For some reason I'm having trouble making this decision... background below, but TLDR: What's it like staying downtown and commuting to the strip on a nightly basis? I've only stayed downtown one time, and it was only two nights. I always have a blast on Fremont, but found it to be a little redundant after a few days straight. I'm bringing a group of 6-8 in October (6th through 11th). It's a major convention week, so rates are stupid high on the strip. The initial plan was to spend Friday-Sunday downtown (I already booked the Cal) and then move to the strip for Sunday-Wednesday. But I'm having trouble finding a reasonable rate anywhere on the strip for those days. I've tried brokers, third party vendors, timeshare owners looking to unload their slots, etc. Even the worst places are starting at about $500-600 for 3 weeknights. I'm considering just staying all five nights at the Cal, even though I'm gonna want to head to the strip Sunday-Tuesday to see a few shows, walk the Linq, watch Sunday NFL in grand fashion, eat a couple extravagant meals, etc. I know Uber/Lyft has made things cheaper, but it just seems like I'll be wasting so much time arranging rides, waiting for rides, gathering my group, sitting in traffic, etc. seems like more trouble than it's worth, but I'm looking at saving literally $500-700 to add to my modest BR if I go with this option. Any thoughts, stories, or bits of advice are welcome.