I don't know where to begin. I will say right off the bat that I had a great time overall, but a few things kinda bugged me about TI. I'll start with the good. We got a great deal from them. We got a package deal of $450 per person (airfare/hotel from DC) for 4 nights. Price was right. Check-In was smooth, very quick and the front desk staff was very friendly. They gave me a room with a sweet view, just for asking! Check the photo.... <center></center> I loved the room. It was fine. It actually reminded me a lot of the NYNY rooms. The bed lived up to what everyone raves about. The highlight was Mystere. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good show. The tickets were very reasonably priced. We paid only $86 each. Funny thing is that I got an offer for 2-for-1 from the hotel after we bought the tickets. But, it was well worth the full price. The restaurants are very good too. I loved Isla. Delicious Mexican food. I had the beef tacos and the beef was so tender. I believe it was chopped sirloin. Canter's Deli was good as well. Kahunaville was kinda fun as well. The bartenders did the whole Cocktail thing going on. Juggling liquor bottles while mixing the drinks. It was pretty entertaining. The Sports Book was pretty nice. They had plenty of seating and the cocktail waitresses came through pretty regularly. I tried my first no hold 'em tourney and finished 21st of 29. haha, not so good, but it was fun. Now, the little things that irritated me... Now I know they are in the business to make lots of money and they are having a rough time, but it seems like prices on the small things like sodas and beers in the gift shops really jumped this past year. It was $3 a soda in the machines or in the shops. Then, I went to Mist and sat at the bar and started playing the video poker while they were announcing the Heismann winner and they charged me $7 for an Amstel, even while I was playing. Second, I had bad luck with the dealers there. 3 of the 5 I played with had zero personality and one literally did not respond to anyone while we were joking around and cheering. Again, I went to Paris, and had a much better experience with their dealers. Lastly, I played there most of the 4 nights and they gave me zilch as far as comps. I was hoping for at least $10 free play on the slots or video poker. They had this ridiculous rule that they would not rate me on the tables unless I was betting $10. I look at it as in I put down $100 every time I sat down, why does it matter? Not that it would matter I guess because I guess they don't really give anything back. In comparison to my last trip, Planet Hollywood actually comped me 2 buffet meals and offered a show ticket when I went check out my points on my card. The folks at PH even asked if there was anything else I would like. So, compared to that, TI disappointed me. I liked TI and would recommend it to friends, but cautiously. I'll likely return at some point, but only if the price is right, just like it was this time out. I say that mainly because I have a long list of places I want to try before I start repeating. Some non-TI tidbits, I tried the Ellis Island $6.99 steak dinner special, and would highly recommend it to anyone. It was actually a very decent cut of filet with a potato, salad and a brew. I was really stuffed and it was good. I couldn't believe how dead it was Monday through Wednesday. I went down late night Monday and there was no one down there. It was strange. I hope things start picking up. I'd hate to see any of these really nice casinos go under. Weather-wise it was kinda crappy. It rained two days and we missed the snow as we left. I actually would have been fine with the snow on the strip. That would have been kinda cool. No pun intended.