High Roller to Low Baller:  A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Hotel For Your Vegas Vay-Cay.

Don’t think that you have to stay off of the strip to afford a few nights at a Vegas hotel.  Yes, there is more than a fair share of opulent suites where one night is your monthly salary, but you can also get by on a few hundred bucks if you are willing to give up the butler service.  From highest to lowest, here is a short list of the best places to stay on the strip.

For those who like to rub elbows with the Vegas elite, you can do so starting at around $120 a night at these luxury hotels and casinos:

The Palms Hotel & Casino:   There is good reason why so many celebrities choose the Palms for their Vegas get-a-way.  You can’t beat the views or the nightclub in the sky that has a retractable roof.  What really makes this hotel one of the most desirable for the rich and famous is the 40 story tall Fantasy Tower.  Here you will find an array of fantasy suites including the Hugh Hefner which lays claim to being the most expensive suite on the strip.  For just 40 grand a night you can enjoy the luxury of your very own hot tub and of course a mirrored ceiling overlooking a rotating bed.  For those of us not backed by the Playboy Empire there are premium suites starting at $500 a night.

Life is about experiences! 

Life is about experiences! 

Aria Resort & Casino: The biggest draw for this hotel in the City Center complex is its extensive collection of restaurants, including Sirio’s, where all of the Tuscan dishes are inspired by the childhood of the famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni.  Spend the night at one of their penthouse suites for a $1,000.  You will enjoy its amenities as soon as you hit the tarmac with limousine service from the airport, your very own concierge, and a private elevator to your room. Or go nuts with the 3 bedroom Sky Villa for the bargain price of $7,500 a night.

2 Story hotel stays? Yes, that is all here in Vegas.

2 Story hotel stays? Yes, that is all here in Vegas.

You can stay at a budget hotel in Vegas and not miss out on anything more than the possible Kim Kardashian siting, and let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time for that.  This one offers rooms starting at $70 a night:

The Tropicana:  One of the few casino hotels left over from the 1950’s, the 200 million spent on a recent face lift was well worth it, especially on new additions like the Mandara Spa and an expanded convention center.  Movie buffs should know that this is the hotel where Moe Greene gets shot.  The most luxurious suites available are their Penthouse lofts which start around $350 a night.

Vegaster Tip: This is bad.

Vegaster Tip: This is bad.

Two places to stay with rooms starting at around $45 have decided to trade in luxury for amenities that no other hotel is offering:

Casino Royale:  The best thing about this casino/hotel is that you are staying right on the strip, but not paying for it.  This gives you the advantage of checking out the action going on at the higher end casinos without having to stay the night.  This is a player’s hotel, with table specials running all week long, so don’t expect much more from your room than your typical coffee maker and T.V.

How much of your room do you really see?

How much of your room do you really see?

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino:  With a name like that it is a no-brainer to what the draw for this budget hotel on the strip is. Even hunny boo boo would have a good time here. The powers that be at this Las Vegas casino have decided to spend their Vegas winnings on an indoor theme park over luxury suites.  Which is pretty smart considering a kid appreciates a good roller coaster over a wet bar any day.

For the kid in all of us.

For the kid in all of us.

Whatever type of vacation you are looking for, Las Vegas can make it happen. With high quality hotel rooms to fit any sized wallet, Sin City is the perfect get-a-way for anyone.

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