Now, I have no desire to ever enter a vegas night/day club so that is not the appeal that I have to the Cromwell. I am excited about the fact that the rooms are brand new, and this "boutique" hotel is in a great location. Lets be honest, I also look at the fact that if I were to book this site with real money, I would be looking at $190/night, so knowing this helps me justify booking this room, and then when I lose money I can subtract what I "would have paid for this room" and I still come out even! Crooked math I know, but hey it makes me feel better.
As with most of my Vegas trips, I will probably change my mind 5 more times before I fly out, but as of right now this sounds like a good place to stay. I'm comped Sunday through Thursday but I want to fly out on a Saturday. So the fun part comes in deciding where I want to spend my Saturday night. Do I stay at the Gold Coast before those offers dry up? What about the Riviera? I seriously contemplated this, given that as of May 4th this hotel/casino will be shut down. I even received a crummy direct mail offer from that time 2 years ago when I played $5 craps for an hour and broke even. For only $49 for that Saturday and a mere $ 17 resort fee I can stay in one of the worst rooms on the strip! But, It may include a 60th anniversary Riviera T-Shirt if they do not run out, and being able to say that I stayed at this iconic joint. The problem is, I am on vacation, I have nothing that draws me to this casino, except for the fact that its closing, do I really want to waste a day here? I think I will just visit, play some craps and take a $1 chip home for a souvenir.
One thing is for sure, I have to make it downtown this trip. If you haven't listened to my most recent podcast on downtown vegas check it out here
Nothing I have regretted more after returning from my New Years trip was the fact that I didn't get my Pizza Rock! Right now I'm salivating over a pint from banger brewery, a vatos cigar and some great video poker options! That's all for now, I think I'm gonna waste a couple hours on myvegas to scoop up some more monorail passes. Although, SLS killed the great 25C full pay video poker options they had, so maybe I find a new stop on the rail.