3 Best Accommodations in Las Vegas
With travel restrictions easing up and vaccine rollouts reducing COVID-19 infection risks, the city of Las Vegas expects tourists both local and international to pour back into the city for the holiday season. Authorities predict busy weekends as resorts report higher bookings, occupancy, room rates, and ticket sales, an influx of activity attributed to the events and concerts lined up for the coming months.
If you want to join in on the party, the city offers many different accommodation options for people of any budget or taste. Below are some of them.
Residence Inn Las Vegas Airport
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Hotels don’t need to be located in the Las Vegas Strip to offer quality experiences. The Residence Inn Las Vegas Airport trades the Strip’s incessant hustle and bustle for a quainter luxury experience, as it stands in the middle of lesser-known dining and entertainment establishments. Such a location gives easy access to all the typical Las Vegas excitement the Strip offers, while still affording its guests a quiet night’s sleep. Being situated near the airport, it’s also just a short drive away from the city’s major transportation hubs. A ride on a Greyhound Bus can take you out of state to one of the nation’s most renowned natural attractions, the Grand Canyon. Tourists that want to experience all that the Southwest has to offer can book a room at the Residence Inn.
Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
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Another quality off-strip hotel is the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The place is known for its Brazil-inspired casino, which stands at a whopping 100,000 square feet and was designed to resemble the streets of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. It even includes the world-renowned 24-hour poker rooms frequented by celebrities the likes of Matt Damon. In fact, Rio played host to this year’s World Series of Poker tournament, which is one of the biggest and most talked-about gaming events worldwide. Each year, tens of thousands of the world’s best poker players meet up at WSOP, and the privilege of hosting it is a testament to the quality of Rio’s facilities. For 17 years, the event filled up the hotel’s expansive Convention Center with cash games, satellites, and most of all, 88 exciting multi-day, bracelet-awarding events.
But gaming isn’t the only brand of entertainment Rio provides. The hotel also hosts multiple iconic Vegas shows, including Rock of Ages, Chippendales, and Penn & Teller. At the top of the hotel lies the popular VooDoo nightclub, which is home to the VooDoo Zipline, a thrill ride that allows daredevils to swing on a cable strapped between two of the hotel’s towers. With such exhilarating entertainment options, the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino is best for guests who love a little risk.
The Venetian Hotel
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Guests seeking a unique Vegas experience should book a room at the legendary Venetian Hotel. Modeled after the famous Italian city, the Venetian boasts of intricate European-style structures, complete with man-made canals lining its makeshift streets. Inside, an opulent gaming center awaits, offering one of the world’s most expansive selection of video poker and slot machines. The casino also boasts of a 10,000 square foot sportsbook, complete luxurious seats, a massive video wall, and food and beverage options. Every year, the Venetian even hosts the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, a two-month-long series of poker tournaments that welcomes players of all skill levels.
Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of the Venetian Hotel, however, is its culinary options. With nearly 60 restaurants in total, the Venetian offers a diverse range of cuisines and dining experiences, be it luxury five-star restaurants or casual eating or fast food. Guests will find no shortage of cultural decadence, from Sichuan classics at Mott 32 to Peruvian-Japanese fusions at Ricardo Zarate’s Once. Given its celebrations of diversity, the Venetian Hotel is the perfect stay for both the adventurous and the sophisticated.
Las Vegas offers many accommodations. From quietness at the Residence Inn to adventures in risk at the Rio All-Suites to unique cultural encounters at the Venetian, the city that never sleeps has an experience for everyone.