Samuelson
 
 
 
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New York - New York, on the south end of the beautiful Las Vegas Strip, is your vacation from your vacation planning. MGM Resorts took all the best things about the Big Apple, chucked all the things that make even New Jersey cringe, and turned the city that never sleeps into the hotel and casino that never disappoints. From the shadow of the half-sized Statue of Liberty, you'll feel like you've reach a new world – one that's admittedly less "lift my lamp beside the golden door" and more "OMG look at all that chocolate!"There are a lot of things we could describe first at NY-NY, but… chocolate. Hershey's Chocolate World is like the heaven a child would create if they had magical powers for a day. Full of Hershey's candy bars, Reese's peanut butter cups and pieces, jumbo-sized Hershey's chocolate and strawberry syrup bottles, an entire wall full of Hershey's Kiss dispensers, an 800-pound replica of the Statue of Liberty carved from Hershey's Milk Chocolate and probably a bunch of blood sugar spikes and/or promises to work off the extra calories at the gym for the next month, this is one spot no chocolate lover can miss. And just inside the casino floor is the Chocolate Bar which is like the heaven that same child would make once they grew up and discovered vodka.But there's a lot more at NY-NY to appreciate than just the chocolate. The Bar at Times Square is a quaint and clever establishment featuring dueling pianos and the type of atmosphere you see in sitcoms set in New York but would probably miss out on if you actually went there. It's the perfect introduction to the Village Street Eateries set into a charming New York style neighborhood setting, as well as the nearby Gallagher's Steakhouse. Several shops like Stupidiotic, Swatch and I Love NYNY as well as eateries like the cool roadside burger stand Shake Shack link right to the promenade on Las Vegas Boulevard. And just next to the shops lies a true NY-NY Las Vegas experience.Nine Fine Irishmen already has an appealing name – who doesn't love an Irish lad? But what really makes this emerald establishment extraordinary is the atmosphere. Like an ode to the Irish heritage of old New York, the building was actually assembled in Ireland and shipped to the United States. So there's a fun fact to reiterate to people over and over after you've had a few too many whiskeys. Featuring classic Irish beers on a tap and a food menu that'll put a swing in your shillelagh, Nine Fine Irishmen is a gorgeous bar with an inviting demeanor and a fascinating history that we don't have time to tell right now.Once you've tossed back a few pints, take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster. Maybe reverse the order on those activities if you want to minimize your chances of throwing up. Zip past hotel room windows and get a view of the Las Vegas Strip that no other roller coaster can match. It's the most fun you can have swinging around the Chrysler building without being Spider-Man.As if that weren't enough to take your breath away, Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil is perhaps the hottest show in town that doesn't involve a strip club and a lie to your wife. The show is an exploration of sexuality through performance, acrobatics, dancing, comedy and all the extreme athleticism you'd expect from Cirque du Soleil. A stream of vignettes, each character embraces their sexual nature and puts on an obviously adult oriented experience full of passion, lust and a whole lot of fun.From the skyline and the towers to the bars and the best shows, New York New York has brought to Las Vegas everything you could want from the Empire City. We may not be able to give you ocean views, but once you see the sun set over the mountains you won't miss the waves. And if you ever do feel nostalgic for that other New York, just stop into one of the bars and have the bartender make you mean Manhattan.
 
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Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
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 Experience!!!
PostedMarch 10, 2014
This is the 3rd time I have stayed at the New York New York and it will definitely not be my last. I have never had a bad experience and the customer service is fantastic. The rooms are very nice and very clean. The hotel and Casino are very easy to get around in. The machines pay out great!! Would definitely recommend staying at the New York to anyone.
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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.)
 

are all the rooms smoking

We stayed at the Monte Carlo last year and we had a "non smoking" room. Although people were smoking in the hallways on our floor.
1 year, 5 months ago
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