Rooms are so pricey at Foxwoods itself (and sold out for this Saturday).
Are there other lodging options in the area?
Check out www.mysticmore.com. The casino is about 20 minutes from Mystic and Stonington -north of I-95. Other than the resort itself (Foxwoods), there's not much else in that area. So if you're really psyched about the casino, you might look for a place in North Stonington or Ledyard. Otherwise, I'd stay in Mystic/Stonington and enjoy the coast.