After reading some threads on this forum about the Quad, I am pretty sure a hypothetical question of "Quad or Excalibur" is not even a question to most people on this board! I'm a low-roller and have never stayed at either place (usually stay at Flamingo). I can get 5/5-5/8 for about $130 total at the Quad or Excalibur for about $110 (I have a free night there). So Quad vs. Excalibur... Price - Excalibur Rooms - Excalibur Location - Quad (although now that O'Sheas and Bill's are closed it's not as great of a location; plus I am much more familiar with the area given that I have stayed at Flamingo about 10 times) Casino - ??? (I hated the IP because it smelled so bad, but I've heard the renovated Quad casino isn't too bad. I've never gambled at Excalibur - the place feels like a nicer version of Circus Circus.) "Fun Factor" - Quad? (I'll be in Vegas with a buddy of mine and we like to gamble, drink and have a good time. We're not there to see shows, eat at fancy restaurants, etc. So I'll give the nod to the Quad because of the location and because it's not a "family" hotel.) At this point, if I didn't see those darn pictures of that nasty room at the Quad I'd probably be staying there for sure...but they've got me scared! Plus I know nothing about Excalibur other than it looks really hokey. I'd appreciate any opinions! Thanks!