Vegas Discount Hotel Guide: Get Started on Booking Your Vegas Vacation With Hotel Deals and Money Saving Tips

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Cheapest Days and Time of Year

Planning your Vegas trip during the week and avoiding major holidays is how you can save the most money. Weekends are typically twice as much as Monday thru Thursday nights and holidays can be as much as 3 times normal prices!

Know that when it’s hot in Vegas, the deals are hot! You’ll find the cheapest rates during July and August. Keep in mind, Las Vegas is in the Mojave Desert, and summer desert temps average 105°, so be prepared!

If you can’t take the heat, you’ll happily find great deals during the winter months, from the end of November through February. Temps can range from freezing to the 70°s—it’s really a crapshoot (gambling pun intended). If these cooler months suit you, don’t forget that booking during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday will jack-up prices.

When to Book Your Hotel in Vegas

Book your hotel ASAP! If you see a good deal, jump on it! Vegas hotel rates are notorious for fluctuating. Sometimes within a matter of a day or two they can double.  Rest assured that most sites allow you to cancel within 3 days of travel with a full refund, so you have nothing to lose.  Know that you can always cancel and rebook if you find a lower rate.

Ideally you should book your Vegas trip 60 days to 6 months in advance.  However, if you book too far in advance the rates will be higher since the hotels have not yet released deals for that month.

Insider Tip! As a general rule, you can typically find Vegas hotel promos of up to 30% savings if you book at least 2 months in advance.

General Promo Codes

Promotional codes for discounts are available for most Vegas hotels. Above you’ll see promo codes listed for easy access to immediate hotel deals. Many travel websites offer these types of promo codes, but some sites, like Vegas.com and Orbitz.com, offer additional site-wide promo codes that are added on top of the deal.

Vegas.com is a standout website for booking Vegas hotels with great savings. They offer a wide range of hotels to choose from, all with substantial discounts, but what’s more, they often boost these deals with another site-wide promo code. This site-wide promo code will change regularly, so keep an eye out for up to the minute savings.

Flash Vegas Deals

Groupon, a global e-commerce marketplace, regularly offers Vegas getaways at substantial discounts referred to as Flash Deals. Just keep in mind two caveats about Flash Deals—you have to be willing to pay up front when booking, and you can’t be too picky about your hotel choice.

Know that most Groupon Getaway deals last about 7-10 days and offer discounts up to 50%. That’s an impressive savings, for sure, but it’s always best to price shop before booking.

Insider Tip! Before booking with Groupon, be sure to cost compare with sites like Vegas.com and Orbitz.com. You may find that with these travel sites, once the discount and site-wide promo code are applied (as detailed above), the savings may be more than the Groupon deal, and with no compromise on your hotel choice.

If you enjoy daily resort credits and free meals, keep an eye out for these types of perks that are sometimes included in Groupon Getaway packages. Click here to find out more about booking Vegas hotels with Groupon

The Casino’s Reward Program Hotel Discount

It’s no secret—casinos like to keep you gambling, and want to keep you coming back. That’s why Casino Reward programs are found in just about every casino in Vegas. To sum up how rewards work—a casino will reward you with points for gambling in their gaming property, and win or lose, as long as you’re playing, you’re racking up points! These points translate into hotel comps, so the more you play, the bigger the comps.

The types of comps you’ll receive will range from discounted meals, lower hotel rates, and even free rooms on future visits.  So when you apply for these reward programs, make sure you enter your correct email address to guarantee receiving deal updates.  You can also call the hotel, give them your Players Card ID, and ask if they have any current deals for you.

For the most part, Casino Reward Programs will offer you the best deal for that particular hotel over time. So if it’s your first visit, or you’re not much of a player, don’t expect any great comps or discounts.

Insider Tip! You can sign up for Player Cards on-line without going to the property. Know that signing up at one casino can sometimes mean multiple casinos. For example, a Player Card at MGM/Mirage Players Club includes nine other casinos (Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Monte Carlo, MGM Grand, Aria, Bellagio, and the Mirage).

With Rewards Programs, remember when you’re checking out from the hotel, ask if they can comp any of your room cost based on your gambling during that visit.

Military, AAA, and “Local” Hotel Discounts

Almost all Vegas hotels offer Military and American Automobile Association (AAA) discounts. Many also offer discounts to local residents. These types of discounts are usually 10% off standard rates. Keep in mind, a 10% discount may be less of a deal than what other hotel or travel website promotions are offering. Always cost compare before booking.

“Cheap” Vegas Hotels

If you really want to save money on your Vegas hotel room, your best bet is to stay at one of the cheaper Vegas hotels. You might be able to get rates as low as $19 a night. Generally speaking, know that staying on the Strip will be more expensive than Off-Strip hotels when comparing the same class of rooms.

Some cheaper Strip Hotels include:

  • Circus Circus
  • Excalibur
  • Harrah’s
  • SLS

Some cheaper Off-Strip Hotels include:

  • The Orleans
  • Gold Coast

Flight and Hotel Package Discounts

Various travel web-sites offer enticing flight + hotel packages. If you’re interested in booking these types of packages remember to always add up the costs separately and see if you are actually getting a savings. While there will usually be some savings built-in, it might not be any better than booking a hotel with the best promotion and combining that with a cheap flight separately—so do the math!

Insider Tip! Do not forget to factor in the “resort fee” for each hotel when comparing prices. This cost can be upwards of $40 a night.


As you can see, there are many ways to book deals on Vegas Hotels and we hope we helped you understand how to get the best hotel discounts in Las Vegas.  And don’t forget, the sooner you book, the greater your chances of staying at the hotel you want and at the price you want!

Happy hotel shopping!