center of the strip and cheapest would be imperial palace, harrah, or flamingo. don't stay off the strip, like pembie said even if it states that it's only 5 minutes away from the strip you'd be paying close to 20bucks because of traffic and tip. if you're going to vegas just stay on the strip. if you want to save another 50bucks then either circus circus or riviera, those two are at the north end of the strip but it's still walking distance to the center of the strip. don't go any further out then those two because it gets kind of dark and scary at night from there.