Popularly known as the world's entertainment capital, Las Vegas is home to more than 500 hotels, many that feature unique themes and architecture. With such a wide choice of resorts, travelers can find it overwhelming when deciding which are the best options for them. The Strip, a popular destination for Vegas visitors, boasts a number of top hotels, including Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. There are other hotels off the Strip that may not be so convenient but may be even greater deals for the budget. Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, TripAdvisor and Trivago all offer excellent deals on Las Vegas hotel packages. Guests can choose from either family-friendly hotels or resorts that feature casinos and appeal to an adult crowd. Here are some questions to consider when booking a Las Vegas hotel package.
Many hotels charge resort fees to cover amenities guests often don't even take advantage of, including charges for local phone calls and use of the gym. Some, however, don't charge these fees because they're often covered in the flat room rate. Vegas.com offers a deal on the resort fee-free Desert Rose Resort beginning at $87 per night.
What's the best all-around hotel package deal?
Prices can change from day to day, but Vegas.com offers a deal at the Flamingo beginning at $16.95 a night. Located at the Strip's busiest intersection, this themed hotel features a virtual island paradise setting. A popular pool area and immaculate rooms help to make the hotel a favorite among guests.
What is a good family-friendly hotel?
Although Las Vegas is known for its casinos and mature entertainment options, there's also plenty to do for the vacationing family. Expedia offers Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park deals beginning at $18 for a Manor King Room. Kids stay free at this family-friendly hotel, which features two outdoor pools, a waterslide and extra beds or cribs.
Are there any pet-friendly Las Vegas hotels?
There are several Las Vegas hotels that allow pets; however, many charge an extra fee. Beginning at $79 per night, all Vegas-area La Quinta Inn & Suites allow up to two pets with no size restrictions for no additional fee.
Can guests book last-minute deals?
Even though it's best to book ahead, if a guest "hits the jackpot," they can sometimes get a better rate if they book last minute. However, a reasonably-priced room today might cost three times more tomorrow if there's a convention or special event. Luxor Hotel & Casino, Trip Advisor's Number One Last Minute Best Value, starts at $229 on Otel.com.
When's the least expensive time to vacation in Las Vegas?
December is one of the best times to book an inexpensive hotel package in Las Vegas. Other good times to book include late July and August because the weather then is less than optimal and the demand for rooms isn't so high.
What's the cancellation policy for Vegas hotels?
Most hotels require a 72-hour cancellation notice prior to the arrival date in order for the guest to receive a full refund of the deposit. If a guest cancels their confirmed reservation with 72 hours, they're charged for the first night's room rate plus tax.
What's the best deal for spring break?
Although Vegas isn't the first place students might consider visiting on spring break, what better way to spend a vacation than at a "man-made beach" in an almost perfect climate? Ranked Number One on Trip Savvy's Spring Break list, the Tropicana Hotel features a massive pool ideal for partying beginning at $199 for four days and three nights.