Las Vegas is one of those US cities where hotel room rates can vary considerably from day to day. A room that is quoted for $58 on Tuesday can easily cost $180 on a Friday or Saturday. Unlike other US cities, Las Vegas room rates are based on day of the week and occupancy. For that reason, timing is the key to getting the best deal in Vegas. While you are searching for Vegas hotel deals, keep in mind that you will end up spending very little time in your room. To get the best Las Vegas hotel deals, use the following tips.
Avoid trying to visit Las Vegas when there is a big Convention or event in town. At these times it is very difficult to find a hotel room and whatever you may find will be exorbitantly priced.
Avoid Las Vegas during holidays, especially around New Year's Eve. All hotels will be booked solid and, just like during convention events, whatever hotel room you find will be prohibitively priced.
Visit Las Vegas midweek, when relatively few people visit. Also visit during off-peak and off-season times. Call your hotel to find out when the off-season period begins.
Look for cheap Las Vegas vacation packages. Some travel sites offer packages that include flight, hotel and sometimes, car rental for less than what you would pay if you booked each one separately.
Check the web site of your favorite Las Vegas hotel for promotions. Some hotels offer discounts on rooms. Your hotel will also reward you for your commission-free payment if you book at their website.
Search for discount Las Vegas hotel rooms on the Internet using online travel agencies.
Always look for hotel promotion codes or promo codes for short. These are online codes issued by the hotels. These codes offer you great hotel discounts, plus other freebies for booking online. Just remember, promo codes are time sensitive and is subject to availability, so use it as soon as you get one. Here are a few promo codes for hotels on the Vegas strip.
Consider booking accommodations in Downtown Las Vegas. Hotels in this part of town are usually less expensive than hotels on the Strip. Any hotel off Las Vegas Blvd. costs considerably less than the going rate on the Strip.
Consider motels also. They offer rooms at bargain prices.
Always check the resort fee of the hotel you are interested in, before booking. Most Las Vegas hotels do charge resort fees and these fee are per night.
Join the Players Club at any Las Vegas casino you play in. Members of this club receive comps, which often include a free room. Members also receive such offers in the mail to lure them back to Las Vegas.
It might also be worth checking rates at Air BnB's to see if they offer a better deal.
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General Las Vegas Hotel Reservation Policy
These are general rules that apply to most hotels in Las Vegas. We are not making any guarantees that your hotel will abide by this policy. When in doubt, call the hotel you are interested in and they will be glad to explain their policy to you.
A valid ID is required at check-in.
The authorized credit card holder must present same credit card at check-in.
At check-in time, the credit card will be authorized for $200 above your room and tax charges to cover incidental charges.
Debit cards are not accepted.
In most cases, reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival date to get a full refund. Failure to do so will result in a one-night room and tax cancellation/no-show charge.
Rates are based on single or double occupancy. An additional fee for the 3rd and 4th party occupants will be charged, per night.
Maximum occupancy per room is 4 persons, regardless of age. This is due to fire codes
Children 12 and under stay free with adult. (check with the hotel first)
You must be at least 21 years old or older to reserve a room or check in.
Check In time is 3:00pm. Check Out time is 11:00am
For a late check out between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, a half-day prevailing rate charge will be applied.
There is a twelve percent (12%) hotel tax.
Some hotel may charge a daily resort fee between $5 and $30 and that provides you with free access to their fitness center, free local and 800-number calls and other freebies.
Unless stated otherwise, No pets are allowed. If you would like to arrange for the care of your pet, call: V.I.P. Kennels (702) 361-8900. Here is a list of pet-friendly Las Vegas hotels.
How to avoid any Las Vegas hotel surprises
The following tips will help you avoid any last minute surprises from your chosen Las Vegas hotel.
Make sure to ask about any extra fees
Read the fine print (and you may have to search for the hidden fees)
Watch for early cancellation penalties. Some Las Vegas hotels require a 48 hour cancellation notice and other require a week's notice. Always ask before you book that room.
Find out if the hotel charges a resort fee and if they do, how much.
Beware, resorts fee are charged per day.
Don't be afraid to challenge hotels about these extra costs, because they sometimes waive them.
Avoid booking or paying for your Las Vegas hotel room with a bank debit card. When you book your Las Vegas hotel room, generally the hotel puts a "hold" on a certain amount of the money in your bank account that's tied to the debit card. Those funds are sometimes not released weeks after you have checked out of the hotel, thereby tieing up your funds for that period of time. Also, using a debit card makes it almost impossible to dispute the charges with your bank. Always use a credit card for your hotel reservations and payment.
Las Vegas Hotel Resort Fees
Q. Is there a way to avoid hotel resort fees
A. There is no way around resort fees for hotels that charge them because they automatically bill you for it at the end of your stay. Be informed before you book your room and read the fine print. To avoid resort fees, book your room at hotels that don't charge them. Here is a list of Las Vegas hotels that do and don't charge them.
Booking a room if you don't have a Credit Card
If you don't have a valid credit card or don't wish to use one, most Las Vegas hotels will allow you to mail in your deposit or payment in full for a room reservation by check or money order. The deposit or payment must be received within 2 weeks after you book your reservation.
Note: If reservation is booked within 30 days of arrival, a credit card must be used. Check with the Las Vegas hotel you are interested in for their policy and the mail-in address.
Las Vegas Hotel Handicap Accessibility
All Las Vegas hotels and casinos are accessible to all visitors.
Almost all Vegas hotels offer rooms with roll-in showers, transfer showers and tubs with built-in or portable seats.
Most Las Vegas hotels also have pool lifts to assist visitors into the pool.
Las Vegas casinos also has accessible slot machines and accessible table games.
Many Las Vegas casinos offer sign language interpreters for free gaming lessons.
All show theaters offer seating for handicapped patrons and offer assistive listening devices.
Remember to call the Las Vegas hotel before you book your room and ask about your specific needs.
Best Time to visit Las Vegas weather-wise
September – November and February – May
Months when you can find the best deals in Vegas
January, February, June – August, November, and December