Famous movie hotels along the Las Vegas Strip with water fountains, miniature editions of a pyramid, canals of Venice, or the Eiffel Tower of Paris.
No other place embodies so much glamor, nowhere else are as many movie hotels as in Las Vegas.
The most famous Movie Hotels in Las Vegas recommended by Sigrid from My Travel Diary USA
In over 100 film productions glamorous Las Vegas themed hotels were used as a location. Unfortunately, some of them have already disappeared, but there are still some where you can follow in the footsteps of well-known films.
Here is a short tour of the 10 most famous movie hotels in Las Vegas!
1. Bellagio – One of the most famous Movie Hotels in Las Vegas
The Hotel Bellagio is a glamorous, stylish, very luxurious and one of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas. It is very popular as a movie set and was amongst others the film location of Rush Hour 2, Lucky You, What Happens in Vegas and 2012.
Who knows the Oceans films with Bratt Pitt and George Clooney, knows that it was also the location for some scenes of Ocean’s Eleven and Oceans 13.
The scenes of the film were shot at the casino, the botanical garden and the entrance area with the glass ceiling.
The most well-known scene; however, was shot in front of the hotel at the water fountain where everyone gathered at the end to watch the impressive spectacle.
2. Ceasars Palace – Well known from the movie “Hangover”
Caesar’s Palace is one of Las Vegas’ most spectacular hotels built in the style of an ancient Roman palace.
It is known for the concerts in the associated Colloseum where many stars from the music scene occur. But well-known movie scenes from, for example, Rain Man, Iron Man or the showgirls were filmed there.
Not to forget the movie Hangover, in which four friends decided to host a bachelor party in Las Vegas. The lobby, check-in counter and pool garden of the hotel can be seen in the movie.
3. The Venetian – Welcome to Italy
From ancient Rome, it’s time to go to Venice, because just a short distance away is the next film hotel in Las Vegas, the Venetian.
Together with the Palazzo and over 7000 rooms, it is one of the largest hotels in the world and is an absolute highlight on the Strip. A Venice copy with the replicas of the canals, St. Mark’s Square, and Rialto Bridge at its best.
Also the Venetian served as location of films such as in the comedy Rat Race in a crazy race for MexiKo. Whoever reaches the finish first gets the $ 2 million contained in a locker.
4. Treasure Island and the sailing ships!
Inspired by thrilling sailor adventures, Treasure Island is just across the street from Hotel Venetian.
Unfortunately, there is no longer the struggle of the two sailing ships in front of the Hotel Treasure Island, in which men and women swung easily from pirate ship to pirate ship. However, the theme world in front of the hotel with impressive ships is still very worth seeing.
The Treasure Island served as the backdrop for Miss Undercover 2 in Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent looking for two of her kidnapped colleagues. She finds them in one of the ships that is being flooded and can save her from drowning at the last minute.
5. The Mirage – Another famous filming location in Vegas!
The Hotel Mirage makes you feel like in a tropical rainforest, because it is very imaginatively designed with exotic plants, waterfalls and orchids.
In the lobby under a glass dome there are water features and flower arrangements and you can also see very beautiful tropical landscape elements everywhere.
Also the Mirage belongs to the well-known film hotels in Las Vegas, there were films like Vegas Vacations or also the biography of Siegfried and Roy The Magic Box shot.
Not to mention Leaving Las Vegas, where an alcoholic author goes to Las Vegas to drink himself to death after burning up all his belongings. He was played by Nicolas Cage, one of my most favorite actors.
6. Also the Bally’s served as a movie set!
The location of Hotel Bally’s Las Vegas is superb, right on the Strip, next to the Hotel Paris and across from the Flamingo and the Bellagio. The other well-known and important hotels we could easily reach from there on foot.
At the Mirage scenes from two films starring Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas and Honeymoon in Vegas were shot.
In the romantic comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicolas Cage plays a man who never wanted to get married, but then changed his mind.
The film shows, for example, the pool of the Hotel Bally’s, where you can see the leading actress in a bikini.
7. The Tropicana is one of the older movie hotels in Las Vegas!
Built in the 1950s, the Tropicana is one of the older hotels in Las Vegas. It spreads a touch of nostalgia, along with the 1957 red Chevrolet, which was parked outside the door.
For almost 50 years, Tropicana was home to the Folies Bergere Show. Their tightly dressed showgirls can be seen in the Elvis movie Viva Las Vegas and the 007 movie Diamonds are Forever.
8. The Flamingo is one of the first casino hotels!
In 1946, the Hotel Flamingo opened its doors in Las Vegas with the associated casino. It is one of the oldest hotels on the Strip of Las Vegas and has certainly seen better days.
With the integrated casino, shopping area, pool and parking garage, the Hotel Flamingo has everything a visitor needs.
The flamingo also served as backdrop for scenes from Oceans 11 and Leaving Las Vegas.
9. Planet Hollywood Love Vegas!
The Planet Hollywood is one of the largest hotels in Las Vegas and is very popular amongst Las Vegas visitors.
The decor of the hotel is reminiscent of the 1970s with disco balls hanging from the ceiling. Of course, scenes were filmed here for films, such as Love Vegas!
Who does not know the comedy in which Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz get drunk together, have sex and wake up married.
10. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, also one of the movie hotels in Las Vegas!
The Golden Mandalay Bay Hotel is located in the south, near the Las Vegas sign and McCarran Airport. It can be seen from afar thanks to its golden façade and stands straight in the eye.
Inside the hotel you can walk through the shark reef, an aquarium tunnel with sharks. The most impressive feature is the huge pool complex designed in the style of a tropical island.
If you know the Rocky films, Mandalay Bay is one of the movie hotels in Las Vegas. There was the last fight between Rocky and Dixon for the Rocky Balboa movie shot.