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There are many fine hotels in Las Vegas and the surrounding area, but here are some of the best in their respective categories.

Best View – Trump International Hotel

This hotel is off the Strip and is smoke and gambling free. It has only one restaurant but is across the street from the Fashion Show Mall and its food court. It has a spa, fitness facility, rooftop pool, meeting rooms, a children’s program, and wedding venues on site. It is pet-friendly ( though pet fee is charged). There are 1,282 rooms, 402 of them suites, all with full kitchens. Parking is free valet only, but there is a resort fee.

Best Unexpected Surprise – Green Valley Ranch

This Mediterranean-style hotel is located in Henderson. It has seven restaurants and a casino, plus a spa, salon, shopping area, adults only pool, children’s play area, events center, and movie theater. It has 495 rooms, 80 of them suites. Parking is free. There is a resort fee and it is not pet-friendly.

Best Hotel on the Las Vegas North Strip – SLS Las Vegas

This hotel has six restaurants, a small casino, three pools, a spa, fitness center, business center, wedding chapel, two entertainment venues, and a retail area. There are 1,615 rooms, 289 of them suites, and free valet and self-parking. A resort fee is charged. No pets are allowed, but service animals are welcome.

Best Downtown Las Vegas Hotel – Golden Nugget

This hotel is located near the Fremont Experience and the Downtown Container Mall. It has 11 restaurants, three bars, meeting spaces, a casino, pool, spa, salon, business center, and a retail area. It has 2,419 rooms, 175 of them luxury suites and nine of them penthouses, and free parking for guests. It is dog-friendly (a pet fee is charged), and parts of the casino are smoke-free. Fun fact: it is also home to the largest gold nugget currently known.

Best Las Vegas Desert Oasis – The M Resort

This hotel just off the Strip has eight restaurants, a casino, pool, adults-only day club, fitness center, spa, poolside wine bar, performance venue, and conference/meeting space. The resort has 390 rooms, 39 of them suites. Parking is free. However, there is a resort fee, and it is not pet-friendly.