Need some help picking a hotel. I will be solo this time, well at least for the most part and need some suggestions. I've already stayed at MGM and Aria, loved them both but need something a little less expensive this time around and maybe north strip. I'm single in my early 30's.Most important for me: 1. Fairly inexpensive. I mean I don't want to be paying 5 star rates while I'm staying alone and I would like cheap food to be close by. 2. Nice pool. Would like a good vibe at the pool but also would like to be able to find shade and relax a bit. 3. Hoping to stay North side of the strip this time but this is not a deal breaker. I have already been debating staying at MC. Hotels I have already thought of are MC, Mirage, TI, and Flamingo. I think I like Mirage the best but it seems to be the most expensive and probably has the least amount of fast food restaurants in it. Also worried about the pool area being to packed. Secondly, MC. However, it is south side and not sure about the pool. It is fairly cheap and does have the food court. Don't know too much about the other hotels expect that the Flamingo is old and the rooms maybe run down a bit? I'm open to any hotel but being solo I will be hanging around the hotel/pool for most of the day and going out at night around the Central/north end of the strip. Also wondering if I should do this solo? Any experiences.