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Best Budget Las Vegas Hotels 2022 (Central Strip)

For any newbie to Las Vegas, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out where to stay. This is especially true of any self-proclaimed bargain hunters, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from. You will often find the cheapest hotels at the north end of the strip, or on Fremont Street. However, it’s useful to know that the center of the strip is the place to be, and where you will find the best budget hotels in Las Vegas. The area is defined in the map below, which is typically from the Bellagio Fountains to the Venetian – 2 iconic (boujee) hotels on this Las Vegas Strip.

This area is home to countless hotels, ziplines, circuses, Gordon Ramsay’s Hells Kitchen restaurant, the world’s largest observation wheel – the High Roller, and many more attractions. Not only is this area centrally located on the Strip, therefore, acting as a great basecamp, but each hotel has its unique charm and intrigue.

We will explore 4 budget hotels on this stretch that offer all the amenities you could hope for on a shoestring budget!

The hotels we will analyse are:

  • Ballys
  • Flamingo
  • LinQ
  • Harrahs

Bally’s

Located extremely centrally on the strip you will be in the heart of all the action. Despite this property being slightly older it doesn’t feel tired in the slightest – probably due to the $125m renovation in 2018. The pool is merely adequate and the casino is relatively small, however, the rooms are finished to an extremely high standard. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Bellagio fountains from your room!

In terms of location, this hotel can’t be beaten. It has an on-site monorail station, direct through access to Paris (the hotel, not the country… unfortunately), and bridges directly outside linking you to the Bellagio and Caesars Palace. It even has a CVS a mere 100m away – perfect for stocking up on essential supplies… and alcohol!

A collage of pictures of Ballys in Las vegas. It showcases a picture of the exterior, a room picture and a picture of the pool.

Pros

  • Location, location, location.
  • The rooms are all to a high standard.
  • The pool has a deep end!
  • You may be able to see the Bellagio fountains from your room!
  • On-site monorail station.
  • Grand Bazaar Shops immediately outside.

Cons

  • The pool is small and not the most inviting.
  • Smallest casino on this list of budget hotels on the Vegas Strip.
  • Older Property.
  • No major flagship show on the property.

Why choose this hotel?

This hotel is the perfect hotel for anyone looking for convenience over experience. With instant access to so many hotels, you will feel like you are in the heart of the action. Plus, the rooms are really tasteful.

Who is this hotel for?

This hotel may be more suited to older guests as it is slightly quieter.


Flamingo

The Flamingo is the oldest resort on the strip! Despite its considerable age, it is easily one of the best budget hotels on offer. The pool area is particularly notable with a cascading waterfall, a waterslide, and even a 21+ beach club! The rooms have also been renovated to a good standard, with modern colourful decor. Finally, there is a small animal habitat that is completely free to enter, with flamingos, fish and other birds, creating a nice and peaceful oasis on the strip!

A collage of pictures of The Flamingo in Las vegas. It showcases a picture of the exterior, a room picture and a picture of the pool with a cascading waterfall.

Pros

  • Nicest pool out of all budget hotels on the Vegas Strip.
  • The pool has a slide! Enough said!
  • Most aesthetic rooms out of all budget hotels.
  • Direct access to the LinQ Promenade.
  • On-site Monorail station.
  • Free to view and explore animal habitats.

Cons

  • Older property.
  • Some rooms require a long walk just to get to them.
  • Not the largest casino.
  • The casino is a bit musky and smokey.

Why choose this hotel?

This hotel not only has the nicest decor but also has the best pool on this list. The Flamingo is perfect in summer when you will want to spend time splashing around in the desert heat. The pool alone is enough to declare the Flamingo one of the best budget hotels in Las Vegas.

Who is this hotel for?

This lively hotel is best suited to party animals. It is also widely recognised as one of the best LGBTQ+ hotels in Las Vegas.


LinQ

The LinQ is a modern, exciting, youthful resort. Its unique styling attracts a younger crowd than the other resorts on this list. The casino area is easily the nicest, with a very sleek design. The rooms, on the other hand, are modern but are decorated in a style that I wouldn’t consider appealing. The pool is also slightly disappointing as it is rather small and can get jam-packed during the peak season.

A collage of pictures of the LinQ in Las Vegas. It showcases a picture of the exterior, a room picture and a picture of the pool.

Pros

  • Modern interior, particularly the casino floor.
  • Youthful decor and design.
  • Younger crowd.
  • One of the best (and most affordable) spas on the Strip.
  • 21+ pool – no children, yay!
  • Great location.
  • Monorail Station.

Cons

  • Disappointing pool area.
  • Garish “art” in the rooms.
  • Older resort.
  • Smaller casino.

Why choose this hotel?

This hotel is situated smack bang on the increasingly popular LinQ Promenade which features numerous tourist attractions such as the High Roller.

Who is this hotel for?

This hotel is best suited to a younger crowd that loves partying. I don’t feel any guests over the age of 35 will appreciate their choice of decorations so I wouldn’t recommend this hotel if you are looking for a touch of class!


Harrahs

Although Harrahs is at the same price point and location as the others, this hotel failed to leave a lasting impression on us. The pool is a good size, and the rooms are finished to a nice standard but it just didn’t feel like the full package. The casino is very dingey and smokey which we personally considered a deterrent. However, we would definitely stay here if the other hotels on this list were booked, or Harrahs was significantly cheaper.

It is by no means a bad hotel, just a bit meh! There is a bar inside that features twin sisters on dueling pianos which draws a large crowd as it is a lot of fun the watch. This is probably the highlight of the hotel for us.

A collage of pictures of Harrahs in Las Vegas. It showcases a picture of the exterior, a room picture and a picture of the pool.

Pros

  • Location
  • Recent $140m renovations
  • Piano bar

Cons

  • Dark and dingey casino
  • No fridge
  • Smokey

Why choose this hotel?

The location is good, if you want to spend more time nearer the north of the strip at the Venetian or the Wynn, this is the closest hotel.

Who is this hotel for?

This hotel is for an extreme bargain hunter who is happy with a modern and pleasant room with no desire to use the casino or pool area as they are underwhelming.


Conclusion

These budget hotels in Las Vegas offer you a little taste of luxury on a minimal budget. So whatever your priorities or taste, these hotels will have you covered. And anyway, who stays in their room long when there is so much to do and see in Las Vegas?

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Las Vegas is undeniably the best city in the world. Where anything is possible... for a price. However, this doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on accommodation. With so many budget hotels to choose from it can be very overwhelming. This post not only establishes the best location on the strip, but also the best hotels at the best price!

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Las Vegas is undeniably the best city in the world. Where anything is possible... for a price. However, this doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on accommodation. With so many budget hotels to choose from it can be very overwhelming. This post not only establishes the best location on the strip, but also the best hotels at the best price!

#LasVegas #Hotels #budget #Cheap
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