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Mandarin Oriental

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The Mandarin Oriental offers an ideal blend of features for your Las Vegas family vacation if you aren’t interested in gambling. This luxury hotel is smoke- and gaming-free, with on-site amenities like a beautifully low-key pool area and childcare gear like playpens and bath toys to make life easier for you.

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa

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Offering the seclusion from the Strip and providing all the various activities you could want from a Vegas resort, Red Rock is a local favorite thanks to its shockingly reasonable prices. Your family will love the resort’s famous buffet and the fact that there’s an on-site kids’ club to provide fun and childcare if you want to hit the casino.

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

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If you’re interested in taking in Vegas’ unique natural beauty and enjoying the history of Hoover Dam you may prefer the beautiful scenery of this Lake Mead resort, which provides a dramatically different experience than a hotel on the Strip. Outdoor activities and a manmade beach make this a good choice for outdoorsy families who want to avoid hustle and bustle.

Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa

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An upscale off-Strip option for families looking to preserve some of the typical features of a Vegas vacation without getting the kids in the thick of it, Green Valley Ranch offers opulent architecture, a huge pool and tons of family-friendly restaurant options on site. There’s also an on-site movie theater where the kids can stay occupied while you visit the casino.

The Mirage

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Casinos can be some great, free places to visit in Vegas, but they often require a trip through large, smoky spaces to get there. The Mirage keeps many of its fun attractions outdoors, where this isn’t as much of a concern. That draws a lot of families to the resort, resulting in a welcoming atmosphere for your kids on the Strip.

Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club Resort

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With its location just off the Strip, Elara offers the right balance if your group includes some adults who want to immerse themselves in Vegas madness. This Hilton resort has large guest suites that include kitchenettes, a great option if your kids are particular about their food or if you want to focus your spending on entertainment rather than meals.

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

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As one of the first hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard, the Four Seasons is a stone’s throw from the airport and the famous welcome sign. Aside from the convenience, this hotel caters to families with amenities like babysitters and access to the Mandalay Bay pool “beach,” a family-friendly option among the many racy daytime pool scenes in Vegas.

The Venetian

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The Venetian doesn’t have a family-friendly pool, but the hotel itself has such a theme park quality to it that your family may enjoy staying here and then heading out to do other things in the Las Vegas area to keep yourselves entertained. Another plus for families is the fact that the suites at the hotel are large with plenty of room for cribs.

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

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If your family is visiting Las Vegas to visit relatives or to check out outdoor attractions like Red Rock Canyon, your group will enjoy the fun and comforts of the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, which is located south of the main attractions of the Strip. There’s a lot for older kids in particular to do here, including an arcade and movie theater.

The Palazzo

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The Palazzo is arguably Vegas’ most kid-friendly mega resort, with thoughtful features like kids’ menus at casual restaurants on site and multiple swimming pools for active little ones to explore. Cribs and rollaway beds are both available too, which makes it possible for you to configure your room in comfortable ways.

 

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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The pool area of the MGM Grand covers 6.6 acres and includes a lazy river and a waterfall. Tons of shopping, eating and activities are available right in the hotel. It’s located right on the Strip and features kid-friendly performances of David Copperfield and Cirque du Soleil.

New York New York Hotel and Casino

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What’s not to love about a hotel with its own roller coaster and arcade inside? You and the kids will love the excitement going on inside this hotel. The restaurants are located inside “neighborhoods” that mimic different sections of New York City. Grab pizza, burgers, sandwiches and other cuisines that picky eaters are sure to love.

 

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

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Staying at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a lot like entering a fairy tale. The design is like a castle straight out of a story book. The accommodations are fit for any prince or princess too, with the Fun Dungeon, arcade, swimming pools and a medieval tournament show.

 

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

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The Shark Reef Aquarium — filled with more than 1.6 million gallons of saltwater and hundreds of different aquatic species — is one attraction that sets Mandalay Bay apart from the rest. Your kids can spend hours learning about sea turtles, sharks and crocodiles while on vacation. The hotel also has more than 20 different restaurants to choose from when your family gets hungry.

Circus Circus

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Shaped just like the Big Top, Circus Circus promises family-friendly entertainment from the moment you walk in the door. It has a theme park, circus acts and carnival games to keep kids entertained all day long. The Adventuredome is the largest indoor theme park in the country and houses the only indoor double-loop roller coaster.

Planet Hollywood

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Planet Hollywood features surfing, boogie boarding and two rooftop pools to cool off in. The hotel also has several stores so you can shop for new clothes or take home souvenirs from your vacation. Planet Hollywood features some of the hottest musical shows, with residencies from popular artists like Jennifer Lopez and the Backstreet Boys.

Bellagio Hotel

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The Bellagio Hotel is home to one of the most popular Las Vegas attractions: the fountains. These put on lighted shows throughout the day and into the night. If you’re wondering where to stay in Vegas with a family, you should book a room with a view of these fountains for around-the-clock free entertainment. There are also botanical gardens on-site to explore.