hi, I booked a weekend at the d and 5 nites at bally`s for a change as I have stayed downtown the past few trips. I can just stay at the d the whole time and save a bit over $100 and the room at the d is nice. now I read that bally`s charges you an early checkin fee which really makes me want to just stay downtown and bus or drive to the strip. the only drawback in july is the d pool is not too good but there are lots of pools you can visit even if you don`t stay there. plaza has a nice pool but not sure if they will let you use it if not a guest.