We've had our trip booked this month at Sam's Town for 5 weeks already and my mother-in-law wants to try to get there a day earlier. Originally I had planned on breaking up the 12-hour drive with an overnight stay in Phoenix, but she told me she wants to try to drive straight through. I have a ton of points with Choicehotels, LaQuinta and Marriott from numerous work trips throughout the year and I figured I could get us rooms for free instead of adding a more pricey weekend night onto the tab. Anyone stay at a plain ole' hotel in Vegas during any one of their visits? Any suggestions? Is it a bad call? I wish I had comps from the casino instead of hotel chains, but I don't. Thanks for any intel.