Hotels with Childcare Las Vegas – Within 15 Minutes of the Strip
This post was most recently updated on April 19th, 2018
Moms, do you want to take the kids to visit Las Vegas but need affordable childcare you can depend on? We visit Las Vegas frequently, sometimes as a couple and other other times with our daughter. Unlike a lot of people we go to Vegas to relax not to party. However, we still want to catch a movie or show and stay out later which is pretty tough when your kid’s bedtime is 8pm. Plus many shows don’t allow children under a certain age (or she’d be bored, or it’s a lot of money to spend to bring her to something she doesn’t care if she goes to).
Now that she’s old enough for us to feel comfortable leaving her alone we wanted to find Las Vegas hotels with childcare.
Hotels with Childcare Las Vegas
If you’re staying on the Strip be prepared to pay a lot for childcare. But if you’re willing to drive a little, you can find fun places close by that are reasonably priced. This list is for hourly childcare where you can drop your kid(s) off and pick them up. This option is meant for visitors or tourists not ongoing day care, however, locals can use it too.
Kid’s Quest Childcare
There is a hotel chain in Vegas with 6 locations close to the Strip that all offer drop in childcare. They’re around 15-30 minutes from the Strip so plan for the drive time. Of course you’ll have to have a car to get there. If I find out about childcare on the strip I’ll blog about that in a future post. We’ve tried working through friends but it was a pain to set up and just as far away. We prefer a public option that’s not going to change because someone gets sick, has something urgent come up, etc. The night out is rare so we want to make the most of it.
Just remember that the Wynn and Circus Circus is north Strip. South Strip is the Aria, New York, New York, Luxor, etc. So the closest one depends on where you’re staying.
Note that if you want someone to come to your Las Vegas hotel so you don’t have to leave your room, there’s Care.com – it may be less expensive and you can leave your child(ren) for longer without needing to drive somewhere.
If you have a pet or want to look at the cost of hiring someone to come to your hotel room on the Strip or anywhere in Vegas, check it out: Join Care.com FREE today! Find babysitters, nannies, housekeepers, dog walkers and more
6 Las Vegas Hotel Locations
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT SPA & CASINO (27 minute drive from the Strip, south)
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052
RED ROCK CASINO RESORT AND SPA (25 minutes northeast)
11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135
KIDS QUEST AT SUNSET STATION HOTEL & CASINO (32 minutes southwest)
1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014
KIDS QUEST AT SANTA FE STATION HOTEL CASINO (34 minutes northwest)
4949 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
BOULDER STATION HOTEL CASINO (22 minutes east, almost due east of the Wynn hotel)
4111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89121
TEXAS STATION CASINO (26 minutes north of the Strip)
2101 Texas Star Lane, N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
The best part about Kid’s Quest is it’s only $10.50 per hour. It’s drop in, so no appointment needed (they don’t accept reservations), but I recommend calling first before you drive there. We went to the Green Valley location and they can accommodate 84 children at a time. We went on a Thursday at about 5:30pm and there was plenty of room. We know this is in a great area of town and had great reviews.
Make sure to check rates because they can vary by location.
The maximum time you can leave your child at Kid’s Quest per day is 5 hours. It’s important that you’re not late because the charges are large and add up fast. They bill in 15 minute increments after the first hour, so you only get charged for an hour and 15 minutes if you come back by then. They won’t round up to the next hour. For us that means we could be gone about 4 hours to allow for drive time. That’s enough time for most shows and dinner.
We got an email for a free hour on our next visit so if we are back before it expires we’ll use it as we do plan to come back again.
Tip: Fill out the Kid’s Quest application online before you go to save time.
The overall check in time was about 15 minutes max. We had to sign a form and go over the policies, then they buzzed her through and we were on our way. It’s very secure. They put a sticker with your child’s name and a bar code on them. The windows are one way so no one can see inside.
Kid’s Quest is not a 24-hour childcare. They don’t open until 10am and the latest they’re open is until 1am (on Saturdays).
WHAT TO BRING
They require immunization records if you are a local or plan to return. You get 15 days without needing proof of immunization but after that it’s required. That means if you come on a trip and don’t bring them, then come back in a year, at that point you will need documentation. They remove their shoes before going inside the play area, so it’s smart to have socks.
You can decide what food your child can eat and that you’ll pay for in advance or choose the unlimited tab in which they can eat whatever they want and you’ll pay for it. We chose a cheese pizza and chocolate milk. She was there for about 3 hours and it cost us almost $40. There’s several choices at the food court that’s just on the other side of Kid’s Quest, if you want to feed your child before checking them in.
How to Get There/Parking
You can see the hotel from the freeway but Google Maps made it a little confusing. Go to the road in front of the hotel. Turn into the parking garage 215 which is right before you get to the front of the main hotel. Park on the top level. Go in through the casino doors and to the right. You’ll see the Kid’s Quest sign. There is no charge for parking.
THINGS TO DO
The club has art, video games, a play structure and more to do. Also, if you want to stay around the hotel before or after you pick up the kids, they have several activities. There’s an arcade and movie theater downstairs and food court nearby.
There were a mix of ages. Our daughter is 6 and she LOVED going there. They have an infant/toddler area at some locations (not this one) plus activities for older kids. If they have a toddler area is for 6 weeks to 30 months of age. The other areas are for from 30 months to age 12. For the Green Valley location the ages are from 2.5 to 12 years of age.
As soon as we picked up Alexis from daycare she wanted to go back. She had an art project she did and said she wanted to do more. She already made a friend who had the same birthday as she does. The 20 minutes she tried desperately to get us to leave her there again as soon as possible. We said, next trip! Bottom line: we highly recommend this as an affordable childcare option while you’re on vacation in Las Vegas. Based on our experience we’d even consider a family trip to this resort based on our experience with the childcare part of the hotel.
Note we also want to check out Kids Tyme at the Orleans Casino!