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There are times when you simply don’t need to stay in true luxury and I find places where you plan to almost never be in your room except for the occasional bit of sleep this applies; places like the glorious Las Vegas! Where almost all the hotels have a certain glitzy charm regardless of your budget!

Hotels Etc – Grand View Resort Vegas

My favourite place to look for a cheap hotel in Las Vegas is definitely Hotels Etc and we have a stay at the Grand View Resort Vegas up for grabs in our luxury travel auction with a reserve of only 0.99!

Hotels Etc have a network of over 500,000 luxury Hotels, Condos, vacations and resort accommodations in over 141 countries. You can find everything from cheap roadside motels to luxury 5-star resorts. They’re an excellent time-saver too as they have done all the hard research for you. On top of this, they offer some exceptional travel discounts exclusively for their members; discounts so impressive it’s earned them global recognition. They also don’t add commissions or fees to your bookings and instead pass all the savings directly on to you, the member.

One of my favourites in their portfolio in Las Vega is the stunning Grand View Resort Vegas. Your perfect desert oasis awaits; near, but not too near to the buzz of Las Vegas. As you’re slightly out of the centre the room rate is much more reasonable but this is no typical budget hotel, the facilities are excellent and the rooms huge. Facilities include five heated swimming pools one with its own waterfall, seemingly endless hot tubs, a fitness center, a games rooms, a mini-golf course and you are literally right next door to the South Point Casino so you can still get your glitzy Vegas fix too. It’s all Suites here which for the price is astounding. They are like mini apartments with kitchenettes and lounge areas. Choose from one or two bedrooms, spread out and make yourself at home in your spa bath.

The resort is located south of the Strip and you are just 6 miles away so it’s easy to hop in a cab and visit the whirlwind of the centre and just as wonderful to return to your desert oasis afterwards!

Golden Nugget

If downtown Vegas is where you want to be then the Golden Nugget couldn’t be better located for you with its position overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. It has rather a vintage vibe and you feel like you’ve just stepped into the 1940s. The bedrooms enjoy the vintage theming too and there are poolside cabanas and you can take an unusual route into the outdoor pool via its infamous shark-tank slide! Being located off-Strip means that it’s not just the room rates that are affordable, but the dining options are too.

Oasis at Gold Spike

For a more boutique hotel experience, check into Oasis at Gold Spike. Located downtown a 7 minute walk from the Fremont Street Experience. Its 44 rooms have a hip feel but this is a much-toned down Vegas experience. There’s no glitzy casino, and although trendy, the small outdoor pool is much less glam than some of its neighbours. A bar and casual dining are available next door or jump in a cab and you’ll be on the Strip in just 10 minutes.

Orleans

Orleans is located 1.5 miles from the Strip and a free shuttle is laid on. It’s a good option for families and is themed to make you feel as if you were in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The spacious rooms are much more affordable than those a mile and a half away, plus you get some nice little extras like seating areas, mini fridges and coffee machines in the rooms. For the younger members of the family, there’s a cinema, a bowling alley and even a kids club so parents can get the full Vegas experience down the road knowing the kids are entertained. There are also 14 dining options so it’s a good option for foodie fans.

South Point

Located 6 miles far south of the Strip, you’ll find South Point. This is a casual casino hotel with all the Vegas basics. The rooms are large and comfortable and there’s a good choice of restaurants. There’s a complimentary airport shuttle service and frequent shuttle rides though you pay for these although you don’t pay for valet parking! As well as the casino, there’s a program of live shows, a spa, a bowling alley and a lovely, lagoon-style outdoor pool. There’s also an indoor equestrian center and a 4,600-seat arena!

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

If you want to be on the main Strip but not pay the usual rates, then the Stratosphere is a good bet. The landmark 1,149-foot observation tower even boasts thrill rides at its very top so you can get the heart racing before you’ve even stepped foot in a casino! The hotel is located at the very north end of the Strip so away from the main action but you have a fabulous view. Some of the rooms have recently been remodelled so if you can stretch that budget out a little opt for one of these. Don’t miss the whisky bar too and the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower is a popular tourist attraction.

Luxor

Another Strip location though tucked at the very opposite end to the Stratosphere is the Luxor. Although some of the theming verges on the tacky you can ignore the excessive Egyptian-ness and concentrate on the comfortable rooms and fab sideways travelling elevators you take to reach them! The hotel is housed in an iconic black pyramid-shaped building so the elevators take full advantage of this by shooting up the sides. It’s also a true Vegas spectacle at night when a huge beam of light shoots out the top lighting up the night sky Vegas-style. And if you struggle to slum it, the Luxor is connected to the Mandalay Bay so you can be back in luxury travel land without even having to step foot outside.

Boulder Station Hotel Casino

For a Vegas-like experience without paying the typical prices, the Boulder Station Hotel Casino is a good bet. It has a casino, several dining options and your typical Vegas facilities like a movie theatre, live shows, an outdoor pool, a cigar bar and a martini lounge plus a kids club. You are 6 miles from the Las Vegas strip should you feel a pull to the centre. The mountain views are a nice surprise too.

Rio

Rio is fun and suitably Vegas-brash! With facilities including a white-sandy beach and a zip-line that’s surely the only way to travel between its two neon-lit towers; it’s certainly a fun place to stay. It’s all Suites so you’ll have plenty of space but that does push the price out of the real budget bracket. It’s located just over a mile from the Strip and a complimentary shuttle bus service is laid on so if you want to be in the thick of the action but not pay full whack, this is a good option.

Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino

Located 6 miles from the north of the strip and an 8-minute drive from the Fremont Street experience, you’ll find the Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino. It’s a very affordable option and is Mexican-themed for the true Vegas experience. As well as a choice of restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool and, of course, a casino, it also offers guests an ice skating too!

Another way to save money in is to choose a Las Vegas hotel with a VIP floor or Club Lounge so you can take advantage of free food and drinks.

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