Mohegan Sun wins title of Best Casino Hotel

Winning hotel highlights local tribal stories

Whether you're gambling in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or somewhere in between, you not only have a choice of where to place your bets, but also where to lay your head.

  • Mohegan Sun
    Uncasville, Conn.

    The Mohegan Sun comprises three hotel towers with a combined 1,563 guestrooms and suites. Mohegan tribal stories come to life throughout the hotel’s design. Rooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, like lightning fast WiFi and intelligent thermostats. Other amenities include a fitness center, pool and Mandara Spa.
    Photo courtesy of Mohegan Sun

  • del Lago Resort & Casino
    Waterloo, N.Y.

    del Lago Resort & Casino serves as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region, where guests stay in one of 205 luxuriously appointed rooms. The property includes a full-service spa with 14 treatment rooms, nine on-site restaurants, several retail venues and a calendar packed with live entertainment.
    Photo courtesy of Kschiefer / Wikimedia Commons

  • Pechanga Resort & Casino
    Temecula, Calif.

    When guests of the Pechanga Resort aren’t playing on the largest casino floor in California, they can relax in one of 1,090 luxury guestrooms, swim in the 4.5-acre pool complex (including two waterslides, swim-up bar and a beach-entry pool), unwind at Spa Pechanga or grab a bite to eat at one of a dozen restaurants on property.
    Photo courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino

  • Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
    New Orleans

    Situated not far from the historic French Quarter, this 26-floor casino hotel in New Orleans offers 450 spacious rooms and suites, each outfitted with pillow-top mattresses, flatscreen TVs and wireless internet.
    Photo courtesy of Eileen Blass, USA TODAY

  • Peppermill Resort Hotel
    Reno

    Luxury amenities at this Reno resort include two resort pools, a spacious fitness center, retail venues, a video game arcade with Reno’s largest collection of retro video games, a full-service spa and nearly a dozen dining options to choose from.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Turning Stone Resort Casino
    Verona, N.Y.

    Situated in the heart of Upstate New York, Turning Stone Resort Casino hosts some 4.5 million guests each year in its 707 guest rooms and suites spread across 3,400 acres and four hotels (The Lodge, The Tower, The Hotel at Turning Stone and The Inn at Turning Stone). Guests have access to the 33,000-square-foot Skana spa, 72 holes of golf, a 65-foot lap pool, golf dome with hitting stations and simulators and more than 20 dining options.
    Photo courtesy of Turning Stone Resort Casino

  • M Resort Spa Casino
    Henderson, Nev.

    Opened in 2009, Henderson’s M Resort Spa Casino encompasses more than 90 acres. Guests will find 390 rooms (39 suites), seven restaurants, seven bars and lounge areas, a 23,000-square-foot spa and an expansive pool deck. More than 70 percent of the rooms afford views of the Vegas Strip through floor-to-ceiling windows.
    Photo courtesy of Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
    Mashantucket, Conn.

    Staying at Foxwoods means staying at one of four hotels: the Grand Pequot Tower, Great Cedar Hotel, Two Trees Inn or the Fox Tower. This range of choices means there’s a room for every taste and budget, all offering convenient access to the resort’s shopping, dining and entertainment offerings.
    Photo courtesy of Jeff Evans, Norwich Bulletin

  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
    Reno

    Situated next to the Reno-Sparks Conference Center just south of Downtown Reno, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Atlantis Casino Resort Spa offers amenities like free WiFi, complimentary airport shuttle, Sealy pillow-top mattresses and access to the resort’s indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
    Photo courtesy of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

  • The Venetian & The Palazzo
    Las Vegas

    Guests at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas are greeted by 25-foot-tall Botticino marble columns in the grand lobby. The all-suite sister resorts feature spacious rooms with Italian marble bath tubs, sunken living rooms and 24-hour in-suite dining just steps from everything the Las Vegas Strip has to offer.
    Photo courtesy of The Venetian

The top 10 winners in the Best Casino Hotel category are as follows:

  1. Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Conn.
  2. del Lago Resort & Casino - Waterloo, N.Y.
  3. Pechanga Resort & Casino - Temecula, Calif.
  4. Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino - New Orleans
  5. Peppermill Resort Hotel - Reno
  6. Turning Stone Resort Casino - Verona, N.Y.
  7. M Resort Spa Casino - Henderson, Nev.
  8. Foxwoods Resort Casino - Mashantucket, Conn.
  9. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno
  10. The Venetian & The Palazzo - Las Vegas

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Steve Bourie (American Casino Guide), Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic (www.casinocenter.com) and Michael Shackleford (Wizardofodds.com) were chosen for their knowledge of the casino industry.

Congratulations to all these winning casino hotels.

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