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While the immediate neighborhood amounts to gas stations, vacant lots, run-down budget motels, a variety of fast food chains, and strip malls -- you can only expect so much from a hotel located on South Industrial Road -- the Vegas frenzy is a quick hotel shuttle or car ride away.
Many visitors like to explore the hotels and attractions along the Strip, and once you're there, it's easy to find a taxi at virtually any time of day or night. A generally less expensive option for getting around the area is the Deuce, a double-decker bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $3. There's also a monorail system, which stops at MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Hilton, and the Sahara. Note, however, that the monorail stations are far from one another so it can be a long walk from the station to where you actually want to go. A single-ride ticket is $5; a one-day pass is $13. If you're traveling along the Strip with at least one other person, a cab is often the least expensive and most convenient option.
Clean, comfortable, and just off the Strip -- but also just off the freeway on unattractive Industrial Road. But given the 322-room Hampton Inn's free shuttles to Mandalay Bay on the Strip (until 2 a.m.) and the airport (24 hours), free breakfast, and on-site pool and fitness center, it can be a good pick for the price.