Affordable Las Vegas Luxury at Monte Carlo Resort

by Diana Edelman on September 28, 2010

Luxury and value don’t often go hand-in-hand. But, at Monte Carlo Resort, you get a nice place to rest your head without denting the gambling budget too much. Plus, the property’s central location next to the new City Center and its tram that links the site to Crystal’s retail shops and the Bellagio make this a great place to call “home” during a Vegas Vacation.

Wide range of Dining Options

When the hunger pangs strike, there are a variety of options for dining at Monte Carlo. The perennial favorites at the property are Andre’s French Restaurant and Brand Steakhouse. While they are on the more “luxury” versus “value” side, both restaurants serve up great fare and are places to start any night on the town. Andre’s dishes contemporary French meals from well-known chef Andre Rochat. For a more casual option, try The Cafe, The Pub or enjoy casual Mexican food at Diablo’s Cantina. And, for those keeping a mindful eye on the wallet, the food court provides American staples — McDonald’s and Starbucks.


Affordable and luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Rooms

Upgrade to a Strip View Room for great views!

Monte Carlos’ rooms range from basic to uber swank. The Basic Deluxe Rooms, which offer AAA 4-Diamond rated comfort, are available with either queen or king beds. While somewhat basic, these are a good value for the money. If you crave a view of the Las Vegas skyline, book a Strip View Room. These rooms start on the 21st floor and provide stunning vistas of the entire Valley.

There are a few versions of suites at Monte Carlo: the Spa Suites are 700 square-feet of living and include a full-size Jacuzzi tub complete with views of the Valley, a king-size bed and a sitting area; Monaco Suites are a step-up from the Spa Suites — they are the same size but feature 1 1/2 baths, one of which includes a large master tub with whirlpool jets and a 32″ HDTV flat panel television; Diamond Suites are the size of a small apartment — 825 square-feet — and all are on the higher floors of the hotel, treating guests to views of the city. The room includes a separate master bedroom with king bed, 1 1/2 baths, a large wet bar and a two-person Jacuzzi.

For a more luxury experience, book in to HOTEL32, the new “hotel” within the hotel. Here, rooms range from studio to suite to lofts to penthouse. All feature modern design and maximum comfort. The hotel is located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo and aims to provide a celebrity VIP experience to all of its guests.

Las Vegas Action and Entertainment

The casino floor of Monte Carlo is always hopping, which is entertainment in itself. After scouting out the floor and perhaps rolling a few dice, enjoying the quiet of the poker room or betting on what team will win the next Super Bowl, head over to catch world famous dance crew The Jabbawockeez or world-class funnyman and impersonator Frank Caliendo.

Poolside Relaxation

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Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Monte Carlo Pool

No Las Vegas resort is complete without a pool and the pool area at Monte Carlo does not disappoint. It has a small Lazy Boy river to enjoy catching some sun and idly moving along and a wave pool. However, like most pools in Las Vegas, if you aren’t up early to stake your lounge chair, there is a chance you won’t get one until way later in the day, thwarting the plans of splashing around and cooling off from the Vegas sun. And, also like most pools in Las Vegas, if you are aiming to relax and unwind, the large and often times loud crowd makes it a bit difficult to do so, especially on busy weekends. For a more upscale (and quieter) experience, head to neighboring hotels like Bellagio.

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