’ll want to ensure that you’re in a location that meets you’re needs, so if you are looking to be in the center of the action use The Bellagio as a reference point as the center of the strip. We consider this the main hub of the strip so any hotels in and around Bellagio are a solid bet to be in the middle of it all.

We highly recommend if it’s your first time in Las Vegas to stay on the strip as you’ll get the full experience and it just isn’t quite the same if you’re off strip or downtown. For seasoned veterans of Sin City, or those looking to save a few bucks on accommodations there are a lot of affordable options in the main area or downtown Vegas is an excellent alternative for all our budget conscious visitors.

Room Types & Rates

As you know most hotels have different room formats but the thing to keep in mind is there really isn’t much difference between standard room categories. Vegas hotels will promote features like larger room, strip view, etc and if that’s important to you then by all means pay a premium. We suggest that you just book the basic room and save your money for other things, since the reality of it is that most rooms are quite similar and you won’t be spending much time in your room anyways, so save your cash.

When it comes to actually booking the hotel, Vegas is a very finicky place and the room rates fluctuate wildly based on the week you’re planning to go. If there are any major concerts, sporting events or conferences in town expect the nightly rate to sky rocket up to 200-300% due to the high demand. If you want to minimize your costs come during the week in the winter for the rock bottom rates.

Property Amenities

This is one of the more important criteria for us when we are selecting a property and things that fall under amenities would include things like restaurants, spa, casino, service level and so on. Basically what services does the hotel offer and are they consistent with the type of experience we’re looking for.

This category is pretty subjective but generally speaking you’ll want a hotel with a good range of food options and other amenities to make your stay as convenient as possible. As long as you’re staying at the major hotel chains however, most of these things will take care of themselves unless you are super picky and require luxury amenities in which case The Wynn, Cosmo or Venetian are a good choice.