Hi all, since my wife and I go to Vegas once per year for our anniversary my posting/browsing habits are quite cyclical . I post a yearly TR, but only as the trip approaches I tend to browse the forum more often! I am glad to see the usual suspects continue to post (Joe, timspeed, natedog, beejay, funk, sco, kellyovesvegas, shock, shifter, paytriple, pphold, packer, and any one else I missed) still continue to post! This forum is very fun and useful! At any rate I currently have 4 different rooms booked! And I'm still looking around for deals . Smartervegas is awesome. Anyways, I'm looking for a bit of advice... Beforehand we're in our 40s, pretty mellow, like to drink, gamble (low roll), eat at happy hours, pool, etc... also we like to have a tub that fits 2 Also, we enjoy having a view of the strip . Last year we somehow magically got comped a terrace studio at Cosmo, but i doubt that will happen again this year So far we have the following rooms booked... First 3 are all about the same price out the door (about $400): Mandalay Bay - standard room with free upgrade to suite plus a bonus of a late checkout of 3pm (this is a very nice perk since we have a late flight) Delano - I booked a panoramic suite. I'm hoping this will include a strip view but could not tell from any info. This is actually more expensive than Mandalay but comes with $75 credit which basically evens out. Aria - standard room with some resort credit. Again, pretty much evens out. Last one I just booked off of the total rewards website...somehow I get free rooms at flamingo and ballys but wasn't too interested (flamingo's elevators scare me and bally's lack of tub for the jubilee rooms set me off). So.. I have booked $11/night at Planet Hollywood for the hip room. After resort fee it's about $150 total. Price is right. What I don't know is is the Delano worth it for the new extra pool? What about the walk to the pool...I have read that it is a trek. Aria, we like and also the location is nice, but we're thinking maybe of something different. Delano we have never stayed. Also we like the idea of a strip view. Does the panoramic suite (which supposedly has a 180 degree view ) automatically have a strip view? Mandalay Bay we have stayed before, sort of leaning on. Planet Hollywood looks OK too (especially for the price!). Although not sure about the basic room and strip view. It seems not likely? Also the pool has me a bit nervous since it looks like "only" a party pool? How comfortable might a couple middle aged fuddy duddy's feel over there?