I just booked a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada for Memorial Day weekend, and I had no idea how much Las Vegas was hurting until I started checking out prices for hotels and for shows on various sites. The perks, the perks! Crazy things are being offered at the moment, like free shows with two-night stays, free nights in hotel rooms, free $100 resort credits with hotel bookings.
I ended up booking a room at Harrah’s on Hotels.com for four nights for a total of $350, everything included! The fourth night was free! With two of us in the room, that breaks down to $175 for four days, or $43/night. With four people in the room, it’s insanely cheap – about $20 per person, per night. And Harrah’s is center strip, and it’s really nice – the recent renovations have really spruced up the rooms, all of which have flat-screen TV’s now. We could have snagged a great deal at one of more ritzy hotels, but we figured we’d save our money to go pool hopping at all of the resorts. It’s going to be hot in late May!
We almost booked at The Venetian on Vegas.com. Check this out: book at The Venetian and you get treated to things like 2-for-1 Gondola rides, drink credits or slot credits! And prices at this hotel are quite a bit cheaper than they were this time last year.
After looking around a bit more, we might decide to cancel Harrah’s and re-book somewhere else and see if we can snag a really amazing deal. The state the economy is in is definitely not good, but man can you find some great deals right now.
The thing to remember is to check often, and to not give up if you see a price you don’t like. Chances are that if you wait a day, the price will go down again. I’ve found hotel prices fluctuating by as much as $50/night in some cases on a day-to-day basis. It’s worth the work.