Vegas isn’t always about glamor and blowing away tons of money. After all, not everybody is going to win at the roulette, so we can’t all stay at 5-star hotels. Just because you don’t want to spend a lot of money while on a trip to Vegas, it doesn’t mean you should get a poor service. This article will present you with the top 5 cheapest places to stay in Vegas – not cheap in terms of lousy service, but rather cheap in terms of the best money vs. quality ratio.
Tropicana is one of the very few casino hotels on the Strip that date back from the 1950s. It’s right across the MGM Grand, and is looking better than ever after the multi-million dollar renovations. It comes with a casino, a few open air pools, youthful bars, restaurants, and hotel rooms with Miami style. Rooms come with plasma TVs and heavenly beds. You can get further discounts from the list price if you sign up to the mailing list, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook, because they frequently share promo codes.
Lowest price per double room: $79.00 incl. resort fee
Contact: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 739 2222, http://troplv.com
4. Monte Carlo
This Cosmopolitan resort is only a short walk north along the Strip. It offers the flashy City Center casino, a hotel, many shopping centers, restaurants and an entertainment complex. These rooms are still among the top bargains on the Strip, and all of them feature flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free WiFi. In the daytime, you can relax at the hotel’s pool complex, float along the “lazy river” in inflatable rafts, or play volleyball on the artificial sand beaches.
Lowest price per double room: $58.00 incl. resort fee
Contact: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 730 7000, http://montecarlo.com
This hotel was built for low-rollers. Rooms come with plasma TVs and alarm clocks with MP3 players. A few rooms are overlooking the parking garage, so you may want to inquire about the view when you book a room. Hotel rooms usually include free tickets to the Stratosphere Tower. There’s a nearby bus stop and a monorail station for quick downtown access.
Lowest price per double room: $45.00 incl. resort fee
Contact: 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, +1 702 380 7777, http://stratospherehotel.com
The Rio is a bit far from the Strip, so you may feel a bit cut-off from the party zone. However, you have access to free shuttle buses that will take you downtown. The rooms are unusually spacious for this price range. The sky-high Voodoo Lounge dining and drinking venue is guaranteed to excite you, but if that doesn’t do your deeds, then you can take a short walk over the Palms Casino Resort.
Lowest price per double room: $40.00 incl. resort fee
Contact: 3700 West Flamingo Road, +1 702 252 7777, http://riolasvegas.com
The Orleans has one of the most family-friendly welcoming atmospheres among the hotels we visited in Vegas. It’s located off-Strip, so you may find it’s a good call if you want to stay away from the busy night life and catch a good night’s sleep. The hotel has a 24-hour bowling alley, a cinema and a drop-off childcare center. They also offer free shuttles to the Strip.
Lowest price per double room: $35.00 incl. resort fee
Contact: 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, +1 702 365 7111, http://orleanscasino.com