Gamers get ready. Around the world, more and more hotels are starting to cater to the video gaming crowd with full hotels or specific rooms decked out with all the best and latest equipment. If you’re looking for the high-tech hotel of your dreams, check out our list of best hotels for gamers.
1. The Arcade Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Named the world’s first gaming hotel, the Arcade Hotel was literally built with gamers in mind. The hotel features modern gaming consoles, as well as retro consoles, in every room, as well as a state of the art headset, and of course, a lightning-fast internet connection to be able to enjoy it all. The rooms come in varying sizes, some with two double beds, while others have larger king or queen-sized beds, as well as dorm-style rooms fitting up to four guests. The hotel’s best feature is arguably the Game Room. The large, nearly 270-square foot room features six gaming PCs, every modern gaming console, and a virtual reality section. While at the Arcade Hotel, be sure to take advantage of the bike rental to get around the city, or the accommodating staff to take care of anything you need. Don’t forget to check out the city’s top sights while in town.
2. I Hotel, Taoyuan District, Taiwan
The ultimate gamer’s paradise is right here at i Hotel. The gaming hotel in Taiwan features not one but two modern consoles and two gaming PCs in every room. The rooms also give gamers access to i5-7400 processors, GTX 1080 Ti GPU, high-end gaming chairs, and more. The lobby’s gaming arena lets you get a group together and compete, while the rooms’ 46-inch TVs and cozy beds let you relax after you win your video game tournament. Staying in the hotel has a rather hefty fee, but if you just want to get out of the busy city streets and get in some gaming time, i hotel also offers hourly rates to use the top of the line equipment. I hotel has also been ranked the number one e-sports hotel in Asia.
3. Hilton Panama, Panama City, Panama
While the hotel itself isn’t a gamer’s paradise, the Hilton Panama does offer a complete gaming room built by Alienware. The room, number 2425 in the hotel, combines all the best of Panama with the best of Hilton’s luxuries and creates a haven for any gamer. Check out the 65-inch 4K OLED TV, the Alienware PC that has a core i7-7800 and a GTX 1080 Ti, the Xbox One Elite, the Alienware laptop and its 34-inch monitor hookup, high-end gaming chairs, and more. The room comes with the standard two beds that most Hilton rooms feature, making it a great place for a gaming group. The hotel also has many other features to take advantage of, including the hotel’s casino, pool, fitness room, and more.
4. Staybridge Suites London, London, England
The Staybridge Suites isn’t a full gaming hotel, but the GAMEPad Hotel Suites is surely any video game enthusiast’s dream come true. The suites feature a PlayStation 3, an Xbox 360, and a Wii, as well as free WiFi, a 40-inch flat screen TV, and more. The king-sized bed makes it ideal for a gamer couple, while the stocked fridge, complete with pizzas, snacks, and drinks, as well as a breakfast delivery in the morning makes it perfect for a weekend of fun. The Staybridge Suites in London offer all guests apartment-style suites that are great for a long-term stay, as well as a location central to all of London’s best things to do.
5. PentaHotels PentaPlayerPad
The perfect option no matter where in the world you’re traveling. PentaHotels, in their locations across Europe and Asia, is adding in a PentaPlayerPad — an entire room dedicated to any avid video gamer. The suites come with foosball tables, pinball machines, a PlayStation 4 system hooked up to a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and more. Plus, you get all the same amenities of the rest of the PentaHotels. The hotels come with excellent, 24/7 room service, pools, fitness rooms, and more.