The Hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are probably as good as They have ever been. Of Course, They were not all built at the same time so there were times where some were in a bad need of a remodel, while others were just being built. Tropicana is totally new, Imperial Palace is gone and replaced by The Linq, There is now the Linq Promenade that includes the HiRoller. Bally's is needing a remodel but since it has the largest rooms on the strip, its still a good choice. Riviera has been torn down, Stratosphere and Circus Circus have done a complete or almost complete remodel. The hottest section of the Strip is the Center Strip where The Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood are located. The closer to that area the more desirable. The Park has been built complete with the T-Mobile Arena at the South end of the Strip. The newest Hotel is the Lucky Dragon, just off the Strip on Sahara.
Westgate (off strip)
When shopping for Your hotel be sure to consider the Near Strip properties, some are so close You won't notice the difference.
Also consider a condo at a really good price at MGM Signature.
Caesars Palace Swimming Pool
With more shows to choose from than any other City in the World, You might feel overwhelmed deciding on one. But if You narrow Your preference to a category, You can make Your decision much easier. If Your interest is in a Cirque du soleil show, why browse through the Comedy and Adult shows? If You want to see Britney or Mariah or JLo just browse the Concerts and headliners.
Don't like huge theaters and big crowds? Choose an afternoon Show for a much lower price.
A Dinner and Show combo is a great value and saves time to do other things that day.