The East Strip in Las Vegas
These are hotels near the Convention Center and most are chain hotels with a couple of exceptions. Look around for a good deal in this area and see what you can find.
The first hotel that is in this area is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It boasts 657 rooms and has plenty of Hollywood and music industry memorabilia. If you like having the casino close by, you will appreciate this hotel. The lobby borders around its casino. The hotel also has a great pool setting. Several pools joined by some sandy beach and a lazy river.
The Las Vegas Hilton is about two blocks off the main strip. Barry Manilow performs here at present in the Headliner Showroom. Also out front, you will find a statue of Elvis Presley outside the doors, and as you walk in, you will see one of his sequined jumpsuits. He played over 837 sold-out shows at the hotel. Also, you will find the Star Trek Experience here. You may even run into some Borg, Andorians, or Klingons. They have several packages to choose from and in one behind the scenes tour, you get to see an actual bridge set used in “The Next Generation.” They have hundreds of props, paraphernalia, and articles of clothing from the television series and the movies.
There are several chain hotels that you can stay at relatively cheap if you don’t need the casino glamour and all its casings. There is the La Quinta Inn, Residence Inn by Marriott, Best Western Mardi Gras Inn, the Emerald Springs Clarion Hotel Suites, Fairfield Inn, and a Motel 6. All of these offer clean rooms, a bath, in some cases, a suite with a living room area and some have a continental breakfast.