The wife and I are trying to do a cheap, 5 day trip on the strip in a 5* hotel. On our first trip, we stayed at the Encore and she really liked lounging around in the room (not to mention that awesome bed). I have more than enough SW RR points for 2 free flights. I was looking around the RR site and noticed that you can buy rooms using points. For instance, I noticed that for the time period we want, I can get a room at Vdara for 14,500. Since the rooms have a kitchenette (if I'm reading things correctly), we could buy some cheap food and make it ourselves. I guess I'm looking both for whether anybody has used RR points to book a room and what the experience was like and for whether this seems like a good use of those points. My main goal is to get her a 5* lounging room (she's spent the past year starting up and growing her own business, so could use a rest) for the least number of dollars out-of-pocket. With a new business, you never know when you may need a couple of those dollars.