The inbox is filling up again with Las Vegas hotel bargains, and the spring and summer deals are better than ever. Let me list them for you.
These rates are generally available only on weekdays, with some periods excluded. All the hotels (except The Orleans, as noted) are right on the Strip. Keep in mind that the rates do not include room taxes, which will increase from 9 percent to 12 percent on July 1:
The Monte Carlo has rooms as low as $40 a night between July 1 and Sept. 10 if you book one of its Summer Deals, available via TravelZoo, by April 23. There’s a two-night minimum. Spa credits and dining discounts are included. Rates are as low as $45 in May and $42 in June.
Under a special promotion at the New York New York hotel, rates are available as low as $59 in April, $55 in May and $52 in June and July. I’ve never seen this hotel discount so deeply. You must book by April 23.
The Paris hotel, the one crowned with the half-size Eiffel Tower, is likewise showing some deep discounts. Its “hot deals” promotion shows a single night at $49 (July 13. Go figure.) and many other nights in June, July and August at $69, $79 or $89.
The plush Treasure Island on the Strip offers rooms as low as $99 through Sept. 10 via its TI Alluring promotion, with some resort and spa credits.
The immense Luxor has a Luxury Getaway offer of rooms as low as $65 a night through Sept. 10, with food, dining and spa discounts. The deal is available on a few dates in April and May, and most days Sunday through Thursday in June, July and August. There’s a two-night minimum.
The huge MGM Grand, one of the biggest hotels in the world, has rates as low as $70 under its Spring Fling and Maximum Getaway promotions, with various discounts on spa admission, entertainment and room upgrades.
The swanky Mandalay Bay is offering rooms at $90 a night under its Summer Escape package, with a two-night minimum and some incentives, including a somewhat complicated $350 voucher for air fare on a return trip to the hotel. Availability is limited, and looks best in July.
My favorite bargain hotel, the very pleasant off-Strip Orleans, is offering just a few $34 nights in May and some $38 weeknights in June, July and August. It’s a very good deal, but it’s not any better than what The Orleans was offering a year ago. (It makes me wonder whether the lower-priced hotels are doing better these days than the more upscale places.)
If you’re booking these deals, click on the links above to get to the hotels’ Web sites and look at the availability calendars. It’s the best way to nail down the days when you can get the lowest rates.
If you’re thinking you can’t afford the air fare, you might want to think again. Fares are down all over. And United has round-trip fares out of Bradley to Vegas as low as $188, taxes and fees included.
And, indeed, it’s hot in Las Vegas in the summer. Even when it’s breezy, it feels like a blow dryer in your face. But I guarantee these hotels are air conditioned and come with great big pools.