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Monte Carlo Vegas

Tres Fantastique! Now I shall not have to jet off to Europe for my continental class.

A Quick Look

  • Location:The Strip
  • Hotel Class:4
  • Room Price:3
  • Hotel Size:3,002 rooms
  • Casino Size:102,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:2
  • Pool:3
  • Buffet:3

Centrally located on the Strip, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas feels upscale and ranks high on my value scale. It sits on the Strip so just about everyone passes through, but if you’re a hotel that has it all including a cool pool-side DJs then the Monte Carlo may have your name all over it!

Hotel

Quick Facts

  • Near Attractions
  • Check-in at 3pm
  • 3000+ Rooms
  • Check-out at 11am
  • High-Speed Internet
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age – 21+

Room Quality:

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas is slightly above average-sized and slightly better than average trappings. Overall, it feels nice, with quality beds and nice cherry furniture. There is a nice television, which we guess is supposed to give the room a turn-of-the-century Europe feel. As does the high-speed Internet, which you pay extra for. There is an iron and ironing board for your house chore pleasure. The views facing Las Vegas Blvd. are great. The bathrooms are okay with marble counter tops, a sink, tub/shower and a toilet. We’re almost positive there’s a toilet in there. If there isn’t, we made a housekeeper very unhappy.  If you really want to fancy it up, try “Hotel32”, which is what they call a boutique hotel on the 32nd floor. Makes sense, right?  It’s swankier, has big suites, butler service and limos, happy hours and wireless Internet for a hefty premium.

Service Quality:

Fair. Monte Carlo Hotel Las Vegas is a full-service hotel that’s competing for the customers who want a nice hotel, but not a ritzy one. The spa is very good. Check-in is quick considering the size, and you shoudn’t have more than a half-hour wait, even during the busiest times.

What You Get Bottles Of In The Bathroom:

Shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Also, a bar of glycerine soap for your precious baby face. You fat cats in the suites can fix your busted buttons with the glorious sewing kits, because you get that sweetest of freebies at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas.

Clientele:

Monte Carlo Hotel Las Vegas is solid middle class all the way. You’ll never see so many Camrys and Buicks as in their parking structure.

How’s The Pool?

It’s nice without being spectacular. There are four pools in total and a 400′ lazy river to float along.  Plus you can get what they call Pool Side Food. It’s not actually prepared poolside and does not include fish that swim alongside you.  That would be pretty cool, though.

Resort Fee:

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas charges a $22.40 per night for resort fee with includes local phone calls, Internet, incoming and outgoing faxes, daily newspapers, use of the fitness center, printing for boarding pass, coffee in-room, and two bottles of water.

Is It Worth It?

This is a middle of the line resort hotel on the Strip, you’ll get your money’s worth for the cleanliness and convenience alone.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Parking Garage
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Car Service
  • Conference room(s)
  • Event Catering
  • Express Checkout
  • Doorperson
  • ATM/Banking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Shoe Shine
  • Security Guard
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge Service
  • Wedding Services
  • Business Services

Casino

Table Games:

Good double deck blackjack makes this a better than average place to lose your money. They also have average craps, Let it Ride, Pai Gow, and even baccarat, although it’s not the real high-limit baccarat. But, if you’re a high-rolling baccarat player, what the heck are you doing reading our lousy little pages? The casino gets high marks for being one large, pretty, easy to navigate room.

Bet Minimums:

$10 and up.  This may make it the best deal on the South Strip. The craps has the now standard 3x4x5x odds, and the cheapest single-deck BJ has lousy 6:5 odds.

Machines:

2,000+ machines from pennies to $100. They have all the latest and greatest games.

Cocktails?

Fair cocktail service. The clientele is mostly a quiet, middle-aged, fairly well off crowd without serious drinking problems. You won’t see people getting too drunk or too crazy.

Who Gets Comps?

The unified M Life slot club serves for a whole truckload of properties and pays pretty decently. At the tables, it’s like anywhere else on the Strip. M Life is meant to make you very loyal to the MGM casinos.

Food

Andre’s Restaurant Las Vegas

  • Type: European & Other Ethnic
  • Ambiance: Upscale
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Tourist
  • Decor: Elegant
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: No

It doesn’t get better than Andre’s Las Vegas restaurant at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.  The food is to die for and the price is enough to give you a heart attack but it’s worth it.  At least you’ll go out with a bang while dining in decadence.  An intimate atmosphere lends itself to romantic dining as well as a fancy business dinner.  This is a must on any Sin City trip.

Brand Steakhouse Vegas

  • Type: Steak & Seafood
  • Ambiance: Modern
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Romantic
  • Decor: Classy
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: No

While there are plenty more upscale steakhouses in the land of Las Vegas, Brand Steakhouse at the Monte Carlo Hotel won’t let you down either. The prices are much better than you’ll find at the steakhouses in the Bellagio, and the food is just as good. Wine and dine here and then stumble right out onto the Monte Carlo casino floor to start your lucky streak.

D. Vino Restaurant Vegas

  • Type: Italian & Pizza
  • Ambiance: Classy
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Trendy
  • Decor: Stylish
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: No

D. Vino Las Vegas has a great environment with classy furniture and accents paired with an extensive wine list and solid Italian cuisine.  The service is hit or miss but really, after a few huge pours of wine, who cares if waitress Whats-her-face comes back or not?  Unless she is bringing more wine.  It’s a great place for a few glasses of wine before a big night out on the Strip.

The Pub At Monte Carlo Las Vegas

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Touristy
  • Decor: Casual
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: 35 TVs
  • Kid-Friendly: No

The Pub at Monte Carlo Las Vegas has a great selection of beer and a not-so-great selecion of bar food. They have a menu, but don’t come here expecting a gourmet burger or any meal under 1500 calories. Catch a game on one of the TVs or time it right to see a live band. Or just watch all the drunk fools spill their beer on the girl next to them. There’s plenty of entertainment here.

Dragon Noodle Las Vegas

  • Type: Asian
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Tourists
  • Decor: “Whimsical”
  • Eat at Bar: No
  • Views: No
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes

Dragon Noodle in the Monte Carlo Las Vegas is a combination of Asian and tacky. Didn’t think you’d ever see a place like that, right? Dragon Noodle is more of the place that people go to out of desperation and hunger to really even need to focus on decorating an appealing venue.

The Buffet At Monte Carlo Las Vegas

  • Type: American
  • Ambiance: Casual.
  • Bar: Beer & Wine
  • Crowd: Family
  • Decor: Modern
  • Eat at Bar: No.
  • Views: No.
  • Kid-Friendly: Yes
Looking for a Vegas buffet where you can get some bang for your buck? The prices here are better than most of the competing buffets on the Strip, and even though the food isn’t the most creative or amazing that you can find in Vegas, they do have some quality items to choose from, and the environment is upscale and classy for what you’re paying. Kids can feel at home at the Buffet at Monte Carlo as well, unlike many other Vegas establishments.

Diablo’s Cantina Las Vegas

  • Type: Mexican
  • Ambiance: Casual
  • Bar: Full Bar
  • Crowd: Tourist
  • Decor: Casual
  • Eat at Bar: Yes
  • Views: The Strip
  • Kid-Friendly: No

Conveniently located on the strip at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Diablo’s Cantina Mexican Food Vegas provides thirsty visitors with pitchers of margaritas and live entertainment. Spin the infamous Wheel O’ Sin and grab a draft beer for five bucks during Happy Hour from 3pm-7pm daily.

Clubs

Minus 5 Ice Lounge Vegas

  • Type: Lounge
  • Cover: $15 with a parka and gloves
  • Attire: Warm trendy
  • Crowd: Trendy
  • Noise Level: Moderate
  • Specialties: Free shot card with entrance fee.
  • Views: Ice people
  • Entertainment: No

Minus 5 Ice Lounge Las Vegas is an interesting environment for a drink.  Everything in the lounge is ice from the walls to the cocktail glasses.  For a hefty entrance fee, you get a shot card and a parka with gloves to keep you toasty warm in this little arctic lounge.  Just beware, the temperature change from the streets of Vegas to Minus 5 Las Vegas is enough to put any visitor on edge.

Sports Books

Number Of TVs:

About 18. One biggie, which is usually showing horse racing.

Number Of Seats:

About 35 for sports, 50 for race, and about 25 lounge-style in between. They aren’t reserved, nor do they have individual TVs. It won’t physically harm you to sit on them, but it won’t make you feel like a million dollars, either.

Number Of Betting Windows:

About eight, with electronic signboards at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas.

Free Drinks?

Horse bettors and high rollers get the royal treatment, but don’t think you’re going to get a drink just standing around looking like you know the score.

Snack Bar?

No, but there’s a bar in the back. Find Monte Carlo Hotel promo codes for your rooms to save money for the restaurants and bars here.

Other Notes:

The 25 lounge-style seats that grace the back and center of this room are the most comfortable ones in here.

Poker Room

Number Of Tables:

Nine, and they all have four legs. So that’s what, about, um, 36 legs. These aren’t the only legs you’ll see throughout the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Las Vegas though.

Comfort Of Chairs:

Good chairs.  They’ve got all their legs and they don’t wobble, so they have that over our kitchen chairs right there.

Closed Room Or Open To Casino?

Closed off and plenty quiet. Not library quiet, but good enough to keep your attention focused on the game. It is a little cramped.

Game Spreads And Limits:

Hold-em $2-$4, $4-$8. There is also a No-limit starting at $1/$2 with a $300 min buy-in, and then going up to $2-$5 occasionally.

Beginner Games Or Classes:

Monte Carlo Las Vegas offers classes at 10am, so you better rise and shine, eat a good breakfast, and pay attention if you want to keep your dollars in this joint.

How Crowded Is The Room?

Thursdays through Sundays, Monte Carlo Las Vegas stays busy.  The room manager assured us the wait rarely stretches past 15 minutes.

Comps?

Free drinks while playing. Play four hours a day and they’ll give you a $6 coupon good for food, but they won’t let you eat it at the table, because they know what a slob you are. Also, five hours a day should get you the discount room rate.

How Good Are The Players?

Monte Carlo Las Vegas has some good players. Better than the Luxoror Excalibur, but not as good as at The Orleans or Bellagio.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

This is a nice-looking room with nice dark-wood paneling. Hi-hand progressive jackpot, get a 4-of-a-kind or better to qualify. The Monte Carlo offers daily tournaments plus a few sit-n-gos.

Rooms

Monte Carlo Vegas Guest Rooms

Deluxe rooms

Deluxe Rooms

This 400-square-foot guestroom has one king bed or two queen beds and a dining table for room service or take out from one of the Monte Carlo restaurants, or our favorite meal: breakfast leftovers from dinner we were too drunk to eat last night. The 40-inch LCD TV comes with premium cable channels and pay movies and your wired high-speed Internet access is included in the resort fee, so get your moneys worth with that.

From the 23rd floor up, the Deluxe Strip View/Deluxe High View rooms have the best views in the Monte Carlo, looking over the Las Vegas Strip, resort, or various other city views. They are the same rooms, but with a little bonus we like to call a million dollar view. Which you technically pay nowhere near a million dollars for. Quite a steal, right?

Monaco Suite

Monaco Suite

With 700 square feet of space and a king-sized bed, you’ll have plenty of room to do whatever you want. Eat, sleep, party, dance, we don’t care, but you should do it in this room.  In addition to all the standard room amenities, you get a sitting room for entertaining. Huddle around the coffee table playing games, or whatever it is those things are used for, or just use this area to let all the people you meet out in Vegas crash with you.

Spa Suite

Spa Suite

Yeah, most sitting areas have couches and tables and boring things like that, but not in the Spa suite. Relax in the 2-person jetted tub in this sitting area and enjoy a view of the mountains, desert, or Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy a personal retreat above the city bustle in 700-square-feet of luxury hotel from floor to ceiling. A 40-inch TV with surround-sound and wet bar with refrigerator will be perfect for entertaining a large crowd or a small one. If you ever decide to get out of your spa tub, step into a plush bathrobes, but please change into real clothes if you decide to leave the room.