Traveling on a budget to Las Vegas shouldn’t mean you need to stay in hotels that are located on the shady side of town. No one wants to sleep with mace and a baseball bat, especially when they are on vacation. Although the Strip is home to numerous world-class, five-star hotels, some hotels offer competitive rates for a more inexpensive stay.
You may even find cheaper rates with the resorts’ web-only specials or by using booking engines like Expedia or Travelocity. Be sure to check the resort sites for the most up-to-date pricing, as rates fluctuate depending on the day and season. These five no-frills hotels in Las Vegas will leave you with some extra cash to splurge on other things like food and entertainment.
Park MGM Las Vegas
Park MGM Las Vegas is strategically located on the Strip between New York New York Hotel and Casino and the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. The hotel is home to top headliners like Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga, who have residencies at the Park Theater along with numerous restaurants like Best Friend by celebrity chef Roy Choi.
Park MGM is also a hop and a skip away from T-Mobile Arena, where you can catch additional headliners or a Vegas Golden Knights’ hockey game when in season. You’ll be surprised to know that rates can go as low as $100 on a weeknight.
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod
With a recent $100 million renovation, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod is a great option when traveling on a budget. With rates as low as $30, you will be able to splurge at their award-winning Top of the World restaurant with breathtaking views of the Strip or try your luck at the tables or slot machines. If you’re traveling with kids, the extra money saved is perfect for spending at the Skypod, where you and the family can enjoy the thrill rides high atop The STRAT.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The castle on the Las Vegas Strip thankfully has medieval prices, with rates at Excalibur Hotel Casino Las Vegas with rooms starting as low as $35. It features a 100,000 square foot casino, four seasonal outdoor pools, various restaurants, and a food court. It is conveniently located near New York - New York Hotel & Casino and Tropicana Las Vegas. A tram can be taken from Excalibur to Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Circus Circus Las Vegas is located on the north end of the Strip. It is the perfect choice for families traveling on a budget. Room nights run as low as $30/night, depending on the date and time of year. Family-friendly amenities include the Adventuredome, an indoor amusement park and the largest permanent circus in the world right under their Big Top tent.
Adventuredome features circus and trapeze acts and carnival games at the Carnival Midway. Various budget-friendly quick eats are available at the resort, such as McDonald’s, Popeyes and Pick Up Stix.
Best Western Plus Casino Royale Las Vegas
Location is Best Western Plus Casino Royale Las Vegas’ best feature being centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel is less than a mile from top Vegas attractions like the High Roller at the LINQ, the Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Weekday rates start right under $100, especially great for a property that’s within walking distance of all the amazing attractions the city has to offer.