You know we are huge fans of Las Vegas! There is just so much to do in Las Vegas for kids. Families are catered for very well in Vegas and there are some excellent accommodation on offer in the city. Picking the right kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas will maximise your family’s enjoyment on their Las Vegas vacation. The right hotel will make your trip to Las Vegas family friendly.
Here are my recommendations for the best hotels in Las Vegas for families travelling with children. This list of hotels is ordered in increasing price, though if you time your visit to Las Vegas right, you can snap up hotel rooms at bargain rates.
Post updated September 2016.
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas at a Glance
|Hotel||Budget||You'll Love||Configuration||Price||Guest Rating|
|Circus Circus||Budget||Fun theme, free circus acts and amusement park on site||Two queen beds||Check Prices||3.3 / 5|
|Excalibur||Budget||Fun theme, good location, shows on site||Two queen beds||Check Prices||3.6 / 5|
|The Golden Nugget||Mid-range||Amazing pool and direct access to Fremont Street||Two double beds||Check Prices||4.1 / 5|
|Planet Hollywood||Mid-range||Unbeatable location, andlots of shows, restaurants & shops on site||Two queen beds||Check Prices||3.7 / 5|
|Trump International Hotel||Luxury||All suites, smoke-free, no casino and complimentary valet parking||King bed + king sofa bed||Check Prices||4.5 / 5|
|The Venetian||Luxury||All suites, great location, lots of restaurants, show & shops on site||King bed + king sofa bed||Check Prices||4.6 / 5|
|The Palazzo||Luxury||All suites, great location, lots of restaurants, show & shops on site||King bed + king sofa bed||Check Prices||4.6 / 5|
The Best Hotels in Las Vegas for Families
For those on a strict budget, Circus Circus is the most affordable option on The Strip. While the hotel might be dated and a little dark, you’ll be in a great position to explore Las Vegas with kids. The Deuce, the double decker bus that runs up and down The Strip, is a great way to get around on a budget and stops right outside Circus Circus.
But you needn’t leave the hotel all the time! There is a tonne of fun to be had at Circus Circus. Kids will love the circus acts performing at The Midway, throughout the day and entirely free for all to enjoy. There are also carnival games and video games to play at The Midway.
Adventuredome is where it’s at for kid-friendly fun! Even the little thrillseekers (33 inches and above) have rides to enjoy in the Adventuredome but there are also some kickbutt roller coasters for the bigger kids (48 inches and above) and brave parents!.
What does it cost to stay at Circus Circus?
Rooms from $22 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for Circus Circus here.
What kid wouldn’t want to stay in a castle? Excalibur is probably the most fun looking hotel in Las Vegas for kids. The rooms themselves are quite mid-range but were refurbished a few years ago and still represent very good value at the lower end of the scale. If you’ve got a little prince or princess in your family then they will definitely enjoy it.
Excalibur is home to one of the funnest things you can do in Las Vegas with kids – The Tournament of Kings, a medieval dinner show with jousting knights on horseback. (You can get discounted tickets here!)
What does it cost to stay at Excalibur?
Rooms from $27 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for Excalibur here.
The Golden Nugget
The Golden Nugget is the best hotel to stay in to experience Downtown Las Vegas. In fact, I’d say it’s the only kid-friendly Las Vegas hotel in Downtown. Away from The Strip but still with it’s own buzz, you can easily stroll up and down Fremont Street for entertainment and see street performers, DJs and bands. You can get great deals to stay at The Golden Nugget and the rooms at are very comfortable for the price. We’ve stayed here for as little as $30/night!
Staying at The Golden Nugget is worth is simply for access to their pool. It’s one of the best family pools in Las Vegas. Why? The whole pool is set around an aquarium filled with sharks!! You can swim right up to the glass and watch the sharks and other large fish swimming around right next to you. If you’re feeling really brave you can even take the water slide that goes right through the shark tank!
What does it cost to stay at The Golden Nugget?
Rooms from $37 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for The Golden Nugget here.
Location, location, location. Planet Hollywood holds prime position on The Las Vegas Strip. If you want to be in the thick of the action, this is the hotel to stay at. Being an easy walk from some of the best attractions in Las Vegas, like the Bellagio Fountains, but more affordable than the surrounding hotels makes Planet Hollywood a real winner. If you have a mid-range budget this is an excellent kid-friendly Las Vegas hotel.
Planet Hollywood is home to what I believe it the best Las Vegas show for kids, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. (You can get discount tickets for the show here.) The Miracle Mile shops have fountains, restaurants and stores that kids will love, including Garrett’s Popcorn from Chicago. Outside of Planet Hollywood you’ll find lots of street performers dressed in Vegas garb and costumes of your kids’ favourite characters.
What does it cost to stay at Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas?
Rooms from $50 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for Planet Hollywood here.
Trump International Hotel
Don’t let the Trump name put you off! If a smoke-free environment is important to you, you will definitely want to stay at the Trump International Hotel. The Trump does not have a casino which may also appeal to families who are looking to avoid too much exposure to gaming during their visit to Las Vegas with kids.
The rooms at The Trump are pure luxury. As you’d expect, rooms and suites are decorated in hues of gold, luxe fabrics and marble. All rooms have a kitchenette which is a huge plus for families who want to eat simple meals in their hotel room. (We recommend packing a few paper plates so Mom doesn’t have to worry about the dishes!)
The pool deck at The Trump International Hotel is really nice. The pool has a large shallow area and a ledge around the inside wall making it great for little swimmers. If you’re driving into Las Vegas, The Trump is also an excellent choice as there is complimentary valet parking, meaning no long walk through a smokey casino to the parking building.
The smoke-free & casino-free environment, large suites and easy parking make The Trump International Hotel my personal favourite of the kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas.
What does it cost to stay at the Trump Hotel Las Vegas?
Rooms from $74 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for Trump International Las Vegas here.
The Venetian & The Palazzo
If you’ve got a larger budget, The Venetian or The Palazzo are great places to stay with kids. The Venetian and The Palazzo are two of the most kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Both are all suites hotel which means plenty of space to spread out. The hotel room in each hotel is roughly the same footprint and decor. The suite itself is spacious with a bedroom with king bed leading to a sunken lounge with a king sofa bed – great for the kids. The bathroom is large and luxurious and even boasts a TV which can be viewed from the tub. Great for parents after the kids have gone to bed!
On site, the Grand Canal Shoppes are fun to walk through to feel like you’re walking through Venice itself. Enjoy the street performers in St Mark’s Square or simply shop and watch the gondolas go by. Take a ride on a gondola and be serenaded by a singing gondolier. It’s a little expensive but worth it for the experience. Madame Tussaud’s is also located at The Venetian. (You can get discount tickets here!)
Both The Venetian and The Palazzo have a Grand Lux Cafe which are excellent dining options for families.
What does it cost to stay at The Venetian and The Palazzo?
Rooms from $130 a night. Check out the latest prices and more details for The Venetian here. Check out the latest prices and more details for The Palazzo here.
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We always spring for the Wynn. the Staff have been great with complementary fridges, roll away cots (that came with baby supplies – shampoo, rubber ducky etc) and have been nothing but polite with the stroller etc. The rooms are HUGE so you are not tripping over your stuff and i love the bathrooms! Although it often described as too posh and rude, we have never had that feeling. the fact that is is new and super clean is great too!
That’s interesting Lindsay. We stayed at The Wynn for a couple nights earlier this year and we found the room small compared to other hotels! It has a fantastic pool though. 😉
Thanks for this cool list of hotels. My husband and I make regular trips to Vegas and rather than staying at the same place every time, we’re trying to go to a lot of the popular ones to see which ones are the best. I think so far my favorite is the Monte Carlo, but I’ve also heard cool things about The Flamingo as well as The Venitian.
I used to love the Excalibur when I was little, but my favorite hotel to stay in has always been The Mirage. When I was little it was better with water slides, but it still has the best pool and my kids love it.