I will be staying 3 nights in Vegas in mid-April, Friday - Sunday (checking out Monday). I am arriving late Friday and have a free night at Excalibur, then will be staying Sat & Sun at MGM for $49/night (including 2 free drinks at West Wing bar and $10 FreePlay). I just got an e-mail offer for 3 free nights at Monte Carlo. I will be at a show Friday night and will probably only be sleeping at Excalibur from 3am or so until checkout, then will move over to MGM - probably won't even unpack my suitcase. I know the MGM is a better hotel, but I thought I'd throw this out to the forum.
Another option is Mandalay Bay - I could stay the free night at Excalibur, then move to MB for $99 Sat and $69 Sun, with $25 FreePlay. So do I go for the free hotel, or pay a little bit to stay somewhere nicer? Is Monte Carlo really as bad as some are saying?