The last 2 years have started out with us thinking that we were not going to make it to Vegas. Last year was my 40th birthday and my husband surprised me with a trip for my birthday. Fast forward a year and surprise, my in-laws paid off our house (yes they are amazing!!!) so we now have extra $$$$ and are thinking another trip. My husband has always wanted to stay at Luxor in a pyramid room, I have heard bad things about them. Would we be doing better to stay at Monte Carlo or New York, New York? I think we have eliminated MGM due to the walk to the pool, and Mirage because we want to stay south.