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Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

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Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

I've read the reviews and it seems to be a toss up. Both are in great locations and comparable in price. We'll be traveling over Thanksgiving week so I don't give a hoot about the pool 'scene'. Monte Carlo looks pretty on the outside but one reviewer said that's where it stops. It's the one hotel that the Mr. and I didn't go in last time we were there (April 2014). Any additional color that anyone can provide to help me hit the 'book it' button would be greatly appreciated.

(PS - A little about me and the Mr. We are food/drink people in our 40's who do not gamble much if at all. We come to Vegas for the shopping, dining, shows, people watching and weather. We aren't picky and pretty easy to please and thus the reason this is a difficult choice for me. Based on the reviews it's a crap-shoot.)

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1. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

Given your comments, I suspect either hotel would be fine- you could also consider NYNY, Paris, TI or MGM Grand

Of all of those, I quite like Paris- it has a pleasant ambience and the pricing is generally good value- here's a recent thread about this establishment: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g45963-i10-k753200…

Bon voyage!

Edited: 18 June 2014, 22:24
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2. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

I would definitely say either Planet Hollywood or Paris.

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3. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

If the room matters at all (to some it doesn't other than a place to sleep/shower but to others a nice room matters) I found it helpful to view the room layouts on the hotel web sites as well as youtube videos of the different room categories posted by folks who have recently stayed.

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4. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

Miracle Mile shops are attached to Planet Hollywood and lots of restaurant opportunities close by. Given your interests I think PH would be a good choice.

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5. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

If prices are the same, take PH as that's usually the more expensive hotel anyway. MC has very basic rooms compared to the themed room you'll get at PH and the casino/sights/vibe is much better at PH.

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6. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

Out of the two - I would choose Planet Hollywood - better food and shopping options...

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Have only stayed at PH, but really liked it. The only negatives to me are the terrible rules at the blackjack tables, and the insane volume of the club-type music after 8:00pm. Outside of that, the rooms are really good, and the overall property is very nice and full of everything that you need.

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8. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

Between the two options I would take the P-Ho. Monte Carlo rooms are just too bland. It feels like staying in a midwestern Holiday Inn. Now if you can get a good price on a Hotel32 studio and don't mind the lack of bathtub I would definitely look into that. Hotel32 rooms are modern, and you get access to the Hotel32 lounge with free food and drinks.

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9. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

I stayed at Monte Carlo in May and like stated before it was a pretty basic room and there isn't anything exciting attached to the hotel itself other than the casino.

At Planet Hollywood you are connected to many shops and restaurants all without even leaving your hotel so that would be your best bet.

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10. Re: Monte Carlo or Planet Hollywood - Opinions?

I've stayed at both and prefer the Monte Carlo. Rooms at PH are very dark.

Not sure if you will be renting a car, but the self parking at PH is the worst self parking in the history of parking. You have to walk all the way through the Miracle Mile shops to get to the hotel. Ironically, it's much more than a mile.

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