The Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas

The association between Sin City and casinos may be strong but Las Vegas is a surprisingly suitable destination for a family getaway. With everything from child-friendly swimming pools that’ll wow the kids to overflowing entertainment options, it’s an exhilarating city with lots going on.

Teens hungry for new, fun experiences will dive happily into a Vegas getaway with the parents. 42% of Canadian Gen Z travellers reported in recent research that they enjoy family vacations because it allows them to go on trips that they would not otherwise have the funds for. Pack your crew’s bags and head off on an adventure, basing yourselves at one of the City that Never Sleeps’ top five family-friendly hotels.

Marriott’s Grand Chateau

Upon check-in at the Grand Chateau, families receive a programme of activities scheduled during their stay

Marriott’s Grand Chateau promises all the glitz expected of Vegas, alongside facilities and extras that make it a family-friendly enclave in the middle of Sin City. Just one block from the South Strip, this luxe behemoth of a non-gambling, non-smoking hotel is an easy walk (for little legs) from the Miracle Mile shops to the hub of the city’s entertainment. Upon check-in, families will receive a program of activities scheduled during their stay, from movie nights, arts and crafts and princess parties for the young, to mixology classes and fitness sessions for adults. You can choose between family suites and family villas, including self-catering options that will make the trip to Vegas far more economical; in addition to nearby supermarkets, the hotel has its own marketplace and coffee bar which also offers ice cream. Once everyone has a cone, head upstairs to one of the two child-friendly pool complexes – the first is on level five with lounge areas, hot tubs and a bar, while the second is on the rooftop with an additional hot tub, bar and splendid city views.

Desert Rose Resort

Unwind in the kempt gardens at Desert Rose Resort, only two blocks from the Strip

Despite being only two blocks from the Strip, Desert Rose Resort feels like a veritable oasis in Las Vegas. In contrast to the high-rise, boisterous energy elsewhere in the city, this non-gambling hotel has a calm ambience. Its 3-storey, semi-detached, peach-coloured buildings are separated by kempt gardens with paths weaving between palm and pine trees, pruned hedges and floral bushes. Spend the morning sightseeing, with family-friendly attractions like The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay or the Blue Man Group Las Vegas just a short walk away. Then retreat home to the large outdoor swimming pool before an evening barbecue using the on-site facilities (there’s also the in-house bar and grill if your family prefers minimum exertion while on vacay).

Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations

Enjoy exceptional views of Las Vegas over a home-cooked dinner in your studio at Elara by Hilton

The vast and attractive swimming pool of the Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations is somewhat of a sanctuary for families in Las Vegas. Beside the building’s gleaming, glass facade and rows of palm trees and comfy sun loungers, there’s ample space to splash around. Book a studio with a personal kitchen giving you the option to come home for dinner after a busy day out. Suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, so eating in means exceptional views of Las Vegas. And – being in the heart of the action, connected to Planet Hollywood (visit its Popovich Comedy Pet Theater) and just a few steps from The Strip – the location is seriously at the centre of it all.

Hilton Grand Vacations Suites

Spanning ten acres, this family-friendly hotel has an enormous outdoor swimming pool

This casino-free resort is located a little further out of all the action at the north end of The Strip, lending it a relaxed feel, while the city’s regular, 24-hour Deuce bus service (you’ll find the stop close by) makes it easy and affordable to get to shows, restaurants or other attractions. Spanning ten acres, the hotel has a seasonal restaurant, a marketplace deli, a spa and an enormous outdoor swimming pool decorated with palm trees, sculptures and fountains that’ll provide hours of entertainment for the kids.

The Carriage House

This non-gaming hotel is only an 8-minute walk from Planet Hollywood

Another family-oriented, non-gambling hotel in the middle of the city, The Carriage House is an 8-minute walk from Planet Hollywood and only a few minutes further to the Hard Rock Cafe or The Fountains of Bellagio – not to mention countless other attractions and shows. The dusty pink exterior and neon sign give it a retro appearance that feels refreshing compared to the gaudiness of the city’s majority, combined with a heated outdoor swimming pool bordered by wildflowers and tall palm trees. There are also tennis and basketball courts, an on-site laundry and a mini-market, making this hotel purely self-catering (each suite has its own kitchen), and a great option for families on a budget. But should you feel like ballin’ out, the long list of dining options along The Strip are moments away.

James Chung

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