I've only been to Vegas a few times and it's always been focused heavily on the strip. However, this time is different, this time I don't have to get some suite at the Cosmo or TheHotel, I'm going solo! My wife has been the driving force behind staying somewhere nice, personally, I'd just as soon take the free rooms at the Quad rather than pay for something else... I mean, not having mouse crap on the bed and having a functioning shower is pretty much the extent of my concerns. If there aren't weird and mysterious stains on the ceiling, floor, furniture then it's pretty much heaven for me. Basically, what I'm asking here is which hotels should I consider staying at? I want something clean, safe and cheaper is always better (I consider $50 or less per night cheap). I'm going with the wife before my solo trip so I'm gonna stop in and check out each casino, just wondering where I should focus! I love playing VP, drinking a beer and smoking a cigar to relax. I also love walking around, my favorite casino game is craps and playing poker is a fun way to spend a few hours.