Going to try it again this year as the wife and I had so much fun last year. However, seeing that we are now "experienced", we are a bit more specific on what we want to do/stay. Last year we stayed at the Mirage, which was really nice, and being a "host" hotel, provided a shuttle to the race start line. However, post race, it was a nightmare trying to go from chute exit back to the Mirage. Now, to this year....we've been checking out prices (too early for either MLife or CET offers) and they are very expensive. I can barely beat the lodging rates on the marathon website. Has anyone else booked or run into this problem? Optimally, we think staying south of Bellagio would be best. Thanks for any input!