Hi VegasMessageBoard, I'm new to the bored. I've been to Vegas four times. I just turned 21 last August. I've stayed at The Palazzo, The Westin, and the The Tropicana twice. I've never stayed downtown and at the end of June some of my family will be heading over from Florida. There last stay was with me at The Palazzo and we all agreed that type of hotel was not our style. I'm more of a Harrah's/Tropicana guy. I just feel more comfortable there. I also play tables. Mostly craps at a $25-50 spread for 3-6 hours a day. I dabble in slots usually in the morning, so I can get a free coffee . My question is in regards to staying downtown. I found a two bedroom suite at The Plaza, and emailed a host who is willing to give me a comped night Thursday and a casino rate for Fri/Sat/Sun at $105/105/93 per night. Does this seem like a good deal, and is The Plaza a good hotel to play craps at? Will my family have a better time downtown vs the strip. My dad is not a gambler. He likes to hangout at the pool, people watch, and go out and see Vegas history. My little brother will also be staying with us and he is 12. Will he be better off staying downtown or the strip?