Best Classic Vegas Hotel
Most of historic Las Vegas has been imploded (often spectacularly), but at Caesars Palace you can still get a taste of it as themed Roman decadence meets classic Sin City opulence.
Best Modern Vegas Hotel
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers a blueprint for what the next generation of Las Vegas hotels will be like -- as over-the-top visually as any theme hotel but with a sexy, contemporary edge.
Best for a Romantic Getaway
No, it's not the real Eiffel Tower, but the one at Paris Las Vegas is almost as charming as the rest of this ooo-la-la themed resort, providing you ample opportunity to re-create a romantic French retreat.
Best for Families
Las Vegas is not a family destination but if you can't leave the little ones with grandma, your only choice for a major Vegas hotel is Circus Circus, where there are almost as many things for the wee ones to do as there are for adults.
Best for Business Travelers
The Las Vegas Hilton's location next to the Convention Center makes this a no-brainer from a location perspective, but the swank rooms, casino, and restaurants give it a decidedly Vegas spin.
Best Rooms on the Strip
The condo-like units at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are not only sizeable but they have cool design touches (art! real books!) and terraces offering amazing views of the Strip.
Best Rooms Off the Strip
Red Rock Resort lives up to the resort part of its name as a true desert retreat, complete with gorgeous, modern rooms that you'll never want to leave.
This one is a toss-up for us with the bigger-than-many apartment-sized retreats at The Venetian and the sumptuous luxury fixtures at Wynn Las Vegas both winning our hearts.
Best Bang For Your Buck
Almost everything you can find at a Strip hotel (nice rooms, full casino, multiple restaurants, sharks!) can be gotten at The Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas for a fraction of the cost.
Best Non-Casino Hotel
They can't get your money gambling, so they get it through high room rates, but to stay at the Mandarin Oriental is to immerse yourself in luxury.
Rooms at Encore Las Vegas will almost always be among the most expensive in town, but you'll totally feel like you are getting your money's worth, especially with the gorgeous spa, pools, casino, and other amenities at your disposal.
Best Party Spot
No place rocks harder than the Hard Rock Hotel, a long-standing party destination for the young and gorgeous (and those that want to be near them). Don't miss the sandy beach pool area, which has perfected the concept of (almost) anything goes Vegas hedonism.
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