Planet Hollywood is at the far south end of the strip. Imperial Palace is at the far north end of the strip. I really don't think that you want to spend $160 for Imperial palace, it's not all that. The room rates are pretty awful, typical Las Vegas weekend & a holiday weekend. The hotels a bit further down the south end of the strip &/or within a mile or two of the airport are affordable. I've been checking rates this afternoon. Honestly, the airport is not that far from the south end of the strip & since you have a car it shouldn't be too much of a problem to stay in the airport area IF we have to.
I'm pretty stoked about making it to the Vegas show too.
How many passenger's do you have traveling by car? Eorious & I can get a flight Berkeley (Oakland to Las Vegas). I'm not sure that we have a way to get from Las Vegas to LA though. The airfares from Vegas to LA are not that great. So is there any room in the 'Conchord-mobile'
for two more or are you guys at full capacity? We are mulling over the options & trying to decide if we can pull this off. We're looking at fares from Las Vegas to Ontario &/or Long Beach also.
Here are some hotel rates I found while cruising hotels.com, travelocity, expedia, priceline this afternoon on my lunch break:
Homewood Suites 1 mile from Las Vegas airport $71
Doubletree Club 1.9 miles from Las Vegas airport $82
Embassy Suites 1.8 miles from Las Vegas airport $109
Viva Las Vegas Baby! I can't believe this might happen. And remember girls, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Wooooo.