There’s a difference between partying in Vegas and partying in Vegas right. This starts with your hotel, which sets the vibe. No seriously, the hotel you stay at will absolutely affect how you party.
Book a room at Mandarin Oriental and you’ll be on your best behavior the entire time. Book the Hard Rock and you’ll be far from all the action on the strip.
Any Vegas hotel up to the task of hosting your bachelor party should satisfy three important criteria:
1) it has to be on the Strip;
2) you should be able to hear bass pumping at all times;
3) at 4 am, the casino should still be packed.
These five hotels will check everything off your list, so start booking.
Cosmopolitan of Las VegasThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, United States
This is a no-brainer. Cosmopolitan does bachelor parties like church does gospel, and you’ll be belting out an amen once you see the amenities. It’s swank, modern, and it’s located right in the heart of the strip. There are three outdoor pools (one of which does crazy events and concerts), the legendary Marquee nightclub right on the property (so you can avoid getting stuck in traffic to get your bottle service on), some of the best restaurants on the strip (including David Chang’s Momofuku and Jose Andres’ Jaleo), a huge spa to get you pampered, and Rose.Rabbit.Lie, a unique, immersive nightlife/performance art experience. It’s also the only Vegas hotel where the rooms have balconies, so you can kick back with the boys while gazing out at Bellagio’s fountains. Studio rooms are big at 620 square feet and they’ll set you back about $260 a night. If you want a wraparound terrace, those rooms (1200 square feet) are double the price.
PalazzoThe Palazzo, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Palazzo recently unveiled high roller suites that the public can book, but all their rooms are already pretty huge. In fact, they’re all suites at a minimum 720 square feet. It’s also a full-on mega resort with all that you could ask for: seven bars and lounges, 12 restaurants (including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and an amazing burger joint), a crazy pool deck with cabanas and daybeds, Canyon Ranch Spa (the largest spa on the strip), a Baz Luhrmann-curated show (remember Moulin Rouge?), and the legendary Tao Nightclub. Tao is the mother of all parties, and it’s been reported that it rakes in the most profit for a nightclub in the world ($50 to $60 million annually), so you know high rollers are boozing here. Back to those huge rooms, though. We’re talking marble bathrooms, separate living rooms, and awesome views. You’re also not breaking the bank here: prices start at $259. The Prestige Suites (with complimentary access to Palazzo’s exclusive lounge) are double the price and double the space–if you’re looking for a little more.
W Las VegasW, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, United States
In a land far, far away, there’s W Las Vegas. No really. It’s at the furthest end of the Strip, though technically still on it. But that’s totally fine because W Las Vegas is party central and you won’t need to leave the premises to get blotto. Also, if you hate crowds then you’ll love the W. It’s pretty small for a Vegas hotel at 289 rooms, and it’s stylish as hell since rooms and public spaces were designed by popular firm AvroKO, and the E-Wow suites were designed by Lenny Kravitz. They also have amenities like party restaurants–including Bazaar Meat, Cleo, Katsuya–as well as the intimate rooftop pool, live DJs, and swank cabanas. The W is aware of being on the other end of the Strip from all the action, they provide party bus transportation if you want a wild night out. And because it’s still fairly new (and it’s in the middle of nowhere), rooms start at $126. That’s a good deal, but upgrade to the Mega Suite for a great one at only $273 for 1,000 square feet, floor to ceiling windows, and tons of swank.
AriaAria, Las Vegas Freeway, Las Vegas, NV, United States
The rooms at Aria are so tricked out that most bachelor parties usually either end up here every night or don’t even leave. Aria is known for its Sky Villas, which range from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet, and the better ones have two levels. They’re designed to feel like residential homes, so if you ever wanted to live like a millionaire, Aria is for you. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer crazy views of Las Vegas, and it’s the sort of thing you see in movies, with shades going up and down with the touch of a button. Most villas have spa rooms, private steam rooms, pool tables, even private elevators and, of course, 24-hour butlers, because why should you have to fill your own tub? Obviously, these are going to start steep at $2,000, but basic rooms are a great value at an average $200 a night for 520 square feet, and one-bedroom penthouse suites with views of the strip start at $525 a night (1500 square feet!) with private airport transfer thrown in for free. If you’re close to your buds, a two-bedroom penthouse suite starts at $650. There are plenty of party spots at Aria, but make a beeline to Jewel nightclub, the newest club on the strip. The 24,000-square-foot, bi-level party spot has five VIP skybox suites that have your name all over them.
BellagioBellagio Hotel and Casino, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Bellagio is one of the most famous hotels in the world and it’s definitely a bucket list destination. The AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel is popular for celebrities of all sorts because it offers absolutely silver spoon living. Caviar at the hotel buffet, spa with outdoor balconies, a million-dollar atrium with conservatory, and even an art gallery where you can see original works by famous artists like Andy Warhol. And, of course, the world-famous fountain is amazing. Hyde is one of the Strip’s busiest nightclubs, where you can expect international DJs, bottle service, the works, but The Bank is another great club and one of the most high-end nightlife options in Vegas. The Bellagio has some of the world’s best restaurants, like Le Cirque and the Michelin-rated Picasso. You’ll be forking over $219 to stay in a standard, 510-square-foot room (upgrade $80 to get the views of the Fountain), and a 1536-square-foot Penthouse (including private check in) will set you back $680 a night.