It’s a city for high rollers, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a stay on the strip.
Las Vegas is a unique destination where you can spend (or win!) a fortune in one single weekend. But if you’re looking for a cheap getaway, it’s possible to vacation in Las Vegas without breaking the bank.
Las Vegas can accommodate any budget. From poor college students to budget-minded retirees, Sin City welcomes everyone. We did our research and found the cheapest places to stay in Las Vegas, both on and off the strip.
Ready to book your room? Here are our top Las Vegas hotel suggestions for 2014, organized by popular regions including Downtown Las Vegas, The Strip Las Vegas, and Off Strip Las Vegas.
Cheapest Hotels Downtown
If you’re up for a heavy dose of nostalgia, consider staying on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas, where all the original casinos were built more than a hundred years ago. With an abundance of glittery neon, Fremont gives you the views that made Las Vegas famous, with plenty of fun casinos, shops, and live entertainment.
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Rates as low as $19.95 per night
Check availability at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Address 600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone (800) 385-5200
El Cortez is a clean, classic hotel and casino with an award-winning buffet, located just across the street from the Fremont Experience.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino
Rates as low as $20 per night
Check availability at the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Address 1 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone (800) 634-6575
The Plaza recently finished a complete remodel, giving its hotel rooms a clean, modern 5-star feel for a budget price. It’s at the west side of the Fremont Experience, offering brilliant views of both Fremont and the Las Vegas Strip.
Main Street Station HOTEL & CASINO
Rates as low as $34 per night
Check availability at the Main Street Station
Address 200 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone (800) 387-1896
The Main Street Station is a classic casino found in the center of the Fremont Experience. It’s the ideal location to take in all the lights and energy of the original Las Vegas.
Cheapest Hotels On The Strip
Want to stay in the center of it all? While the most upscale 5-star casino resorts may be off the table, there are cheaper hotels dotted throughout the strip.
Rates as low as $25 per night
Check availability at the Stratosphere Hotel
Address 2000 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Phone (702) 380-7777
This cool location is a Las Vegas landmark. Located towards the north end of the strip, you’ll have easy access to the main strip and the downtown Fremont Experience.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Rates as low as $38 per night
Check availability at Planet Hollywood
Address 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Phone (877) 333-9474
A fun hotel to stay with family, they’re located towards the north end of the strip, in good walking distance to surrounding hotels and casinos.
Flamingo Casino Hotel
Rates as low as $35 per night
Check availability at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino
Address 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
Phone (702) 733-3111
One of the classic Las Vegas Casinos, the Flamingo has a great retro feel and is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
CHEAPEST HOTELS OFF THE STRIP
Being off the strip allows for a little more peace and quiet and a lower room rate, while allowing you enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer.
LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Rates as low as $17 per night
Check availability at Terribles Hotel & Casino
Address 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV
Phone (702) 732-5111
Located east of the Strip, you’re just a short cab ride to all the action.
Palace Station Hotel Casino
Rates as low as $19 per night
Check availability at Palace Station
Address 2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV
Phone (702) 367-2411
Located west of the Strip, you’ll be in walking distance to the main strip.
Las Vegas Budget Travel Secrets
The secret to traveling cheap is to stick to some time-tested travel hacks.
Start on Sunday
Book your Las Vegas holiday during the week. The cheapest rooms are available Sunday through Thursday.
Avoid Events & Holidays
For the best rates, avoid traveling when there are major conventions or events in Las Vegas, when hotels tend to get fully booked and room rates skyrocket. And rather than traveling on major holidays, such as Memorial Day weekend, travel a week or two before or after major holidays, when occupancy is at its lowest and rates plumet.
Book in Advance
If you must travel during busy times of the year, grab better rates by booking early. Way early. Sometimes you’ll find the best rates if you book six months to a year in advance.
Call The Hotel
Ready to book your room online? Call the hotel directly, first. Sometimes you can get a better deal direct with the hotel. Sometimes a “sold out” room isn’t really sold out. Spend five minutes to call and ask.
You don’t have to stay in a hotel when you’re traveling. Check out these five alternatives to a hotel.
What To Do in Las Vegas
Looking to get off the strip? Take a sunset drive in Red Rock Canyon for breathtaking sights of the Mojave Desert in Southern Nevada.