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Has anyone stayed at Monte Carlo in Vegas?

Old Jan 12th, 2001, 10:51 PM
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Has anyone stayed at Monte Carlo in Vegas?

We are going to Vegas the end of March and are staying at the Monte Carlo. Please share any info you have on MUST-DO, MUST-SEE..etc. Thanks.
Old Jan 13th, 2001, 05:14 AM
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Hi there!
I stayed at the Monte Carlo about a year ago and found it great. I had read some poor reports about it, mainly smelly rooms and noisy plumbing but didn't have these problems myself.
Old Jan 13th, 2001, 06:54 AM
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Hi Jen -

Ditto. We thought Monte Carlo was a pretty good property. I don't know why some have had problems.

Our favorites right now are Aladdin and Mandalay Bay but Monte Carlo is fine.

If you like good food, try Andre's French Restaurant there.

Old Jan 13th, 2001, 02:12 PM
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My sisters stayed at the Monte Carlo in November and they liked it fine. We visited them there (we were staying elsewhere) and the room reminded me of a Courtyard Marriott. It was nice - very clean. We stayed at the Bellagio (fabulous) and also the Aladdin - which we did not like at all. The Aladdin was not cleaned well and the service was not good at all.
Old Jan 13th, 2001, 07:25 PM
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My best friend and I have visited Vegas at least once a year during the past four years and we stayed at the Monte Carlo last February. We had a very pleasant visit and would consider staying there again. It's a nice hotel that isn't as gawdy or crowded as other locations (ie. New York, NY). Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Vegas and the themed hotels however, it was nice not having to fight through crowds of people in order to get to your room after a long day. During my previous Vegas trips, we have stayed at the NY, NY., Golden Nugget and Bally's and thus far, the Monte Carlo is our favorite (next time we go, we're staying at the Bellagio).
There's so much to see and do in Vegas that I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm sure you will visit many of the themed hotels and take in their sights (such as Treasure Island's Pirate ship, Bellagio's Dancing Water show, Venetian's Gondola and the Mirage's Volcano). I would also recommend going to the Art Gallery in Bellagio and don't miss the Freemont Experience (downtown). In my opinion, its a carnival-like atmosphere where you can gamble/drink cheap and the people are more down to earth than on the Strip. You can take the city bus or a quick cab ride down there if you travel during the day however I recommend taking a cab back. It was a little scary for 2 women standing at a bus corner late at night (Note: this was the ONLY time we felt a little leary in Vegas -during our first visit years ago-we just learned to use better judgement; we'll blame it on our travel inexperience). FYI: If you go to buffets, be patient and try to eat at varying times. The lines can be very long especially at the RIO or MGM. - We've opted for some of the restaurants on the Strip or other hotel restaurants due to our inpatience with buffet lines. Also, you may want to bring a sweater or a light jacket; it was a little cool when we went in late February.

Have a great time and send us an update on your trip when you return.
Old Jan 20th, 2001, 07:22 PM
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Jen, we stayed at MC last year and will be staying there again next month. We like MC because it is rather quiet and classy. Also, it is reasonable and location is good.
Old Feb 1st, 2001, 05:52 PM
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my wife and i stayed at monte carlo about 9 months ago. we really enjoyed our stay. there are some very nice things about the hotel.... the lobby overlooks the swimming pool area (which is nice), the people at the check in area were polite and helpfull, to get to the elevators you dont have to go through the casino, and there is a mono rail to bellagio. it is also very centrally located to most of the hot hotels on the south end of the strip. we highly recommend it.
Old Feb 1st, 2001, 06:43 PM
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We just got back from Vegas tonight. Try to get tickets for Lance Burton--he has his own theater at Monte Carlo. It's a great show--maybe you've seen his magic show specials on Fox Family and other channels.

If you're into spas, RUN to Mandalay Bay's spa. It was just incredible and you're free to use the spa's facilities for the entire day with any service (like massages, facials, etc.). I was there for 5 hours and left completely relaxed--much more fun than spending the entire day gambling (save that for night
Old Feb 1st, 2001, 06:46 PM
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We stay at the Monte Carlo each summer. Location is central to everything. Pools are great for the kids. It's an elegant, classy place. Not much smoking that you can smell, compared to some other hotel/casinos. Great things to do. If you need sundry items, there's a pharmacy across street. NY/NY roller coaster is next door. Everything is close by. It's our choice each year. Have fun.

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