Where to Stay in Las Vegas
McBride's House of Mystery is about 10 minutes from the airport and the South end of The Strip. If you want the full Las Vegas experience, you can easily stay at a hotel on The Strip. You can catch a cab to the House of Mystery on the first day, which is typically the Opening Night Party. On that day, we find that most people are able to arrange ride-shares with other students.
The closest hotel to the House of Mystery is the Courtyard Marriott, at 2800 Green Valley Parkway in Henderson (702) 434-4700. It is about 2.5 miles, and about a 5 minute drive.
We also suggest either the Motel 6 on East Tropicana near The Strip, (702) 798-0728, or the Sunset Station Casino on Sunset in Henderson, (800) 6-STATIONS. We've recently heard that Crestwood Suites is very reasonable and only a short cab ride away: (702) 650-9070.
If you want to stay on The Strip, we highly suggest checking out BestOfVegas.com.