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The Hidden Sleeping Rooms at Las Vegas McCarran Airport

It’s not uncommon when traveling through airports, to find an empty seat in a secluded area to catch some Zs or watch Netflix. But, what if I told you that you can sleep at the airport in private without having to use your duffel bag as a pillow and your coat as a blanket?

Going to Vegas, baby!

My last trip, before the pandemic struck, was to Las Vegas in March! I had never been and I used a flight voucher in November of 2019 to book af flight there with the intention of exploring sin city. I went to Vegas solo but ended up making a friend while I was there.

My flight was scheduled to arrive at Las Vegas McCarran at 1:00 AM local time. Flying from the east coast to the west coast is always a time zone nightmare. I knew I wouldn’t be able to check in to my hotel until later in the day. Early check-in was an option, but showing up at that time in the morning wasn’t going to work. My plan was to stay at the airport in the terminal for some time before proceeding to my hotel.

Since I knew the predicament I was in, I had researched ahead of time locations around the airport that I could possibly “hide” at. Luckily, the airport wasn’t overly crowded at that time of the morning even though Las Vegas never sleeps. Finding a quiet location was easy.

Finding the secret sleep rooms

Through my research, I had found an article about a little-known secret at the airport. Las Vegas had sleep rooms! These were private rooms that travelers could use at McCarran International airport. The place is called Zero Level Fitness and they have two rooms that are available for use by the hour. I can’t deny that I was extremely curious.

So, at around 3:00 AM, I wandered down the escalator and onto a tram to McCarran airport terminal 1 to locate Zero Level Fitness. After looking at airport maps, I finally located it! Across from the luggage belts and by the numerous slot machines I found the elevator. And can I just say it is really interesting that as soon as you get to Vegas, you can start gambling! First timer shock. But, back to the story. I took the elevator down to the floor and walked in.

Scheduling my time

I had no prior reservation. I was greeted by the front desk clerk and shown the prices. Since there was no one else that had reserved one of the two rooms, I allotted for the full time of 8 hours. For 8 hours, I paid only $60 which was also the new customer, first-time use rate. Otherwise, I would have opted for the standard $10 an hour rate.

There is an option to book online before your arrival. As the popularity in the rooms continues to grow and during heavy travel seasons, it may be wise to book ahead.

I signed a waiver and was shown to the room. As part of my stay, I was able to fully utilize the fitness center and the showers if I so chose. I’d say the only downside is if you have a lot of luggage with you, you have to take it with you if you leave the room. Since it is an airport, the same rules apply inside the rooms. So, if you get hungry, you can come and go as you please but storing your luggage is not an option. I do wish a locker of some sort was provided to avoid having to do this.

Sleeping in my room

The room was nothing special. A twin-size bed in a small room. In the room was a lamp, chair, extra pillows, towels, wastebasket, and a nightstand. Definitely enough space for one person to be comfortable.

I must also mention that only one person can occupy a room at a time. So unfortunately, if you are traveling with a companion, you are not permitted to stay together.

While you are in the room, you will hear the music playing from the fitness area, yet it is not too loud. You will also faintly hear the sounds of the weight machines clinking as people continue to work out.

I kept track of my own time by setting an alarm on my phone. I am sure if I overstayed, someone would have knocked on the door. As I left, the process was simple. I had already paid for my time upfront so I let the front desk receptionist know I was heading out and I was on my way!

The Pros and Cons

All in all, I’d say it was a pretty decent experience. It’s definitely not a hotel, but if your flight is delayed, or you’re like me and just want to rest in private before going to your next location, it’s a great option. The Las Vegas airport is usually busy. I was able to get some rest and I didn’t have to worry about being bothered by other airport patrons. I absolutely see this taking off in even more airports around the world if it hasn’t already. Traveling can definitely tire you out and having the option to recoup in private is wonderful.

I didn’t like that I had to take my luggage with me if I left to grab some food. I wish there was an option to lock up my bags to make it more convenient. Also, I don’t think this is fair to those that may be traveling with small children or a family. A mother with a small child could absolutely use the privacy.


If you are traveling solo and need some rest, then check out Zero Level Fitness at Las Vegas McCarran International airport located in terminal 1! It’s not for everyone, and you may determine it’s not worth your trouble. But, if you have some time and need to rest in an actual bed, I suggest you reserve a room!

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24 comments

K March 5, 2021 at 8:04 am

Been to Las Vegas Airport multiple times one time my friend was stuck due to flight being rescheduled this little sleeping gem would have helped. Now we know.

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Lenzee March 24, 2021 at 5:40 pm

Yes, definitely check it out! It’s not a bad option especially when you need some rest and want to get away. Thanks for reading!

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Milford Viscia March 19, 2021 at 10:07 am

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Ekskluzywne Domeny March 30, 2021 at 8:34 am

Hello. impressive job. I did not anticipate this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!

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Larry McPhillips April 19, 2021 at 1:04 am

Excellent; I’m gonna reserve one of these for a long layover that I’ve got in June!

One note for your article: where you mentioned “the only downfall”, I believe the word you want is “downside”. (Downfall would mean that the place was destroyed or went out of business or something)

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Lenzee April 23, 2021 at 6:08 pm

Yes, check it out! I hope you have a good experience 🙂

And thanks…Appreciate the proofreading!

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Larry McPhillips June 21, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Ok I’m here now! Just checked in!

Room 2 baby!

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Lenzee June 21, 2021 at 7:09 pm

Yessss so awesome!!! Let me know how it goes for you! It may be even better now a year later.

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Larry McPhillips June 21, 2021 at 7:12 pm

Yea I took a photo and was gonna include that here, but I don’t see a way to do that- based on your photos it looks like you had Room 1, and I have Room 2.

Ran upstairs to get a sandwich for dinner at Starbucks… now I’m back down here in bed

Feels weird to be in bed, at an airport ha…

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Lenzee June 21, 2021 at 8:45 pm

That’s ok. Feel free to send the photos to my email hello@thruherlenz.com just so I can have a look and I may be able to share to Facebook. I don’t think there’s an option to let me allow uploads.

Yes, it’s a little weird at first but if you’re tired, you’ll soon forget. Just make sure you set your alarm. I think they will knock on the door to let you know but I remember just checking out a few minutes before my time was up.

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Larry McPhillips June 22, 2021 at 8:29 am

Haa, yeah you got that right! I did indeed set an alarm- mostly so that I didn’t miss the connecting flight, LOL.

I ended up having two sleeps… one before lunch, and then some more sleep after… it was a great resource to have there at the airport.

I took a photo and sent it to you, ok cool 🙂

Greg April 26, 2021 at 4:02 am

I wish I knew about these as I was stuck there waiting on a flight as the pandemic hit and the hotel’s closed down.

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Lenzee April 27, 2021 at 10:58 am

Most definitely! That was a difficult time. I was there the week before everything shut down. Make sure you save this for the future. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

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Anonymous May 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm

bookmarked!! I love your web site!

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Anonymous May 27, 2021 at 11:56 am

This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Many thanks!

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Takota Batemon June 5, 2021 at 12:42 am

I looked online and it appears the sleep rooms are only available during business hours Monday-Friday. Do you know if the rules changed?

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Lenzee June 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

Thanks for checking out the post!

It’s possible that they may have needed to adjust their hours or it’s booked up. Typically, the hours are Monday from 3:00AM – 12:00AM, open 24 hours Tuesday – Friday and 8:00AM – 6:00PM on weekends.

I would keep checking back on the site or give them a call.

Thanks!

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MJ Kool June 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Thanks Lenzee, awesome article, I’ve lived in Vegas almost 20 years and never new this.

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Lenzee June 17, 2021 at 5:40 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Glad I could show you something new in Vegas.

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Conchita Majersky July 15, 2021 at 11:55 pm

I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

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Estelle July 22, 2021 at 2:46 pm

Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look
forward to new posts.

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Lenzee July 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for stopping by! I am not on Twitter 🙂

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ZEROlevel Fitness & Wellness July 29, 2021 at 1:04 pm

Thank you for this wonderful write up of our rooms! We love meeting travelers from all over and are happy to be at McCarran to offer this space to you!
Quick update: we offer a 2 hour nap for $30, our first time stay special is up to 10 hours for $60. Additional hours can be purchased in bulk or $15 per hour. We also have 3 sleep rooms now as well!

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Lenzee July 29, 2021 at 5:34 pm

Thanks so much! Happy to hear that more rooms are available now and the new offers.

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