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I was going to write a long review but im going to make this short and sweet. The resort and staff are great, if you get a room make it a Spa Room or a Diamond Room, other then that dont bother. I just got back from my 3rd visit to the Monte Carlo this year and im pissed we wont be going back unless they bend over backwards to win my business back. I usually have pretty good luck in the Monte Carlo Casino, I have never beat the house or anything but it keep me playing and having a good time. This time I lost ALOT of COIN...no biggie...its vegas. I went to the casino host after a long 2 day losing streek and they comped me 2 nights of my room based on my 2 days gaming.... that OK even though they had already promised me 2 nights at the end of my last visit. The casino host told me keep it up and we will surly be able to comp the dinning fee's left on your bill...OK. That night I spent 5.5 hours on a blackjack table with an average bet of $60 per hand (you know haw many blackjack hands you can go through in an hour with a fast dealer) again I didnt beat the house but had a great time, when I was done the floor man wished me luck told me I had 5.5 hours at $60 per hand, he went on to say that it should cover any incedental expenses for the whole trip and some. I went to the casino host in the morning before check out made sure she had my prior nights stats which she did, I had only $224.00 on my hotel tab left to be comped, well guess what??? she did not comp me a single dime for 5.5 hours at $60.00 per hand not to mention the other $1200.00 my wife lost to the slots that night alone. I feel real stupid to have visited this resort 3 times this year, I really thought they valued me as a customer for the long haul. I have told friends and family about how great they treat me. I spend about $9K at the MC this trip alone. I lost $3600.00 that night and they refused to comp me $224.00 in crappy buffet food. They are losing a great customer over $224.00, thats less then four losing hands at blackjack out of the hundreds of hands I played that night. This will have been MY LAST visit to the Monte Carlo.
Chesterfield , VA, USA - Saturday, September 06, 2008 at 18:33:49 (CDT)
Nice Hotel, However Slots Are Tight
We had no problems with our room, it was clean & the toilet did not clog. What made our stay a bad one was the casino: the slot machines don't pay anything! Very tight. Hotel is very nice but we would not stay here again because of the lousy gambling.
irving, tx, USA - Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 12:52:33 (CDT)
Shag/Swing Fest 06....
Oh what a time was had this year. The Dingoes returned for the best shag/swing party ever. See you next year, and remember it ain't cheating if your wife joins in.....Keep it real and as long as your shaggin' don't be a braggin'...BTW great hotel. Peace out.......
Johnnie Dingo <noyb>
MD, USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 11:26:49 (PDT)
i stayed at this casino this yr 03/08/05 had a great time first time to vegas and would go back in a heart beat. service great rooms clean and well kept. great location for getting a round not to far from any where. food great in the buffet .
violet renshaw <violetrenshaw@.hotmail.com.>
u .k, u.k - Friday, August 19, 2005 at 12:36:54 (PDT)
The Monte Carlo is basically a hotel with a casino in it. There are not any amenities and certainly not a hotel to take the family to. Better value and more enjoyment across the street at MGM.
Bradford J. Crompton <Cageunmoon@msn.com>
Boca Raton, FL, USA - Monday, August 15, 2005 at 23:22:20 (PDT)
This hotel is a good hotel. It is family friendly and the pools are great. It has 4 pools, one being a wave pool and another a river type pool. Problem is that the pools get leaves and such in them from the trees around them and seem dirty sometimes. The lazy river pool is around 3 feet deep, so if your tall and not swiming I suggest your bring/rent a floatation tube. The wave pool is a little deeper around 5 feet ( i think) with waves deeper at the deep end, it is enough. The golf concierge at the front was helpfull picking golf courses. I went to Desert Rose Golf (18 Holes) course which I do not recommend because it is a long ride from the strip and also looked like a great golf course with little eye candy such as ponds, and trees. It had a semi river running through it but was filled with garbage. I did like going to the Callaway Golf Center ( 9 Holes) and it was down the block near the airport and that was a great course.
What I did not like about the rooms was that it lacked a safe, microwave oven, or a fridge. While most other casinos offer such things, Monte Carlo does not. The casino was decent, but not very entertaining.
Anant Ruka <Agentceo@aol.com>
San Francisco, VA, USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 09:12:47 (PDT)
This review is for the buffet only. Had dinner buffet, about $16.00, hardly no wait, paid and was seated quickly by a friendly hostess. The dinning room was nicely decorated and clean. The drink service was ok. The buffet area was sloppy and not as clean as I would have liked it to be. It was a small buffet, most of the food I tasted was bad, well I mean it did not taste good, I did not get sick or anything like that, it was just not good, I found maybe one thing that I liked the rest, including the dessert bar was just not good, I took one bite of everything and yuck, left the plate full and pushed it a side, not like the other buffets I have tried, I will not eat there again and really do not suggest that you do either, you can try it but for dinner, not worth it, spend the money on the Aladdin, or even Luxor buffet instead, these 2 buffets were fine. Skip this one, trust me.
USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 18:30:57 (PDT)
1st visit to L.V. went as a surprise for my 40th birthday evrything about the trip was great. Hotel room was excellent, plenty of room and view was splendid.
Had one meal in the hotel which was fine. Pub in the hotel and entertainment was great. Great location central for other hotels. We are definitely going to stay here again when we come with 4 of our friends
Fiona Cooper <email@example.com>
Manchester, England - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 08:33:44 (PDT)
Check in was fast on a Monday, room ready at noon although they say checkin is at three. Had the lunch buffet, horrible, not one thing was edible and the waitress was a surly old woman who scoffed when we wanted a couple of beers. Geeze, I thought , can it get any worse than this? It did. Our room had numerous problems. The faucet in the bathrrom was broken and came off everytime I turned it on. The dresser/armoir that the very small tv is in was broken so that the drawers below would never shut, they would roll open everytime you pushed them in. I had to wedge 2 matchbooks in just to keep it closed. The carpet was filthy, they don't seem to vaccuum near the basebords at all and there was a dirty kleenex on the floor near the bed when we arrived. Ick! The pool is nice, very enjoyable, as was the cafe where our waitress was superb. The brew-pub is fine, though no reason to stay there just for that. Now, my major complaint: RUDE BLACKJACK DEALERS. Find one you like, walk away immediatly if you get an attitude from one of the bad ones. Two different dealers were scooping up chips on pushes, had to be told to put them back. At another table I was counting up a hand of many aces and low cards, and the dealer mumbled something in a heavely accented voice. I thought he was saying "Deal?" I asked for another second to count them up and was berated in front of the table, "I told you 12 you idiot, what, you don't believe me? You cannot count to twelve?" Well, this is completely unacceptable. I should have complained to a pit boss, but since it was my first day there I didn't want to make any trouble. Another dealer was so fast in his deals that as I went to add another chip to my bet he ripped the first card out of the shoe without even checking to see if all bets were placed. He backhanded my chips off the table, threatened me with being handcuffed and taken away to jail for "capping the chips"! Again, unacceptable. I apologized for my late bet and was made to feel about an inch tall in front of a full table. I am not a professional gambler, in fact this was my fist time playing blackjack in a casino. I know basic stratagy and walked away even, but I doubt I will ever sit at a table in the MC again.
oakland, ca, USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 17:05:35 (PDT)
Hotel is in good location. Spend a couple of thousand on slots. No Comps. At the Tropicana we always get free rooms, but we wanted to stay at somewhere different. But as I said location is great.
joan johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
boca raton, fl, USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 13:53:51 (PST)
I took my father (in his eighties) to Las Vegas as a splurge. This review is of the Monte Carlo casino only, since were did not stay at their hotel. I don't mind spending money; we stayed at the Venetian (splendid) and ate at 5 star restaurants, but in gambling, I frankly cannot see flushing money away at more than 5 dollars a pop. For all LESS-THAN-HIGH ROLLERS the Monte Carlo is simply the best place to gamble on the strip.
The ambiance is as good as any of the fancier places and they actually have five dollar blackjack. The only other five dollar tables I could find after hiking the whole strip were stinking fast-food and tabacco smoke filled pits like Casino Royale or the Imperial Palace. This is a disgrace!
The dealers are as professional and decent as back at the Venetian.
That said, I remind you that the word "professional" here is comparative. I have experienced stone-faced mechanical mute table crews elsewhere and the Monte Carlo was no exception. About 40% at MC seemed to be merely going through the motions. About 25% were pleasant, funny, and charming. One was down-right nasty and rude. Not only that the pit boss came over and spent nearly 30 minutes talking to her about her family problems WHILE SHE WAS DEALING. Next, the 5 dollar tables were always crowded and people were standing around waiting to get in. Meanwhile five 10 dollar dealers were unoccupied. Wouldn't a casino rather have five dollar betters playing than paying dealers to stand an do nothing? Go figure.
All that said, Monte Carlo was still the best place on the entire strip for those who like playing but don't like flushing money away. The casino deserves high praise for the service they provide. They just need to teach a couple of their pit crews some manners.
VA, USA - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 10:36:55 (PST)
Stayed at the Monte Carlo for a week. The regular rooms are not luxurious by any means but we paid only $49 per night to stay smack in the middle of the strip and in all fairness spent very little time in the room anyway. I don't recommend spending a lot for a fancy room in Vegas as your money is better spent on gambling, dining, and entertainment. You don't go to Vegas to sit in a room!
Checkin is located right where the cab/limo will drop you off from the airport and was a breeze. The elevators are right near the checkin as is the casino entrance. Highly recommended for anyone that has limited mobility as you will not have to walk the Bataan death march through the casino from the checkin to get the elevators as you do at other Hotels. Very well thought out placement by the designer.
The service was excellent at the Monte Carlo and even at the nickle machines the waitresses came by frequently. Hey, if you tip 'em they always come back and it is the right thing to do. Played only the slots and did extremely well as we hit 7 local progressive jackpots overall. 4 on the dollars, 2 on the quarters, and one on the $5 dollar slots.
Since one Casino entrance is at the Strip side it is bit of a walk to get outside to the street but if you are taking the monorail it is not far from the elevators.
Highly recommend the Monte Carlo for price, location, and convenience.
Raleigh, NC, USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 05:58:26 (PST)
The best thing about this hotel is its location. Right near the middle of the strip. And the location of the parking area, lobby, elevator, and casino is very convenient.
CA, USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 09:44:26 (PDT)
This hotel is a good combination of luxury and price. While it's not as opulent as Belagio or Mandalay Bay you get a very nice room for a respectable price. The location is great too.
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 10:49:14 (PDT)
The magic show with Lance Burton was great. The buffet at the Monte Carlo was one of the worst I've ever had in Las Vegas, in spite of the fact that it was one of the most expensive ones I've had. The meat was dry and the vegetables pure mush, and the desserts all old and dried up. Very disappointing. Otherwise the hotel was OK.
East Lansing, USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 17:57:52 (PDT)
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