So we have our annual 1st week of Football Boys trip coming up. We doing 2 days downtown followed by 3 days at the Mirage. We usually stay at the GN when we are downtown and MGM when we are on the strip, but this trip is about doing something new and different. I'm not a big pool person but my buddies really want to stay somewhere with a decent pool while we are downtown(even though we are only there for a day and a half) so the options really are GN or Downtown grand. I'm leaning more towards GN since I can get the room comped where the 2 nights at Grand is gonna be close to $300. I know the simple answer would be to split up and just stay at GN by myself since it is all of a 4 minute walk but I was told this is not an option as apparently I am like a 3 year old that needs to be watched over since I disappear in the middle of the night and go gambling....lol So I need some convincing on Downtown grand. Can anyone convince me that the pool, rooms, restaurants, atmosphere, bars are worth the $300. Best case scenario I can get the rooms comped on the back end but I'm really don't want to count on that as it is such a short trip downtown. I did try calling earlier to see if they would match offers but I was flat out told no-- does anyone by chance have a contact at downtown grand that may say otherwise?