I was in Vegas last month with a friend of mine. On Thursday night we ventured off to the Westgate so that I could buy a hat from The Trooper. My friend, a Vegas local, was not looking forward to the trip because he had a very low opinion of the Westgate. He said he had stayed there a while ago and it was dingy, dirty and he could hardly breathe from all of the smoke. Maybe it was because my expectations were set so low that I was so impressed with this place. Not dirty, not dingy and couldn't smell the smoke at all. There was a really fun vibe throughout the poker room, sportsbook and the slot area we played (and won, another bonus) at. The historical pictures throughout the property are another huge plus, as was the live band that was playing inside the casino. As someone who visits a couple of times a year, I don't know if I'd ever stay off strip, but if I did I'd choose the Westgate. As someone who is possibly moving to Vegas within the next 7-8 months, I could see Westgate becoming a regular spot.