While brand-name hotels aren’t what you think of when you think Vegas, there are plenty of Las Vegas Strip hotels to book with points.
Many hotels have partnerships with chains that make it possible to book hotels with points. You’re not going to find a Holiday Inn Express or Hyatt House, either, these are full-blown casino hotels.
The four major chains – Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott – all have properties on the strip. This has been made possible by many partnerships between Las Vegas hotels and these chains.
The most popular and meaningful partnership is the one between MGM and Hyatt which allows all MGM properties to be booked with Hyatt points. Hyatt will be moving to award pricing with peak and off-peak rates, however, nothing will be known until March 2020.
Average Cost: $119 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 20,000/night
Located right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, the well-known Mirage is best known for its proximity to the action on the Las Vegas Strip, modern rooms and on-property nightlife. Staying at The Mirage will run 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night. It’s super easy to earn Hyatt points with the Chase Trifecta as Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer to Hyatt 1:1.
Average Cost: $259 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 25,000/night
Best known for its massive fountains out front of its property, using World of Hyatt points at the Bellagio is probably the best use of points. While it will cost 25,000 points per night, it can get expensive to use cash at this hotel especially on popular weekends in Las Vegas.
Average Cost: $204 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 20,000/night
Vdara is a newer property on the strip located adjacent to the Bellagio. Because there is no casino on property, the hotel is smoke-free – a rare thing on the Las Vegas Strip. A night here won’t come cheap, though, with a 20,000-point price tag per night.
Average Cost: $239 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 25,000/night
Aria is known as one of the more luxurious hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. At 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night, Aria guests will experience a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning property.
Park MGM Las Vegas
Average Cost: $139 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 15,000/night
The Park MGM Las Vegas is located next to T-Mobile Arena which is home to the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights and a number of college basketball tournaments throughout the year. Free nights at the Park MGM Las Vegas are 15,000 points per night.
The Signature at MGM Grand
Average Cost: $149 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 20,000/night
The Signature at MGM Grand consists of three all-suite towers that are connected to MGM Grant property. There is no casino at this hotel making it a non-smoking property as well. This category five hotel costs 20,000 points per night.
New York New York Hotel & Casino
Average Cost: $144 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 15,000/night
Best known for the Statue of Liberty out front and the roller coaster that traverses around the property, New York New York can be booked for 15,000 points per night. Because this is a category four hotel, it can be booked using the free night from the World of Hyatt credit card.
Average Cost: $114 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 15,000/night
Located on the south end of the Strip near the Excalibur, the MGM Grand is one of the most iconic Las Vegas Strip hotels. Thanks to the MGM-Hyatt partnership, World of Hyatt members can book this property for just 15,000 points per night.
Average Cost: $104 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 12,000/night
This castle hotel has nearly 4,000 guest rooms, shops, enormous pools as well as the other amenities you would expect from a Vegas Casino and Resort. A night at the Excalibur will cost 12,000 World of Hyatt Points.
Average Cost: $97 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 12,000/night
The Luxor, located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip near McCarran International Airport, is best known for its pyramid shape. It will cost just 12,000 points per night, however, with an average nightly cost of $97, it might be worth paying cash.
Delano Las Vegas
Average Cost: $169 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 25,000/night
Located at the south end of the strip near Mandalay Bay and McCarran International Airport, Delano Las Vegas is the most expensive Hyatt property (based on points) on the Las Vegas Strip. A free night costs 25,000 points per night (which is the same amount as some Hyatt all-inclusive properties!)
NoMad Las Vegas
Average Cost: $199 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 20,000/night
NoMad Las Vegas is one of the newest hotels to be added to the Hyatt portfolio in Las Vegas. With the high nightly rate, the 20,000 points per night actually give the points a little bit more value. The NoMad Las Vegas is in a great location to T-Mobile Arena.
Average Cost: $139 USD | World of Hyatt Points: 20,000/night
Mandalay Bay sits on 120-acres of land and includes a sand beach and a wave pool on the property. There is also a number of restaurants and shows. This is a category five hotel meaning it will cost 20,000 points per night.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Average Cost: $302 USD* | Hilton Honors Points: 60,000-80,000/night
The Waldorf Astoria is on the former site of the Mandarin Oriental. The 47-story tower has just 400 rooms and the hotel lobby is located on the 23rd floor. The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas also has condominiums in the building. While there’s a range from 60,000 to 80,000 Hilton Honors point per night, I was unable to find any award availability for less than 80,000 points.
*Average cost based off a weekend night
Tropicana Las Vegas – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Resort
Average Cost: $169 USD* | Hilton Honors Points: 15,000-50,000/night
Located on the south end of the Strip across from the Excalibur, the Tropicana Las Vegas has a casino, restaurants, and an award-winning pool. I was only able to find award availability for 50,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
*Average cost based off a weekend night
InterContinental Alliance Resorts: The Palazzo & The Venetian Resort
Average Cost: $175 USD* | IHG Points: 70,000/night
Centrally located along the Strip, The Palazzo and The Venetian Resort are all-suite hotels giving guests more room with their accommodations. You can actually take gondola rides like Venice – float under bridges, next to restaurants and through the Venetian streetscape. A free night at these properties costs 70,000 IHG points per night.
*Average cost based off a weekend night
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection
Average Cost: $209 USD* | Marriott Bonvoy Points: 50,000-70,000/night (category 7)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a quintessential Las Vegas resort with a 100,000 square-foot casino, multiple pools with “distinct” experiences, and a number of restaurants and bars. The property did jump from a category six property recently, and it now costs between 50,000 and 70,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
Average Cost: $225 USD* | Marriott Bonvoy Points: 30,000-40,000/night (category 5)
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa is located slightly off the strip near the Bellagio, but it’s included because it’s a solid use of Marriott Bonvoy points. This hotel also has a heated rooftop pool. It’s a really good price for Marriott points as the category five property costs between 30,000-40,000 points per night.
Marriott’s Grand Chateau
Average Cost: $185 USD* | Marriott Bonvoy Points: 30,000-40,000/night (category 5)
Located on the south side of the Strip near The Signature at MGM Grand, the Marriott Grand Chateau is a lesser expensive points option. It’s adjacent to Top Golf id you’re looking for a non-casino related activity, but also right around the corner from the Bellagio and Planet Hollywood. A free night will run guests between 30,000 and 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
Hilton Grand Vacation Hotels
Aside from regular hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, Hilton Grand Vacation Hotels have a number of properties. If you are unfamiliar, Hilton Grand Vacation Hotels are for those that purchase timeshares. But, when there is availability, Hilton will allow rooms to be booked using Hilton Honors points.
- Elara, A Hilton Grand Vacations Club
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club on Paradise
- Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard
Using the Chase Travel Portal for Hotels in Las Vegas
While we’ve listed a number of Las Vegas Strip hotels to book with points, it’s still possible to use points with those that aren’t part of a major chain.
Using the Chase Travel Portal can open up a wide range of properties. As long as you have an Ultimate Reward earning credit card from Chase such as the Sapphire Preferred or the Sapphire Reserve, you have access to the portal.
Sapphire Preferred cardholders will get 1.25 cents of value while Reserve cardholders will get 1.5 cents per dollar. In many cases, it’ll be cheaper to use the Chase Travel Portal than book using points directly with the property.
Resort Fees in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is well-known for resort fees – the hidden fee that isn’t included in the published room rate but will be on your final bill. Unfortunately, using points in LAs Vegas won’t keep you from being hit with these fees.
With Hyatt, resort fees will typically be waived completely on award stays. However, when using World of Hyatt points at MGM Resorts, guests will still be on the hook for resort fees.
Hilton, Marriott and IHG properties will also all charge resort fees even on award stays in Las Vegas.
So, unfortunately, there will still be a cost to a free night in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a place you go when you don’t have a problem spending some money. Whether it be the pricy drinks or the slot machines, a Vegas trip can get expensive. So, being able to book a hotel along the Las Vegas Strip with points could be a way to save money.
However, even though there are free nights to be had, it’s not always a great value. The point-redemption rates from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott hotels aren’t great. With that said, there are also so many hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, if you aren’t set on a specific hotel, you can find some good cash rates.
Despite redeeming points for a free night, you will also be on the hook for the resort fee which can run more than $35 per night!