So I'm making a trip to Vegas in May for a guys trip. We were planning on doing Wednesday-Saturday and taking a red eye flight back to the east coast Saturday night. Today, I hopped on a Cyber Monday deal and booked the Wednesday and Thursday nights of the trip at TI for $49 a night. I held off on booking Friday night because it was 3X as much for a Friday night as it was the previous 2 nights. I'm wondering when the best time is to book the last night of the trip. In the past, I've done a flight/hotel package, so everything was pretty standard. Are there good last minute deals to be had for a Friday night, or should I plan on going ahead and booking in the next few weeks? Also if anyone has any advice on where a group of guys in their mid to late twenties should stay for a Friday night. Obviously we're doing TI for the week nights, but I'm fine moving on to a different place if it would be more convenient or a lot cheaper. We've ruled out staying at Excalibur, Luxor, Circus Circus, Stratosphere and Mandalay Bay because of location/some of them are s*** holes. We don't want to spend the kind of money it takes to stay at the top tier places, so try to suggest middle tier places. I've only been to Vegas 2 other times and I stayed at Mirage both times, so I'd like to stay somewhere different. I've always enjoyed the atmosphere at the Flamingo and Harrah's the times I've visited the casinos, so those are on the list. The Linq and Monte Carlo seem to be on par, but I've never been to either. We're thinking about stepping it up for one night and staying at one of the upper middle tier places like Aria, Paris, and PH. Any other suggestions?