With more than 100,000 guest rooms in more than 200 hotels on and around the Strip, there’s no shortage of accommodation options in Sin City. From lavish suites bigger than most houses to seedy motels of questionable cleanliness, there’s a wide range of price and quality. These Las Vegas hotels represent the best bang for your buck, with modern, clean and comfortable rooms, high-quality amenities, and prices you don’t have to be a high roller to afford.
Set smack in the center of the Strip near the Mirage, Wynn, Palazzo, and Venetian hotels, Treasure Island has a great location and modern, clean rooms that start at 400 square feet and have pillowtop beds and flatscreen TVs. There’s plenty to do onsite, including a spa, salon, pool, 25-person hot tub, and several bars and restaurants. The $35 per day resort fee covers things like valet parking, wifi, a fitness center, and a $25 future stay credit. Room rates starting at $59 + $35 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $94 plus tax.
The 30-story, pyramid-shaped, Egyptian-themed Luxor can compete with any mid-range hotel in Vegas. It has more than 4,000 rooms, four large pools, a fitness center, spa, salon, a bevy of restaurants and bars, and entertainment options like Criss Angel and the Blue Man Group. If you’re willing to roll the dice, a room assigned at check-in is just $49; a Tower Deluxe room is $61. Room rates starting at $49 + $30 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $79 plus tax.
The 447-room Fremont Hotel and Casino lacks some of the perks of other Vegas hotels but makes up for it in vintage Vegas charm and a great low price. The rooms are clean and quiet and all you have to do is step outside to be in the center of the Fremont Street Experience. Guests have access to the California Hotel’s rooftop pool, and while internet access costs $9.99 per day, there’s no resort fee. Room rates starting at $40 per night with no resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $40 plus tax.
Sin City’s first boutique hotel, the Cromwell is sexy and sophisticated, with 188 Parisian-inspired rooms that feature hardwood floors, rain showers, and a color palette of black and deep berry. There’s an onsite restaurant, Giada’s and Drai’s beachclub and nightclub, and perks include free wifi and a free airport shuttle. While the price is a bit higher than some of the Strip standbys, those who prefer a small hotel may find a quieter atmosphere worth the extra cost. Room rates starting at $99 per night with + $35 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $134 plus tax.
With a great location nearby the MGM Grand, Tropicana, and NewYork-New York, the medieval-themed Excalibur is a solid budget choice and a great option for families. Rooms are basic but comfortable and there’s plenty to do onsite to keep kids and adults busy. There are four large pools—including one with a waterslide—with 30,000 square feet of deck space, a spa, fitness center, Vegas’s largest food court, and the dinner show, Tournament of Kings. Room rates starting at $39 per night with + $30 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $69 plus tax.
Located in the former home of the iconic Sahara Resort & Casino, the haunt of legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., the SLS is set on the far north end of the Strip and has a small casino, several restaurants including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, three night clubs, a spa, and two pools, one of which is rooftop. Rooms are on the small size, but are decorated with style by Philippe Starck, putting them a notch above most other value accommodation. Room rates starting at $89 per night with + $32 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $121 plus tax.
While the Golden Nugget is set in Vegas’s older downtown neighborhood, it offers many of the amenities of it’s Strip counterparts, including two pools (both with cabanas), a salon and spa, fitness center, and several restaurants. All of the hotel’s 2,419 rooms have been recently renovated and are clean and comfortable with all the basic amenities like a hair dryer and cable TV. Plus, the action of Fremont Street is just steps away. Room rates starting at $49 per night with + $27.50 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $76.50 plus tax.
Located off the Strip, behind Bally’s and the Paris Hotel and Casino, the Platinum is a well-kept secret and a great value for those who don’t mind being a bit away from the action. The 255-suite property doesn’t have a casino, but it does offer a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and an onsite restaurant. The suites range from 950 square feet up to a palatial 2,200 square feet, with full kitchens and amenities like a full-service concierge and grocery delivery. You can even bring your pet under 40 pounds. The resort fee covers perks like free wifi and a daily wine reception. Room rates starting at $135 per night with + $23 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $157 plus tax.
The neon pink and orange Flamingo, opened by infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel back in 1946, may have seen its heydey, but it still offers a great middle-of-the-Strip location, and — after a recent remodel — modern rooms with pillowtop mattresses and wood-toned floors. It also has easy access to the Bellagio and Paris hotels and The LINQ Promenade and High Roller observation wheel. There’s a wildlife habitat filled with pink Chilean flamingos, a spa and salon, two pools, fitness center, and several dining and drinking options. Room rates starting at $30 per night with + $30 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $60 plus tax.
Located in the no man’s land between the north end of the Strip and Downtown Vegas, the Stratosphere doesn’t have the best location, but it does have cheap rooms and plenty of perks that might make you forget about the less-than-stellar locale. The 350-square-foot Tower Deluxe rooms have all the standard amenities—cable TV, hair dryer, work desk—and the hotel boasts a 25th floor rooftop pool, spa, fitness center, shops, and dining options ranging from the buffet and food court to the romantic Top of the World revolving restaurant. Daredevils can check out the thrill rides on the top of the 1,149-foot-tall tower and every guest gets free admission to the tower’s observation deck. The Deuce and SDX busses both stop nearby and provide service to Downtown and the Strip. Room rates starting at $30 per night with + $24.99 resort fee = minimum nightly cost of $54.99 plus tax.