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Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Ranked #116 of 264 Hotels in Las Vegas
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Reviewed September 16, 2007

My husband and I are in our early 30s. We stayed at the Monte Carlo from September 9-12 2007. Reviews I read prior to going implied that it is a boring place and not fancy or comfortable enough. This was one of the nicest rooms I have stayed in, especially for the price (about $60 per night - cheaper than the airport hotel we stayed in the night before we left!). The hotel/casino itself was lovely and in a convenient location. We booked a special through the hotel’s website, then found an even better special on their website 2 days before leaving and re-booked at a better price, saving about $200 by calling the hotel.

We arrived at 11am on a Sunday and there was a pretty big line to check in. We checked in and got our room but they said it would not be ready until between 3-5pm. No problem – we left our bags at the bell desk and used the free buffet coupons that came with our room deal for the Champagne brunch. All you can drink champagne along with the brunch buffet with breakfast, carving station, hot foods, crab legs and shrimp. This is the only buffet we went to in Vegas, but it was definitely good, especially for free!

Once we checked into our room it was very nice. King non smoking on the 21st floor at the very end of the hall. We had asked for a view if possible. The only view we had was of the MGM Grand and a little of NYNY but it was ok. The only time I heard construction noise was when I woke up at 4:30am I could hear beeping like a truck reversing. It wouldn’t have woken me up, I just happened to wake up at what would be my normal time back home. A light sleeper might be bothered though. But we were up between 7 and 9am every day and never heard anything else.

The pool was really nice. There is an area in full shade which is great for relaxing, but the water stays pretty cold. The wave pool wasn’t working so we didn’t use it until the last day. It is in full sun and much warmer. Too bad there were no waves though. The Lazy River was also fun, even without a tube. We did not hear any construction noise at the pool, which was something I had been worried about, but the view was of construction cranes overhead.

Food options at the hotel were very convenient. We ate at the buffet, the brew pub (great service at the bar both times, great sliders!), and used the food court for breakfast at McDonalds and some lunches and late-night snacks. The line-up at Starbucks was crazy in the morning. We liked the Mexican place in the food court. It is nothing special but way better than anything we get in Canada. There is a big new margarita bar and Mexican restaurant opening soon attached to the Monte Carlo, but it was unfortunately not open when we were there.

The only problem we had was trying to walk out of the hotel to the North. All the construction has closed off all the North exits so we had to exit on the south side and walk on the street towards Bellagio. The street is not very nice with the construction happening but it wasn’t too bad. It just seemed a lot farther when it was so hot out.

We had a great time at this hotel. Maybe people who complain are used to staying in suites at the bigger properties but we liked our room, had great service from everyone we dealt with and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed September 15, 2007

The check in was smooth, even though it was busy, as Sunday is their busiest day. We went over to the informaton desk after check in and they gave us extra free buffet coupons...so we got four free buffets to use anytime of the day. And what a buffet...smoked salmon and sirloin steak to name a few...for breakfast!
We upgraded our room to a Monaco suite. The first room we got 3rd floor with a terrible view of the roof, but we called front desk and they changed us to the 16th floor. They said the room would not be ready until 5 pm but they let us stay in the 3rd floor room until them.
The casino was pretty plain compared to the New York New York and MGM, but it was okay. And not too smokey like some of the other casinos.
Dragon Noodle was an amazing experience! We called prior to our stay and made arragements with "Gina", as we had our wedding supper there. Gina was super helpful and made everything run smooth. She even faxed us menu options and emailed us quite often before the supper. The waitress "Wing" was awesome and fast. She was always there to serve us and super friendly. The food came out in a timely manner and just kept coming! Food food and more food. And so reasonably priced!
We didn't have time to check out the pool or the fitness area, as Vegas has so much to do and see. We meant to get ot the spa but ended up too busy as well.
The cafe was excellent and well priced. The servers pay extra attention to detail and accomodate any request (as I could not have certain things in my food).
The conceirge "Eddie" was amazing. We had booked our Chapel elsewhere and it ended up to be closed! We went back tot he hotel and spoke with Eddie and he helped us booked another Chapel, which was cheaper, nicer and had limo service for our whole group to and from the Chapel. Eddie also was useful in "where to go" and "the best bang for a buck".
Our room was clean, but internet is not free, which is the same in all Vegas hotels. Be aware that internet is $12.95 a day in most hotel rooms. We had six people stay at the Monte Carlo and all of us were more than HAPPY witht he hotel, services and especially the staff. We had 12 others stay in other hotels and the only other hotel that was recommended by our friends was the New York New York, which is an affialiated hotel of Monte Carlo.
As a tip, make sure to get a member card from the casino and you can use it to gamble at a number of hotels. And charge your meals and stuff to your room and at the end of the stay they will comp you if yu ask. We broke even at gambling and they still comped us the last night of our stay...which was the pricier night.

  • Stayed: September 2007
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2  Thank alli_han
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Reviewed September 14, 2007

Stayed one night at the Monte Carlo on a weekday in September for a business trip. Unlike other trips to LV, I only needed a decent bed (in late at night, out early morning) and I picked the Monte Carlo because it had the right mix of price and location that I was looking for.

The typical room at the Monte Carlo is over 400 sq feet but can be had for $60 on quiet weekdays (in my case, this price included two buffet coupons and some other discounts). The furniture is similar to that of a well-kept Hampton Inn but the mattress a little too hard and the pillows a little too small (think squarish) and a little too soft. I discovered only too late that a larger, thicker pillow was stashed in the closet.

The front desk, taxi stands and valet are all at the back with the elevators, so there's no need to cross the casino with one's luggage, always a major advantage for me.

The quality of the food at the buffet was average by Las Vegas standards, both for dinner and breakfast, but it seemed to have a bit more choice than other buffets I have tried.

If you are in Vegas for just one night for business or pleasure and are looking for a great value on the Strip, this is it. If you are on an extended stay (say 4 or 5 nights), the sparse furniture may not be enough to hold the content of your suitcase.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 13, 2007

I stayed at Monte Carlo from Sep 5-8. The hotel looks great on the outside, but inside is nothing special. Our room was small and sheets were not the cleanest. The hotel not walking distance to other major hotels like Venetian, TI and Ceasars. Overall the experience was good. The breakfast buffet was pretty good and the price was decent, try Paris buffet much better.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Anna358
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Reviewed September 10, 2007

My Husband and I stayed at the Monte Carlo from Sept 3-8th, 2007 and we were very happy with our experience there. When we first arrived we had to wait about 30 mins to check in but that was only because there was a lot of people checking in at the same time. The staff was very friendly and courteous. We were first assigned a room on the 5th floor with 2 double beds...so we went back down to reception and changed rooms because we were supposed to have a King room..they graciously changed the room for us to a King room away from the construction(like we requested) on the 19th floor but told us it would not be ready for a few hours (we were checking in early around 11am) so we said fine. We left our bags and went shopping, came back around 4pm and the room was ready. The Room was nice and big, clean and had a very comfortable bed. The only complaint was one morning when I had to get up at 4am for an early trip to the Grand Canyon and my shower had only luke warm water..not hot. But the problem was resolved by the next morning. We never heard any construction noise..only the noise of neighbors slamming doors..the room doors are very heavy and slam if you let them close by themselves..We would be nice and not let the door slam..but others..not so much. Also there are no fridges in the rooms which would be a plus.
The location of this hotel is great. RIght next to New York New York and MGM and not far from Paris and Bellagio. We walked everywhere. There is a bit of construction/renovation going on in the Casino but nothing noticable really.(Tip: Play Craps! It's the best game to win on. Just bet the pass line..and you'll win! The MC has lessons every morning at 11am)
We also tried the Monte Carlo Buffet for breakfast. It was good. Lots of choice and not expensive. The food court is great if you need to grab something fast and cheap!
Only thing that sucked was that it was not mentionned anywhere that Lance Burton the magician who performs at the Monte Carlo was on vacation until Sept 18th.
Overall great hotel at a great price for the location and amenities! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank lbeesa
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Reviewed September 10, 2007

When I travel to Las Vegas...it's always at the Monte Carlo...
location is great (minutes from McCarran Airport)...the Food Court is a plus...even though the construction was going on
when I was there with my daughters...we didn't hear a thing...utilized the pool area and didn't encounter any dust...
the staff was extremely friendly...I had my daughter's bachelorette part in Vegas and all the invited attendants loved
the hotel and what goes on in Vegas...stays in Vegas!

  • Stayed: August 2007
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1  Thank EHKC
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Reviewed September 8, 2007

Just returned from a four night stay at the Monte Carlo.We've stayed here many times in the past but this was our first stay since the change over to MGM ownership. There are still some positives about the place, it is in a convenient location, as long as you dont have a problem with the massive Citi Center construction project next door. This is a 24/7 operation as I was treated to construction equipment at all hours of the day and night. For you who love to lounge in the pool area be aware-The wave pool is literally bounded by boulders---that is what separates the pool area from the construction. Monte Carlo is renovating their casino. I would have really appreciated knowing that 1/3rd of the casino would not be available BEFORE we got there. The rooms are okay but not worth the rate. The casino employees seem more like zombies than live people. The always convenient Food Court staff is even more incompetent than ever and last, but not least, the casino comp system has changed. I would not recommend to anyone, not anymore!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4323
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas > The Strip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#59 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#77 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
#86 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range: $90 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monte Carlo Resort & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 3003
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 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 Park, an immersive, outdoor destination for dining and entertainment, Park Theater, which hosts top performers around the globe and has redefined Las Vegas entertainment with its intimate 5,200 seat venue, and the state-of-the-art 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena. ***Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is undergoing an exciting transformation into a new luxury resort experience. Guests seeking a pool experience during their stay at Monte Carlo will be given free access to MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay pool complexes, based upon availability. Details will be provided upon check-in. ... more   less 
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