apachecon hotel options

for apachecon, which i’m not speaking at but planning to attend, the official conference hotel (alexis park resort) is $89 a night. for the nights i’m likely to be there (sunday through tuesday), the hard rock hotel and casino is $99 a night and is right across the street, and aladdin casino & resort is also $89 a night and is just down the street (on the strip).

i guess staying at the alexis park makes the most sense, but it also feels wrong to stay someplace i’ve already been. (i guess another alternative would be going even further away from the alexis park, but that’s either quite a hike, or you lose what you gain by taking taxis between the two.)