Editor Picks: Cheap Hotels around the Las Vegas Strip

by Paul Joseph  |  Published March 22, 2024

It might be known for attracting free-spending hedonists, but Las Vegas and its iconic strip are home to a wide number of surprisingly affordable places to stay.

(Photo: Hilton Vacation Club Polo Towers / Courtesy

Lined with expansive upscale hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is a magnet for visitors to Las Vegas. But the city’s accommodation options don’t have to break the bank and you can usually find somewhere to stay that will leave you with plenty left over to spend on the array of entertainment options on offer in the place that, for good reason, they call Sin City. We’ve picked out 5 cheap Vegas hotels located within easy reach of the strip.

Hilton Vacation Club Polo Towers

If you’re keen to have plenty of home from home comforts during your stay in Vegas, the suites at Hilton Vacation Club Polo Towers may well fit the bill. Situated directly on the strip, they feature well-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, as well as living areas and private balconies, while other notable in-suite amenities include flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. Elsewhere in the property, there’s an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre and a spa. Concierge staff are on hand to help guests book excursions and transportation. All of the attractions of the strip, including the famous Bellagio Fountains, are within easy walking distance. From $121 per night.

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(Photo: Excalibur / Courtesy

For a fairytale-like accommodation option, Excalibur won’t disappoint. This enchanting castle-themed resort on the strip is a real head-turner – but it’s not just a visual feast from the outside, it’s also packed full of great facilities including a remarkable choice of 14 restaurants, 4 outdoor pools with water slides and poolside cabanas, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and an on-site casino. The large guest rooms are no less impressive and come with Plasma screen TVs and spacious bathrooms. A a busy programme of live nightly entertainment includes the renowned Tournament of Kings dinner show. From $32 per night.

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Jockey Resort Suites Center Strip

Nestled between Bellagio and CityCenter on the strip, Jockey Resort Suites Center Strip is another great accommodation option for visitors keen to have access to their own cooking areas while in Vegas. Each of its suites features a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a DVD player and stereo. For communal use, there’s also an outdoor swimming pool and a high-tech fitness centre. The area surrounding the property boasts tons of dining, gambling and entertainment choices, including O” by Cirque du Soleil and Hershey’s Chocolate World. From $97 per night.

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Ellis Island Hotel Hotel Casino & Brewery

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Located 15 minutes’ walk from the strip, this hotel is so packed with on-site entertainment that it’s almost – we said almost – not necessary to venture beyond its vast confines. As well as a casino, there’s also an all-singing, all-dancing karaoke bar where revellers can pick from over 10,000 songs to mimic against a state-of-the-art sound system. But that’s not the extent of it – you can add an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant serving a wide variety of cuisines to the enticing facilities. Guest rooms come with a TV, coffee-making equipment and a private bathroom. The Fremont Street Experience  pedestrian mall is a 10-minute drive away. From $38 per night.

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Retail therapy is at your fingertips at this hotel centrally located on the strip, which boasts its own shopping mall. A fitness centre, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a casino and a choice of eight diverse restaurants are among its other notable amenities. At the pool area, you’ll find cabanas and live DJs, making for a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Colourfully decorated guest rooms, meanwhile, come with a TV, a work desk and a private bathroom, and some also feature a separate sitting area and a minifridge. Sands Expo and Convention Center is a 5-minute drive away. From $24 per night.

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