I am making my 8th trip and I have always stayed at cheapo places - Westward Ho, Plaza, Ballys and once I did a bit of an upgrade to PH! Anyway I am going with my mother and she's a cheapskate so she wants to book the cheapest thing we can find - which as of now would be Harrahs. I am trying to talk her into spending a little more and try Aria, PH or Elara. We don't spend a lot of time in the room - she isn't a big gambler - shopping (oh and maybe drinking?) will probably be the main focus of our trip. Anyone have any input as to why vacation would be better at a nice joint? LOL.... We aren't going til October for 6 nights - so I will keep watching for price drops - but I am also very impatient and tend to book as early as possible!