While bigger isn’t always better, there is no doubt that the US of A is home to some of the best themed hotels and resorts in the world. These hotels often feature more on-site amenities, dining options and attractions than smaller hotels. These woolly-mammoth-style giants are often fun just to visit, even if you don’t want to stay there. As you’ll see, out of the 18 hotels mentioned are in Vegas. So here’s this list, I hope it inspires you to start planning the vacation of a life time:
25. The Quad Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (formerly the Imperial Palace) – 2,635 rooms
24. Borgata in Atlantic City – 2,802 rooms
23. Bally’s Resort in Las Vegas – 2,814 rooms
22. Disney’s Pop Century Resort in Orlando – 2,880 rooms
21. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville – 2,881 rooms
20. Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (TI) – 2,885 rooms
19. Paris Las Vegas – 2,916 rooms
18. The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton) – The LVH offers 2,956 rooms in a location right off the heart of the strip.
17. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – With 53 floors and 2,995 rooms, the “Cosmo” is one of the grandest resorts on the strip. It always amazes me to see how long it takes to get from another. Someone staying at the Cosmopolitan, trying to get to the Mirage, might see that there are just two hotels between the Cosmo and the Mirage but what they don’t realize is that those two hotels are the Bellagio and Caesars Pallace, two of the largest and widest hotels on the strip. Even though all these hotels are located right next to each other, they still take up quite a big area. Take a look at the Cosmo:
Take a look at the Crystals mall that’s located right next door (it’s one of the nicest malls in the world):
16. Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas – 3,002 rooms
15. The Mirage in Las Vegas – 3,044 and it is 30 stories. Visit Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, stock up on Kardashian stuff at Kardashian Khaos and see their famous volcano, which can be seen in the video below.
14. Disney’s Port Orleans & French Quarter in Orlando – 3,056 rooms
13. Caesars Pallace in Las Vegas – 3,340 rooms
Take a look at the Forum Shops mall at Caesars Pallace:
12. Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu – 3,386 rooms
11. The Flamingo in Las Vegas – Ever since I first saw Donny and Marie perform here back in 2008, I have fallen in love with this historic hotel, home to its own flamingo habitat (hence the name). It was actually once home to an African penguin habitat but it was removed quite a few years ago. 3,565 rooms
10. Circus Circus in Las Vegas – 3,774 rooms While it’s located a good ways from everything else on the strip, they are VERY affordable and they are home to one of the countries only indoor amusement parks, which can be seen in the video below.
9. The Bellagio in Las Vegas – It’s 36 floors high with 3,993 rooms.
8. Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas – Since opening in December 2009, Aria has become one of the cities favorite hotels. It has 4,004 rooms and rises 61 stories.
7. Excalibur Hotel and casino in Las Vegas – With 4,008 rooms,
6. Mandalay Bay & The Hotel & Four Seasons in Las Vegas – With a total of 4,332 rooms, this hotel complex is top notch.
5. Luxor Las Vegas – This 4,408 room, three building complex offers affordable rooms in a prime location. Get grossed out by taking a look at real human bodies in Bodies: The Exhibition.
4. Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Las Vegas – These two five star towers are respectively 48 and 50 stories each, with a total of 4,734 rooms. They are located on the strip.
3. Disney’s All-Start Resorts in Orlando – The Disney Value resorts are equivalent to a standard Holiday Inn hotel room but are given the Disney magical touch and are located just minutes away from all Walt Disney World has to offer. These three hotels are themed to music, movies and sports. They have a total of 5,524 rooms, spread throughout 30 buildings, each 3 stories high.
2. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas – The third largest hotel in the world has a grand total of 6582 rooms (including MGM, Signature, Skyloft, and The Mansion). While it isn’t nearly as grand as it was when it first opened, it’s still fairly nice and its located in a prime location. I’m still mad at them for removing their lion habitat, though! 🙁
1. The Venetian & Palazzo in Las Vegas – These two luxury hotels are very popular, even to celebrities. I know that the Kardashians have visited both of these hotels on multiple occasions. These hotels have a combined total of 8,107 rooms making them the largest hotel in the entire world. Yep, they are colossal. They are divided into three towers, with the tallest being 53 stories.
So, there you have it folks. The Aria in Las Vegas (#8), is my favorite out of these hotels. What about you, what’s your favorite hotel? We would love to hear from you!