Las Vegas has plenty of reasons to visit. Sure, there’s the whole lure of legalized gambling but there’s plenty of other stuff worth the trip: world-class restaurants, must-see concerts and live shows, eccentric experiences (like firing an Uzi at a gun range or driving a bulldozer), and much more.  

However, after shelling out for travel and budgeting for all those Vegas attractions, including the cash that you won’t mind losing at the blackjack table, you’re probably going to have to save on accommodation.

Sin City hotels are infamous for their luxurious suites and high prices, but there are some solid deals to be found if you know where to look and don’t mind resting your head a little ways from the strip.

Here are 5 affordable places to stay the next time you’re in Vegas:     

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

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flickr creative commons – tojones007

A significant landmark of the city’s Fremont Street Experience, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is a part of Las Vegas history. The downtown hotel was built in 1906 and was the birthplace of Vegas’s famous shrimp cocktail deal. These days, the casino features a San Francisco theme, while the hotel has made some fresh renovations catered to your comfort.

RELATED: The Golden Gate’s legendary shrimp cocktail is just one of the many cool vintage Vegas spots you have to check out when in Sin City!

Palace Station Hotel & Casino


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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Palace Station, located just a mile from the Vegas strip. The hotel is also close to Chinatown and well-known for its baccarat tables. There’s also plenty of amenities, including seven restaurants and four bars.

Circus Circus Las Vegas

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flickr creative commons – Ellie Travis

Home to probably THE most affordable room that’s actually on the Vegas strip, Circus Circus has been an icon of the city for nearly 50 years. Along with 3,500 rooms, there are three swimming pools, a wedding chapel, indoor amusement park (complete with a roller coaster, mini-golf course, clown shows, and more), and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Oh, and keep your eyes open during your stay – Circus Circus has been featured in plenty of TV shows and movies, mostly famously in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.   

Super 8 at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery

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flickr creative commons – Juli

There are few names that are as synonymous with affordable hotel rooms as Super 8. The international hotel boasts over 2,000 hotels around the globe. In Las Vegas, its home (and largest operation in the franchise) is just one block away from the strip. The hotel features a heated pool and spa, complimentary airport shuttle, and free parking. It also stands right next to the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery, with which it has a partnership.

Silver Sevens Hotel Casino

A short walk from the strip, the Silver Sevens offers seriously affordable rates to guests, along with  standard amenities (Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness center, etc.). But it’s the casino that offers something unique for visitors. Silver Sevens has a reputation as a “locals casino” – meaning that it’s geared more toward the gambling preferences of Vegas residents than tourists. This also means you can mingle with locals and see a side of Vegas that most outsiders don’t!

Are you a regular Vegas visitor with an appreciation for cheap places to stay? Do you think we may have missed a super affordable spot? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  1. Jodi long

    Looking for a hotel for !y mom spouse, daughter and granddaughter I am on SSI and other on SSDi having to drive can’t afford to fly from Washington St to Vegas daughter is getting married 11-11-16 at the Palm’s a night time wedding


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