We had to change up our plans and days just a tad for our trip and now we will be spending our first night in vegas before going to hoover dam & grand canyon (then back to vegas). We will be staying at excal and tropicana when we go back. For the overall experience which one would be a better pick?? By the time we get in, luggage and car it will be after 5, then we gotta do a supplies run so maybe 7 by the time we get checked in. Pool is closed at that time (not sure why they close so early in vegas) so maybe would get to the pool in the am but not for sure and will check out at 11. As we are only there for the night we will probably stick close to the hotel and explore las vegas when we get back but will explore the hotel. I know we still have a ways to go but i like to have my mind made up way in advance (am a major planner) then it is one less thing i think about.