How to Save Money and Pick the Right Vegas Hotel

Once you’ve secured cheap airfare to Vegas, you’ll next want to nail down your lodging arrangements. Hotels in Vegas vary greatly: you can stay in a posh suite right on the Strip with just about any luxury you could imagine, or you can opt to stay in a more modest accommodation and save your money for other activities. Regardless, there are some tips you should keep in mind to be sure you are getting saving money on your hotel in Vegas.

Tips for Picking a Las Vegas Hotel for Your Vacation

They say the realty business is about “location, location, location,” but I’d argue that the same holds true for picking the right hotel. You might be able to score a good deal on a particular hotel, but if it’s a pain to get to the Strip or anywhere else you want to go, that advantage disappears. Instead, you need to weigh both the cost in dollars and the cost in convenience and effort needed to get from your hotel to your other destinations. You can’t just take the price as the only factor in your decision. Also, plenty of the hotels right on the Strip are among the most affordable.

Keeping this in mind, there are certainly some other steps you can take to make sure you’re getting a good deal on your Vegas hotel.

  • Engage in Comparison Hotel Shopping – Just as you would with your airfare, you should compare multiple resources when looking for a hotel in Vegas. You can compare hotel rates with aggregator sites such as Expedia.com, and these can be a great way to quickly sift through the various options. Also, don’t forget to inspect the websites of the hotels themselves, as you can sometimes find exclusive promotions there that won’t show up on the discount sites. Also consider putting in a phone call to the hotel staff, as they will often let you know about more deals and specials in an attempt to get your reservation.
  • Consider Going During the Week – It isn’t always possible to hand pick the days of your visit, but if it’s at all possible, consider going during the week and skipping the weekend rush. In general, hotels will be a lot cheaper during the week, and there are also other advantages like a much easier time finding restaurant reservations.
  • Join a VIP Gaming Club –If you like to hit the gaming tables on your Vegas trip, consider joining the Rewards Club of major hotels such as the MGM and Harrah’s. They will keep track of your play and you’ll often get discounts on your hotel rate. If you’re a big time player, you might even get a free night or two!

Keeping these tips in mind, you should be able to secure a lower rate for your Vegas hotel stay. If you’ve already traveled to Vegas, where did you stay? How did you like your experience, and would you stay there again?

 

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