Downtown Las Vegas is the original Las Vegas. Made legendary by television and film, early gambling history and its infamous reputation of having been the backdrop of mid-century organized crime, Downtown Las Vegas has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years.
The best hotels Downtown are located adjacent to the Freemont Street Experience, a 5-block pedestrian promenade that delights visitors with an impressive light show, exciting attractions, restaurants and entertainment in one comfortable enclosure. Travelers love the FSE for its atmosphere, often described as "the REAL Las Vegas" as well as its easy walkability and endless array of entertainment options.
Check out casino hotels on Freemont Street, or inexpensive motels within blocks of the FSE. Even a modest travel budget can access good accommodations downtown, where hotel rooms are routinely available for under $50/night.