Fun Family Hotels in Las Vegas the Kids will Love
There are a ton of choices when it comes to choosing where to stay, but our list of the top kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas should help you find the perfect place for your family to stay. The hotels and resorts on our list were chosen because of their multiple family friendly amenities. Whether you are looking for a big hotel room with a kitchen, a pool and lazy river, a theme park, a show or a bowling alley, our list covers all that and much more.
Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas on the Strip
This iconic Vegas hotel has been entertaining kids and adults for decades and is one of the most family friendly hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Some of the attractions at Circus Circus that will have your kids salivating are the Adventuredome theme park, the daily free circus acts and the midway with carnival games and prizes. In addition there is plenty of shopping, dining options and even a RV park if that’s how you roll. See our article on the family fun at Circus Circus or visit the Circus Circus website for more information.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
On the south end of the Las Vegas Strip sits the golden towers of the Mandalay Bay and THEhotel. One of the main attractions for families of this resort is Mandalay Bay Beach, which is the hotel’s pool area that consists of a quarter mile lazy river, a huge wave pool and a beach area with real sand. The combo of these pool features has earned it a top spot on our best family pools in Las Vegas list. Inside the resort is the 1.6 million gallon Shark Reef Aquarium with 15 species of sharks, Piranhas, stingrays eels and many other fish numbering over 2,000 animals. For those with a little bit older kids, Mandalay Bay is home to the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil show which is quite the combination. Visit the Mandalay Bay Resort website for more hotel information.
A tropical themed resort that is beautiful inside and out. The Mirage starts with a magnificent front side volcano with waterfalls and palm trees. The volcano show erupts nightly starting at 8 p.m. with a soundtrack, 150 fireshooters and a giant eruption finale shooting 60 feet into the air. Inside the kids will love the 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and the tropical rainforest atrium that has waterfalls, a lagoon and lush foliage. Outback the Mirage offers another tropical paradise with their pools that are set amongst more waterfalls and palm trees. For those with a bit older kids, they have an amazing show from Cirque du Soleil called The Beatles LOVE. For information on one of our favorite kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas, see our article on The Mirage’s fun attractions or visit The Mirage Hotel website.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The huge King Arthur themed castle on the Las Vegas Strip is going to get some attention from the kids and it should at that. A favorite place for families to spend some fun time is the Fun Dungeon, the Excalibur arcade, which has a ton of video, carnival and prize redemption games. Outside the hotel the Excalibur Hotel has multiple pools in their huge pool deck which includes a waterslide as well as waterfalls. After a day of gaming and swimming, take the kids to the medieval Tournament of Kings dinner show. Here you will sit in a specific country section of the arena style theater to watch and cheer for your knight as he battles other countries with sword fights and jousting before joining forces to battle evil that is trying to take over the kingdom. Visit the Excalibur Hotel website for more information.
At the heart of the Las Vegas Strip you will see the huge lake out front of the Bellagio where the daily Fountains of Bellagio show takes place in which choreographed water that can shoot hundreds of feet into the sky is synchronized with music and lights. Inside the hotel is the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, another free attraction, which showcases unreal and beautiful garden scenes that change seasonally and on special holidays. If you are looking to take the kids to an amazing show, the Bellagio offers O by Cirque by Cirque du Soleil which is a wonderfully visual aquatic show with divers, synchronized swimmers and acrobats that perform above, in and around the water stage. For an added bonus, book a room which has a view of the fountain shows to keep the kids and you entertained day and night. Visit the Bellagio website for more hotel information and booking details.
Hilton Grand Vacations on the Boulevard
On the north end of the strip away from most of the Vegas action is the non-gaming resort of the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip. This family friendly hotel is good for those looking to spend time away from the casino while being close enough to enjoy the other fun things Vegas has to offer. The hotel has a nice big pool with shallow depths good for the younger kids, spray fountains, basketball hoop, volleyball net and gas barbeques. The hotel also has a game room with ping pong, foosball and billiards as well as a fitness room. The rooms offered at the resort start from a studio and move up to spacious one and two bedroom suites. The suites are great for families as they have complimentary Wi-Fi, two televisions with complimentary HBO, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room and a master bathroom with a large soaking tub. Visit Hilton Grand Vacations Suites website for more information and booking details.
Kid Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas off the Strip
South Point Hotel
Several miles south of the famous Las Vegas Strip is the South Point Hotel & Casino which has a lot to offer families while still providing Vegas fun for the adults. The hotel’s fun activities for the family include a 64 lane bowling center, an arcade, a 16 screen movie complex and a nice kid friendly pool area. The South Point rooms are very nice, comfortable and family friendly as well. With room choices of one or 2 bedroom junior suites the rooms allow families to have a room for the kids to sleep while the adults stay up in the living room. See our article with details on the South Point Hotel for families or visit their website for more information.
Red Rock Resort
About 25 minutes west of the strip and located near Red Rock Canyon is the trendy Red Rock Resort. Although the resort is not close to the Vegas hustle and bustle, it has a lot for families to do while vacationing there. The 3 acre Backyard Pool area provides plenty of places for kids and adults to enjoy with a main wading pool, multiple other pools, Jacuzzi’s and a large sprinkler fountain in the main pool. Inside the resort families have a choice of catching a movie in the 16-screen movie theater, bowl a game or two in the 72 lane Red Rock Lanes bowling alley, play some games in the nice sized arcade or let the kids climb, slide and jump all over the Kids Quest play structure. And since the resort is located near Red Rock Canyon, head on over there for a fun hike and climb with the kids. Visit Red Rock Resort, Casino and Spa for more information.
Tahiti Village Resort
Just a couple miles south of the strip is the Tahitian themed resort that is close to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, Town Square Shopping Center, many restaurants and the Las Vegas Strip. The Tahiti Village Resort has one of the best family pools in Las Vegas, which includes a shallow beach entry free-form pool, a lazy river with fountains and waterfalls and a Jacuzzi spa. Close by each pool area is barbecue area with numerous gas grills and tables and chairs. The rooms vary from one bedroom with a kitchenette to one and two bedrooms with full kitchens, living rooms and balconies. Any of these will allow you to put your kids down for the night without you having to turn in yourself. Visit the Tahiti Village Resort website for more details and booking information.
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
A bit farther away than the others on this list, the Green Valley Ranch Resort will reward you with a beautiful hotel and fun family activities for heading out a bit further. The resort has one of the coolest main pools that is half sand bottom pool that has a beach like entrance and half regular type pool. The kids will absolutely love the beach and pool combination. Other family fun attractions at the resort include the multi-screen movie theater, an arcade and the steps away outside shopping mall that features over 50 stores, restaurants (we recommend Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que), markets and more. The resort also offers a shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport and Mandalay Bay Hotel. Visit the the Green Valley Ranch Resort website for more information and reservation details.
The Orleans Hotel
Located less than two miles from the strip, the Orleans Hotel is the closest of the kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas from this list. Much like other off strip hotels, this hotel has a lot to offer families in the way of entertainment. The Orleans has a 70 lane bowling center, an 18 screen movie theater, an arcade and a staff supervised multilevel jungle gym. Outside is their pool area that is surrounded with nice tropical gardens and offers guests a whirlpool and swimming pool. If the family wants to visit the strip, just jump on the Orleans complimentary shuttle service which runs between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. and picks up about every half hour. Visit The Orleans website for more hotel information.
A few miles south of the Las Vegas Strip is the Mayan themed Cancun Resort, a non-gaming hotel that has nice family activities. First off is the pool area with a large Mayan temple in between two pools. The pools have a waterfall flowing down from the temple, four water slides and a Jacuzzi underneath the temple waterfall. There is a game room with foosball, table tennis, billiard table and video games. The rooms of the resort are apartment style rooms with kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and patios. Visit the Cancun Resort website for more information.
Las Vegas Family Vacation Guide and Travel Tips
See our complete Las Vegas with Kids Vacation Guide with our categorized lists of Las Vegas’ best family friendly activities, restaurants, hotels, kid friendly pools, and family shows. Our all-in-one family guide will help you plan that perfect Las Vegas vacation with your kids.
Which of the kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas is your favorite? Do you know of a family friendly hotel that we didn’t list? If so, email us or leave a comment with your hotel suggestion.
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