I made a spur of the moment decision to come here based on my past expereinces at Harrahs properties in Las Vegas and Reno. I needed a quick get-away , and pictured myself laying on their beach, enjoying drinks and reading a good book while soaking up the sun. Nah. Upon arrival, I was huslted to a kiosk by an employee to check in. He then pointed me to the elevator "right over there". After wanderign aroudn for a good 5 smoky minutes, I found the elevator, no thanks to very poor signage. First, I paid for an "updated" room in the south tower. It was updated, meaning new wall covering and furnishings, countertops... but it still smelled old and musty, as if no one bothered to clean the place since it "became" a non-smoking room (it still smelled like someone had smoked in there, is what I mean). Anyway, it was no big deal that the room was updated ( kept thinking lipstick on a pig), and I was glad I didn't try one that hadn't been. The beach, and the pool were closed. Why? "No lifeguard". Bummer. The casino is right out of the 1980s - dingy lighting, yellow, old. Of course smoky, even in the "non-smoking" casino, it was still dank. An overall unpleasant place to stay. I will never return. Suggest trying Golden nugget or other, newer casinos up the road.