I ended up changing my travel dates to the days AFTER Labor Day, rather than the days before Labor Day.
Five nights at Bellagio $995 for basic room, $1245 for lakeview.
As much as I had my heart set on the B, I just can't seem to justify paying $249 a night, compared to $76 per night.
I have never stayed at the B, so maybe I won't kow what I am missing!! LOL! I still think the Mirage will be a good choice. The reviews are good.