OK, so it's still Imperial Palace so sue me. Let me first explain my situation. I am 52 but look like Keannu Reeves (people always tell me that including this past week). I have worked all me life but in June 2011 i had a mild stroke. Never smoked and never drank but many people like me do get strokes apparently, anyways. I have been going to Vegas (i live in LA) for a long time. I used to stay a LaQuinta on the Strip (where NYNY is now). I always drove to Vegas because i used to go rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. I used to visit Vegas 3 times a year for 6 days per. But things have changed since my last trip in May 2011. I am partially disabled meaning i can't work or drive. I can't raise my right arm above my shoulder, i can't clench my right fist like i normally used to, and my right leg is not as strong and my left leg, although my left leg gives me problems if i walk for two straight blocks. I just have to rest my legs every couple of minutes and then can continue on. No problem walking around my house or walking in the casinos because it's stop and go. But i walked all the way up to Fashion Show Mall, just did it casually and stopping for a few minutes at a time. Went all the way south to Mandalay Bay, used the tram from Bellagio to Monte Carlo, then the Excalibur to Mandalay Bay tram. Although i am still young but partially disabled, i am thankful that i can still do most things i could do before and thankfully not as bad a some people who get strokes who are a lot worse than i am. I actually took the Lux Bus America (which i did even before my stroke) and recommend this mode of transportation to anyone near LA/Anaheim to Las Vegas. There is a forum on "Getting There" that has more info on Lux Bus. Now, let me explain Imperial Palace. I always stay at Bally's/Paris/PH, but since it's been almost two years since my last trip i had "0" points, although i have TR card it was still not a good deal like it normally does (including comps for 5 or 6 nights at Paris/PH. The alternative was Imperial Palace, which i never stayed at and one time a few years ago i had a free pass to the Auto Museum. I knew IP has always been a budget hotel and to most people simply horrendous. But even with the construction i decided to book it since i would be going solo and it would be $20 a night, that's right..$20 bucks. I arrived at IP about 1:30pm and the line, although long, went pretty fast thanks to the numerous clerks working. Check-in was right away and didn't see the purpose of the $20 trick in my case. I was assigned room #1029 and Voila!..........it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. The room was clean, the bathroom looked new, the carpet looked worn but nothing smelled, the TV was 19" but the picture was perfect, no safe but that's fine with me, had a King bed so the room looked bigger than it was, my room was right near the Soda/Ice machine, AND, i had a VIEW. I was on the 10th floor which allowed me to see CP and Bellagio from half way up, including CP front entrance. And now for the noise from the construction and Carnival Court. What noise? Maybe the "noise" was being blocked by room designation, never had any problem with CC. And never had a problem with construction noise, i could see the guys on top of the roof (where O'Shea's was) but at least for my room it was non existent. That may change, but for my room Nov.4th-9th never was awaken by either. My main reason for going back to Vegas for the first time since my stroke (couldn't have done it without therapy, and have done so much better than before, allowing me to consider Las Vegas once again) was to visit my favorite place in the whole wide world, and to also re-initiate my TR card. I play slots and blackjack, but refrained from blackjack for now because my stroke slightly inhibited my ability to beat the house (LOL). I like to play slots but choose certain types. I prefer on quarter machines double diamond etc,..on penny slots i like machines that give you a choice, i especially like the 3x4x5x at max. I had numerous jackpots where the machine goes into ballistic mode (LOL). I never had a hand pay but for the whole week i basically broke even. And having my stroke allowed me to alter my daily gambling habits. I used to gamble during the day and at night, but i've slowed down since that happened and never gambled during the day, just enjoyed being in Vegas, watching the best free live show (the ducks at Mirage, LOL), the Monet's at Bellagio, the scantilly clad dancers at Paris, Bally's, and PH, the Dudes in costumes along the Strip (the "Jack Sparrow" guy was the best, he is by far in a league by himself, he walks, talks, sways, etc. and is a great guy, i met him in front of CP). I am so happy i was able to go to Vegas, although i cannot run or jog like i used to, i, for the most part, looked "normal" with just an ever so slight limp, and thankful my being able to live a life on my own......and there are so many people, including those i saw in Vegas who i know are a lot worse than me, in fact i am embarrassed to mention my mild stroke compared to what others are feeling. I am still relatively healthy and just live my life the best i can. In closing, just a few observations. I prefer the old "Paris" to the new one, why did they take out the fountain on the Strip? Same thing with Luxor, less and less Egyptian themes. Why? I still cannot get into the theme of City Center mumbo jumbo, i bypass it. MGM is remodeling so no Tigers . There seems to be less porn slappers but more and more people soliciting every thing from CD's to million dollar time shares. By the way, the elevators were one of the best i ever had in Vegas. Maybe it was the time of year, or they've mechanically been enhanced, but they were on time within a minute or two including downward. Never had a problem at any time of the day. The carpets in the hallways and the elevators are pretty bad, but considering there will be some remodelling done to welcome in THE Quad, this can be expected. The maids and casino staff were very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at The Quad when it's finished. I plan on going back to Vegas around late April early May as the TR clerk mention i will still be rewarded for whatever rewards i get offered. The weather in Vegas for Nov.4th-9th was perfect, above normal, then on Thursday night if started getting windy and my last day there it was COLD and WINDY, feel sorry for all the weekend travellers. Sorry for the long post..........just putting into perspective a long time Vegas visitor who suddenly had a real life medical experience and now hopefully will continue with my love of Las Vegas starting again in a few months.