My dad and his girlfriend have decided to go to Vegas in July, at the same time that my wife and I will be there. As indicated below, we're staying at Planet Hollywood (downgraded from an Aria corner suite after recently getting our taxes done...). I am looking for feedback about lodging for Dad and the GF. Dad: late 60s, retired teacher. Non-smoker. Has been to Vegas 5 times, including a trip last month with me. Vegas interests: nickel video poker, people-watching, cheap steak at Ellis Island. His girlfriend: independently wealthy (although she also worked for 30 years), late 60s. Was last in Vegas 50 years ago. Non-smoker, healthy lifestyle (runs every day, etc.). Wants to try Vegas because she's seen how much my dad has enjoyed his trips with me. Probably not a gambler. Probable Vegas interests: spa, shopping, pool, a show, nice dining. Kind of an interesting couple, no? Anyway, when they travel, they share costs. They do not want to stay in the same hotel that my wife and I are staying in, to give us our space, although we'll get together for a couple of meals and maybe my wife will do the spa with my dad's girlfriend. I'm looking for your thoughts as to the best room they could get, center strip, for $500 or less. It looks like they can get a nice room! I just priced the Bellagio, and a premier fountain view Bellagio Suite is "only" $418, for instance. Proximity to the spa would be handy, for her. Ease of access to the other side of the strip, for cheaper video poker would be handy, for my dad. Possibilities I've thought of include: Bellagio, Aria, Cosmo, Vdara and maybe Mandarin Oriental--although she says it does NOT have to be a non-gaming hotel. Thanks!