Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, at night

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada

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The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada (just in case you confuse it with any other Paris Hotel in, say, Paris!) is another huge glorious themed hotel on the main Las Vegas strip. Unsurprisingly, the theme of the Paris Hotel is Paris, which naturally means a huge replica Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, as well as a neon sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon (the first craft to carry humans in the air) and glorious fountains.

Of course, this being Las Vegas, these are no small-scale replicas. Paris Hotel’s Eiffel Tower is a half-scale replica of the real thing, rising some 540 feet (164.6m) into the Las Vegas skyline, while its Arc de Triomphe is two-thirds scale.

Built in 1999, the Paris Hotel only cost $785 million. A big sum, perhaps, but only a quarter of the cost of the Wynn Las Vegas. It’s only got 2,916 rooms, too, so it’s clearly one of the smaller hotels in Vegas!

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Review

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, showing the Vegas Eiffel Tower

The first thing that strikes you about the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas is the Eiffel Tower, which is not only huge, but also rises out of the main hotel and casino. One of the legs of the tower is outside the building, while the other three start in the main casino, with the main hotel building wrapped around them.

As you sit in one of the glorious bars in the hotel, it’s a disarming sight – Frenchness all around, good beer, permanent twilight, fake trees, birdsong filtering down to your ears, miles upon miles of slot machines and three enormous legs of the Eiffel Tower slap bang in the middle of it all – only in Las Vegas!

The second thing that strikes you is the attention to detail. The main Paris Hotel and Casino is simply stunning, with beautiful architecture that accurately captures the glamour and style of Paris’s main boulevards. Outside, the main facade features a beautiful terrace with its own stunning architecture and fountain, and a great view of the main Las Vegas strip, as Paris is situated slap bang in the middle, opposite The Bellagio.

The attention to detail even extends to the side of the building, with the Arc de Triomphe forming the main entrance to the taxi rank!

Inside the Paris Hotel

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, at night

Being inside the Paris Hotel is a surreal experience. The bars are designed liked Parisian street terraces, while the walls of the casino are replicas of a real Parisian street (ok, a faux-real Parisian street, but you get the idea!). With the (fake) trees permeating the floor, street entertainers occasionally doing their best to entertain you (note I didn’t say “succeeding”!) and the highly realistic sky-painted ceiling, it’s easy to forget that you’re actually indoors.

This makes the main casino an entertaining place to be. However, if, like me, you’ve travelled some 4,000 miles to get to Vegas the night before and your brain is still trying to work out why night-time is now day-time and vice-versa, then going from daylight outside into a huge indoor space that’s made to look like outside at twilight will really throw your body clock!

Once you’ve got over your jet lag, though, you’ll be fine!

The Rooms

I’ve not stayed at Paris, so I can’t comment personally on the rooms, but reviews across the web rate some of them highly (presumably the higher priced rooms!). Very large, very clean, and the Parisian attention-to-detail is even evident in most rooms, although the standard rooms are just that: standard, like in most other hotels.

Ironically, one of the best features of the Paris Hotel is the hotel opposite: The Bellagio. Paris is located directly opposite it, giving the rooms facing this side of the strip commanding views of The Bellagio’s beautiful fountain displays. Perfect if you’re on honeymoon, or are just in the mood for, er, romance!

Apparently if you get a north-facing room, you get great “peeping-tom” views into the rooms at Bally’s Hotel next door, but I couldn’t possibly comment on that!

Attractions and Amenities

Paris doesn’t have the obvious attractions of some of the other hotels, like roller coasters or pirate ships, but it does have a gigantic half scale Eiffel Tower, which you can ride to the very top to take in a glorious view of the Las Vegas strip from 460ft up. There’s even a restaurant in the Tower, which apparently is very good, and also gives you great views of The Bellagio’s Fountains.

As well as the Eiffel Tower restaurant, there are also 10 other restaurants, an outdoor pool, health club and spa. There’s also a creperie selling Fench Crepes, which, though the shop itself looks a bit rough, serves the most amazing chocolate and ice cream crepes. Granted, you’re just eating fried fat with a few eggs, some chocolate and a bit more fat (albeit a little colder), but my god, the taste is heavenly! Just don’t eat them after a few pints of beer, as it tends to curdle a little!

Paris Hotel at night

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, showing the Vegas Eiffel Tower at night

During the evening, the Paris Hotel becomes spectaculalry lit, with the Eiffel Tower, MontGolfier balloon, Arc de Triomphe and indeed, the whole hotel, lit up in 1,000 neon lights. Las Vegas by night is a beautiful sight, and the Paris Hotel is one of its true stars.

Conclusion

Whether or not you choose to stay at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, you have to visit it during your stay, as it’s one of the true landmarks of the Las Vegas strip, and is just as good inside as out. With glorious views inside and out, both of a faux Paris and of The Bellagio’s glorious fountains, the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a great hotel and casino that’s highly recommended for the more romantic visitor.