Dates changed from Oct 28-Nov 3. Also got 2 "free" (not sure on resort fees yet) nights at the Excalibur from playing slots game. So I now only have to book 4 nights and am changing up where I'm looking. I'm sorta tempted to book the Circus Circus because I've never stayed there. But I'm also thinking of just going in blind and bidding on something on the strip.
Now onto an actual question. What hotels are rated 3 1/2* on either end of the strip? I'm not too picky but I know I don't want Hooters casino and I'd prefer not to get Bally's again. So if I have to bump up to 4* to avoid them I will. And how often do you get the national chains for the winning hotels, aka Marriot, Hilton, etc?