Review of my Quad stay. Be forewarned, a lot of comments made on VMB about the quad are pretty spot on. The place isn't that great a place to stay (cleanest, etc.) but right now it's one of the cheapest places on the strip. The check in line at the quad was obscenely long most of the day. The line started forming on Friday before 3 pm and check in started at 4 pm. From 4 pm to 10 pm the line never went down, there were probably 50 - 100 people waiting in line at any given time and the line went toward the fat tuesday bar. It took me over an hour to go through the line and get my room key. Also beware, if you want some specifics such as non smoking or king bed it might be best to do it before you get there because it is a crap shoot if those things will be available when you check in. I still noticed 20+ people in line at midnight and 12:30 am. (see my notes below for faster check in). I am not sure if the long lines were because it was NASCAR weekend or if the Quad lines are always this long. I had reservations for the classic room but when I got to the counter there were limited rooms available, mostly smoking. the girl was nice to offer me an upgrade for $11 a night to a non smoking king bed suite, which I took since I did not want a smoking room. It was overlooking the pool area (luckily it was too cold to have anything out at the pool). I got in line about 5 pm and didn't get my room key until 6:15 pm. As others have previously mentioned, the place is a real maze of corridors. When you get to your room, walk around the hall to see if there are elevators closer to your room. I found a bank of elevators right around the corner of my room. It went down the back side and ended up on the second floor. from there I had to take an escalator down to the first floor but it was way faster than taking the main elevators which was usually busy. It was also closer going that way to get to the parking structure and the pool. The room was the standard type of room. there was a deadbolt on the door and also a security latch. Once on the latch could not be opened from the outside, if the door opens the hook moves down the latch and is impossible to open unless forced (no way could someone from the outside undo the latch as it wasn't the chain type). The only problems I could see with the door is if the occupant didn't use the deadbolt or latch the door properly (put the latch on all the way). I am not sure about other rooms but I had no security issues with my room and the entry door. The room was relatively clean, did notice a hair or two on the bathroom floor but otherwise had no issues with the room. There was a small balcony outside my room but no door to get to the balcony. Guess I could have climbed to get out to the baclony and I noticed a beer bottle and cig butts so guess someone either sat on the window sill or went out on the small balcony (about 1 1/2 feet wide). I locked my window since I noticed that someone could easily climb between balconies to get to another room. There was no safe or refrigerators in the room. The casino itself is undergoing renovations so isn't very nice or big. machines are still in the area by the check in counter but the tables are all around the corner on the south side of the casino. there is a lot of construction in the front of the hotel and along the sides near the carnival court as it by the south side of the entrance. I thought the prices of the buffets were high for a "lower quality" buffet, best to pay a few bucks more and visit the paris buffet IMHO. Notes to make your stay better: There are 2 basic check in lines at the Quad (in addition to the diamond club line). One is the standard line and the other is for people who have the Quad (CET I guess) players card. some people actually went to get a players card to get into the other line. The other line was a bit shorter, others who left my line probably were processed about 15 minutes sooner but since I was by myself I didn't want to take the chance as I heard that there was a line at the player's card booth. Parking. the Quad parking lot is a mess and difficult to navigate and when it rains the entry way gets swamped. you end up going around and around to find a parking space. in the later evenings there was no parking available yet everyone was going around and around looking for a stall. Here's a hint (you didn't hear it from me): park in harrahs' parking lot. the lot is easy to get in and out and easy to traverse. there is a walkway to the monorail station that is connected to both the quad and harrahs. You can park on another floor at harrahs and take their elevator to the floor with the monorail station. From there it was easy to get to the Quad and into the hotel. After the first time I always parked in Harrahs to avoid the Quad parking situation. It was also easy to roll my bags over to harrahs and I basically avoided the quad parking altogether. Overall my stay at the Quad was satisfactory except for check in. I would consider staying elsewhere to avoid the check in line but if the rates were low I would stay at the Quad again and endure the long wait at the checkin lines. I cannot see them raising their rates after their renovations unless they vastly improved their check in procedures or increased staff for check in. As everyone has mentioned, this place is on the low end of strip hotels in terms of hotel, rooms and service but I got what I paid for ($60 a night for a busy NASCAR weekend stay). I really cannot see them charging a lot more after they complete their renovations as the place won't go up much in star ratings even after the renovate the place IMHO.