Rates Skyrocket as Mayweather and Mosley Takeover Las Vegas

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The day when two of the most prolific fighters meet to settle their differences is quickly approaching. Everyone is itching to see if Mayweather will finally get a loss in his career. All eyes, including the boxing-sensation Manny Pacquiao, will be fixed on this year’s biggest blockbuster in Las Vegas on May 1st, 2010.

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But no one expected the hotel rates to be this high.

If you thought this past weekend’s rates were high – look again. Not only the rates are outrageous, but you can’t even find rooms on the Strip this coming weekend! MGM Grand has rightfully sold out – they’re hosting the fight – and most hotels on The Strip are nearly at full capacity.

So this week’s deal of the week – if you’re not a boxing fan, don’t come to Vegas this weekend. There’s no need to pay $240 (and rising) to stay at the infamous Imperial Palace. That’s just absurd.

For those who insist on coming out this weekend – look beyond the Strip to find the best deals. Perhaps this may be the weekend when folks discover Las Vegas outside the Strip. To meet the high standards of the readers of MyVegasScene, I’ve hand-picked some of the most reputable hotels off the Strip where you’ll find acceptable rates.

As of 4/26 (Monday):
• Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas: a 4-Diamond winner located in downtown Las Vegas. It’s one of the nicest hotels in all of Las Vegas with affordable rates. This weekend, the rates start from $139
• Tuscany Suites & Casino: a mid-scale hotel with casino just 1 mile to the east of the Strip. Their rates start from $88 this weekend.
• South Point Hotel & Casino: a 4-star hotel located just 5 miles south of the Strip. If you ever noticed the big gold building to the east of I-15 as you drove in from California, this is it. Rates from: $84
• Silverton Casino & Resort: a 3-star hotel with one of the most clean and well-kept casinos in all of Las Vegas. It mainly caters to the locals. Expect great value for all food & beverage on site. Rates from: $127

Now, there are hotels on the Strip that offer cheaper rates than the ones listed above. If luxury is not of your concern, and you just want a bed to sleep in, consider the following:
• Circus Circus: Rates from $100
• Sahara: Rates from $150
• Tropicana: Rates from $140

If you are willing to pay a bit more to stay at a decent hotel on the Strip – don’t look further than Luxor Las Vegas. Their rates are $165 on Friday and $190 on Saturday.

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