The fundamental choice for Las Vegas visitors is whether to stay one of the colossal mega-casinos on the Strip, which is home to twenty of the world’s 27 largest hotels. Between them, these hold over 75,000 high-quality, and often very luxurious, rooms, but stays inevitably entail long queues to check in, a lack of personal service and endless walking to and fro. Downtown is smaller and on a more manageable scale, while finding a room elsewhere in the city is not recommended for anyone hoping to experience all that makes Las Vegas unique. Note that every room changes in price every night. A room that costs $49 on Wednesday may well be $199 on Friday and Saturday, so it’s best to visit during the week rather than the weekend. Most hotels also charge so-called “resort fees”, which cover internet access, phone calls and the like, and all hotel bills are also subject to an additional room tax of twelve percent on the Strip, and thirteen percent downtown.

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