STAY AT THE SAHARA HOTEL AND CASINO
Rates as low as $39.99 per night... on the strip. They are way to the north and a bit out of the thick of the action... but the Las Vegas Monorail stops at the hotel and will whisk you to the major strip action in mere minutes. I've been going to Vegas for years. In my opinion, these are the nicest rooms at the cheapest price you will find. It has a nice casino that is comfortable and friendly... the kind of place you want to come "home" to. Room service food is not expensive... pamper yourself. Book online for the best price... then ask politely for an upgrade at check in. At first they'll say no. Then you will get a upgrade. I love this place!
You'll find nice rates also at Imperial Palace, San Remo, Tropicana, Boardwalk, Barbary Coast, New Orleans and several other places. Trust me: they're dumps.