3 Of The Best Casino Hotels In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is like marmite, you either love it or hate it. When Mr W and I first visited, we didn't know quite what to make of Vegas but the more we visit the more we love this vibrant city! It's an incredible place, and some would argue the entertainment capital of the US. Often thought of as an adult Disneyland, in Vegas, the casinos are at the heart of the city and every good hotel has a casino, but casinos hotels are also much more than that - they are complete destinations in their own right.

Let's have a look at the best casino hotels in Vegas, and why I think they are the best.

The Venetian

The Venetian hotel is a luxury hotel that is part of the complex that includes the Pallazzo hotel and the Sands expo centre. One of the largest hotels in the world, you would never realise it as the service is impeccable, our bags were in our room within 10 minutes of arriving which is no mean feat when you consider this hotel has over 4000 rooms. Each room is also a suite and blends old world charm with modern facilities. It was quite a delight to go into the huge bathroom and as well as a marble bath and shower, find a television as well as a phone! 

What I love about this hotel as well is that it is stunningly beautiful. Architecturally influenced by Venice in Italy, when you wander around the complex you come across Venetian landmarks such as St Mark's Square complete with a pretend twilight sky and street entertainers, and the marvellous structure that is the iconic Rialto Bridge. Also, who cannot be thrilled by the Venice inspired canals, complete with gondolas? A trip on one of these with a singing gondolier is one of the best luxury experiences in Las Vegas.



The casino floor at the Venetian is vast, spread over two floors. With a huge selection of slots and video poker, a world-class poker room, a race and sportsbook section and loads of table games you will have fun here that's for sure.

You are also spoilt for choice with the numerous restaurants from Celebrity chefs such as Thomas Keller and Wolfgang Puck. Other restaurants of note including the well known Grand Lux Cafe where you can eat with a view of the canals, and southern table and bar restaurant Yardbird, where you can have amazing fried chicken and waffles.  For drinks, there are no less than 5 cocktail bars as well as the TAO nightclub. Entertainment includes the Human Nature Motown tribute show as well as Madame Tussaud's waxworks Las Vegas. Shopping at the Grand Canal Shoppes is a pleasure, with over 160 stores including Pandora, Hugo Boss, Coach and Tommy Bahama, and don't forget to try out the extensive pool area to relax in when you are here.

The Cosmopolitan


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas or the Cosmopolitan for short is a world-class hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Each room has been newly renovated and its urban style appeals to chic travellers all around the world.  Often cited as some of the best rooms in Vegas, many have views of the Las Vegas Strip, with the best rooms having a breathtaking view of the Bellagio fountains.

What I loved about this hotel was its perfect placement set on the middle centre strip by the Bellagio and Paris hotels. It's super modern, cool and has the wonderful Chandelier Bar on three levels for cocktails with a difference.


The casino floor at the Cosmopolitan has a range of classic table games from Texas Hold Em to Three Card Poker, slots have everything from 1 cent machines to 500 dollar machines and race and sportsbook uses the latest betting technology. If you are new to the game world you need to know that there are etiquette tips that people follow, from changing money to chips to the etiquette of tipping and what to wear. 

With 16 restaurants including all-day breakfast place Egg Slut, one of the best buffets in Vegas at Wicked Spoon with curated portions, and trend-setting Beauty and Essex there are plenty of food options here too. There are also three distinct pools with a day club featuring amazing pool parties. Entertainment includes a rooftop ice rink in the Winter whilst The Chelsea is a 40,000 square foot concert and event venue for holding the best concerts and events. If you are looking for a fantastic spectacle of a show be sure to catch Opium an adults-only show by Speilgelworld. The Cosmopolitan appeals to the young and young at heart, and those that like a designer edge to their Vegas hotels.

The Bellagio


The last of my three best casino hotels in Vegas is definitely the Bellagio. The Bellagio in Las Vegas is a AAA five diamond resort again set mid strip for a great location but slightly back from the street, with the glorious Bellagio fountain dancing on the huge lake every day. This stunning luxury hotel based on the village of Bellagio in Italy seems to blend traditional and modern details seamlessly and design details include unstated elegance combined with bold colours.

What I love about this hotel is its grandeur and luxury with the Roman-inspired interior design and of course the best free show in Vegas, the Bellagio fountains.   It's a very calm environment with excellent service you cannot fault. The Bellagio also has seasonal displays in the conservatory and botanical garden which are always worth a look, and a team of 120 people work diligently on the displays. Christmas displays include huge polar bears, and giant snowflakes, for example, with over 2000 flowers decorating the area.



The casino floor at the Bellagio hotel is again vast, and many professional poker players favour their Bobby's Poker Room for its high stakes. The table games compete with the best in Vegas and include Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, and more.

You will never get hungry at the Bellagio with 20 restaurants on property including world-class cuisine at Le Cirque and Spago Italian restaurant by Wolfgang Puck with a view of the fountains.  Shows include 'O' by Cirque Du Soleil and resident singers include Cher and Lady Ga Ga.  Designer shops at Bellagio include Chanel, Dior and Prada, whilst jewellery lovers will love Harry Winston and Tiffany and Co. The Bellagio appeals to those that want a luxury environment with some of the best restaurants on property and designer shopping galore.

So here are 3 fo the best casino hotels in Las Vegas. Have you ever visited Vegas? Do you agree with my choice?

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15 comments

  1. Wow, These all totally scream out luxury, while having fun! Though I must admit, I have never actually been in a Casino

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  2. The Venetian hotel looks so interesting! I am wondering whether they have managed to re-create the Venetian atmosphere there?
    PS I love the 'Las Vegas is like marmite' bit! :) x

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    1. Yes to some extent. The gondoliers sing opera and there are street entertainers.

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  3. Scott and I have always said we want to go to Las Vegas For a casino weekend for years . Will definitely be having a nosey at these places :)

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    1. Stay at The Venetian, you won't be disappointed.

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  4. This looks amazing, this is on the list on of the places we would like to visit one day.

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  5. They all look like wonderful places to stay whilst indulging in the fascinating glow of Las Vegas. I would find it tough to pick which one to stay at!

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    1. You can always stay at more than one. We are going to do this next time.

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  6. I'm yet to go to Vegas but I would LOVE to go. Think I'd like to stay at the Bellagio because of the fountains! xxx

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    1. You get a great view of the fountains at the Cosmopolitan too.

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  7. My husband went to Vegas for his and his friends 40th and they stayed at The Bellagio - I have told him he is not going back without me

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  8. We just moved in here at Las Vegas recently and it's been a roller coaster ride. Those places sounds amazing and if we ever have time, we could visit them someday.

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