After years of staying on the strip, we decided to stay downtown and try The D. We booked the high floors, hoping it would be far enough up to avoid the noise everyone has talked about when staying at properties on Fremont St. Unfortunately, we had room facing west, which are directly above the stage outside at The D and it was LOUD up until midnight or 1am. It didn't really affect me personally since we were usually out until then, but just a warning to those staying there. I'm sure if we had a room facing east, it would have been much quieter - again, it wasn't a problem for us, but I could see it being a problem for others. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, and although the bathroom was not completely updated, it was fine. Elevators seemed fine to me - not sure what the complaints are about slow elevators (yes, they don't have 3 banks of 8 elevators like the Strip properties). My buddies and I play mostly craps (maybe dabble in some 3-Card Poker and Blackjack) and Golden Gate has become our spot. The dealers on the craps table there are great, table minimums are low (almost always a $5 table available) and has always been a fun atmosphere for us. Fortunately the tables were HOT - we put in a 4½ hour session Saturday night and the dice barely made it around the table twice with maybe 9 of us throwing - everyone in my group pretty much tripled their buy-in. One guy in our group still prefers The Strip (so we'll see how that works out next year), but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who likes gambling there more than the Strip. I'd even stay at The D again with an East facing room or if we wanted to step it up, the Golden Nugget. Chances are we'll just stay wherever we get a free room, though!