As a person who has visited Las Vegas many times and stayed in an assortment of hotels there, spending time in the Borgata reinforced our opinion that A/C is not Vegas. Yes, the hotel is pretty, rooms were modern and comfortable and the staff is accomodating & professional. BUT, the cigarette smoke is annoying! Everybody seems to be smoking and it is not filtered like it is in the Vegas hotels. We couldn't get the smell out of our clothes! Walk through the Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Wynne etc and you'll smell the Caribbean or flowers or just fresh air. The Borgata smells like people are smoking and we just couldn't get past it. Also, the tables tend to be crowded at night as were the bars. Is it fair to compare the Borgata to Vegas? If it is, then 3 stars. if not, 4 stars. if you're a smoker, 5 stars. But I won't go back. Ick.