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Elegance, style and good manners personified. That's what Place du Casino, the famous gambling region in Monte Carlo, Monaco, is known for. Hotels there have welcomed the rich and famous for well over a century. (Just picture Princess Grace.)OK, so the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas hasn't been around that long. And its guests lean more toward wealthy wannabes than 24-carat gold millionaires or actresses-turned-princesses. But since the Monte Carlo was built to evoke the Place du Casino, it shares those same notions. Rarely besieged by masses of college-age peeps, you won't find a "visitors gone wild" fiasco in here.Taking a cue from the French Riviera, Sin City's Monte Carlo is all about being civilized. Situated near the bustling south end of the Las Vegas Strip (sadly, it doesn't overlook a faux Mediterranean Sea, but this is Vegas so maybe someday it will), the enchanting grand-style architecture inspires a bit of a hoity-toity attitude, but don't be misled -- this hotel also has a fresh outlook and knows how to have a good time.Housed in a specially built theater, Blue Man Group is the headlining entertainment, and oh what a show they put on. This trio of humanoids covered in wet blue paint (be careful if you take a photo with them afterward) gets into all sorts of mayhem onstage. Now we know their performances are filled with insightful looks at the modern world we live in, but we're not deep enough to analyze that. However, we can tell you this...whenever we see them tossing Cap'n Crunch cereal into each other's mouths and then spitting it everywhere, well, that's a hilariously unforgettable mess.As you'd expect of a posh hotel, the restaurant lineup at Monte Carlo is sure to impress. At Andre's Restaurant & Lounge, chef Andre Rochat serves up a classy French menu with Old World charm. Brand Steakhouse is known for its perfect preparations of oversized steaks and chops. They're so tender and juicy and succulent -- need we say more? And d.vino offers wine enthusiasts some great "vino" to accompany the wood-fired pizzas and other Italian fare.You'll find casual eats and an artisan cup of joe out on the Plaza, Monte Carlo's Strip-facing, open-air promenade. There are six indoor/outdoor eateries here including BLVD Creamery (with quirky frozen treats like the #WTJ, a watermelon sorbet infused with jalapeño), Sambalatte, the Japanese noodle house Yusho and 800 Degrees Pizzeria, where you can watch your pizza cook in a matter of two minutes. At the far south end of the Plaza Diablo's Cantina offers devilishly delicious Mexican cuisine and tequila shots, while on the north end Double Barrel Roadhouse has a rustic barn vibe, the sexy "DB Girls" (who strut the catwalks above at night) and craft cocktails like "spiked" ice tea.Discover two other great drinking spots inside the Monte Carlo. The Pub is a fun place to kick back with friends, especially when a big game is on. It boasts 130 beers on tap (you're actually greeted by a wall of kegs when you walk in). In the icy wonderland of Minus5° Ice Bar, parkas, scarves and gloves are among the recommended attire, and vodka is the drink of choice...for obvious reasons.Last but not least, you can be accommodated at Vegas' Monte Carlo in true Monaco fashion -- first class. Located on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo is HOTEL32, a boutique hotel experience within the megaresort. Not only does it feature unforgettable views of the Strip, but every guest is catered to like a celebrity. The minute you set foot on the premises, a "personal suite assistant" will be waiting to escort you to your room via a private elevator. (Good riddance to the line at the front desk!) In addition, your personal suite assistant will stock the fridge to your request, make all of your reservations and basically attend to your every whim (ahem, within reason).So what else can we say about the Monte Carlo that hasn't been said? How about this? Stay here and you'll not only love it, you might even feel like a glamorous Hollywood film star. (We're referring to Grace Kelly again, of course.)
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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Room Quality 
2 / 5
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Casino 
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Hotel Location 
5 / 5
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Pool 
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Room Location 
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Overall amenities 
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fromSouthern California
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
No, I do not recommend this product.
Hotel is deceptive from outside. Wearing down on the inside.
PostedNovember 27, 2012
Plumbing was loud at night when next door would use restroom. Hotel overall needs renovation. Was being charged for amenities that were not worth the expense. Pool was small and without sun after noon, was charged to print papers, there wasn't any water in room and coffee was subpar. Pit bosses were not welcoming and did not ask if I wanted reward card even though I played numerous times, spending decent amount of money. Overall this hotel rating is deceiving and I felt I overpaid for the stay. I did love the location and access, to not only strip, but to other hotels via tram.
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The city of Henderson, with its neighborhood charm and city limits on which not even locals can always agree, is home to some of the more likable properties in the Las Vegas Valley. Among them is the refreshing Sunset Station. This resort, which primarily caters to locals, is also an affordable hotel for leisure, family and business travelers.Perhaps the biggest appeal of Sunset Station is its proximity to shopping, outlying attractions and chocolate -- yes, chocolate. Ethel M Chocolate Factory is just a short drive up Sunset and is full of everything a chocolate lover could imagine, assuming their imagination is pretty chocolate-centric. Galleria at Sunset mall is just across the street featuring a wide variety of stores from department to demented. Just be careful crossing Sunset Road; it’s full of Las Vegas drivers. And Sunset Station also makes for a good base when exploring Lake Mead and Hoover Dam as it’s further east than most properties and has easy access to the 95 (U.S. Highway 95).If you’re more the stay in the hotel type, Sunset Station makes up for its distance from the Strip with a variety of entertainment options like Club Madrid, a state-of-the-art lounge that seats 500 people, or the beautiful outdoor Sunset Amphitheater. Sunset Station also boasts a 13-screen cinema with an IMAX theater, the stylish Strike Zone Bowling Center with 72 lanes and featuring cosmic bowling at night and the Kingpin Lounge (where you can play pool) and an outdoor pool with a hot tub and cabanas.For the little ones, Kids Quest provides a safe, professionally supervised facility for children with indoor play areas, interactive games, quiet zones and a variety of activities. Kids Quest gives the adults the opportunity to indulge in some fine dining or drinks.The Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse is known for both its aged, prime cuts of beef and its modern California cuisine. At Pasta Cucina, you can enjoy old-style Italian classics in a spectacular garden setting. For a casual meal at any time of day, there's the Grand Café. It's easy to find -- just look for the restored Orenstein & Koppel #791 locomotive. And for a fun dining experience with a variety of margaritas, you can't go wrong at Cabo Mexican Restaurant. Plus, guests can indulge in fresh seafood at the hip Oyster Bar. And if the kids are in tow, try the Feast Buffet or the food court.The hotel's artfully designed center bar, called the Gaudi Bar, has a light and airy space with a laid-back vibe. Surrounded by stained glass in interesting curves, you'll feel like you've been transported to one of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's buildings in Spain. There are plenty of other places to sip on cocktails and converse at Sunset Station -- including the Martini Bar, Rosalita's Cantina, the Seville Bar and the Bullfighter's Bar.If you’re looking to be in the center of the excitement, the Strip might be a better bet. But if you’re looking for a great hotel that reminds you Las Vegas, or at least Henderson, is a real city with real people, Sunset Station is a welcome example of how interesting the whole city can be.
 

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Yes, it is an average workout room.
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