4 of us will be in town from March 12-15th for the Mint 400 race and plan to stay downtown. We generally stay on the strip (NYNY, Hard Rock, Strat, Excal, Riv) more of the mid to cheap properties. We do generally spend a night downtown and while not fall down drunk (and 40-ish) we are the type of people to stay by the main stage till it shuts down. We've narrowed it down to either the Plaza or Nugget. Nugget simply for the fact that everyone says it's the best of down town, or the Plaza because it's been recently remodeled and can be had for about $125 less per couple. So, question is, does the price difference warrant staying at the Plaza or should I just pony up and get the Nugget? In hotel amenities (gambling, eating, etc..) don't mean much since all of downtown is just a 30 second walk away. Gambling rewards are also a non factor. I just want a nice room. Doesn't need to be glamorous, or have a huge bathroom, just a nice place to sleep and shower. That weekend will be crazy busy so one concern is how easy it will be to park the car, get checked in, and have non smoking rooms available, not a mile long check in line, etc. We'll be doing some driving in and out of town so decent access to a parking garage would be a bonus. Any feedback will be appreciated!!!