Looking for cheap Las Vegas hotels should not mean one step above sleeping in a tent. There’s a lot of competition out there which means there are great deals to be had. After a little (actually a lot) of research, we found some deals that are so good, they’re cheaper than Motel 6, and a heck of a lot nicer. Note: Rates and deals by all the hotels are subject to change without notice.
Beware of looking for cheap Las Vegas hotels on-line that describe themselves as “European Style”. I haven’t been to Europe (yet), but if that’s a code for run down and sleazy, then yeah, it fits. Just because it’s near the strip doesn’t mean it’s a good location. The Bridger Inn is near the Golden Nugget, but it is right next to the jail and they release prisoners there at all times of the day and night. A block or two can make all the difference between a good area and a dump.
Golden Nugget- From $42 no resort fee
The Golden Nugget is located Downtown on Fremont Street and is by far the nicest property Downtown. They have every amenity that you would find in a hotel uptown on The Strip. They have a world-class steakhouse, an amazing pool, (one of the top 10 in Vegas), a spa, beautiful rooms, flat screen tv’s, a mini nightclub, lounges, etc. It’s easy to go from one casino to the other Downtown and if you prefer a smaller hotel compared to the “Mega” casinos uptown, this is a perfect choice.
Harrah’s Total Rewards
Harrah’s Corporation owns many hotel/casinos in Las Vegas. Most properties have an additional charge called a “resort fee” for use of hotel amenities. In my opinion this is a completely bogus charge. Just a sneaky way of padding your bill. Harrah’s thinks so too and are heavily promoting the fact that they don’t charge a resort fee to coax a larger share of visitors to one of their hotels. Check out the following list of their hotels and rates. Weekdays offer the biggest bargains. Another nice thing about Harrah’s Corp was how easy it was to check the rate on their website.
Rio- From $45 no resort fee
The Rio is the only property of Caesar’s we are listing that is not on the strip, but it is close by and it is an all suites hotel. It’s on West Flamingo Drive and is a very nice hotel/casino. Some weekends were as high as $399 in August but a lot less expensive in September with more $45 nights available and weekend highs of $249.
Harrah’s- From $39 no resort fee
Harrahs is located on the strip and is a very nice property. Some weekends in August were as high as $185. September had fewer $39 nights than August and some weekends were as high as $310.
Flamingo- From $35 no resort fee
The Flamingo has as amazing deal that fits the bill for cheap Las Vegas hotels. In August from the 29th thru September 1st, you can get a beautiful room for only $35 a night! This is an older property, but still a great place to stay on the strip and has a beautiful pool area. September 5th and 6th are $39 a night and then much higher after that.
Bally’s- From $39 no resort fee
Bally’s is on the strip and has rooms for $39 at the end of August with some at $44-$45 mid week, also a great value.
For a Complete List of Hotels in Las Vegas with no resort fee go here.