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Luxor/Monte Carlo or MGM

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Author: [Las Vegas] Topic: Luxor/Monte Carlo or MGM
BonkersBen PM BonkersBen
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Posted: 9/13/2012 2:54:16 AM
Got 3 days in LV, early December....which one is best you reckon?

Can;t be arsed with the strip hotels, these are all off it somewhat.

Same sort of price all 3 places so might just flip a coin - oh wait there's 3 choices so can't do that
mafioso PM mafioso
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Posted: 9/13/2012 3:45:53 AM
tdot_wiseguy PM tdot_wiseguy
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Posted: 9/13/2012 4:24:21 PM
Just spent 4 nights this past weekend at the Monte Carlo and I recommend it....would stay there again. 

There is a food court right where the elevators are which makes it really easy grabbing a quick bite on your way out or back to the room.

The sportsbook, while not large, is decent enough to catch a few games simultaneously and weren't overly crowded. They are fairly generous with drink tickets too. Plus, its easy enough placing your wagers there and moving to the MGM book if you want to watch at a bigger book.

Decent looking ladies at the pool, good crowd overall at the casino with a good mix of young people and families etc. Dealers at table games are okay. Plenty of $10 BJ tables with BJ paying 3:2.

Luxor in my opinion is too far at one end of the strip. MGM im sure would be slightly pricier than Monte Carlo.

I had 2 nights comp'd and paid $35 for the other 2 nights. Came out to $170ish with taxes, resort fees etc for 4 nights......not a bad deal.

Have also stayed at the Mirage, NYNY, MGM, Mandalay Bay previously .... any other questions feel free to PM me.
VegasSound PM VegasSound
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Posted: 9/13/2012 10:13:15 PM
The Luxor would be my last choice out of the three. I put some family in there once and felt terrible due to how bad the room was. Bird garbage all over the slanted glass is never a good look.

I've only heard good things about the rooms at the Monte Carlo.

I think I would go with the MGM.
VegasGourmet PM VegasGourmet
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Posted: 9/14/2012 3:38:59 AM

For location, I would choose Monte Carlo. It has a free tram access to Aria, which is adjacent to Cosmopolitan and then to the Bellagio which is next to Caesars. So, within a few minutes and minimal walking, you have 3 different sportsbook operations....MGM, Cantor, and Caesars. Don't quite understand your comment about being "off it" in relation to the Strip...they are all on the Strip..

Also, from a food standpoint....as I have said many times in this forum....the best food court in Vegas is at NewYork/NewYork, which is right next door to Monte Carlo and also has the old ESPN Zone (now The Sporting House), redone, good bar menu and over 100 hdtv's on 2 floors.

mightiestmojo PM mightiestmojo
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Posted: 9/14/2012 11:43:29 PM
MGM for me. It's huge but I like it. Haven't stayed at Monte Carlo but it looks decent. Have stayed at Luxor, MGM is better and sight unseen I'd think Monte Carlo is better.
casheasy PM casheasy
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Posted: 9/15/2012 1:13:50 AM
If price is just about the same, which is hard to believe....then MGM Grand is the best of the three. I like them all. But MGM has a great young crowd. HUGE Casino. Great bars in the casino to hang out and play video poker and the bartenders are cool. Great pool. Best sportsbook of the three, not even close, imo. Location is good, not great. But all three of your choices are just good for location.
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Posted: 9/21/2012 11:50:22 PM
Professor524 PM Professor524
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Posted: 9/27/2012 1:21:24 AM
You can't beat Monte Carlo with regards to these 3 simply due to the location. MGM is also huge and it's easy to get lost. 

The food court is awesome at MC as well they have a K-cup coffee machine now in the rooms. I always bring a box of starbucks now each trip and it saves me a lot of time and money. There is also free wi fi and it's a decent mature crowd. Usually 25-35. MGM has a lot of first timer 21s, families, etc... and is a bit to hectic. 

MGM is a reasonable 2nd, but stay away from Luxor. It's and the top of strip, old, and the carpets in the rooms are disgusting. At least MC installed new ones last year.
promark12 PM promark12
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Posted: 9/27/2012 4:33:24 PM

I wouldn't stay at ANY of these properties because they are all owned by MGM.  MGM is in the business of charging RESORT FEES that are hidden until you check in.  YOU DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF NOT PAYING FOR RESORT FEES, EVERYBODY PAYS THEM.  But they are not included in the price.

This practice is illegal and you should not tolerate them.

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