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Labor Day hotel deals in Las Vegas

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal Blog
Aug. 22, 2008

By Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times Travel Deal Blogger

With all this talk of an economic downturn, and Vegas properties either suspending construction (Echelon) or filing for bankruptcy protection (Lake Las Vegas), a traveler would expect hotel prices to drop and great deals to be found. I had a look at a few travel booking sites to see what hotel rates are over the Labor Day weekend (all prices are pre-tax unless otherwise noted).

Vegas.com | You can shop for rooms across the pricing gamut on this do-it-all website, but after punching in the dates and hitting "sort by rating," I quickly found that the lowest average rate for a room at Wynn or Caesars ran over $400 per night, while rooms at the Palazzo are in the $300 per night range. Both the Venetian and the Bellagio are over $250 per night but over at the Trump Tower, you can get a suite for an average of $206 per night. Look at the "All Available Hotels" sidebar to find hotels with rooms less than $100 per night over the holiday weekend.

Travel Worm | Is a great resource for budget travelers. If you like staying downtown, check out their 50% off deal for the Plaza Hotel & Casino next to Fremont Street. They've got an average nightly rate of $39, down from $79 per night. (If you think in the style range of Motel 6 you won't be shocked.) On the south end of the Strip, Travel Worm had rooms at the South Point for $94 per night while Vegas.com's rate was $111. Shop around and compare to find the right hotel for you.

Travelzoo | This week, Travelzoo pointed us to a $69-a-night deal at the MGM Grand that included a $35 dining credit, in-room continental breakfast for two, plus other spa coupons and cheap upgrade opportunities. Caveat: You had to travel before or after Labor Day weekend. If you wanted to stay during Labor Day weekend, the price came to $447 for all three nights, pre-tax.

Orbitz | Orbitz is known for having great flight and hotel deals. I found a good package that included flights for two between Burbank (BUR) and Las Vegas (LAS) on JetBlue plus three nights at the Luxor for $484 per person, based on double occupancy and included taxes. To book a similar package through the Luxor website and flying with Southwest, the cost would be $508 per person after taxes.

[Photo: Trump International Hotel & Tower]

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