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OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

by Lauren Dana Ellman
Photo: Courtesy of the property
by Lauren Dana Ellman
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A trip to the notoriously indulgent Sin City — famous for its over-the-top hotels, swanky casinos, and high-end dining — doesn’t have to cost a fortune. That is, as long as you bet on the right hotel. Located within a five-minute walk of the famous Strip, OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas stands out for its affordable accommodations and ample on-site amenities, including a sprawling casino and several drinking and dining options. Ahead, our full review.

What You Need to Know 

The Look of OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

It's All in the Details

Located just south of the Strip, OYO Hotel & Casino is housed in a 19-story building characterized by its flashy purple lighting — you’ll recognize it on sight. While the lobby and reception area are pretty bare-bones, the other public spaces are sure to impress, including an expansive outdoor pool complex (open seasonally) complete with plenty of lounge chairs, a giant screen for watching sports and music videos, and games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Rooms have a sleek and contemporary aesthetic with dark gray headboards and fun pops of color in the form of blue drapery and yellow seating. Select units have bonus features like jetted tubs or views of the pool or Strip.

The Vibe at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

The vibes here are best described as fun but laid-back (for Las Vegas, that is). When they’re not out and about exploring the nearby Strip, guests can be found lounging or playing games by the pool, or trying their luck at the buzzy 30,000-square-foot on-site casino. When hunger calls, guests can take their pick of four on-site eateries, including the world’s largest Hooters, a Steak ‘N Shake, a poolside grill, and an all-day eatery serving everything from coffee to pizza. 

Who Will Love OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

OYO Casino is a hit amongst budget-conscious travelers looking for a simple home base for exploring Vegas that still provides plenty of amenities. 

Who Might Not Love OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

While the property is within walking distance of the Strip, it’s not directly on it. Also, keep in mind that some of the rooms are smoking rooms, which may be a turn-off for some. 

Best Amenity at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

It’s a tie between the sprawling outdoor pool complex and the massive casino. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Like most Las Vegas hotels, OYO Hotel & Casino charges a hefty nightly fee ($45 plus tax). However, with rooms starting at under $20 per night, the property still offers excellent value.

Parking will run you an additional $18 per night, and the ample on-site live entertainment offerings like concerts and comedy shows also cost extra.  

How to Get a Deal at OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Check out the offers tab on the hotel website to view the latest promotions, including complimentary breakfast. California residents, AAA members, and government personnel are also privy to discounted rates.

The Sweet Season

The winter months (January and February) offer lower rates on lodging, as do the summer months (late June through August) when scorching-hot temps tend to keep travelers away. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

As mentioned, OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is five minutes away from the Strip by foot. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, the Pinball Hall of Fame, and the iconic Las Vegas sign — a popular Instagram photo op — are all within a 10-minute drive.

Nearest Airport to OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport is just 1.5 miles from the hotel (about five minutes away by car). 

Nearest Public Transportation to OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

The EB Tropicana before Duke Ellington bus stop is within steps of the property. 

The Bottom Line 

Travelers looking for an inexpensive and comfortable hotel that has its own casino and is near the Strip will be more than happy here.

It's All in the Details