Winner: Home

There truly is no place like home, even when you live in a city notorious for glamour. Kicking back in your own sheets and spending summer at home is what many students do, and home has a sense of comfort that high class hotels can never live up to.

Editor’s Pick: Mandalay Bay

For an extra nice weekend stay or birthday celebrations, Mandalay Bay is a favorite among locals. The hotel is reasonably priced for the clean, lavish rooms it offers–and not to mention its pool, which was another winner on our list.