Hey everyone, I'm heading to Vegas July 3rd - 6th (monday - thursday morning). I have the night of the 3rd and 4th comped at the Luxor, but am giving the 2nd night to my friends as well as a myvegas reward for the next night (they're paying the resort fees). I on the other hand will be staying downtown the nights of the 4th and 5th (first time downtown!). Right now I'm pretty torn between staying at The Plaza (25% off room rates right now, but online reservations down) and the Golden Nugget (59 a night + no resort fees). Here are current prices for a basic king (no partner means I don't need the best room): The Plaza: $116? (their online booking is down and the 25% off expires tomorrow. This rate is from Expedia via vegas.com 25% off + an Expedia $7 discount) Golden Nugget: $133 I'm leaning towards The Plaza right now because their pool seems nice and has gaming (I always hear that the GN's is crowded), they offer early check-in, hear negatives of GN's casino, and my partner loves bingo so this would be a trial run before our next trip together (though knowing her she'll probably want to stay at the cosmo instead ). I love a good sportsbook and will be betting both days and watching some Major League Soccer. Comps also mean a bit to me, so that could factor in. Oscar's also looks like a nice place to eat, especially with a 25% off coupon. Also, I'll be playing in the GN's multi-day slot tournament. GN just has that awesome location right in the middle of everything. The pool also seems potentially a bit nicer in the heat than a bare rooftop. Input? Seems like the consensus in other threads is stay at the GN and gamble elsewhere. I'm open to anything though. Are the rooms at GN really so nice that I should stay there?