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Choosing The Right Las Vegas Hotel

By Jesse Henson

Las Vegas is a bustling, tourist city with so many hotels to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which one is right for your Vegas vacation or business trip. There are hundreds of hotels from which to choose. You will want to investigate your options thoroughly before making reservations, and narrow your search prior to making a final decision on where you will be staying.

Creating a list of strong contenders allows you to get the best hotel for the best price, and one which fits within your budget. Choosing a hotel is one of the most important parts of your vacation planning, and selecting the wrong hotel can put a damper on your entire trip.

When narrowing your search, you’ll want to identify the things that are most important to you in your hotel accommodations. Location, price, amenities, and special features will all come into play in making your final selection.

The price of your hotel accommodations will always be a determining factor in your choice. Everyone has a budget to follow, and you should be realistic about yours. You don’t want to spend your entire vacation budget on a hotel room. Narrowing down your hotel options with your budget in mind makes it possible for you to make a sound financial decision in booking your stay. You’ll also want to make your final choice well in advance of your Vegas trip, as the city is a prime destination for visitors year-round, and prices can be less expensive when you make your arrangements in advance.

You should also keep in mind that prices can vary depending on room availability. As rooms become more scarce, prices rise. Many conventions are held annually in Vegas. Other peak periods can result from popular performances being in town. Prime vacation periods throughout the year bring large crowds in need of hotel accommodations. Planning your trip in advance allows you to avoid peak periods and find less expensive hotel room rates.

Choosing a location is probably the second most important factor in narrowing down your list of possible hotels. Hotels along the Strip are the most prestigious and most expensive accommodations available. Many of these hotels have gambling located on the ground floor. Casino resorts are also among the most exclusive hotels in the city.

The Strip stretches nearly seven miles in Vegas and is located in the city’s central area. For those looking for the most luxurious and authentic Vegas experience, a hotel along the Strip may be just the perfect choice. Shopping around for the best rates is advisable. These hotels can afford to change their rates frequently without the risk of losing customers. If you decide to stay on the Strip, you should book your room months in advance in order to ensure you receive the best rates possible.

Many nice hotels are available off the Strip as well. They are still within walking distance to many of the city’s best attractions and can save you a great deal of money. Those located east of the strip are the most convenient to the city’s central area. Those west of the Strip are nearer to Chinatown, the Art Museum, and the Springs Reserve. For those hotels further from the Strip, shuttle buses and cabs are readily available for easy transportation.

Hotels along Freemont Street are another prime spot in the city. The area is the home of the city’s entertainment, and attune to the more historical origins of the city. The street is so well lit from all the neon lights and show banners that it can actually be seen from outer space.

Freemont is a prime tourist destination and for those interested in more than gambling, it can be a perfect place to book hotel accommodations. Las Vegas City Hall sits in the area, surrounded by a large mall, markets, open-air concerts and street performances. The area is awash with activity day and night, and home to the Neon Museum, Light and Sound Shows, and Viva Vision.

The amenities and special features of your hotel are also important to many visitors. For those who plan to spend most of their time out on the town, it may be less important to have luxury accommodations. You may be satisfied with a simpler hotel room and a less pricey bill.

Others may be interested in experiencing one of the historic Vegas hotels, rich in history and fine in accommodations. These hotels include Caesars Palace, The Tropicana, and Treasure Island. Newer famous hotels are the Bellagio, The Wynn, and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Each includes its own special architectural features and some provide an otherworldly experience. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino includes a lagoon, shark reef, and man-made beach, giving it a tropical island-like feel. It is one of the most expensive and sought-after hotels in Vegas.

Vegas hotels are designed to meet the needs of tourists, and amenities in many hotels will be comparable. When choosing your hotel, you should investigate what additional charges will arise from enjoying hotel amenities, and include those in your budget. is an online travel company determined and dedicated to becoming the leader in providing travelers with the most intuitive online booking experience full of relevant information, helpful guides and travel tips. Find great deals on las vegas hotels at!

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