wife and I have stayed downtown and on the strip many times and enjoy both. my wife has passed away and I am considering returning soon and trying the strip for a change but downtown is such a good value. I have always thought of trying hooters due to the great pool area and being right at the end of the monorail line. the airport wax bus stops very close and it is also a great street to visit the orleans and pinball hall of fame and the wax is also right there to get to fremont. my only concern is that the rooms are clean and bed is comfortable. I know I could spend a bit more and stay at mgm etc but I like to visit more often and keep the room cost down if possible.