Top 5 Biggest Hotels in the World

When I was a kid I was obsessed with the Guinness Book of World Records. I was always a bookworm but even my indulgent mother shared a confused look with my grandma when I’d request a new Guinness World Records book for Christmas every year. It's really not something the average 6 year old wants, but I thirsted for knowledge and that knowledge was apparently oddly specific yet useless trivia. I wanted to know about the world’s smallest dog, the world’s longest yacht, the world’s largest mansion. As an adult, my interest remained. Travel piqued my interest. What ARE the biggest hotels in the world anyway? Hotel size doesn’t REALLY matter, does it?

Well, there are some benefits to a really big hotel: big hotels often have big amenities; they are really impressive in travel photos; there are usually tons of activities. If you want a LOT of stuff to do without needing to rent a car or use public transport, a big resort is the right fit for your travel style.

So even though my beloved Guinness World Records books are long outdated and lost in time through dozens of yard sales, I can still satisfy my craving for crazy superlatives. Such as...

The Top 5 Largest Hotels in the WORLD

#5 Wynn & Encore, Las Vegas Nevada Hotel with 4,748 Rooms

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas 5th Largest Hotel in the World
Wynn and Encore Hotel, photo from their site. View from my dreams.
Hold up, how can TWO hotels qualify on a list of the world’s largest hotels? Well, Las Vegas’s Encore and Wynn hotels are technically siblings and count as one big hotel. These hotels combined in 2008 and became serious contenders in the luxury accommodations market. With over 4,700 rooms, each qualifying as Gold List suites, Wynn/Encore also has an 18-hole golf course AND a fully-stocked Ferrari dealership. Staying at this Las Vegas powerhouse hotel starts at $120 per night.

Wynn Hotel Suite. I mean come on, check out that view.

Las Vegas doesn’t mess around when it comes to huge resort hotels. This shining paradise in the desert boasts not just one, but SIX out of 10 of the hotels with the most guest rooms on Earth. If the Wynn and Encore are booked, you can also check out The Luxor and Mandalay Bay. Both of these luxury Las Vegas hotels have about 4,300 rooms each and TONS of amazing amenities. The top 5 list here could center entirely on Las Vegas so I’m going to limit the city to only 2 entries on this list!

#4 Disney All-Star Resorts, Orlando Florida Hotel with 5,658 Rooms

Disney World All-Star Music Resort in Orlando FL
If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort packed with fun activities in the Southeast US, Disney World in Orlando FL is a great place to start. Disney World is THE ultimate family vacation destination! Disney All-Star Resort is the largest hotel in Florida. Disney All-Star Resorts are made up of three hotels, each with their own theme: Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney’s All-star Sports Resort. The total room count for all 3 resorts is 5,658. Starting at $130 a night, this Disney World resort hotel is a great balance between amenities, kid-friendly activities, and budget.

#3 Sands Cotai Central in Macau, China with 6,000 Rooms

Sands Cotai Southeast China Luxury Hotel
Southeast China Luxury Hotel

This Cotai Strip luxury hotel located in right along the coast of Southeast China only opened in 2012, but it has already made waves as a top luxury Asia travel destination. While it does have over 100,000 square feet of casino gaming, this hotel is known primarily for its business and exhibition purposes with over 300,000 square feet of meeting space.

Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, with 11 restaurants and tons of shopping and fun, there is something for everyone at this stately Macau luxury hotel. Sands Cotai Central rates start at $200 USD a night and up.

#2 The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada with 7,117 Rooms

This five-diamond hotel and casino luxury resort is located right on the Las Vegas Strip. Adjacent to the Sands Expo Convention Center, this 36-story tall hotel is the largest hotel in the USA.
The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. Photo credit Wikipedia.

Fans of Italy will feel right at home in this Vegas strip landmark; the luxury hotel uses Venice Italy as its design inspiration, including using working gondolas to ferry hotel guests in style! Other famous Venetian Las Vegas attractions include the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, four theaters (such as the Opaline and the Palaazo), a stunning wedding chapel, and TAO Nightclub, known for its Buddhist inspired design and infinity edge pool stocked with stunning koi fish. This Las Vegas luxury hotel giant starts at $160 a night.

#1 First World Hotel & Plaza, Pahang, Malaysia Hotel with 7,351 Rooms

Pahang may only be the third largest state in Malaysia, but it houses the number one biggest hotel in the world! The First World Hotel is a work of art, painted entirely in streaks of red, blue, green, yellow, and orange.
First World Hotel in Malaysia. Love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments.

This vibrant resort is only a short walk away from Genting Theme Park so there is a lot of stuff to do besides take selfies in front of the 2800-foot-tall wraparound mural. The Genting Theme Park is under construction until 2017-2018, but there are still amazing indoor attractions such as Snow World and Fun Land. 20th Century Fox World, a movie inspired theme park, is set to open in 2017 as well. Believe it or not, you can reserve a room at this colossal hotel for only $30 USD a night! With stunning views of the Genting Highlands, it’s a MUST SEE spot in Malaysia.

So those are the BIGGEST hotels in the world! You can fit an entire town in some of these giants. Which hotel is going on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below!


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