Friends wonder why we keep going back to Vegas, did some price comparing last night and was reminded why. Have reservations at MGM for April 1-5, first 2 nights comped. Grand total with resort fees and taxes, about $400. This is a spring break trip for our teenage daughter, 3 RT air on Alaska is $800. So I'm into it $1200 for 4 nights with airfare. Last night I look to see what it would cost to go to Portland for the same days, we like the city but the weather is a REAL gamble that time of year here in the NW. 4 nights at the Residence Inn. $800 for a standard room, $1000 for the one with the separate bedroom (hey our kids coming along ). It's really hard to beat the hotel prices in Vegas, not to mention the weather most the year. Hell the Best Western down the street from me is normally $135 for a basic room and they're busy as hell.