A lot of the best hotels in Las Vegas require you to pay resort fees, but there are some locations that don’t require this charge.
To avoid this additional cost, consider one of the hotels listed below.
- What Are Resort Fees?
- Vegas Hotels Without Resort Fees
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- Cheap Things to Do in Las Vegas
In short, resort fees are really amenities fees, additional charges tacked onto a bill for the use of things like swimming pools or Wi-Fi.
In 2022, it was estimated that up to 70% of the hotels in Las Vegas charged resort fees.
Although those fees are often not included in the rate advertised online, they will (and should, by law) appear on your total when you go to pay for your reservation.
It can still be a shock to the system to find that your expected nightly room rate has just increased by $25-$46 a night plus tax.
Are Resort Fees Legal?
According to some, resort fees might not even be legal, and there's a chance that you could avoid them altogether no matter where you want to stay on the Las Vegas strip.
Nevada's Deceptive Trade Practices Law apparently prohibits Las Vegas hotels from charing these fees unless they are posted alongside the advertised price for the room.
Now, does that mean you won't be charged for it? Not at all.
If the hotel decides to be unkind, they could force you to go through the legal loopholes to prove they broke the law in order to catch them on this technicality.
That said, if you're visiting Vegas during a slow period for tourism (such as the summer), there's a chance that they might be more open to waiving the fee in interest of filling a hotel room.
If you want to chance it, go ahead and ask your hotel of choice to waive the resort fee. The worst case scenario is that they will say no, at which point you could always choose one of the options in this post instead!
Who are the other 30% of the hotels that don't charge resort fees?
This section will cover some of the hotels in this city without resort fees, including details about the average cost of a room, where the hotel is located, and some of the amenities and activities you can enjoy in the area.
Note that many require a refundable deposit, usually somewhere between $100-250.
The hotels are often not right on the Strip and usually don't include a casino.
They can be a few blocks to a mile or so away, which many folks like because it means less hustle and bustle and noise.
Note also that some of these locations include timeshare units.
You are under no obligation to sit through a presentation to stay there so feel free to decline any such offers.
1. Marriott’s Grand Chateau
Amenities include complimentary parking, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, swimming pools, whirlpools, a fitness center, and a meeting space.
There are also activities for kids on site, and guests receive a full list of scheduled activities (for both adults and children) at check-in.
Within less than half a mile are the Miracle Mile Shops, the Cosmopolitan, and a performance by Blue Man Group, all within less than a mile.
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The Marriott Grand Chateau has a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor (read more here).
While most visitors enjoyed their stay at this hotel, some feel the customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
That said, the fact that this is not a common experience indicates that you probably don't have much to worry about.
2. Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort
The 3-star Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort sits about a 15-20 minute walk off of the Strip on East Harmon Avenue.
A free shuttle heads to Harrah's every half hour, which gets you to the Strip and close to the Las Vegas monorail.
Amenities include a fitness center, free parking, free basic Wi-Fi, a kitchen in each room, laundry service, a sauna, activity rooms, hot tubs, and pools.
The hotel is also family-friendly and has activities like a treasure hunt or Wii tournament.
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The Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort has an overall rating of 4 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
While most visitors enjoy their stay at this hotel, a lot of reviewers indicate that their concierge and other staff are required to give all visitors "the hard sell" for additional services.
If you don't feel like undergoing a sales pitch for their membership upon checking in, you might want to consider an alternative.
3. Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
The well-rated Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip sits south of Harry Reid International Airport, about ten minutes from the Strip, on South Las Vegas Boulevard.
Amenities include a fitness center, a business center, free parking, a microwave and refrigerator, a free transfer to the airport, free weekday newspapers, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, and an outdoor pool.
Within a mile is the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel. Within walking distance are an Italian bistro, a few diners, and a number of outlet stores.
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The Hilton Garden Inn has a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor (read more here).
While most visitors enjoyed their experience, some reported a wide array of issues including rude staff, no hot water, and loud guests.
That said, the fact that none of these seem to be common issues indicates that they don't happen very often, which would explain the high rating from most guests.
4. Club Wyndham Desert Rose Resort
The well-rated Club Wyndham Desert Rose Resort sits about a 15-minute walk from the Strip, just south of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and five minutes from Harry Reid International Airport.
Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, continental breakfast, a spa salon, strong Wi-Fi, a fitness center, a business center, a pool, a hot tub, a fire pit, and a barbecue area.
There are also activities for kids, including table tennis, billiards, and sandbag toss.
There's also a Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and the Pinball Hall of Fame within about a mile.
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Much like their Grand Desert Resort, the Club Wyndham Desert Rose also has a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor (read more here).
Unfortunately, guests seem to have the same kind of complaints about this location, indicating that the Desert Rose also gives their customer a "hard sell" for their membership.
This seems to be a common problem among Club Wyndham locations, so please keep this in mind even if you do decide to choose a hotel with resort fees.
5. Four Queens Hotel & Casino
The Four Queens Hotel & Casino, an older property, sits just off the Strip in Downtown Las Vegas, close to the Golden Nugget, and about a five-minute walk from the Fremont Street Experience.
It's suggested that you pay around $20 more for an updated room in the South Tower, as the North Tower rooms have seen better days.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee, and access to an outdoor pool (across the street at a sister property, the Apache Hotel at Binions Casino).
Also, parking is $5 per day for guests (and free if guests get an ALL ACCESS Players Club Card and eat, drink, or gamble on the property).
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The Four Queens only has a 3.5 rating on Trip Advisor (read more here).
Most guests are torn on whether to give the hotel 3 or 4 stars, but both are decent scores, and the number of poor ratings is actually quite small.
Those who didn't enjoy it had complaints about the hotel's proximity to Fremont Street, noting that the music is loud and usually doesn't stop until past 2 am.
There were other guests who felt the hotel has aged a bit too much, but a majority of reviewers didn't seem to mind, pointing out that some updates had been made to the bathrooms.
6. Best Western Plus Casino Royale - Center Strip
As is mentioned in the name, the Best Western Plus Casino Royale - Center Strip sits near the center of the Strip, just across from the Mirage Volcano.
It's also about a mile and a half from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Amenities include an exercise facility, a heated outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. There's also a casino on the grounds.
There are plenty of activities to be found nearby, including the Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, Madame Tussauds at the Venetian, the High Roller at the LINQ, and loads of restaurants within a short distance.
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This hotel sports a fairly impressive 4 star rating on Trip Advisor (read more here). Some reviewers even went as far as to call it the best deal on the strip!
Of course, there were some negative reviews which mostly noted random issues that did not seem persistant.
The only complaint that appears multiple times is regarding broken air conditioning, which could obviously be a big problem in the middle of the desert.
That said, if it was a common occurrence, you'd probably see enough guests mentioning it that they wouldn't have such a high score.
7. Travelodge by Wyndham Las Vegas Airport
The no-frills Travelodge by Wyndham sits on the edge of Harry Reid International Airport, just off the Strip, close to the Tropicana and the MGM Grand.
Amenities include a free airport shuttle service, free parking, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and microwaves, a simple free breakfast, a pool, laundry facilities, and multilingual staff.
There is plenty to do nearby, with a number of stage shows the Big Apple Coaster, the Eiffel Tower Experience, and the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay all within a mile or less.
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This hotel has a decent rating of 3.5 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
Unlike the Four Queens, reviews seem far more mixed for the Travelodge, but most guests give them 4 stars.
Those who rated this location poorly indicate that their rooms are somewhat old, some even with televisions that didn't have an HDMI port.
Even the reviewers who like this hotel focus more on the value, as rooms are often very economical, but they don't have anything very positive to say about the hotel itself.
8. Residence Inn by Marriott Stadium Area
The Residence Inn by Marriott sits just half a mile off the Strip, and about 3 miles from Harry Reid International Airport.
Amenities include free WiFi, a fully-equipped kitchen, a free grab-and-go breakfast, a fitness center, a business center, barbecue facilities, a sports court, a whirlpool, and a heated outdoor pool.
A free grocery shopping service is also available.
As far as nearby activities go, Allegiant Stadium is just a 10-minute walk away, as is Wynn Field Club. Bali Hair Golf Club and the MGM Grand Arena are also close.
There are also restaurants within walking distance, and the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is just a 5-minute drive away.
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With an overall rating of 4 stars on Trip Advisor, most guests appear to be happy with the Residence Inn (read more here).
Those who did have complaints took issue with customer service, suggesting that they were not very accommodating even to return customers.
Even so, a majority of reviews disagree, some characterizing staff as helpful and friendly.
9. Hilton Embassy Suites Convention Center
The Hilton Embassy Suites Convention Center is actually about a mile from the Las Vegas Convention Center, and about 2 miles from the Strip, on the edge of the Wynn Golf Club.
Amenities include a business center and meeting rooms, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, an outdoor hot tub, an indoor pool, a free made-to-order hot breakfast, and a complimentary evening reception.
There's also a complimentary shuttle going hourly to the Las Vegas Convention Center, the monorail, and the Fashion Center Mall.
Within walking distance of the hotel are a number of restaurants, including Mexican, Asian/American, and Thai, as well as take-out places.
And if you're itching for a casino, the Madi Gras Hotel & Casino is a 3-minute walk away.
Click here for more information on the Hilton Embassy Suites Convention Center.
This hotel has a fairly reasonable rating of 3.5 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
There are about as many people rating this hotel 5 stars as there are giving them 3 stars or fewer, so this is a mixed bag.
Complaints for this location are all over the place, ranging from dirty rooms to high prices. However, some guests are actually shocked about the bad reviews, reporting they had an excellent stay.
10. Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is a timeshare resort, near the Strip.
The Cosmopolitan complex was built around it, so it's smack in the center of all of the action.
Although some of the rooms are a bit dated, it's clean and cheap considering its location.
Amenities include full apartments with a fully equipped kitchen and a living room.
There's also free WiFi, a business center, and a lending library full of books, games, and DVDs (and a DVD player in the room).
You also get access to a small pool, a hot tub, a health club, grills, and a sauna at the Jockey Club, or you can visit the 14th-floor rooftop pool at the Cosmopolitan.
This needs a reservation, as does access to their two rooftop tennis courts.
You'll also find free self-parking in the garage at the Cosmopolitan, or you can spend $5 for valet parking.
And there's a shuttle to certain shopping areas and grocery stores.
As far as activities go, the options are endless. You can head next door to watch the Bellagio Fountain Show.
You're also close to Planet Hollywood, the Paris Hotel and Casino, the Miracle Mile Shops, the Linq Promenade, Caesar's Palace, and loads of restaurants.
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The Jockey Club enjoys an overall rating of 4 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
There are very few negative reviews for this hotel, and even 3 star ratings are not prevalent.
Even so, those who were not impressed had a range of complaints, with the most common being that many of their hotel rooms did not have a good view of Las Vegas.
11. Red Roof Inn Las Vegas
The Red Roof Inn Las Vegas sits across from UNLV. It's just over a mile from the Strip, closest to Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Amenities include free onsite parking, free Wi-Fi, free coffee, a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator, a free breakfast buffet, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a fitness center, and free airport transportation.
Things to do nearby include visiting Jokesters Comedy Club and eating at a number of neighborhood restaurants.
If you head west to the Strip, you'll find the Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood, The Cosmopolitan, the Bellagio, and all things in the center of the Strip.
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The average rating for this hotel is 4 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here), but an overwhelming majority of reviewers actually give the Red Roof Inn 5 stars.
Most of the complaints seem to be related to rennovations that have taken place over the last few years, but a majority of guests who visited in 2023 indicate it's great now!
12. Worldmark Tropicana Avenue
The Worldmark Tropicana Avenue sits straight west of the New York New York Hotel and Casino, about a ten-minute drive from the Strip, just across from Charlie Frias Park.
Amenities include free parking, an in-room kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator, a gym, a heated outdoor swimming pool, spa tubs, a fitness center, a barbecue area, a fire pit area, movie rentals and a DVD player, laundry facilities, and a free shuttle to
Wi-Fi is not free and costs about $5 a day. There are also housekeeping fees that depend on the length of stay and the unit size.
There's not a whole lot to do in the neighborhood, although there are a number of restaurants, a grocery store, and a couple of marijuana dispensaries within a mile of it. The closest place to do some gambling is the Orleans Casino.
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With an overall rating of 4 stars on Trip Advisor, this hotel is fairly well received by most guests (read more now).
Visitors seem split on whether to give this location 4 or 5 stars, but there are far fewer reviews with a score of 3 or lower.
Those who didn't enjoy their stay complained about a lack of amenities, outdated rooms, and poor customer service.
Clearly this wasn't a common occurrence, since most reviewers felt the Tropicana was an excellent place to stay in Las Vegas!
13. Club Wyndham Desert Blue
The well-reviewed Club Wyndham Desert Blue is a timeshare hotel about a mile off the Strip.
Amenities include free parking, a washer and dryer, and a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator, and minibar.
There's also a cafe, a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool with cabanas and a bar, spa tubs, a picnic area, a barbecue area, and a fire pit.
There's also an activities desk, an arcade game room, a billiards table, and a children's pool.
For activities, there's a free area shuttle. The hotel is closest to the Mirage, The LINQ, and Harrah's on the Strip.
Cirque du Soleil's The Beatles Love is just about a four-minute drive away, as are The Forum Shops at Caesars.
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Although this hotel does enjoy a 4 star rating on TripAdvisor (read more here), visitors once again note that their staff are trained to upsell you on a membership.
Even so, it's only fair to mention that a majority of reviews for the Desert Blue are 5 stars, many indicating the staff are friendly and helpful.
Many guests were impressed that the rooms are large, the hotel is quiet, and it's in a good location.
14. Candlewood Suites Las Vegas - E Tropicana
The very highly rated Candlewood Suites Las Vegas - E Tropicana is just about half a mile from the Strip.
It sits closest to the Tropicana Las Vegas and MGM Grand and is only about a six-minute ride to the airport.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi access, laundry facilities, and a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop.
There's also a fitness center, barbecue facilities, a fire pit, a pool, a hot tub, a lending library, and an onsite convenience store.
There's free public parking nearby, and the monorail is just about a 5-minute walk.
Nearby activities include loads of restaurants and a few places to watch stage shows.
In less than a ten-minute walk, you can be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Top Golf, and T Mobile Arena.
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This is arguably the best reviewed hotel on our list, with an overall rating of 5 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
There really aren't a lot of negative reviews to speak about, so it's difficult to say if there are any common issues with this hotel.
Those who enjoyed their stay were impressed with its location, noting that it's quiet and has a lot of great amenities.
15. Hotel Apache at Binions
The Hotel Apache at Binion's is across the street from the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, about a ten-minute drive from the action in Downtown Las Vegas.
This hotel was opened in 1932 and some say it's the most haunted hotel in Vegas.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a pool, a mini fridge, a business center, a gym, and a pool.
There are also restaurants, bars, a deli, and a coffee shop on site, as well as an 80,000-square-foot casino.
Breakfast can be cooked to order for a fee, and parking on-site is $5 per day.
Nearby attractions include the Freemont Street Experience, just about a four-minute walk away, the Downtown Container Park, the Mob Museum, the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, and the Circa Resort and Casino.
There are also loads of restaurants nearby, as well as a few stage shows.
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When it comes to reviews, this hotel is another mixed bag, receiving an overall rating of 3.5 stars on Trip Advisor (read more here).
Those who did like the Hotel Apache appreciated the fact that there is no resort fee. Negative reviews indicate this location is noisy, the staff isn't helpful, and it doesn't look very inviting even after a remodel.