So I just found this deal for a different hotel:
Treasure Island - Two-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Strip-View Room with Two Cirque du Soleil Tickets for $239.
Is this hotel better than Bally's?
Never stayed at TI, I do not think it is too great though.
Bally's is ok. It is older and all, but the casino has some low limits if I remember correctly. Also, it is about the best location of any hotel in Vegas. It does not get more centrally located than Bally's.
I stayed there last year and got upgraded to a suite which was legit. Twin stand up showers, twin toilets and vanities, sunken in jaccuzi tub, and about 950sq feet. Have not stayed in a regular room there, but I really liked the suite. I can get free rooms there comped, but honestly I prefer PH and Paris. They are not as nice as Wynn, Encore, etc, but I get comps at the Cesar properties including those and Cesars Palace. Cannot beat the location of the ones I mentioned.
And a first time in Vegas really should stay center strip IMO.