Nevada is home to an abdunance of hotel rooms that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. In fact, Las Vegas alone has 14 of the world’s 25 largest hotels (totaling 62,000 rooms). With competition high as hotels draw in visitors, sometimes it’s the more unique spots that catch your attention. From hotels dating back to the early Prohibition days, to some spooky motels that only the bravest souls dare enter, take some time to visit one of our favorite unique hotels in Nevada.
For visitors looking for a bit of history, the Hotel Nevada gives you a glimpse into the Prohibition Era gaming halls and the early start of Nevada gaming. Nestled in the heart of Ely, this hotel has been updated without losing its historic red brick beauty. The space is not what many expect, but it's ties to long lost days is worth a visit.
While you can find just about anything on the Las Vegas strip, it seems that finding a bit of nature and tranquility isn't always as easy. The Wynn is an oasis on the strip with a different type of feel as it is focused on natural lighting, desert landscapes with greenery in a very busy town. The Wynn is not all about the neon lights of Vegas, instead guest enjoy the unique architecture with a careful design that feels like the guests are miles away from everything.
This is the hotel to explore to see a glimpse of the Old West that was once a staple in Nevada. With 134 years of history, there is plenty to learn from tours of the historic site. Many say this location is haunted and they offer nightly ghost tours for the curious. A stay at the Silver Queen is not only like stepping back in time but it also may just put guests face to face with a bit of the past if they are lucky enough to find a ghost or two.
Aria is a dream hotel for those travelers who love everything high tech and enjoy the flash of modern design. The outward appearance is stunning while the inside is filled with every modern convenience one could think of. The state of the art rooms do not disappoint the savvy traveler looking for touch screens and electronics galore. Visitors enjoy the ease of mobile based check-ins, a wide range of user friendly apps to make each stay the best it can be and a focus on the most modern of appliances.
The Venetian is the most well known of the themed strip hotels, and there is a really good reason for this. The design and attention to detail that was involved in bringing the streets and canals of Italy to the desert never disappoint. Where ever guests look while enjoying the hotel, casino and grounds there are details that bring them right back to everything Italy. The romantic dining and gondola rides under the cloud painted ceilings promise to delight couples. The art reproductions is also something to explore along with the originals among the grounds.
This motel is not known for it's plush rooms, but instead for some uninvited guests. This motel not only plays up to a very common fear of clowns but also is rumored to be one of the most haunted hotels in the country. For travelers looking for the creepy factor and an experience to tell friends about for years to come, this is the spot. The isolated location in the middle of the desert beyond any real cities only adds to the skin crawling effects of this place. If you’re seeking something a little more thrilling for your overnight stay, and the clowns don’t scare you too much, this is your place.
Luxury and party suites are what The Palms is known for. Groups looking for a weekend in a themed suite may enjoy playing basketball in their own indoor court, bowling at an in-suite lane or swimming in a private pool that overlooks the strip from a two story villa. These accommodations take a Vegas-style party to the next level.
Luxury knows no bounds in these three-room lofts at the MGM. The space leaves little to be desired as each unit comes with butler service and so many perks visitors may never leave the suite. An immersion chamber, environmental controls, pillow menus and personalization taken to the extreme for each visitor are among only a hint of the high roller experience. While the price leaves this out of the budget for most travelers, its something those who can afford it won't soon forget.
This Las Vegas hotel is a model of New York City. Guests enjoy everything about the Big Apple while still enjoying the desert sun of Nevada. The skyline, the wide range of foods famous to the boroughs and streets of NYC and some of the best bars on the strip call this hotel home. One of the most unique features of this property is the roller-coaster that guests can not only ride but in true Vegas fashion also get married on!
The amazing neon lights that accent every inch of the outside of this landmark in Reno make this one of the most recognized destinations in Nevada. With a design that is meant to catch and keep the attention of visitors for miles, this spot is worth the visit to see bright lights and 24-hour action. The art deco design has become a symbol of the area with it's breathtaking contrast with the surrounding landscapes.
Elvis is as much a part of Vegas as the bright lights and wedding chapels. This retro space just off the strip once hosted Elvis during his Vegas show days in a 3,000-square-foot suite. Legend has it that this location is often visited by his ghost as he enjoyed some of his best days in the busy nightlife of Vegas. While the penthouse Elvis lived in with his family has been parceled out into smaller guest suites, it is still possible to enjoy a night or two in a room that once hosted not just a king but The King himself.
This water themed paradise gives visitors a unique view of both the desert and a local slopes that entertain skiers through out the winter. The Sierra Nevada's are close enough for winter sports but also just far enough away that guest can melt into the paradise themed oasis between runs on the slopes. This Reno destination is known for both the amazing views and suites that give visitors the spa treatment after a long day of winter sports.
A little quirky and a lot of character bring the curious to this out of the way spot in the middle of the desert in Nevada. This road side attraction/hotel may just attract a different type of traveler as it sits on the Extra Terrestrial Highway that may or may not travel close to Area 51. The best of a small town feel mixed with just enough local lore to make the tourist wonder who they might see in the night time sky makes this road trip worth the stories you will take home.
When people think of a true experience hotel in Las Vegas, the Bellagio is always at the top of the list. From the sprawling property with the musical fountains out front to the expansive collection of entertainment options, this is the type of hotel that many guests never leave the property during a trip to Vegas. The Conservatory is an amazing collection of plants and seasonal displays that transport visitors to a land of make believe while the art collection on display is truly one of a kind. The hotel also hosts some of the best shows in town and is the gold standard in customer service.
Luxury meets history in this small boutique style all suites hotel. Dating back to 1907, the hotel welcomes guests to step back in time and enjoy a drink in their saloon while taking in the turn on the century glamour. The hotel feels very much like a bordello and you almost expect a gunslinger or two to walk into the room at any time. While it is a bit out of the way, it is a nice break from the fast pace of the bigger cities and a relaxing getaway for all.