...but do not stay there. See the full circus and enjoy the largest and cheapest hot dog in town. The acts are fun and entertainers wandering around at all hours of the day and night. For the adults, the Casino is a bit run down though.
If you are bringing your kids to Vegas (why would you?), then you should stay here. Lots of entertainment for the young ones and the restaurants are a lot more casual than the other hotels. Stayed here once for a bachelor party (big mistake) and got a very reasonable rate. Another nice thing is that it shares a private monorail with a few other hotels... GREAT since the dessert sun gets everything so hot.
I go to Vegas about two times a year and this place is my hands down preferred choice. You can even find deals (sometimes). The buffet is great, casino is clean and not too ornate (unlike some other Vegas locales). Their are good restaurants as well, that require reservations and one of the best pastry shops outside of Paris.
Took one on one piano lessons here for years. Have friends that took guitar. Besides being great musicians, their staff are great teachers for both the young and old. They also sell instruments, equipment and have quite a large sheet music selection.
Great selection of cheeses, coffees, cookware and such. Worth the time on your next trip to NYC. They have great gift baskets with a multitude of offerings... althought the prices are, admittedly, rather steep. Friendly and knowledgable staff as well.
(also birds, dogs, cats and lizards)
Let others shop at the pet super centers. You go to Scuffy's. They are price competitive and EXTREMELY knowledgable about pet care. This is in the Preakness strip mall right by the movie theater and jewelers.
This guy knows absolutely everything about any band, singer or musician. Trying to find an obscure album from 1962? Just ask and he'll probably tell you the lead singer's cousin's birthday... plus find you the album. Spend some time and browse around.
All sorts of acts come through here, from jam bands to country to kids music to classical. Get there early and enjoy the parking lot scene where everything from jewelry to grilled cheese sandwiches can be found. Don't bother with the pavillion seats, just grab some lawn space and stretch out... save you some money too. Parking is simple, but leaving is a pain (time-consuming) since only a couple of ways out.
Saw Dead shows there back in 95. No dome, so bring lots of water, a hat and at least a 35 SPF. Parking is easy and shuttle buses are available from the strip and downtown Vegas hotels. Jam out to your favorite band and then stumble to your preferred buffet... that's what we did.
Reminds me of the Aragon in Chicago. Been here for one concert for Smashmouth and Third Eye Blind when neither one was famous yet. That is the type of acts they get. Large venue with a liquor license. Crowd can be a bit rough, depending on the band (aka mosh pit).