I have a group trip during Halloween week. Everyone is leaving a day before I am, because they're not as smart as I am. Since I'll have a rental vehicle, I have options. I figure I'll get a decent night of rest on my final night in The Meadows, hit up some favorite joints that I haven't had a chance to patronize and experience something new, something that might suck, but nobody but me will have to be disappointed. I'm looking for a room for one night, Thursday, Nov. 3. It's still expensive that week thanks to SEMA and/or PBR, otherwise I'd stay at Orleans. That's my favorite place to stay, but they're not offering me any incentive to spend my cash on a room there. Demand is high, tough break for me. I'm leaning heavily at staying that one night at Club de Soleil, as I can get one night in their smallest rooms for about $63, tax included. (And 24-hour hot tub access, I think.) Heck of a deal, considering everything along the strip and downtown is $100 or more for a night. I've been at the property before, so I know what I'm getting. It's because of a stay there several years ago that I started my long relationship with the Orleans, thanks to the proximity. I searched multiple engines and found a variety of odd places to stay for under $100. Some I have heard of, some I haven't. There are rooms at the Longhorn and Lucky Club to be had for under $100, as well as plenty of airport area chains. Then there's something called the Roulette Motel, which isn't horrendously rated. I stayed four nights in a musty Vegas Club hotel room in 2011, so I can survive one night in a flea bag, although I'm not inclined to gamble with some of those random old hotels between the Strat and downtown, but plenty of people do. You gotta love a motel that still markets "free HBO" as a selling point. Chances are I'm going with CdS for my final night, but let's pretend I was interested in gambling with my accommodations, and wanted to stay at some old school motel or cheap Boulder Highway joint. Anybody have a story about a random place they stayed on the cheap? Was it surprisingly tolerable, or was it a nightmare you keep reliving? Was it memorable for a quirky or fun reason? Did you hear gunshots? Did you feel the need to sleep with a gun? Were there ladies of the evening hanging around in the parking lot?