Looking down the Las Vegas Strip, at all those tall, impressive towers of hotel rooms. Don’t you ever wonder just how many hotel rooms and suites are there? It’s a popular question on my walking tours and according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the people who are supposed to know those things, there are 148,000 hotel rooms/suites in the Las Vegas Valley. (Read: LVCVA Vegas Stats)
About 120,000 of those rooms are right there on the Las Vegas Strip. On one of the busiest street corners in the Las Vegas valley, Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, there are over 12,000 hotel rooms between four properties.
The MGM Grand
The MGM Grand opened in 1993. A total of 5, 124 rooms in one structure. That makes it the largest single hotel building in the United States. That number does not include the three MGM Signature towers in the back of the property or the exclusive MGM Mansion tucked away behind the Showcase Mall along Las Vegas Boulevard.
MGM Grand sits where The Marina Hotel and Casino was located. When they started to build the MGM Grand, instead of tearing the old hotel down, they incorporated into the west wing of the current structure!
New York – New York
The newest kid on the corner. The New York – New York hotel and casino opened in 1997 with 2,024 rooms and a world-famous Manhattan Express roller coaster.
The hotel includes several towers built to resemble famous New York City landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In front of the property is a replica of the Statue of Liberty sitting in a reconfigured New York harbor.
Yes, what I call “the Grande Dame” of the Las Vegas Strip. Originally built in 1957, it is the oldest operated casino hotel on the Strip with 1, 467 rooms. This lovely lady has seen it all. The Mob, the boom and bust of the Las Vegas economy. A lot of people said this was “the next one to go” and yet it still stands with a recently refurbished, south Miami vibe to it.
One of the more unique hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. It opened in 1990 and has 3,081 rooms. When it first opened, guests entered by walking across a drawbridge with a fire-breathing dragon lurking in its moat. Laugh as you may, As of 2016 Excalibur is the seventh-largest hotel (by the total number of rooms) in Las
Laugh as you may, As of 2016 Excalibur is the seventh-largest hotel (by the total number of rooms) in Las Vegas and the eleventh-largest hotel worldwide!
On March 21, 2003, Josh Ford of Los Angeles hit the largest Megabucks Jackpot to date of $39.7 million at Excalibur.
That gives us a grand total of 12, 596 hotel rooms on one street corner! Give or take a few hundred to account for puffed up room counts in marketing materials (after all, Las Vegas is home to the “World’s Largest (fill in the blank)”. Plus taking in to account reconfigurations over the years, I think I got a pretty accurate count!
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