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Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Las Vegas

America’s original Sin City is home to some of the most unusual places to stay in the world. When we touched down there a few years we spent a couple of days wandering around the amazingly unique hotels Las Vegas had to offer. From old school quirky kitsch to ultra cool design boutiques hotels here is our collective choice for Top 10 Cool and Unusual hotels in Las Vegas…

The Bellagio – Italian inspired chic

The on-strip hotel made famous by Ocean’s Eleven is modelled on the picturesque Italian lakeside village of the same name. Both inside and outside of The Bellagio expect huge attention to detail with Italian style gardens, an art collection that runs to Renoirs, elaborate mosaic floors, top end designer boutique stores and that’s not forgetting their legendary dancing fountains shows.

  • Prices from $133pn
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Artisan Hotel – fun, fabulous and eclectic

If hotels with casinos aren’t really your thing then the Artisan Hotel is a boutique hotel with a difference. It’s an adults only hotel with a gothic underworld of a theme, complete with deep red velvet furniture, candlelight and gilded statues. Reproductions of Cezannes, Chagalls, Rembrandts, and Van Goghs adorn the walls and even the ceilings (at very peculiar angles). Outside there is a ‘European-style’ pool where going topless isn’t frowned upon, definitely a place for the more open minded!

  • Prices from $43pn
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The Luxor – Egyptian magic

Luxor

Arguably the most unusual hotel in Las Vegas (and in Vegas that’s really saying something)! The Luxor Resort is a aladdin’s cave of kitsch where a gigantic Sphinx welcomes you to a 30-storey Egyptian pyramid made of black glass, and into the world’s largest lobby. Rooms are designed to represent the interior of a pyramid – giant pharaoh statues adorn the lobby and a huge pool is framed by towering temple columns.

  • Prices from $40pn
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Flamingo – old school naughtiness

Old school kitsch is probably the best phrase to describe the The Flamingo and although it’s not the most luxurious hotel in the world, this pink emblazoned establishment is a whole lot of fun. It first opened its doors in 1946 and today it still pulls the punters with a retro quality and a lively atmosphere. Expect headache inducing black and candy-pink decor and dancing girls on the casino floor.

  • Prices from $25pn
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The Venetian – picture postcard pretty

They seem to have a thing about Italy in Vegas and this five star hotel strangely manages to be both themed and elegant at the same time. The Venetian Resort is a seemingly endless place with with an visually striking exterior and gulp-inducing interiors that look spookily similar to the famous Italian city which it’s based on. Expect elaborate frescoes, gondoliers meandering down shop-lined canals and detailed sculptured figures that look very much like the real thing. With huge attention to detail the Venetian has even trained pigeons to flap around its piazza!

Rumor Boutique Hotel – sleek, sexy and cool

This cool Las Vegas hotel located off the strip hotel is adorned with chic modern decor and several themed suites. Outside the Rumor Boutique Hotel the pool is surrounded by swaying palms, hammocks and several seductive cabanas and inside the all the suites come complete with eclectic modern decor, two televisions and jetted tubes. Their white and perspex ‘Addiction restaurant’ is also fabulously stylish!

New York New York – for a big bite of the Apple

This is another quirky Las Vegas hotel which has gone all out of the theme – the architecture is meant to evoke the New York City skyline and inside you’ll find scaled-down replicas of New York landmarks including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Statue of Liberty! No detail is forgotten at New York New York and in the main lobby, the streets of ‘Greenwich village’ have their very own fire hydrants, fake graffiti and New York style delis. Adrenaline junkies will also love the roller coaster that swoops around the exterior buildings.

Hotel32 at Monte Carlo – live like a celebrity

This is one of the highest rated cool places to stay in Las Vegas. Hotel 32 is located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas Strip and promises to give you the ultimate celebrity VIP treatment. Suite assistants at the Monte Carlo Resort Casino are hired to act on your every command and you’ll even be given an iPhone that acts as your “mobile concierge.” Rooms are no less impressive with spa like bathrooms, huge plasma HDTVs and a scenic rooftop view of the main strip.

Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace – Eastern chic

A hotel within a hotel, this is a tasteful Japanese-style boutique hotel located right in the middle of Caesars Palace. The rooms at Nobu Hotel are beautifully appointed with a chic Eastern influenced decor which includes black lacquered furniture, carpet textured to resemble rake lines in a sandy zen garden and traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Also don’t miss the restaurant, it’s the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant and the first to offer teppanyaki in the USA!

  • Prices from £118
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Hardwood Suite at The Palms – sporty fun

Las Vegas is full of bizarrely themed suites and the Hardwood Suite at The Palms Resort definitely falls into that category. It has it’s own basketball court compete with a locker room, three large beds and yes and even its own dance floor. It also has space big enough to at least 350 people to party! Wall flowers will probably want to give this one a miss.

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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