Top 18 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Las Vegas 2023

With fun and craziness very high on the agenda, America’s original Sin City is home to some of the most unique places to stay in the world. From old-school quirky kitsch to ultra-cool design boutique hotels, here is our collective choice for the best cool and unusual hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada (in no particular order)…

Best For Boutique Style Accommodation

Artisan Hotel

Artisan Hotel - a hip arty boutique hotel

Artisan Hotel - intimate arty boutique hotel

If hotels with casinos aren’t really your thing then the highly-rated Artisan Hotel Las Vegas is a hip Vegas boutique hotel with a difference. It’s an adults-only hotel with a unique gothic underworld theme, complete with deep red velvet furniture, candlelit areas, and ornate gilded statues.

Reproductions of Cezannes, Chagalls, Rembrandts, and Van Goghs adorn the walls and even the ceilings (at very peculiar angles) and outside there is a ‘European-style’ pool with cool cabanas where going topless isn’t frowned upon if that’s your thing.

There is a farm-to-table restaurant and the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and flat screens as well as some funkily fabulous decor. Opt for a suite can you can expect wet bars, walk-in wardrobes, and pool tables.

Want to step it up a gear? Then the nightlife, numerous bars, weekend parties, and live entertainment at this hip place won’t disappoint! A unique choice in Vegas only two blocks from the main Strip!


Exclusively for adults

Funky decor

Forward-thinking hotel

Insta-worthy swimming pool


Costly valet parking

ACs can be temperamental

Best For Spa Services

Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa

Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa - a Las Vegas boutique hotel

Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa - Las Vegas boutique hotel

Located in the CityCenter complex just a block from the Strip, the very highly rated 5-star Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa has one mission, to entertain you – without a casino – and it does not fail!

The luxurious Vegas boutique hotel has a cutting-edge designed pool and spa, secluded plunge pools and stylish cabanas, and even a cool dog park.

Of course, there are a numerous amount of restaurants (including Thai, Tapas, and Chinese) and chic bars to choose from and the upscale rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs as well as living and dining areas, soaking tubs, and kitchenettes if you spend a bit more.

Opt for a room with a view of the Bellagio Hotel fountain if you can! Expect a stylish décor and a vibrant energy that encapsulates its surroundings with rooms sumptuously designed to cater to every traveler’s need, you’ll probably never want to leave!


Breathtaking city view

Aesthetic guest room decor

Plunge pool

Innovative spa


No self-parking option

Can get booked up

Food is a little pricey

Best For Trendy Design

Virgin Hotels Curio Collection by Hilton

Trendy hotel in Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Contemporary hotel in Las Vegas

The increasingly sought-after hotel trendy hotel brand has now opened its Las Vegas version close to the strip. The 4-star Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton mixes a superb modern vibe and design with traditional Las Vegas entertainment.

The on-site amenities are pretty fabulous too and boast no less than five swimming pools (including an adults-only pool), a variety of restaurants from Japanese to Thai street food, a spa, gym, a sports bar, a casino and even a hairdresser salon.

The guest rooms are equally as impressive with some creative touches. This new kid on the block is already making a huge impression!


Sleek hotel design

Japanese and Thai food

Lively bar and great vibe

Stunning pool and cabanas


Extra charges for drinks and water

Not on the strip

Best For Partying

The Cromwell

The Cromwell - Las Vegas boutique hotel

Glamorous hotel in Las Vegas

This vibrant on-Strip hotel and casino offers plush accommodation, fine dining, and non-stop parties – surely what a trip to Vegas is all about? The very swish 4-star and exceptionally rated The Cromwell Las Vegas juxtaposes classic Parisian décor with a 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 classy fun at this very cool Vegas hotel is endless.


Vibrant hotel ambiance

Youthful casino parties

Mesmerising palm trees on the pool

Spectacular rooftop beach club


Subtle noises in rooms

Overnight parking fee

Best For Millenials and Gen Zs

The LINQ Hotel

Cool and Unusual Hotels in Las Vegas

The LINQ Hotel - high-tech decadence

The LINQ Hotel - one of the top hotels in Las Vegas

The rooms at the highly-rated 4-star LINQ Hotel Las Vegas offer a classic decadence, with modern furnishings and a bright, airy atmosphere which contrasts with the craziness of the strip outside.

The splashes of color are a nod to the vibrancy of downtown Vegas and it boasts one of the most central locations on the strip, only a stone’s throw from the High Roller Ferris Wheel which – standing at 550 feet above the skyline – offers unparalleled views of the area.

Amenities at this hip Vegas hotel include a fantastic spa and gym, a unique museum/gallery showcasing classic cars, a number of excellent restaurants and bars, a cool outdoor pool, lashings of funky decor, and a casino…of course!

Opt for an upgraded room if you can, as well as free WiFi and cable TV you’ll also be treated to the Strip or beautiful mountain views – wonderful! 


Glamorous hotel ambiance

Walking distance to the Ferris wheel

Museum of elegant cars

Thrilling casino


Additional resort fee

Can be expensive

Best For Pet-friendly Accommodations

The ENGLiSH Hotel, Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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It’s billed as the hotel for the cultured renegade, and members of the tribe will appreciate this highly Instagrammable boutique hotel in the Las Vegas arts district.

The new building has a sleek, modern look with brightly-colored murals by local artists giving it a sense of place and excitement.

The adults-only hotel is dedicated to showing that there’s more to Vegas than the casinos, such as the arts and fine cuisine. A focal anchor point at The ENGLiSH Hotel, Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is the Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant The Pepper Club, by James Beard award-winning star chef Todd English.

Nearby attractions include the Fremont Street Experience, the Mob Museum and Stratosphere Tower.

The rooms are dens of comfort with luxury furnishings, muted decor and little touches of bright, cheerful color. There’s a swimming pool and sun terrace, with a poolside bar, and an ambience that’s just right for the Soaring ‘20s.


Colourful-chic ambiance

Asian-Mediterranean food

Trendy poolside bar

Warm sun-terrace


Not an independent hotel

Rooms may be smaller

Best For Instagrammable Decor


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Crockfords - one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Las Vegas1

The soaring ceilings and chandeliers in the spectacular lobby set the tone for your stay at Crockfords Las Vegas. The luxury hotel is part of the Resorts World Las Vegas hotel tower, giving you access to the resort’s gaming, dining, entertainment, shopping and spa facilities.

The rooms and suites have simple, luxurious fittings, free wifi, minibar, and views of the city and The Strip from the floor to ceiling windows. For more space and privacy you can stay in the villas and palaces with unique artwork and their own private pools, gardens and spas.

Guests have access to the largest pool complex in Las Vegas and a wide range of dining options with many different types of cuisines including Asian, Italian, Mexican and more.


Bright hotel design

Largest pool complex in Las Vegas

Separate villas and palaces

Private spa and pool


Separate taxes on the minibar

Not for the budget-friendly crowd

Best For Partying

Circa Resort & Casino

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Circa Resort & Casino – Adults Only in downtown Las Vegas is true to the spirt of Las Vegas, with fun, glitz, luxury and a total commitment to the game.

With 777 rooms, a two-story casino, a three-story sportsbook which is the largest in the world and a six-level pool complex, it’s the contemporary reinvention of the fabled city, with its own quirks.

The Garage Mahal is a showstopper in itself, with artwork video installations that you watch as you park your car. The quiet luxury of the rooms and suites is juxtaposed with stunning views of The Strip or over the city.

When you want to go adventuring, you don’t have to go far, with gaming, betting, dining and shopping options on-site.

There are a number of bars, including the new Vegas Vickie, named for the famous kicking cowgirl neon sign that used to be a downtown landmark, which will now have pride of place in this new setting. Oh, and don’t miss the Masquerade Halloween Party at Legacy Club…


Cutting-edge hotel design

World's largest sportsbook

Magnificent 2-storey casino

Many thrilling bars


Lively atmosphere might not be for everyone

No microwave oven in rooms

Best For Onsite Dining


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In Las Vegas, your hotel has to be part of the over-the-top golden-city-in-the-desert experience, and the SAHARA Las Vegas fills that part perfectly.

The hotel and casino are one of the city’s glittering landmarks, with three towers for guests and a casino where the ball never stops rolling.

Located close to the heart of The Strip, Sahara is also a stop on the Las Vegas monorail, which helps you get around without dealing with the hassles of traffic and parking.

A boutique approach to service, a choice of five-star dining options on-site including Bazaar Meat by celebrity superstar chef José Andrés, two cocktail lounges, and plush rooms add up to an old-fashioned Vegas luxury stay, updated for contemporary tastes.

The new Magic Mike Live show, based on the films, captures the excitement of Las Vegas with dance, music and acrobatic acts and is the perfect entertainment for a girls’ night out.


Discerning upscale hotel design

Energetic Magic Mike live show

Two trendy cocktail rooms and casino

Onsite gourmet restaurants


The gym needs more equipment

Faint bar noise

Lively vibe might not be for everyone

Best For Old-school Design


Flamingo - vintage style Las Vegas fun

Flamingo - Las Vegas fun

Old school kitsch is probably the best phrase to describe the much-loved The Flamingo and if you like your Vegas hotels just how they were back in the 1950s, then the pink-emblazoned establishment set on the main Strip 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 a vibrant black and candy-pink vintage style decor, live shows galore, a lagoon-style outdoor pool, plenty of eateries, rooms with all mod cons (and suites with lots of luxury!) and dancing girls on the casino floor – a place that has to be seen to be believed!


Eclectic pink and black decor

Retro chic ambiance

Lagoon-style outdoor pool

Fun retro vibe


Expensive valet parking

Wifi is restricted to two devices

Vintage vibe might not be for everyone

Best For Picturesque Views

ARIA Resort and Casino

ARIA Resort and Casino - a luxury resort and casino

ARIA Resort and Casino - a luxury resort and casino

The 5-star exceptionally rated The ARIA resort  is set in a sleek complex of multiple buildings on the main Strip and offers a plush casino floor complete with every attraction from traditional slots to more high-stakes cards (so there is something for every indulgence)!

The chic and modern rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows which show off the stunning views of the surrounding strip – especially at night – and the décor is trendy and minimalist, allowing the sublime panorama to talk for itself.

Facilities at this contemporary Las Vegas accommodation are endless and include indulgent spa treatments, three outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees, a super-luxe mall, live entertainment, a wide range of restaurants, rounds of golf to fine art collections. There is seemingly nothing that the ARIA can’t turn its hand to! 


Chic and modern hotel design

Aesthetic minimal room decor

Panoramic view from floor-to-ceiling window

Three outdoor pools


Can get booked up

No mini-fridge in rooms

Best For Couples

The Bellagio

The Bellagio - Italian themed Las Vegas hotel

The Bellagio - Italian themed Las Vegas hotel

The on-strip chic hotel made famous by Ocean’s Eleven is modeled on the picturesque Italian lakeside village of the same name.

Both inside and outside of the much loved and exceptionally rated 5-star The Bellagio Las Vegas you can 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 huge sprawling casino, spa, no less than five outdoor pool, gym, multiple plush restaurants and bars, and legendary dancing fountains shows.

Their rooms and suites? Well expect very elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, tasteful art and at the top-end, private elevator access, whirlpool tubs, and even personal butlers – phew! 


Modern room decor

Five outdoor pools

Italian-inspired garden and paintings

Private elevator to rooms



Room rates can be pricey

Best For Unique Stay

The Luxor

The Luxor - the fun and kitsch Egyptian themed Las Vegas hotel

The Luxor - Egyptian themed Las Vegas hotel

Arguably the most unusual hotel in Las Vegas (and in Vegas that’s really saying something)! The ever-popular Luxor Resort Las Vegas located on the main Strip is an Aladdin’s cave of kitsch where a gigantic Sphinx welcomes you to a 30-story Egyptian pyramid made of black glass, and into the world’s largest lobby.

Rooms at this vibrant Nevada stay 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.

Want more? Then the fun casino, spa, great range of drinking and dining options, and the sumptuous suites complete with soaking tubs and wet bars should more than please you!


Unique Sphinx-shaped architecture

World's largest luxurious lobby

Ultra-chic guest room suites

Towering temples around the pool


No fridge or microwave in rooms

Additional resort fee

Elevators can be slow

Best For Great Breakfasts

The Venetian

The Venetian - an Italian themed hotel

The Venetian - one of the best hotels in Las Vegas

They seem to have a thing about Italy in Vegas and this much-loved and consistently highly-rated five-star hotel strangely manages to be both themed and elegant at the same time.

Located in the middle of the main Strip, Venetian Resort Las Vegas is a seemingly endless place with a visually striking exterior and gulp-inducing interiors that look spookily similar to the famous Italian city on which it’s based on.

Aside from lush rooms and suites (which come with soaking tubs and all mod cons) expect no less than 20 restaurants, 10 outdoor pools, a swanky spa, a lively casino, a swish shopping mall, 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, this chic Vegas hotel has even trained pigeons to flap around its piazza!


Opulent Italian-themed hotel design

Incredible breakfasts at the Grand Lux Café

Mesmerising canals with gondolas

10 outdoor pools

20 diverse restaurants


Additional refreshment charges

Limited gym hours

Can get booked up

Best For Themed Architecture

New York New York

New York New York - a fun themed Las Vegas hotel

New York New York - a fun US themed Las Vegas hotel

This is another quirky Las Vegas hotel located in the midst of all the craziness of the Strip 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 the 4-star very highly rated 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.

Lux lovers will love the sophisticated rooms with marble bathrooms, party-goers will go wild for the weekend DJs and go-go dancers and adrenaline junkies will lap up the roller coaster that swoops and swirls around the exterior buildings!


New York City-inspired architecture

Incredible replicas of New York City

DJs and gogo dances

Chic lobby influenced by New York


A little dated

Can be noisy

Best For Classic Style

Las Vegas Golden Nugget Hotel

Las Vegas Golden Nugget Hotel - a classic downtown casino hotel

Las Vegas Golden Nugget Hotel - a classic casino hotel

Located in Downtown Las Vegas, just north of The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, the 4-star exceptionally rated Vegas Golden Nugget lives up to its name –  it especially stands out with its brightly lit façade.

The inside of this award-winning hip Vegas hotel is pretty golden too, it prides itself on bringing an air of elegance to your trip and offering a stay dripping with both luxury and charm.

Enjoy the stunning views from your bedroom window, relax in their gorgeous spa, down a drink at their tequila bar, whizz down the water slide at ‘The Tank’, hang out at the lush poolside 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. So if it’s good enough for them…


Vintage golden ambiance

Utterly tasteful hotel design

Youthful slides on the pool

Multiple gaming options at the casino


More toiletries can be added

The bartender may be more polite

Best For Modern Design

Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace

Nobu Hotel at Caesar's Palace - one of the hottest hotels in Vegas

Nobu Hotel at Caesar's Palace - Eastern-inspired chic

A hotel within a hotel, this is a tasteful Japanese-style boutique hotel located right in the middle of Caesars Palace on the Strip that offers a pure lux escape.

The rooms at the upscale 5-star and highly rated 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-like garden and traditional Japanese woodblock prints.

The sophisticated rooms offer flat-screen TVs and sitting areas and other hotel highlights at this trendsetting Vegas hotel include a complex of beautiful swimming pools, an upscale spa, a rooftop villa which has a deck with Strip views, a bar, and a Zen garden with a hot tub. Also, make sure you don’t miss their restaurant, it’s the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and the first to offer teppanyaki in the USA!


Luxurious Japanese-styled design

Sleek black lacquered furniture

Strip view from rooftop villa

World's largest Nobu restaurants


Staff can be more friendly

Few incidental charges

Faint club noise in rooms

Best For Celebrity Treatment


Hotel SkyLOFTS at MGM - a stunning boutique hotel

Hotel SkyLOFTS at MGM suite

The 5-star exceptionally rated Hotel SkyLOFTS  is the physical embodiment of the phrase “have your cake and eat it”.

A stay at this on-Strip plush Nevada 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 in Vegas!


Muted-toned alluring decor

Personal butler for 24 hours

Infinity edge spa tub

Video gaming area


Can be expensive

 Extra fee for lazy river

Assessing Unique and Quirky hotels in Las Vegas  

We have drawn a detailed comparison of the Top 18 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Las Vegas on the basis different attributes. 

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
Artisan HotelWest Sahara Avenue$118-$134Yes0.76
Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and SpaLas Vegas Strip$186-$402Yes0.65
Virgin Hotels Curio Collection by HiltonParadise Road$112-$578Yes1.73
The CromwellLas Vegas Strip$119-$773Yes0.35
The LINQ HotelLas Vegas Boulevard South$137-$450Yes0.16
The ENGLiSH Hotel, Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio HotelSouth Main Street$294-$338Yes0.73
CrockfordsResorts World Avenue$345-$8500Yes0.46
Circa Resort & CasinoFremont Street$164-$503Yes1.96
SAHARASouth Las Vegas Boulevard$98-$812Yes0.94
FlamingoLas Vegas Boulevard$74-$595Yes0.33
ARIA Resort and CasinoLas Vegas Boulevard South$244-$1156Yes0.76
The BellagioLas Vegas Boulevard South$311-$1717Yes0.311
The Luxor3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South$77-$220Yes1.83
The Venetian3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South$503-$668Yes0.36
New York New York3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South$109-$344Yes1.24
Las Vegas Golden Nugget HotelEast Fremont Street$119-$263Yes1.75
Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South$244-$312Yes0.26
Hotel SkyLOFTS at MGM3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South$1125-$1918Yes1.23

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  1. Unbelievable! Really some of the best hotels to stay in LV. I am totally speechless and can’t express it in words. They are really some of the best hotels I have ever seen in my life. Stratosphere Hotel – for the thrill seekers, Aliante Casino + Hotel – for glitz, fun and pampering, The Luxor – Egyptian magic, these are the hotels I like the most. Others are also the best and just marvellous!

  2. I so love the Venetian Resort. It seems that you don’t need to go to Italy in person and experience it there. It is such a brilliant idea that they made it and it is perfect place for romantic couple. Looking forward to be there.

  3. My 17 year old son plays basketball, and would be over moon if he could spend a night in that room. We are planning to take a family trip to Vegas, and that just might be the room!

  4. Definitely interested in staying at those boutique hotels! I never knew those existed in Vegas! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy travels 🙂

  5. I’d have to go for The Hardwood Suite. I’m not even a basketball fan but just for the novelty.

    I went to Vegas when I was a kid but stayed at a Holiday Inn which wasn’t quite as exciting.

    • Thanks Adam, you’ll have to go back one day and stay in one of the crazy hotels, they’re definitely an experience! 🙂

  6. I love the buffet at the Bellagio and The Venetian is actually my dream hotel. NY, NY also makes for a great stay – it’s amazing how closely they replicated the streets of NYC in that hotel!

  7. I’ve only been to Las Vegas once and have to agree that the hotels are quite a sight.

    I stayed in The Luxor and it is a truly unique hotel and a great experience.

    I’m amazed at the variation in the prices you’ve quoted. However it is good to see that some are very cheap again. Of course the money is not made from hotel room hires 😉

  8. Oh wow the hotels in Vegas look incredible, I’ve never been but if I do I’ll definitely be staying at one of these! Great list!

    • Hey Agness, I’ve added the prices on now 🙂 You’d be surprised, if you go during the week the prices for some of these hotels can be very reasonable.

  9. I used to travel to Vegas every other weekend when my (ex) wife lived there working for the airlines. We had a ton of fun but wowee has it changed, Becky! If I get down there again I would love to go to the Nobu Restaurant. And the Hardwood Suite? Yes, please! I’m a basketball fan so I would drive a date nuts playing hoops in the bedroom. I think that came out right? Ha, ha 🙂


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