The Sands is definitly worth the budget price we paid. We like the room size, the friendly staff and we always seem to come out ahead in the Casino, if only by a few dollars. We were disappointed that the snack bar was closed at 9:30 though. We didn't want a full meal, or to eat at the other restaurant choices, so we went to the somewhat overpriced gift shop for a candy bar. The other problem was that we kept having to wait in line for the elevators. (Must have had some bus tours or groups all arriving at once, and going up to their rooms all at the same time?