Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Las Vegas Airport

sleeping in las vegas airportWhether you are an experienced airport sleeper or new to the game, this sleep guide will give you the essential information to better prepare you for sleeping in Las Vegas Airport.

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This guide was last updated: 7 October 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping in Las Vegas Airport

Locations & Seating

There’s a solid amount of seating at Las Vegas Airport. Other than a few exceptions, however, it is all equipped with armrests, so your best bet for some decent shuteye is to sleep on the floor. You certainly won’t be the only one, so bring along an extra layer or two to use for cushions and warmth.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Terminal 1, look for the hallway next to the Post Office on Floor 2, which is quiet and a bit private if you’re willing to sleep on the floor.
  • In T1’s D Gates, there are comfortable green couches behind the Starbucks.
  • The east end of Terminal 1 is carpeted and may be quiet, especially at night.
  • Terminal 3, there may be some armless benches near the stairs to the baggage claim area as well as near Gate E9.
  • The Terminal 1 Children’s play area (D Gates) may have soft flooring plus some play structures that you can hide in for nighttime rest.
  • Pre-Security, Terminal 1 may have a couple couches without armrests, near the (surprisingly quiet) slot machines.
  • The pre-Security area of Terminal 1 has a few couches directly behind the Starbucks.

Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.

Airport Environment

At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to the overall terminal environment, such as temperature, lighting, and noise. In general, here are some good expectations:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements and cleaning crews may make the rounds, so anticipate some noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, and eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.


Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Pay-to-use shower facilities are located in the Club at LAS Lounges (Terminal 1 and 3), the Centurion Lounge (American Express Card holders only), and Zero Fitness. See our Las Vegas Airport Guide for details.

Food & Drink

When you get the midnight munchies or give up trying to sleep and need a coffee to stay awake, 24-hour eateries are available. Check out these vendors: Jersey Mike’s Subs and Nathan’s Famous, both in Terminal 1, C Gates.


Las Vegas airport hotelsPrefer some privacy and comfort? If you would like a good solid sleep between flights without the stress of leaving the airport, you can rent a room at Zero Level Fitness. The gym has two sleep rooms that offer a single bed and access to luggage storage, lockers, showers, and the fitness center. Rooms are available to rent by the hour. These are located in the public pre-Secure zone, downstairs from Baggage Claim 10.  See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations or visit Tripadvisor to find hotels deals at Las Vegas Airport.


Las Vegas airport loungesLas Vegas Airport has a few lounges, one of which has a designated rest area. To find out more information about the Club at LAS (Terminal 3) and to learn about other lounge facilities, check out this list of lounges in our Las Vegas Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seem to tolerate overnight sleepers, especially those who aren’t disruptive. (That is, even if you’re drunk and playing the slots, they’ll let you be as long as you’re not bothering anyone else, especially those trying to get some sleep.)

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Las Vegas Airport. As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone we recommend that you sleep near other travellers or close to security.  
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. If you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something. If your bags have zippers turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, so that it would be hard for someone to access.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!

Pro-tip: If you are sleeping in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds waking people up as travellers begin to arrive for morning flights.

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