Hey everyone, we're off to Vegas for a couple of nights in September (mid flydrive) and I currently have a reservation at Excalibur which I want to cancel (only wired Internet, which is no use for us as we'll have iPad and iPhones). The major problem I am having is trying to find an alternative hotel without spending a fortune, budget of roughly £100 per night, yet reading the traveller reviews on pretty much every affordable hotel makes me want to cut Vegas out of our itinerary altogether and go somewhere else! If I'm not reading about bed bugs, dirty rooms, double booked rooms, thefts or credit cards being ridiculously over charged I'm reading all about smokey bedrooms, noise issues and rude staff. It has really put me off altogether, but we are meeting up with friends there so have already made plans to go.
My question is - how the hell does anybody decide on which hotel to stay in?? I have only been looking at hotels on the strip as that is where I'm told we should stay, but should I be considering hotels in the downtown area?