I'm bored, so I'm gonna keep going after all.
Bellagio: The outside of this hotel is probably my favorite, but because the rooms are such junk, it's 5th on my list. And it would probably be lower, but there are many things I like about it.
Pros: Fountains, poker room spreads every game I play (I like the variety between limit and no limit, vs. places that only spread NL, or else only spread 2/4 limit), conservatory in the lobby (it's a 'ritual' of mine to visit it every Vegas trip and take pictures), Noodles (droooool), decent sized bathrooms, great shopping, best location.
Cons: The rooms. For a hotel that is supposed to be 5 Stars, get with the program. I read on this thread that they are being updated. It's about time. I went a few years ago and was disappointed by the size of the rooms, the CRT tvs (eco74 has heard me bitch about this about 12 times), and just the overall outdatedness of the room. It wasn't even like Venetian where it could be considered luxurious if you're 62 years old.
Poker room staff (including some of the dealers) are very weird and stuck up. Having said that, they also run an extremely busy poker room, and deal with some huge d-bags/bagettes so I guess I can cut them some slack. Kind of a far walk from the front to the poker room. But I'll survive.
The next few, I can't really decide which I like best. They're all kind of muddled.
Planet Hollywood - I've stayed here once when it was Aladdin, and twice as Planet Hollywood.
Pros: Upbeat, fun, young vibe. Hot girls dealing in the Pleasure Pit and more hot girls dancing on the podium thingies in the middle of the pits. Spice Market Buffet (although the last time I went, I didn't love it as much as previous times. I also don't love buffets are much as I used to, so that might be part of it). Miracle Mile Shops is nice and convenient to have around. Earl Of Sandwich is always a cheap and convenient choice. Short walk to get to Bellagio/Aria. Lots of options for cheap food - McDonalds is there, Panda Express, Walgreens.
Cons: Very small rooms. Very little area besides the sleeping area. I think CRT tvs (I was only there a month ago, and somehow forget whether they were flatscreens or CRTs). Pool looked relatively lame.
Pros: Location. Cheap table games. Size of rooms is decent.
Cons: Rooms aren't very nice. Bathrooms aren't very nice and border on creepy. Beds feel cheap. Even if I only wanted a bathroom to "****, shower and shave" as you men call it, this would not be the place for that. I don't want to feel dirty in the bathroom, and don't want to wake up after a night's sleep on a POS bed and need to head to the masseuse. Might not be an issue for the guys, as some may very much like to head to the masseuses in Vegas
Pros: Decent sized rooms, fairly nice bathroom (might be biased because I expected something horrible), awesome pool.
Cons: The location of the hotel is so bad that I barely remember any of the pros. Neverrrr again will I stay here, even though the hotel itself isn't bad at all. I would never suggest staying here unless you have a car. It's not even about being lazy (though I AM admittedly lazy), but just the inconvenience of staying here. Poker room is supposedly good during conventions, but apparently I wasn't there during a convention, because all they had was a handfull of boring and nitty 1/2 NL games with a bunch of shortstackers. Small sample size, obv.
Okay, that's all for now for real this time.