Published on February 9th, 2014 | by Emma Hackwood


Where to Stay in Las Vegas

When planning a trip to Las Vegas the big question is ‘Where do I stay?’.  When searching for the right hotel, the common questions to take into account is do you prefer something on the strip, off the strip, with gaming, nightly entertainment etc. Our Travel Consultant Leigha Turcotte toured some of the city’s best and brightest hotels with Air Canada Vacations, and shares her top picks with us:



Tropicana Las Vegas

The Tropicana is located very close to the airport on the south end of the Las Vegas strip.  This hotel has just been renovated and is part of the Hilton Honors family.  Their new rooms are breathtaking and make you feel like you have just entered classic Las Vegas.  The customer service there was outstanding and you can tell they are very proud of their hotel.  There are many types of rooms available for both the budget conscious traveller and the more luxurious traveller.  The Penthouse Loft would be ideal for honeymooners.  There was even a wedding going on as we arrived.  The grounds are a beautiful place to have a wedding ceremony and a great place to celebrate afterwards!



MGM Las Vegas Room

This hotel is perfect for those who want to live in style, but not break the bank.  They just had a huge renovation and all the rooms (except the West Wing) were redone.  The Grand King and the Grand Queen rooms are the lead in category that have been renovated.  They are beautiful and very modern looking.  The MGM is very close to the Tropicana and has many live shows and entertainment.  The staff there is also fantastic and were more than accommodating while we were stopping to take pictures.  Some of the most famous restaurants are in this hotel, such as Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Joel Robuchon at the Mansion.


The Venetian


We were lucky enough to stay at the Venetian Hotel while we were there.  Can I just say….Wow!  This hotel definitely lives up to its name!  There is a main square that is set up to look like St Mark’s square (Piazza San Marco).  The ceiling is painted like the sky and there is a canal with gondolas right in the hotel!  You’ll definitely feel like you have just entered Venice when you are here.  The Venetian was remodeled in 2008 and the rooms are absolutely beautiful with marble bathrooms and a separate bedroom and living area.  There were even three TV’s in our room!  The staff of this hotel were fantastic and they had characters in the lobby all the time that had beautiful costumes and would stop to take pictures with the guests.


There are many options of hotels when staying in Las Vegas that all have their own unique qualities to them and something to offer every type of traveller. Las Vegas is a whole other world and I feel that everybody should have the experience at least once in their life.


Looking for more information on accommodations or activities in Las Vegas? Leigha Turcotte is an International Travel Consultant at our Flight Centre Kanata Centrum location in Kanata, Ontario and can be reached online or by calling 1-855-636-1423. You can also browse our Las Vegas vacation packages online.

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Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

One Response to Where to Stay in Las Vegas

  1. Stephen says:

    I have to travel a lot for my business, primarily in Europe and Asia, but often in the states to great cities like Las Vegas. I used to use sites like Travelocity to book my lodging, but I stumbled upon the better way to find deals: go to the second level sites – those like who compare the hundreds of different booking sites in one single search. You’ll not only see Trivago or Expedia deals, but ALL OF THEM in one place. I must have saved over 3,000 Euros since I started using them. I sincerely believe that using only one of the top booking sites is not necessarily the best idea.

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