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What Harrah’s lacks in panache, it makes up for in location, and for the non-stop action on its casino floor. It’s not exactly the most luxurious or sophisticated on the Strip, but it is smack dab in the middle of it, and for that it’s worth a stay if you’re planning on a) doing stuff at lots of other hotels or b) gambling here the whole time.

Accommodations are forgettable-looking, with the expected amenities, but roomier than other hotels you’ll find at this price point. In a word, they’re just fine, with the exception of a handful of basic rooms that haven’t been updated yet—don’t be afraid to ask for more modern digs in the Carnaval South tower if you get stuck with one of the basics.

The casino is a gambler’s paradise, with more than 80 table games and 1,200 slot machines hungry for your money. Entertainment options are about right for the demographic: There’s headliners The Righteous Brothers or afternoon-favorite Mac King comedy show, and for your live music fix, check out UK import Tenors of Rock, where boy band-meets-rock band.

Restaurant wise, Ruth’s Chris is a good standby for steak, with a primo view of the Strip, while the new Fulton Street Food Hall is a nice recent addition. Think of it as the Las Vegas version of those big market-like eating emporiums we’re seeing pop up around the country.