We were blown away with how much we enjoyed visiting Las Vegas with kids. When researching the best hotels for kids in Las Vegas I found a lot of the hotels targetted at families had really mixed reviews. After finding a great deal on a hotel website I settled on staying at the Venetian Hotel on the Strip.
With so many hotels to choose from in Las Vegas recommending only one hotel seemed like a disservice to my readers so I asked other family travelers to tell me about their favorite Las Vegas hotels and apartments to stay at when visiting Las Vegas with babies and children.
Tips for staying at a Las Vegas Hotels with kids
- Don’t forget the resort fee, this is a fee which is often not included in the booking price at payable at the hotel.
- Children can walk through casino areas but cannot stop to watch.
- Some hotels have adult-only pools, check that the family-friendly pools will also be open.
- Some hotels close their pools over winter.
- Ask for a non-smoking room.
- Request a room away from the elevator, even though you will have to walk further you will be pleased not to have party-goers walking past you room at all hours.
- Ask for the minibar to be locked or removed if you don’t plan on using it.
- For the best prices on discounted tickets to shows check on Vegas.com
- Check here for tips on traveling with a baby to Las Vegas
- For what to do in Las Vegas with kids read this.
- This post includes free and cheap things to do on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Favourite Las Vegas resort of Amanda from Patsey Family Travels
There are so many choices for hotels when visiting Las Vegas with kids both on and off the strip.
Our favorite place to stay with kids on the Las Vegas strip is Mandalay Bay. This hotel is located at the southern end of the strip in Las Vegas and is separate from the majority of the streetside hustle and bustle in the city.
The Mandalay Bay is a very family friendly resort in that it has one of the best pools in all of Las Vegas. The multiple pools include a lazy river and a wave pool with a sandy beach.
In addition, it is at the Mandalay Bay hotel where you will find the Shark Reef Aquarium. This small aquarium is perfect for some indoor fun at the Mandalay Bay with kids. My kids loved seeing all the sea life, especially sharks!
The hotel is also attached to the shops at Mandalay Place which had some fun stores to visit, and good family friendly restaurant options. Even though Mandalay Bay is not close to the main Las Vegas strip entertainment area, it is still a do-able walk or quick Uber ride to the more busy areas!
Park MGM Las Vegas
Favorite Las Vegas hotel of Maggie from Milana Travels
Living less than an hour flight from Vegas, we travel here often with our daughter. On our most recent stay, we stayed at the Park MGM Las Vegas, which is great for families with young kids. We had a large suite, which is great for families with young kids.
When you stay at the Park MGM, you can use the pools at their sister properties, MGM and Mandalay Bay. MGM has a very kid-friendly pool area with a lazy river and a shallow kiddie pool that’s perfect for even the younger kids. Mandalay Bay is a pool area that includes a zero entry pool, a man made beach and shallow pools for kids to play in.
Park MGM is located in the middle of the strip, making it easy to walk to so many kid-friendly attractions. M&M World, the flamingos at the Flamingo hotel and the amusements of NYNY are just a short walk away. Vegas is a great destination for families with young kids, there are so many attractions both on and off the strip. Your whole family is bound to be entertained!
The Jockey Club
The favorite of Sinead from Map Made Memories
We stayed at The Jockey Club located a short one minute walk from The Strip on a side street and right next door to The Bellagio and The Cosmopolitan hotels. We chose this hotel as we wanted somewhere a little quieter for our kids to stay in Las Vegas. The Jockey Club is predominantly a timeshare resort with regular residents so it is not a party hotel. Plus we wanted to have a kitchen so we could self cater as this is the main way we keep travel costs down for our family of five. The Jockey Club has ample parking on-site and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Our room was immaculately clean and spacious. We had a one-bedroom suite with two huge queen beds, a living room with a queen-sized sofa bed and a well-equipped kitchen – better than most Airbnbs we have stayed in! It even had a full-sized oven! Though we did not use them during our stay, The Jockey Club also has a pool, health club and sauna. It was affordable, clean and safe and convenient for all the attractions of Las Vegas.
Tahiti Village Condominiums
A favorite family-friendly condo of Liana from Insider Families
Las Vegas is a reasonable drive from our home state of Colorado. So, a couple of years ago when we were in serious need of some vitamin D after a long, snowy winter we planned a family getaway to Las Vegas.
The first step was to locate a family friendly hotel. I reached out to a friend living in Las Vegas and she recommended Tahiti Village condominiums.
Tahiti Village is a timeshare condominium property located just off the Las Vegas strip. The condos are not high end, but are spacious and well stocked for a family. Most importantly, the pool areas were clearly designed with children in mind. There’s a sandy beach entry to the main pool. Plus there’s a lazy river for a leisurely float through landscaped fountains.
Another perk here for families is the lack of a casino with the lingering smell of smoke. We’d take sand toys and beach balls over smoke any day of the week. Tahiti Village offers a shuttle service to the strip. But if you have a car as we did, it is a very short drive in. When we return later this year for the Meow Wolf Las Vegas opening, we’ll certainly stay here again.
Recommended by Stacey from Adventure by 3
On our recent 3-week US trip, we had 1-night to stay in Las Vegas. We wanted to stay on or near the strip to make the most of our time there, however, with 3 young children, we didn’t want to be walking them through casino floors all the time.
As a family of 5, we needed a room big enough to accommodate us comfortably, yet also be affordable. After much research and deliberation, we chose the Polo Towers due to its location, no casino, and being within our accommodation budget.
Located just off the strip, it is an easy 1-minute walk to all the action on Las Vegas Boulevard. Check-in was a breeze (no queues!) and the kids were given coloring-in books and crayons from staff members while they waited. Our 2 bedroom suite was spotlessly clean, spacious and very family-friendly, including a full kitchen equipped with everything we needed to cook up a meal. Another perk was the free guest laundry available (including free washing powder in our room), so I was able to catch up on some much-needed laundry that night.
I was unsure about how the kids would enjoy Vegas, but they loved it. We walked the strip in the evening, admired the Bellagio fountains, and watched a Cirque de Soleil performance. We just wish we had more time to enjoy all that Vegas has to offer!
Recommended hotel of Catherine D’Cruz from We Go With Kids
Our family stayed at Caesars Palace a few years ago when our kids were 6 months, 4 and 7. We flew into Las Vegas and spent three nights at Caesars before our side trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona.
We chose Caesars because of the pool and central location on the Strip. It was an easy to walk to the Venetian, the Bellagio, Paris and also to watch the volcano show at the Mirage.
Caesars may be one of the older properties on the Strip, but it has been well maintained and renovated and now includes the Forum shopping complex. And, the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis is modeled after Roman baths and very opulent with statues and columns throughout the complex. Only one of the six pools in the complex were open during our February visit, but it was the perfect setting for my daughter’s first dip in a pool.
We also did not have to travel far for some delicious meals. Our favorite buffet on the Strip is the Bacchanal Buffet, which is located in the resort.
The kids got a thrill looking at our pictures a few years later after we had traveled to Italy with the kids recognizing the replica of the Trevi Fountain that we posed by and all the Roman statues. Our family was very comfortable during our stay at Caesars and would certainly recommend it to other families.
Hilton Grand Vacation Suites
Located on the South end of the Las Vegas strip, the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites offer families a variety of amenities, the perfect location, as well as very large accommodations.
This family friendly hotel offers regular hotel rooms as well as 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites. You will be comfortable no matter which you choose.
We chose a one-bedroom suite which had an enormous room with a full kitchen to include a full size refrigerator, large TVs in both the bedroom and living room as well as a pull-out couch in the living room.
Downstairs the hotel offers a complimentary laundry room or a paid laundry service, ATM machines, a fitness room, by-request pack-n-plays, and even high chairs. You will also be able to enjoy any of the 3 whirlpool spas, basketball court, and a gorgeous pool.
If you’re wanting some serious pampering, check out their on-site spa, Eforea. There you can enjoy nail treatments, facials, makeup, waxing services and you are also able to enjoy romantic couple’s spa packages. For your convenience, there are 3 on-site choices for dining; The Lobby Lounge Bar, Marketplace or Waves Pool Bar and Grill. Parking on the property is valet for $18 a day or self-parking in the on-site garage for $13 per day.
The Venetianis located at the top end of the Las Vegas strip opposite Treasure Island and adjoining the Palazzo hotel. It is an easy walk to Circus, Circus, Caesars, the Bellagio and Paris Hotel
The Venetian is themed as a replica of the Italian floating city with an indoor gondola, fountains and sky painted ceiling. It might sound quite tacky but we actually enjoyed walking around in the air-conditioned comfort, watching the boats and listening to the gondolier’s sing.
The Venetian is an all-suite hotel meaning that the rooms are spacious, some of the largest on the strip. Our room had 2 double beds and then stepped down into a living room. The rooms have a minibar (on a sensor so tell the kids not to touch anything). There is no coffee machine and Fridges are only available for rent, this really annoyed me but we managed to make do by requesting an extra ice bucket.
Guests have access to the pools at the Palazzo as well as the Venetian which means there are a number of pool areas to choose from. There is a mall with good shopping and many, many restaurants to choose from; fast food quick eats to fine dining (be sure to make a booking, the best ones are popular).
You do need to walk through the casino to get to the hotel rooms and the hotel is quite large so be prepared to walk a bit. And like most of the hotels in Las Vegas be sure to check the resort fee, it often isn’t included in the booking price.
The classic kid-friendly hotels in Las Vegas
There are some hotels in Las Vegas that are targetted towards families:
- Circus Circus Hotel and Casino: This hotel has a theme park and circus show
- Excalibur Hotel and Casino: Knight and castle-themed hotel with joisting and court jester shows. As a non-guest you can purchase discounted tickets to the Tournament of Kings show here.
- New York New York: Shaped like the New York skyline with America’s favorite foods, arcades, and a rooftop rollercoaster.
So why don’t I have reviews of these hotels which sound perfect for kids? The truth is I couldn’t find anyone that had stayed there and would do so again. That is not to say these aren’t good hotels, many thousands of people have had wonderful stays and given 5-star reviews. The main complaints were crowds, long queues for check-in and small problems within the rooms. If you can get a good deal on a room, you might want to stay in one of these hotels but value for money seems to be better at other hotels along the strip. You can visit and ride the roller coasters or see the shows without being a guest.
If you have stayed at one of these hotels or another Last Vegas resort that you think is great with kids please contact me.