We just came back from a Sun through Friday trip (Sept 24th to 29th). Here are some thoughts on downtown places. Comments are coming for a sixty-some guy, so…. This really isn’t a trip report so I am putting it in downtown hotels thread and if it doesn’t belong here , I’m sure it will be moved. We have stayed downtown probably 15 or 20 times over the years at 4 or 5 casinos, however haven’t been in Vegas since 2006 or 2007. Stayed at the Nugget – Checked in on a Sunday at about 7PM took all of about 5 minutes. North Tower room (Gold Tower) was clean, close to the elevator and a lower floor, all we could ask for. Staff was friendly. Table games the dealers friendly, at crap tables I think the stick guys, dealers etc are instructed not to interact with customers unless needed. $5 games early turned to $10 plus in afternoon. Slots better than I remember at the Nugget. No massive winning but they allowed you to play awhile. Drink service in the casino was good. Ate at the Buffet a number of times, food was fine however selection was less than I recall from other trips. They have great Ham for breakfast and brunch. Fremont – Dealers were friendly. Games $3 early turned to $5 - $10 plus in afternoon. Slots OK, not bad not good. Drink service in the casino was good. Ate at the Dinner Buffet a couple time and the food was fresh, tasted good and price was right. Prime Rib was good. California – Vibrations good, slots and table ok. Friendly staff and friendly dealers. Dealers were friendly. Games $5 early turned to $10 plus in afternoon. Market Street Prime Rib dinner is very good and the wait staff was great. Don’t recall what the wife had but she liked it. MSS – Dealers were friendly. Games $5 early turned to $10 plus in afternoon. Vibrations good, slots and table ok. Friendly staff and friendly dealers. Our next trip we will probably stay at MSS or California The Grand – Went noon’ish on Wednesday or Thursday. Clean nice casino…with no players. There were tables open without players. Few slot players. I have no opinion other than with customers I would think the place has potential. The D – Remember I am old. The music is way, way too loud in the main casino area and the young girls dancing, need dancing lessons. Second floor was great. Sigma Derby still running with people cheering on their selections. Slots real good and great drink service. The lower portion at the northeast corner of the casino, the music is ok. Service sucked on drinks but I won a bunch on the slots El Cortez – Spent a few hours, nothing bad or nothing remarkable. Binions – I still like playing here. Wife liked the poker room better than GN. Drink service fine. Was banned from shooting on the Crap table for a few rounds. My throw hit the mirror prior to hitting the back wall and they called that a no-no. I and the guy next to me were up a number of hundreds and if II recall Binions has a habit of be “disruptive” to winners. Four Queens – Still one of my favorites. Good overall place to spend a few bucks. Plaza – Ok overall, the piped in smell was slightly strong. Fremont Street – Don’t like much about Fremont Street. The light show is old, the overhead wire distracts and the “performers” suck big time. This is why we will probably be staying CAL or MSS next trip. If you have specific questions, let me know.