Las Vegas was established in 1905 as a train stop between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. It attracted farmers primarily from Utah during its early development along with a few wealthy politicians who invested in casinos. The town continued to grow and after the second world war, legalized gambling incentivized organized crime syndicates to build more casinos and hotels. The city nearly tripled in population between 1940 and 1950 and doubled in size. What you see today is the fruit of constructions projects since 1950.
Las Vegas is famous for its clubs, casinos, expansive cuisine landscape, and unrestrained entertainment industry internationally. What you might not know about Las Vegas is that it has a significant number of pet-friendly hotels. If you plan on visiting Las Vegas with your pet keep reading below.
Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel, and casino that is described by some as the jewel of the city with its magnificent choreographed water feature, glamour, and service. The establishment is operated by approximately eight thousand people and offers access to luxury stores (Bulgari, Valentino, Hermes, Luis Vuitton, Prada, etc.), spa, restaurants, various gambling activities and it is often hosting prestigious poker tournaments. You can bring two of your luckiest dogs with you, but you need to make sure they are not over 40 pounds (total) and you will need to pay 123 USD per room or 175 USD per suite.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (“The Cosmopolitan” as referred to by the locals) is a luxury resort casino and hotel that opened on December 15th, 2010. The establishment takes the form of two highrise towers — the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower. The hotel features 3,027 rooms (most of them have a private terrace), many restaurants, a fitness facility, a spa, and a wide pool district. One of the major attractions is the “Rose, Rabbit, Lie” club that specializes in unorthodox cuisine, live entertainment and drinks made following closely-guarded recipes. Dog owners are welcome to bring their pets in exchange for a modest 50 USD fee per night. You need to carry proof of vaccination and you can bring only two dogs, the silver lining is they can be any size.
The NoMad Las Vegas is one of the most exclusive hotels with an integrated restaurant that you can visit in the city. Another term used to describe the property is – boutique hotel – due to its glowing luxury style. Each room features unique decorations, furniture, and artwork. You can enjoy the golden lights of the bar, the spa, and word-class cuisine accompanied by two of your paw friends as long as they are not over 100 pounds. You will have to pay 75 USD per pet, but considering you have a reservation at The NoMad Las Vegas that might not be something to worry about.
Our favorite is the Delano Las Vegas which is a luxury suite hotel situated within the Mandalay Bay complex of Las Vegas. You can choose from 4,762 rooms, take advantage of the 24-hour restaurant, and a beautiful view of The Strip if you make a reservation on the 43rd floor. The hotel includes an impressive bathhouse that takes fifteen thousand square feet. The Delano Las Vegas hotel welcomes up to two dogs per room (there is a combined 50-pound weight limit). Dogs visiting the accommodation can enjoy a Doggie Butler Service ad a Doggie Delights Menu. The owner will have to pay 85 USD per pet, per night.
The Holiday Inn Express is located at 4035 North Nellis Boulevard that puts it at a 5-minute ride next to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If you and your dog are avid NASCAR fans consider yourself lucky. The hotel is perfect if you frequent events of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The hotel boasts a free continental breakfast, a fitness center, a decent swimming pool, an outdoor pool, and granite countertops. You can bring two of your pets and have to pay a non-refundable fee of 20 USD per pet, per day.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites is a picturesque hotel that offers a great swimming pool, a good restaurant, an average of 3 out of 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor, and a friendly service. The hotel has been praised for its easy-going atmosphere, relatively quick access to The Strip, and its kids-stay-free policy. You may be interested to know that dogs and cats are welcome at the La Quinta Inn & Suites. The owners are allowed to bring only 2 pets per room, but you are not required to pay a fee.
Motel 6 Las Vegas – Tropicana offers good parking opportunities, excellent access to the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Las Vegas, and proximity to the best restaurants in the city. The hotel has been praised for its very good service, prices, and clean rooms. The location has an average of 4 out of 5 stars reviews on Tripadvisor and every room surprises visitors with a good coffee pot in the morning. Pets and service dogs are welcomed and stay for free.
The Baymont by Wyndham Las Vegas South Strip is a hotel and restaurant complex that boasts 4 out of 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor. The location is perfect if you are on a budget and you appreciate a free breakfast. The hotel enables free parking and you can take advantage of its meeting rooms. Visitors benefit from a fitness center, a swimming pool, and very good service (judging by reviews online). In addition, dog owners can bring two of their pets with them. A fee of 25 USD per dog, per day, will have to be paid. Keep in mind that the dogs have to be within the 50-pound weight limit (combined).
As always, you need to call in advance and check with the reception or another of the hotel’s representatives about bringing your pet. Service dog owners need not worry and should be aware of the protections the Americans with Disabilities Act provides. A few tips on traveling with your pet that I can give include:
1) carry water and a water bowl with you at all times;
2) take note of the nearest veterinarians in relation to where you are staying;
3) clean after your dog;
4) you must have your dog leashed at all times and do not leave it unattended.
Have a safe trip!