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Las Vegas Hotels – Choosing Your Hotel Location

By Mairead Foley

Las Vegas is not short on hotels, in fact it has hundreds of them and most are huge! Las Vegas actually boasts some of the biggest and most iconic hotels in the world like; The Venetian Hotel, the Bellagio Hotel and Caesars Palace to name a few.

Vegas is a busy destination all year round so it’s really important to book your Las Vegas hotel well in advance. It attracts millions of visitors who come to enjoy its world-renowned entertainment, casino resorts, gambling and top shopping.

Locating your Vegas hotel is one of the most important aspects of your holiday planning. Here are some of the main areas of the city to base yourself.

Hotels on the Strip
The Las Vegas Boulevard is known as ‘The Strip’. It is the most prestigious address in the city centre and is home to the largest and most exclusive hotels, gambling and casino resorts in the city. It stretches for a distance of almost 6.6km It boasts top attractions, and visitors can see the pyramids of Egypt, the New York skyline, the Eiffel Tower, a spectacular fountains show, an exploding volcano and lots more!

If you want to base your self on the Strip, then shop around and compare hotel prices as it can be quite pricey. Each hotel is as big, more extravagant and jaw dropping than the next and their hotel prices are anything but fixed, so keep checking and you will get a good deal if you’re flexible.

Hotels Off the Strip
If you don’t find a good deal on the Strip and don’t want to pay the exorbitant prices then choose a hotel off the Strip. Las Vegas hotels east of the Strip are still within walking distance and convenient to attractions like the Convention Centre, the University of Nevada, Restaurant Row and McCarran International Airport.

Hotels west of the Strip are convenient to Chinatown, the Spring Valley Suburb, the 80 acre Springs Reserve and the Art Museum.

If the hotel is not within easy walking distance of the Strip, then most will offer complimentary shuttle buses.

Hotels near Freemont Street
Freemont Street is vintage Vegas and the birthplace of Las Vegas’ world famous entertainment. It is one of the brightest streets in the world (it can even be seen from space!). Freemont has become a major tourist attraction in the city and is home to top sites like the Neon Museum, Viva Vision, spectacular Light & Sound Shows, the Las Vegas City Hall, a pedestrian mall, giant LED screen towers, legendary casinos, street performers and open air concerts.

If you would prefer the Old Town Vegas then choose Freemont Street hotels.

Hotels Near the Airport
McCarran International Airport is the city’s main airport and it is located just 8km from the city centre so wherever you choose to stay you won’t be too far from catching that flight! There are also plenty of hotels close to airport. But don’t worry if you’re not based close to the airport as the Las Vegas Monorail runs to and from the airport and the Sahara Station on the Las Vegas Boulevard South. It stops at many hotel resorts along the way.

This city has a fantastic array of luxury hotels. Don’t be put off by the size and luxury of these mega resort hotels as you can really find a good deal here if you avoid Friday and Saturday nights, big sporting events and large conventions. Other times to avoid include New Year’s Eve, July 4th, Valentines and public holidays.

There is a hotel to suit every taste and budget whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in Las Vegas or luxury hotels. There are so many hotels to choose from; business hotels, a casino hotels, family hotels, golf hotels, pet friendly hotels, self-catering hotels or spa hotels.

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By Mairead FoleyMairead writes for top travel and accommodation website – Visit to book a wide range of carefully selected hotels in Ireland, Europe and throughout the world at great value prices! Heading to Las Vegas? Then check out our Las Vegas Hotels page for a comprehensive range of budget, mid range and luxury hotels in Las Vegas.

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