I owe it to the group here. I would have never even thought of taking a bus from McCarran to downtown as it's only $2. I figured you get what you pay for. Wrong. I was so wrong. You get a lot for $2. Short version: If you time it right, this is the way to go - especially if you're traveling solo. Long version with photos including the location of the hidden luggage stash area here: http://vegasdowntownreport.com/2013/07/11/wax-me-please/ Thanks VMB for the suggestion!