Maybe its because I'm a single guy, but I'm confused here. All I seem to read here is "the Wynn is the best" or "the Venitian is a must stay !!!" To give credit, there are those who give very good trip reports on most all the hotels, but there is definately a group that think any address besides the newest/bestest 20 star blah blah blah is the ONLY place !!!
I personally can afford any hotel in Vegas on any day but...big but here...not all of them match my needs. For instance, I like to party. No need for room service lobster at 2am. Just some good times and to meet nice people anytime of day. I love to gamble Downtown, and thanks to staunchsteve, I'm going to stay at GN in Sept. I love downtown and now I'm going to stay there. I cant freaking wait. It just worries me that when people mention Boardwalk or Circus Circus this board explodes with irreverent No Ways. Why? $65 doesnt sound too bad to me!!! I never stay in my room anyway. I definately dont like Excaliber, but not because of kids, but thats all I hear. Its funny.. I stayed at the Aladdin in May (loved it btw) but I ended up there based on what I read about the Trop. DA*M I wished I'd stayed at the Trop. What a cool property. Very nice pool... pretty loose gaming and just fun overall. I guess what I'm trying to say here is... no matter who you are or whatever your tax bracket....GO to Vegas... have fun and dont worry about the snobs. For those first timers from abroad... your room will be huge (compared to Europe) no matter where you stay. Sorry if I just hit a nerve but I had to make the statement.