Good Rate :: Hotel Rooms for the MTV Music Awards in Las Vegas
[Ed. Note: Welcome to our Good Rate/Bad Rate feature where we look at hotel prices in the same city and decide which is better worth your hard-earned benjamins. The screenshot here was taken on May 8, 2007 and rates are subject to change.]
If you haven't heard already, the MTV Music Awards will be held from September 9 this year in Las Vegas at the Palms Hotel & Casino. So if you are looking to attend (we're not sure why you would want to but if you must), you better book your rooms now. And yes, the Palms is already sold out.
We started checking out Hotels.com for some rates and there are a lot of options in many different price ranges. But since the Strip will be a parking lot that weekend, we decided to check out the hotels closest to Flamingo Avenue.
The Orleans Hotel & Casino is way past its prime--if it ever had one--but room rates for Sept. 7 - 10 (the awards show falls on a Sunday) are going for about $131 a night. Totally do-able. An even better deal is found on the hotel's own website, where Sunday night is $70. So what, if the place charges a $5 a resort fee each night? And if you need to cancel, you have until 72 hours before your check-in date to do so.
Alright, alright, so not everyone will want to stay at the Orleans. If you want some more luxurious digs without crossing to the other side of the strip, consider Caesars Palace. Rooms for that weekend are going for $247 on Hotels.com and $260 on the Caesars site. Sunday night also drops to $220. Plus, the Pure nightclub at Caesars is bound to be hosting some pre or post-awards parties. Another less expensive strip option is Harrah's where rooms are going for $160 a night. Like we said, if you must be in Vegas for this year's Music Awards you better book now to take advantage of these decent rates.