With so many hotels along the strip or even in downtown Las Vegas, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one for spring break. In fact, Sin City has more than 150,000 hotel rooms.
While hotels with a party atmosphere are abundant, even travelers who aren’t into the party scene will find accommodations that fit their needs and lifestyle, too. Whether you’re a college student looking for a week of gambling, a foodie looking to indulge in some of the best dishes in the country, or a family looking for a getaway off the Strip, there’s a Vegas hotel for every type of spring break traveler.
Best budget-friendly hotel: MGM Grand Las Vegas
Travelers looking for a budget-friendly hotel option will want to check in at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, where room prices start as low as $69 a night. The Studio Tower at the hotel has been recently remodeled, and Studio King rooms are perfect for two people looking for a place to crash after enjoying the strip. Larger groups will enjoy the Grand Two Queen Strip View, which can accommodate four people and has a fantastic view of the city.
The hotel has four pools, a sports lounge, Topgolf, nightclubs and an onsite spa. When it’s time to hit the town, guests don’t need to go far because the hotel hosts plenty of entertainment including performances by Jabbawockeez, David Copperfield and Cirque du Soleil. Of course, no visit to Vegas is complete without dining at a restaurant that’s owned by a celebrity chef. At the MGM Grand Las Vegas, travelers can savor Asian cuisine by Masaharu Morimoto or California-inspired plates by Wolfgang Puck.
Best luxury hotel: Wynn Las Vegas
Live in the lap of luxury at Wynn Las Vegas, and its hotel within a hotel concept, Encore Las Vegas. The hotel has 10 restaurants, including an Italian spot that serves as an homage to Frank Sinatra and a modern supper club called Delilah. Guests staying at the resort have access to multiple pools and hot tubs, which are more laid back than the typical Vegas pool party scene. Wynn Las Vegas also boasts two spas, an 18-hole golf course and a SoulCycle Studio. Those who are into wellness and fitness can also take part in TB12 classes, which were pioneered by football legend Tom Brady and his body coach Alex Guerrero.
After exploring all that the hotel has to offer, get cozy in the recently redesigned rooms. The Wynn Panoramic View rooms give travelers a view of Las Vegas from the 28th floor or higher and are a whopping 640 square feet, making them some of the most spacious standard rooms in Las Vegas.
Best foodie hotel: Caesars Palace
There’s no limit to the fantastic food in Las Vegas, but true foodies will want to stay at Caesars Palace, where there is an abundance of dining venues to choose from. Fans of Gordon Ramsay can dine at his Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, where the chef’s famous beef wellington is on the menu. Other celebrity chefs who have restaurants here include Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. The Bacchanal Buffet is always a hot spot for guests looking for a variety of food items ranging from dim sum to vegan options.
The rooms at the hotel are spacious and have nods to Roman-inspired architecture. Many of the rooms have views of the strip or the fountains just outside of the hotel. Choosing a room should really be determined by what you want to do at the hotel, besides trying all of the food. The Laurel Collection rooms are close to the pool and lobby, while the casino is close to the Julius Deluxe Rooms. Along with spacious rooms and ample dining, there are seven pools, a fitness center, a spa, and WiFi available for guests.
Best hotel for parties: The Cosmopolitan
In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, travelers will find The Cosmopolitan. Here, the party never stops. At the Marquee Dayclub, music, food and water all come together for an over-the-top experience. Day beds and cabanas are available for groups looking for a space that’s just for them at the party. And when night falls on Friday and Saturday, the day club turns into an outdoor lounge with a live DJ. At The Chelsea, the resort’s concert venue, guests can see acts ranging from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.
To keep the party going, book a three-story Bungalow room, which has an ideal poolside location. If being close to the party isn’t a necessity, the City Rooms offer a more relaxed experience with views of Las Vegas and space for four people.
Best hotel for multi-generational travel: Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Families looking for a hotel in Las Vegas that’s not on the Strip will want to look into Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. The resort is at the edge of Red Rock Canyon, where guests can explore the great outdoors before heading to the hotel for an evening of dining and gambling. Families will enjoy rolling strikes at Red Rock Lanes, where 72 lanes of bowling open for late-night play, or diving into the pool. When the adults need some alone time or want to hit the casino, drop the kids off at the Kids Quest center, where kids can play and enjoy time with other children their age.
Rooms here range in size from single king bedrooms to villas and penthouses. Multi-generational families will find that the Grand Villa Suites offer an abundance of space at over 3,000 square feet. This villa also has a pool table, a 75-inch TV, a private patio and a plunge pool.
Best spa hotel: Vdara Hotel & Spa
Those looking for pampering while in Las Vegas will love the Vdara Hotel & Spa at ARIA Las Vegas. The all-suite hotel boasts rooms that are optimized for wellness. With the Stay Well Premier rooms, guests are privy to enhanced air purification, complimentary access to the Cleveland Clinic’s online programs, a vitamin C shower infuser, a sound machine and dawn simulation lights, plus the rooms are cleaned with non-toxic products.
The adults-only Spa at Vdara spans two floors of the hotel, and guests can pick from various treatments. Before any services, spa guests are able to use the spa lounge, steam room, sauna and whirlpool at their leisure. There is also a plunge pool with heated loungers, the latter of which will melt away any tension and help guests relax before treatment even begins.