The Apprentice host usually isn’t associated with an understated bargain, but the 64-story Trump Hotel Las Vegas started life in 2008 as a condo, only to be dealt the same hand in the economic crunch as the rest of the country. This luxurious lodging’s salvation was to turn its units into plush hotel rooms, outfitted with smartly equipped kitchens, and even bathroom shower stalls for two — and at a price more enticing than the clink-a-ching of the slot machines. There’s no casino, but there’s a comfy lobby bar with a happy hour and a bar menu that will satisfy dinner appetites, and a spa that rivals those in Europe. The location may be just off the Strip, but you can walk right into the Neiman Marcus shopping mall directly across the street. Jackpot.

2000 Fashion Show Dr.
702-982-0000
www.trumplasvegashotel.com