Coming to town mid October. Have some comped rooms at TI for Thursday-Sunday. But thinking of coming early on Tuesday Wednesday. Rates on strip are crazy that week (October 20th). So thinking about less expensive options. So for two nights I see reasonable rates at Circus Circus, hooters, and some downtown hotels, mainly plaza and some others. I like to be on strip but I haven't spent much time ever downtown. I like a little nightlife but not clubbing. I also like decent gambling options - meaning nicer casinos. Do I stay at less expensive strip options (which I would normally never stay at) or give downtown a try for a few nights? Any help appreciated. Thanks.