We are going down to LV for a wedding in December and were previously booked to stay at Harrah's. Now that there are more of us going, we are looking at the Desert Rose, which is a resort with suites, including kitchens and living rooms, etc at an affordable price. They are also fully smoke-free and casino-less, which is preferable to some in our party. There is also a breakfast included, nothing fabulous, but something to get the day started. Overall, it sounds great and those who report on TripAdvisor must agree, as it is ranked #7 out of 283 LV hotels. Just wondering if anyone has stayed there and even if you haven't, what do you know about that area? I have a co-worker that questioned the safety of the area - back behind Tropicana and Hooters. It looks like a short walk to the strip, but if that 'short walk' isn't safe ... we'll either rethink making a reservation, or just always take cabs (which is not ideal). TIA.