If you’re looking for the Las Vegas hotels popular with young adults, we’ve got the official list.
This international hot spot is not far from the Inland Empire- just a 3 hours drive north on Interstate 15 (no traffic if you leave early enough - before 4:30 p.m. or so- on a Friday) or a 40 minute flight from the Ontario Airport.
If you’re planning a weekend in Vegas with the guys, the girlfriends, for a business trip, with your special someone or just for the heck of it, here’s the only list you’ll need for hotels in Las Vegas, confirmed by the Las Vegas tourist bureau (in no particular order):
It’s no secret that young folks and rock ‘n’ roll go together. This casino located a couple miles East of the strip includes several bars and a nightclub on the premises, ensuring that you can have plenty of fun right at your hotel.
The Hard Rock is synonymous with Rehab, a pool party that attracts thousands of party-goers and features famous DJ’s, celebrity guests and plenty of skin. Many of the rooms at the Hard Rock face in on this fantasy, ensuring that your party will begin the moment you wake up and look out the window. Vanity nightclub often features renowned DJs, but always includes some of the best lighting and swankiest setups around. The hotel offers a happy hour at the Center Bar and the Lux Bar as well as pool parties at the Skybar.
If you like gambling, there are no shortage of options, including swim-up gaming, dancers, high-limit rooms, a poker lounge and a sports bar. Many of the staff members are quite young and know how to make sure you have a good time. The casino features great rock music piping throughout.
The Hard Rock is also famous for concerts at The Joint, which features balcony seating, luxury suites and studio suites with bottle service. The hotel offers luxury guest suites, restaurants, a juice bar and has a Starbucks on property, which comes in handy as you pack up your bags after a long night of partying and hit the road back to Southern California. If you’re serious about rest and relaxation, there is a spa, fitness spa and hair salon on property, along with plenty of shops to entice you as you walk back to your room. If you want one more tat before you head back to the I.E., check out Hart & Huntington Tattoo company right inside the hotel.
Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169. 702-693-5000. hardrockhotel.com.
If you think you’re ready to party and meet young folks from around the county, The Palms is the place to be. Located a couple miles West of the Strip, The Palms Casino Resort offers young adults a no shortage of entertainment venues with nightclubs, bars and even a theater, sure to please young singles and couples alike.
Rain Nightclub features a 14-foot fireball that lights up the dance floor in this 28,000 square foot adult playground. The Moon Nightclub offers partiers a penthouse nightclub located on the top floor of the hotel with a roof that opens up for views of the sky. Ghostbar is located 55 floors over the ground floor of Palms and features an outdoor skydeck complete with a glass floor overlooking Las Vegas- an experience that adds to the unique views of Vegas from high atop this rooftop bar.
If you’re a gambler, why not press your luck at a high stakes game with bunny dealers at the Playboy Club. With this many places to party all under (or on) one roof, it’s no wonder that young adults consider this a top choice in Vegas to pre-party, go clubbing and post-party, all without leaving this swanky hotel.
Young adults can catch shows and other event the Pearl Theater and watch a movie at the Brenden Theaters, with IMAX screenings. The Palms offers guestrooms, suites, penthouses, bungalows and villas. The hotel has nine restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines. For those seeking relaxation, three spas, a tanning salon and hair salon, a pool, a variety of shopping and gaming options await you.
Indeed, The Palms brags openly about their efforts to target young adults, so it’s no wonder that they have succeeded in doing so by attracting MTV’s The Real World, Playboy and many other brands, celebs and young adults that you can party with late into the night.
Palms Casino Resort Hotel, 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. 702-942-7777. www.palms.com.
Located in downtown Las Vegas (about 5 miles north of the center strip), Golden Nugget is perhaps the best kept secret for the young, frugal, and outgoing, though one prominent reviewer has noticed this youthful trend.
With rooms on a weekend often coming in under $100, you’ll wonder how this hotel has managed to become a hot spot for some of the coolest rooftop pools, swankiest bars and friendliest guests in Vegas. If you’ve never been to downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street, the light show and other attractions provide some entertainment. The limits on tables and slot machines can be much lower on Fremont Street, which can bring out the gambler in many. The Beauty Bar and The Griffin provide a hipster oasis just east on Fremont Street. If you get bored, just hop in a cab, city bus, car or shuttle to the rest of the strip or whatever else you have in mind.
The pools at the Golden Nugget really set this venue apart, with multiple levels of water. You’ll be surrounded by a shark tank that includes a water slide that pases right through the tank! The way that the buildings are laid out ensures that there is always shade to escape the hot summer Las Vegas sun. If you’ve never tried Fremont Street, trust us- this is the place for young adults.
Golden Nugget Hotel, 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Room Reservations: 800-634-3454. General Information: 702-385-7111. www.goldennugget.com/LasVegas/.
- Hooter’s Hotel and Casino - popular option for bachelor parties
- Venetian – featuring Tao Nightclub
- MGM Grand - featuring Tabu Ultra Lounge and Wet Republic Ultra Pool
- Caesars Palace – featuring Pure Nightclub
- Luxor – featuring LAX Nightclub
- Mirage - Jet Nightclub is now closed. New nightclub 10AK set to open in late 2011.
- New York New York - featuring ROK Vegas Nightclub and Coyote Ugly
- Mandalay Bay -featuring the House of Blues
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