For years, Las Vegas has been labeled as “The Sin City” and while there is still much truth to that notion, the city has increasingly become a destination suitable for multigenerational families looking to have a great time on the West Coast. If you’re looking to book a family friendly version of a Las Vegas vacation, this mini guide aims to give you information about the BEST Las Vegas hotels for families. The options are plentiful both on and off the Las Vegas strip and all have unique accessibility to attractions and amenities. For more information on Las Vegas, check out the best places to eat in Las Vegas, the Must See Scenic Drives in Las Vegas and a list of cheap things to do in Las Vegas with Kids.
Las Vegas Hotels with Kid Activities
Mandalay Bay is one of the most popular hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Its location on the strip places guests in prime location to visit some of the most kid friendly attractions such as World of Coca-Cola, M&M’s World, and other top Las Vegas attractions. What makes Mandalay Bay so unique is that it’s one of the few Las Vegas hotels with kid activities. Mandalay Bay offers the Shark Reef Aquarium which is an attraction with over 2,000 animals and close encounters. Guests can also take advantage of the Mandalay Beach with sand pools and an impressive 11- acre water park. Guests of the a joining Four Seasons hotel have access to these amenities.
Red Rock Resort and Casino
Another Resort located off the Las Vegas strip that is great for families is the Red Rock Resort and Casino. If you’re looking to explore more of the outdoor attractions like the Red Rock Canyon, this resort is a great option for you. What makes this resort kid friendly is their in resort amenities such as the Kids Quest Kid Club. It’s one of the few Las Vegas hotels with childcare, Luxury Bowling Alley, Movie Theatre and Large resort style pool. Guests can essentially plan a family friendly Las Vegas vacation without leaving the property.
Las Vegas Hotels with Childcare
Four Seasons Las Vegas
Everywhere you search online, the Four Seasons Las Vegas will repeatedly show up as the Best Las Vegas hotel for kids and families. This is for a good reason. The Four Seasons brand has worked tirelessly over the decades to provide family friendly experiences without sacrificing luxury and the same is true for this location on the strip. The Four Seasons Las Vegas is on the strip but a non-gaming facility which means that parents can enjoy with kids and/or grand- parents multi-generationally with no worries of typical casino smoke. In addition, their location in connection to the Mandalay Bay hotel gives families access to unique kid friendly amenities. In true four seasons fashion, guests can expect to have access to nanny services, dining menus with children in mind and Welcome gifts for children upon arrival.
Aria Hotel and Spa
While the Aria is not often listed as one of the most kid friendly hotels on the strip, it has some pretty great benefits for families who want to stay on property with older kids and teens. Kids are allowed in one of the pools on property without the standard Las Vegas party atmosphere, some other great amenities are the Game Room which offers Playstation and Xbox game consoles. Kids can enjoy Cirque Du Soleil shows while they are available and parents looking to get away on a date night can hire on- site childcare. The area is near great attractions like the Fountains of Bellagio, the Bellagio Conservatory and more.
Las Vegas Hotels with Kid Friendly Pools
Vdara Hotel and Spa
Vdara is another great option for families on the Las Vegas strip because it is also a non- gaming and non- smoking facility which means less smoking and more comfortable for families. It’s also an all -suite hotel which means that each guest can enjoy suite style living which makes it comfortable and spacious enough for families large or small to enjoy. In addition, the Vdara hotel is one of the few hotels on in Las Vegas that offers a heated pool and year- round pool opening in Las Vegas. So, no matter the time of year for your visit, you can enjoy time in the pool.
The M Resort is approximately 10 miles from the south end of the strip in Henderson, NV and one of the locals best kept secrets. What makes the M Resort so unique is that it’s the official Headquarter hotel of the Las Vegas Raiders. So, guests who are sports enthusiast will love to stay at this luxurious resort. Guests can take advantage of resort style amenities such as its backyard oasis pool Tool Club and Top Golf Swing Suite. Guest rooms offer a stunning Las Vegas strip View and there is on site transportation both to and from the strip and some of Las Vegas’s best attractions. Although there is a casino on property, children will enjoy the less crowded feel and large pool area.
Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center
If you’re looking for a budget friendly family option, the Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center is a great newly opened hotel near the strip. They have a great kid friendly pool shared with Homewood suites if you require more of a suite style living arrangement. In addition, the property is near great kid friendly attractions like the Fountains of Bellagio. They also offer great on site options for breakfast.
Las Vegas Hotels with a Kitchen
Tahiti Village Resort
The Tahiti Village is one of the most kid friendly resorts on this list because the property is completely geared toward family enjoyment. This all- suite hotel is another one on the list with multiple room suite options. In addition, they have non- smoking and non- gaming on property. However, the true prize is the amenities. Families can enjoy their year- round heated pool and lazy river that are open 24- hours a day. This hotel is really accessible for families to enjoy the attractions on the strip. They offer shuttle services to and from the Strip daily, grocery shuttles for their full sized in room kitchens, washer/dryer and tour services.
Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations has multiple locations along the Las Vegas Strip. The most popular locations are the Grand Vacations, Elara, The Flamingo. All are located with easy access to popular attractions on the strip. What makes Grand Vacations locations family friendly are their in- room options that include kitchenettes. Depending on the accommodation that you choose, these are great options for larger families that require both kitchens and multi bedroom options.
Other Great Hotel Options off Strip for Families
Hilton Lake Las Vegas
If a quiet Las Vegas experience is more of your speed, a short 20- minute drive into nearby Henderson offers a unique view of the city. Hilton Lake Las Vegas is a part of a golf and master planned community village. Guests can enjoy luxurious rooms, a European style experience and being surrounded by shops, eateries and outdoor/water sporting attractions. As a local, I always recommend that tourists traveling to Las Vegas at least spend one night in Lake Las Vegas for a different experience of the city. In addition, if you plan to visit the Hoover Dam; this accommodation is closer than the strip.
Important Note: There are at least a Dozen more hotels and resort in Las Vegas that are great for families or have more suitable attractions on site for kids. However, I mentioned resorts that had great offerings and offered updated guest rooms. A lot of the popular “kid friendly” resorts on the strip such as Circus Circus are outdated. In addition, due to Covid-19; a lot of resorts have either cancelled kids programming, services or attractions like the Excalibur’s popular Tournament of Kings show. I chose these hotels because I prefer to give my readers information about elevated experiences during their vacations that are for the most part accessible right now.