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Las Vegas room rates drop for the holidays

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The holiday season is normally prime time for finding a low room rate in Las Vegas, but is that the case in this crazy COVID-19 environment? It sure is. In fact, bargain room rates might be the only constant in a holiday season that figures to be anything but normal.

Last week the researchers at the Las Vegas Advisor canvassed every casino in town, looking for the best leads on lodging in December. The rates below were available either by consulting casino websites or using third-party reservations options. But even if you don’t use the internet, the list serves as a guide to potential low rates you can secure by phone.

This year the National Finals Rodeo isn’t being held in Las Vegas, so these rates should be available for more dates than usual through Christmas. All told, 39 casinos have rooms going for under $40 this year (base price; doesn’t include resort fees). Here’s the lineup (rates change often and are not guaranteed).

Under $20 club: The D, Golden Gate, OYO and the STRAT.

Under $30 club: Artisan, Circus Circus, Downtown Grand, El Cortez, Ellis Island Super 8, Excalibur, Luxor, Oasis at Gold Spike, Palace Station, Silver Sevens and the Wild Wild West.

Under $40 club: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Bally’s, Binions, Boulder Station, Flamingo, Four Queens, Gold Coast, Harrah’s, The LINQ, Longhorn, MGM, NY-NY, Orleans, Plaza, Railroad Pass, Serene, Santa Fe Station, Silverton, Sahara, Sunset Station, TI, Tropicana and Tuscany.

High end: The pre-holidays also offer a great opportunity to stay at the more expensive casinos at bargain prices. The following all quoted mid-week rates of $85 or less: Aliante, Delano, Green Valley Ranch, Palms Place, Vdara, South Point, Red Rock, Cromwell, MGM Signature and the M Resort.

Question: Where will the tallest Christmas tree be this year?

Answer: For the second year in a row, the Fremont Street Experience boasts the tallest-announced Christmas tree at 50 feet. A taller one could emerge, but that seems unlikely with many holiday displays being mothballed this year.

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