Hard to beat an inexpensive room this close to the Strip (one block walk to the Tropicana). However, the stay was kind of like "death by 1000 cuts". Check-in took nearly 30 minutes because the very nice front desk attendant was not was not entering the Orbitz payment info into her computer correctly. I called Orbitz to assist (not knowing it was a data-entry issue), and the Orbitz phone representative was awful. Of all of the issues with this stay, the Orbitz associate was the only "personnel" issue. During my check-in, several other guests came in with complaints ranging from toilet issues to keys not working.
It's an older hotel with some conditional issues. Rooms have seen lots of hard use. Toilet needed a plunging (yes, BEFORE we used it), the bathroom sink faucet leaked enough to be called a "water feature" or small "Vegas fountain", tile floors badly cracked, relatively thin walls, etc.
Worst part (as with many cheaper hotels) were the other guests and homeless folks near the property. Loud guests and barking dogs were not uncommon during our four day stay (especially at night). There are three motels as well as Hooters and Tropicana on this block. I have stayed in this area on four separate trips. There were more homeless "living" or roaming in/near the empty lot between America's Best and Hooters than on previous trips. I didn't feel unsafe, but I was certainly more cautious when walking and didn't want my wife walking there alone.