Usually I make a quick decision on where to stay. In the past I have stayed at NYNY, Imperial Palace, TI and Signature Towers at MGM. Except for IP I enjoyed them all. IP, loved the location but the room was old, and the hallways reeked of smoke. This Christmas myself and two girlfriends are going to Vegas. We will need two rooms. One room with two queen beds for myself and one friend. One room for the third friend. The third friend travels on a higher budget so we'll base our stay on the budget for the room with 2 beds, and the other friend said she'll book a king where ever we chose to stay. Although she does like a bit of luxury. One friend was in Vegas 20 years ago and stayed at Circus Circus, the other has never been. My only guideline from my two friends (who are flying in from Aus) are midrange hotel - rather spend their money on doing things that on the room. So where do we stay? Considerations: Stay on Strip Want "Vegas experience" so not Vdara Catch a show - probably Cirque Day trip to Hoover Dam Shopping Some gambling - but just slot machines Basically explore the strip Eat a lot - Mon Gabi's, Grand Lux Cafe, Earl of Sandwich, Max Brenner No car It's December - pool doesn't matter I know it's kind of early to be booking for December. I think I have narrowed down our options to Planet Hollywood, Flamingos or Caesars. As of today the cost for 1 room with 2 queens for 4 nights comes up on their websites as: FL Go Deluxe $280.00 FL Go Luxury with view $344.00 (do the Go rooms have 2 queens?) PH Hip 2 Queens $348.80 PH Mountain Luxury $396.80 PH Resort Room $460.80 CP Roman tower 2 doubles $500.80 CP Forum tower deluxe 2 queen $564.80 CP Palace tower deluxe 2 queen $596.80 CP Augustus tower deluxe 2 queen $660.80 The FL is a great price and fits our budget with room to spare leaving us more money so spend on food and drink and shows and slot machines. But will it be too un-luxurious for the third friend? The CP is at the top of our budget. So do we split the difference and go with PH?