I've been hoodwinked into meeting a friend in Vegas in July, and am just trying to decide on a hotel. I suggested we snap up a deal at somewhere like Bally's - not so nice rooms, but super cheap, good location, cheap gambling (I'm a low roller, or try to be). We'll be out and about mostly anyways, right? He's keen on Mirage, the main thing for him being the pool. Now, it's not so much just the price of the room (and resort fees on top), that's likely only $200 per person difference. But, when it comes to the times that you are just hanging around your home base hotel, everything (I am presuming) is more expensive - food, drinks, table minimums, hookers, etc. Am I making a correct assumption here, and if so, to what degree will things be more expensive? I'm mostly concerned about table minimums, as I often have a tendency to do "just a little gambling" before going up to the room when I arrive back at home base after a night out. On the positive side, does anyone have any particular favorite attributes of the Mirage they'd like to mention that might make me change my tune a bit? Edit: oh ya, meant to ask, do the standard rooms have a fridge, if not, does anyone know if one can be rented, and for how much?