I stayed at the Monte Carlo last weekend, 8/24, 25 and 26. Check in took less than 4 minutes at 5:30 PM. The room was very nice and the pools were great, although crowded. The brew pub had great food and the craps and roulette tables treated me very good. I actually left with more $$ than I came with. That's the first time that happened in many years. I would definitely stay at MC again. Nothing negative to say about it. I had an exfoliating treatment in the spa and that was very nice. The spa is on the same par as Harrah's, but a little cheaper. I didn't go to any buffets...I just gambled and consumed adult beverages. When I was hungry, I went to the food court or the Brew Pub. One night I spent a couple hours at a Bellagio roulette table and was also a winner. Overall, I had a very good time. I'll be back in March. Personal note: It's INCREDIBLY HOT in Vegas during August.