This was our first trip to Vegas, and after a conference at another hotel, we moved to the Monte Carlo for the last night in Vegas. For frame of reference, as far as hotels go most Hampton Inns provide all of the amenities we prefer in a hotel room.
Check-in was fairly straight forward and quick. While there were dozens of people milling around near the checkin, we walked right up to an available employee and were able to check in immediately even though it was a Friday on a 3 day holiday weekend.
The room we were given was a handicapped accessible room. The bathroom was very big, but it wasn't a wise use of space. The tub was small and shallow as you'd expect in a HC room, but the hand held shower was abysmal. We called getting washed 'taking a drizzle' it was so bad. The bedroom was nicely decorated though the room smelled of an overpowering deodorizer. We had to crack the window (that's all it did, crack slightly) but it was a windy day so the room aired out quickly.
We had a decent view looking up the Strip. Unfortunately the windows were deperately in need of a washing. Given this was our third hotel with filthy windows, I began to wonder if there just werent' any window washers in Vegas.
Important note, there is Internet access in the room, but no wireless access. There is also no coffee maker in the room...a definitive -2 stars in our book.
The casino looked like we'd expected a european themed casino would look...slightly classier than most of what we had seen on the Strip. But, the gambling was still the same as anywhere else.
We only ate at the Cafe while staying here. On the first day we ate dinner, both getting the "Steak Sandwich" dinner for about $10. The steak was a little gristly, and perhaps a bit too tough for a sandwich, but it was tasty, and came with a 1/2 plate of greasy but crunchy shoe-string fries. We ate breakfast there the next morning...the over-easy eggs were a touch undercooked, the biscuits and gravy a bit light on the sausage and on seasoning, but on the whole it was fairly decent breakfast. Oddly, both times were were asked if we were paying cash or charging to the room...as if paying by credit card was something they didn't expect. Of course, they took cards, just odd how they phrased the question.
We didn't do the pool, but it certainly looked somewhat more inviting than others we'd seen on the strip. At least there was shade and greenery around the pools so we of the light skin could be outside and not in the sun.
Conveniently located next to the hotel is a CVS. This one store was a budget saver for us on the trip since I don't think Vegas has learned what a drinking fountain is and the casino shop water was a bit pricey.
The only complaint we have is not about the hotel specifically, but the guests who were near us. As is typical, doors into the rooms tend to be grouped side by side and across the hall from one another. Unfortunately the doors and the frames slam shut very loudly, especially between the hours of 2 and 5 am. They are also very loud when room service shows up at 3:45 and knocks on the door across the hallway.
All told, for $200/night, the Monte Carlo is a big waste of money. For $100 and if you get quiet, considerate neighbors, it wouldn't be so bad. But given a choice, we'd not stay here again.
- 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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