Where To Stay in Las Vegas: Seven New Hotel Rooms on the Strip and Downtown

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Where to stay in Las Vegas? Shining neon lights, plush penthouse suites and no holds barred attitudes await, but can be downright difficult to chose a Sin City room among the new skyscrapers and classic kitsch. Whether you're in the mood for sexy or sweet, here are the best new rooms across the Strip, and one Downtown near iconic Freemont Street.
Because it's a city that never sleeps, Vegas is changing constantly and it can be difficult to know where to stay in Las Vegas. But with the new properties come fantastic new experiences – chic high-rise style rooms, personal concierges, and original artwork everywhere. So, with all of these affordable luxury touches, which hotel to choose? There's something for every type of personality here, in our recommendations for the very best new hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, and one Downtown near Fremont Street.

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Where To Stay in Las Vegas: Seven New Hotel Rooms on the Strip and Downtown

The Aria might be tucked inside of the epic City Center property like a little hidden gem, but if you're looking for a place to stay that's big on sophisticated luxury, this new kid on the block is for you. Aria's chic contemporary rooms feature extra-large bath products and a fun mini bar full of tech-friendly adapters, sexy adult kits and yummy treats. Right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows you'll find another treat: a spectacular view of City Center's gorgeous water feature designed by the people who brought you the Bellagio's water show.

While You're There: Viva Elvis, the latest Cirque du Soliel, stars a troupe of Elvis dopplegangers putting an electro spin on the King's hits - a total must-see. After you catch the show, put on your walking shoes. The City Center campus is a wealth of original works of art. Aria's concierge desk will provide you with maps that lead you through the casino, shopping center and hotel grounds to find each and every sculpture.

Caesars Palace, as iconic to Vegas as Old Blue Eyes, knows their guests. When the resort redid the rooms of the Augustus Tower they had simple luxury in mind. Marble bathrooms, extra cozy linens and coffee machines that will bring caffeine fans to their knees all adorn the renovated standard spaces.

While You're There: Do as the Romans did and spend a day luxuriating in Qua, the Roman bath and spa on property where visitors strip down for a bevy of steam rooms, including cedar and arctic. Then take a breather in the group Jacuzzi, or soak up the ambiance of the communal roman bath. Want to stay in Las Vegas like a rock star? At check-in request an upgrade to the Emperor's Suite. Yep, that's the one featured in 'The Hangover,' and an upgrade at check-in will cost you $1,000 more instead of $3,000.

A true family favorite, there's no better place to stay with the kids in Sin City than Circus Circus and the hotel's recently renewed West Tower is the best budget bet on the Strip. Tall beds with brand-new plush mattresses, silky linens, flat-screen tv's and marble desks feel super luxury but come with the same old familiar Circus Circus rate.

While You're There: Grab your kids, or your kids at heart (we won't tell) and hit the infamous Circus Circus arcade. while you're having PG-rated fun with skeeball and video games, real circus performers sail across the sky, suspended above the gaming floor.

The most talked about property in town, The Cosmopolitan is living up to all the hype. Four different types of shiny, sexy rooms await you, all very posh and high design, outfitted in wall and sculpture art and hip mini-bars chocked with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and dried fruits. Go wild without loosing it all on the gaming floor by playing with more quirky touches like colored pencils, featured front and center on every desk, and iPod plug-ins. Need a breather? wrap-around terraces with stunning mountain views will do just fine.

While You're There: There is no shortage of amazing things to do on this property - you might need your whole vacation to see it all! But start exploring with your taste buds; there's a hidden New York style pizza spot on the second floor. On the second floor you'll find fun in the form of vintage cigarette machines that dispense pint-sized art instead of nicotine. Finally, mixed drinks at Vesper Bar are a perfect way to end the night. The constantly changing slideshow of digital columns at the nearby check-in lobby are just a sweet bonus.

Want less sleek design and more old school Vegas? The El Cortez has garnished a ton of attention for it's punchy renovated rooms. The cabana suites here come with 42" flatscreen TV's, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet — and that's just the standard room. But don't mistake this adorable stay with the recent crop of luxury pop-ups. Proudly sporting a flashing neon sign just steps from Freemont Street and a stable of hip locals bars, El Cortez is the real deal for a real steal.

While You're There: Downtown Las Vegas is a often ignored by Strip visitors and those who haven't been by since the Freemont Street Experience started ziplining guests past it's hotels. But this is where the real Vegas spirit lives, where the trendy young locals go, so make like a native and break out your wallet for a no-frills nightcap at Don't Tell Mama where a staff of multi-talented bartenders croon everything from Billy Joel to Lady Gaga all nights of the week. Or, find your new favorite outfit at The Attic where designer and vintage fashions play nice together.

Haven't heard of center-Strip Hotel32? That's because it's a true Vegas hidden secrets. 50 deliciously funky and spacious rooms live up on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo; yes, the floor that suffered an unfortunate fire a few years back. Instead of renovating the affected rooms in their previous dressing, the smart staff outfitted these lucky spaces like a lush boutique. Inside the room hydrotherapy soaking tubs and enormous flatscreens entertain, and out of the room a personal concierge awaits to customize your stay, from airport pickup to lending iPhones equipped with a concierge app. If you insist on personal touches and exclusive experiences, there's no better stay in town.


While You're There: The Monte has upped the stakes on its dining, including two modern but fun eateries. Don your chopsticks and grab a plate of amazing dim sum at Dragon Noodle Co. where the kitschy ambiance encourages Asian cosplay. But save some space for d.vino's exceptional gelato, a truly sweet end to any meal.

What could be better than a weekend in one of Planet Hollywood's glam rooms? How about a stay in a Hollywood-inspired suite tower right next door? All 56 gleaming floors of PH's Westgate Tower invite you in with a personal check-in lobby including a bar and private pool, bedside jacuzzi, full kitchenettes, projector-screen entertainment systems and push-button room technology. No one would blame you for calling in for room service and spending a night admiring the Strip views from the floor-to-ceiling windows all suites sport.

While You're There: Speaking of room service, give the nightclubs of Vegas a break and pick an on-demand flick. Westgate's concierge will bring up a Movie Night Package filled to the brim with candy, popcorn and sweet treats for $25 among a long list of freshly prepped deli and comfort food favorites.

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