Let’s start with the basics. What is a casino hotel. Simply put, it’s a hotel and casino in one location with lots of other options as well. We’re talking about entertainment, restaurants, spas, shopping, and more. And some casino hotels do it better than others. USA Today conducted their reader’s poll, and came up with the 10 Best Casino Hotels in the Country. The #1 casino hotel in the country is right here in New England.

How do you choose the best casino hotel for your needs? Some of the factors to take into consideration: location in case you want to leave your hotel to explore, room amenities (wifi, room service, comfortable beds, etc.), gaming options (variety of slots and table games), dining options (very important!), and reviews.

There are many casino hotels in New England. Foxwoods Resort & Casino is a popular casino in Mashantucket, CT. It has 9 million square feet, making it the largest casino resort in North America, and the fifth largest in the world. As far as the hotel, it has over a whopping 2,200 rooms. The first casino resort in Massachusetts is MGM Springfield which opened its doors in 2018. They have a lot less hotel rooms with 240, but they make up for that with the 2 million square feet of space that takes up 14 acres in three downtown city blocks. And another hugely popular casino hotel is Encore Boston Harbor in Everett. The $2.6 billion dollar resort casino opened in 2019. They have 671 rooms and suites over 27 floors.

As great as they are, none of those were crowned the best in the country, or even made the top 10. Read on to see the New England casino voted the #1 casino hotel in the U.S.

 

 

  • #1: Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Connecticut

    Number 1 on the list is our very own Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. They have over 300,000 square feet of gamine within two unique casinos. The Casino of the Earth and the Casino of the Sky. There are two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,563 rooms, and two world-class spas. Hungry? No worries, as they have over 45 restaurants, bars, and lounges. There’s a whole lot more to enjoy at the #1 Mohegan Sun!

  • #2: Ocean Casino Resort - Atlantic City, New Jersey

    The Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City features 138,000 square feet of gaming space, and the largest TopGolf Swing Suite in the country. You can also check out ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows in your luxurious room or suite. They have multiple dining and bar options, entertainment, and more.

  • #3: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Biloxi, Mississippi

    The Beau Rivage features 1,740 rooms with sweeping views of the city and the ocean. They offer elegant dining, entertainment, of course a casino, and a relaxing spa, all in a Mediterranean setting.

  • #4: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City - Atlantic City, New Jersey

    The Hard Rock in Atlantic City is set on 17-acres with the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop. They have world-class entertainment, great nightlife, a lounge, and a 400-seat Hard Rock Café.

  • #5: Mount Airy Casino Resort - Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

    Mount Airy Casino Resort is Pennsylvania’s first AAA four Diamond Casino Resort, and has kept this distinction for more than a decade. No kids here, as their premier adult resort is for guests aged 21 and over. ” In our Casino enjoy some of the hottest slots and most popular table games. “Bet on It” in our Sports Book or play a hand in our Poker Room. Indulge your taste buds at one of our incredible dining outlets, unwind with a treatment at our full service, professional spa, or relax in one of our luxurious and spacious guest rooms, each with décor and color schemes reminiscent of the Pocono Mountains. Nature lovers will enjoy our Pocono resort’s picturesque hiking trails right on site.” – Mount Airy Casino Resort

  • #6: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Atlantic City, New Jersey

    The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is a 2,000 room stylish casino-hotel, located at the Marina District. It has 1,970 Classic Rooms, 312 Fiore Suites, 86 Luxury Suites, and 6 Villas. It’s a 161,000 square foot casino floor incorporating 2,549 slot machines and 176 table games. It has entertainment, nightlife, shopping, restaurants, and a European-style, 54,000 square foot Spa Toccare, complete with salon, fitness center, and barbershop is the place to indulge and escape in Atlantic City.

  • #7: Harrah's Gulf Coast - Biloxi, Mississippi

    Harrah’s Gulf Coast is a casino hotel that people visit for not only the great gambling, but for the coastal views as well. They also have a year-round outdoor heated pool, live shows under the stars at The Great Lawn, and you can find anything from a classic burger to Southern seafood.

  • #8: Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

    Caesars Palace is one of Vegas’s largest and best known landmarks. There are five towers of rooms at the iconic hotel, including high-end suites and villas. You can relax at the spa or one of their seven pools. Try your luck on their massive gaming floor, or make reservations for one of their restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Bobby Flay.

  • #9: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood, Florida

    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is also known as The Guitar Hotel, because of its tower constructed to resemble a Gibson Les Paul guitar. , It currently has three hotel towers, a 140,000 sq ft casino, large poker room, a 4-acre lagoon-style pool facility with a center bar and many private restaurants, shops, spa, cabanas, bars and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock Event Center.

  • #10: Bellagio Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

    The Bellagio is a beautiful casino hotel that I’ve stayed at a few times. It’s famous for its dancing fountains and has over 3,000 guest rooms and over 500 suites. It also has five outdoor pools, an enormous fitness center, four whirlpools, a Zen-inspired spa, as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment. It also has an incredible glass sculpture that hangs from the ceiling called “Fiori di Como” designed by Chihuly.

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