Las Vegas Hotels on the Strip

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Las Vegas Hotels on the Strip  |  the Bellagio | the Mirage | Luxor Hotel | Excalibur Hotel | Imperial Palace | Mandalay Bay Hotel | Stratosphere Hotel

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Las Vegas Hotels on the Strip

There are many hotel choices in terms of where to stay in Las Vegas but you cannot beat the convenience of staying in one that is right next to the famous Strip.

The Strip is also known as Las Vegas Boulevard South, and is the area that folks usually associate with Las Vegas. This is where most tourists spend their time. It’s roughly 4 miles long and houses the most elegant hotels in the area such as the Bellagio, the Venetian, and the Mirage in addition to the just recently opened City Center where you can find the Aria and the Vdara.

You can also find very good places to stay that are next to the strip even if you are on a tight budget, such as the Excalibur Hotel in the south, the Imperial Palace Hotel in the center and the Stratosphere Hotel in the northernmost part of the Strip.

You can think of the Strip as divided into three main sections. The most popular section would be the Center Strip where you have the Bellagio Hotel, the Mirage and the Caesars Palace Hotel. The North Strip is where you have the older hotels such as the Stratosphere Hotel and the newly opened Encore and Wynn. The South Strip is where you have the MGM Hotel, the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the Luxor, the Tropicana and the Excalibur Hotel, to name a few.

The North Strip is a little bit ghetto but it does get better as you walk towards the Center Strip. Since the whole Strip is barely 4 miles, you can really walk the whole length and enjoy yourself especially in the cooler months.

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So where are the best Las Vegas Hotels on the Strip?

There are so many but here are some options with the rack rates provided to give you an idea on the cost and where each hotel falls in the spectrum. Remember that rack rates are similar to msrp. Nobody pays msrp unless you did not do the research or advanced planning and happen to just walk in from the street to check-in. The rates you will actually pay will vary a lot depending on the season and even days of the week. A room that might go for $70 per day on a Wednesday might go for $300 per day on the weekend. As always, leverage the web to do your cost research and rate comparisons, and you are good to go.

Circus Circus
Location: North Strip
Rack Rate: $50+
This is an ideal choice if you are on a budget and would like to be next to the Strip and more important, if you are traveling with the young ones. This is one of the few hotels on the strip that you might say is still kid-friendly. As the name of the hotel implies, the theme is carnival and circus, so you have tons of arcade games and circus acts such as jugglers and trapeze artists to keep the kids amused. There is also an aerial tramway, an indoor theme park and several pools to keep the kids busy. Don’t expect much in terms of the rooms and its amenities, just remember that you are right on the Strip with all other major attractions close by, and you are paying bargain basement pricing for you room.

Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas
Location: North Strip
Rack Rate: $50+
The main attraction to staying here would be the Stratosphere Tower with its stunning 360-degrees view of Las Vegas. Thrill rides at the top of the Tower can keep your teenagers entertained. A wedding chapel is also on the premises. The Tower itself does not house the hotel rooms so don’t expect the spectacular views in your rooms. Room rates are great if you are really on a tight budget. The hotel also has a casino, a pool and a shopping arcade. The neighborhood is a bit dingy and really far from the Center Strip where most of the attractions are. On the positive side, the monorail’s last stop is right next door so you can always get an all day pass to get to anywhere on the Strip.

The Bellagio Hotel
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $160+
The Bellagio Hotel sets the standard on the Strip and is one of the most elegant and luxurious hotel you can find here. It has great restaurants such as Michael Mina, Osteria del Circo and Le Cirque on the high end and the famous Bellagio Buffet for the rest of us middle class folks. It even has an art gallery with Picassos! The lobby is gorgeous with its multi-colored glass sculptures and a conservatory of plants and flowers that gets changed to reflect the seasons of the year. Right outside is a 12-acre lake that is host to the fabulous dancing fountains which is one of the classiest production numbers in town. It’s free so don’t miss it.
Bally’s Hotel Las Vegas
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $90+
Great location but a little bit boring by Strip standards. Outside of having the best topless show on the strip, there is not much that distinguishes Bally’s from the competition. Pricing, oversized rooms and great central location are its main draw. It has a moving-sidewalk, similar to ones you see at airports, and it takes you from the Strip into the hotel. Connected right next door through a covered walkway is the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

Caesars Palace
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $120+
The Caesars Palace is almost in the same league as the Bellagio, especially after recent renovations of more than $2 billion dollars were completed. The Roman theme still sets the tone for the entire facility, with its statues and marble columns and even employees wearing togas! The rooms are huge especially those in the new towers, with some equipped with sunken tubs in the middle of the room. The new Colosseum houses major attractions such as Celine Dion, Cher, Elton John and other artists. And for those who cannot get enough shopping, there is the Forum Shopping area which is an attraction by itself with its famous name stores, its authentic reproduction of an Italian street and other famous attractions you can find in Rome such as the Trevi Fountain. Excellent restaurants such as the Spago and the Palm can also be found here.

The Mirage
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $110+
This is the one that set the standard for mega resorts on the Strip. It’s hard to miss. It’s the one with that lava-spewing volcano right in front of it. The hotel is impressive as soon as you check-in at the lobby and you see that humongous 200,000 gallon aquarium behind the reception desk. It gets better as you walk past an indoor rain forest, waterfalls and waterslides and even a Dolphin Habitat where you can play with the dolphins. The rooms are oversized especially the high floors. The restaurant selection is good with Japonais, Onda Ristorante and Kokomo’s on the high end. The Mirage Buffet is just average compared to the Bellagio and Wynn’s. For entertainment, you can always watch Love by Cirque du Soleil or Terry Fator who performs here regularly.

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $50+
Yet another choice for you bargain hunters. It’s a small facility with only 200 rooms, it’s no frills, not even a swimming pool, but it’s right smack in the center of the Strip where all the action is. Since its small, the staff is friendlier than what you may find in the fancier mega resorts. Rooms are also clean and well maintained.

Harrah’s Las Vegas
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $75+
For a few more dollars than what Bill’s Gamblin Saloon charges, it gets you into Harrah’s. It’s also on the Center Strip and the theme is carnival. It has not been renovated in a while but the rooms are large and well maintained. Gym and pool facilities are good. Restaurants are forgettable but you can always walk out to the Strip for better choices. Best thing about the hotel is its Center Strip location and the low Holiday Inn type rates.

Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas
Location: Center Strip
Rack Rate: $80+
This evokes the Vegas of the old days in terms of the blaring neon lights outside and a wedding chapel inside. The theme is art deco, there is a nice pool with waterslides for the kids and a spa area for you so you can unwind. The rooms have been recently renovated and tennis facilities are available for a good workout. Restaurants are forgettable, but the great location and the price should make this to the top of your list.
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Location: South Strip
Rack Rate: $400+
This is the epitome of class and is truly the most luxurious and elegant place you can stay in at the Strip. It’s all the way down to the South of the Strip and is very low key. The hotel is relatively small with only 400 rooms. It is connected to the Mandalay Bay by a covered walkway and is a perfect place if you want to take a break from the hectic pace of the Las Vegas Strip. It is extremely pricey but worth it. If you have stayed at other Four Seasons, expect the same pampering from the hotel staff! There is no casino in the hotel so the noise and the bustle is thankfully absent. There is the Charlie Palmer Steak restaurant on the premises if you are in the mood for an excellent meal. Your rack rate also includes use of their health club and spa facilities.

Luxor Hotel Las Vegas
Location: South Strip
Rack Rate: $65+
This is the 30-stories glass covered pyramid with the Sphinx in front that you see right next to the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The theme used to be Egyptian-centric but the last renovation has made the interiors a little bit more generic and boring. Rooms inside the pyramid still have those sloped walls and the elevators that ride at an angle are still there. Attractions include the magician Criss Angel, the Titanic artifacts and the Bodies Exhibit. A monorail connects you to the Manday Bay Hotel and the Excalibur. Location is ideal and the pricing is average.

Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas
Location: South Strip
Rack Rate: $100+
The Mandalay Bay Hotel is right next to the Luxor. It has more than 3,000 rooms, it’s kid-friendly, and has the best pool area in all of Vegas, with its wave pool and even a lazy river! Main attractions include the Shark Reef where you can see these creatures up close, the House of Blues where great bands play when they are in town, and the Lion King show for the kids. There are also really good restaurants inside the hotel including the Trattoria del Lupo by Wolfgang Puck, the Fleur de Lys and Charlie Palmers Aureole. There is a monorail that connects the Mandalay Bay to the Luxor and a walkway that connects it to the Four Seasons next door. Rooms are larger than usual for Vegas with sunken tubs on some of them. Room rates are average.

Excalibur Hotel Las Vegas
Location: South Strip
Rack Rate: $50+
A bargain hunter’s delight also. The theme is medieval with its castle facade and even a moat with a drawbridge. It has more than 4,000 rooms and a few restaurants and food court on the premises. It used to be more kid friendly in the past but is now catering to a more adult clientele with shows like Thunder from Down Under (it’s a male striptease, Chippendale type show). Kids can still enjoy the swimming pools and waterslides. It’s a little bit of a walk to get to the Center Strip but walkways connect you to nearby hotels so you do not have to cross the highways. A monorail also connects you to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay Hotel. Rooms are average, crowd is a little bit blue collar. Main attraction is the location and the room rates.

MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas
Location: South Strip
Rack Rate: $95+
This hotel is huge and the casino floor space is one of the biggest in the world. The theme is of course the movies, so rooms are decorated accordingly. The main attraction is the pool area which covers acres and acres of water space that the kids can have fun in the summer months, including a lazy river similar to that of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Restaurants are nice with a line up that includes Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Emeril Legasse’s New Orleans Fish House and Joel Robucohn’s Mansion. Entertainment-wise, you can watch David Copperfield when he performs. The monorail which goes all the way to the Stratosphere Hotel north of the Strip, starts here.

The above list is but a few available if you are looking for Las Vegas hotels on the strip. It's a very good starting point and we will add more choices in the future as we find great vacation values for you. Enjoy!