If you want a very spacious, well decorated room/suite for just $38 a night and like to meet nice, friendly people I certainly reccomend the Gold Spike I must have been given the best suite in the hotel and later spoke to the executive Housekeeper, I was really amazed and delighted by the value of this hotel.It is not fancy but for the oney it is a fantastic find. It is very close to the Fremont Street area and the area is safe due to the ever present police & security ..For dinner, I went to the Golden Nugget buffet and for $12 ..what a feast..I can not say the same for the buffet at the Excalibur ...Lunch was about $10 and not worth it..bland and boring in every sense ! Also I took Amtrak, it was really comfortable but delays are expected...I do not recommend Greyhound for travel very nasty & uncomfortable..