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Don't expect to see a lot of pirates at Treasure Island. Arrr...we know...the name of the hotel suggests exactly the opposite. But somehow, as the years have gone by, Treasure Island (often referred to as just "the TI") has shed its "Ahoy, matey!" attitude in favor of a more contemporary, adult-oriented outlook.Now that's not to say you won't see things at Treasure Island that bring to mind the world of buccaneers and buried gold. The architecture and exterior of this place -- which includes a beautiful manmade cove, a boardwalk built from wooden planks and a couple of ships that look like they've sailed the high seas -- definitely suggests you're in for a swashbuckling good time.However, even though the pirate theme has been toned down, there are many other good reasons why you should stay here. You don't need a treasure map to tell you that Treasure Island has got an amazing location. And you won't need a car or a taxi to get around...just a pair of sprightly feet. Situated near the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Treasure Island is connected via a free tram to The Mirage, and it's within walking distance of a handful of must-visit resorts (Wynn Las Vegas, Encore, The Venetian, The Palazzo and Caesars Palace) and four must-shop attractions (the Fashion Show mall, the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, The Forum Shops at Caesars and The LINQ Promenade).Treasure Island also boasts really nice rooms. (No hammocks here!) So you'll enjoy fairly luxurious accommodations -- contemporary décor with all the necessary modern amenities -- for a reasonable price (not the cheapest in town but not the most expensive either). And if you splurge on a suite...well, you'll feel like you've plundered the place.Warm weather days at Treasure Island are devoted to sun, swaying palm trees and island foods. Relax on the beach-like pool deck (complete with a 25-person hot tub) and while away a few hours in Kahunaville Tropical Restaurant. You can have a bite of something exotic, like the Fiery Rock Shrimp, or get a drink prepared by a flair bartender at the "Party Bar." There's even a luau-style dinner show called "Island Heat LuWOW."The hub of the activity at the resort occurs near the entrance from Las Vegas Boulevard, where you'll discover several rollicking bars and restaurants. Things get wild and crazy in Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Q. You can drink beer, watch bikini bull riding contests, listen to live bands and line dance. The restaurant specializes in barbecuing (including three different kinds of mouth-watering ribs) and has windows that look out onto the Strip.Señor Frog's is infamous for its party scene in Mexico (and, of course, now at Treasure Island). Along with great south-of-the-border food, it has a spring break-style vibe. Antics such as shots being poured into your mouth, sitting on "butt" stools or dancing on tabletops are highly encouraged...and there are two outside areas in case you just want to chill out.For one heck of a good show, get tickets to "Mystère." It's the longest running permanent Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas. Packed with over-the-top props and daring feats of human strength and agility, "Mystère" will blow you away.Need a quick bite? Grab slices of pizza at Pizzeria Francesco's and delicious hot dogs at Little Richie's Chicago-Style Beef and Dogs. For heartier meals in a casual setting, The Coffee Shop and The Buffet at TI are two wonderful options for breakfast, lunch or dinner.In addition, you can sit down to a fine, slower-paced meal at Phil's Italian Steak House. Prime cuts of meat (think filet mignon, venison tenderloin, Colorado lamb and chateaubriand) as well as classic Italian specialties are created in its Tuscan wood-fired kitchen. And you'll always find a fresh catch prepared to perfection at the Seafood Shack.A sanctuary for the senses, Oleksandra Spa & Salon offers peace and profound relaxation. Perched on the third floor, you can partake of soothing and revitalizing treatments from around the world -- like Swedish, ayurvedic and Lomi Lomi massages.And if you decide you want to avoid the crowds in the major malls, you can shop up a storm right at Treasure Island. Get everything from jewelry at TI Bling Co. and Bijoux Terner to fragrances at Perfrume Eleven and souvenirs at the Lobby Store and TI Gift Shop. Plus, construction is underway on a new three-story retail center at the northeast corner of the property. It will be anchored by CVS and is scheduled to open in April 2015.So, without being too cliché, the pirate days of yore may have been tossed o'erboard at Treasure Island, but that doesn't matter...because you don't need cannons here to have a blast here.
 
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Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great location
PostedJuly 14, 2013
Middle to northern end of strip. Nice location for one on a budget. Close enough to all attractions.
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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.)
 

is the "resort fee" per room?

im booking two rooms for a stay in January 2014 and is the resort fee per room? so i would have to pay 2 resort fees or will i only have to pay one for the amount of time im there, i understand its per day, just wanna make sure its not per day/per room.
per room at least for me it was I booked for 5 people 3 in one room and 2 in other. 2 seperate bills ...
1 year, 9 months ago
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