Posted in Accommodations October 5th, 2010

Where to Stay For Vegas First-timers

While some high rollers find themselves comped a penthouse suite only minutes after walking through the casino doors, most Vegas bound tourists must find their own shelter with more limited resources, saving a few bucks to fund the fun. Newly minted young adults making their first pilgrimage to the desert are often in a particular bind, suffering from a woefully meager budget in a city where millionaires can be crowned and dethroned overnight. Here are a few places to say that will provide an authentic Vegas experience without setting you back too many black chips (hundreds).

  1. Bally’s Though Bally’s doesn’t compare to its elite neighbors in terms of luxury, it provides an equally central location on the strip. Since there is no requirement to gamble or mingle strictly where you stay, players are more than welcome to test their luck across the street at Caeser’s or the Bellagio while sidestepping pricy room costs. Bally’s is actually attached to Paris, providing a slightly more upscale atmosphere, not to say Bally’s is run down by any means. From a gaming standpoint, Bally’s also offers 5 dollar table minimums on most nights, as compared to 10 at most surrounding hotels, which can help for less experienced or financially endowed gamers to prolong their experience before hitting bankrupt.
  2. Hard Rock If being in walking distance of the biggest Vegas landmarks isn’t of particular importance, try venturing slightly off the strip to the Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock offers a Spring Break worthy pool scene year round, a common draw for those intent on partying 24/7. Getting a cab in Las Vegas a fairly simple task, so don’t worry about being stranded too far away from all the action.
  3. Stratosphere Situated at the very tip of the Strip, Stratosphere at least points you in the right direction at close to an off-Strip price. Furthermore, Stratosphere offers a few attractions better suited for the young, or at least young at heart, including four exhilarating rides, the Big Shot, SkyJump Las Vegas, Insanity and X-Scream, all of which take advantage of Stratosphere’s sky-scraping tower (the 5th tallest structure in the US, tallest in Las Vegas).

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