Vegas: Sold Out For Labor Day & Living on the Las Vegas Strip for $1K for the ENTIRE Month of October!

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Living on the Vegas Strip

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

Living on the Vegas Strip

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.

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. The casinos wont take more than a 14 day reservation online. If you try and do a whole month the price goes way up when you call them. So there is that.

    • Interesting. I had thought you could get them to manually do it, but with a few tweaks this would still be possible. The main point was to highlight the cheap rates, because I didn’t expect anyone to stay a month, but no doubt it’s cheaper to stay on the Strip than rent for many people. Thanks for the info mon!

      • Yep you can do two 14 day long stays for almost a month. But when I checked by calling they quoted me a higher price than online. The guy just told me to book two separate 14 days stays if I really wanted to stay longer. He sounded surprised anyone would want to stay that long. Maybe its a one off so will try again later tomorrow to see if the rates on the phone change.

  2. I know it’s not where you were meaning to go with this but your $1,000 example just illustrates how badly Vegas hotels screw over customers with resort fees. The erosion of value for the vast majority of visitors is pretty appalling.

    • No doubt the resort fees suck, but on the flip side (and I am not defending them) without resort fees we likely wouldn’t see rates as low. It puts people who can figure out ways to get them waived at an advantage, but it does get exhausting. I personally wish they would just pass a “final price” law like we have with the airlines where the final price including all taxes/fees is advertised up front.

      • I just want upfront pricing on what it will cost out the door. The artificially deflated prices with the “Gotcha” at the end is what bugs me. Like you, I wish there was a legal requirement to show true bottom line pricing when searching rates.

        • Congress, once the evil, vile, greedy NAZI FASCIST GOP are voted out this November, need to pass laws BANNING “resort fees” or make it mandatory that the total stay price is shown in the room quote at the time of booking.

          • Hey Dave, go find yourself a fat old widow down in Boca that actually cares about your misinformed opinion. We don’t need ya 😀

  3. Sold out for the general public but still taking reservations for rated players. I’m able to get comp stays on Sat night right now at Paris, Bally’s, and Flamingo.

    • No doubt! They’ll always take care of good players no matter what. Still good to see the rooms getting filled though.

  4. First, thanks for all the videos and commentary about Las Vegas. I’ve not been there for a couple years and really want to go back. I don’t gamble, but the weather, the food and the pools are so inviting. It’s just a unique place. Do you have any meaningful referrals for Founders Card?


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