The number of skyscrapers has exploded in the last few decades. These iconic and jaw-dropping feats of engineering sit at insurmountable heights in the sky, sometimes even piercing the fluffy cloud cover. What’s more, they offer you a chance to live in the clouds, look at gorgeous vistas, and feel like you’re on top of the world. If you thought that the tallest hotel options in the United States were the world’s tallest, think again. The tallest hotel in US is actually the 12th tallest hotel in the world! That said, the list of the tallest hotels in the USA is awe-inspiring and features everything from a Marriott to a Four Seasons property. Aside from the fact that they all have sky-high amenities, they’re home to some of the highest rooms in the world! And the higher your room, the more scenic views you get.
This list of the United States’ tallest hotels only features buildings used wholly as hotels. So, you won’t find mixed-use ones with residences, condos, or observation decks. Unless you’re afraid of heights, these tall US hotels are worth staying at. To that end, here are the 11 tallest hotels in the United States (US).
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- Conrad New York Midtown
- Wynn Las Vegas
- Waldorf Astoria New York
- Encore Las Vegas
- The Palazzo At The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas
- Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas
- Four Seasons Hotel New York
- Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City
- Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
- Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit
- Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Central Park, New York City
Conrad New York Midtown
The Conrad New York Midtown stands tall at 590 feet and is one of the tallest hotels in the US. It also happens to be one of NYC’s best business hotels. It’s why it’s so popular with business travelers, especially because it has suites almost exclusively. What’s more, they begin at a spacious 500 square feet, all with picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline. The celebrity-infested hotel is famous for its all-day bar and restaurant, Dabble, which serves classic cocktails and delicious small plates with fabulous views. The hotel rises from the heart of the vibrant Midtown and is within walking distance of some of NYC’s best sights. This includes the Museum Mile, Times Square, the Theater District, Rockefeller Center, and MoMA.
Wynn Las Vegas
The Las Vegas quadfecta on this list of the tallest hotels in the United States begins with the Wynn Las Vegas, 614 feet tall. The 45-storied luxury resort and casino is the Wynn Resorts’ flagship property and boasts more than 2,700 rooms. They’re all spacious, with even entry-level rooms measuring 640 sq. feet. Furthermore, the hotel complex boasts a 110,000 square-foot-huge casino. If that wasn’t enough, it also has equally massive convention and retail spaces. It’s no surprise that Wynn Las Vegas has five-star ratings in every category, namely hotel, restaurant, and spa. These wins have made Forbes Award history. It’s also won the hotel sector award every year since 2007. Finally, Wynn is an AAA five-diamond, Mobil five-star, Forbes five-star, and a Zagat Survey Top U.S. Hotel.
But that’s not all. The restaurant at the Wynn, Wing Lei, is a Michelin star one and is one of the world’s finest restaurants. Along with its adjacent sister hotel Encore, the entire resort complex boasts more than 4,700 rooms, making it the world’s seventh-largest hotel. It’s no wonder that together they’re one of the world’s biggest hotels.
Waldorf Astoria New York
The 627-feet-tall luxury hotel of Waldorf Astoria is one of the tallest hotels in US. This 47-storied of an Art Deco Midtown Manhattan hotel was built way back in 1931 and is an icon of luxury and glamour. In fact, it held the title of the world’s tallest hotel between 1931 and 1963. The hotel’s current location is nothing less than historical. Besides hosting lavish business and political galas and dinner parties, it also played an important role in world politics post World War II and during the Cold War. In recent years, the Waldorf has been a very popular filming location for numerous TV series and films, including Serendipity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and even the Pink Panther. Even the famed TV series Sex and the City had scenes filmed at the Waldorf.
Both the interiors and exterior of the hotel are official landmarks, designated so by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. While a cocktail at the classic Bull and Bear Bar downstairs is recommended, a night in one of the rooms will feel seriously lavish. And one amazing perk here is the modern and luxurious Guerlain Spa.
Encore Las Vegas
Another Las Vegas hotel on this list of the tallest hotels in the USA is the luxe hotel, casino, and resort of Encore Las Vegas. It stands seriously tall at 631 feet, alongside another tall hotel, its sister resort Wynn. Both hotels hold more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards together than any other of the world’s casinos and resorts. Furthermore, the Encore was also the second-largest FTG Five-Star resort in the world in 2020. But its laurels don’t end here. Encore has been receiving the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since its inception, with the Tower Suites and Spa even getting the Forbes Travel Guide five-star award. So, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best hotels in Vegas.
The rest of the resort is equally impressive, complete with massive retail and casino spaces, a salon and a spa, four restaurants, two bars, a beach club, and a nightclub. Moreover, the hotel might be 63 stories high, but it has just 49 floors due to omitting floor numbers 2, 3, 4, 13, and 40–49. 13 is off the list for obvious reasons, but many East Asian cultures have the same feelings about the number 4. That’s because it’s a homonym for “death” in many languages.
The Palazzo At The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas
There’s yet another tall Vegas hotel on this list of the tallest hotels in the US; it’s the 642-feet-tall Palazzo at The Venetian Resort. But, the hotel holds a bunch of other laurels. For one, it’s also Nevada’s tallest completed building. What’s more, the accommodations at this all-suite hotel are the largest standard ones on the entire Strip. Every room is as large as 720 square feet in area. It also makes the Palazzo hotel complex the second-largest hotel in the entire world! Phew! This fabulously over-the-top casino and luxury hotel resort is all about Italian Renaissance architecture, which seems to fit right into the opulence and OTT ambiance of the Las Vegas Strip. When the hotel first became eligible in 2009, it won the AAA Five Diamond Award. If that wasn’t enough, it has won the honor every year!
Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Resorts World Las Vegas is not just one of the tallest hotels in the United States, but it’s one of Las Vegas’ tallest hotels. In fact, the 679-feet-tall casino, mall, and resort is Vegas’ tallest hotel and the tallest building constructed in Sin City in the 2010s. The 59-storied tower houses not just one of Vegas’ largest casinos but also three Hilton hotels; the Las Vegas Hilton, the Conrad, and the Crockfords. The Vegas Hilton also happens to be one of Las Vegas’ best hotels with private pools, making for a very splurge-worthy stay. Furthermore, the hotel cost a whopping 4.3 billion USD to build, making it the most expensive resort property ever developed in Las Vegas.
Aside from its amazing height, the hotel also has great rooms and facilities. Not only does it have 1,500 modern rooms, but also a bevy of restaurants and even an indulgent spa. If all that wasn’t enough, it even boasts the largest pool complex on the Las Vegas Strip. No wonder this Asian-themed resort and casino broke and set a string of records when it first opened.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
The Midtown Manhattan gem of Four Seasons Hotel New York is one of the tallest hotels in US. The 52-storied, 682-feet-tall hotel tower is home to the Ty Warner Penthouse, one of the world’s most expensive hotel rooms! It’s no wonder that it’s one of New York City’s most expensive hotels. The rest of the hotel is equally stunning and impressive and is noted for its luxurious and art moderne interiors. This modern Art Deco landmark has one of the most prestigious addresses in the city.
What’s more, it’s home to the first Wolfgang Puck restaurant in New York City, just off the lobby. Aside from the pool and the fitness center, the L. Raphael Spa is famed as one of the most luxurious spas in the city. Imagine The high-end wellness oasis on the 27th floor, which has a mosaic and mother-of-the-pearl lap pool, a spectacular sight. If you stay here, you’ll be able to unwind in some of Manhattan’s largest (and highest) suites.
Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City
Formerly Revel Casino Hotel, the 710-feet-tall Ocean Casino Resort, is the tallest hotel in the USA. It lies adjacent to the Showboat Hotel and is the northernmost casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The hotel is especially notable for its rooftop white sphere structure with LEDs inside. Thus, it displays various designs and colors, making for a Boardwalk spectacle. Designed by Arquitectonica, the hotel tower is Atlantic City’s tallest structure and New Jersey’s fourth tallest. Moreover, it’s also the second-tallest casino tower in the United States!
The hotel also boasts a massive 138,000 square-foot-huge gaming entertainment space, with the Ocean Premier players lounge featuring spectacular ocean views. There’s also the concert venue of Ovation Hall, which features various musical acts. The wonderful indoor pool makes this not just one of the best hotels with indoor pools in Atlantic City but also one of Atlantic City’s best pool hotels. The rest of the hotel also follows the oceanic/underwater theme, including the restaurants and the rooms, most of which offer picturesque ocean views.
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta is the tallest hotel in US state of Georgia and the third-tallest in the country. The Downtown Atlanta hotel stands tall at 723 feet and is one of the best luxury hotels in Atlanta. While the structure is cylindrical with a reflective glass exterior, each of the 5600 windows is flat and not convex! When it opened, this Westin outpost was home to Atlanta’s largest ballroom with seating for 3,500 people, the Peachtree Ballroom. Even the seven-storied atrium was supposed to be a landmark design, a fountain-filled indoor lake called the ‘lagoon.’ Even the lobby bar was spectacular, surrounded by large, oval, floating “cocktail islands.” Today, it’s a more standard yet swish hotel lobby, more befitting the 21st century.
Each of the 1,168 rooms and suites features the brand’s signature “Heavenly Beds,” as well as floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of Motown. Furthermore, the uppermost floors are home to the Sun Dial Restaurant and Bar, a former revolving restaurant that’s now motionless but offers panoramic views of the city.
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the second-tallest hotel in United States, standing 727 feet tall. What’s more, it’s also one of Detroit’s top gay-friendly hotels! The Renaissance Center is a group of seven connected skyscrapers, and the 1,298-room Marriott property is one of the largest operated by the brand. The riverside location of the 73-storied tower hotel means that it boasts spectacular views of ‘Motor City.’ What’s more, the sleek glass-and-metal exterior is eye-popping, while the interiors are modern. The highlight of the rooms is, obviously, the floor-to-ceiling windows. Moreover, the bathrooms are as luxe as luxe gets, with bathtubs overlooking the city. For the best experience, choose rooms above floor 57 for unobstructed views of the Detroit River.
Even though the spectacular views are the mainstay here, the hotel also has a superb lobby bar and a 40th-floor restaurant and fitness center. You’ll even find a Starbucks on the property. The restaurant is ideal for enjoying pre-dinner drinks with views as far as the Canadian border (yes!).
Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Central Park, New York City
Standing at 753 feet, the Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park is the tallest hotel in US. While it’s much shorter than the tallest mixed-use hotel in the United States, 753 feet is tall for a single-use hotel! The hotel, which opened in 2013, lies close to some of the USA’s top tourist attractions. These include the likes of Central Park and Times Square. What’s more, the stylish hotel boasts rooms with kitchenettes and, of course, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 68-storied building is split between the Courtyard (floors 6-33) and the Residence Inn (floors 37-65). Plus, floors that aren’t occupied by guest rooms are shared spaces. Thus, you’ll find meeting and event spaces, a cafe on the 4th floor, and a fitness center on the 35th. Finally, amenities such as Free Wi-Fi and breakfast buffets are pretty fantastic amenities for an NYC hotel, too.