Some hotels in the United States are popular for more than their rooms. Many have unique elevators intended to delight guests of all ages.
The Legoland Hotel at the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California stands three stories tall. The Disco Elevator is decorated with pictures of Lego people on the walls, a disco ball that hangs from the ceiling, flashing lights, and music that changes with every ride. The hotel lobby features a whoopee cushion to entertain guests who are waiting for the elevator.
The 32-story Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco has five exterior elevators that rise at a rate of 1,000 feet per minute. The elevators offer breathtaking views of Union Square and the surrounding city.
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is 50 stories tall. Its elevators overlook the atrium and provide passengers with a view of the 50-foot, color-changing canopy sail on the ceiling. The hotel is located close to both the Georgia Aquarium and centennial Olympic Park.
The Inclinator, the elevator at the pyramid-shaped Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, rises at an angle of 39 degrees as it carries passengers up 30 floors. In the evening, the Egyptian-style lobby is illuminated.
The Hotel Del Coronado was opened in 1888. It still has its original elevator, which was one of the first electric elevators ever made. The Del Coronado was also the location where the Marilyn Monroe classic “Some Like It Hot” was filmed. The hotel is rumored to be haunted.
The Standard High Line Hotel in New York City has used the elevator in its 18-floor property to screen videos created by artist/director Marco Brambilla. The elevator at the Standard East Village features the overhead “Pixel Cloud” installation by artist Daniel Arsham.