Hi, I'm here to post a weird question. I've been a lurker for probably ten years or so or at least as long as this website has been operating. We have probably been on 20 trips to Vegas and have always stayed on the strip due to offers. We are not high rollers by any means but have stayed at the Wynn, Venetian, PHO and several others over the years, usually with 3 days comp. Fortunes have taken the usual downturn and I actually have to pay for this trip on my own for the first time. I want to stay downtown but I'm not sure where to stay. I booked at El Cortez Cabanna Suites but after looking at Google Earth, I'm a little worried because I'm a heavy smoker and will want to stand outside and drink my coffee in the morning or wine at night and my husband is worried about my safety. ( I told him I'm too old and fat to worry about it), but men will be men. Where would you stay? Don't like the GN, something about it. What about downtown Grand? Staying for 5 days during the NFR.