You have decided to go on holiday to Las Vegas! You have made a great decision, but the big question is, where to stay in Las Vegas?  

Don’t worry, we have done all the research for you. We have selected a wide variety of places to stay in Las Vegas.  

Are you a budget friendly traveller like us and need to stay somewhere that is cheap, but still a comfortable place to lay your head.  

Or do you want to splurge a little bit more money and stay in a luxury hotel. 

There’re some incredible hotels in Las Vegas to choose from, so where do you stay in Las Vegas? 

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Where to stay in Las Vegas? 

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Location 

Before you book your accommodation, you will need to think about where the location of the hotel.

Firstly, do you stay in a hotel on the strip, where most of the famous hotels such as Bellagio or New York New York is located. 

Or do you stay somewhere away from the strip and travel to all the sights of Las Vegas? 

The strip is about four miles long. If you stay on the strip, the key is do you stay south, north or in the middle?  

If you stay either in the north or south, you could either walk the entire length of the strip to visit some of the amazing hotels, or take public transport. 

Staying more central on the strip, will help you break up your Las Vegas itinerary. 

But staying somewhere away from the strip, could be cheaper. But you’ll need to take public transport to get you around. 

In our experience, we stayed at Bellagio Hotel. It’s centrally located on the strip and so easy to get around Las Vegas. But Bellagio isn’t the cheapest hotel to stay in.  

We share our experience of staying at Bellagio Hotel, later on. 

So, with all of this in mind, location is key to finding the best hotel in Las Vegas for you. 

Las Vegas sign
Las Vegas sign

Resort fees 

Most of the hotels in Las Vegas include a resort fee within the reservation. 

Resort fees will vary depending on the hotel and its location.

We’ll help you out, by identifying which hotels have resort fees or not. 

Where to stay in Las Vegas on the strip 

First up are the hotels along the strip. We’ll start with those budget friendly hotels that lead up to the luxury hotels, that will need a little bit more money to spend per night. 

Bposhtels 

One of only a few hostels in Las Vegas, that’s located in the arts district on the Las Vegas strip. 

Very friendly on the budget at about $18.00 a night in a mix dorm or female dorm.  

A basic hostel, with everything you will need for somewhere to stay.  

The hotel offers storage and padlock to keep your belongings safe, free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage and free parking if you’re driving to Las Vegas. 

Relax back by the good size pool, or cool off in the waters. 

While hostels are a great place to meet likeminded fellow travellers, but they are not for everyone. Especially with little privacy and sharing a room with strangers.  

If you’re on a very tight budget but still want to experience Las Vegas, then Bposhtels is the place to stay. 

Resort fees + Taxes: Yes 

Things to do near Bposhtels: The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum, Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino 

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park 

Located north of the strip, but a fun and entertaining hotel awaits. 

Thrillseekers will love the roller-coaster ride at Circus Circus, for the little thrillseekers, there’s some child friendly daredevil rides. 

If you like a more relax approach like us, their circus acts could be for you. 

Relax by their pool, or take on the splash pool. A slide that whizzes you down into a big splash at the bottom. 

Not only do they offer great entertainment, but plenty of options to eat.  

You can choose between luxury restaurants to cheap on the go food such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and so much more. 

On our return to Las Vegas this is one of the hotels we would love to stay in. 

Taxes, Surcharges & Fees: Yes 

Things to do near Circus Circus Hotel: Treasure Island Hotel and Casino 

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod  

Another budget friendly hotel, with a relaxed atmosphere. With rooms starting at $34.00 a night. 

The rooms appear to be to a high standard, with a choice of standard rooms, family rooms, to suites.  

You don’t have to go far, to find food and entertainment at the STRAT Hotel, with about 10 restaurants, rollercoaster rides, bars, casino and so much more. 

Stay fit at the gym facilities, enjoy a bit of retail therapy, or relax by one of the two pools on offer.  

Enjoy a bit of luxury, but at a fraction of the price, compared to some of the hotels on the strip. 

Resort fees + Resort fee Tax + Room Tax: Yes 

Things to do near The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod: Skypod and Observation Deck, Skyjump, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino 

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Luxor 

On our next trip to Las Vegas, this is the hotel we would look to stay in. 

Located south of the strip, but packed with so much entertainment.  

We would happily stay in their standard rooms, but they do have suites and penthouse suites for those who can spend a bit of cash.  

What makes this stand out? It is the iconic Egyptian interior design. Definitely not to be missed, when visiting Las Vegas. 

The two main exhibitions that we would love to explore at the Luxor is the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and the Bodies: The Exhibition. But fear not, if this isn’t your cup of tea, then you might like America Got Talent Las Vegas Live, comedy, or female strippers.  

The budget friendly traveller can still enjoy good food at the Luxor, unless you want to spend some money in one of the high-end restaurants. Whatever takes your fancy, you can get it at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. 

Fancy a little flutter on one of the lovely tables or just spend a few pennies on the slots. Just a fun experience to indulge in, while on holiday. 

Resort fees: Yes 

Things to do near Luxor Hotel: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Sign, New York New York Hotel & Casino, The Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, The Bodies: The Exhibition, Michael Jackson: One Show 

The intior of Luxor Hotel
The intior of Luxor Hotel

New York New York 

Still centrally located on the strip, which is ideal for you travellers who want to stay central to the top tourist attractions. 

Choose from a standard room, to a luxury suite or penthouse suite at New York New York.  

If you like rollercoasters, then whizz around New York’s famous landmarks, you won’t get to do this in New York.  

If rollercoasters aren’t your thing, then the Big Apple Arcade will be just the ticket.  

The big and small, will enjoy challenging family or friends to a few competitive games in the arcade. 

Food, food and more food available, with a variety of different cuisines and prices. If you’ve not had Shake Shack before, then take a seat and enjoy a delicious burger and fries. 

You might think, why Shake Shack, but the food is good and budget friendly. Have you had Shake Shack? Would you agree? Leave a comment below. 

Tired after a long day pounding the Las Vegas Strip, then relax back and enjoy a glorious spa treatment. 

Resort Fees: Yes 

Things to do near New York New York Hotel: Bellagio Hotel, Casino & Water Fountain, Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Sign 

Outside New York New York Hotel, part of Brooklyn Bridge
Outside New York New York Hotel, part of Brooklyn Bridge

The Venetian 

In a great location on the strip, with so much to see and do in just a short distance. 

Stay in a luxury large suite room, with a bed or two, with separate living room space and delightful bathrooms. If you’re looking for a bit of luxury on the strip, then the Venetian is it. 

You won’t go hungry here, with plenty of places to eat, with different cuisines, such as French, American, Italian, Greek and Vegan. Fine dining or cheap eat options available. 

You party goers might like staying and partying at the Venetian, with a wide variety of bars and clubs to keep you up all night. 

Those of you that would like to take a more relaxed approach to visiting Las Vegas, then make the most of the pool, or take a dip in the waters.  

Why not have a spa treatment, to spoil yourself, you need it after the long day of exploring Sin City. 

Gamblers will enjoy the number of tables and slot machines. 

Resort fee: Yes 

Things to do near the Venetian: Gondola rides at the Venetian, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, High Roller (giant observation wheel), Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Paris Hotel & Casino and more famous hotels along the strip. 

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The Mirage 

Centrally located on the strip, making this an ideal place to stay in Las Vegas, if you want to be close to the other main hotels. 

Relax in a resort room, a room with a view of the volcano, or with a view of the Las Vegas strip. 

While the rooms look comfortable to lay your head, you’re here to experience Las Vegas and The Mirage has some great entertainment shows, from The Beatles Love by Cirque du soleil, or the kids friendly Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat.  

You get to meet, feed and pose with a bottlenose dolphin, a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

During your stay, enjoy a different dish from a different restaurant every day of the week, with a number of restaurants and cafes at The Mirage.  

Whether you’re a budget traveller like us, or happy to spend some extra cash on a meal, The Mirage has it covered. 

The hotel offers other great facilities including a spa. A great way to relax after a long day. 

Resort fee: Yes 

Things to do near The Mirage: Gondola rides at the Venetian, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, High Roller (giant observation wheel), Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Paris Hotel & Casino and more famous hotels along the strip. 

The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas
The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas

Bellagio 

This was our chosen hotel to stay in, on our visit to Las Vegas and one of the best hotels along the strip. In our opinion. 

Centrally located on the main strip and with the tram, that connects with Aria and Park MGM hotel, making it easy to visit other hotels along the strip. 

Stay in one of their lovely, relaxed rooms, some with a view of Bellagio Water Fountain and the strip. But for the privilege of staying in a room with a view, will be an additional $45.00 per night. 

If a standard room isn’t enough for you, then stay in their large spacious suites, or a penthouse suite with a choice of one of two bedrooms.  

Our room at Bellagio’s was lovely, we chose a room with a view (we were celebrating our anniversary after all). We had a very good view of the water fountain and if you’re prepared to pay a little extra for the privilege then it is worth it. 

Take in one of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows. The Aquatic show at Bellagio, shows off the skills of these world class acrobats in, on and above water. One not to be missed. 

Saving the pennies on your trip to Las Vegas, then check out the Botanical Gardens, with different themes depending on the season. And it’s completely Free. It really is possible to experience Las Vegas on a budget. 

This large hotel offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, depending on the budget. Eat till your hearts content at The Bellagio Buffett, eat in a high-end restaurant, or just have something easy on the wallet at the Sadelle’s café.  

Stay fit, with the gym facilities, enjoy a spa, or a day by the poolside, Bellagio definitely has all your travel needs covered. 

We certainly enjoyed our stay; will you enjoy yours? 

Resort fees: Yes 

Things to do near Bellagio Hotel & Casino: Bellagio Water Fountain, Gondola Rides at the Venetian, The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Caesars Palace & Casino, Flamingo Hotel & Casino, New York New York Hotel 

The interior designs at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
The interior designs at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Where to stay in Las Vegas off the strip 

The advantages of staying in a hotel along the strip, means your close to all the humdrum of Sin City. But if you want to get away from the busy Las Vegas strip and stay in a quieter location, then these might be just for you. 

You’ll often find, that with hotels away from the strip are cheaper and may not include resort fees. 

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Las Vegas near the strip 

In terms of location from the strip, then this is the ideal spot. Only a short walk away to all the main hotels. BUT Howard Johnson by Wyndham Las Vegas is on the airport’s doorstep. 

Being on the doorstep of the airport, could of course mean, that you’ll hear planes taking off and landing throughout the day and night. 

Although the closeness to the airport isn’t ideal, the rooms appear to be relaxed and to a high standard. 

Yes, the facilities are very basic here with a heated outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and coffee and tea making facilities. 

If you like to stay in simple accommodation, with the basic amenities, then you should consider staying here. 

Resort Fees: Yes 

Things to do near Howard Johnson by Wyndham Las Vegas: New York New York, MGM Grand Hotel, The Big Apple Rollercoaster and Arcade, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Sign 

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City Centre Motel 

This modern hotel located in Downtown Las Vegas, is great for you travellers that want a bit of peace and quiet but still close enough to the fun and fast paced Las Vegas strip.  

This very basic hotel, offers a room, with free parking, Wi-fi, coffee and tea making facilities in the room and more. 

If you want to stay in a basic hotel, for somewhere to lay your head at night, then City Centre Motel is the place to stay. 

Resort fee: Yes 

Things to do near City Centre Motel: Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum 

Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino 

Nearly one and a half miles east of the strip, taking about 40 minutes to walk or take the tram to the main hotels. 

A variety of room selections, from queen, king and room with a view of the pool.  

You don’t have to go to the strip, or the big hotels to play at the casino, as Mardi Gras Hotel has 50 video poker and slot machines to play on. 

The hotel even has a laundry, so you can wash your clothing as you go.  

Other facilities at Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino consists of a nice size pool and restaurant. 

This is a basic hotel, located away from the strip, but has everything you need. 

Resort Fees: No 

Things to do near Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino: Wynn Golf Club, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, The Venetian, Las Vegas Convention Centre, The Mirage Hotel & Casino 

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OYO Hotel and Casino Las Vegas 

In a good location, only about 10 minutes’ walk from the strip. BUT very close to the main airport. Although the rooms do look clean, modern and spacious, with a choice of a standard room or suite. Some rooms offer a pool view or strip view.  

As long as you don’t mind its close proximity to the airport, then this appears to be a great hotel to stay in. 

The amenities are basic, with a pool, fitness centre and small shop, but there is a good selection of restaurants and cafes at OYO Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, so you shouldn’t go hungry. 

Resort fees: Yes 

Things to do near OYO Hotel and Casino Las Vegas: Excalibur Hotel and Casino, New York New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas sign

The D Las Vegas 

Another hotel located in Downtown Las Vegas and just off the northern end of the Strip.  

A large complex with about 629 rooms and a choice of standard or suites.  

When it comes to the amenities within the D hotel, you can relax by the pool, or break in a sweat in their fitness centre. 

Four restaurants, cafes and bars will keep any hunger at bay. Make sure you have a hearty meal, before venturing out into Las Vegas.  

Resort fees: Yes 

Things to do near The D Las Vegas: The Neon Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, The Mob Museum, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod.  

How to stay in Las Vegas on a budget 

The most important tip, that we will say over and over is, do your research before making any bookings. 

You should be researching when the cheapest time is to travel to Las Vegas, if there’s any discounts available etc. 

Don’t worry we have done most of the research for you, we have suggested some great places to stay in Las Vegas, both on and off the strip.  

We will also provide you with information on when you should travel and where you could pick up some discounts below. 

All you have to do, is check which hotel is within your budget for the dates that’s best for you and finally book the accommodation. 

So, when is the best time to visit Las Vegas? 

To get the cheapest rates on hotels, then January and February are the cheapest months to travel.  

It’s off peak during this time, so hotel prices with be far cheaper than during the peak months of July and August. 

The weather during January and February is a lot cooler, but it means you can take advantage of the reduced crowds. 

Although prices will increase slightly during spring and autumn, it would also be a great time to visit Las Vegas. 

What about discounts on accommodation? 

Some hotels during certain times of the year, will offer discounts if you book rooms from their website directly.  

We noticed more discounts during the winter months, as its off peak.  

But always check their website directly and other booking sites like booking.com. We have on occasions found booking.com a little bit cheaper than the hotels website directly. 

Shop around for the best deals. 

Rewards card 

Some hotels in Las Vegas offer a rewards card. 

What is a rewards card? 

A rewards card, is similar to a loyalty’s points card. Such as, British Airways offer Avios points, or your local grocery store might do loyalty points. 

For every purchase you make with that brand and groups that they are partnered with, you’ll receive points. Those points can go towards discounts, or free entrance to a show etc. 

We collect Avios points on our grocery shop each week, this turns into discounts with flying with British Airways. 

Research which hotels offer rewards points, join it and start earning points before you travel.  

You could find that you get discounted rates on you stay, discounts on restaurants, you get the picture. 

We know that Bellagio Hotel & Casino offer MGM Rewards. Which can be used in all MGM hotels and selected places throughout the country. 

This could keep your budget to a minimum, by taking advantage of the rewards. 

Conclusion 

We have selected a variety of places to stay in Las Vegas. You might be a budget friendly traveller needing somewhere to stay that doesn’t cost too much money, or you might like to spend a bit more money on your accommodation. This is Las Vegas after all.  

Some hotels are full of surprises that will keep you entertained for hours, while others are very basic.  

Depending on your needs, all you now need to do is book your preferred hotel. 

Have you stayed in any of these hotels? What was your experience like? Did you stay somewhere else in Las Vegas that you would recommend? Which hotel would you stay in, on your trip to Las Vegas? Let us know, with a comment below. 

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12 Comments

  1. Love this Bev and Sham – I have been to Vegas but never knew about all these amazing things to see.

  2. The Mardi Gras hotel looks like a nice in-between option to stay at if you want a little bit nicer accommodations without paying for the top dollar hotels. Thanks for putting together this handy list.

  3. Great blog post with accommodation choices in Las Vegas! I would stay in the strip perhaps at New York New York or Bellagio closer to the attractions. I have been to Las Vegas many years ago and had a great time in this fun city:-)

    1. Yes we agree stay in the strip means your close to the attractions.

      We would recommend Bellagio, our stay with them was great just a little pricey.

  4. Okay the New York New York spot with a roller coaster sounds pretty fun! We are going to Vegas soon, but we will be in a campervan. I’ll have to keep this in mind for another trip.

    1. oh visiting Las Vegas in a campervan sounds cool, definitely a different way of staying in Las Vegas.

      The rollercoaster looks too scarey, so we didn’t go on it, but the hotel inside is good.

  5. I miss Vegas so badly! I stayed at the Palazzo last time but I love how many places there are to stay and that they’re all unique. I’m heading back next year – saving this guide!

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