Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination. More than 36 million tourists visit the city every year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. With almost 150,000 hotel rooms to choose from, there’s no shortage of lodging options. Government employees should keep in mind that they may be eligible for government rates or discounts at specific hotels. Several offer discounted nightly rates through the FedRooms Federal Premier Lodging program.
Best Western Mardi Gras Inn and Casino
The Best Western Mardi Gras Inn and Casino is located a block from the Las Vegas Strip and within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Monorail. As of August 2010, the hotel offers a government discount rate of $40 per night. The 314 guest rooms feature wet bars, refrigerators, coffee services, televisions, in-room on-demand movies, free local calls and free wireless Internet access. Choose from a king bed, a queen bed or two queens. The Mardi Gras Inn offers an outdoor pool, whirpool and sundeck, and a business center with copying, fax and printing services. Take the free shuttle to the Strip or play at the hotel’s on-site 24-hour casino, featuring 50 slot and video poker machines. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks are available at the Mardi Gras Inn’s on-site restaurant.
Best Western Mardi Gras Inn 3500 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas NV 89109 702-731-2020 mardigrasinn.com
Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge
The Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge is located one block from the Las Vegas Strip and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The hotel offers a government rate of $55 per night, as of August 2010. The hotel’s 107 rooms feature television with premium cable channels, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers and free local calls. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, a free airport shuttle and free wireless Internet access in guest rooms and common areas.
Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge 5075 Koval Ln. Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 702-736-3600 lvtravelodge.com
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, located on the Las Vegas Strip, offers a government discount rate of $109 per night, as of August 2010. The Golden Nugget offers 2,300 rooms and suites. Room features vary, but can include pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions, pay-per-view movies, Internet access and wet bars. Dine at the hotel’s seven restaurants, including a Vegas-style buffet, a seafood restaurant set around an aquarium, a Teppanyaki steakhouse and a sushi bar. Hotel amenities include in-room spa services, a casino, 24-hour concierge service and several swimming pools, including one with a built-in shark tank.
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino 129 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-385-7111 goldennugget.com