Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

3770 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109- Map It
Phone: (702) 730-7777

AAA Editor Notes

Monte Carlo Resort &amp; Casino is at 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (n. of Tropicana Ave. between New York-New York and CityCenter). In Vegas, it's tough keeping up with the Joneses, especially when your neighbors are named CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan. Both ultra-luxe properties have made high-profile opening splashes since the Monte Carlo was built back in &#8216;96. But if you thought this mega complex, modeled after the famed Place du Casino in Monaco, might be over the hill, think again.</br>Monte Carlo has modernized and mostly de-themed its Strip-front entrance. Though the facade still incorporates neoclassical columns and arches, the hotel's ornate statuary and fountains have been replaced by a broad, streamlined entry plaza dotted with flagstone fountains and small trees, and flanked by new sidewalk bars/restaurants. The look is decidedly less Monaco, more upscale shopping mall. Is that a good thing? You be the judge.</br>Inside, we love Monte Carlo's straightforward, rectangular casino layout, which doesn't necessitate never-ending hunts for the baccarat tables or the bathrooms. You'll find plenty of $10 tables here ($5 minimums are common during off-peak hours), plus a cozy, mahogany-paneled poker room. If you're mystified by marker pucks and &#8220;come bets,&#8221; a free craps lesson is available daily at 11 a.m.</br>At the rear entrance, the elegant, marble-floored lobby evokes the grandeur of a classic European hotel. Just beyond the guest registration area, hang a left onto the &#8220;Street of Dreams,&#8221; a small collection of restaurants and shops, including a Harley Davidson gift store. If you're staying in the 32-story hotel tower, catch some rays and daydream of jackpots while drifting down the pool area's 400-foot-long lazy river.</br>The Park, a Strip-front plaza linking the resort with the Monte Carlo Resort &amp; Casino, opened in spring 2016. The outdoor entertainment area is home to the new T-Mobile Arena.</br>A free monorail connects Monte Carlo with next-door CityCenter and the Bellagio farther up the Strip.</br>Food is available.</br>
Station: Monte Carlo
Self-parking $7-$10 (1-4 hours); $12 (4-24 hours). Valet $15 (up to 4 hours); $20 (4-24 hours). Fees may be higher during special events.
Hours: Casino open daily 24 hours.