So I’m planning on visiting around the end of August and I’m trying to decide where to stay. It’s been a few years since I was there, specifically for a conference (once at the Cosmo and once at Aria). I’ve been a few times over the years dating back as far as the early 90s but I haven’t stayed there for non-work since 2003. I’ve gained a renewed interest in Vegas over the past few months while watching lots of YouTube vlogs and reading the message boards. So I really want to explore as much as possible and sign up for all the players cards, etc. I definitely want to stay mid-Strip so I can access everything by walking. My debate is whether I stay at a higher tier vs mid tier property. The difference is basically double or triple the cost. Flamingo is $428 for 5 nights vs $1146 for the Cosmopolitan. I have no comp offers since I haven’t been in years. My thoughts are to stay at a mid to lower tier place this time and play at the higher tier properties to get some offers for my next trip a few months later. I like to stay in nice hotels but I think I can lower my standards since I want to boost my bankroll. I’m also traveling alone and don’t plan on going to any shows unless they are cheap. So where should I stay? Thanks in advance for the advice.