Recognized as one of the most- popular tourist destinations in the U S, Las Vegas has over 130,000 hotel rooms – more than any other American city. This number is expected to continue increasing. Visitors to the city can choose from an extensive range of accommodations that caters to every budget and taste. From fantasy inspired mega resorts to convenient motels, and from fully-equipped apartments to cozy inns, Las Vegas has it all.
The larger resorts in the city feature attractions such as casinos, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping promenades. There are also many non-gaming hotels, mostly clustered around the Convention Center, designed with the family or business traveler in mind.
Outdoor enthusiasts can access any of the many campgrounds and RV parks.
Las Vegas hotels are known for their quality accommodations and range of amenities, which can be extensive. Travelers can use the diamond TT rating system as a guideline. Every accommodation, from the one-diamond motel to the five-diamond resort hotel, is rated for service, cleanliness, and facilities offered.
Most of the opulent resorts in Las Vegas are located along the Strip or downtown, and showcase theme-based attractions, such as Egyptian pyramids at Luxor and circus acts at Circus Circus. The newer hotels such as Wynn Las Vegas, however, rely less on gimmicks and more on amenities, tempting guests with full-scale health spas, upscale shops, fine restaurants, and star-quality entertainment.
Bellagio, for instance, is a European-style confection of polished marble and beautiful flowers, which has an unparalleled selection of prestigious restaurants and high-end retailers.
Many of the “older” Strip hotels, such as Flamingo and Caesars Palace, have also undergone expansions in an attempt to modernize, while successfully retaining a pre-corporate charm that hints of old Las Vegas.
The downtown casino-hotels also provide lavish accommodations, although their dining and entertainment options are more limited than those on the Strip. Since a large number of hotels offer various amusements as means of attracting guests, their amenities often supercede their guest services.
As a result, with a few lively exceptions that include the mega resorts, most Las Vegas hotel rooms tend to offer clean and modern accommodations, but nothing that would rival a Bellagio.
CHAIN HOTELS AND MOTELS
In addition to the unique gaming resorts, Las Vegas is home to a range of national chain hotels and motels, any one of which provide efficient service in comfortable surroundings at moderate prices.
The most popular chains include Holiday Inn, Best Western, Ramada, and the Marriott. Visitors will also find good value at suite hotels such as Residence Inns, Courtyard, AmeriSuites, Budget Suites, and Embassy Suites, which offer separate living rooms and attached kitchenettes for a little more than the cost of a basic hotel room. Moreover, chain hotels have a central reservation system that can help you find a room at peak times. Motels usually provide rooms that are accessible from the parking lot and are often the only option in outlying getaways such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire Park, and Boulder City.