The Best Motels and Cheap Hotels to Book in Las Vegas

Best Western Plus Casino Royale enjoys a prime Vegas location
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6 December 2021
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Las Vegas is known as the hub of the high rollers, but it doesn’t have to be all about big spending. There are plenty of things to do to keep budget travelers entertained. So if you’re planning a shotgun wedding with Elvis or just a fun getaway weekend, here are the best cheap hotels and motels in Las Vegas to book with Culture Trip today.

Ellis Island Hotel – for off-strip value

A twin room with wooden furniture and leather desk chair at Ellis Island Hotel
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As a family-owned staple of Vegas, since 1968, this hotel offers both charm and chug. At the Ellis Island Hotel, you get a hotel, casino, and brewery all-in-one. This hotel boasts an energetic karaoke scene and is the number one brewery in Nevada, which comes in handy for beer fans. Treat yourself to a choice of over five restaurants, from Italian to pub grub. Fully-equipped accommodations – including an Elvis Suite – grant you relaxation and recharge, depending on what your itinerary holds.

Travelodge by Wyndham Las Vegas Strip – for a blast from the past

A room at the Travelodge by Wyndham Las Vegas Strip with decorative mirror and a flatscreen
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Within walking distance of the Las Vegas Strip is the Travelodge. But don’t let the low, low cost of this cheap motel in Las Vegas fool you. The decor may be a little retro, but this location offers some of the perks of a higher-end hotel, including pool cabanas, that gives a bit of private paradise for the guests. Some rooms even have jet baths, so you can take a glass of champagne into your bathroom, and feel like a winner.

Staybridge Suites Las Vegas – for a home-from-home

The exterior of the Staybridge Suites Las Vegas with pool, palms and loungers
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Finding a home away from home can make your vacation just a little more comfortable. Take full advantage of the amenities of the room, by utilizing the pull out couch or opting for the kitchenette, which will save you money on dining out. Sample two of the hot tubs and soak up the sunshine. Plus, you’ll have direct access to the strip, while enjoying the nightly views of the bright lights in the distance.

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South – for a cheap day in

Retro external pool with palms and seating area at Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
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You’ll save money straight away at the Hilton Garden Inn, as there’s a free shuttle from McCarran airport. Rooms come with big beds and plenty of floor space, and once you’ve caught a good night’s sleep, fill up at the breakfast bar. You’ll love the pretty pool, with a rockery and palms leaning gently over the blue waters.

Motel 6 Motor Speedway – for life in the fast lane

Minimal cool room at Motel 6 Motor Speedway with wood floors and dark wood furniture
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Located a stone’s throw away from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Motel 6 Motor Speedway is a fan favorite. Take advantage of the free coffee in the lobby – you’ll need it, as this property encapsulates a Nascar and drag race lover’s need for speed, with its minimalist decor and utilitarian vibe. It’s a no-frills, low-bills cheap motel in Las Vegas.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center – for a longer stay

Rooftop pool with city view at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center
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Perfectly positioned in the city of Las Vegas, enjoy the extended-stay option in one of the many deluxe suites. Rooms in this skyscraper all come with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine, and although it looks like a fancy resort, you won’t have to pay any resort fees. Guests will also benefit from the beautiful rooftop, which plays host to the splendid pool and fire pit, so you can enjoy the hot nights Las Vegas is famous for.

Best Western Plus Casino Royale – for a classic Vegas hotel on a budget

Best Western Plus Casino Royale room with lounge and glass coffee table, flatscreen tv
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Lights, camera, ACTION! The Best Western Plus Casino Royale positions its guests in the most robustly bright and lively area of the Strip. And, better still, this Old West-themed Best Western is one of the most iconic hotels on the boulevard. Take in the sights of Vegas’ other famously quirky hotels and restaurants, or check out Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, free shows in front of the Mirage, and the High Roller – the largest Ferris Wheel in the world.

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center – for filling up

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center double room with colourful wall art and pattern curtains
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You won’t need a car rental at this hotel. Just adjacent to both The Venetian and Caesar’s Palace, you’ll be able to walk to the city’s main sights. Plus, there’s a free shuttle to and from the airport. Rooms are bright and cool, an air-conditioned respite from the Vegas sun. And when you’re hungry from the hype of the day, the hotel hosts The Garden Grille & Bar serving succulent options of their mouth-watering flatbreads, great for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.

Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village – for a futuristic vacay

Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village's external pool with plush loungers and palms
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The Hyatt Place at Silverton Village offers guests an upscale chic experience, from the decor to updated amenities. Through the World of Hyatt app, guests can check-in digitally, receive a digital key to their room and get curated guided meditations. From the grab-n-go market to their lobby bar, they offer food options 24/7 for their revolving schedule of guests, who may need nourishment after a couple of hours on the blackjack tables.

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