Las Vegas Motels
Before the megaresorts, there were motels and inns. Ranch-style desert hideaways perfect for spontaneous out-of-town jaunts and easy access to the Strip. Today, budget hotels in Las Vegas offer the best of those days, and much more.
Budget hotels have been around since the early days of the Strip. Motor Inns and lodges had popped up all along the country's highways, mirroring postwar America's fast-growing fascination with cars and the open road. more...According to most, the motel concept originated with the Motel Inn of San Luis Obispo, constructed in 1925.In the 1950s and '60s, the motel industry grew to its peak as it added swimming pools and color TVs, both real luxuries at the time. Often candy-colored, with jet-age swoops and low-slung design, motels enjoyed a certain cache among the upwardly mobile middle-class. Beachfront motels became very popular. But it was Las Vegas, a city with a national highway as its spine and main attraction that may have benefited most. As the big resorts began to line the Strip, motels naturally vied for their place in the sun as well. Las Vegas, after all, has always been about spontaneity. Possibly nothing's more spontaneous than hopping in the car on Friday afternoon and heading for Vegas, without a care or a room reservation. For many adventurous travelers, motels were a natural and welcome landing spot. And Las Vegas grew because of it.
3735 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
225 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Room reservations available daily and weekly.
Sample prices shown are for select midweek (Sun-Thu) dates. Offer subject to change. Prices do not include taxes and fees. Based on availability.