I'm in the very early stages of planning a spring trip. This will be my first downtown trip after 40-odd times staying on the strip and I'd like a little advice on where to stay. My priorities (in no particular order) are: A Nice Room. I've been spoiled by staying almost exclusively at Wynncore the past few years so I'm used to a very nice room. I certainly don't need, nor do I expect (nor do I want to pay for), a room of that caliber. But I do want something nice. A comfy bed, decent-size bathroom and a nice TV are musts. In addition, good black out shades and some peace and quiet between ~3 am and 10 am are also important. Stylish and modern decor and good room service would be nice, but are not necessities. Good Gambling. Blackjack and video poker (DDB and Boner Deluxe) are my drugs of choice. My bets will probably be all over the map. But I'd imagine the lion's share of my action will be $1 VP and ~$25 BJ. I also enjoy craps. But I doubt I will play enough to affect my comps, so I'm willing to play at other casinos if I need to. (Though, obviously having good craps rules in my home casino would be a bonus.) Good Restaurants and Bars. (I know I said these were in no particular order, but this one is a bit less important.) I'd like to have the chance to have as many meals and drinks (while not gambling) comped as possible. So having good restaurants and bars in my home casino would be a plus. I like craft beers and well made cocktails - so any good casino bar recommendations would be appreciated. As far as food, I'll eat about any type of cuisine. And I usually eat a meal or two at about every price point during a trip. I haven't decided my budget yet. For the sake of this question, let's say I'm willing to pay for an upgraded room (like a Rush Tower room at GN, for example) or a small/junior suite, but not some $1000/night penthouse or anything like that. So, what do you guys think? I realize I can't have everything I want. But which property do you think would represent the best compromise for me? Many thanks!