Just because you're in Vegas doesn't mean you have to stay with the obnoxiously loud, drunkenly vomiting masses of The Strip.
There is a better way. This is, after all, supposed to be a vacation.
Take a break from the downtown insanity and chill in luxurious style on the edge of town at these top non-Strip Vegas hotels:
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Situated amidst stunning views of the dramatic, deep red canyons of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, this luxury oasis has it all: from in-room pool tables to private butlers in the high-roller suites. Get out in nature with golf excursions and horseback riding or stay in with their 72-lane bowling alley, 16-screen movie theatre, 24-hour casino, and concert venue (Def Leppard plays June 23).
Starting at $136 per night. 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Summerlin (702-797-7777)
Element Las Vegas Summerlin
Located on the western edge of town, Element marries its scenic location with sleek, ultra-modern rooms and bright, eco-friendly design. Stop by their al fresco evening receptions with drinks on the patio or check out urban art made from recycled tires. There's an on-site Whole Foods-style pantry for organic eats, or go whole-hog at the free weekly BBQ around the fire pit.
Starting at $119 per night. 10555 Discovery Dr., Summerlin (702-589-2000)
Ravella at Lake Las Vegas
Resting along a peaceful 320-acre lake on the eastern edge of town, Ravella brings a touch of Northern Italy to Vegas with beautiful Mediterranean-style suites nestled amidst rolling desert hills. Explore the white sand beaches of the lagoon, take a romantic gondola ride to the lake's secluded coves, or get intimate on uber-soft feather beds. And, this still being Vegas and all, the Casino MonteLago is never too far away.
Starting at $140 per night. 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy., Henderson (702-564-4700)