Living on the Vegas Strip
Las Vegas is the biggest hotel market in the world and that has always presented hotel nerds like me with opportunities to stay in very nice rooms for less money overall. Whether it is through maximizing Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts, Founderscard or another program I have done quite well on my Vegas stays over the years.
Right now it probably isn’t much of a surprise that rates are pretty cheap, but just how cheap are they? I was looking through Caesars Labor Day Sale this morning and decided to see how much it would cost to stay on the Strip for the ENTIRE month of October. The answer was pretty surprising.
Living on the Vegas Strip for a Month
During my research this morning I determined that I could stay at four different Caesars Rewards properties on the Las Vegas Strip for less than a TOTAL of $1,000 for the month of October not including taxes. The main driver of this is my Caesars Diamond status I get through Founderscard. That is saving me all of those mighty resort fees.
Costs to Stay on the Strip for A Month
So how much would it cost to stay on the Strip? Here are some examples:
Bally’s Las Vegas – $1,032 + tax for October
Harrah’s Las Vegas – $990 + tax for October
Linq Las Vegas – $904 for October
Flamingo Las Vegas – $899 for October
Those are some pretty crazy prices, but Flamingo adds up to only $899 + tax for the entire month of October making it the winner. Higher end hotels like Planet Hollywood (if it opens by then) and Paris are reasonable as well, but nothing can beat around $1K for a month on the Strip.
While living on the Strip is more of a hypothetical for most people, I decided to cover this because it shows the power of the waived resort fees right now in Vegas. Casinos will use low rates to draw people in, but most folks have to pay that fee. By avoiding it and taking advantage of good rates you can do quite well, especially if you don’t gamble and receive comps.
Labor Day Weekend Is Busy
One other interesting thing to note is that Labor Day weekend in Vegas seems to be shaping up to be a busy one. Hotels are still limiting capacity, but this weekend ALL of the open Caesars Entertainment properties are sold out for Saturday night! That is a good sign, but rates through the rest of the year remain low meaning it’s the exception and not the norm.
Living on the Vegas Strip – Bottom Line
Living on the Las Vegas Strip for $1K for the month of October is tempting, although I’ll probably stick to my house for now. I do plan to stay at many of the Caesars properties by utilizing this Labor Day Sale though and between these low prices and my Founderscard membership it’s not costing me a whole lot.