If you are taking a family trip to Las Vegas, Nevada you are probably wondering which hotel would be the most kid-friendly… and which ones to avoid.
I’ve stayed in two different hotels in Vegas, and toured half a dozen others so I’ve figured out a few things to look for when selecting a kid friendly hotel in Las Vegas.
Things to consider when choosing a kid-friendly hotel in Las Vegas
One of the first things to think about is what your kids will encounter inside the hotel itself.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a hotel on the Las Vegas strip without a casino inside it, but some are still more kid-friendly than others.
Things to consider about casinos in hotels
Some have the casino portion of the hotel in the middle where you can’t avoid it with your children. You have to go through the casino to get to your room or even to a restaurant.
Others, like the Bellagio have the casino off to the side of the hotel so you can avoid taking your children through it all together. Taking a peek at the layout of the hotel can help you decide if the casino is placed in a way that you feel comfortable with for your children.
Even if you are walking through a casino with your kids, there are typically clear pathways to walk through and it is not abnormal to see kids walking with their parents through the room. They will see lots of bright colored machines and encounter lots of cigarette smoke, but other than that it’s fairly harmless for kids.
However, in some hotel casinos there are prominent dancers up on stages throughout the hotel. I noticed this in the Paris hotel specifically but it’s possible others may have dancers in the public areas of the hotel as well. Definitely something to look out for if you are concerned about your kids encountering dancers.
Things to consider about kid friendly in-hotel entertainment
Most of the main hotels on the Las Vegas strip have a variety of in-hotel entertainment. Some is kid friendly while other shows are more geared towards adults.
I recommend finding a hotel that has lots of kid friendly entertainment right there on site. Since the Las Vegas strip isn’t as kid friendly in the evening hours, having a hotel that has plenty for kids to do after dark is a must!
Most recently, we stayed at the Luxor hotel and casino. My son loved getting to stay in a big pyramid and it was full of fun statues and fountains for the kids to enjoy. They also had three kid friendly shows right in the hotel (blue man group, the titanic exhibit and the body exhibit).
From the Luxor you could also walk over to MGM resort and tour the Mandalay Bay Shark Aquarium. The indoor walk between hotels was extremely kid-friendly so both of these hotels can be great choices for families!
I have heard that Circus Circus and the Excalibur are two more great family friendly options on the Las Vegas strip, but we didn’t have time to tour them personally.
Things to consider about kid-friendly food in Las Vegas hotels
All of the main hotels in Las Vegas have a variety of food options on site. Take a peek at what the hotels have to offer so you can see if it works for your family. Some higher end hotels have options that are more aimed at an adult taste pallet with minimal kid friendly meal options. Look for menus that seem to have things you kids enjoy at a decent price. One hotel I stayed in a few years ago, had hamburgers but they were $15 and didn’t even come with fries or a drink. Not exactly the most kid-friendly.
It’s worth looking at the options ahead of time so that you aren’t stuck trying to find somewhere after a long day of walking around Las Vegas with the kids.
Whatever hotel you decide on, you can be confident there are plenty of fun things to do in Las Vegas with your kids and lots of family friendly places to stay too!
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