My wife and I are planning our second trip to Vegas. Last time we went big (for us) and stayed at the signature. The room was great but it turned into little more than a place to sleep as we were out and about most of the time. We are planning our second trip and are trying to do it on a budget. We picked a week (Sep 12-17) with no major conventions which should help a little. We are looking to stay on the strip and keep the room cost reasonable. No specific budget but I would rather lose my money at the tables and on having fun. Her only rule is it cant "BE A DUMP". On our last trip we walked around all of the strip casinos and for a frame of reference she thought Bills and IP were dumps. We are looking at the Monte Carlo which we both remember positively (at least the areas we were in) for around $600 for the trip. Is there anything I am missing that we should look at? Again no set budget so but I know playing the for only x more you can get game can make the price creep up quickly so to throw out a number say <$1000.