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“Perfect for traveling with large dog & baby!” 4 of 5 stars
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Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3500 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109-3611 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino)   |  
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Ranked #143 of 273 hotels in Las Vegas
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Perfect for traveling with large dog & baby!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We needed a last-minute hotel room in Vegas while traveling with a 5 month old and an 80-lb dog. I would usually shudder at the thought of staying off The Strip, let alone a budget hotel in Vegas - but this hotel was perfect. And honestly, one of the CLEANEST bathrooms in a hotel I've ever seen. I was impressed, considering our room was $46! No fee for parking, free wifi, no resort fee, not pet fee - can't beat that in Vegas! The crowd staying at the hotel, obviously questionable considering how cheap it is. But we were safe, as was our car!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank You for your recent comments about your stay and we are very happy that your entire Family enjoyed their stay. We look forward to having you visit us again in the near future..
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  • Sleep Quality
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Went to Vegas last min for 4th of July, stayed here on the 4th, have been here before. Never had a problem. Rooms are large, with mini fridge, and coffee maker. However OMG beware!! Make coffee in room I dunno if it was water of coffee but it smelled and tasted on sip like old dead used shoe!!! LOL!!!!!

Also this is part of the Best Western chain, I would expect a little bit better then, samples, yes samples in a mailer type package. WTF??? Owners I am sure? But come on guys??!!!!

Room was clean, A/C worked well, pool had towels at all times.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing away from street. (facing pool or courtyard) Much more quiet and safer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank You for your recent review of our property. We apologize for the coffee smell as we are investigating the smell that you had and can not find it in any other coffee at the property. We do hope that if your travels bring you back to the Las Vegas Area that you will choose to stay with us angain and see our room renovations that are starting in 2014.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

If you're going to Las Vegas and price shopping accommodations, here is a Tip: Hotels on the strip (all the big names) will be reasonable Monday through Thursday. However, their rates will almost triple for weekend stays. Here is the Tip: Stay off the strip on Friday Nights and Saturday Nights to save Major Dollars. I had stayed at the MGM Grand during the week. I made a short trip to Utah on Friday and all day Saturday. I wanted to stay at the MGM Grand again on Saturday Night but the rate at the MGM tripled. I chose to stay at this Best Western for a Saturday Night Stay .
Now, about this Best Western.
The Good:
Rate was great (under $65.00). The Staff was very nice/accommodating. The room was huge and the room was clean.
The Not So Good:
This is not a fancy Las Vegas Strip Room. Don't expect it to be.
The internet didn't work and when I mentioned to the the Front Desk, he couldn't help. My closet door didn't work but this was only a minor convenience. No HD TV. If you want to gamble in the lobby, this is not the Hotel for you.

And that Picture that they use above that shows the pool and the rooms, is an excellent picture. It is AN EXCELLENT PICTURE.

Room Tip: There are rooms that face outside to the street and rooms that face inside to the pool. Ask fro you...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank You for your comments about your recent stay with us and we do appreciate the feed back. We are an off the strip 2 Star Hotel and are in the process of upgrading our guest rooms. As for the TV you are in Las Vegas and we want you in the Casino and Bar having a Great time not sitting in your room,,,, A little Vegas Humour there... We do hope that if your travels bring you back to the Las Vegas Area the you will consider to stay with us again..
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were charged 3 different times and 2 different amounts plus a deposit for our 1 night stay that I booked off the hotel's website. We didn't realize this until after we got home because they hotel decided not to inform us of the error and did not give us a full printout. When I called about the issue, the only answer I got was 'I can't answer that for you at this time.' I did manage to get screen shots of some of our charges via email from 1 person I talked to, which only further proved another mistake of the reversal amount being $0.00!! Every time I call, no manager is available. I have left voicemails and emails for the hotel general manager and any other management title and still have received no response from anyone or have had my money refunded, even after they admitted the mistake and sent me the proof. Not to mention we had no water pressure in our shower, and our A/C did not work well at all while it was 117 out, but no one came up to even look at it after calling down twice, and all I got when I mentioned it upon checkout was 'oh.' For the money you will end up getting ripped off anyway, you might as well stay in a nicer hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Parsons, Kansas, United States
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good hotel, close to Las Vegas Blvd. The carpet in the room is not that great though. The hotel also did not have wifi. Rooms need a little repairing. They have a restaurant that serves breakfast, but you have to pay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank You for youru recent review of your stay with us and we appreciate the feed back. We are in the process of upgrading our rooms for 2014 and do hope that you will come back and visit us once we are complete with the upgrades. We do apologize that we do not offer free breakfast at this property but do hope that you enjoyed our Restaurant.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, the hotel is looking a little "tired" but it was always clean. We especially like it 'cos it's off the strip and not to packed and overwhelming for kids (who would stay in the pool all day if we let them). The Strip is only about a 40 minute walk away but the Mardi Gras run a free hourly shuttle between 10 am & 10 pm BUT the air con in the shuttle hasn't worked during the past 3 years we've stayed and that can be a real discomfort in the 117 degrees we've been having.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank You for your recent review of our property. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you will come back and visit next year 2014 and see all of the exciting changes that we are planning for the property. We do apologize for the A/C in the Shuttle but when it's 115 Degrees outside it is very hard to cool that kind of air down. We will talk to mother nature when you visit next year for some cooler weather.. Thanks Again..
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lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved being here for the week would deffinately come back again .. Friendly staff .. Had a little problem with the 1st room we was given as the housekeeping had not been in for us arriving after being given a different room was fantastic for what we paid x x only problem was the wifi which not even a big issue ! Xx

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BWmardigras, General Manager at Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank You for your recent review of our property and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look foraward to your next visit.
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Additional Information about Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino

Also Known As:
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel Las Vegas
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel And Casino
Best Western Las Vegas
Las Vegas Best Western
Address: 3500 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109-3611 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino)
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino is your great choice for an affordable full-service hotel just off the Strip. The hotel features 314 spacious over-sized guest rooms each with a refrigerator and bar area; a friendly and affordable restaurant and 24-hour casino lounge; a large pool and sunning terrace; FREE Strip and Airport Shuttle that runs every hour on the hour from 7am to 10pm; and is a short walk to the Las Vegas Monorail and the Las Vegas Convention Center. ... more   less 
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