LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The NFL Draft takes place on Thursday and many people traveling to the Las Vegas Valley are still looking for affordable hotel rooms.
Shaundell Newsome has lived in the valley for over 30 years. He tells 8 News Now he’s more than ready to experience the NFL Draft this week with his brothers.
“I’m really excited. I mean, when do you get to have that kind of experience like a huge tailgate party and with the NFL Draft?” he added. “Well, you know, my brothers and I, before COVID, would go to a different city every year and watch a New York Giants football game no matter where we went.”
For Newsome, finding the perfect bedroom has been in the works for about four months.
“Usually they were only there August last year so they saw the prices were a bit higher than when they came back last summer. So you know they went out and have do a little more shopping,” he told 8 News Now. “They have different rooms, like one of my brothers who stays at the north end of the Strat and then my other brothers who stay in off the Strip.”
On Monday, 8 News Now looked at hotel room rates for Thursday, which is the first day of the 2022 NFL Draft, and the prices are as follows.
- Gold nugget $166
- Resort World $139
- Caesars Palace $225
- South Point $299
“They come from all over, so we’re used to being scattered as long as we get together, and we can root for the Giant,” Newsome said.