Vegas hotels for budget-conscious families
By Sarah Vernetti
Las Vegas Strip (Flickr: Moyan Brenn)
Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. However, budget-conscious families aren’t out of luck. The Las Vegas area has plenty of wallet-friendly accommodations too, both on and off the Strip.
Consider these affordable family-friendly hotels the next time your travels take you to Southern Nevada.
Golden Nugget Hotel (Flickr: Teresa Boardman)
Located in Downtown Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget features one of the most unique pools in the city. An enclosed slide, which starts 30 feet above the pool, takes swimmers through an aquarium tank filled with sharks and other sea creatures. Although the Golden Nugget does charge a resort fee, it offers military and AAA discounts on room rates and free self-parking. Golden Nugget is near the Fremont Street Experience, the Mob Museum, and other Downtown attractions. The hotel is located at 129 East Fremont St.
New York-New York
New York-New York Hotel & Casino (Flickr: Bert Kaufmann)
With plenty of kid-friendly features, New York-New York Hotel and Casino is a popular accommodation choice for families who want to stay on the Las Vegas Strip. Visit the recently opened Hershey’s Store for two levels filled with candy, souvenirs, and even a large Statue of Liberty made of chocolate. Guests will also want to check out the hotel’s arcade and roller coaster. A variety of room options, including adjoining rooms and spacious suites, make it easy for families to find the type of room that works best for them. NY-NY is located on the Strip at 3790 Las Vegas Blvd.
Circus Circus (Courtesy Circus Circus)
The budget-friendly Circus Circus sits at the northern end of the Strip, and its bright pink roof is hard to miss. Circus Circus is home to Adventuredome, an indoor theme park. Room rates are reasonable year-round, but the best deals can be found off-season and on weeknights. The Skyrise Tower rooms are located near the resort’s pools and Adventuredome, making them a convenient option for families. Circus Circus is located at 2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Doubletree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport
Are you embarking on a brief trip to Las Vegas and want to stay near the airport? Try the Doubletree. Located two miles from McCarran Airport and approximately four miles from the Las Vegas Strip, this hotel is ideal for those who are short on time. In addition to its convenient location, another perk at the Doubletree is the hotel’s special “allergy-free” rooms, which feature hypoallergenic bedding and undergo a special cleaning process. The Doubletree is located at 7250 Pollock Drive.
Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin
Located in the suburbs, this hotel provides easy access to Las Vegas attractions, yet it also serves as a quiet respite from the excitement of other parts of the city. On-site laundry, free breakfast, and free wireless internet make this a great accommodation option for budget-minded families. Plus, kids can take a dip in the pool after a long day of sightseeing. The Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin is located at 7100 Cascade Valley Court.
(MORE: Find out which Vegas hotels have the best kid-friendly pools.)
Best Western Plus Henderson
Are your adventures taking you to the nearby town of Henderson? Consider a stay at the Best Western Plus, located near Henderson-area attractions like the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory, Sam Boyd Stadium, and Lake Mead. At this hotel, you’ll find comfortable rooms, free breakfast, and plenty of nearby shopping and dining options. Best Western Plus Henderson is located at 1553 N. Boulder Highway.
Sarah Vernetti contributed this to MiniTime. When she isn’t writing about travel and the family-friendly side of Las Vegas, she’s busy crafting short stories and flash fiction.