When you travel to Vegas, you want to stay somewhere near all the action. But oftentimes your bank account tries to point you towards the off-Strip Ramada, several miles and a taxi ride away.
Booking affordable accommodations in Las Vegas doesn't have to be a long, drawn out fight with your wallet. If you know what to look for and where to look for it, you can land a nice, comfortable room at a low price on the Vegas Strip or downtown ... often for less than $50 a night.
Rates change all the time, but here are 10 Las Vegas hotels that are almost always super affordable (dare we even say cheap).
Affordable Las Vegas Strip hotels
A Sin City great, Harrah's has everything needed to enjoy your stay on the Strip. Plenty of entertainment, dining and nightlife can be found in this classic joint. Those wishing to venture out will find its mid-Strip location a massive convenience for exploration. Book now.
From its beach-like pool to VooDoo Nightclub on the 51st floor (where you can board a zip line between the two hotel towers), the Rio is packed with action from top to bottom. Home to the famed magic duo Penn & Teller as well as the Chippendales and a popular Vegas buffet, it’s located just a hop, skip and a jump from the Strip and across the street from the Palms. Book now.
Another Vegas classic, the Riviera has tons of dining, entertainment and casino action. The rooms are a nice size and the prices are low. But you better hurry if you want to stay in this vintage Vegas property. Come May 4, the Riviera will be gone for good. Book now.
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Though this Strip-side resort is fairly dated, it has a large casino floor, plenty of eateries, a midway with games and free circus acts and the on-site Adventuredome Theme Park. There is plenty of grown-up fun too.
An Egyptian pyramid plopped on the Strip, the Luxor offers affordable room rates, tons of action and easy access to its neighboring Mandalay Bay. Nightlife, entertainment and dining offerings abound and so do the Starbucks (but let’s focus on the affordable).
Whether you're seeking the world's highest thrills, live entertainment or a delicious meal, you will find it all ... plus some of the best views in the city ... at the Stratosphere. The tallest observation deck west of the Mississippi, the Stratosphere offers tons of gaming, the gourmet Top of the World restaurant, the burlesque show Pin Up starring Claire Sinclair, comfortable accommodations and much more. Book now.
Affordable downtown Las Vegas hotels
The Golden Nugget offers tons of dining, gaming, a nightclub overlooking the Fremont Street Experience and a variety of affordable rooms. The three-story resort pool, The Tank, features a shark tank and a water slide. Book now.
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Located in the midst of the Fremont Street Experience, this downtown resort (formerly Fitzgeralds) boasts updated rooms with modern furnishings, live entertainment in the showroom, dancers in the casino, an award-winning steakhouse and an overall fun, party atmosphere. Book now.
The boutique Downtown Grand (formerly the Lady Luck) offers furnishings mirroring those you might see at some of Vegas’ more luxurious resorts. Mere steps away from Fremont Street Experience, hip restaurants and the famed Mob Museum, you're never too far from the action. Book now.
With ongoing improvements and a hipper look, this vintage casino at the foot of the Fremont Street Experience is making a quiet comeback. Even as with new offerings like Bier Garten, Pop Up Pizza and a Hash House A Go Go, its room prices are still in the low range.