Diana Edelman

Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is slowly getting in on the boutique hotel action, delivering fun, quirky, upscale places to rest your head for all budgets.

Vegas hotel rooms are anything but cookie-cutter. From the opulent to the retro, Vegas temporary digs come in all shapes and sizes. With hundreds of different options to choose from when planning your Vegas vacation, why not opt for a room that isn’t your typical box? With an exclusive feel, impressive design and creative rooms, plus nooks and crannies to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, these are our favorite boutique hotels in town:

THE STRIP

Cromwell

Cromwell Room

Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

The first stand-alone boutique hotel on Las Vegas Blvd., The Cromwell. The 188 plush rooms here are modeled after Parisian apartments, so they’re heavy on the rich, bold colors and vintage touches, like hardwood floors and furniture. Indulge in a steamy rain shower and unwind with complimentary coffee and tea service on the first floor. But, it isn’t just the rooms that lay on the charm here. The hotel is home to celeb chef Giada’s first Vegas outpost, as well as Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub for some party action (with killer views) at the 11th floor rooftop pool. In addition, guests are invited to fancy welcome drinks with the hotel’s GM every Friday and Saturday from 5 – 6 p.m. where Moet and Chandon are poured, plus a cozy breakfast every morning.
3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas 89109 (702) 777-3777 caesars.com

Hotel32

While Hotel32 may have been born under unfortunate circumstances (anyone remember that fire that broke out on the top floors of Monte Carlo in the mid-2000s?), today the top levels of Monte Carlo offer a change of scenery from the normal. With an exclusive elevator on the casino floor, the mood is set for the guests staying in one of the 50 rooms on the top floors of the property. The hotel offers a private lounge complete with complimentary drinks, breakfast snacks and more are served. It’s the little touches at Hotel32 which make this boutique property stand out. There’s an on-floor suite assistant to cater to your needs like turn down service or restocking the mini bar, free clothes pressing and shoe shines (‘cause we all know how scuffed those shoes get while gaming), and lush Kiehl’s amenities in the bathrooms. Rooms offer luxurious 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a fridge stocked with items at your request.

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas 89109 (702) 730-7777 hotel32lasvegas.com

Sky Suites at ARIA

Sky Suites Penthouse

One Bedroom Penthouse at Sky Suites. Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Housed within the AAA Five Diamond ARIA — one of only 121 hotels in the world to be bestowed with this impressive designation — the Sky Suites are decadence, plain and simple. It all starts at the airport with a complimentary limousine ride to the private porte-cochère, where guests are personally greeted and check-in at a private lounge to gain private key elevator access. Room options range from a 1,050 square suite to an exclusive luxurious 7,000 square foot Sky Villa, with plenty in between. Guests can relish in the twice-daily cleaning, some of the poshest bathroom in town (think whirpool bath, ARIA spa products and more), plus fresh flowers, a Plug and Play laptop and one-touch control of the room. Guests can also enjoy an exclusive lounge with a daily wine and cheese pairing, private Sky Pool, a no-wait line pass to The Buffet and ARIA Cafe, and much more.

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 89158 (877) 580.2742 ariaskysuites.com

Nobu

Another hotel-within-a-hotel, the 181-room Nobu is tucked into Caesars Palace. Freshly renovated and rebranded, this section of the property is designed by the famed David Rockwell Group to give guests a Far East zen experience. Rooms are decked out with Asian art, tap into feng shui and evoke exactly what the hotel sets out to do: create a sanctuary from the hustle below, complete with herbal sleep oil and the necessary tea selection. All guests get priority seating at the Nobu Restaurant, which is the grandest of all of the chef’s outposts, as well as 24-hour in-room dining that includes Nobu delicacies.

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 89109 (702) 785-6677 caesars.com

Skylofts at MGM Grand

Elevated 29 and 30 floors above the city, Skylofts inside MGM Grand offer 51 two-story modern apartments. It’s the little things about the places here that set this property apart, like the pillow buffet offering 15 different types of pillows to give you the perfect night’s sleep, and steam rooms … in your bathroom. It’s the VIP life here, which begins when guests are picked up in a Rolls-Royce Ghost limo and taken to a private hotel entrance where they meet their butler (who happens to be on call all day/night to cater to those random Vegas needs). While the flats are posh and some even offer two-story terraces with a plunge pool for your own after-hours partying, it’s the bathrooms which are the main selling point here. Unwind in the infinity tub or immersion shower, or give your butler the heads up to draw up a bubble bath and pour some champagne. Guests also receive complimentary access to MGM Grand’s fitness facilities, personalized stationery and other decadent touches.

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 89109 (702) 891-1111 skyloftsmgmgrand.com

OFF STRIP

Palms Place

Studio Bedroom at Palms Place

Studio Bedroom at Palms Place. Photo Courtesy of The Palms.

One of three towers creating the Palms experience, Palms Place offers a respite from the casino and crowds. This boutique property features contemporary rooms with plush furniture, hardwood and marble flooring and comes in a variety of offerings from a standard guest room to two bedroom suites complete with fireplaces. A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award, the amenities here sell the rooms. Palms Place is home to Drift Spa and Hammam (think co-ed steam bath!) and the chill Palms Place Pool. When you are ready to party walk on over to the main Palms tower which features a plethora of dining and entertainment options including Ghostbar Dayclub and the much larger (and wilder) Palms Pool area.

4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, 89103 (702) 932-7777 palms.com

HRH Tower

The newest addition to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the HRH Tower, which owners poured more than $750 million into. The 374-suite tower evokes a private, upscale ambience with an exclusive registration and lobby area. Keeping true to the brand, music is the theme which runs through the property and room feature photos of musicians, as well as wall panels to dock iPhones to listen to your own tunes. Guest rooms here offer luxurious bedding and “Tea for Two,” also known as cast iron tubs-for-two in massive bathrooms. Ever so rock’n roll, select suites are modeled after bands like Sex Pistols and Nirvana. Guests have access to all HRH amenities like pools, Reliquary Spa (one of our favorite spas in Las Vegas), nightlife and dining options contained within the complex.

4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, 89169 (702) 693.5000 hardrockhotel.com

Rumor

Rumour Boutique Hotel

Photo Courtesy of The Siegel Group

Across the street from the Hard Rock is the low-lying Rumor. Re-purposed as a boutique hotel in the early 2010s, the $4 million makeover offers a Palms Spring vibe in the heart of Vegas. The 150 suites envelop a courtyard and offer a quiet setting which makes guests feel like they’re not in Vegas, but a tranquil, posh place elsewhere in the world. Rooms are cozy, cool and modern and include balconies, soaking tubs and floor-to-ceiling glass terrace doors to let in that Vegas sunshine. Amenities include the bright and airy Addiction Restaurant, a gorgeous bar, as well as a cabana-laden pool and hammocks (which basically don’t exist in Vegas). Rumor gets bonus points for being Fido friendly and even offers a special Yappy Hour for your four-legged friends every third Thursday of the month.

455 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, 89169 (877) 997.8667 rumorvegas.com

DOWNTOWN

El Cortez Cabana Suites

Downtown has been rebirthed, and with that comes some sweet new boutique hotels, like El Cortez’ Cabana Suites. Located in the heart of the Downtown action (AKA Fremont East District), the 64 rooms here are fresh and fun with vibrant pops of color. These retro rooms all offer 42” flat screens, iPod docking stations and luxurious linens. But, let’s face it; the major appeal of the Cabana Suites are the proximity to all that is cool Downtown. Guests here have access to all El Cortez amenities, including the Italian old school restaurant, Siegel’s 1941, as well as entry to the fitness center and a complimentary glass of wine.

651 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, 89101 (702) 385-5200 elcortezhotelcasino.com

Oasis at Gold Spike

Part adult-playground (literally, adult playground) and all fun, Gold Spike has created a new sort of destination in Las Vegas: a hipster paradise, complete with a full selection of craft beers, restaurant and an outdoor garden where grownups can act like children and engage in favorite past times like cornhole. The non-gaming property also offers a place to crash at the neighboring “Oasis”, a completely remodeled Travel Inn Motel. Here, there are no alarm clocks. No telephones. It’s about the experience. The 44 individually designed “crash pads” include spa-like showers, flat screens and more. Plus, it’s become a haven for those looking to combine work with pleasure. From it’s co-working space in the Living Room to an area where guests can spin their own vinyl, plus a gym and pool, it’s all about getting the most out of your Vegas vacation.

217 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 89101 (702) 768.9823 oasisatgoldspike.com

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