Summertime in Las Vegas traditionally means low room rates and that can be said for the summer of 2021, but with a proviso: They’re not as low as in years past.
A survey conducted last week by LasVegasAdvisor.com turned up 30 hotel-casinos with base rates of $50 and below. That’s not bad, but it’s significantly fewer hotels than in recent years. The lowest price of all was downtown’s Golden Gate, with a rate of $22.
Las Vegas casinos with hotel rates of $30 or less were also found at Circus Circus, Ellis Island, Golden Gate, OYO, Rio, Silver Sevens and The STRAT. Rates change quickly and these are base prices that may be subject to any combination of taxes, booking charges and resort fees. But they’re an excellent place to start if you’re trying to track down good room deals over the next couple of months.
High-enders: The summer brings good deals at the elite resorts, too. The following represent the best base rates found at the upscale casinos:
>> Planet Hollywood, $53
>> New York-New York, $65
>> Golden Nugget, $69
>> Park MGM, $69
>> Treasure Island, $76
>> Cromwell, $81
>> Paris, $82
>> MGM Grand, $86
>> Signature at MGM, $89
>> Palms Place, $99
>> Trump, $101
>> Virgin, $104
Bellagio Buffet to return: The Bellagio Buffet will reopen July 16.
It will operate for brunch only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week, Monday-Thursday ($39) and Friday-Sunday ($49). Since the meals served are different, a proper value comparison can’t be made, but the price points at Bellagio are much lower than those at Wynn and Caesars.
Bacchanal changes again: After initially raising the price for dinner on the weekend to $74.99 from $64.99, the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace has now gone to $74.99 seven days a week. Demand remains high, so more increases could be in store.
Question: How much are the rooms at the new Resorts World?
Answer: There are three separate hotels at Resorts World, so it varies. However, the least expensive price found in the survey above was a base rate of $135 plus a $45 daily resort fee for $180 total.
For more information about current Las Vegas shows, buffets, coupons, and good deals, go to LasVegasAdvisor.com.