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Monte Carlo - Really overrated

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by EastCoastVegasFan!, Oct 9, 2014.

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  1. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    a decent mid-level propertyand I thought the pool area was very good
     
  2. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    Please do us all a favor and fill out their satisfaction survey with this information. I did the same thing on my last stay in August. It likely won't change anything but the more people telling them they won't stay there due to the blackjack conditions, the better.
     
  3. Bubbavegas

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    Much agreed, talk about a property that never realized the potential it had and that is MC. I will say this though it is the ONLY MGM property we had issues with a MyVegas reward, what was supposed to be a $50 dining credit instead was taken as MLife comps and the staff there was less than useless getting it resolved, luckily the M Life manager at Mandalay Bay made it good for us after an hour going back and forth with MCs idiots, her words not mine.
     
  4. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    I never felt it was overrated. On the contrary, I've tended to see more meh to negative here on VMB. I've only been to MC twice. Once walking through a couple of years ago (August) and a one week stay there at Halloween last year. When we just walked through the casino and "mall" the first time, you could hear crickets chirping in the casino. Many dealers just standing around looking bored. When we went on through to the tram we saw that the pool/volleyball area was crammed with people. When we went at Halloween, the hotel and casino were pretty full and the energy was nice (didn't even look at the pool, so I don't even know if it was open).

    All of the staff we interacted with were friendly enough, though I don't think we interacted as much as we did with staff at Rio over the prior couple of years. I think the CW were handling large areas as it took awhile for service on machines. Their VP selection is not great (but everybody knows that). The buffet was okay, but only because I won't go to anything but breakfast/brunch at a buffet.

    As others mentioned, it does lack an identity. Old world statues and the check-in area clash mightily with the large Diablo woman and the Blue Man Group that they pound into your skull. I would like to try out Hotel32 sometime, but I think it would only increase the feeling that things don't quite go together.

    While I did play a little VP, I preferred to play next door at NYNY. While I didn't think it had more energy, it certainly felt different. Perhaps the larger area didn't make me feel as closed in.

    All in all, I found it to be middle of the road in terms of price and service. Exactly what I expected. Due to the price I got on our suite, I thought it was a good value. We would probably stay again, but we mostly like to hang out at Harrahs, TI, Wynn and Mirage on the strip, so we're staying up there next week. I will visit MC and catch the Dallas game at the pub, though.
     
  5. REELmoneySlotFan

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    I think you just made a wrong personal choice to stay at MC. The place isn't as bad as you say it is. It's all about personal preference. The pool is absolutely not one of the worst pools on the Strip (as some others have stated). For a good, lively pool maybe you should stick with Mandalay Bay, Flamingo, MGM or Tropicana. I also think you need a more upbeat atmoshpere at the casino (for that you could go to PH, Cosmo or NYNY). I think that because of MyVegas they've attracted more families with kids than in the past. It's pretty easy to get a free room there through MyVegas so that's a great option for young families on a budget. About MC being far away from Center Strip, I think you kinda knew that before booking there (it wasn't your first trip to Vegas right?). If you have medical problems/walking problems than I get the argument. I love to walk the Strip from Mandalay Bay to Circus Circus. If you're used to staying center strip and you love the energy of that part of the strip, maybe you better stick to it.
     
  6. RM777

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    I stayed there in January 2013. The rooms definitely need to be renovated. I can only imagine what they are like now.
     
  7. Jameezy

    Jameezy RIP Riviera

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    I so agree. Monte Carlo is probably my least favorite hotel on the strip. Beyond overrated
     
  8. Tree DA

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    What do you consider the heart of the strip? I've always thought MC's location was pretty good.
     
  9. dutchvelvet

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    I'd say it's lake Bellagio. (intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd).
     
  10. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    To me, Flamingo has the absolute best location on the strip. I just watned to try MC, just to try it. It's not a TERRIBLE property, but I thought it would have been a better experience.
     
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  11. tringlomane

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    I agree I much prefer flamingo's location over MC based on casino preferences. In terms of geography though, I think a lot of people say Bellagio is the center.
     
  12. bjpcyclone

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    If you are a MGM/MLife loyalist, Monte Carlo is in a great location. You can walk across the street to MGM or a few minute walk next door to NYNY, Excalibur, or Aria. Take the tram to Luxor or Mandalay Bay. Or to the north to Bellagio. All within a few minutes.

    If you are mainly CET, I can see why the location isn't the best.
     
  13. Saaz

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    Just stayed there and had a great time. I would say their pool is one of the best for the mid tier properties. I love how they have changed the flow in the front of MC and NYNY. After reading some of these comments a few weeks ago, I was concerned about staying at MC. I'm glad I didn't listen.
     
  14. Boxcars1212

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    I awlays liked the craps tables although the dealers kept screwing my payoffs up. But last time I stayed there I went to a cocktail party a friend was having and when I returned to my room at the MC I found they had shampooed my carpeting. Try changing rooms when you're half buzzed up! I have no idea why housekeeping would do that when it was obvious someone was occupying the room but they did. Overall I get treated better at other places.
     
  15. BayouBengal

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    Last time I stayed at MC it smelled like a pepperoni dog fart masked with purfume. That being said I do enjoy The Pub and their pool is great for a mid-tier property. The room I stayed in needs a refresh.
     
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