15 Best Resorts in Nevada

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For most visitors to the Silver State, the main attraction has, and always will be, the glittering lights of Las Vegas – where fortunes are won and lost. And the pull of glamour of the iconic “Strip” offers visitors a chance to leave their lives behind, even if only for a weekend. But Las Vegas is not the only gem Nevada has to offer.

Beyond Vegas, travelers will find a state of stark contrasts, where snow-topped mountains give way to deserted lands and ghost towns. Or find a place of peace where clear lakes meet lush green forests.

So, whether you come as a pleasure-seeker or nature enthusiast, you’ll be sure to find resorts for every taste, and budget, in Nevada. Here is our pick of the best resorts in Nevada:

1. The Palazzo

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The Palazzo

As one of the most famous hotels on the Vegas Strip, The Palazzo needs little introduction. The 5-star resort features a state-of-art casino, 16 restaurants, seven outdoor pools, and four hot tubs, as well as over 50 international shops, a full-service spa, and even a 40-foot rock-climbing wall.

Each spacious room at The Palazzo offers a separate sleeping and living area, with two flat-screen TVs – one of which you will find in the oversized bathrooms. With the world-famous Venetian Resort and Casino next door, guests can also take a romantic ride down the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola.

Website: https://www.palazzo.com/

2. Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

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Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Just 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is the perfect base for those who want to experience the buzz of the city but return to a relaxing space at the end of the day.

Located in Henderson, the resort has an indulgent on-site spa and outdoor pool, and is adjacent to the Village at Lake Las Vegas – a marina and shopping complex with vast dining and drinking options.

Guests can also choose to eat at the resort’s relaxed Lagoon Bar & Grill, and charming Medici Café, or enjoy a cocktail at the Firenze Lobby Lounge. Rooms are elegantly decorated, with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding desert, and come with free WiFi and HDTVs.

Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/hilton-lake-las-vegas-resort-and-spa-LASLKHF/index.html

3. MGM Grand Las Vegas

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MGM Grand Las Vegas

One of the most synonymous names in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand is the top choice for luxury, entertainment, and gaming under one roof on the Vegas Strip.

With its famous concert and sporting venue, the Garden Arena, and state-of-art-casino, keeping entertained during your stay is easy. For those looking to relax, the tropical-themed pools and full-service spa are the perfect place to unwind.

Modern rooms offer first-class amenities and stunning views of the city, and if room service doesn’t appeal, visitors can choose from award-winning restaurants and bars featuring dishes from around the world.

Website: https://www.mgmgrand.com/

4. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

On the picturesque banks of Lake Tahoe, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers families and couples a scenic place to unwind, reconnect and indulge.

A “something-for-everyone” resort, guests can choose to take a private boat out on the lake, ski in the surrounding Sierra Mountain Range, try their luck at the Grand Lodge Casino, or relax at the Stillwater Spa. Kids between 5 -12 will love the heated lagoon-style pool, private beach, and activities at Camp Hyatt®.

Choose from rooms, suites, or cottages – which come with cozy fireplaces, breathtaking views, and those incredibly comfortable Hyatt Grand Beds®.

Website: https://laketahoe.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

5. Courtyard by Marriott Reno Downtown

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Courtyard by Marriott Reno Downtown

Enjoy accommodation on the Reno Riverfront, at Marriott’s Downtown resort. The centrally located hotel offers everything you would expect from a Marriott, with beautifully designed rooms created for both leisure and travel guests and great on-site amenities.

When you’re not busy trying your luck at the city’s many casinos or hitting the nearby slopes, relax at the Marriott’s heated indoor pool, overlooking the river, and taste some of the delicious dining options at The Bistro. Nearby attractions include the historic Virginia City, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe.

Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rnodt-courtyard-reno-downtown-riverfront/

6. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

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Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

If you’re looking for decadence in the heart of Las Vegas, look no further than the Mandarin Oriental – the Forbes triple five-star luxury hotel on the Vegas Strip.

With breathtaking views of both the surrounding desert and the city, the Mandarin Oriental is a non-gaming resort – making it the perfect place to base yourself if you want to experience the luxury of The Strip, without the crowds.

Towering 47 stories about the city, the Mandarin Oriental also has two world-class restaurants and a 23rd-floor cocktail bar with incredible views. Guests can also relax at the 27,000sq.ft. spa, with 16 treatment rooms and private couple’s suites, or simply enjoy the resort’s range of beautiful pools and Jacuzzis.

Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/

7. MontBleu at Bally’s Lake Tahoe

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Located on the border between Nevada and California, the MontBleu resort is perfectly positioned for vacations to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. This premier resort has over 400 rooms, with spectacular views of both the surrounding lake and mountains. Simply designed, rooms come with TVs, wet bars, and spacious living areas.

As well as a casino, state-of-the-art fitness suite, and indoor pool, MontBleu also features an on-site spa and a selection of boutique shops. With five restaurants and two bars, you won’t have to look far for great food and drinks, as well as regular entertainment at HQ Bar.

Website: https://casinos.ballys.com/lake-tahoe/

8. Grand Sierra Resort

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Grand Sierra Resort

The biggest hotel in Reno, the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino has almost 2000 stylish rooms and suites, a massive 80,000sq.ft. casino and a huge selection of eateries, lounges, and bars. With views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and downtown Reno, the resort provides an inclusive vacation for big gamers, families, and couples looking to experience the best that Reno has to offer.

Once you’ve tried your luck on the tables or slots, check in to the full-service spa for a luxury treatment, keep up with your exercise regime at the fitness center, or see the latest movie releases at the Grand Sierra Cinema. Kids will love the mini-golf, go-karts and, for the adrenaline junkies, you can even skydive at the Grand Adventure Land.

Website: https://www.grandsierraresort.com/

9. JW Marriott Las Vegas

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JW Marriott Las Vegas

Far enough away to offer peace and relaxation, but close enough to still easily venture into the Vegas Strip, the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is situated on 50 acres of landscaped grounds, just 20 minutes outside of the city.

Rooms have been recently renovated, and offer luxury touches including stylish marble bathrooms, private balconies, and walk-in closets, as well as beautiful views. If you don’t feel like leaving the resort but you still want to experience all things Vegas, the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa has its own, on-site casino, 10 restaurants, and a signature spa.

Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lasjw-jw-marriott-las-vegas-resort-and-spa/

10. Encore Las Vegas

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Encore Las Vegas

Located opposite the Fashion Show Mall, in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas has been named one of the best luxury resorts in the country by some of the world’s top travel publications.

Offering luxury accommodations, a casino, an award-winning spa, and a range of fine dining experiences with cuisine from all over the world, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect Las Vegas getaway at Encore. Spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offer incredible views of the city, whilst business travelers will appreciate the state-of-the-art workspace and equipment.

Website: http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

11. Peppermill Reno

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Peppermill Reno

With an AAA Four Diamond rating for excellence, the Peppermill Reno Resort has been serving guests for over 40 years. The old-world style casino and hotel offers luxury rooms and suites, with modern amenities including HD TVs and beautiful views over the Reno landscape.

As well as the casino, guests can indulge in the on-site spa, take a dip in one of the two pools or work up a sweat at the fitness center. There are seven resort restaurants to choose from, catering from fine dining to casual meals. Each of the eateries has its own theme – from nautical vibes at Oceano to jungle fever at the Island Buffet.

Website: https://www.peppermillreno.com/

12. The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

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The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the “World’s Best Hotels”, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa sits on 3,600 acres of lakeside grounds in Henderson, just outside of the city.

The spa is currently undergoing a transformation, with the new AVEDA SPA LAGO set to open this summer. In the meantime, guests can make the most of the AAA Four-Diamond Japanese cuisine at Marssa or enjoy the private beach with its popular water activities.

Rooms are generously sized, whilst suites verge on the decadent. Each comes with luxury beds, mini-bars, and resort views.

Website: http://www.westinlakelasvegas.com/

13. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

The ultimate Las Vegas luxury resort, the Four Seasons on The Strip is an Art-Deco-style hotel that offers guests direct access to the Mandalay Bay casino. There are 424 guest rooms and 81 luxury suites, most with floor-to-ceiling windows and incredible views of the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip below.

Each room has been designed to reflect both the Art Deco feel of the hotel, combined with oversized artwork and modern technology. On-site dining comes in the form of fine Italian cuisine at restaurant Veranda or Chef Charlie Palmer’s famous steak house.

Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/lasvegas/

14. Silver Legacy Resort & Casino

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Silver Legacy Resort & Casino

The newest and tallest casino hotel in Biggest Little City Reno, the Silvery Legacy Resort offers spectacular views of the city and mountains, with luxury rooms and modern facilities.

There are no less than six award-winning restaurants on-site, as well as a range of boutique shops, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

Perfectly positioned within walking distance to many of Reno’s most popular sights and entertainment venues, and just 45 minutes away from the vacation center of Lake Tahoe and Truckee ski resorts, the Silver Legacy Resort offers location and luxury for every type of holiday.

Website: http://www.silverlegacyreno.com/

15. Caesars Palace

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Caesars Palace

No list of Nevada’s best resorts would be complete without Caesars Palace – one of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip.

The huge hotel and resort complex, which has 15 restaurants, two pools, a spa and salon, golf, and a huge selection of bars and nightlife to keep you partying from dusk until dawn, has rooms for almost every budget. For those who win big, a stay in one of the duplex suites comes highly recommended – with every luxury amenity you can possibly imagine.

Don’t forget to check the events calendar before your stay – some of the biggest stars in music and showbiz have stayed and performed here.

Website: https://www.caesars.com/caesars-palace

15 Best Resorts in Nevada:

  • The Palazzo
  • Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • MGM Grand Las Vegas
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
  • Courtyard by Marriott Reno Downtown
  • Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
  • MontBleu at Bally's Lake Tahoe
  • Grand Sierra Resort
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas
  • Encore Las Vegas
  • Peppermill Reno
  • The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
  • Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
  • Caesars Palace