“What are the best family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas?” I get asked that question a lot as a travel writer, twin mom, and deeply devoted Vegas fan who makes multiple visits to the desert destination in a typical year. I may be a tired-ass mom old enough to remember Trapper Keepers, but Vegas is where I remember just how fun I really still am. When it’s a grown-folks-only trip, that means drinking too much and shooting craps with (moderate) abandon. But Sin City is super fun as a family vacation with littles, too — as long as you know how to do it. Importantly, that means staying in a fun and kid-friendly resort that welcomes and pampers the wee ones and their parents, too. To that end, here are the best hotels for kids in Las Vegas along with where to book and a typical starting price point.
So go ahead — plan that family-friendly getaway you’ve been dreaming of. You deserve it.
Best Family-Friendly Hotels & Hotels For Kids in Las Vegas
Everybody who knows me knows I love a Four Seasons. (I mean… who wouldn’t?) But when it comes to pampering adults and kids, there is no global hotel chain that does it better, IMHO (and I do as much research as I possibly can on this, trust me). At the Four Seasons Las Vegas, you won’t find a casino. But you will get a special welcome amenity for kids (with kids’ toiletries included), kids’ menus everywhere, and childproofing items. You’ll also get free diapers and use of baby bathtubs, blankets, thermometers, and more. (So, it’s basically a Target section for whatever you forgot — only way chicer.) Here, you’ll also get access to the swimming pools, wave pool, and lazy river of Mandalay Bay Beach. No, Four Seasons isn’t a budget choice in general — but I think you’ll be surprised at the huge value for the price you get here, especially in slower seasons.
Mommy, mommy, mom, mom, mom, mommy… I’m hunnngggrryyyy! Does that sound familiar? One of the reasons traveling with kids can get expensive (and frustrating) is that kids tend to want to eat a lot, often at inconvenient times, and when it seems like a $14 sandwich they’ll barely touch is the only option. That’s why I love staying at a hotel with a proper kitchenette where you can whip up something healthy, quick, and affordable. The Signature at MGM allows you to do that in high style. All lodgings are residential-style suites, starting at a generous 550 square feet for families (and going way up from there). In addition to a full kitchenette, each has a sitting area with ginormous TV, upscale linens, plus a spa tub. There’s no casino here either — so you and your kids won’t feel like second-class citizens while trudging through a smoke-filled space where they’re not welcome.
This off-strip real estate used to be the Hard Rock. And if you’re picturing that place’s infamous pool party, Rehab (star of the reality show by the same name), you will definitely not want to take your kids here. But! As of June 2021, the whole joint has freshly reopened as a Virgin property, offered at a value price point, with no resort fee (a nice perk compared with many strip hotels). That famous pool area with a sandy beach is still there, but it’s been overhauled as a family-friendly scene. (When I visited just ahead of the grand opening weekend, there were tons of babies, toddlers, kids — and on up.) Everywhere you look, you’ll find made-for-Insta vignettes, so it’s easy to grab a colorful snap for your family’s holiday card at every turn.
The Venetian and its sister property, The Palazzo, are some of my favorite places to stay in Las Vegas because the accommodations are all suites — and huge ones at that… to the tune of 750 square feet just to start for a two-queen suite. (They’re connectable, too.) There are tons (tons) of kid-friendly restaurants including Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer… home to the Insta-famous CrazyShake kids will go nuts for. A new pool deck offers a splash pad and tons of options for fun in the sun. Book a family cabana package with a kit to build your own Dole Whip, a tech package for gaming, towel origami, and tons more fun stuff.
If you’re the type who likes to stay somewhere brand new for bragging rights, Resorts World Las Vegas is your spot. Opened in June 2021, it’s the first casino-resort complex to go up on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. The whole place has a partnership with Hilton for hotels; they include the Las Vegas Hilton, Conrad Las Vegas, and Crockfords Las Vegas. I’m going to go ahead and recommend Conrad, the luxury lifestyle option, because I’m bougie. But you’ll find great options for kids throughout the new complex, which has more than 40 food and beverage options for picky eaters. Kids into music? Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Miley Cyrus are all among the acts coming up at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas. (Miley will rock the July 4th weekend grand opening; Carrie and Katy both have residencies there.)
Mandalay Bay is a jackpot of kid-friendly fun. (See what we did there?) Let’s start with the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach: It has a wave pool, lazy river, three swimming pools, and 2,700 tons of real sand. Then there’s the Shark Reef aquarium attraction, with more than 2,000 marine animals including sharks, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, and more. There are endless casual food options for any palate — American, Italian, Mexican — whatever their little hearts desire.
It’s kid paradise when the weather gets hot at the MGM Grand, where the pool complex is sprawling real estate filled with pools, waterfalls, palm trees, hot tubs… and the pièce de résistance: a 1,000-foot lazy river. There are zillions of restaurants to choose from, including Wolfgang Puck Bar for comfort classics and the kid-friendly and casual Grand Wok Noodle Bar. Hit a high-energy Jabbawockeez show here; it’s one of the best all-ages shows in town.
Not feeling like a stay on the Strip with kids? I get that. Red Rock could be the perfect alternative. Just 10 miles from the Strip in Red Rock Canyon, this resort has just the right dose of the Vegas glitz and glamour, balanced with a truly beautiful natural environment and access to outdoor adventure. The three-acre pool complex has private cabanas and daybeds for tons of fun under the sun. Need a little (or a lot) of AC with that pool time? Yeah, I get that too. There’s also a bowling alley with 72 lanes, a game room, a lounge, a snack bar, and more. Kids Quest offers hourly drop-in child care onsite, with activities for children of all ages including art, video games, karaoke, and more.