If a hotel-casino could have an identity crisis, The LINQ would qualify for at least a few sessions of group therapy. After all, the name changes – from the Imperial Palace to the Quad to the LINQ – occurred in rapid order over the course of two years, prompting some to ask: “Where am I again?” But the transition, and the associated pain, were ultimately worth the cost. The open, modern lobby/casino, with its clean lines and generous spaces, is the polar opposite of the old Imperial Palace’s cramped, dingy, smoky casino. And the rooms – about half of which have been completely revamped so far – are comfortably furnished and even a little edgy. Overall, the LINQ provides a good value for the budget traveler, especially considering its prime, center-Strip location.