10 Best Las Vegas Casinos

There’s arguably no place more transporting than the Las Vegas Strip. After all, it’s the only place in the world where, within convenient walking distance of wherever you’re staying, you’ll find the Eiffel Tower, Lago di Como and an Egyptian pyramid. Much of this began as schtick, of course, but the race to accommodate an increasingly well-traveled and cosmopolitan visitor has spurred a new era of hospitality in Las Vegas. Today, the best hotels in Las Vegas are some of the most unique and wondrous properties in the world, while the city continues to roll out some of the most extravagant entertainment (Sphere, anyone?) in the country.

There’s no shortage of places to stay in Sin City, and our selections cover a range of distinctly different travel experiences; what’s good for you and the kids is not ideal for a sexy weekend a deux, for instance. Those looking for a high-end stay will fall in love with Wynn Las Vegas (and its sister resort Encore). If you plan to enjoy a live show at the 580,000 square foot Sphere, the Bellagio Resort is conveniently located near the venue. And if you’re looking for a transcendent spa, the recently opened Fontainebleau Las Vegas will knock your socks off. Below, our selections for the best hotels in Las Vegas for 2024.

Las Vegas is home to dozens of dazzling casinos that attract millions of travelers hoping to win big. But with so many options, narrowing down the crème de la crème of casinos is no easy feat. In addition to offering a wide array of slots and table games, the best casinos are those that go out of their way to make guests feel like ultimate VIPs, explains Fora travel advisor Celine Mahdavi. For example, she says, “They should be greeted immediately once they are seated at a table or machine.”

Addie Bell, founder and CEO of Jetset & Travel, an independent affiliate of SmartFlyer, echoes these sentiments, telling Travel + Leisure, “Friendly and attentive service is paramount.” Similarly, choosing a casino “that instills comfort and confidence during your gaming experience” is a must. 

With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the 10 best casinos in Las Vegas, both on and off the famous Strip. 

Durango Casino & Resort

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About 10 miles off the Strip, Durango Casino & Resort made its debut in December 2023. The $750 million property features 83,000 square feet of gaming space — with more than 2,300 slots and 60-plus table games — as well as a race and sportsbook. Durango also boasts a 25,000-square-foot food and drink hall, aptly called Eat Your Heart Out, which is home to an outpost of New York City’s beloved Prince Street Pizza. In addition to the 11 dining outlets here, there are seven bars, restaurants, and lounges, along with 209 contemporary rooms and suites that provide a calming reprieve from the bustling casino.

Best Located Hotel In Las Vegas: Nobu Hotel At Caesars Palace

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An impeccably designed penthouse within Nobu at Caesars Palace. Barbara Kraft/COURTESY

Nobu Hotel At Caesars Palace

Who Will Love It: Travelers who want a boutique experience with all the benefits of a massive resort

All-Star Amenities: In-room dining made by Nobu chefs; large suites

What Not To Miss: Rare sakes in Nobu Lounge; beer brewed for Nobu at Japan’s Hokusetsu brewery on Sado Island

Caesars Palace is a behemoth (it has nearly 4,000 rooms and suites spread over 85 acres), but Nobu Hotel is a little pocket of Zen. Guests of the 182 room hotel in the former Centurion Tower–Nobu Matsuhisa’s first hotel–receive the special attention they’d expect from a precious boutique property. An elevator bank accessed through a simple Japanese portal takes guests to the hotel-within-a-hotel. During a 2022 renovation inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, designers gave the hotel a warmer, more residential feel. If you’re splurging, you can book the 10,000-square-foot Nobu Villa (also recently refreshed), which comes with butler service, limo transportation, a garden and whirlpool, and a VIP omakase dinner at Nobu restaurant just downstairs. You may never want to leave your new Vegas cocoon.

Bellagio Las Vegas

A colorful slot machine at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino
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According to Fora travel advisor Jane Henzerling, the Bellagio Las Vegas casino is “elegance personified.” She notes, “There’s usually a good range of table minimums, the craps table is almost always lively, and if you’re near the Petrossian Bar, you can hear strains of the wonderful piano music there.”

Meanwhile, Mahdavi says, “The casino has one of the most opulent baccarat areas that Las Vegas has to offer, and the Club Privé high-limit lounge offers guests a rich whiskey program and fine cigar selection for the ultimate experience.” 

The World’s Best Award-winning property is also renowned for its entertainment — including “O” by Cirque du Soleil, which Van Aken describes as “the grand dame of shows in Vegas” — and restaurant offerings. “One of my favorite things to share with my clients is dinner at Picasso or Prime Steakhouse and then a glass of wine or dessert on the patio overlooking the fountain,” says the travel pro.

Encore Las Vegas

Entrance to Encore Casino
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Adjacent to the Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas has its own casino spanning more than 70,000 square feet. The elegant space features 95 table games and 860 slot machines. High rollers can head up to the Sky Casino for sweeping views of the Sin City skyline — keep in mind you’ll need at least $300,000 to bet here. Another World’s Best Award winner, this expansive property also houses 2,000-plus rooms and suites (each one more than 700 square feet). For the ultimate splurge, Bell recommends staying in a Tower Suite, which comes with “private entrances and dedicated concierges who deliver exceptional experiences.”

Best Hotel For Nightlife In Las Vegas: Encore At Wynn Las Vegas

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The luxurious outdoor pool at Encore.Courtesy Wynn Resorts

Encore At Wynn Las Vegas

Who Will Love It: Nightlife seekers who want to live it up lavishly

All-Star Amenities: Luxury cabanas at Encore Beach Club; an unrivaled nightclub scene; floor-to-ceiling windows in every room

What Not To Miss: Attending a comedy show at the Encore Theater; paying tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes with an order of Frank’s Clams Posillipo at Sinatra; the Nalu Body Ritual at the Spa at Encore

While it may be the sister resort to Wynn Las Vegas, Encore has carved out a stellar reputation all its own. Its luxe accommodations cater to those who enjoy the finer things in life, from the lavish cabana-lined pool to the stunning hotel room views afforded by floor-to-ceiling windows. But perhaps what makes Encore stand out the most is its bar none nightclub scene. Notable DJs such as The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and Diplo bring visitors flocking to the XS Nightclub on a regular basis. The Encore Beach Club, too, is frequently bumping with dance music, starting in the afternoon and lasting deep into the night.

Those seeking a truly unforgettable, restorative experience need only step foot inside the Spa at Encore, an exotic retreat with offerings including the Polynesian-inspired Nalu Body Ritual and the couples-focused Encore Escape. If you’re craving an upscale dining experience, opt for the Italian restaurant Sinatra, which—you guessed it—pays homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes (and even features the legendary crooner’s Academy Award). Low-key eateries include the pan-Asian Wazuzu and Jardin, which serves up farm-fresh dishes in a breezy conservatory setting.

Wynn Las Vegas

Casino in Wynn Las Vegas
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Spanning approximately 110,000 square feet, the casino at Wynn Las Vegas comes highly recommended by Mahdavi. “From high-limit salons to its variety of 1,800-plus slot machines, this casino has so much to offer players,” she says. Additionally, “Guests can enjoy a state-of-the-art race and sportsbook as well as poolside gaming.” The stylish decor is equally spectacular, with beautiful blooms and artwork setting the scene for an upscale gaming experience. Beyond the casino, this T+L reader-favorite hotel offers world-class entertainment and nightlife, designer shops, an array of gourmet eats (including Wing Lei, the first Chinese restaurant in the U.S. to earn a Michelin star), and more than 2,700 luxury rooms and suites.

Best High-End Hotel In Las Vegas: Wynn Las Vegas

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Wynn Las Vegas features spacious, recently remodeled accommodations.Robert Miller/Courtesy Wynn Resorts

Wynn Las Vegas

Who Will Love It: The unapologetically glamorous

All-Star Amenities: The Strip’s only golf course; poolside blackjack tables; the contemporary Spa at Wynn; Wing Lei, the first Chinese restaurant in North America to receive a Michelin star

What Not To Miss: Shopping on Wynn’s esplanades; securing a waterfront table at SW or Lakeside; the floating pagoda table at Mizumi

The opulent Wynn redefined the resort casino concept when it opened in 2005 with its sun-dappled atrium gardens, floral mosaic floors, private lakes and waterfalls, and the Strip’s only golf course, a par 70 championship course designed by Tom Fazio. The resort’s fans are so devoted, many no longer say they’re going to Vegas, but to Wynn. Other resorts might rest on their laurels, but Wynn and sister resort Encore are in a constant state of glamorization. In 2022, Wynn unveiled a $200 million renovation of its nearly 2,700 Wynn guest rooms and Wynn Tower Suites. The masculine 1940s look is achieved with custom-designed furniture, warm wood accent walls, custom-designed etageres and Cubist-like artworks.

Once you scoop your jaw off the floor, you’ll want to devour the resort’s intriguing dining and lounging scene. Delilah, a supper club reminiscent of the city’s mid-century golden era, is one of the toughest reservations to secure in town. Beautifully dressed patrons dine on wagyu beef Wellington and Alaskan king crab in a stunning room anchored by 40-foot-high cast brass palms (think Havana’s El Tropicana circa 1950). Also check out a trio of stunning new cocktail venues, including the witty, Regency-inspired Overlook Lounge; Bar Parasol, a paean to the gilded European jet set lifestyle, and Aft Cocktail Deck, inspired by yachting life. Look out at the Lake of Dreams with a Monaco seaside spritz cocktail and you’ll swear you can feel the ocean breeze.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Slot machines in The Cosmopolitan
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With floor-to-ceiling glass walls and postcard-worthy Strip views, the 100,000-square-foot casino at this swanky World’s Best Award-winning hotel is a favorite of Las Vegas local Stefanie Van Aken of RSMLVTravel, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel. She describes the vibes here as “always good and exciting.” She adds, “You can walk through the casino floor and feel like you are a part of the action.” In addition to classic table games, there are more than 1,000 slot machines, including an exclusive High Limit Slot Lounge. The sleek BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge, complete with its own sports bar, massive LED video walls, dozens of TVs, and 20-plus poker machines, is also noteworthy. Don’t leave without grabbing a drink at the always-buzzing, multistory Chandelier, a bar with prime people-watching. Before or after gambling, have a bite at one of the on-site restaurants. Per Van Aken, the hotel offers “a great dining program, with Zuma, STK, and the new La Petite Maison being the livelier of the group.”

Aria Resort & Casino

Seen from the sidewalk, people are seen inside the Aria Resort and Casino
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The 150,000-square-foot casino at this World’s Best Award-winning resort features a 24-table poker room, approximately 2,000 slots, and an abundance of table games ranging from roulette and baccarat to Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. Go big or go home at the High Limit Lounge, where you can sip cocktails while playing. Afterward, retreat to the 80,000-square-foot spa for some pampering, soak up the sun by one of the sparkling swimming pools, or sit down for a celebratory meal at one of several popular eateries like Carbone or Catch. For the ultimate splurge, reserve one of the highly coveted Sky Suites, which offer VIP perks like a private concierge plus exclusive access to a private lounge and pool.

Best Hotel For Couples In Las Vegas: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

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An exterior shot of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.Courtesy Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Who Will Love It: Sanctuary seekers

All-Star Amenities: A traditional Turkish Hammam; yoga and Pilates classes; personal concierges available 24/7

What Not to Miss: High tea in the 23rd floor lounge; sweeping strip views from the spa’s vitality pool loungers

Entering through a private motor court and into the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas’s arrival foyer immediately evokes a sense of still refinement. You may well forget you are in Las Vegas—until you arrive onto the 23rd floor sky lobby and are gobsmacked with panoramic strip views from 17-foot floor to ceiling windows. The sense of calm here remains pervasive—the property is strictly non-gaming and non-smoking. And couples in particular will appreciate the hotel’s many intimate experiences, be it a table for two at Vegas’ most coveted high tea, a mixology experience within the Sky Bar or a private cabana surrounding one of three pools and two hot tubs on the 8th floor aquatic deck.

The entire 7th and 8th floor is devoted to wellness, with a two-story spa proffering everything from a private Hammam for two, a duet massage and even red-light therapy. Personal concierges are also on hand to secure bookings throughout the city, including appointments to private shopping salons at the super luxe and neighboring Shoppes at Crystals. Wind down in one of their newly renovated art deco meets California mod rooms fitted with deep soaking tubs and panoramic vistas of the strip and surrounding mountain landscapes.