Nightly hotel rates in Las Vegas are ridiculously affordable. You can easily find rooms on the Strip for as low as $22 a night. Yes you read that right.
And even if you decided to a little bit, you can still find 4-5 star hotels for less than $150 a night.
You just need to know where to look and how to book them.
Here are some surefire tips that will help you score some awesome Las Vegas hotel discounts and deals as well as get the cheapest rooms possible.
1. Join a Hotel’s Membership Program for Discounts
Every major hotel in Las Vegas offers a “gaming” club that you can join. With this you’ll get immediate access to discounted room rates and exclusive promotions and deals.
Here are all the programs that you can join:
2. Visit Midweek
Las Vegas room rates are absurdly cheap Monday-Thursday, with Tuesday and Wednesday generally being the cheapest.
3. For Weekend Getaways, Come Saturday-Monday
Sure the clubs may not be as bumping on Sunday or Monday, but if you’re looking to come to Vegas for other reasons, this is generally the cheapest way to visit. Even though you’re paying a premium price on Saturday night, you’ll notice a significant drop on Sunday’s room rate. Plus, flying out on a Monday is cheaper than Sunday.
4. Keep an Eye on the Convention Calendar
Vegas is the convention capital of America. Every week there’s something going on. Whether if it’s a small business convention or CES, it’s almost guaranteed that there’s going to be a conference during the week you visit. So in order to save some money on your hotel rate and vacation as a whole, be sure to come during times that aren’t during any major Vegas conventions.
Check out the Las Vegas Convention Calendar.
5. Avoid Fight Weekends (or the Super Bowl)
Unless you’re coming to watch the fight, try to avoid big sporting events and music festivals.
Check out the fight schedule here.
6. If Military (or Veteran), Get a Military Discount on Room Rates
Almost every major hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond (including those near Fremont Street) offer military discounts. Expect to save anywhere from 10-20% on your entire stay.
For the complete listing of Las Vegas military discounts, check out this awesome guide!
7. Save 10% if You’re a First Responder
First Responders which includes EMT, firefighters, and police officers can save 10% off their stay at at of the Caesars properties.
8. Save 10% if You’re a Teacher
If you’re a teacher, you can save 10% off your entire stay at any of the Las Vegas Caesars properties.
9. Get a 10% Discount if You’re a Student
Students can save 10% on their room rates at any of the Caesars properties.
10. Take Advantage of AAA Member Discounts
AAA members can save 10% on MGM Mirage Properties.
11. Take Advantage of Local Resident Rates
If you live in Nevada, there are actually quite a few hotels that offer special packages and discounts for locals. Just check the “Offers” page on any hotel that you’re considering for more details.
12. Compare Rates for all Hotels in Your Budget
Using sites like Booking.com, Expedia, and TripAdvisor allows you to get the best idea on how much you’ll be paying while also getting an idea of what past guests have to say about their recent stays. Or better, check out Vegas.com for hotel specials and deals. But the best deals can be found at HotelRooms.SHOP.
13. Do Your Research
Not all hotels in Las Vegas are created the same. The difference in quality from a 4 star and a 5 star is very noticeable. The same goes with a 3 and 4 star. My advice, check out each hotel’s website, watch YouTube videos, read TripAdvisor reviews, and compare amenities.
14. Research Resort Fees
Almost every major hotel on or near the Las Vegas Strip has resort fees. These fees can range from $20-32 a night. And the worst part about it is that it’s not initially included in the hotel price. You’ll only get the true total once you start the room booking process.
Thankfully there are a few hotels that don’t charge a resort fee meaning that you’ll only need to add tax to your room rate. Here they are:
- Alexis Park All Suite Resort
- Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
- Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Highway
- Casino Royale Best Western Plus
- Eastside Cannery
- Four Queens
- Fremont hotel and casino
- Lucky club
- M Resort
- Main Street Station
- Wyndham Grand Desert
15. Use Your Marriott Rewards to Stay at the Cosmopolitan
Did you know that the Cosmopolitan is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection and that you can use your Marriott Rewards points to book a room there? It’s true! Plus, you can even combine your points and cash to book your room.
16. Share Your Room
This is almost a no brainer. The more people you can squeeze into a room, the cheaper your cut will be.
17. If Your Resort Experience Has Been Poor, Complain
If your room is dirty or you had a bad experience at a hotel’s restaurant, be sure to complain (respectfully).
Chances are you’ll get an apology as well as some nice perks such as a resort credit, show tickets, drinks, vouchers, etc.
18. Stay in the Middle of the Strip
Staying in the middle of the Strip doesn’t mean you’ll find cheaper hotel rates (although most of the cheaper hotels are there), it’s mainly just a better way for you to save money and time when trying to get around the city.
By staying in the main hub area (anywhere between Caesars Palace, City Center, Planet Hollywood, and the Flamingo) you’ll save money by taking less or shorter taxi rides as well as have closer access to cheaper eateries on the Strip.
Heck, you can basically walk from hotel to hotel if you stay in these hub hotels:
- The LINQ
- Paris Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood
- The Cromwell
- Caesars Palace
19. If the Strip Isn’t for You, Stay in Downtown Las Vegas
This is the real, genuine Las Vegas that was once the norm before the Strip came along. Here you’ll find really cheap resort room rates as well as cheap eats.
A couple of the more popular ones include:
- Four Queens
- Golden Nugget
And if Downtown Las Vegas feels a little too sketchy for you, you can alway stay a few blocks off the Strip at one of these hotels:
- Palms Casino Resort
- Rio Las Vegas
- M Resort
- Green Valley Ranch Resort
- Silverton Casino
- South Point Casino
20. Join a Hotel’s Membership Program for Free Parking
(article courtesy of https://urbantastebud.com/las-vegas-on-a-budget/)