In Jan I am going to be spending my first two nights Downtown, two on strip, either by myself or with a friend. I usually do one 5 to 6 hr trip downtown, but I want to spend more time there and experience it in all its glory. I will be doing Thursday/Friday downtown and Saturday/Sunday strip, most likely Cosmo, unless I get better offers elsewhere. I know at Fremont I can get 2 nights free, I had similar play at 4 Queens so I am sure the offer would be the same. I have not played much a GN. The D I had some play but I am not sure if it would be anything. MSS/CA Boyd is giving me reduced rates, but I think I will not consider those because I like the idea of being on Fremont Street (actually I kinda want an low room looking out onto Fremont Steet, below the light show) but if those hotels are a lot better I may consider. So my question is, should I just go where I can get free? Are any of the hotels I mentioned not even worth free? I just do not want a grimy roach motel experience, but I know the luxury will not be like the strip. I am just looking for a clean comfortable place to sleep from 7 am to 3 or 4 pm. I have read the rooms at Fremont/Queens are small, if with my buddy would it just be best to get 2 rooms? Any other tips for someone popping his downtown cherry would be appreciated.