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Las Vegas Airport
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Las Vegas Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
I don't believe I ever got to sleep, because all through the night this GIANT Wheel of Fortune slot machine aid...WHEEL......OF.....FORTUNE...followed by a loud roar from a "crowd". - Joe in Oregon
Slot machines at Baggage Claim. photo credit: Jerome / Wikipedia [ submit a photo ]
I once worked at McCarran Airport so know it well. I've slept here many times, but not happily. The concourses are open all night, and no one will bother you inside security, but the experience is marred by one major defect: 100 percent of the seating has fixed arm rests. You'll either have to sleep on the floor or contort yourself around the armrests. (In the fetal position -- it's doable if you are limber but not exactly comfortable.) If you arrive late in the evening, you can remain inside security and save one night's lodging - then claim your baggage the next day. If you bring some sort of padding as a carry-on, it might make sleeping on the floor more bearable. (However, check out Terrible's Casino, which is a short bus ride and walk away, or check Hostelworld.com for hostel options.) Terminals can be over-air-conditioned and chilly, so bring a blanket and warm clothes, as well as foam earplugs to tone down announcements.... Outside security: signs say you can't be present 2-5am without a valid ticket or boarding pass. (A ticket for the next morning's flight might do.) Same problem with the armrests.... AIRPORT FACTS: Terminals A, B and C are interconnected. Airport food is priced sky-high. Free WiFi everywhere! Infernal gambling machines in every concourse. Convenient all-night city bus leaves from the Zero Level: 5 dollar pass, purchased on the bus, lets you ride the whole bus system for 24 hours (with a 1 dollar upgrade charge for each ride on the Strip). If you choose to walk to the Strip, it's about 2 miles. Rental cars on weekends can be very cheap.
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- The Club at LAS - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Gate D16, Concourse D. Hours: 6am - 12am. Rate: US$ 40 per person (3 hours).
- The Club at LAS - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Gate E2. Showers are available. Hours: 6am - 2am. Rate: US$ 40 per person (3 hours).
- United Club - Location: Terminal 1, Concourse D, airside. Hours: 530am - 1230am. Rate: day passes are available for US$ 50 at the door.
- International Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, airside, near Gate 3
USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge to members of the military and their families. Amenities include: WiFi, video games, TV lounge, toiletries, snacks, computers and a library. Location: near Gates A & B (airside) Hours: open 24 hours.
Free WiFi is available at Las Vegas Airport.
If sleeping in the Las Vegas Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport that offer a free airport shuttle:
- Best Western McCarran Inn (Shuttle Hours: 430am - 1130pm)
- Hampton Inn Suites
- La Quinta Inn & Suites (Shuttle Hours: 24 hours)
- Homewood Suites
- Art Gallery - There are several exhibits throughout the terminals.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes, available throughout the airport (landside and airside).
- Aviation Museum - An entertaining and informative view of the history of aviation in Southern Nevada. Location: 2nd level, landside. Hours: open 24 hours.
- Car Rentals - Advantage • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • Payless • Savmor • Thrifty. Location: McCarran Rent-A-Car Center, 3 miles from the airport, access by blue-and-white McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttles.
- Children's Play Area - Locations: D Gate, airside
- Currency Exchange - Travelex offers foreign exchange services. Locations: Terminal 1, baggage area • Terminal 3, E Gates.
- Fitness Center: Head over to the Fitness Beast Fitness Center for a work out or just use the sauna, steam room, and showers and lockers. Location: Espanade, Level 2. Rates: US$ 9.95 for a day pass. Hours: Mon-Fri 4 am - 11 pm / Sat-Sun 8 am - 8 pm
- Food / Dining - At the time of this update it was not known if there are any 24-hour food or beverage concessions available at the airport.
>>>Landside: Starbucks • Budweiser Racing Track Lounge • Don Alejandro's Texan Grill
>>>Airside: Burger King • Chili's Too • Flatbreadz • Moe's Southwest Grill • Starbucks • Blue Burrito Grille • Cocktail Lounge • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf • Fresh Attractions • Pizza Hut • Subway • Wolfgang Puck and many more dining options.
- Gaming - This is Las Vegas after all, so you will find lots of gaming machines around the airport. If you are trying to sleep though, you will want to find an area away from these noisy machines.
- Information Desk - There are three information desks: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim • Esplanade • Terminal 3, E Gates.
- Kid's Play Area: Location: Terminal D, Level 2
- Luggage Storage / Lockers - Lockers are available airside at the A Gates • B Gates • C Gates • D Gates • E Gates at Terminal 3
- Mobile Charging - ChargeCart Rapid Charger charges iPods, cell & smart phones up to twice as fast as a standard outlet. Locations: in the gates areas, baggage claim and the Esplanade. Additionally, the Verizon Recharge Zones offer workstations with outlets for recharging at no cost. Locations: gate areas.
- Police - Locations: Esplanade (landside) • E Gates at Terminal 3 (airside)
- Security Office - Location is unknown. Do you know? Email me
- Showers - See "Fitness Center" above.
- Smoking - Designated smoking areas are available in these areas: Gaming Lounges at D & E Gates (airside) • Bud Track Lounge (airside) • outdoors near the ticketing and baggage claim (landside).
open 24 hours
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Last Updated: 01 July 2012 | Sources: McCarran International Airport
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