Best Hotels in Henderson, Nevada, Vegas’ Less Flashy Nearby Neighbor

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Lake Mead drive
Photographer: Sydney Martinez

Maybe you’ve been to Vegas and know the advantages of staying in its less-neon neighbor to the south. Maybe you’re new to Nevada and want to see every corner of the state. Maybe you’re daunted by the grandiose size of the Las Vegas hotels. No matter the reason you’re traveling there, this list of the best hotels in Henderson will help you select accommodations just right for your trip needs.

Need a cheap hotel to stretch your dollars? A 3-star hotel to stay in comfort and accrue chain hotel points? A top-flight resort for a restorative getaway? Henderson has something to fit each of these accommodation niches.

Scroll on down to our curated list of Henderson hotel options and get ready to rock this less-discovered travel gem in the great state of Nevada. (Note: All these friendly hotels include free parking and free wifi unless otherwise noted.)

SheBuysTravel Tip: Flying into McCarran/Harry Reid International Airport? Henderson is southeast of the airport. Planning to take a cab and landing on Friday afternoon? Lines can be long—have someone in your party get in the ground transportation line while you get bags. Renting a car? The airport’s car rental center is super user-friendly.

Northeast of Henderson/Lake Las Vegas Luxury

Hilton lake resort
Wow! The juxtaposition of the southern Nevada landscape and this resort complex is powerful. Photo credit: Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 567-4700

If I wanted to spurge on a solo or girls’ weekend away, and desired less action than luxury hotels on the Strip, I’d head to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. A long weekend here and I’d be good to go—it offers everything you need for a restorative trip mixing great dining, spa and pool retreats and plenty of outdoor beauty.

The resort is adjacent to Montelago, a Tuscan-inspired shopping and dining village. Two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses are available for guests at the resort. You could stay here and truly never have to leave the resort complex to have a fulfilling, multi-faceted vacation.

  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Concierge services
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services onsite
  • Note: resort fee
Westin resort
Literally on the banks of Lake Las Vegas, this Westin is one-of-a-kind! Photo credit: Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

101 Montelago Blvd.
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 567-6000

Need to hole up somewhere for a couples getaway? Want to check-in somewhere to check-out for a few days? Want to ensure you have water-play access for kids during a family trip? Then the Westin Lake Las Vegas is the way to go.

First, you’ve got what I think are maybe the best hotel beds in the business (close tie for me with the Hyatt product line). Then, you’ve got several excellent onsite restaurants so you can enjoy a relaxing dinner without having to drive afterwards. And, there’s the onsite spa. And all of that’s before we’ve even considered the lake location! Next time my low-price flight notification pings for Vegas, I’m booking a room at The Westin.

  • Beach access for Lake Las Vegas
  • Water-view rooms
  • Onsite dining
  • Two pools and a pool slide
  • Onsite golf course
  • Spa services
Lake Mead & Hoover Dam
The lake might be disappearing, but there’s still plenty to see in southern NV! Photo credit: Travel Nevada/Sydney Martinez

Boulder City/Lake Mead Corridor

A hop away from Henderson, Boulder City is a great day excursion and alternate hotel locale. It’s also a cool, quirky stop on your way to Hoover Dam. Check out:

Stay at America’s longest running casino! Photo credit: Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino/Visit Las Vegas

Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino

1500 Railroad Pass Casino Road
Henderson, NV 89002
(702) 294-5000

In operation since 1931, this historic stop—America’s longest running casino—has been serving travelers for almost, literally, a century! If you’re looking for some immersion in West-state road-stop style in an outpost location, Railroad Pass is the experience for you.

  • Outdoor pool
  • Adjacent travel center/truck stop with 12 Tesla super-charging stations
  • Smoking and non-smoking rooms
  • Onsite gaming
  • Onsite restaurant

Central Henderson

With easy proximity to Vegas, central Henderson hotels let you stay away from the sensory overload of the Las Vegas Strip while remaining a cab ride away from the action. These hotels are near Henderson’s city center while retaining easy on/off highway access.

Sunset Station double room
Classy rooms and tons of on-site entertainment options make Sunset Station zing with possibility! Photo credit: Sunset Station

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino

1301 W Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 547-7777

Celebrating 25 years of stay-and-play excellence, Sunset Station is a fantastic option if you’d like a casino-driven hotel experience, with all of the perks and play that brings.

Full disclosure: I love oysters, so this hotel had me at onsite restaurant “The Oyster Bar,” one of several outstanding dining options at Sunset Station. Personally, I’d make sure I stayed three nights, so I could enjoy Pasta Cucina, The Oyster Bar and Sonoma Cellar for dinner.

Other highlights include:

  • Fabulous all-new pool area
  • Concerts onsite at outdoor amphitheater
  • Gaming
  • Getaway-caliber guest rooms

Skyline Hotel

1741 N Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 565-7907

“Modern Amenities, Vintage Vegas.” I love it when the hotel self-description is spot-on. For more than 60 years the Skyline has been greeting guests to southern Nevada.

If you want an off-the-Strip location to experience old-school Vegas vibes, The Skyline is a remodeled and refreshed blast from the past.

Highlights awaiting you:

  • Newly renovated
  • New pool and whirlpool area
  • No resort fees (For those of you new to Vegas, that’s an awesome feature.)
  • Fitness & business center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Onsite casino
Comfort Inn entrance
Pops of green throughout the property create a great atmosphere at this chain mainstay. Photo credit: Comfort Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn & Suites

475 Marks St.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 387-6500

Fantastic value will greet you at this Henderson outpost of the Comfort Inn & Suites chain. Spacious, clean decor and lovely outdoor pool make this a great base camp for your Henderson, Las Vegas and southern Nevada adventures.

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • On tour? Bus Parking!
  • Note: no pets
Hilton Garden Inn outdoor pool
Rest and relax between excursions at the Hilton Garden Inn’s lovely outdoor pool. Photo credit: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

1340 W Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 322-9000

Next door to the Sunset Station Casino, the Hilton Garden Inn is a great way to stay apart from the gaming action during your downtime, while still having easy, walking distance access to casino entertainment.

Signature Hilton Garden light-filled common areas make this hotel an excellent option for people who aren’t into the cloister effect of casino style. Amenities include:

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness & business centers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Onsite Garden Grill & Restaurant (sorry, no free breakfast, but convenient full-breakfast and dinner facilities)
Courtyard Marriott suite with walkout
Look no further for cozy time! Photo credit: Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

2800 N Green Valley Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-4700

Huge, cozy and classy factor in the room decor at this Courtyard by Marriott. With an outdoor pool and onsite restaurant for breakfast and dinner, this hotel makes for a great retreat after the day’s activities.

  • Outdoor pool & hot tub
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Laundry facilities for guests
  • Fitness center
  • Note: no pets
Hawthorn Suites room
Studio kitchen rooms and great value. Photo credit: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

910 S Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 568-7800

Desire proximity to a casino and golf, but don’t want to stay within a casino or pay high rates for golf resort accommodations? Need the ability to cook for yourself or your family while traveling? Then this Hawthorn Suites location may be your place for your southern Nevada exploration.

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet friendly
  • In-room kitchens with fridge
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Black Mountain Golf Club across the street
  • Adjacent to Points Casino
  • Manager’s reception every Wednesday (includes dinner)
Holiday Inn entrance
Tried-and-true value + signature breakfast cinnamon rolls! Photo credit: Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

441 Astaire Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 990-2323

Sometimes the best hotel-selection approach is “Why stray?” Maybe Holiday Inn Express is your mainstay of familiar amenities and value while on the road. Maybe it’s where you can use points, or accrue points that serve your travel future. With so much new to do in the Vegas/Henderson area, a little spot of familiar rest can enhance a trip.

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness and business centers
  • Free hot breakfast buffet & cinnamon rolls!
  • Pets allowed ($25 fee)

Southwest of Henderson/Highway 215 & Rose Parkway

Green Valley resort pool
The place that has it all, for adults and kids! Photo credit: Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa

Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa

2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 617-7777

Want a stay-and-play accommodation option where the play can be for both kids and adults? Family-friendly Green Valley Ranch is your place. Stunning rooms, suites and villas give you plenty of options for your party size, whether you’re planning a couple’s weekend, family reunion or girls’ getaway. Several room or suite styles mean you can find the perfect combo for your party.

Huge plus: kids’ club! If your trip includes kids—and the adults want some vigilance-free downtime—take advantage of the onsite Kids Quest program!

Resort amenities include:

  • Amazing pool complex
  • Spa
  • Kids’ Club
  • Top tier steakhouse and multiple onsite dining options
  • Casino and entertainment Events Center
  • Arcade
  • Celebrating something special? Check out onsite The Bake Shop for scratch-made cakes and desserts!
Springhill Suites room
Spacious, contemporary suites that you won’t feel the need to flee from. Photo credit: Springhill Suites by Marriott

Springhill Suites by Marriott

1481 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 270-0995

If a suite-style setup is your top priority, this Marriott option in Henderson is a fantastic deal. Vegas and southern Nevada bring a lot of sensory input and magic. These cozy, clean-line suites let you decompress and refresh.

  • Studio-suite rooms
  • Free breakfast
  • All the other standard freebies (free wifi, parking etc)
  • Note: no pets
Towneplace Suites kitchen
Fully-equipped kitchens make this suites option a great base camp. Photo credit: Towneplace Suites

Towneplace Suites

1471 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 896-2900

Kitchens! That’s the difference here for another excellent Marriott accommodation option. Also, pet-friendly! (Note: $150 fee.) Pool and patio areas offer extra space for relaxing with friends and family once the heat of the day has gone to bed.

  • Outdoor pool & hot tub
  • Equipped kitchens
  • Free breakfast (In case you don’t want to get stuck in that kitchen every morning making breakfast for others. It is vacation, right?)
Residence Inn patio
Enjoy some outdoor company after a great day of local sightseeing. Photo credit: Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott

2190 Olympic Ave.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-2700

Residence Inn is a chain option that always delivers great value, great function and great feel. Fresh, contemporary rooms with equipped kitchens help make trips restful and less expensive—with free breakfast included and working kitchens you can really cut back on dining out. Other amenities include:

  • Free shuttle to the airport and the Las Vegas Strip
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Pets with fee
  • Free hot breakfast and continental buffet
  • Great fireplace patio
Homewood Suites pool
Hang out by the pool and then cook an intimate or family-style dinner in your suite! Photo credit: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton

10450 S Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 450-1045

Want another “with kitchen” option? If you prefer the Hilton chain, then Homewood Suites is your go-to hotel in Henderson. With spacious patio, common areas and meeting spaces, Homewood Suites is also a great venue for larger family-style or group trips. Amenities include:

  • Fully equipped in-suite kitchens
  • Free shuttle from airport
  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness and business centers
  • Wednesday evening reception
Best Western Plus pool
Outdoor pool & hot tub for your post-travel R&R. Photo credit: Best Western

Best Western Plus

1553 N Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89011
(702) 564-9200

All the needed amenities and a great chain to for accumulating points. Location is especially handy if you find yourself in Henderson for work or business related to St. Rose Hospital and surrounding business parks. Amenities include:

  • Outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness center
  • Pet friendly
Hampton Inn patio & pool
Fireplace, patio, pergola and pool! You’re all set for a pool party! Photo credit: Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites

3245 St. Rose Pkwy.
Henderson, NV, 89052

(702) 385-2200

My local Hampton Inn is my go-to staycation spot, so I’m always happy to stay in a Hampton Inn in other great locations. From a lovely pool and patio area to reliably comfortable rooms and common areas, this hotel will let you rock your southern Nevada travel.

  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness and business centers
  • Pet-friendly
  • Excellent outdoor pool and fireplace patio
M Resort Pool
Casino-based hotel south of The Las Vegas strip where you can get your game on! Photo credit: M Resort Spa Casino

M Resort Spa Casino

12300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Henderson, NV 89044
(702) 797-1000

Football fan? Head to the “Official Team HQ Hotel of the Las Vegas Raiders” and stay at the M Resort south of the The Strip and southwest of Henderson. Other great benefit: Easy jumping off point to go explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Vegas’ best-kept open secret.

Check online and with the front desk at booking to see what package and hotel deals the resort is featuring at the time of reservation. Amenities include:

  • Huge outdoor pool complex
  • Onsite resort spa
  • Onsite gaming
  • Fantastic onsite restaurants and cafes like Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood
  • Celebrating? Baby Cakes Artisan Bakery onsite
A writer, educator and mama living in Walla Walla, Washington, Jennifer has spent the past decade living in the shrub-steppe deserts of California, Colorado and Washington. But she’s really most at home in the tropical forests of Indonesia and coastal Washington. Check out recent nonfiction at The Threepenny Review and
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