It is very easy to find a house or an apartment to rent in Las Vegas. There are a large number of different websites that you can use to find an apartment to rent. One of the most popular is VRBO. The most well known of them all is AirB&B.
Renting a house or an apartment can have both benefits and drawbacks. It can be a lot cheaper than living in a hotel. In this article, we are going to look a little bit more at when it is best to rent and when it is best to book a hotel room.
Many tourists chose to visit sin city for a weekend trip. A weekend of gambling and drunken debauchery. If you want to visit the area for a weekend trip then I strongly recommend that you chose to get a hotel room. A hotel room will be a lot more convenient and give you a better weekend. It makes it easy and quick to get from the hotel to the bars and casinos. It also gives you access to room service. The amount of money you can save by renting a house when you only want to travel for a few days is limited.
The convenience of a hotel is worth more than the money you can save.
If you are a group of people (8-12) who want to party together then it can be worth to rent a penthouse for the weekend. It will not be cheaper than a hotel but might give an unforgettable experience. A large hotel suite with several bedrooms can give the same experience.
Renting is most suitable as a luxury option, not a budget option if you plan a weekend trip.
One week or less
If you want to go to Las Vegas for a week or less, then I normally recommend that you choose to stay in a hotel room. There is one exception to this rule and that is if you traveling in a group and have a very limited budget. Renting an apartment or a house can be a lot cheaper then hotel accommodation if you are traveling in a group.
You do however have to expect to spend more time and money traveling to and from casinos, restaurants etc if you rent a house or apartment as they are likely to be located further from the main tourist strip than the hotels. Some rental properties can be located far from the strip and other attractions.
Most travelers will, however, have a better experience in choosing a hotel rather than a rental. It will make check-in easier and it will make it easier to get to and from different entertainment venues. It might also be the cheaper option if you chose a hotel located so that you can walk everywhere instead of taking a taxi everywhere. The cost of accommodation will be higher but you will save money on other things like travel, breakfast etc.
If you want to stay for 1 – 2 weeks then it can be a toss-up whether it is best to rent something or to get a hotel room. I would personally choose to get a hotel room but you can save money by renting a place where you can cook your own food and that cost less than a hotel room.
More than 2 weeks
If you want to stay more than two weeks then it can often be a good idea to find something to rent. At least if you find something that is reasonable located. A Hotel remains the more convenient options but the money you can save from renting an apartment or house is enough to make it worth renting something. Traveling to and from a rental property can be stressful when you are only in Las Vegas for a few days but when you are there more than 2 weeks then you usually have enough time not to be stressed.
Being able to cook your own food can be a big plus when you travel for more than a week.
If you are staying for more than a month then it is almost always better to rent something.
Double check the location
Always look at the map to see where a rental property is located. Never trust the information in the listing. “Convenient located”, “close to” etc are relative terms and you might not agree with the landlord. Look at the map to see if the location suits you. See how far it is to different destinations you plan to visit.
Some rentals can be far from everything and you need to make sure that the rental provides you with what you want. Make sure that you do not rent something that is 40 min away from the strip if you want to gamble on the strip.