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“Worth the Price, Service lacking” 3 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 #148 of 272 Hotels in Las Vegas
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“Worth the Price, Service lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2006

For the price, the room is defnitely worth it. Large room with a small kitchen area with fridge. Housekeeping is lacking to say the least. Staff only works till 4, so after that you're outta luck. Location off-strip is perfect if you frequent vegas and know your way around. Staff is definitely hit or miss as previous poster said. One person can be extremely friendly, while the next is very rude. So if you get a good price, room is definitely worth it as you will not spend much time there.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2006

I stayed @ the Mardi Gras Inn April 21-23. MGI is excellently located on Paradise Road just south of the Hilton, Convention Center, and Monorail Station. The VERY large bed I had was very good, though i spent most of the time out on the town. Room 2161 was very clean and quiet. If you get a room near the pool area, it might be noisy. Some teenage sports team was there and they did make lotsa noise.

MGI does have a restaurant which seemed very nice. I did not eat there so I can't attest to the food quality. Make sure you call once you arrive for the hotel shuttle. It runs every hour until I believe midnight. They will take you to Bally's on the strip during their airport runs. I bought it through Priceline for $120 a night + taxes (weekend) Check through Best Western for better pricing, however I was there during the NAB convention and rooms were hard to get.

Definitely worth it, Really NO complaints

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2006

We recently stayed at this hotel and I was pleasantly surprised, the rooms are massive and clean which is a BIG plus for me. The staff were helpful and the shuttle buss which runs from 8am to 11pm was a god send. It takes you into Ballys, which is a hotel we had never heard of but from there you can get to Paris, Caesars palace and more. The monorail station is literally 2 mins down the road and from there you can get to ANYWHERE on the strip. I would defiantly stay here again, why spend hundreds of dollars on a room which looks like an old French hotel room, which will take you 30 mins to get to your room when you can spend a lot less on a clean, large room, moments away from the strip. You can go and visit all the hotels and see the décor – don’t pay for it. This place gets a 10 out of 10 for me. Thanks guys for a great holiday.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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California
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2006

The best part of this hotel is the staff. They were very friendly and helpful. We also liked not having to walk a mile to get to our room. The room we had was larger than expected. There was a mini kitchen area. Sleeping areas are divided by an archway. Only one TV. The price was great and the room was clean. No complaints.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2006

We stayed March 24 thru the 27th. During that time our room was cleaned only once. Trash was left & no condiments were given for coffee maker in the room. Last day there was no cook in the restaurant & could not order breakfest. We got what we paid for, cheap. Overall, staff was friendly but not very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2006

I stayed here for a Passion Parties Convention this March. Since it was "convention time", "Spring Break Week" and "Nascar week" everywhere else was outrageously priced. After packing my entire family into one tiny room last year, that I paid $140 a night for, there was NO WAY I was paying that again for a tiny little room.

I read some bad and some good reviews of the Mardi Gras. So the main reason I decided to stay there since the "nightly average" was about 100 per night.

I have to say that their customer service at the desk wasn't the best. Not just at checkout but throughout the whole stay. One of the nights we were there their phones were down completely and we couldn't call to see when the shuttle was making it's last run to Bally's to pick us up.

However, the rooms were clean. When my TV didn't work, instead of getting me a new TV, they moved me to a new room. Which was just as clean. The room was HUGE. It had a nice living room area, kitchenette and bed area. You could see the TV from the bed if you wanted to lay around and veg.

The restaurant in the front lobby had good food. However, there was a sign in the room to call down and order pizza and when I tried this when I first checked in, after a 7 hour flight, they said "We don't have any pizza".

They have a free shuttle that picks you up/drops you off at the airport every 30 minutes or so. The sign in the hotel says every hour but the shuttle drivers were going every half. The shuttle also brings you to Bally's for free. So you can reach the strip and see all the sights with no problem.

I also have to say that it was more like a "upscale motel" than a "hotel". But for the money, the size of the room, the cleanliness and the nice courtyard in the middle with the pool and gazebo, I'll stay there again and again and again. Especially since I won't be going to convention during Nascar and Spring Break Week next year!

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2006

Rooms are really mini suites with seperate bedroom area, small kitchen with coffee maker, sink, and small frig. Ask for one bed instead of two and you will get a sofa also. Food is good for price and steaks are USDA Choice. A short walk to the convention center and Steve Wynns shuttle to his hotel make this a good location in spite of being off the strip. Bottom line... if you don't need to impress someone or be where the action is, this is not a bad place at all. I like the fact that you can get to your room in a snap. You can't do that at a big mega resort on the strip. Ask for an inside room facing the pool or courtyard. Tip..... Budget minded Europeans are known to frequent this place and some tend to go topless on warm days by the pool.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino

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:
#65 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 314
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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Also Known As:
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel Las Vegas
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel And Casino
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