I'm headed to Vegas (!) in a few weeks for work. Work has me there 2 nights and we're staying at Encore. Of course, if I have a work sponsored flight out, I'm going to make the most of it and add an extra night on the front end as a little bonus. I will most likely be solo on the extra night unless I can convince my boss to come out early as well. The extra night will be a Sunday. I usually stay at Bellagio/Aria/Cosmo and end up spending most of my time in that area. Since I'm only looking to book 1 night, I'm thinking I should stay somewhere new. So here are my realistic options... 1. Golden Gate - have an offer for their new suites, plus their usual $50 free play and $25 food comp. I've never stayed downtown and I like the Golden Gate, but normally only spend a few hours there. It'd certainly be a change for me to stay downtown, and I'm a little worried that I'll end up just cabbing it back to the strip if I get bored downtown, which wouldn't be the end of the world, but I could just stay at... 2. MGM - Never stayed there, have the corporate offer for a free room, no free play or anything, but it's the one "big" strip casino at which I've never stayed and while I don't love it there, I'd be willing to give it a shot. 3. Encore - This would involve sucking it up and paying for a room at $142 plus tax etc. But, the good news would be that I wouldn't have to move hotels, which I don't mind, and it's way nicer than GG or MGM, so maybe I should just bite the bullet. And I know this is a good price for Encore. I've stayed at Wynn, but not Encore. Normally I don't mind paying for a nice room, I usually dont get free rooms at Bellagio, Cosmo, or Aria, but pay and stay there anyway. But since this is a free flight and a bonus night, maybe I should go with the theme and keep it free? I could also get a free night at Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo, but I'm eliminating them as I've stayed at both and would rather stay at MGM since it'd be new to me. Decisions, decisions. Regardless, I know I can't go wrong, but what would you do?