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Mirage or Monte Carlo?

Scotland
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Mirage or Monte Carlo?

We are coming to Vegas in October for 5 days and can get the Mirage for $300 more than Monte Carlo. We also enjoy some time at the pool and see both get not bad pool ratings but are still undecided which one to go for.

Is the Mirage worth the extra $300?

Irvine, California
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1. Re: Mirage or Monte Carlo?

Personally I'm a big fan of MC and think it's possibly the most underrated and underpriced hotel on the Strip. Mirage pool is better but MC's is a great pool too. Stay at MC and use the $300 for other things.

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My vote is for the Monte carlo too. My husband and I are big fans because we always get treated wonderfully. The pool at the MC is very nice.

We visited the Mirage in May -to pick up tickets for Jay Leno, and have some lunch. We both found the Mirage to be extremely noisy and very very crowded-the casino was ok. There was also construction going on inside the lobby area which didn't help.

As the previous poster said-save the $300 for something else- perhaps a show or extra specail dinner.

You will probably get alot of posters saying that the Mirage has a better location- everyone has an opinion-which is good since it will give you more to go on. Personally, I like the location of the MC- it gives you easy enough access to alot of other properties.

We are returning to the MC for the 12th time in Oct- I can't wait!!

ENJOY!

Scotland
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Thanks for your comments so far. Would certainly like to save as much as we can.

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I would stay at the Monte Carlo and save the $300 for gambling or for shows. It definetly is a nice place to stay and it probably the best smelling casino in Vegas. Smells like they pump a rose scent through the air system!

Long Island,NY
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A reply to the wonderful scent at the Monte Carlo- it is available in a spray at the sundry store right off the lobby. I can't recall the name of it but I saw it there- Make sure you try the lotions in the room also- called olive leaf and I love it-

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6. Re: Mirage or Monte Carlo?

It really depends on how much time you spend in the hotel and what $300 extra means to you for a room for a few nights.

Personally, I find the MC one of the most dull casino resorts in LV and the rooms are nothing special but I would still stay there and save $300 compared to the Mirage mainly because I don't spend that long in the room and the location of the hotel is good.

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Depending on when in October you are going, the pool may not count that much. October is a very "iffy" month for swimming -especially towards the end of October. I like the MC but it is a quiet less crowded casino-which may be a plus or minus depending on what you like. The Mirage also has a better location now that the tram is no longer in use-but the walk from MC is not that bad.

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I have always been a fan of the MC but there are a few things that are making me reconsider: 1. The constructions--some say "no problem" but others are saying "up all night, changed room 3 times", etc. Someone mentioned dust everywhere, even covering the cars in the parking lot. 2. The loss of the Boardwalk next door. I liked being able to walk over there for a livelier atmosphere, looser slots and free margaritas. 3. The loss of the tram to the Bellagio and 4. Too many posts about the abundance of KIDS AT THE POOL! I always found the MC to be a very adult crowd and I liked it that way.

Scotland
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It would seem that most of you think we should go with Monte Carlo and save the $300. At this point I would tend to agree with you as I don't think we would spend too much time in the room. We are going 2nd week in October so think the pools should be okay and any spare time will be spent their.

My only concern was the contruction noise but again the reviews are mixed.

Thanks for your comments.

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I can only chime in on the mc as we have stayed there many times. have not stayed at the mirage. The beds at the mc are simply the best ive ever slept on, I think VH once said they cost $4500 apiece. The staff is always top notch. Elevators deliver you right to the lobby and casino, no 3 mile walks here to the casino.. Parking is right off the lobby. There is a cvs right next door for any of your needs. Casino is almost smoke free. A brewpub is onsite. The tram to the Bellagio was a huge plus, but it is now closed. I too liked gambling next door at the boardwalk, but it is now gone. NY NY is right next door. Some will say the walls are thin and the plumbing is noisey. That has not been my experience though.The comps arnt that great there. I cant comment on the construction.