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Las Vegas Hotels

Hotels in Las Vegas are generally destinations in their own right. Room rates are increasingly competitive, though prices vary, with higher prices usually coinciding to Las Vegas' milder spring and autumn seasons, holidays and special events. The hotel sales tax in Las Vegas is 12%.

The Las Vegas hotels below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over $150)
Moderate ($100 to $150)
Cheap (under $100)

The prices quoted above are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes unless otherwise specified.

Luxury

Bellagio

A true Vegas icon, the AAA five-diamond Bellagio hotel and casino was designed with beauty (and a particularly sumptuous brand of luxury) in mind. The hotel is located on the Strip but separated from it by a driveway and a lake, featuring more than 1,000 water fountains. The hotel is also well known for its botanical gardens and a fine arts gallery. Bellagio's 3,933 guest rooms and suites are as impressively plush as you'd imagine, and priced depending on how good a view you have of the fountains.

Address: , 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 693 7111.
Website: http://www.bellagio.com

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

With a stellar location on the Strip, attentive service and the best rooms boasting balconies overlooking the Bellagio's water fountains, The Cosmopolitan has deservedly become one of the top-rated hotels in Vegas since it opened in 2010. Rooms are sophisticated, modern and spacious, and amenities include a casino (of course), a nightclub, restaurants, rooftop pools and a spa. Make sure to have a cocktail in the bar built inside a giant chandelier featuring two million Swarovski crystals.

Address: , 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 698 7000.
Website: http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

The Palazzo

Another to offer five-diamond luxury (Vegas has more hotels with this top industry rating than anywhere else in the USA), The Palazzo opened at the end of 2007 and has already earned a reputation as somewhere that takes bling and exclusivity to suitable heights. It's an all-suite property with a European influence and the largest standard accommodation on the Strip, and offers no fewer than 38 dining options to boot, shared between it and its sister next door, The Venetian.

Address: , 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 607 7777.
Website: http://www.palazzo.com

Moderate

Green Valley Ranch Resort

Located in Henderson, a short drive outside of Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort puts the focus on pampering and provides a break from the pace of The Strip. The resort is a rambling Mediterranean hacienda and houses eight restaurants, a cinema and a European-inspired intimate casino. The main buildings open onto the pool area with a small sand beach and private lounging beds in a more modern European setting.

Address: Henderson, 2300 Pasco Verde Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89052
Telephone: +1 702 617 7777.
Website: http://www.greenvalleyranch.sclv.com

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

An inventory of over 5,000 rooms makes the MGM Grand one of the big players in terms of volume, but they've done their best to retain some character. Black-and-white movie photos adorn the guest rooms, and the art deco furniture also helps. Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Tom Colicchio add their names to the top-class dining rooms. The casino is gigantic, with Cirque du Soleil among the entertainment options.

Address: , 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, LV 89101
Telephone: +1 702 891 1111.
Website: http://www.mgmgrand.com

Palms Casino Resort

The Palms is one of the newer hotel/casino resorts in Las Vegas, and caters to the young, moneyed celebrity and wannabe crowd. Chicago's famous Ghostbar has a franchise here, and is one of the gathering spots for the rich and beautiful. Guest rooms feature the usual amenities as well as the not so usual, including private outdoor Jacuzzis and an on-resort palm-reader.

Address: , 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Telephone: +1 702 942 7777.
Website: http://www.palms.com

Cheap

El Cortez Hotel

One of the more modest casinos in Las Vegas, El Cortez's roots actually go back to the era of 'Bugsy' Siegel, one of the city's founders. These days, this Las Vegas hotel advertises a modest selection of rooms with furnishings that are generally simple but comfortable. The friendly atmosphere and central location to downtown attractions have long been one of the draws, despite it now being outmatched by the grandiose casinos of the Strip.

Address: Downtown, 600 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, LV 89101
Telephone: +1 702 385 5200.
Website: http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com

Fremont Hotel

It may not have an Eiffel Tower outside or a Grand Canal running through it, but the Fremont has a longer-standing claim to be one of Las Vegas's best-loved landmarks. Now the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, when it was built in 1956 it was the first high-rise hotel in the downtown area. Its history might be long in the tooth (for this city), but the 447 spacious guestrooms are regularly renovated and modernised.

Address: , 200 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: +1 702 385 3232.
Website: http://www.fremontcasino.com

New York New York Hotel and Casino

This 2,000-room resort and casino is easy to spot: it's the one with the Statue of Liberty out front, standing proudly beside a miniature Brooklyn Bridge. Rooms in its Empire State and Chrysler Building towers are large, well-appointed and can be surprisingly good value. If you pick upon the faint sounds of screaming coming from outside, don't be alarmed. It's adrenaline junkies hurtling around the full-size rollercoaster that loops around the perimeter.

Address: , 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, LV 89109
Telephone: +1 866 815 4365.
Website: http://www.nynyhotelcasino.com

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New York New York Hotel and Casino

This 2,000-room resort and casino is easy to spot: it's the one with the Statue of Liberty out front, standing proudly beside a miniature Brooklyn Bridge. Rooms in its Empire State and Chrysler Building towers are large, well-appointed and can be surprisingly good value. If you pick upon the faint sounds of screaming coming from outside, don't be alarmed. It's adrenaline junkies hurtling around the full-size rollercoaster that loops around the perimeter.

Fremont Hotel

It may not have an Eiffel Tower outside or a Grand Canal running through it, but the Fremont has a longer-standing claim to be one of Las Vegas's best-loved landmarks. Now the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, when it was built in 1956 it was the first high-rise hotel in the downtown area. Its history might be long in the tooth (for this city), but the 447 spacious guestrooms are regularly renovated and modernised.

El Cortez Hotel

One of the more modest casinos in Las Vegas, El Cortez's roots actually go back to the era of 'Bugsy' Siegel, one of the city's founders. These days, this Las Vegas hotel advertises a modest selection of rooms with furnishings that are generally simple but comfortable. The friendly atmosphere and central location to downtown attractions have long been one of the draws, despite it now being outmatched by the grandiose casinos of the Strip.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

An inventory of over 5,000 rooms makes the MGM Grand one of the big players in terms of volume, but they've done their best to retain some character. Black-and-white movie photos adorn the guest rooms, and the art deco furniture also helps. Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Tom Colicchio add their names to the top-class dining rooms. The casino is gigantic, with Cirque du Soleil among the entertainment options.

Green Valley Ranch Resort

Located in Henderson, a short drive outside of Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort puts the focus on pampering and provides a break from the pace of The Strip. The resort is a rambling Mediterranean hacienda and houses eight restaurants, a cinema and a European-inspired intimate casino. The main buildings open onto the pool area with a small sand beach and private lounging beds in a more modern European setting.

Palms Casino Resort

The Palms is one of the newer hotel/casino resorts in Las Vegas, and caters to the young, moneyed celebrity and wannabe crowd. Chicago's famous Ghostbar has a franchise here, and is one of the gathering spots for the rich and beautiful. Guest rooms feature the usual amenities as well as the not so usual, including private outdoor Jacuzzis and an on-resort palm-reader.