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Las Vegas, NV: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Only hotels in Las Vegas are listed below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Las Vegas, NV for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Las Vegas, Nevada motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Las Vegas area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Las Vegas hotels. Group booking? Search Las Vegas Group Hotel Rates or Book a Las Vegas Meeting

The Las Vegas center is about the area of Fountains of Bellagio and the area of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

Las Vegas is the quintessential American gambling and entertainment destination. Pop culture images of Vegas paint it as a major party spot, attracting pre-wedding parties, huge business conferences, and groups of friends looking for a great time. Several movies happen there and depict the city as the place where you'll have the craziest time of your life. More from this guide...

"Dining, shopping, shows and nightlife are just a few of the options"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 04-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Las Vegas is not just for gamblers anymore. Yes, the casinos are still here, but there is so much more to Las Vegas than just gambling. Dining, shopping, shows and nightlife are just a few of the options you have if the casino is not calling your name. You can't name a celebrity chef that does not have at least one restaurant here; Joel Robuchon, Hubert Keller, Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio and many more all have restaurants in Las Vegas. If you are interested in shopping the Fashion Show Mall, Crystals at City Center, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood are all located on the Strip. The top entertainers in the world are regularly performing in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV or one of the many showrooms in the casinos around town. You can also take in a Cirque du Soleil show, watch a Broadway musical, go to a comedy club, see a magic show, watch a ventriloquist or get hypnotized. Many of the Strips casinos have nightclubs as well. Surrender, Light, XS, Hakkasan, Marquee, Pure, Tao and LAVO are among the more popular ones. I always recommend arriving early to beat the lines if you are not getting a VIP table. Many of the world's most popular DJ's perform in Las Vegas on a regular basis including: Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5, just to name a few.

Las Vegas Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

The Cromwell 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Expensive hotel
  • 200 rooms in hotel
From$103
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Bellagio : 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Luxurious Five Star Resort hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests said rooms were clean enough
  • TV needs to be updated
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Vdara Suites by Airpads - Las Vegas 2600 West Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89158 Website
  • 4-star Resort property
  • 568 suites in hotel
  • Valet service is ok
  • Smooth connection to Wifi
Aria Resort & Casino : 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Luxury 5-star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 61 floors
  • Breakfast at the cafe left a lot to be desired
  • New rooms
Paris Las Vegas - Las Vegas
+1-866-221-8581
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • The Paris Las Vegas is a European-themed hotel located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. By far its most distinguishing characteristic is its huge Eiffel tower replica, which also serves as a ride and the base of the Paris casino. Guest rooms at the Paris are tastefully appointed with plush bedding, seating areas, cable televisions, and some offer European furniture. The outdoor swimming pool located near the base of the Eiffel tower is a popular and beautiful spot for Paris guests to spend their days.
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
From$143
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Bally's Las Vegas
+1-866-429-5787
3645 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 2814 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Breakfast is average
  • Good accessibility by car
Caesars Palace 3570 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 11:00am
From$185
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Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
+1-888-690-5247
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Guest rooms at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas feature unique artwork, flat-panel televisions, plush bedding, and much more. Guests at this hotel are truly made to feel like stars as they enjoy the excitement of the spacious casino, the taste of the great food at Planet Hollywood’s many on-site dining options, and the comfort of the rejuvenating spa. An outdoor swimming pool, shopping options, and popular live shows are some of the other exciting features that Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has to offer.
  • 4-star Resort property
  • 76 suites in hotel
  • Vibe wasn't good
  • Internet is poor
From$45
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Caesars Suites at Caesars Palace
+1-888-305-3366
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
  • Staff exceeded expectations
  • About half of guests were unhappy with the valet service
From$49
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The Linq Hotel & Casino
+1-800-881-1523
3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Four-star Resort property
  • Hotel has 101 suites
From$32
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The Mirage - Las Vegas 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$64
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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Various hotel rooms and suites are available to fit the needs of every guest at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Double pillow top mattresses, classic design, and marble bathrooms can be found in the standard deluxe rooms at the MGM Grand. The Signature Towers at the MGM Grand are all-suite, offering guests unparalleled luxury and style, featuring Jacuzzi bathtubs, kitchenettes, and private balconies in most suites. Entertainment, meeting rooms, and a world-class casino are also located on-site.
  • High-end hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00AM
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New York New York Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$60
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Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
+1-888-690-5281
3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Whether staying in the 400-square-foot standard guest room or one of the many luxurious suite options, guests at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino will enjoy their Las Vegas stay from beginning to end. Floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen LCD televisions, and private safes are just a few of the amenities available in deluxe rooms at the Treasure Island. An on-site casino, entertainment, restaurants, and wedding services are also available. A fitness center and custom-designed spa make it possible for guests to feel energized, pampered, and ready to take on the Las Vegas Strip in style.
  • 4 star Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 220 suites
  • Very good casino hotel
  • Recreation staff is nice
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Flamingo Las Vegas - Las Vegas
+1-888-690-5247
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Most guests didn't like the smoking area
  • For 76%, the dining experience was not enjoyable
Harrah's Las Vegas : 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 21 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Ice machine on our floor was broken
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • The Monte Carlo Resort & Casino boasts AAA four-diamond award-winning guest rooms, a rejuvenating on-site spa, and many fabulous restaurants and lounges. Guests will enjoy being pampered in Las Vegas without the burden of exorbitant prices. Whether staying in a Deluxe Room, Strip View Room, Spa Suite, Monaco Suite, Diamond Suite, or a Hotel32 room with private limo service and personal suite assistants, guests at the Monte Carlo will indulge in a relaxing and beautiful stay. All rooms include marble entrances, luxurious bath products, cable television, and Internet.
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • My kids loved the pool
  • The place looked like a dump
Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas 3700 West Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103 Website
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 80 meeting rooms
  • Hotel facilities could use a good clean
  • Vibe wasn't good
Excalibur Hotel Casino 3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Website
  • Whether staying in a standard room, guest suite, or widescreen room with 42-inch plasma televisions and alarm clocks with iPod inputs, guests at the Excalibur Hotel Casino in Las Vegas are promised comfort and style. Some suites include spas built for two, refrigerators, and marble showers. Standard rooms include hair dryers, cable televisions, and some have stunning views of the strip. Restaurants, entertainment, and an exciting casino are all located on-site at the Excalibur as well.
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • 39 suites in hotel
  • Hotel could be more stylish
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89158
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • 57 suites in hotel
From$146
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Lsi Resorts
+1-888-690-5281
125 East Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Expensive Resort hotel
  • 38 floors in hotel
  • Good access to the airport, said 100%
  • Clean pool, said 100%
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Hotel security was horrible, thought 85%
From$130
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Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas 75 East Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 37 floors in property
  • Great view
  • Freshly baked muffins
From$109
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The Carriage House by Diamond Resorts International 105 East Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 9 floors
  • Affordable parking
  • Clean towels
Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas
+1-888-283-3404
211 East Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • Four star Convention Center hotel
  • Check-in time: 4 pm
  • For 57%, the rooms looked old
  • Professional service
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If you want that to be your Vegas, it can be. This tourist destination is famous for a reason, and it attracts all sorts of visitors every year. Vegas boasts enough clubs, bars, and casinos to keep you entertained for a lifetime. It also has major shopping, top-notch restaurants, and tons of shows that will delight just about everyone who sets foot within city limits. Plus, its hotels are legendary, with their flashy architecture, gigantic casinos, and crazy names.

So, how do you plan a trip to a place as vibrant and popular as Vegas? You've got many great options when it comes to finding a hotel. The Las Vegas Strip is the most well-known destination. It's in the Paradise neighborhood, which is also home to the airport, but it's not the only great place to stay. Check out the downtown area where Fremont Street is the focal point. People call it "Vintage Vegas" because of its iconic landmarks, and it's got a growing art scene. The nearby city of Henderson is becoming a popular place to stay, too, with its 20-minute drive to the Strip, cactus garden, chocolate factory, and casinos.

When Should You Go to Vegas?

Vegas is the typical tourist destination in many ways. It's a popular New Year's Eve destination, as well as a popular weekend getaway. Expect hotel prices to go up on the weekends; save money and go during the week. That shouldn't be too disappointing since it'll give you an excuse to take a few days off from work! Just be careful about conventions before you book your hotel. Vegas is a major convention destination, and if the convention is big enough, it'll cause room rates to go up. Thankfully, the city's tourism website keeps a schedule.

December through February is a popular tourist time in Vegas because of the holiday season and the harsh winter temperatures in many states. If you're not trying to escape winter, head to Vegas between March and May instead. Weather in the desert is pretty pleasant during the spring; the average daily high in March will be about 70 degrees, and by May, it'll go up to 88.

The popular summer vacation months (June, July, and August) are a little less crowded, but it's because of the heat. The temperature in summer often breaks 100; it is the desert, after all! Wait until September, October, or November instead. The great part about Vegas is that it's a tourist destination year-round, so entertainment will always be available no matter when you go. If you can only visit during peak tourist season in the winter, don't worry. Many hotels offer deals year-round.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Las Vegas, NV:

seasonality of hotel rates in Las Vegas

Las Vegas by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Las Vegas, NV. You can use these illustrations to calculate the least expensive time to make a reservation in Las Vegas for upcoming travels.

Bask in Vegas Hotel Luxury

4 Star Average Prices: $161.72

When it comes to luxury, few cities do it in a grander fashion than Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip is famous for towering hotels and high-stakes casinos; walk down part of it to see some of the sights that have made Vegas famous, including the fountains at the Bellagio and the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you'll love the luxury hotel options in Vegas. When you want true luxury that you can brag about when you get home (because let's be honest, what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas!), try the Anthology Las Vegas Suites and Villas at the famous Caesars Palace. It boasts amenities like a stunning, opulent lobby, seven outdoor pools, and huge suites.

The pattern of gorgeous lobbies, decked-out suites, and outdoor pools doesn't end with Caesars Palace. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas both tower over the strip and offer five-star amenities. Visit the on-site golf course at the Encore at Wynn, or indulge in a spa treatment at the Cosmopolitan. You'll also find a spa at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Las Vegas

Your Low Budget Vegas Hotel Options

3 Star Average Prices: $110.08

Vegas has many low-budget hotel options that won't eat up your funds, leaving you free to enjoy the shows, gambling, and fine dining the city has to offer. You may not be directly on the strip, but many of these hotels are within two miles of Vegas's city center and are near shopping and golf courses. With rates starting under $40 and only reaching as high as $75, some of the hotels in Vegas certainly know the meaning of "budget."

Stay at Oasis at Gold Spike to take advantage of an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and the ability to bring your pets. Circus Circus Hotel & Casino boasts a hair salon, dry cleaning services, and a seasonal outdoor pool. The Excalibur Hotel & Casino is conveniently located near the airport and offers a fitness facility and a pool with a poolside bar. If you don't mind a hostel, reviewers rate Las Vegas Hostel as having a friendly staff, good food, and great amenities.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Las Vegas

2 Star Average Prices: $68.68

2 Star Hotel Prices in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV Hotels with Discounts

Dozens of hotels in Vegas offer AAA discounts, which are almost always between 10 and 20 percent off your room's price. If you're an AAA member, check out the Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center by Marriott, the Las Vegas Hilton, and the Comfort Inn & Suites. Their lowest prices come from AAA discounts and apply to multiple room styles and bed options.

With your AAA discount, stay at business-class hotels like the Hilton Grand Vacations at The Flamingo and the Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center by Marriott. Or make the most of your budget and discount at Crossland Economy Studios Las Vegas, the Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino, or the Travelodge Las Vegas.

If you're a senior and a member of AARP, you can also get room rate discounts in Vegas of between 10 and 20 percent. Both the Las Vegas Hilton and the Comfort Inn & Suites Henderson offer AARP/Senior discounts, which match the AAA discounts. When you're a senior traveling on a budget, check out the California Hotel & Casino or the Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino (though at the Fiesta Rancho, the AAA discount is more.) If you want to stay for a long time, the Desert Rose Resort offers AARP/Senior discounts on full suites with kitchens.

The Royal Vacation Suites, a small two-and-a-half-star hotel with a business center, outdoor pool, and a restaurant, offers a military and government discount that equals their AAA and AARP discount rate.

Rooms with Fantastic Values

Savvy hotel shoppers know that you don't have to pay luxury prices for great amenities. Vegas has some hotels located right on the strip that offer considerable amenities without exorbitant prices. These value hotels are the perfect compromise between luxury and budget, especially when you're traveling with family or having a weekend away with your friends.

Stay at Caesars Palace without paying luxury prices when you book the right kind of room. The famous hotel has luxury amenities like a swim-up bar, an on-site spa, and free valet parking, but if you book simple, classic rooms, you can get rates well below $200 a night. Caesars Palace also offers Nobu Hotel, a hotel within the larger hotel that offers gorgeous Japanese styling and many of the same amenities. On-site shopping, a hair salon, and free Wi-Fi (which isn't always easy to find in Vegas!) are some of its great features.

Another hotel with luxury amenities is the Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo. The facility was built in 1999 and offers a steam room, dry cleaning service, and an on-site convenience store. The same goes for The Cromwell, where you can enjoy a stay in bright rooms with opulent decorations for a reasonable price. Pets are allowed at The Cromwell, and it offers both free valet parking and a nightclub.

Get Excited About Free Wi-Fi

When you're traveling on business, with children, or in big groups, Wi-Fi and internet surcharges are seriously annoying. Many Vegas hotels charge extra for Wi-Fi, and it's often more than $10 a day, leaving you to find the nearest Starbucks or add to your hotel bill if you need to get connected. If Wi-Fi isn't optional for your trip but you don't want to pay extra, thankfully you've still got options.

Look for a Hampton Inn & Suites or a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (several are located around Vegas, and both brands have airport locations) if you want to take advantage of free Wi-Fi. For a resort vibe, check out the Platinum Hotel, which isn't on the Strip, but is close enough that you can see the Strip's main features from many of the hotel's windows. Get free Wi-Fi with a room that fits your budget at the Super 8, the Red Roof Inn, and America's Best Value Inn & Suites.

Travel overview of Las Vegas, NV

Cradled by most barren state in the US, Las Vegas shimmers brightly like a mirage in Nevada. Its subtropical desert climate ensures almost three hundred sun-drenched days. Home to over 200 million people and visited by 40 million people each year, the Fabulous City of Las Vegas is a siren of the Mojave Desert. Think Las Vegas and one word comes to mind, casinos. What started as a watering hole for bored scientists of the Manhattan Project became the Entertainment Capital of the World. Downtown nightlife started with granddaddies, The Golden Nugget and the infamous Flamingo. At the advent of The Strip, the titans . Mirage, MGM Grand and Excalibur opened the gateway to limitless pleasures and 4.2 miles of every fantastic structure known to man. Nineteen of the world's largest hotels stand in a cornucopia of sights, sounds, and free-flowing money. Truly a city that never sleeps, the lights don't turn off in this 24/7 city. Buffets, entertainment spots, nightclubs, and table games go on continuously throughout the day. Get married, have a picture taken with Elvis, or watch an acrobat successfully escape an untimely demise, let Las Vegas take the reins so the hangover will be worth it in the morning.

'Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.' Chuck Palahniuk, the author of many bestselling novels including 'Fight Club', thus described his reaction upon visiting Las Vegas for the very first time in his life. 
It's an understated reaction, albeit a powerful one. Visitors who have visited Las Vegas before can rarely resist the temptation of visiting this Sin City again and again. That's the modus operandi of this place, of a brand called Las Vegas. 

Las Vegas is unabashedly capitalist. There's no place for remorse or sympathy here. The only thing that works here without exceptions is the power of cold, hard cash and nothing else. Many people seem to detest the idea of a city that sells its very spirit like this, but others love it simply because the Sin City is honest enough to tell them what is being sold. 

Las Vegas is a city of anecdotes that may or may not be true. Movies, novels and music tracks of countless repetitions have added fuel to this notion of 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. As a result, most tourists flock into Las Vegas looking for the best time of their lives, and, erm, succeed in achieving just that. 

That's the beauty of a city like Las Vegas. It's about being levelled and honest about being commercial. Unlike anywhere else, you will be told that you are being sold this product, only in Las Vegas. 

Many people call Las Vegas the city of second chances. Well, that's a profound name for a city like Las Vegas, but still, it's a fitting one. Because of unusually high number of weddings it hosts, it is also called the city of weddings. 

Tourism is one of the largest revenue generators in Las Vegas, and that's why, this post intends to overview various options for tourists as far as Las Vegas hotels are concerned. 

Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas 

Nothing comes cheap in Vegas, as the popular adage goes. 

But if you are really determined to find cheap hotels in Las Vegas to save up as much as you can (only, most probably, to spend it all in a card game), you can find a handful of delightful options. 

Among these options, the best known, perhaps, is the Orleans Hotel & Casino. In spite of being a cheap hotel, the Orleans bears no outlook of one. It is housed in a beautifully grand building that is located just off the Las Vegas Strip. The Orleans also houses an in-house casino to make your nights more interesting. 

Gold Coast Casino and Hotel is a hotel of pretty much the same kind as the Orleans. Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall provides a no-nonsense accommodation experience to tourists, coupled with a state of the art casino. 

Luxurious Las Vegas: a Memorable Affair 

Moving on from cheap hotels of Vegas to real glitzy and glamorous ones, it must be stated that the difference between these two couldn't be starker. 

Las Vegas is known worldwide for its luxury resorts that regularly set the benchmark for hospitality. 

It would be quite a travesty to rank these luxury hotels in Las Vegas in ranks according to their services or quality. But still, in any case, the Mansion at the MGM Grand would certainly take the top spot. Nestled amidst the chaos that is MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the Mansion provides a retreat that tourists who are looking for some exclusive luxurious treatment can take advantage of. 

Wynn Tower and Suites, a grand project by Steven Wynn, is also a great hotel (a collection of many, to be clear) that houses two five-star properties, many four-star properties, three four-start spas and a five-star business tower. 

Mandarin Oriental and Hotel Nobu at Caesar's Palace are not too far behind these leaders in terms of quality of hospitality and level of luxury accorded to their guests, either! 

Independent Hotel Scene in Las Vegas 

There is a thriving indie hotel scene in Las Vegas that many industry experts still have trouble explaining. 

In spite of having the largest concentration of hotel rooms on the planet, Las Vegas regularly falls short on availability of hotel rooms, especially during summer season. 

To take business advantage of this fact, many hotels in Las Vegas have come up with novel ideas of independent holiday rentals to accommodate guests with larger number of occupants. 

Time sharing has also risen in importance in this sense, in last few years. Time sharing apartments are virtually no different than regular hotel rooms, the only difference being the illusion of ownership created by marketing masterminds. 

Things to Remember When in Vegas

Sensible and wise tourists need not be told the travails that irresponsible gambling and booking inherently entail. So, the only thing you need to remember when you are touring Las Vegas is that no matter how badly you want to unwind, don't let yourself off the tracks. 

Examples of tourists losing fortunes of a lifetime in one night of bad decisions and questionable life-choices are not at all novel in Las Vegas, and if one is to guess correctly, nobody wants themselves to see as a protagonist of such anecdotes. 

Even if you are staying at one among many cheap Las Vegas hotels that provides additional credits for you to try your hand at their in-house casino, you need not lose balance and get sucked into endless vicious cycle of lost gambling money.

Other than this, there aren't many things that need your special heed. 

Getting Around in Las Vegas 

Las Vegas is well connected to nearby cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco by road and air. However, getting around when you are actually in Vegas can be a difficult preposition. Public transport, as such, is not a thing in Las Vegas, and most people seem to prefer taking their own vehicles. 

Private taxis can be a good choice, but the fact that they cost a great deal of money might be enough to put some tourists off. 

Government Per Diem Rates in Las Vegas, NV Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Las Vegas, NV excluding taxes per night. See gsa.gov for more details.

Applies to Clark

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2017December 31, 2017$106.00$64.00
January 1, 2018March 31, 2018$134.00$64.00
April 1, 2018September 30, 2018$106.00$64.00

What did travelers think of the city of Las Vegas?

Below are reviews of the city of Las Vegas, NV from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I really enjoyed the diversity and the fact that there are so many places to eat!

Roanna R., from 29-Sep-2017
"Wedding Group!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great accommodations and staff service.

Sherron H., from 19-Aug-2017
"Fantastic Stay!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The fact that there is always something to do is great.

Stephanie S., from 16-Aug-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fun place.

Olu A., from 01-Aug-2017
"Great Hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fun place to stay very accommodating.

Olu A., from 01-Aug-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The sightseeing was awesome. A lot of great shows. And the zip lining was awesome.

Derrick R., from 01-Aug-2017
"Great hotel and city!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Shopping on the Las Vegas strip was great! So many things and places to see no way you could do in one day. Recommend NY NY resort roller coaster, Aquarium at Caesars Palace awesome. M&M store was awesome watch the movie! B&B Burgers and Beer awesome place to eat. Be sure to check out Carlos Bakery yummy!! :)

Kelly B., from 30-Jul-2017
"Great hotel!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Las Vegas as a whole is both monstrous and awe inspiring at the same time.

Ian F., from 10-Jul-2017
"Great hotel and location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything close by, and easy to get around great staff.

Ray R., from 27-Jun-2017
"great hotel and city!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Las Vegas shows were awesome we really enjoyed ourselves.

Maya G., from 19-Jun-2017
"Amazing!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The whole experience was amazing!! I'm 40 and I've never been to Las Vegas, so we all had fun checking out the sights, sounds, and general ambiance of it all.

Deborah E., from 23-May-2017
"Very Accommodating!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very close to attractions and shuttle service was very accommodating.

Tony J L., from 13-Mar-2017
"ConExpo!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Group was there for ConExpo, with a few days to shop dine and casinos.

Kathy B., from 10-Mar-2017
"Amazing!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Several people took Uber's and Lyfts to get around town .. doing a 'dive bar' tour, Red Rocks drive and the 'Soul Food event'. Great way to get around to see a very interesting city. Always enjoy the diversity and activity of Vegas!

Jack W., from 27-Feb-2017
"University of Nevada = Great Venue"
Score 4.0 / 5

Was there for a dance convention on UNLV campus, which was terrific.

Nicolette A., from 08-Feb-2017
"Great Place to Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Places are great, the street salesmen are aggravating.

Taffi M., from 30-Jan-2017
"Not How It Was Before"
Score 4.0 / 5

Nothing, the only reason we went was for the tournament. Vegas is an ugly looking city now, not like when I was growing up there.

Nick A., from 14-Nov-2016
"Food & Nightlife"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food and nightlife in this area was my favorite part. It's so versatile and entertaining.

Reginald H., from 04-Nov-2016
"Best Part!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Fremont Street Experience was my favorite of all.

Patricia B., from 22-Sep-2016
"Exciting, Fun, Never Boring!"
Score 4.0 / 5

There's always something to do in the area.

Tonya S., from 06-Sep-2016
"Enjoyed It"
Score 5.0 / 5

Good stay, no complaints.

Sam K., from 10-Aug-2016
"Enjoyed it"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good place to stay.

Sam K., from 10-Aug-2016
"Great Environment"
Score 4.0 / 5

The whole environment was great. Really enjoyed traveling in this area.

Lory F., from 10-Aug-2016
"No Complaints "
Score 5.0 / 5

Dolores R., from 26-Jul-2016
"Lots of things to do"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots of things to do

Mary T., from 19-Jul-2016
"Be Careful With Your Hotel Choice"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love the city but I wish that we could've stayed at a better hotel. We would've enjoyed out stay a lot more.

Andrea G., from 28-Jun-2016
"Hoover Dam"
Score 5.0 / 5

Went to the Hoover Dam. Would go again! Very interesting tour!

Terrea A., from 27-Jun-2016
"SO MUCH TO SEE!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Go check out: Fashion show mall, Madame Tussauds, Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Outlet

Fernando L., from 17-Jun-2016
"It Was Great!!!!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Bringing a group we really appreciated the bus pass getting up and down the strip... Our group went downtown twice for adventures .... It was easy and saved our younger guest carting and spending money they didn't have!!! We used taxis too but daily the bus was great way to travel short distance in the heat!!

Jane A., from 13-Jun-2016
"Entertaining"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Gonzalez y Gonzalez night club in New York, NY

Alma G., from 02-May-2016
"Ritz Wedding Chapel"
Score 5.0 / 5

I really don't care for Las Vegas ,Reno yes ! I only went to attend a wedding .I highly recommend The Ritz Wedding chapel .It is not a Cheesy Elvis wedding . Very high class venue with excellent chefs ,waiters and bar staff .Very very high class.

Richard W., from 05-Apr-2016
"Always Entertaining"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the action, the lights, and mostly the 24 hour availability.

William B., from 14-Mar-2016
"Fantastic!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It's Vegas!

Gary F., from 27-Feb-2016
"Lots To Do!"
Score 4.0 / 5

North Premium Outlets are well worth a visit if you like a bargain.Jersey Boys which is showing at the Paris theatre was great and managed to get half price orchestra tickets (theatre size and shape means all seats are good).Taxis are reasonable priced and good value for money, especially if a few of you are sharing. Most hotels have taxi ranks so easy to get a taxi.Fountain show at Bellagio is well worth a look.

Rebecca L., from 23-Feb-2016
"Much To See"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was there on a conference so I didn't get to see much. But there is always something to do or see. The Hotel, Red Rock, alone has much to do and see.

Robin K., from 18-Jan-2016
"Exciting Things"
Score 4.0 / 5

So much to see and do.

Alexandra M., from 28-Oct-2015
"Beautiful Sites"
Score 4.0 / 5

The free drinks in the Casinos were a big plus!

Lawyanna M., from 20-Oct-2015
"Great Weather, Fun Times"
Score 4.0 / 5

I've been to Las Vegas several times on business for conventions and such.

Sharon L., from 13-Oct-2015
"Live and Learn"
Score 5.0 / 5

I would recommend walking so that you can venture inside the hotels, but catch the double decker bus $8 for a 24 hr pass.

Donna N., from 13-Sep-2015
"The City is Alive"
Score 5.0 / 5

It has something happening on every corner for all ages, so never a dull moment.

Althea S., from 05-Sep-2015
"Activities For All Ages"
Score 5.0 / 5

I'm not a big city person, but I do love that in Las Vegas, that there is so much to do for all ages.

Unknown U., from 12-Aug-2015
"Truly Something for Everyone!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Las Vegas is a tourist city, there's nothing to dislike, not even the crowds or busy streets and valets.

Laverne S., from 30-Jul-2015
"An Amazing Adventure"
Score 4.0 / 5

The free water show in front of the Bellagio was great and the use of the monorail to go from hotel to hotel on the strip was convenient.

Wilma D., from 27-Jul-2015
"Friend and Family Entertainment"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great night life and surprisingly many family activities available.

Ignacio M., from 01-Jul-2015
"Meetings in Las Vegas"
Score 5.0 / 5

If you are planning on visiting Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World, here are a few tips to make your trip more enjoyable and save you a few dollars along the way. If your dates are flexible try to avoid stays that include Friday and Saturday. Weekends are high demand days for Las Vegas and you can save as much as 50 75% by staying Sunday through Thursday. If your trip requires you to stay over the weekend, try to book in the summer time. The first three months of the year are known as convention season in Las Vegas and demand can be high, even during the week. Planning your trip in between Memorial Day and Labor Day will definitely save you money. If you want to beat the heat, plan a trip in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The weekend before Christmas is typically the least expensive weekend of the year in Las Vegas.

Ed G., from 29-Jun-2015
"When in Vegas"
Score 4.0 / 5

Always something going on. Cirque du Soleil Love is a can't miss treat.

Charlie G., from 16-May-2015
"In the City on Business"
Score 5.0 / 5

Las Vegas is a good venue for business events as well as leisure.

Nathan C., from 30-Apr-2015
"The Nightlife is Everything"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great night scene. Clubs, shows, attractions, you name it.

Richard D., from 26-Apr-2015
"Had a Good Time"
Score 5.0 / 5

Easy access to taxis and quick access to casino, shops and strip trams.

Dr. Debra R., from 26-Apr-2015
"Great Nightlife"
Score 4.0 / 5

You have to visit Fremont Street at night.

Mark A., from 30-Mar-2015
"Fun and Adventurous "
Score 5.0 / 5

Gambling! The weather was also very beautiful for November.

Irmtraud J., from 12-Nov-2014
"The City That Never Sleeps"
Score 4.0 / 5

My group toured in and around the city. Great food and good shows.

Harold F., from 25-Sep-2014
"Never fails to excite"
Score 5.0 / 5

Las Vegas is the spot all the shows, people and fun is here. The strip is amazing especially at night its one big party.

Elizabeth T., from 04-Aug-2014
"Las Vegas Fun"
Score 5.0 / 5

It has everything to offer and a good safe time. It was expensive, but fun.

John Sanders., from 23-Jul-2014
"Wow"
Score 4.0 / 5

There's a lot to see on the strip and you can drink alcohol on the street on the strip.

Joseph L., from 14-Jul-2014
"Vegas is perfect for families."
Score 5.0 / 5

We had the children with us on this trip. There was a nice variety of entertainment for them, and of course plenty for the adults to do as well.

Sue E., from 25-Jun-2014
"Fremont Street Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Fremont Street is worth a visit.

Sue E., from 25-Jun-2014
"Great Show"
Score 5.0 / 5

Michael Jackson One

Carlos B., from 18-Jun-2014
"My Top Three"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clubs, shopping and drinks.

Norketha B., from 16-Jun-2014
"Awesome"
Score 4.0 / 5

High roller Ferris wheel pods were the highlight of this trip. Roomy, comfortable and new are three words I would use besides awesome. Bellagio fountains were amazing. Every hotel offered a different and amazing theme. I Love Vegas!

Anita M., from 10-Jun-2014
"Fogo De Chao"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved the Brazillian BBQ, it was the best dinner for my birthday. Fogo de Chao awesome!

Tomas C., from 03-Jun-2014
"Wed in Vegas"
Score 5.0 / 5

Vegas is fun for a day or two. Way too expensive now though. And way too much traffic and people now also. We got married quick and simple.

Charles M., from 03-Jun-2014
"To die for entertainment, deathly hot temperatures."
Score 5.0 / 5

Las Vegas has shopping, restaurants, entertainment and recreation to die for. The only thing Las Vegas needs is to figure out how to environment control (AC) the city to 70º and pump the lake under Pahrump to Las Vegas.

David R., from 31-May-2014
"How I Enjoyed My Time In Vegas"
Score 4.0 / 5

Las Vegas was fun because there was so much to see. We walked and walked. Gambled some, saw some shows and had dinner and several good restaurants.

Zita H., from 29-May-2014
"Golf and Interesting People"
Score 5.0 / 5

We only had one day in Las Vegas, but people watching was great entertainment on the strip. Golf was good.

Bill H., from 25-May-2014
"Adult Disney"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything is a production. It's like you are in an adult version of Disneyland.

Laura B., from 22-May-2014
"Activities to Suit Every Taste"
Score 4.0 / 5

Scenery was very nice. There were a few things for me to do elsewhere since I am not a drinker or gambler (I was there on business). The access of the skybridges at intersections was very pleasing as well. Makes it much easier to move about without impacting traffic, or having to wait around for a light to change.

Robert B., from 13-May-2014
"Open Container"
Score 4.0 / 5

Other than the flow of alcohol, the option to take your drink(s) with you where ever you go was great.

Ernest R., from 29-Apr-2014
"Las Vegas Premium Outlets"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was okay and I enjoyed the premium outlets.

Norafidah M., from 23-Apr-2014
"Great Energy"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love the energy in Vegas. Non-stop activities.

Bruce R., from 03-Apr-2014
"Full of things to do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Love Vegas. Games, shows, people, food, gambling, shopping.

Michelle P., from 09-Mar-2014
"Lots to take in"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Vegas shows are phenomonal. Lots to see and do. Good restaurants (buffets) that are sure to please even the pickiest eater.

Thompson L., from 16-Feb-2014
"Getaway"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of work at home. Food is excellent depending on the restaurant and the entertainment is interesting.

Duane C., from 02-Feb-2014
"Lots of features"
Score 4.0 / 5

Restaurants, shows, beautiful mountain view, water show at the Bellagio and accessibility to other great attractions!!

Susan B., from 01-Feb-2014
"Life outside of the strip"
Score 5.0 / 5

Red Rock Canyon nearby. Once you get off the strip, the city is poorly maintained. There are a lot of stores and motels that have been shut down.

Herbert J N., from 28-Jan-2014
"Lots to do, old and new"
Score 5.0 / 5

Clubbing, Old Vegas on Fremont Street, and the shops!

Anthony S., from 22-Jan-2014
"Great recommendations"
Score 4.0 / 5

So many entertainment options. Saw Cirque du Soliel's LOVE (Beatles) and although a so-so Beatles fan I loved it. A great balance of dance and acrobatics. Wonderful meal venues on Friday, Saturday & Sunday: cocktail party at the Hyde Room (Bellagio's) overlooking the lake and fountains; dinner at Smith & Wollensky (private dining room with a very attentive Nico(?); beer and lunch at Twin Peaks to watch Bronco's beat the Patriots; and then causal dinner in old time Vegas site, Batista's - something for everyone.

Jim H., from 21-Jan-2014
"Many options"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots to do and be entertained throughout the city.

Tim M., from 10-Dec-2013
"Loved the shopping"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the shopping and nightlife. There is so much to do and choose from. I couldn't get it all done.

Barbara G., from 06-Dec-2013
"I plan to make several trips"
Score 5.0 / 5

There is so much to do and see. My husband and I plan to make several trips back.

Joi C., from 19-Nov-2013
"Strip was a tough walk from Hampton Inn Tropicana"
Score 4.0 / 5

The strip is well within walking distance but it is so unsafe due to the roads and traffic near the hotel that I would not dare attempt. Would be wonderful to have a safe walking route from Hampton Inn Tropicana to the strip.

Lisa L., from 04-Nov-2013
"You don't have to be a gambler!"
Score 5.0 / 5

I am by no means a gambler, but my husband and I spent a few days in Vegas before a 3-day white water rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. You don't have to spend one moment gambling to enjoy Vegas. Just walking down the strip and visiting the hotels is like a trip through Hotel Disneyland. You can ride a gondola or walk what appears to be the streets of Paris. You can ride roller coasters, or experience a Star Trek recreation. Have your picture taken with the Borg or Elvis Presley. There are literally hundreds of free or low-cost entertainment options you never would have imagined. Even for us non-gamblers, Las Vegas is a bargain and a fun vacation. I highly recommend the excursion to the Grand Canyon while you're there!

Nancy S., from 04-Nov-2013
"Great place"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great place to visit for a needed getaway.

Jessica M., from 02-Nov-2013
"Lots to do and great entertainment"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots to do and great entertainment. We will be back! I heard Air Racing is coming to town here?

Wayne B., from 31-Oct-2013
"Love Vegas"
Score 4.0 / 5

I love las vegas. I only use the hotel for sleeping and stayed away but the city its great.

Juan D., from 25-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Las Vegas, NV shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 86 reviews
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