By Maryann Hammers
Las Vegas might be the nation’s top entertainment destination, but with high prices for hotels, meals, and activities, you better have deep pockets. We found military discounts to save you money on accommodations and more at some of the top resorts.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas opened in 1971 on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot. The Plaza has 1,000 rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, and an 80,000-square-foot casino floor with a Race & Sports book, hundreds of slot machines, and nearly two dozen table games. Outdoor amenities include a rooftop pool and recreation deck with private cabanas, a hot tub, a food truck, a tennis court, and Pickleball courts. Military members with valid ID get a 15% “American Heroes” discount on all stays. Call (800) 634-6575 or book online.
MGM Resorts — which include ARIA, Bellagio, Delano Las Vegas, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, MGM Grand, New York-New York, and Vdara — offers military members 10% off room rates, 25% off spa and salon services, and 10% off food and beverages at specified restaurants and bars. Use offer code ZMILTRT when booking online and show ID at check-in.
Sign up for a Caesars Rewards SALUTE card, and you’ll reap an array of benefits and discounts, including 10% hotel discounts (valid at Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s Las Vegas, NOBU, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Rio, The Cromwell, and The Linq), complimentary parking, special restaurant pricing, presale access for shows, and discounts at casino gift shops. The card is available to all active duty servicemembers, members of the National Guard and Reserve, veterans, and retired military personnel, as well as their spouses. You’ll need to sign up for the SALUTE card in person and show your U.S. military ID or veteran’s card. Find more information here and here.
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, offers a 20% discount on all food and drinks to active duty and retired military members with valid ID. Feast on favorites such as the nacho platter or a cotija-crusted quesadilla. The discount also is valid on cocktails and margarita pitchers. Choose a seat in the outdoor patio for premium views of the Las Vegas Strip and Bellagio Water Show. Call (702) 385-2226.
Deals are available as of Jan. 24, 2020, and may be subject to change.
Maryann Hammers is a freelance author who regularly contributes to MOAA.