11 Best Hotel Pools in Vegas

Get the Full StoryAdditional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso.Summer is here, which in Las Vegas means one thing: Pool season has arrived. All across town, vast hotel pool decks are shaking off their off-season sleepiness and embracing their summer selves -- which, for some hotels, means a serene oasis-like scene for beating the heat, and for others, the rowdiest party this side of Rio -- complete with nonstop bass and bikini-clad waitresses spraying guests with Champagne. So, whether you re looking to wind down or throw down, there s a Las Vegas pool with your name all over it. Here are our favorite Vegas pools for every mood, and what to expect at each one. Note that hotel guests enjoy free pool entry, while non-guests can typically purchase day passes. Most pool parties with live entertainment require a cover charge for both hotel guests and visitors.