Las Vegas' top themed hotels

Designed around countries, eras, landscapes and entertainment genres, when Vegas hotels choose a theme they really run with it. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best themed hotels in Las Vegas where you can enjoy world-beating entertainment all day every day, ride rollercoasters or gondolas, eat exquisite food from around the world, shop ’til you drop and simply be in awe of the architecture around you.

Circus Circus

As you’d expect from a circus-themed hotel, Circus Circus is extremely child-friendly but it also has some pretty breathtaking experiences for grown-ups.

Paris Hotel and Casino

This show-stopping French-themed hotel has a half-sized Eiffel Tower housing its casino and haute cuisine restaurant overlooking the three-acre Soleil swimming pool and grounds. And among the whopping 12 restaurants and cafes there’s everything you can think of ending in ‘erie’ – a boulangerie, a creperie, a patisserie and a fine dining brasserie. The Eiffel Tower restaurant is the cream of the crop for special occasions.

With seven bars and lounges, nightlife at the Paris Hotel includes dancing at the Chateau Nightclub and rooftop overlooking the Bellagio fountains, and watching Jersey Boys the musical. Or for shopping, there’s the indoor Le Boulevard which is set up to look like Parisian streets, complete with stylish boutiques.

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

At the southern end of The Strip sits the Camelot-themed Excalibur Hotel, complete with a Disney-esque castle. Inside are the casino, with race and sports book, and other social areas, while either side are two large turret-topped towers housing 3,981 rooms.

One of Vegas’ most extravagant dinner shows is put on here. The Tournament of Kings medieval jousting live-action production tells the tale of King Arthur in the 900-seat theatre-in-the-round arena, while you dine on a three-course meal eaten the Camelot way – using your hands.

You can also dine at another of Vegas’ award-winning steakhouses, as well as a food court housing all your American quick bite favourites in the Castle Walk Shopping precinct.

The Flamingo

The bright pink exterior of The Flamingo gives way to a classy interior with a tropical vibe but what really sells it is the huge outdoor pool scene and wildlife habitat with Chilean flamingos. The 15-acre, Caribbean-style water playground has two swimming pools with waterfall and lagoons, and plenty of lounging space on cabanas and daybeds. To get things going Vegas-style, there are pool games and contests, and live poolside DJs.

In an excellent location on The Strip, The Flamingo is at the famous four corners of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, adjacent to the LINQ promenade outdoor retail, dining and entertainment plaza and the High Roller ferris wheel.

The Venetian

Opulence oozes from The Venetian, which does everything Italian-style, including gondola rides on the mini Venice waterways. Rooms here are big – a standard is double the average Vegas room size – and so are the prices, meaning this is one to walk around rather than spend too much in. With marbled lobbies and replica Renaissance Venice art and architecture, it’s certainly an eye-opener.