Top 10 Most In-Demand Hotels in Las Vegas
Though many people head to Las Vegas with dollar signs in their eyes, it’s money going into their pockets at the poker table — not money going out for a hotel room — that they’re really dreaming of.
In early November, Expedia revealed that the top destination for its travelers this holiday season is none other than Sin City. When USA Today later pressed the travel booking site for more specifics, they discovered an interesting trend: travelers want deals, even if it means forgoing one of the city’s state-of-the-art hotels. Here, we present the 10 most popular hotels in Las Vegas, based on booking data compiled between June 2015 and June 2016.
10. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Opened in 1999, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino features more than 3,000 rooms, a man-made beach (with sand, cabanas and all those other beachy accouterments), a wave pool and a massive shark reef aquarium home to more than 2,000 animals.
9. Paris Las Vegas
For a taste of Paris without the hassle of an international flight, Paris Las Vegas was built to mimic the City of Light in the heart of the Nevada desert, complete with quaint cobblestone sidewalks and a 541-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower.
8. The Venetian
If you prefer Italy to France, The Venetian does its best impersonation of Venice, right down to its gondola rides.
7. Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Yet another Vegas classic, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino has long been one of the city’s most popular mega-resorts and even has a boutique hotel-within-the-hotel in Hotel32. But much of that is about to change as the resort prepares for a $450 million renovation. If you’re looking to book soon, be aware that the hotel pool is currently closed — instead, guests will be given access to the pool at the MGM Grand Hotel.
6. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
In addition to being one of the world’s largest hotels, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is also a haven for foodies, with onsite eateries courtesy of Tom Colicchio, Joël Robuchon, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.
Opened in 1979 as Vegas World, Stratosphere is now named — and known for — its 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, America’s tallest freestanding observation tower, which daredevils can jump off of via SkyJump if they dare.
4. Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino was a pretty big deal when it opened its doors, courtesy of Steve Wynn, in 1993. Today, the hotel — which has weeknight rates starting at $69 — is still packing in enough travelers to claim the number four spot on this list.
3. Luxor Hotel
Another hotel, another theme: this one Ancient Egypt, as the Luxor Hotel is named after the ancient city of Thebes. In case you forget, there’s an enormous pyramid to remind you.
2. Excalibur Hotel and Casino
What should have been Xanadu — Las Vegas’ first mega-resort, which was planned back in the mid-1970s — eventually became the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, a Medieval castle in the middle of the Vegas Strip. (And yes, there is jousting).
1. Circus Circus
When it comes to frills, Circus Circus might be the less frilly of them all. Sure, it’s got suites — some of them even have whirlpools — but it’s also got an RV park and rates that regularly start at $19 per night.
H/T: USA Today
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