The best Vegas rooms with a view

When you’re staying in Vegas it’s all about the view, right? We’re not the brightest city from space for nothing! You may not be in your hotel room the entire time, but a great view certainly leaves a lasting impression. Now the question is choosing the best one. Check out a few of our favorite Vegas rooms with a view.


Penthouse, Palms Place

Oooh, wee! This may not be on the Strip, but the penthouse at Palms Place has a sweet view from your own balcony. You get a great view of the properties west of the Strip, including stellar close-up views of the Palms and Rio. While you’re here, why not enjoy a bottle of champagne in  your private pool?

Nobu Villa terrace, photo by Eric Laignel / Caesars Entertainment

Nobu Villa, Nobu hotel inside Caesars Palace

Justin Bieber stayed here the night of his 21st birthday. Mariah Carey also filmed her “Infinity” music video here. And we can definitely see why the Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace’s Nobu hotel is a winner.

Not only do you have super close-up views of Paris Las Vegas, you’re also directly across the street from Drai’s rooftop nightclub at The Cromwell. The view shown here is only a fraction of Nobu Villa’s rooftop patio.

Besides your choice of sprawling out on these lounge chairs or having a party in that fab corner, there’s also a whirlpool tucked in the patio’s Zen garden. Nobu Villa’s rooftop patio also has a massive barbecue pit, a dining area and a spiffy fire and water fixture. You also have the option to play your music through the outdoor speakers. And hey, if you end up winning the Powerball, a mere $35,000 a night is chump change.


Wraparound Terrace suite, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Imagine kicking up your feet here in this cozy corner with a hot cup of joe (or iced, depending on the season). We can. The 1,200-square-foot Wraparound Terrace suite at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the ideal place to  unwind and reflect on your trip.

This specific suite has three sliding glass doors that lead out onto the 480-square-foot terrace. But do you really want to know why we’d chill here all day? Since this vantage point has direct views of the Bellagio fountains, we will wait all day — every day — to see the “Billie Jean” number. The fountains actually do MJ’s signature moonwalk move, and we’d sit around just to catch that! Plus, you’re directly in the heart of the Strip so you’ll easily soak up all the energy.


Cabana Suite, The LINQ

Not only does the Cabana Suite at The LINQ come with its own patio (with direct access to pool), the view is not shabby in the least bit. Even when the pool is closed for the night, you can hang out here, have a drink and just sit and admire the gorgeous view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller wheel and the green and blue Lego-looking LINQ building. We also wouldn’t mind waking up to this every morning — the only thing between the bed and this patio is a sliding glass door.


Deluxe King room, Red Rock resort

So this is obviously not the Strip, but with this view you could probably fool people and say you’re staying near the Grand Canyon. It may seem like you’re miles away from the lights and excitement, but you’re really not. Red Rock is only 20 minutes away (15 minutes with no traffic). In addition to this peaceful view, there’s another perk. See how close those mountains are? You can see them for yourself since the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a quick, 10 minute-drive away. You can arrange transportation with the front desk.


Tower Spa suite, MGM Grand

We are loving this view of the New York skyline… OK fine, New York – New York hotel. But the floor-to-ceiling windows are simply magnificent. You can admire Neeeew Yooork (in our best Alicia Keys voice) from the stylish sectional couch or the comfort of your bed in this MGM Grand Tower Spa suite. The 694-square-foot suite also has a minibar so you know we’ll be popping bottles here.


Three-bedroom duplex, Encore

From the looks of it, you can practically high-five Wynn Las Vegas from here. You can also see most of the hotels since Encore is on the north end of the Strip. The two-story, 5,829 square-foot three-bedroom duplex is like a mansion within a hotel. In addition to the living room, the separate pool table and massage/exercise rooms also offer awesome floor-to-ceiling window views of the Strip.


Panoramic Suite, Encore

Well, what do ya know… we’re doing an encore of Encore. But can you really blame us? Their rooms are a true beauty, on top of the gorgeous views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The 700-square-foot Panoramic Suite either has views of downtown Las Vegas or the Strip. We’ll take either one, as well as that champagne flute on the desk while we’re at it.

These are surely not the only rooms in town with crazy wonderful views. Peep these other hotels in Vegas, as well as our favorite over-the-top suites, and see for yourself.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.