Outside In Hotel Trap

I’m making a trip to meet with Nate in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. One of the recommendations to save money was to “outside in” our hotel. The basic strategy is as such. Hotels at the center of cities and close to the main attractions are more expensive that those on the outside reaches. Instead of getting a hotel right in the middle, you can get a hotel a bit farther away and save a significant amount of money. Instead of getting a hotel on the Las Vegas strip where everyone wants to stay, we could get a hotel a bit off the strip and travel to the strip for attractions we wanted to see.

For Las Vegas, this works wonderfully. Even with the strip being the best known ar


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3 Responses to Outside In Hotel Trap

  1. m@ says:

    It’s also really helpful if you find a hotel that is a sibling to one of the larger hotels on the strip, often times they’ll have a free shuttle to their sister hotel. i.e. Harrah’s to the Rio, any of the large properties to Sam’s Town, etc.

  2. denise@home says:

    Next time you are in Vegas try the Orleans. They have large rooms for a rather small price, friendly staff and a free shuttle to the strip. We live in Southern California and drive to Vegas once or twice a year. While it is getting harder you can still find bargains in Vegas.( The steak dinner deal including a beer at Ellis Island for $7.95) I buy most of my clothes in a thrift store chain called Savers. If you make a small donation they will give you a twenty percent off coupon.

  3. bben says:

    After looking at location & price, I have always called the hotels in my range directly. Most of the time I can negotiate a better price. Las Vegas knows there are lots of other hotels competing for my business, and they also count on each customer dropping at least some money in their casino.

    When you call, ask if they have any special deals. I once got a room for $20 a night. There were no conventions that week, and I was there on business for 3 days during the middle of the week. On check in I received a casino card with $10 on it, a coupon for a free breakfast every morning, a coupon for a free Buffet, and some other coupons. My total hotel bill for 2 nights was $28 including all of the taxes and stuff they add. Then the freebies came to at least $30. Essentially a free room. The Hotel was on the strip, Right across the street from Aladin, near Bellagio, and Paris. It is no longer there though.

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