Nellis Motor Inn

Less than 2 miles from Nellis Air Force Base and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this 52-unit motel is as unassuming as its blue-collar neighborhood. But don’t sell it short. The inn, part of the Best Western chain, has all queen-size beds in rooms dressed up in light colors and oak furnishings. The rooms have coffee makers and HBO. Kids 12 and younger stay free, and there is a playground for them to burn off all that youthful energy. Bring along Fido because pets are allowed. A coin-operated laundry is on the premises.