i stayed in the mardi gras with my partner in may 2006 for a week. i arrived on the sunday,the following morning we went out for breakfast, and on return to the room i noticed my mobile phone had gone from my bedside table,and that the cleaner had been in the room,which if you put 2 and 2 together i believe either the cleaner took my phone of somebody went in the room while she was cleaning which is not very good!! the staff when i reported this were not helpful at all,and were sometimes very rude.i found they were not helpful at reception and didnt really know what they were doing.
the hotel is probably a 40 minute walk from the centre of the strip,however ther is a free shuttle service which takes you to the ballys hotel,however this was always full as it only holds 10 people so you were waiting sometimes up to an hour for your turn.the drinks at the bar were reasonably priced.
while staying at the hotel i also had two towels taken from off our sunbeds so if you do decide to stay here just becareful with your personal possesions.