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Do Las Vegas hotel rooms under $100 on weekends exist? Yes!

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal Blog
Jan. 13, 2010

By Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times Travel Deal Blogger

In the past we've found Las Vegas hotel deals that have included room rates under $50 and even under $20 for those brave souls that will scrape the bottom of the hotel barrel. But the most eye-catching Vegas hotel deals are for travel Sunday through Thursday, not on the weekends when most working Angelenos need to skip town and get their party on.

Rooms on the Strip on a Friday or Saturday night can soar well over $100 and are often more than $200 for a decent hotel. So, we took it upon ourselves to sleuth out the dates when the stars aligned and a budget-conscious Vegas fan could grab a weekend without breaking the bank. The good news is that there are rooms under $100 per night available this weekend. And if you can plan two or three weekends ahead, you'll score the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Palms for less than $100.

January

We looked at Vegas.com and found that weekend rooms are cheaper in January than they are in February. Travelers have the most options for rooms under $100 the last weekend (Jan. 29-31). But the weekend before that (Jan. 22-24) has plenty of options too. Note that these are not all the rooms available on Vegas.com for less than $100 per weekend night, just a sampling.

Jan. 15-17: Excalibur $96; Rio $95; Stratosphere $73; Tropicana $70; Golden Nugget $70; Gold Coast $69; Four Queens $61; Sahara $52; Silverton $42.

Jan. 22-24: Palms $99; Bally's $99; South Point $96; Luxor $95; Flamingo $90; Rio $89; Golden Nugget $89; Excalibur $71; Orleans $70; Gold Coast $69; Stratosphere $61; Hooters $55; Plaza $39.

Jan. 29-31: Flamingo $95; Luxor $90; Monte Carlo $93; Hard Rock Hotel $84; Excalibur $71; Las Vegas Hilton $70; Stratosphere $55; Silverton $51; Circus Circus $44; Palace Station $28.

February

Feb. 5-7: South Point $96; Tropicana $95; Orleans $90; Four Queens $89; Hooters $81; Sahara $65; Circus Circus $62.

Feb. 12-14: Sahara $77; Circus Circus $72; Gold Coast $89; Riviera $94; South Point $96; Stratosphere $99.

Feb. 19-21: South Point $96; Excalibur $81 (wide-screen room $101); Four Queens $79; Stratosphere $75; Hooters $71; Sahara $67; Circus Circus $62; Plaza $54.

Tip: My advice is to go to Las Vegas sooner rather than later. The cheap rooms became more and more scarce as we got to the end of February and started looking into March and April.

E-mail promotions: Don't forget that one of the best ways you can find a hotel deal in Las Vegas is to sign up for newsletter or e-mail promotions from the hotel's website. Those promotions often provide steeper discounts than the offers found on the websites.

Photo: A Casino Tower guestroom at the Hard Rock. Credit: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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