Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
…a sure bet for visiting Las Vegas


By: Ed Stone

Entrance to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino on Las Vegas' famous "Strip." Photo by Ed Stone

Whether you are a golfer, gambler, sightseer, conventioneer, bride/groom or just passing through, the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino offers not only a great location on the famous “Strip,” but also the best of amenities.  In fact, if your
stay is short, you can experience all the action of “The World of Entertainment” within your hotel.  Or, if you care to wander outside, all the other famous places for dining, entertainment or experiencing the lure of Vegas are within a short walking distance.

For the golfer, this hotel is ideal and has connections to some of the best courses in the world…yes, the world.  Like the Primm Valley Golf Club with two outstanding Fazio designed layouts.  You are only a 40-45 minute drive from the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino to the tee box.  Forget the traffic, you make two rights out of your hotel and one left on to the Interstate 15.  When you cross the Nevada/California state line, you take the second exit and follow the signs.

Click Here to read our review about the golf courses at Primm Valley Golf Club.

Other golf courses affiliated with the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino and part of the MGM-Mirage group you can play are: Shadow Creek, Bali Hai, Desert Pines Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and the Stallion Mountain Golf Club with three courses.  To reserve a tee time click here or call 702-730-7399 or 1-888-427-6723.

Now, back to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino.

The beautiful Monte Carlo fountain at entrance to hotel.
Photo by Ed Stone

This place has class, style and just about any activity you would want while on vacation or a get-a-way weekend.  The Monte Carlo’s 3,002 guest rooms, including 259 luxury suites offer Italian marble and granite finishes, brass fixtures, cherry furniture and spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip or the hotel’s pool area.  The high-rise hotel offers suites, spa suites and penthouse suites.  Worth mentioning are the two-bedroom Penthouse Suites with 3,500 square feet of living space, complimentary continental breakfast, light lunch and evening cocktails, a complete kitchen and adjacent dining room, a workout room with treadmill and free weights, a media room with large-screen television, VCR, and CD player and an in-suite safe.  Posh…to say the least!

Amenities in the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino include:

Spa & Salon - From the moment you step inside, you are greeted with an atmosphere of soothing aesthetics, with textures that are both rich and worldly.  These people treat you like royalty and surround you with an environment of comfort and tranquility.  A variety of massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments are available to guests and are designed for maximum results and relaxation.

The Spa offers the latest in equipment and treatments

You are treated like royalty at the Spa

The Spa's fitness area offers all of the latest equipment for those seeking to find their peace of mind through physical exercise.

Swimming Pool - Recently, the Monte Carlo’s pool opened with a new deck, new cabanas and new amenities.

Basking in the Nevada sun has never been so lavish.  The overall pool area is 21,000 square-feet.  It features 11,000 square-feet of cascading waterfalls, lush landscaping and crystal clear swimming areas. There is a classically designed 1,900 sq. ft. swimming pool and a private, heated spa with a 12 ft. diameter tub.  The “wave pool” was the first of its kind to recreate the ocean on the Strip.  This feature is 4,800 sq. ft. and features waves that reach 30 feet.  Then there is the Easy River Ride carrying guest down 400 feet of a slow-flowing river at speeds of up to 4 miles per hour.  The pool is seasonal and has limited hours and months of operation.

Business Center – Here is your out-of-town office.   The Monte Carlo's Business Center provides the following services (charges apply): photocopying, transparencies, faxing, computer workstations, cellular phone rentals, printing and shipping.

Monte Carlo Boutique – Located in the registration lobby, here you can enjoy shopping 24 hours every day and select from an offering of everything from adult to children merchandise.  Specialty merchandise includes flower arrangements, and an assortment of wine and cigars. In addition, the Monte Carlo Boutique carries sundries, snack items, beverages, newspapers and magazines.

Club Casino Royale – If it’s related to Las Vegas, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.  There’s a variety of gaming merchandise and gift choices along with sundries, snack items, beverages and newspapers.

The world champion magician, Lance Burton, headlines at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

Lance Burton Magic Shop - The novice magician or the up-and-coming expert can find unique magic tricks and Lance Burton logo T-shirts for adults and children.
Bijoux Terner $10 Boutique – Experience “Luxury at $10.”  This is the shop where fashion meets affordability.  Everything is priced at $10…such as jewelry, handbags, pashminas, watches and men’s accessories.

Monte Carlo Collections – This shop offers a wide array of garden-oriented gifts and decorative items for the home and garden.

Monte Carlo Beach Club – This shop offers everything you’re looking for to spend a day at the beach…from bathing suits and sunglasses to sunscreen and sundries.

LeliaSea – Following in the tradition of ancient times, LeliaSea manufactures skin-care products based on minerals from the Dead Sea.  Skin care, bath, and body products contain a unique blend of minerals and salts found exclusively in the Dead Sea. 

Backstreet Arcade – Located in the Monte Carlo's Street of Dreams shopping and dining promenade, the Backstreet Arcade features 60 of the latest video and redemption games for the kid at heart.

Entertainment:
Lance Burton Theater – The world champion magician, headlines at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, immerses audiences in his world - a world where gloves turn to doves and burning candles appear in his hands.  Nationally recognized as one of the world's greatest prestidigitators. U.S. News & World Report recently called Burton "Magic's hottest new star."

Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery  - One of Las Vegas' hottest nightspots, the Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery not only features a great selection of food and microbrews, but also live music, dancing and fun. The fun begins nightly at 9pm with a DJ and continues into the night with bands performing from 9:30pm until 2am. There is no cover charge, but you must be 21 years of age to enter after 9pm.  You may also pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer, all brewed on-site. Here you can also select Pub and Brewery themed merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and souvenir items.

Houdini’s Lounge – For an intimate bar and gathering place offering a variety of entertainment, this is the perfect place for those who prefer the soothing sounds of piano music.  Houdini's Lounge offers live music Thursday through Sunday night from 10pm to 1am.  There is no cover charge, but you must be 21 years of age.

The Monte Carlo's Casino is one of Las Vegas' best and friendliest

Poker room provides privacy and atmosphere

Casino – Las Vegas is known as the city for gambling.  The Monte Carlo's casino is part of the reason why.  The casino has a generous offering of slots, blackjack, high-limit gaming areas, poker room, baccarat, roulette, video poker, and a full service race and sports betting area.  Gamers can receive awards based upon slot and table play by joining "Players Club".   One of the friendliest casino’s I have ever visited.  Yep, even won a few bucks to cover expenses.  They have over 2,100 slot and video poker machines ranging from 5 cents to $100, ninety-five table games including: Double-deck Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean StudTM and Baccarat.

Dining:
No matter what your taste buds are craving, you will find it at the Monte Carlo Hotel.  Here is a list of eateries to select from:

Harry Blackstone – Named for the famous magician but, Chef Brian Howser and his expert staff perform the real magic.  Recognized as one of the premier restaurants in Vegas, Blackstone's offers mesquite-grilled steaks that are aged to perfection and plenty of fresh seafood appetizers and entrees.

The Buffet – Here is a place featuring a range of fresh American and international dishes prepared in an exhibition-style kitchen.  Fun to watch and knowing your food is fresh, the live cooking stations provide made to order dishes at the pasta bar and Mongolian Grill. Freshly carved turkey or beef is found on this menu along with a wonderful salad bar and delicious desserts.

The Café – For your casual dining with exotic cuisine, you can check out the Café.  This restaurant provides a fun setting with a variety of appetizers, sandwiches and hot meals available 24 hours.

Andre's Steakhouse, voted #1 in Las Vegas by Zagat Guide

Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery – The tradition of making and drinking beer continues at the Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery.  This is one of the largest brewpubs in the nation and the first to be located in a mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.  Six different styles of Monte Carlo-labeled beer are produced regularly.  The menu at the Pub & Brewery compliments the selection of beers. Items include a vast selection of appetizers, freshly baked brick-oven pizzas, gourmet wraps and a full line of salads and sandwiches.

Andre's – Voted No. 1 Restaurant in Las Vegas by the Prestigious Zagat Guide!  Here is your top-of-the-line restaurant in Vegas.  Delight in extraordinary delicacies prepared to Chef Andre Rochat's uncompromising standards. A world-class wine cellar and cigar-friendly lounge also await you at Andre's.

Dragon Noodle Co. – One of my favorites!  This Asian cuisine and tea emporium will awaken your senses. Choose from a variety of Cantonese and Szechwan style offerings at Dragon Noodle Co., including delicious noodle dishes, roasted meats, uniquely prepared chicken and fresh seafood dishes. A private room is available for special events.

Market City Caffe - Recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence! Market City Caffe offers generous portions of delicious Southern Italian fare served in a warm, inviting trattoria. Indulge in homemade pasta dishes, a variety of freshly baked pizzas, steaks, chops and an extensive antipasto bar.

The Monte Carlo's wedding chapel

Conventions & Conferences – The Monte Carlo Hotel offers a wide variety of meeting and conference rooms to meet your needs.  For meeting space only, call (800) 311-8999 or (702) 730-7400 OR for rooms and meeting space, call (800) 311-5999 or (702) 730-7300.

Wedding Packages – More weddings are conducted in Las Vegas that anyplace else in the World…yes, the World.  The Monte Carlo can handle all the details and offers packages to fit any size or kind of ceremony.  They handle everything from florist to photography to reception.  Check them out by clicking here.
 
Yes, there are many, many places to stay and play in Las Vegas.  I have probably stayed in at least ten different hotels in this wonderful city…they are all great.  But, the Monte Carlo is definitely at the top of my list of favorites…location, classy, complete amenities and one of the friendliest casinos on the Strip. 

I’ll be baaaacccckkkkkkkkk!


For More Information:

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.montecarlo.com

Phones:
Room Reservations: 888-529-4828
General Information: (702)-730-7777  or (800)-311-8999
Casino Marketing (800) 822-8276
Wedding Chapel (702) 730-7575 or (800) 822-8651 or email weddings@montecarlo.com
Banquets and Catering (702) 730-7400
Meeting and Conventions (702) 730-7300