Just read through a whole thread of suggestions for hotel choice for girls looking to "party." You were all so helpful. Almost made me want to be young again! Can you give me advice for the opposite?
After a week of roaming the desert (Death Valley, Mojave Preserve, Joshua Tree NP) and before flying home, my husband and I will take 2 nights in early November to check out all the flash and spectacle that is Las Vegas, but honestly, the older we get, the less patience we have for crowds, noise, and drunks! We don't really gamble much either. I do love to eat, so definitely looking forward to a few buffets. And I imagine we'll spend our one full day walking the Strip from one end to the other, just to look at all the hotels. The last time we were there, the Mandalay was being built (when was that, the '90s?) so we've never seen Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, etc.
We're looking for VALUE. I don't think we can afford top of the line, but I'd like to stay somewhere nice (possible for under $150/night?). Might use the pool if it had a jacuzzi too, but might not find the time. Should we even think about staying on the Strip, or since we'll have a rental car and the hotels have free parking, would we be happier downtown or even farther out?
And please tell me favorite buffets for breakfast and dinner. Are they still as crowded as before? What's the average wait time to get in to eat?
Thanks for your help!