10 Las Vegas Resorts Popular with Guests

Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States. Sin City is a gambling and entertainment mecca that has coined the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Beautiful and lively Las Vegas resorts allow visitors to transport themselves to fantastic destinations like Paris, Venice, Egypt and more.

Las Vegas resorts can offer some of the best value for money in the United States. The slowest period of the year in Vegas typically encompasses parts of December, January and February as well as late June through August. The week prior to Christmas and the week following New Year’s is usually a great bet for bargains. Here are 10 of the most popular Las Vegas hotels according average guest ratings as well as frequency of social media posts!

Venetian (8.7 average Booking.com rating from guests)

If you love Venice, Italy or dream of visiting, the Venetian Resort offers an idyllic stay for couples visiting Las Vegas. The 5-star Las Vegas Strip resort features spacious suites, around 40 international restaurants, a modern casino and a 1.2 acre deck with 10 pools. Over 150 boutique stores encompass the Grand Canal Shoppes, offering a wide array of shopping and gift options.

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Luxurious rooms include an over-sized soaking tub with a separate glass-enclosed shower, marble counters, and deluxe toiletries. Visitors can enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian, recreating a popular way to explore beautiful Venice. The Venetian offers one of the most romantic stays on the strip, making it among the most popular Las Vegas resorts for social media posts. It is one of my favorite Las Vegas hotels to visit.

Encore (8.8 average Booking rating from guests)

Encore is one of the highest rated Las Vegas resorts, making it popular for social media posts. The 5-star hotel and casino is centrally located right along the Las Vegas Strip. It offers luxury rooms, an award-winning spa and signature restaurants. Encore’s restaurants include a variety of cuisines, ranging from classic Italian to premium steaks. The hotel features two on-site nightclubs, including XS Nightclub, which offers entertainment and a bar alongside the outdoor pools and cabanas.

Spacious suites at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas offer modern décor with floor-to-ceiling windows. All suites are equipped with at least two flat-screen TVs, a living room and a mini-bar.

Bellagio (8.4 average Booking rating from guests)

Bellagio features the preeminent fountain show along Las Vegas Boulevard, aka “The Strip.” The Fountains of Bellagio feature 1,200 water jets that fling water up to 460 feet high. The show is synchronized with music and lights, and is worth stopping out the front for photos regardless of where you choose to stay.

Fountains of Bellagio. Image license: CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED

For guests, luxury rooms feature marble bathrooms, electronic drapes, soft bathrobes, soft bathrobes, a mini-bar, iPod docking station and flat-screen satellite TV. Bellagio’s on-site dining options include Sadelle’s, Prime Steakhouse and the Mayfair Supper Club. Conference facilities, a large casino and upscale boutique shops are also housed within the hotel.

Wynn Las Vegas (8.8 average Booking rating)

Wynn is among the most flashy resorts in Las Vegas. There used to be a Ferrari Museum and dealership housed inside the property before they relocated. Luxurious rooms at Wynn Las Vegas include plush beds and large windows overlooking Las Vegas.

Entertainment options include a variety of shows, including famous stand up comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Taylor Tomlinson. On a previous visit to Vegas I’ve popped into Wynn’s posh casino to place a future sports bet (which did not win).

Aria (8.2 average Booking rating from guests)

Aria has one of the highest average booking ratings among guests who have stayed. Luxurious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, soaking tubs, a mini bar and plush robes. Additionally, guests can utilize a one-touch room control system to customize lighting and temperature.

ARIA Resort & Casino’s on-site Spa features 62 treatment rooms, offering massages, facial treatments and a full range of salon services. On site entertainment options include famous Cirque du Soleil performances.

Mandalay Bay (8.1 average Booking rating from guests)

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is home to a variety of nightlife and entertainment options including the House of Blues, as well as multiple bars and lounges. Regardless of where you choose to stay, you might decide to swing by to dance over live music.

All rooms at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino feature floor to ceiling windows, along with a seating area. Amenities include a full-service spa to pamper yourself with a massage. Mandalay Bay beach features private poolside cabanas, two outdoor swimming pools, a lazy river and a beach with real sand.

Paris Las Vegas (7.7 average Booking rating from guests)

Paris Las Vegas features a recreation of the iconic Eiffel Tower that is around half the size of the original in Paris. That alone makes it a popular hotel for social media posts. Paris Las Vegas rooms feature French décor and a marble bathroom.

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Paris Las Vegas amenities include the full service Paris Spa, a rooftop pool and an indoor shopping center. Couples can enjoy fine dining at the Eiffel Tower among 11 restaurant and 5 bar options. The recreation of Parisian experiences is a popular choice for couples visiting Sin City. Paris Las Vegas is one of my favorite hotels to visit in Sin City.

Luxor (7.4 average Booking rating)

Luxor is a pyramid shaped hotel that conjures images of Egypt. A bright beam of light shines from its peak so bright, it can be seen from space. Nurture Spa and Salon offers a full service spa with a variety of beauty treatments. A dry sauna, hot tubs and steam bath are also available at the spa.

Luxor Las Vegas. Image attribution: CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED

Luxor’s iconic pyramid design features four large seasonal pools and a hot tub. A Titanic artifact exhibition features 250 pieces recovered from the infamous sunken ocean liner. On-site entertainment options include the 75 minute adults only striptease show ‘Fantasy’, featuring 15 Las Vegas showgirls. It is a great option for bachelor and bachelorette parties along the strip.

Caesars Palace (7.4 average Booking rating)

Caesars Palace is one of the most popular Las Vegas hotels for social media posts. The luxury hotel and casino offers a central Las Vegas Strip location, featuring an upscale spa, celebrity-owned restaurants, 7 swimming pools and The Forum Shops. Omnia nightclub and Cleopatra’s Floating Barge offer multiple options for cocktails and a lively night in Las Vegas.

The Qua Baths & Spa offers an extensive choice of massages, facials and body treatments. They feature unique spa experiences like a Roman Bath hydrotherapy circuit. Their Arctic Ice Room, where man-made snow falls on spa guests as they relax on heated benches are also available for guest relaxation.

Planet Hollywood (7.6 average Booking rating)

Planet Hollywood offers a movie themed experience in Las Vegas. Luxurious guest rooms feature movie memorabilia, spacious bathrooms and 42-inch plasma-screen TVs. Directly connected to the hotel, the Miracle Mile Shops feature over 170 upscale stores, 15 restaurants and 3 live theaters. Planet Hollywood also a full-service spa and two outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs overlooking the Strip.

Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. Especially if you visit during the offseason, you can get great value on your stay. The slowest period of the year in Vegas typically includes parts of December, January and February as well as late June through August (which is quite sweltering outside the air conditioned resorts). The week prior to Christmas and the week following New Year’s is usually a great bet for bargains. 

There is a huge variety of entertainment and experiences to suit many tastes in Sin City. I tend to prefer the destination themed hotels, as they recreate a variety of exciting faraway experiences. But there really is something for almost everyone at Las Vegas resorts.

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  • Alex Kallimanis

    Alex Kallimanis is an award winning travel journalist and travel planner who has visited 67+ different countries, including all 27 European Union countries across all continents except Antarctica. He has resided around the world, living in countries like Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland for over 7 years combined. Currently residing in the Tampa, Florida, area with his wife Bell, he still spends much of his time in Europe as a dual Greek citizen. Alex is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in history, and was the president of Phi Alpha Theta (Honors History Society) during his senior year there. Alex is an avid enthusiast of sports, spas, delicious food, the outdoors, craft beverages, history and culture.

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