Every traveler yearns to stay in a room with a view. And in Las Vegas, the scenes from your window can be unforgettable. In addition to the city’s spectacular skyline and the majestic mountains surrounding the valley, you could behold dancing waters, a laser light and music show or a lava-spewing volcano. Although gambling is a way of life here, don’t leave your view to chance. Book a room in one of these 10 hotels to get the best vistas (going above and beyond the rest!) for your buck.
Request This Room: One-Bedroom Sky Suite
The Details: A sojourn in one of these plush 1,050-square-foot suites – outfitted with 42- and 52-inch LCD HDTVs, custom mattresses, Egyptian cotton linens, contemporary furnishings, wet bars and state-of-the-art work stations – will put you in true fantasy territory for an experience that is priceless. Overlooking the mountains, the world-famous Strip and the greater Las Vegas valley, you can use the integrated one-touch in-room technology to part the curtains and let it all in!
Rates: Starting at $450 a night
Request This Room: Resort Deluxe Lake View Room
The Details: These newly renovated rooms in the main tower put 510 elegantly appointed square feet at your disposal. Thanks to the view of the resort’s eight-acre lake, you’ll have a front-row seat to gaze at the Fountains of Bellagio. A complimentary water show plays every half hour Mon. – Fri. from 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat. – Sun. from noon – 7 p.m. and every 15 minutes nightly from 7 p.m. – midnight. It’s choreographed to the music of Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and other legendary recording artists. The soundtrack will be broadcast concurrently in your room on TV channel 31 during the water show.
Rates: Starting at $229 a night
Request This Room: THEsuite
The Details: The 43-story all-suite resort adjoined to Mandalay Bay puts you in the heart of the action in this buzzing city. Here the standard one-bedroom suites, measuring 725 square feet, have everything: multiple flat-screen TVs, separate living areas, marble floors, granite counters and wet bars. For most people, though, it’s the jaw-dropping view of the Strip from the north-facing rooms (where you can see the light at the top of the Luxor pyramid!) that is the icing on the cake. Or you could request the more low-key, but equally iconic vistas looking toward the mountains and the sprawling Mandalay Bay Beach pool complex.
Rates: Starting at $200 a night
Request This Room: Jacuzzi Suite
The Details: You’ll be in the lap of luxury in this 630-square-foot suite that is kitted out with a hot tub and a wet bar. It overlooks the resort’s indoor Mystic Falls Park, which boasts enchanting waterfalls, meandering streams, live trees and sounds of nature. If you peer out of your window at 6, 8 or 10 p.m. nightly, you can watch “Sunset Stampede,” a free laser, light and water show choreographed to a stirring score by the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rates: Starting at $110 a night
Request This Room: Standard Strip View Deluxe
The Details: This 410-square-foot studio-style room comes with the resort’s signature Elite Sensational pillow-top beds and numerous amenities, but it’s the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows that is sure to wow you. Not only will you have a fantastic vantage point on the celebrated Las Vegas Strip, but you’ll be perfectly positioned to feel the heat when the volcano at The Mirage blows its top. Eruptions – not just of smoke and lava, but also of flames synchronized to music – begin at 6 p.m. nightly and occur every hour on the hour through 11 p.m.
Rates: Starting at $160 a night
Request This Room: Deluxe Room
The Details: The accommodations at this resort situated in the northwest corner of the city are the very definition of “rooms with a view.” Their distinctive décor is designed to reflect the serene splendor of the surroundings – the dramatic red rock formations at nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In addition to the full-length windows and color palette comprised of natural desert hues, each room boasts a 42-inch plasma TV, an iPod jack and high-quality linens.
Rates: Starting at $175 a night
Request This Room: Wraparound Terrace Suite
The Details: You’ll delight in panoramic views of the city’s skyline from this fabulous 1,200-square-foot suite. Although stocked with everything you could desire to feel right at home – imagine a full-service kitchen, a washer/dryer combo, a stylish living room and a dining area – it’s the sliding glass door that opens onto a 480-square-foot terrace where you’re most likely to spend your time. In fact, your private terrace, which is furnished with an extended loveseat and ottoman, is the perfect platform to take in the display of all of Vegas’ pomp: the neon, the marquees and the millions of glittering lights in the night sky.
Rates: Starting at $330 a night
Request This Room: Rush Tower Junior Corner Suite
The Details: Located in downtown, the resort’s Rush Tower opened in 2009 and was designed to bestow the ultimate in modern-day luxury accommodations. There are 70 junior corner suites that offer a variety of memorable views – including the Las Vegas Strip (to the south), the Spring Mountains (on the horizon to the west) and The Tank, the Golden Nugget’s outdoor swimming pool that is home to an aquarium filled with sharks! Many of these suites also provide a dramatic perspective of Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision light and sound show.
Rates: Starting at $129 a night
Request This Room: Lake View King Room
The Details: This resort, which sits about 17 miles east of the Strip, evokes Old World charm and features Tuscan architecture. The hotel’s base-level 486-square-foot rooms are anything but standard, with top-of-the-line linens, feather beds, opulent bathrooms and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. More than all these things combined, it’s the beauteous views of the 320-acre manmade lake that will bring you peace and joy. Tip: The best of the lake view rooms are located in the Ravella’s “Bridge wing,” which has been designed to look like the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.
Rates: Starting at $179 a night
Request This Room: Prestige Bella Suite
The Details: This elegant resort, the sister property to The Venetian, has views fit for royalty as part of its Prestige level accommodations. Situated on the 23rd floor, guests of these 720-square-foot suites will be able to indulge in breakfast, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the exclusive Prestige Lounge, in between luxuriating in their own private collection of amenities, such as a sunken living room, multiple flat-screen TVs and a spacious bathroom with a Roman tub and separate shower. From both the lounge and the suite at this palatial hotel in the heart of the Strip, it’s impossible to miss the Sirens Cove at Treasure Island, the volcano at The Mirage, the half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and much, much more.
Rates: Starting at $319 a night