If you don’t quite have the funds to do Vegas in an Oceans 11-type style, staying in luxe hotel rooms dripping with gold and diamonds and being driven around in a giant limo, then don’t despair. This town is accessible to anyone, from whatever background and walk of life, as long as you’ve got a bit of a penchant for gambling and a taste for a good time. If you don’t want to blow the budget on your accommodation then the ten best cheap hotels in Las Vegas are as follows:
1. Imperial Palace (http://www.imperialpalace.com)
Located on Las Vegas Boulevard South in the heart of the Vegas Strip, the Imperial is a great option for a real Vegas experience on a budget. The hotel has rooms from around £16 a night and a wide range of facilities, including ten restaurants and gambling aplenty with 24-hour gaming, such as slots and table games. There’s also a collection of vintage vehicles to look at if you get tired of the tables.
2. Riviera Hotel & Casino (rivierahotel.com)
The Riviera is also situated on Las Vegas Boulevard South and was the first high rise to be built on the Strip when it opened in 1955. The hotel has a great pedigree with rumoured historical links to infamous Mafia figures and famous faces such as Dean Martin and Harpo and Gummo Marx being one-time minority stakeholders in the casino. Rooms here start at around £18 a night and there’s everything from slots to bingo, as well as a live entertainment programme to enjoy.
3. Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel (fiestahendersonlasvegas.com)
It’s the Fiesta’s lovely pool area that makes it such an attractive spot, with typical Vegas palms and a kidney shaped swimming pool making it feel more expensive than its £18 a night rooms really are. The hotel is situated in Henderson – Green Valley, around 20 minutes from the Strip and is a perfect location if you’re looking for a slightly quieter spot. There’s still plenty of opportunity for gaming onsite, including 1,600 slot and video poker machines and 18 table games.
4. America’s Best Value Inn (americasbestvalueinn.com)
This excellent budget option is located just two blocks from the Strip, just around the corner from Casinos like the MGM Grand and the Luxor. The hotel is basic and comfortable, with a pool on site and plenty of restaurants and bars in the vicinity, as well as all the big gaming dens nearby. Rooms here start at around £25 a night.
5. Excalibur (excalibur.com)
This hotel has a serious fantasy feel, with an Arthurian theme and an exterior designed as a fabulous castle. There are overhead pedestrian bridges so you can get to the neighbouring casinos, a huge spa and fitness centre, 1,700 slot machines, regular shows, a wedding chapel and a food court. Rooms start at around £19 a night.
6. Circus Circus (circuscircus.com)
If you want to be enormously entertained during your trip to Vegas then Circus Circus on the Strip itself fits the bill. As well as a theme park and circus acts, the hotel has the largest permanent big top in the world and four full sized casinos that are open 24-hours a day. Rooms start at around £23 a night.
7. Super 8 – Las Vegas Strip Area (Super8.com)
The Super 8 is located just a block away from the Strip, giving you easy access to all the entertainments of Vegas, without the hecticness of the Strip itself. The hotel has a heated pool and spa and excellent amenities, such as Wi-Fi and pet facilities, from around £23 a night.
8. Vegas Club Hotel & Casino (vegasclubcasino.net)
The Vegas Club is located on the infamous Fremont Street, the first paved street in Las Vegas that is often used in numerous films to represent the famous Vegas lights. There’s plenty of entertainment here and gaming galore with table games, slot machines and video games to play. Rooms start at around £25 a night.
9. Stratosphere Tower – Casino & Resort Hotel (stratospherehotel.com)
There’s one great reason to stay at this hotel and that’s being so close to the Stratosphere tower. This impressive structure is the tallest freestanding observation tower in America and provides fantastic views out over Vegas, as well as some thrilling rides up at its dizzying heights. The casino is pretty comprehensive too with thousands of state of the art gaming opportunities, dining options, bars and live entertainment and shows. Rooms start at around £31 a night.
10. Orleans Hotel & Casino (orleanscasino.com)
The Orleans has 1,886 rooms with views of the Las Vegas Strip on one side and the stunning Las Vegas Valley on the other. As well as a pool and fitness centre, the hotel has a full casino with more than 3,000 gaming opportunities right on your doorstep. Rooms start at around £33 a night.
Las Vegas is great value when it comes to accommodation and you can find some real gems without looking that hard. Best of all, even the most basic hotels usually have gambling opportunities so you can win big and blow it all on a night in the Presidential Suite at the Bellagio to finish your trip in style.
John is a travel writer from Las Vegas Travel where you can read in-depth Las Vegas hotel reviews and compare prices to find the lowest rates possible!