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Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Las Vegas

America’s original Sin City is home to some of the most unusual places to stay in the world. From old-school quirky kitsch to ultra cool design boutiques hotels here is our collective choice for the best Cool and Unusual hotels in Las Vegas…

The LINQ Hotel – high-tech decadence

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The rooms at the LINQ Hotel are classic decadence, with modern furnishings and a bright, airy atmosphere which is a total contrast to the strip outside. The splashes of colour are a nod to the vibrancy of downtown Vegas after all, it does boast one of the most central locations on the strip. There’s an emphasis on fun and the high-tech here with an endless amount of activities on offer. Located only a stone’s throw from the High Roller which – standing at 550 feet above the skyline – offers unparalleled views.

  • Prices from $75pn
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Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa – cutting edge boutique

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The Vdara Hotel has one mission, to entertain the human race, and it does not fail! The boutique Vice Versa patio and lounge is the fulcrum of the hotel and embodies its values with stylish décor and a vibrant energy that encapsulates its surroundings. A cutting-edge designed pool, secluded plunge pools and stylish cabanas all add to the ambience and with rooms sumptuously designed to cater to every traveller’s need, you’ll honestly be wondering whether or not to bother leaving the resort at all!

The Bellagio – Italian inspired chic

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The on-strip hotel made famous by Ocean’s Eleven is modelled on the picturesque Italian lakeside village of the same name. Both inside and outside of The Bellagio expect huge attention to detail with Italian style gardens, an art collection that runs to Renoirs, elaborate mosaic floors, top-end designer boutique stores and that’s not forgetting their legendary dancing fountains shows.

  • Prices from $140pn
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Artisan Hotel – fun, fabulous and eclectic

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If hotels with casinos aren’t really your thing then the Artisan Hotel is a boutique hotel with a difference. It’s an adults only hotel with a gothic underworld of a theme, complete with deep red velvet furniture, candlelight and gilded statues. Reproductions of Cezannes, Chagalls, Rembrandts, and Van Goghs adorn the walls and even the ceilings (at very peculiar angles). Outside there is a ‘European-style’ pool where going topless isn’t frowned upon, definitely a place for the more open-minded!

  • Prices from $45pn
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The Luxor – Egyptian magic

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Arguably the most unusual hotel in Las Vegas (and in Vegas that’s really saying something)! The Luxor Resort is an Aladdin’s cave of kitsch where a gigantic Sphinx welcomes you to a 30-storey Egyptian pyramid made of black glass, and into the world’s largest lobby. Rooms are designed to represent the interior of a pyramid – giant pharaoh statues adorn the lobby and a huge pool is framed by towering temple columns.

  • Prices from $40pn
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The Cromwell, Las Vegas – a swish Parisian feel

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This vibrant hotel and casino offers plush accommodation, fine dining and non-stop parties – isn’t that what a trip to Vegas is all about? The very swish Cromwell Hotel juxtaposes classic Parisian décor with vibrant, effervescent energy including rooftop entertainment and palm-tree lined pools. Not to mention, Giada – one of Vegas’s hottest eateries. Snag a one-of-a-kind souvenir from its unique gift shop or embrace the excitement at the casino parties. The excitement here is endless.

  • Prices from $160pn
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Grand Red Rock – award-winning opulence

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There is something timeless about the award-winning Grand Red Rock, with its plush furnishings and attention to detail, that seems to hark back to a Vegas-era gone by. The rooms are fully equipped and have a cosy, sumptuous vibe with marble tops and leather accessories. Of an evening guests can sip cocktails at the bar or enjoy fine dining at the hotel restaurant. A three-acre outdoor pool and cabana space offer plenty of relaxation time, but if that’s not enough, have a bowl in their popular bowling alley and book yourself into their spa and wellness centre for a rejuvenating massage.

  • Prices from $100pn
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Flamingo – old school naughtiness

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Old school kitsch is probably the best phrase to describe The Flamingo and although it’s not the most luxurious hotel in the world, this pink emblazoned establishment is a whole lot of fun. It first opened its doors in 1946 and today it still pulls the punters with a pretty special retro quality and a lively atmosphere. Expect headache inducing black and candy-pink decor and dancing girls on the casino floor.

  • Prices from $80pn
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The Cosmopolitan – five star glamour

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With a motto that Less is Bore, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas does not disappoint. A myriad of bars and restaurants mean that global gastronomy is at your fingertips and you can surround yourself with glamour at their Moroccan inspired spa. Rooms are bright and airy, with a clean-cut design, many offer terraces and there is, of course, the option to have the world-famous fountain view. Centrally located it means that you don’t have far to go to indulge in all the decadence that Vegas has to offer before retreating back to this haven.

The Venetian – picture postcard pretty

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They seem to have a thing about Italy in Vegas and this five-star hotel strangely manages to be both themed and elegant at the same time. The Venetian Resort is a seemingly endless place with a visually striking exterior and gulp-inducing interiors that look spookily similar to the famous Italian city which it’s based on. Expect elaborate frescoes, gondoliers meandering down shop-lined canals and detailed sculptured figures that look very much like the real thing. With huge attention to detail, the Venetian has even trained pigeons to flap around its piazza!

Rumor Boutique Hotel – sleek, sexy and cool

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This cool Las Vegas hotel located off the strip hotel is adorned with a chic modern decor and several themed suites. Outside the Rumor Boutique Hotel the pool is surrounded by swaying palms, hammocks and several seductive cabanas and inside the all the suites come complete with eclectic modern decor, two televisions and jetted tubes. Their white and perspex ‘Addiction restaurant’ is also fabulously stylish!

New York New York – for a big bite of the Apple

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This is another quirky Las Vegas hotel which has gone all out of the theme – the architecture is meant to evoke the New York City skyline and inside you’ll find scaled-down replicas of New York landmarks including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Statue of Liberty! No detail is forgotten at New York New York and in the main lobby, the streets of ‘Greenwich village’ have their very own fire hydrants, fake graffiti and New York-style delis. Adrenaline junkies will also love the roller coaster that swoops and swirls around the exterior buildings.

ARIA Resort and Casino – from spas to fine art

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The ARIA resort offers a casino floor complete with every attraction from traditional slots to more high-stakes cards, there is something for every indulgence. The rooms offer stunning views of the surrounding strip, especially at night and the décor is comfortable and minimalist, allowing the town talk for itself. Facilities at the ARIA are endless; spa treatments and rounds of golf to fine art collections, there is seemingly nothing that the ARIA can’t turn its hand to.

Las Vegas Golden Nugget Hotel – classic Vegas luxury

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The Vegas Golden Nugget lives up to its name, at night it stands out on the strip with its brightly lit façade. Inside? Well, the inside of this award-winning hotel is pretty golden too. It prides itself in bringing an air of elegance to your trip and offering a stay dripping in both luxury and charm. Enjoy the stunning views from your bedroom window, whizz down the water slide at The Tank, hang out at their cabanas or simply float around the infinity pool. The gaming experience is pretty epic too, with a substantial casino space and keep your eyes peeled for celebrities, the Golden Nugget is a hotspot with the stars too. And if it’s good enough for them…?

Hotel32 at Monte Carlo – live like a celebrity

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This is one of the highest rated places to stay in Las Vegas. Hotel 32 is located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas Strip and promises to give you the ultimate celebrity VIP treatment. Suite assistants at the Monte Carlo Resort Casino are hired to act on your every command and you’ll even be given an iPhone that acts as your “mobile concierge.” Rooms are no less impressive with spa-like bathrooms, huge plasma HDTVs and a scenic rooftop view of the main strip.

Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace – Eastern chic

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A hotel within a hotel, this is a tasteful Japanese-style boutique hotel located right in the middle of Caesars Palace. The rooms at Nobu Hotel are beautifully appointed with a chic Eastern-influenced decor which includes black lacquered furniture, carpet textured to resemble rake lines in a sandy zen garden and traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Also don’t miss the restaurant, it’s the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and the first to offer teppanyaki in the USA!

  • Prices from $150pn
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Serene Vegas Hotel – funky mid-range

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The Serene Hotel is a funky mid-range option for those who don’t like the sprawling casino hotels. The rooms are decorated with a colourful dramatic design which offers a touch of glamour without breaking the bank. The outdoor pool offers respite from all the chaos outside and the suites come with a balcony or patio, allowing you to observe the action without having to join the milieu. Some rooms are even equipped with their own Jacuzzi bath, what could be more decadent than having a bubbly soak, sipping champagne delivered by room service while looking out over the Vegas skyline at night?

  • Prices from $75pn
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Hotel SkyLOFTS at MGM – pure opulence

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The Hotel SkyLOFTS at MGM is the physical embodiment of the phrase “have your cake and eat it”. A stay at this plush resort means lounging in the most beautiful surroundings while highly-trained, expert staff see to your every need. A particular highlight is the Bang and Olufsen ® electronics in the rooms and the 24-hour Personal Butler. Not to mention a host of other amenities like a Spa Butler, infinity edge spa tub and the video game consoles, all of which ensure that this is a stay like no other.

Hardwood Suite at The Palms – sporty fun

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Las Vegas is full of bizarrely themed suites and the Hardwood Suite at The Palms Resort definitely falls into that category. It has its own basketball court complete with a locker room, three large beds and even its own dance floor. It also has space big enough to at least 350 people to party! Wallflowers will probably want to give this one a miss though.

Stratosphere Hotel – for crazily high rides

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Rise above it all at the Stratosphere Hotel...that’s what they say! This award-winning hotel offers a stay with a difference; six themed restaurants from Italian to a milkshake bar, you won’t be stuck for nibbles. An 80,000sqft casino space will see to all your gaming needs while the theatre features MJ Live, the World’s Great Rock Show and the LA Comedy Club – the entertainment opportunities are endless. However, perhaps the most pertinent perk is the discounted access to the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the US which, of course, has Top of the World fine dining and a Chapel in the Clouds wedding chapel as well as the famous SkyJump Las Vegas. Something for every type of adrenaline junkie!

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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