Four Ways for Finding Cheap Accommodation in Las Vegas
Las Vegas must have one of the highest concentrations of hotel per square mile on the planet. There are so many options for visitors to Las Vegas to choose from that competition between hotels is steep. This is great news because it means you can nab a great hotel room for a rock bottom price! Here are four ways of finding cheap accommodation in Las Vegas.
1. Stay mid-week. Sunday to Thursday nights offer the best value for cheap accommodation in Las Vegas. If you can avoid staying over a Friday or Saturday night, your hotel room will cost you two, three or even four times less! Cheap hotels on The Strip like Circus Circus, Imperial Palace and The Riviera can be had for as little as $29 a night mid-week. Decent rooms at MGM, Planet Hollywood and Treasure Island will cost around $60 a night and all-out five-star luxury at The Wynn, Bellagio and Cosmopolitan will only set you back around $160 a night.
2. Stay off “The Strip”. Hotels which are not directly on The Strip (which refers roughly to the portion of Las Vegas Boulevard South between the Stratosphere to the North and Mandalay Bay to the South) can be good bargains. You’re only a short bus or taxi ride from the action and many hotels offer a free courtesy shuttle. Rio, The Palms and Hard Rock Hotel are all close to, but not directly on, The Strip. If you want to stay Downtown in Old Las Vegas, where things are a little less Disney-fied than on The Strip, there are some great cheap hotels on and around Fremont Street. El Cortez, Four Queens and The D will only set you back $40 a night mid-week.
3. Buy a package. Sign up to group discount sites like Groupon and Living Social and keep an eye out for Las Vegas hotel deals. They pop up regularly - you’ll find a Las Vegas hotel deal almost every week on both these sites. For under $200 you can grab yourself a great weekend package with two nights in a good hotel, free breakfast and usually a great bonus like free show tickets, spa vouchers, nightclub entry or beverage credit. Bargain!
4. Bid on Priceline. Don’t mind which hotel you stay in but want the best deal? Priceline should be your first port of call. Place a blind bid, but don’t go too high. Remember that Las Vegas hotels can be ultra-cheap. If you go for a four-star hotel on or near The Strip, you really can’t go wrong with whatever option you end up with!