5 Quick hotel tips for getting the most from your Las Vegas Vacation:

Plan Ahead

Many of the major hotels in Las Vegas regularly email special deals to anybody that is willing to give them an email address or sign up for their players club. These deals are often cheaper than standard room rates and sometimes include special add-ons like 2-for-1 show tickets, or other discounts. We list a lot of these deals here. If your travel plans are not set in stone, then be sure to check the cancellation policy. If you book direct with the hotel then cancellation policies are usually fairly friendly, but sometimes cancellation policies on special promotions are a lot more restrictive.

Call to Confirm

It only takes a minute to confirm your reservation. Mistakes happen, so call a few days before your arrival to confirm your reservation. If you think you are going to be checking in late, let the hotel know.

Don’t Be Shy

The key to getting the best rooms in Las Vegas is usually to pay extra when booking, but if you are traveling on a budget there is no harm in asking for a good room when you call to confirm your reservation, or when you arrive to check in. Remember, Vegas is built to keep you happy while it slowly drains you of your money. When asking, smile, be friendly and be specific about your request. If it’s your third time visiting Vegas and you have never had a Strip View Room, mention this when checking in and ask if they have any Strip View Rooms available. Maybe just ask what the view is like and take the conversation from there. Do your research. If you know that a hotel has recently remodeled some of their rooms, mention this when checking in and ask for one of the newly remodeled rooms.

Likewise, if you get to your room, and you’re not happy with something, don’t be afraid to ask for a new room. People like to party in Vegas, so if your non-smoking room smells of smoke, don’t be afraid to let the front desk know. Usually, requesting a new room is as easy as calling the front desk and having them reprogram your card to work for a different room.

Stock up on The Aqua

Stock up on bottled water. Yes, the tap water in Vegas is drinkable, but in our opinion, it really doesn’t taste that great. You are probably going to be doing a lot of walking in the dry desert climate, and if you are like us, you’ll be drinking and staying out late. It’s easy to get dehydrated, so stock up on the aqua, you’ll be glad you did.

One Last Tip

I have no idea who thought it was cool to put a phone within arms reach of a toilet, but if you are lucky enough to stay in a room that has a “toilet phone”, our advice is to just leave it alone. Even though you have no idea who the last person to use it was, there’s a pretty good chance you can guess what they were doing, while talking on it.