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What’s even better than heading to Las Vegas for vacation? That’s easy…it’s staying at a Vegas hotel with its own waterslide or waterpark! Let’s face it, Las Vegas gets hot, and while a hotel with a pool is great, nothing compares to staying at a resort with its own aquatic playground right outside.
From wave pools to waterslides and lazy rivers, Las Vegas has it all, but only if you pick the right hotel. So I created this guide to help you choose the best Las Vegas hotel with a waterslide or waterpark for your upcoming trip.
Here are the 9 Best Las Vegas hotels with waterslides or waterparks: (in no particular order)
- Cancun Resort
- Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
- Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
- The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
- MGM Grand Hotel
- Circus Circus Hotel and Casino
- Excalibur Hotel & Casino
- Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Keep reading to learn more detailed information about these great hotels, their accommodations, and, of course, what they have to offer in terms of pools, waterslides, or waterparks.
1. Cancun Resort Waterpark
Cancun Resort is located on the far southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, and although it’s a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas, it is often considered to be one of the best hotels in Las Vegas because of its overall ambiance, family-friendly vibe, and the incredible pool area.
The resort has a calm, peaceful environment where you and your family can take time to visit, relax, and enjoy some time by the pool. The Mayan Lagoon, as the main pool area is called, features a giant Mayan Pyramid with a cascading waterfall and is surrounded by a lush tropical environment with plenty of lounge chairs and shaded areas.
Next to the main pool is a smaller pool section that is home to four waterslides. The water slides twist and turn from the top of the pyramid before shooting you out into the pool with a splash. Of all the Las Vegas hotels that have waterslides, this is one of the best. So whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, you’ll have a blast!
The water slides are safe and monitored by lifeguards whenever they are open for use. The pools at Cancun Resort are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. However, the water slides are only open when there are enough additional lifeguards on the grounds to ensure the safety of the children (which is most of the time during normal pool hours).
The Mayan Lagoon also has its own cafe, so there’s no need to leave the pool area when hunger strikes. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch, in addition to having a full bar. Overall, Cancun Resorts’ water slides and pool area get high marks from its guests.
See pictures of the pool here (TripAdvisor)
2. Golden Nugget Water Slide
The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino is one of the most popular hotels on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. While the hotel has a great casino and multiple restaurants and bars, the real jewel here for water lovers is the pool complex referred to as The Tank.
The Tank and HideOut Pool complex is a three-story pool area that includes possibly the most thrilling waterslide in all of Las Vegas! Located in the middle of the pool is a 200,000-gallon shark tank. Not only can you swim up to the tank and watch the sharks close up from inside the pool, you can actually ride a waterslide right through the middle of the shark tank!
The waterslide has a couple of twists and turns, and then it’s a straight shot through the shark tank and back into the swimming pool. What makes it truly unique is that the waterslide tube is clear. You can actually see the sharks swimming all around you as you shoot through the middle of the aquarium.
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino’s pools are open between 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and the slide is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Something else that’s cool about the Golden Nugget pool is that you don’t even have to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy the pool. Non-hotel guests can access the pool for a fee Sunday through Friday. Non-hotel guests need to go to the pool podium between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the day they intend to use the water slide and pay to access the pool for the day (currently $25 per person).
Admission and access to the pool for those not staying at the hotel is valid from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. However, the number of non-guests who can use the pool is often limited and only available on a first-come/first-serve basis, so I recommend that you get there early.
Check out pictures of The Tank (TripAdvisor)
3. Mandalay Bay Water Park & Wave Pool
The Mandalay Bay Resort provides over 11 acres of waterpark fun and has been voted as one of the best pools found in the U.S. by TripAdvisor! It’s called Mandalay Bay Beach and is one massive water complex containing several pools, a lagoon, a humongous wave pool, and a lazy river that winds its way through part of the property. It’s a water park playground of epic proportions!
Mandalay Bay also provides something you probably wouldn’t expect from a resort in Las Vegas…a sandy beach! That’s right, there are several large areas where you can pull up a chair next to the water and stick your toes in the sand.
(If you’re not a sand lover, don’t worry, there are plenty of lounge chairs and cabanas available in non-sandy areas as well.)
In addition to all the water-related fun, the pool complex has three bars, each with a kitchen available, so you won’t ever go hungry or thirsty.
Mandalay Bay Beach has Cabanas for rent at several different locations, depending on what you’re looking for. The Cabanas available are:
- The Cabanas at the Beach and Wave Pool. The Cabanas at this location are the Beach Cabana and the Beach Bungalow. The beach bungalow is located below Moorea Beach Club (an adults only pool area).
- Cabanas by the Pools. There is the West Lagoon Cabana and the East Lagoon Cabana.
- Lagoon and Beach Gazebos. These cabanas are perfect for those who want to experience the beach but have their own personal space.
The pool is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm from Monday to Sunday.
Check out the Mandalay Bay Beach pool pics (TripAdvisor)
Recommended Reading: The Best Stand Alone Waterparks in Las Vegas (Top 3!)
4. The Westin Lake Las Vegas Water Slide
The Westin Lake Las Vegas offers waterpark and waterslide lovers a totally different water experience. Located in nearby Henderson, NV (30 minutes from the Strip), the hotel is situated on Lake Las Vegas and offers guests a private sandy beach right on the lake.
There is a protected lagoon to swim in and plenty of water sports equipment available to use on the lake. If you always wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, you’re in luck, but the real excitement for waterpark fans comes in the form of the Aqua Park.
The Aqua Park at The Westin is an inflatable playground with slides, obstacles, and climbing areas all floating right on the lake itself. The Aqua Park is a totally unique waterpark experience!
However, if, for some reason, the lake isn’t your thing, then The Westin also has a beautiful pool area with two large pools surrounded by relaxing palm trees. In addition, one of the pools has its very own waterslide as well.
Take a look at some pool and beach images (TripAdvisor)
5. Flamingo Las Vegas Water Slides
Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has two pools: The Beach Club Pool which is available for families, and the Go Pool is for adults 21+ only. You’ll find the waterslide over at the Beach Club Pool.
The water slide here is short and not at all steep, making it a perfect introduction to waterslides for the littlest of kids. The pool, however, was built to accommodate every member of the family and ensure that they all have a good time.
The Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has acres of lush scenery filled with waterfalls and cool tropical vibes. In addition to its pools, the Flamingo Hotel is also well known for its wild flamingo habitat. You can find out all about the flamingos in our article: Best Animal Habitats and Zoos in Las Vegas.
See the Flamingo Hotel and pool pictures at TripAdvisor.
6. MGM Grand Water Park
The MGM Grand, on the Las Vegas Strip, has a magnificent pool play area. This famous hotel has 6.5 acres of water-related activity known as the MGM Grand Pool Complex. This hotel waterpark was designed explicitly for fun and relaxation.
The pool area is home to four swimming pools found in a lush setting. The highlight of the pool complex, however, is its large lazy river. Grab a tube, and you can float, splash, swim, and play for hours.
MGM Grand pool complex has multiple Cabanas available for rent, a place to find some food near the pool, and an area where you can get a poolside massage. The hours of operation for the main pool are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, with the lazy river opening at 9:00 am and closing by 5:00 pm.
Next door to the regular pool area is the Wet Republic Ultra Pool. This 54,500 square-foot pool deck is where you’ll find the dayclub pool party scene.
Unfortunately, the MGM Grand only allows its guests access to its pools; if you are not registered at the hotel, you cannot access the Grand Pool Complex. Take a look at our article Best Pools in Las Vegas for Non-Guests to find all the Vegas pools you can visit without being a guest of the hotel.
Check out photos of the MGM Grand pool complex (TripAdvisor)
7. Circus Circus Water Park
Circus Circus Hotel and Casino has the closest thing to a traditional waterpark of any hotel in Las Vegas. It’s called the Splash Zone, and it features a 50 ft. (15.24 m) waterslide tower with three big slides, a water playground, two swimming pools, and hot tubs.
The three slides are called; Mat Racer, Aqua Tube, and Speed Slide. In order to ride the Mat Racer, a person has to be at least 42 inches (106.68 cm) tall. To ride the Aqua Tube and the Speed Slide, the rider must be at least 48 inches (121.92 cm) tall.
The splash pad is where you can play water shooting games. There are water cannons, rain trees, giant spill buckets, and plenty of other fun things to do for all ages. However, children under the age of six must have adult supervision.
Only those who are guests in the hotel are allowed access to the Splash Zone slide and the pool complex; absolutely no outsiders are permitted. The resort pool opens from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
See pictures and check Circus Circus room rates (TripAdvisor)
8. Excalibur Water Slide
The Excalibur Hotel & Casino has a pool area fit for a king! With a 30,000 sq. ft. pool deck, there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax in and around the pool. While having more of a traditional pool setting, there is a waterslide that both kids and adults will enjoy.
The pool offers plenty of seating and has 19 fully stocked Cabanas for rent. Near the pool, you’ll find the Drenched Bar & Grill, so food and drink are never far away.
View photos of Excalibur’s Pool here (TripAdvisor)
9. Tahiti Village Lazy River
When it comes to hotel waterparks in Las Vegas, Tahiti Village has one thing going for it that is better than the rest, its Lazy River. Of all the Las Vegas properties with a lazy river, Tahiti Village is the longest. It’s over 1/8 of a mile long and is probably the most relaxing floating experience in Vegas.
In addition to the river, the one-acre pool deck has a big beautiful pool with a sandy beach entry. And to top it all off, both the pool and the lazy river are heated to more than 80 degrees in the winter! (Note: most pools in Las Vegas aren’t heated during the cooler months. We tell you about a few exceptions in our article here.)
The pool also has a water volleyball area, a play area, and a fully stocked Tiki Bar. However, you’ll need to be a guest in order to experience Tahiti Village’s pool area and lazy river.
Check out the pictures and room rates here (TripAdvisor)
Las Vegas Strip Hotels With Water Park or Water Slides
While there are quite a few Las Vegas hotels with waterparks or slides, not all of them are found on the Las Vegas Strip. Here’s a list of the hotels discussed above that can be found on the Las Vegas Strip (i.e. Las Vegas Blvd):
- Mandalay Bay
- Flamingo Las Vegas
- MGM Grand
- Circus Circus
- Tahiti Village (2.3 miles south of the main Strip area)
- Cancun Resort (3.8 miles south of the main Strip area)
All of these waterpark or waterslide hotels are located on what’s considered the Strip, except Tahiti Village and Cancun Resort. While still located on Las Vegas Boulevard, these two hotels are a few miles south of the southern end of “the Strip,” which begins at Mandalay Bay.