Also, don't be fooled by thinking there are plenty of "cheap" rooms available in Las Vegas. The local chains have a loyal following of visitors.
When looking for a motel off The Strip, you'll be able to find some genuinely good deals. Hotels like Sam's Town are located within 10 miles of The Strip and offer many amenities and you get to save money! Most cheaper Las Vegas hotels are located close enough to The Strip so it's a cheap cab ride when you want to head to the mega-resorts. There are super hotel values just off The Strip with pricing around $60. The Americana 5, Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, America's Best Value Inn, Tropicana, Super 8, Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel and America's Best Value Inn at Lake Mead are a few hotel/motels you may want to check out. They are very popular with the budget-conscious Las Vegas visitor. You can even find a cheaper room the closer you get to downtown or near the airport. These hotels can range in price from $50 and up.
In these tough economic times, the "just-off-The-Strip" hotels have been thriving. People still want to get to Las Vegas, but budgets are tight. Many of the hotels of The Strip are now renovated and each represents their own unique style. The great thing about gaming in off The Strip is the table limits are lower and there is a large number of slot machines and video poker. You can most likely find more nickel and penny slot machines in off The Strip areas than any other location.