I stayed here for 3 nights while in town for a conference that was taking place at the Rio. I was able to walk to the Rio in about 5 minutes. There was cheap gaming across the street at the Gold Coast. We ate at Nove Italian which was just ok. We also ate at the Dim Sum place that was VERY good. We ate the breakfast buffet twice and it was above average for Veags Buffets. Went to a few of their night clubs one night. they were ok. Not really our scene and not really busy at all. We were pretty upset to learn that the playboy club had closed. The rooms were very nice. Much better than many of the places I've stayed in on the strip. The main problem I had was it was off the strip. It was very much like staying at the Hard Rock. We took the free shuttle from Rio to Harrah's one night. I don't think the Plams had any free shuttles to the strip. I really enjoyed my stay but I don't think I would plan a vacation here due to it's location.