Regardless of where you are on Las Vegas Boulevard, the flashing signs and bright lights make for a memorable spectacle. And while there are many places along the Las Vegas Strip that offer great opportunities to check out the activity, if you want a room with a view, make a reservation at one of these hotels.
Trump International Hotel
Trump International Hotel is technically located off of the Strip, and that’s exactly why it offers one of the best views of Las Vegas Boulevard. It is the only hotel that looks south, straight down the Strip, so you can actually see everything below without actually being a part of it. It has the added bonus of being the third tallest building in Las Vegas, so the view is basically uninterrupted by other structures.
For the best viewing opportunities: Book a room that faces south. Typically, the rooms on the higher floors offer the best views. In the suites, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer the most picturesque backdrop, which can be enjoyed from just about anywhere in the room, including the bathtub.
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
With a room in the right part of Mandalay Bay, guests can enjoy the looking north up the Strip to the point where it curves a bit to the east. Highlights of this view include the Eiffel Tower of Paris and the bright green MGM Grand.
For the best viewing opportunities: Guests staying in the Vista Suites at Mandalay Bay, located on floors 31, 32 and 33, can soak in every angle of the neon city with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular 180-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and Mandalay Beach. For those staying at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, Strip-facing V Suites offer enticing views with the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Located right in the center of everything that’s happening on Las Vegas Boulevard, Planet Hollywood has many rooms that look across the street to the Bellagio or north or south toward other properties located nearby. Large windows are a given in the newest suites in the tower.
For the best viewing opportunities: Planet Hollywood’s Hollywood Hip rooms and Resort Vistas offer either city views or views of the Bellagio Fountains. All of the Strip Suites and Panorama Suites face either the city or the fountains as well. Boulevard Suites face the city and Fountain Boulevard Suites face the Bellagio. The Apex Suites are the best spot for views of the Strip, however, as these are the only rooms at Planet Hollywood that offer both city and fountain views since they are right in the middle of the building.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan is the only resort on Las Vegas Boulevard with terraces. For this reason alone, the views are much more spectacular than those of many other hotels. Having the opportunity to turn at least 180 degrees to see the city’s highlights—not to mention the ability to hear the activity below and feel the evening heat on your shoulders—makes this resort a favorite.
For the best viewing opportunities: Reserve a wrap-around terrace on the northeast corner of the building, or book a room that looks north over the Bellagio. From here, you’ll be able to see performances by the Fountains of Bellagio that most people will never experience.
Though it’s located south of the Las Vegas by several miles, M Resort offers stellar views looking north into the city, which includes an expansive panorama of the Strip. In addition to great observation points in many of the rooms, the Veloce Cibo restaurant, located on the 16th floor, is one of the best places to see the city from afar.
For the best viewing opportunities: This boutique hotel is situated in a way that is specifically designed for the view, so about 70% of the rooms have Strip views. All of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photo credit: Trump International Hotel, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan, M Resort Spa Casino 2011