If you're looking for a Las Vegas resort with a prime location at the center of the Strip and very affordable prices, there's one place to keep at the top of your mind: The Quad Resort & Casino. Right now, it is undergoing exterior and interior refurbishment to modernize property. Some recently unveiled elements have included the new porte cochere, front desk, bell desk, lobby, front section of the casino and Catalyst Bar. Renovation of The Quad is currently under way in the middle section of the casino floor as well as in some of the retail and dining areas. Drivers will find the resort's main entrance has moved from the Las Vegas Strip to the north side of the building with access via Koval Road or Harrah's off Las Vegas Boulevard. A pedestrian walkway connects The Quad with adjacent properties, including Harrah's Carnaval Court. The next phase of The Quad's renovations will be complete in September 2013. The final exterior work will be finished in late 2013, in conjunction with the opening of The Linq, Caesars Entertainment's $550 million retail, dining and entertainment district.The Quad is an always-bustling, mid-sized property situated in the heart of the Strip. It is walking distance from several of the city's most famous resorts -- including Caesars Palace, The Mirage, Bellagio, The Venetian and The Palazzo.The Quad also boasts a Las Vegas Monorail stop, which means you'll have easy access to most of the hotels up and down South Las Vegas Boulevard.Catering to visitors of all ages and from all walks of life, The Quad is not a stuffy, elite-style resort.The amenities are spread throughout the first five floors. The ground floor houses the action-packed casino. It tends to be crowded around the clock. One of focal points in the casino is the Dealertainers pit. You can sit down at blackjack tables where celebrity impersonators dressed as Beyoncé, Elvis, Pink and many more deal the cards. Often, they have to excuse themselves to belt out one of their character's hits from the elevated stage.Take the escalator to the second floor and you'll discover additional entertainment options. Jeff Civillico does comedy juggling and other stunts in the afternoon. You can also see the drag extravaganza "Divas Las Vegas" starring Frank Marino in the evening. Or delight in the drumming mayhem of Recycled Percussion, a group that pounds away on everything from buckets and trash cans to car parts and even their bodies.The place to drink at the resort is Fat Tuesdays, where you can order a variety of frozen daiquiris, perfect to cool you down during the hot summer months. Beers and cocktails of all kinds are available in the casino at the Ginza and Sake bars. Or for a sophisticated aperitif head to the fifth floor's Nomiya Lounge.If history is more your thing, check out The Auto Collections. More than 250 classic or historically significant vehicles are being displayed on the fifth floor of the hotel's self-parking garage -- some of which are for sale.?The Quad is home to several moderately priced dining options and one gourmet restaurant -- Embers, a fine steakhouse serving succulent cuts of meat. South-of-the-border cuisine is offered in the shack-style Quesadilla. The resort has a Hash House A Go Go. The chain restaurant is known for its delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner comfort foods -- which come in oversized portions. For breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, the Emperor's Buffet has something to satisfy every craving. Or enjoy a quick bite at Burger Palace and in the 24-hour Ginseng 3, which features Japanese, Chinese and Korean items.Watch the big games on one of the 12 large screens in the spacious sports book on the third floor. Horse racing fans will be impressed by the stadium-style seating, complete with 230 individual monitors.Splash into the pool (and Jacuzzi) or work up a sweat in the fitness center. You can get a manicure in The Salon at The Quad (the spa is currently closed for renovation).Clean and comfortable, The Quad's towers feature a variety of accommodations ranging from classic rooms with all the basics to deluxe "luv tub" rooms that have spa tubs thrown into the mix. Plus, pet-loving guests are welcome to bring their four-legged friends (weighing less than 50 pounds) to lodge in the special PetStay rooms.For those wanting to tie the knot, the Silver Sky Chapel features two fine venues: the signature Skyline Chapel and the Southwestern Chapel with a desert motif. The resort has a stretch of souvenir stores located near the room elevators as well. Shops include Bijoux Terner, Higuchi, Fun Gifts, Emporium, Signature Shop, Whiskey Run and Gifts Plus.The Quad is a full-service resort offering value-oriented accommodations. Whether you are coming to party with a group of friends, bringing your family for a vacation or attending a conference, the hotel is sure to suit you.-- Staff ReportNOTE: Due to construction of The Linq, a $550 milllion urban retail and entertainment corridor scheduled to open in late 2013, The Quad is undergoing a noticeable transformation, bringing several improvements to the property including new interior and exterior refurbishments that will result in a new relaxed and contemporary atmosphere. During the renovation period, which is already underway, The Quad guests may experience construction noise, dusty surfaces and intermittent utility disruptions around the property. Every attempt will be made to alert guests upon arrival of any activities that may impact their stay. In addition, vehicle traffic is no longer be able to access The Quad from the Las Vegas Boulevard entrances. A detour route brings all consumer vehicle traffic through the east end of the property closer to self parking as well as valet parking at the new porte cochere, and consumer vehicle traffic may also use the Harrah's entrance from Las Vegas Boulevard. Two new entrances are available for getting into The Quad -- one is adjacent to the hotel's porte cochere on the north side and the other is on the south side across from Margaritaville at the Flamingo. Pedestrians may also use the bridge between Harrah's and The Quad located at the rear of the properties.