So for this trip's Dive I tried out the Travelodge close to Circus Circus, actual address 2830 Las Vegas BLVD South.
Yep it's on the Strip and yep it was CHEAP!
Sunday Night $42 and NO RESORT FEES. I was there at about noon and asked to get in early but shot down being told she didn't have any rooms clean yet. Hmmm, really? So I asked if I could pay extra to get checked in early so I could get to the event I was in town for. She tells me for $20 I could. I was super beat at this point so I agreed and didn't think arguing about it would help, got in and showered up. Great shower, you could tell it was completely remodeled recently, Great looking stone tiled shower (no tub) but the shower had great water pressure but very low shower head. Room itself with a Large very, very comfy King bed. Small flat screen tv with about 10 channels to choose from. A small dark corner cubbie hole with a safe and just enough room to hang a few items of clothing. Pending your previous Vegas experiences the view could be Amazing or Ghetto. Directly out my bathroom window was an empty lot with literally blowing tumbleweeds. Out the front window, just beyond the parking lot, the large Neon foot of the Circus Circus Clown. No matter the view, if it contains Old Neon it's a great view to me.
I still consider this a Dive Stay even know the place is not as bad as many Ive been to. I would stay again, as a matter of fact I signed up for their rewards/points program just to get emails on rate specials.
The Travelodge is perfect for a first visit or a cheap stay as I wanted to do. They have a pretty great pool but I did not use it. Its open from 9a-9p and its been remodeled as well recently. It has 2 levels but no elevator and all the rooms are outside (Motel Style). Free WiFI was included and as I mentioned there is NO resort fee so thats a great perk. They have a few necessities in the lobby for sale such as waters, Tylenol, sunscreen, snacks etc.