Not everyone comes to Las Vegas to party. Some come for work, some come to visit friends and some come to trade the stress of the daily grind for the hotel comforts of a hot tub, a cool drink and the city’s warm hospitality. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and booze-fueled debauchery of the Strip, then a stay at one of these five quiet, classy Vegas resorts may just be what your strained psyche craves.
Vdara Hotel and Spa
The Vdara may be located in the heart of the Strip, but its centralized location is the only quality this chic and stylish resort has in common with its loud and flamboyant casino cousins next door. At the Vdara, you won’t have to worry about your hair smelling like smoke or your ears ringing from the continual pinging of slot machines, as this all-suite resort has no casino or night club and enforces a strict, property-wide no-smoking policy.
Vdara guests are encouraged to BYOB – Bring Your Bubble Bath, that is, as every suite is outfitted with its own soaking tub.
NoMad Las Vegas
Unveiled in 2018 as part of Park MGM’s (formally the Monte Carlo) 500-million renovation project, the NoMad Las Vegas provides guests with a boutique hotel experience on the top floors of a 3,000-room mega resort. Unlike more ostentatious hotels on the Strip, the NoMad Las Vegas’ interior design is European minimalist, designed to evoke a feeling of calm sophistication. The hotel’s art, for example – which includes hummingbird wallpaper, rooms decorated in cacti greens and a tree hanging from the Park MGM lobby ceiling – lends the hotel a whimsical, woodsy feel. The French-inspired restaurant, Primrose, welcomes guests to sip a chardonnay in its European-style drawing room or dine on salmon and berries outside in the restaurant’s patio garden.
With only 292 guest rooms and its own entrance, pool, casino, restaurant and bar, the NoMad Las Vegas offers guests privacy and the opportunity to luxuriate in unhurried self-reflection.
Trump Las Vegas
At the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, opulence and extravagance are served on a gold-plated platter. You notice it from the moment you step inside and onto the Italian marbled-floor lobby. Crystal chandeliers drip from the ceiling and the gold-trim art sparkles from every surface. The rooms and suites come outfitted with 500-thread count Bellini sheets, spa tubs and European-style kitchens and the pool cabanas are air-conditioned. Even children receive the royal treatment—with ice cream pedicures, kid-sized robes and slippers and even swimming lessons. As is stated on the website, “If you can't always get what you want, you must be staying somewhere else.”
But in addition to decadence, this 64-story hotel that sits just to the side of the Strip also offers its fair share of Zen, as well. Trump Hotel is a non-gaming and non-smoking casino, ensuring guests enjoy a brand of luxury that’s both quiet and secluded.
The Mandarin Oriental isn’t just a luxury hotel, it’s also a private residence for well-to-do movers and shakers from around the world. The upper floors of this 47-story tower hotel are condominium residences, so it’s not uncommon to bump into the hotel’s residents in the elevator or spot them jogging or walking their dogs along Las Vegas Boulevard. You’ll immediately feel right at home at this serene yet posh hotel hideaway.
As the name suggests, the Mandarin Oriental is influenced by Asia, as can be seen by its famous Chinese-themed tea room and popular cocktail bar (considered one of the best places in Las Vegas to watch the sun set). The hotel is perhaps most well known for its five-star spa, which has two floors, 17 treatment rooms and panoramic views of the Strip. It consistently ranks as one of the top five spas in Las Vegas.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
The Red Rock Hotel and Casino offers guests a tranquil stay under starry skies in its 70-acre property located in the upscale residential neighborhood of Summerlin, a yawning 17 miles away from the noise and chaos of the Strip. Red Rock Resort is an ideal choice for the active, nature-loving visitor, as it’s a mere bicycle ride away from Red Rock Canyon—a world-famous hiking destination and a popular tourist attraction.
Guests can also take advantage of Red Rock’s in-house entertainment amenities, which include a pool, spa, movie theatre, bingo hall, bowling alley and 11 restaurants.