And since you don't pay much, you won't get much. Check-in was a 25+ minute wait, mainly because what few front desk staff there were, left as soon as they were done w/their guest. By the time I finally made it to the front of the line there were only 3 staff people left to check-in guests & this was @ 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. By then the line snaked around the lobby but apparently that wasn't a concern for the management.
This is clearly an older property & most of the maintenance has been focused on the lobby areas leaving the rest of it clearly run down-even the elevators to the guest rooms, especially on the 12th floor. Carpet is so grungy & dirty I didn't even want to walk on it wearing shoes. As an older property, plugs are an issue in the guest rooms, but that is something that is actually easy to fix, if so desired. Clearly it isn't. Bathroom fixtures, especially the tub & shower, are old, worn out, & gross from lime build-up as clearly evident in the pictures I took. Though the room itself is quite spacious, only 1 chair in the room, for the desk, & it has to be one of the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. Not only is it the wrong height for the desk (too low which makes working on the computer painful for the neck & shoulders) the seat cushion is completely worn out & sagging. Never did figure out what the drilled hole in the middle of the desk was for-certainly in the wrong place for power cords or ethernet cables. Wired internet only in the guest rooms & that itself is an adventure. Had to scrounge for the Ethernet cable, which was in a tangled up mess behind the tv, then go back again, pull out the credenza to dig for the modem, also buried under a mountain of cords & cables, to turn it on. Further, though they claim it is 'high-speed', in reality, it is a very slow simmer & prone to locking up. For this you are paying the $20/day resort fee. Allegedly there is wireless available on floors 1 & 2, but I could never get it to connect since the log-in app would not recognize my room#. The bed is equally worn out & the flat bottom sheets don't help. Then there is the matter of the plumbing-when you have to turn up the tv in order to hear it over the shower next door, there is a sound-proofing problem. I can also tell you the person in the room next door decided to take a shower @ 1am since the noise was so loud it literally woke me up. The pool areas, which I can see from my room, are much smaller than I would have expected, same w/the casino itself.
Having said all this, there actually were a few good points, most notably being the ability to get from the lobby to the guest room elevators w/o having to trek thru the casino, as well as no rent-a-cop demanding to see your room keys in order to get on them. Equally surprising, the AC in the room will go much lower than most newer hotels are allowing-this was appreciated since I had a west facing room that got very toasty in the afternoon & early evening. Unlike most of the large Strip properties, this one does provide a coffee maker in the guest rooms. Also, the complimentary USA Today, provided courtesy of the 'resort fee', is readily available in the lobby area of each guest floor-not as good as delivery to the door but far better than the Palazzo/Venetian which makes their guests trek to 2 different newsstands on the property to hunt for their 'complimentary' paper.
All in all, this would not be a hotel I would ever voluntarily return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino is located in the heart of The Strip, putting you in the center of the Las Vegas excitement. Explore the possibilities with a collection of well-appointed room options including our Deluxe Rooms with their contemporary decor, High Floor Rooms in classic European styles, our relaxing Spa Suites with an oversized hot tub in the center of each room, our exquisite Monaco Suites and Diamond Suites, two elegantly luxurious choices, and the exclusive boutique HOTEL32 resides at the top, providing the ultimate perch to view all that glitters in Las Vegas. The all-new, open-air BLVD Plaza located in front of the resort is the ultimate social gathering spot and ideal setting to relax, re-energize and socialize. The plaza features a variety of unique culinary venues and a casual, lively environment. The resort is neighbor to the all-new Park, an immersive, outdoor destination for dining and entertainment and the state-of-the-art 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena. With the announcement of the new 5,000 seat Park Theater opening Winter 2016, Monte Carlo will transform into a dynamic and vibrant property offering world-class experiences not found anywhere else on The Strip. ***Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is undergoing an exciting transformation into a new luxury resort experience. Beginning October 3, 2016, the pool, The Pub and the outlets located in the Street of Dreams will be closed. Access to the tram and to ARIA and Bellagio will continue to be available through the Street of Dreams. Guests seeking a pool experience during their stay at Monte Carlo will be given access to MGM Grand, based upon availability. Details will be provided upon check-in. ***On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Andre’s Restaurant and Cigar Lounge will close. Andre’s has been a great partner since its inception in 1997 and has been serving our guests with contemporary French fine dining. Please visit other dining destinations in the resort’s culinary collection such as Double Barrel Roadhouse, Diablo’s Mexican Cantina, Brand Steakhouse and Lounge and Yusho Asian Grill & Ramen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monte Carlo Resort And Casino
- Monte Carlo Hotel Las Vegas
- Carlo Hotel Las Monte Vegas
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