I stay at the Orleans often during my trips... love it there. I often stay there because even as a low roller I spend money at their restaurants and pool and get a couple of free weeknight rooms. My girlfriend has to, and she spends less than me on gambling. We went in May and September last year and stayed multiple nights, paying for a night to cover our entire trip without relocating. As happened a few years ago, my staying and playing seemed to penalize me. I've had no mailings since September and my online account isn't offering me free room nights, either. I'm looking at taking advantage of these cheap airfares for a trip in April or May, and the room rates they're offering me aren't bad for five nights, including a Saturday, and I'd like to stay at the Orleans because it's pool area is nice, without being gimmicky. Seems unlikely that I'm going to find an off-strip location that's better for comparable money. I might be able to get a decent offer from Downtown Grand since we stayed there a couple of nights during our May trip... but darn it, if the usual Orleans offers were in play, I'd already be booked for a trip this spring. (Originally a spring trip wasn't in the budget, or a consideration, but that doesn't seem to be holding true.) So why doesn't the Orleans love me any more? And given that being on the strip or downtown isn't important, should I be looking at places I've never considered, such as the M. (Seems way more expensive than the Orleans.) Access to a pool better than the D is mandatory. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Good luck to all of you on the East Coast this weekend.