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Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Ranked #136 of 262 Hotels in Las Vegas
Copenhangen Denmark
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46 reviews
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“4 Danes going all the way to lovely Las Vegas”
Reviewed July 30, 2006

A good place to keep cool in Vegas! We where 2 adults and 2 kids travelling to Vegas for 5 nights and this hotel is absolutely recommended is you want away from the circus at the Strip.

The hotel has a free shuttle to the Strip, so we left the car at the hotel. We got an upgrade for USD 5 pr night for a large room next to the pool. 2 large beds and a small kitchen without “hardware”, but a fridge to keep the drinks cold (a necessity). Rooms, pool and hotel was nice and clean and a good place to stay for a fair amount of money. There was also a self service laundry. The restaurant served a good portion of ribeye under USD 10,- and a frozen Margarita for only a dollar. Wow!

The kids loved the pool!

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Jonesville, Michigan
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Reviewed July 18, 2006


1. They are not wireless in the rooms. They told us to go to the lobby and sit and use the laptop.

2. Pool said open until 9:00 PM. They lock up early and find excuses.

3. Maid steals the water in the room that the hotel charges for and the hotel tries to charge you for it.

4. Maid service daily??? Nope, it's whenever they want. The hotel knocked on the door at 1:00 AM. Probably to check if you were there. If not, come in and steal.

5. Had a package overnighted to the hotel, and the owner signed for it. The idiots checked for it for 2 days until they found it.

6. Plan on waiting in line to register for at least 20 minutes. The delay is because of all the guests complaining about the rooms and service.

7. When taking a shower, the tub didn't drain, so it became a lake.

8. Bathroom door doesn't latch.

9. Police had 3 men spread-eagled in the parking lot. It definately isn't safe in that area.

10. Over priced for the breakfast.

11. Rooms are old and not maintained, mattresses lumpy, super small bathroom.

12. TV didn't work, it was faint screen with lines across it. The maintenance man, Willie, brought up a different TV. He was wonderful, a good employee. Probably the only good employee they had.

My advice to all is avoid this hotel like the plaugue.

  • Liked — Not a thing
  • Disliked — The Best Western Mardi Gras should not be a Best Wetern
  • Tips/Secrets — Avoid, avoid, avoid
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2006

We had mixed feelings about the Mardi Gras after reading some of the reviews from this website, but were pleasantly pleased by this place.
We found the hotel easily from the airport (we hired a car) and found check in staff friendly and co-operative.
This hotel only has slot machines, there is only a small section filled with the machines. The bar is small and personal, much better than the larger hotels on the strip.
We found it easy to make friends with the staff and fellow holidaymakers who we saw on a day-to-day basis.
The pool is small but it was never over crowded, we always found a sunbed.
The bar staff are great fun, food was great we did not have cause to complain about anything, Bret and Jason were very entertaining guys who really looked after us.

Overall if you are looking for a personal, fun stay in Vegas away from the 24-7 strip, we would highly recommend this hotel. We will be staying again next year.

  • Stayed June 2005
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4 Thank Baby Monks
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Point Arena, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2006

We weren't looking for anything fancy in Vegas, so we picked this place off the Strip. The service was friendly, the check-in lines weren't long, and our room was nice, with lots of counter space and a fridge, and a really comfortable bed. I was disappointed that there wasn't internet access in the room. Our room was across from the pool, and there was some music and talking at night, but only just a bit. The pool closes at 9 PM so it wasn't a problem. We've learned to bring earplugs when we stay at hotels, which I highly recommend. They're a life saver!

This hotel has a great location because of its proximity to the Monorail: a pricey but very convenient and super reliable way to get to the Strip. It's very easy to use, and isn't even 1/4 mile up the road from the hotel.

We don't gamble (we just turned 21) so we didn't use the casino.

This place is absolutely fine, if nothing special. But we came to Vegas for Vegas, not the hotel. :) I would come back again!

  • Stayed June 2006
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2 Thank caitlinette
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2006

This was our last hotel stop after driving around southern Utah, before flying on to New York. We booked this in advance of the holiday and if our previous experiences of Best Western hotels was anything to go by, we should have been very pleased. Not quite so. The check-in desk is completely overwhelmed by the noise of the slot machines because this hotel lobby is packed full of them. We were given a room that was away from the road and was quiet and being able to park the car outside the door did improve things. The room was clean but the decor, furniture and bed linen were very tired. The whole place needed renovating and brightening up. The pool looked ok but as it is small and crowded by the buildings around it, it wasn't inviting. Breakfast was offered in the seating area opposite the check-in desk and even at 8 in the morning, it was noisy and over crowded. Poeple had been waiting in the queue to be seated for at least 10 minutes and the people who had started their breakfast, were complaining with some people simply leaving their half eaten meals on the table. It did not bode well but we were not to be put off. Pity really because the food that was meant to be hot, was only warm and the time it took to arrive at the table may have explained why. Even the staff were complaining about the problems.

  • Stayed May 2006
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1 Thank ChrisGandTheBean
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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2006

My company booked this hotel for a convention in May 2006. Let's just say it's average. It is better than some and not as good as others. I had room 3145 which is a king poolside on the 3rd floor. The room was very clean with a loveseat,chair, end table, and coffee table, and there was a nook with a sink, dorm sized refrigerator, a sink, and a 4 cup coffeemaker.

The food in the restaurant is very good and very reasonable, but service is a little slow at times. A huge club sandwich is $7.95 and is larger than most typical restaurants. The beer is cheap compaired to everywhere else in Las Vegas. A large draft is $3.00 there is a happy hour every night from 4pm-6pm and some nights it was from 12am-6am as well. The bar is open 24/7 and the restaurant is open from 6am-midnight.

The shuttle takes you to Bally's (Near Caesars Palace/Paris) and to the airport. This is every hour on the hour until 11pm. Take advantage of the shuttle to Bally's as this will save you at least one way of cab fare to/from the strip. They will also pick you up at Bally's if you call and let them know. It is also only about 300 yards from the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Monorail station at the Convention Center.

I'll reiterate what other reviews have said as well. It's definately not a 4 star property, but overall it's safe, clean, and not to out of the way. Visit their website directly at: [-] where they have web only specials that other sites can't beat and that includes [-].

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
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4 Thank indystoprealtor
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2006

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.

  • Stayed May 2006
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5 Thank RachnMel
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Property: Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Address: 3500 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169-3611 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino)
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#68 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 area with whirlpool spa; 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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