When you're in Las Vegas, there are basically three categories of hotels, On the Strip, Off the Strip and Downtown.
Downtown and on the strip is pretty much self explanitory, but off the strip can mean a lot of things. Some hotels, like The Rio, are considered off the strip, but the Rio is only a couple of minutes off the strip. While other hotels, like the Cannery, is also considered off the strip, but it's 10 or 15 minutes away. So if you're going to book a room off the strip, check it's location and make sure it's not too far away from where you'll be spending most of your time while you are in Las Vegas.
We have provided information about our favorite hotel in each category. We'll add information about other resorts if they decide to provide the information about their resort.