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Cheap Hotels in Las Vegas

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There are plenty of cheap hotels in Las Vegas these days but you don't have to sacrifice quality to save some money. Now you should understand that cheap is a relative term in Las Vegas. What is expensive on a weekend or during a busy convention is cheap on a Wednesday when nothing is going on. Also, Downtown Las Vegas hotels are always cheap compared to Las Vegas hotels on the strip. Prices at these hotels usually start at $50 but tend to stay low on the upper end when moderate hotels raise prices considerably.

If I'm looking to save money I'll look for a midweek deal at the Monte Carlo or the Tropicana on the strip or in Downtown Las Vegas I'm staying at The D or The Golden Gate.

If you are looking for more information on Las Vegas hotels be sure to check the hotel information page or if you want some specifics here are a few resources that should help you find the information you need.

1. Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

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Please do not think for one minute that cheap would imply stinky, dirty, crusty carpet hole in the wall. The Flamingo is a fine property right in the center of the Las Vegas strip. On a relative scale it is less expensive than the big resorts but more expensive than most of the "cheap" hotels. The pool area is very nice and the food choices are exactly what you need if you are frugal.

2. The D Hotel Downtown Las Vegas

Downtwon has come a long way in the recent past and these days I think you can have just as much fun for a fraction of the cost of the Las Vegas strip. Food options are improving and nightlife is significantly less expensive. Trade in crowded clubs for cool bars and grab a slice of pizza or a good burger and you'll see what I'm talking about.

3. Tropicana Hotel and Casino

There are still very good deals to be found at the Tropicana Hotel. If you consider the location as well as how well the renovation turned out you can get more than your money's worth at this property. Food options are not as affordable but you have so many options just a short walk away that you should not allow that to discourage your selecting this hotel to save some money.

4. Excalibur Hotel and Casino

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Excalibur Hotel and Casino is close to the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and NY/NY and the price is always low. The rooms are a bit cramped but you are paying significantly less than the people next door.

5. Circus Circus Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

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Circus Circus Hotel and Casino always has very reasonably priced rooms. You will have to deal with the kids that are crawling around the entire place. It's location on the north end of the strip does hurt its cheap factor because you have to walk or take a cab to go to the nicer hotels.

6. Stratosphere Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

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Years ago Bob Stupak's Vegas World sat at the site of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino and it was the epitome of cheap. These days the Stratosphere looks a lot nicer but it still can be had for a low price. The carpet is no longer crusty but the walk to the center of the strip is still quite a distance.

7. Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino - Now known as The Quad

It's cheap, it's convenient and if you don't mind rooms that are a little smaller than typical and a low end vibe you should be fine. For the rpice you cannot find a better location right in the center of the Las Vegas strip.
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