A posh resort with outstanding views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Red Rock Mountains.
With its independently owned and operated 50,000-square-foot Rampart Casino, this 54-acre Scottsdale-style resort caters as much to well-heeled locals as out-of-towners. The elaborate eleven acres of gardens include more than 3,500 palm trees and an 11,000-square-foot swimming pool. For golf, a hotel shuttle whisks guests to any of the eleven nearby courses. The $270-million resort includes The Spa Tower, whose rooms offer an elegant California-casual style, and The Palms Tower with a more formal, European look. Some of the spacious guest rooms have French doors opening onto balconies, and all feature marble entryways, entertainment centers with 32-inch TVs with cordless Internet connections, walk-in closets and oversize marble bathrooms boasting double sinks, whirlpool bathtubs and separate showers. The 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space reflects the resort's Spanish Revival architecture. Aquae Sulis spa has 36 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy pool. Waterfall views are on the menu at both Ceres and at Gustav Mauler's Spiedini; a lively, more casual experience can be had at JC Wooloughan's Irish Pub. Red Rock Canyon is nearby if you're interested in the nature-oriented activities Las Vegas has to offer. The Las Vegas Strip is approximately twenty minutes away by car.