It’s not exactly James Bond meets the French Riviera, but this Euro-esque casino hotel sits on prime real estate next to the CityCenter complex. Hotel 32 is the Monte Carlo’s unique boutique hotel-within-a-hotel, where top-floor studios, suites, lofts, and penthouses all enjoy VIP attention from personal suite assistants and a complimentary cocktail lounge. All guests at the Monte Carlo have access to the heated outdoor pool with a lazy river ride.
What else makes Vegas’s Monte Carlo worth visiting? Andre’s French restaurant and Brand Steakhouse consistently get high marks. Right on the Strip, the Boulevard Plaza is packed with trendy spots to eat and drink, including Sambalatte coffee house, Boulevard Creamery for ice cream (some flavors are made with beer!), 800 Degrees Neopolitan Pizza, and Yusho for ramen and Asian grill fare. Double Barrel Roadhouse and Diablo’s Cantina are good for a few too many margaritas or beers, though we can’t recommend the food. At the back of the casino, The Pub gets rowdy when live piano players duel some nights. For more sophisticated sips, seek out the plush cognac and cigar lounge upstairs at Andre’s.