Just about everyone who wants to visit Las Vegas is going to be concerned about the cost of their accommodation. This article will provide current facts about some of the best values for hotel, motel and other rooms in Las Vegas. Bear in mind, however, that a cheap hotel room may, in the long run, actually cost more than another hotel room for which you have to pay several dollars more. That is because many of the more elevated hotels include free bonus gifts with the price of a room. These may be coupons or discount cards that give you reduced rates on meals, entertainment, or other useful amenities. A prudent traveler will investigate whether any extra perks come with a room before settling on what seems to be a cheap Las Vegas hotel room.
There are more than a quarter of a million hotel and motel rooms available in Las Vegas, but, especially if you are price conscious, or if your check-in day will be on a Friday or Saturday, then it is advisable to make reservations for your accommodation well in advance. Budget minded travelers who want a cheap room should plan on staying on week days and not on weekends, as room rates are usually significantly higher on Fridays and Saturdays.
There are several excellent publications that write annual travel guide books about tourist destinations, where to stay, what to do and when to go. Many of these travel guides also publish online websites where details about budget accommodations in Las Vegas may be found. Listed below are several examples.
Fodor’s provides a list of 16 hotels in Las Vegas that offer rooms for under $50. In the North Strip are Circus Circus and the Sahara. Located downtown are El Cortez, the Plaza, Golden Nugget and Main Street Station. For those wanting to stay in the South Strip, you will find Excalibur, Tropicana, Hooters, Luxor Resort and Mandalay Bay. The latter, by the way, is Fodor’s Choice of all Las Vegas hotel rooms for under $50. Next, in the Center Strip are Bally’s, Barbary Coast, Flamingo and Harrah’s. Finally, their single listing for the West Side is the Orleans hotel.
If you check out the Lonely Planet guide for budget rooms in Las Vegas, you will find that, of their top five, there is only one within the Budget range, and that is USA Hotels downtown. The single suggestion within the Mid Range category is New York-New York in the South Strip. Top End listings are THEhotel on the South Strip and, on the Strip, the Venetian and the Wynn Hotel.
According to the Rough Guide, the California Hotel, Circus Circus and Las Vegas USA Hostels have rooms in the $35 to $50 range, but only between Sunday and Thursday for the two hotels, where their rates are higher on Saturday and Sundays.