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Booking a hotel room in Las Vegas can feel like a game of roulette. But you don’t need to be a high roller to find someplace cool, comfortable and within your budget. Here are some seriously cool but cheap Vegas hotels for a Sin City trip that won’t break the bank.

*The fine print: These prices were taken from a single-night stay on a random weekday in August.


Downtown Grand

This updated hotel will have you wanting to stay off-Strip every time you visit Sin City. Chillax in your spacious designer room or on the pool deck, which features an infinity pool, fire pit and grassy lounge area. Then, stroll over to the Mob Museum, tons of shopping, restaurants and even a farmer’s market. All are within walking distance. Oh, and you won’t have to leave the hotel to eat or gamble—there’s an onsite casino and four restaurants. (Starting at $33 a night; resort fee not included.)


Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

This place is like a city within a city. The 645 guest rooms and suites are part of a complex that also includes five restaurants, four bars, live entertainment, a movie theater, a pool and even a bowling alley. The hotel is located about 6 miles from the Vegas Strip, so take advantage of the lower room rates and free shuttle to the Strip and to downtown. (Starting at $35 a night; resort fee not included.)

The sprawling, palm-lined Desert Rose Resort looks far too serene to be on our list of cheap Vegas hotels. But it is cheap, and it sure is serene!

Desert Rose Resort

Casino resorts are everywhere in Vegas. But if you’re not about that life, consider this alternative that has all the bells and whistles, minus the on-site gambling. The 284 one- and two-bedroom suites come with full kitchens and private balconies, so you’ll have as good a time staying in as you will going out to the Vegas Strip, which is just 1 1/2 blocks away. (Starting at $153 a night.)

Did you expect your cheap Vegas hotel to have an indoor amusement park? Well, you're welcome.

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino

This town don’t exactly scream “kid friendly.” But with water parks, museums and cheap food, Vegas actually makes for a fun family getaway. A perfect base camp for frugal families is Circus Circus, which includes a theme park (!), free circus performances on the midway, nine restaurants, six bars and the only RV park on the Vegas Strip. (Starting at $22 anight; resort fee not included.)


South Point Hotel and Casino

Seemingly everything’s bigger when you stay off-Strip. Exhibit A: This surprisingly cheap Vegas hotel, with spacious guest suites and bathrooms, a huge bingo hall and even an arena for horse shows. And because this is Vegas, there’s a pool bar and more than 10 restaurants onsite. (Starting at $59 a night; resort fee not included.)


The Orleans Hotel and Casino

No need to ante up the big bucks when you opt for this Big Easy-themed resort about three miles from the Strip. The suites are spacious, and amenities range from a bowling alley to a movie theater to affordable childcare. And a spa. And 14 restaurants. If by some miracle you get bored, take the free shuttle to the Vegas Strip or one of the hotel’s six sister casinos. (Starting at $48 a night; resort fee not included.)

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