Booked three nights at the Luxor. Decided to stay on this end of the strip after four trips to the other end. Check in was fine. No problems to report. The room on the other hand, was a big problem. I had booked a king non-smoking in the Pyramid. Unfortunately, the one provided (4017) was right over RA and at 11 pm, the music started and just about bounced us out of the room. A request for another room was made and after waiting for about 20 minutes for someone to deliver a new key, we had to go to the front desk and get another room key. This room was in the East Tower but it was a smoking room with two beds. We decided to stay one night but requested another room for the second and third night. This room was great (finally). Non-smoking and king bed as requested. By the way, the beds are nothing to write home about, some what thin.
There were a lot of people trying to sell time shares (like everything else) but we ignore or politely said no. It was not an issue at all.
We liked the casino, large and open but did not do well there with the money. We hit the food court for lunch, got coffee and muffins at a coffee shop.
We explored other casinos around the south end of the strip. Mandalay Bay is more expensive (casino) than the others. Even MGM and NYNY had lower limit tables.
Aladdin has alot of their casino walled off due to construction. It is tight in there around some of the tables. We had lunch at Blondies in Aladdin in the Desert passage and it was good for the money.
We had a fantastic dinner at Charlie Palmers in Four Seasons. Service was excellent along with the food. One of the best meals we've ever had! We would highly recommend it. Dinner with two glasses of wine and three drinks was about $160.
We saw "O". It was ok in my opinion. It did not WOW me the way Mystere did a few years ago but my wife liked it alot. It was a very good show and would still recommend it. By the way, Bellagio has no food court - (not to complain just for information - that would've been good to know in my opinion). They have one sandwich shop “Snacks”, but it doesn't have very much in the way of seating.
We stayed an extra night due to an airline booking issue. The airline put us up in the Amerisuite just east of the strip which was not too bad, basic hotel room with free breakfast and free shuttle to the strip and airport which is convenient..... This was fine because we had the opportunity to explore other casinos off the strip such as Hard Rock and Terribles. Actually, we had our best run of luck at the tables at the Terribles. Almost made up for the money lost on the strip!