Connecticut has the 2 best casino hotels in America, according to USA Today readers

Encore Boston Harbor Resort was recognized as well.

Inside a suite at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun

When it comes to overnight accommodations at casinos across America, it doesn’t get any better than Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, according to USA Today readers.

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Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, Conn., ranked No. 1 in USA Today’s list of 10 best casino hotels in America, released on Friday. It is the second time in a row Mohegan Sun topped this list. Nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., impressed USA Today readers as well, ranking No. 2.

“The Mohegan Sun comprises three hotel towers with a combined 1,563 guestrooms and suites,” USA Today wrote. “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.”


Another New England casino hotel made the list: Encore Boston Harbor Resort in Everett, which opened in June, ranked No. 5.

The same trio of New England casinos also made USA Today’s list of 10 best casinos outside of Las Vegas. On this list, Foxwoods Resort & Casino ranked No. 2, Mohegan Sun ranked No. 5, and Encore Boston Harbor Resort ranked No. 6. The No. 1 best casino outside of Vegas is Barona Resort & Casino in Lakeside, Calif., according to USA Today readers.

For the 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees in topics ranging from food to lodging, destinations to things to do, and then ask readers to cast votes to determine the top 10.


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