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Monte Carlo or Tropicana

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Monte Carlo or Tropicana

Expedia are currently offering 10 days in March 2012 for £680 (give or take a couple of quid) direct from LGW via Virgin for either MC or Tropicana.

For Brits: Does this seem a good deal?. Quick check on Thomas Cook brochure suggests this is less than half the price for 7 days.

For All: Trop v MC? Grateful for any comments.

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1. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

Sounds like a great deal! Seems that is what many have said air alone often runs. (this is just from info that I have seen here!)

Tough choice...really, it's a toss up. Monte Carlo is a little more central strip; it is the newer property but Trop just underwent a big renovation. Both have solid pools.

Monte Carlo is a darker casino, Trop is brighter.

If it were up to me, I'd stay at MC as I prefer more mid-strip; but Trop is a solid choice as well.

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2. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

Tropicana has all new rooms, casino, common areas and a revamped pool area.

Everything at MC is a little older, some say nostalgic, lol. They have a nice food court and pool area as well.

Overall, the Trop is smaller than MC, but the MC isn't so big that you will get lost in it. I can't give you a definite on where to stay, but you would probably enjoy either establishment.

On a side note, if you book the package through Expedia, look at the cancellation policies before you pay. Sometimes they will make you pay the full price up front and if you cancel your trip, they won't give you any money back. But, if you book through the hotel directly, you can normally cancel 48-72 hours before check-in with no penalties.

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3. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

I like MC a lot and think it's one of the best value mid-range properties on the Strip but personally speaking I would probably choose Trop purely out of curiosity to see how it is since all the renovations.

But if a more central location is a big deal then I'd go with MC. Weather in March is too unpredictable to make the respective pools an important issue here.

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Trams from MC to Aria and Bellagio are easy to take and save some wear and tear on the feet. An upper room at MC looking down the strip toward Aria presents a stunning view. Almost surreal reminding one of the old Star Wars movies being inside the Evil Empire mother ship. A sense of floating.

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5. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

Can't give advice on where to stay, but keep in mind resort fees are added. See below. Monte Carlo has a spa-Tropicana does not. Monte Carlo has free tram to Bellagio. Tropicana is newly renovated.

Monte Carlo: A daily resort fee of $16.80 (includes applicable tax) is added to all room reservations upon check-in. Includes the following hotel services: In-room wired internet, fitness center access, daily newspaper, complimentary copying and faxing, boarding pass printing, and free local and (800) calls.

Tropicana: $9.99 per day includes the following guest-exclusive Vegas packages:

Free High Speed Wireless Internet ($12.99 Value)

Daily Fitness Center Access ($ 9.99 Value)

2-for-1 signature cocktails in Bacio by Carla Pellegrino or Biscayne with your meal

50% off specialty and well cocktails, beer and wine at the Ambhar Lounge from 4pm to 6pm daily

Free local calls

Free 800 Calls

Free Incoming Faxes (10 per Day)

Free Outgoing Faxes (10 per Day)

Free Photo Copies (10 Per Day)

Free Printing of Boarding Pass

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6. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

Having stayed at both within the past year or so, I will say this, Monte Carlo is the better Property with many more choices, but you will be there for 10 days in March when it is not overly hot. For that reason, AND if you are planning on being mobile and not spending a lot of time in the hotel, I'd take the Tropicana knowing that I will be out of the hotel a lot exploring other areas. The bed and room will be better at the Tropicana, but the hotel amenities will not be as good as the Monte Carlo. Since you won't be in the hotel all the time, that's fine.

If I were going to be there a shorter time, I'd take the MC for the location and everything else.

BTW, I was surprised to find that in my room at the MC last month they had changed over to wireless rather than wired internet.

Also, sometimes you can score a great deal that seems to be too good. Last Christmas I hooked up my brother with the a room for 10 nights at the Tropicana and a RT flight from the east coast for only $650, total. That was an amazing value. Ya gotta love Vegas! Not sure of the dates for March madness, but you might be onto a deal that even better than you know.

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7. Re: Monte Carlo or Tropicana

I'm really glad that the Trop did those reno's because it was in bad shape. That said, I'm a bigger fan of MC. The Trop is a bit too bright for me. I like the location of the MC, the casino and style of MC more than the Trop. Either way really, like others have said, it's a toss up. Both are nice mid-level properties.

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