Review: The Mardi Gras Hotel, Las Vegas.
We went for this hotel as we wanted a hotel that was off the strip so it wasn’t so noisy at night etc.
When we first got out the taxi here we were surprised as we were driving past all the fancy looking hotels on the strip and then when we turned off and drove away from the strip we wondered just how far away from the strip we were going.
It was a little further than we had hoped but what can you do 😛
As we got out the taxi we took our cases into the reception and checked-in and we were given our room key.
So as we went to find out room we found our room was on the bottom floor at the side of the hotel (second pic above). We went in and done the usual nosey around the place to see what it was like, As we were looking about we could hear people walking past our door and talking and they were very loud. We sat down and talked and wondered what we would do first but then we hear someone try to open our door…
After that happened we were pretty spooked and did not feel safe in that room so we went to reception and told the and asked for another room a few floors up. We got our new room keys so once we moved up to that room which was on the 3rd floor we had a look around again and we felt better about this room so we unpacked and changed as it was rather warm and we still had our flight clothes on.
We had paid for bed and breakfast so the next morning we down stairs for breakfast and we went into what we thought was where we had breakfast. It was a buffet style so we chose everything we wanted and sat down and ate and left to go about our day. We did the same the next morning although this time we sat down and a waiter came over and took out a writing pad and then said out bill was something like $15 and we said to him that we had already paid for B&B and he insisted we didn’t. We were not going to pay for something we had already paid for, So we asked to speak to the manager and he came over and we told him we had already paid and he then said this wasn’t the room we were suppose to eat in. He then told us to go to reception and he would meet us there. The receptionist there then said that they don’t normally do B&B and that it was our company that offered it (Thomas cook) and they were not told. They then gave us pieces of paper that we hand over before we have breakfast in the mornings and told us we eat in the bar… As we found the next morning all we were offered as breakfast was a sausage or bacon with scrambled eggs and beans..every morning the same thing.
The room was big and had 2 double beds which were a little hard but the pillows were okay for me.
Excuse the mess! 😛
The bathroom was okay it had a shower and bath. Didn’t try the bath but the shower was okay but the toilet flush was so loud nobody would flush it at night in case we woke each other up during the night.
Also the sink was outside the bathroom…as you see in the photo so was a bit awkward when you were brushing your teeth etc.
And there was also 2 large counter tops that had nothing on them.. we just had a mini fridge below one of them..
Location wise as I said it is obviously away from the strip. There was not a lot to see around our hotel but it was close to the Convention centre metro station stop. So we sometimes used that to get around.
Photos below is the main door and the view from sitting on the benches. We could see the wynn hotel. Below them is the Metro lines that run right past our hotel. So it was noisy sometimes but we got used to the noise.
We also had a mcdonalds 5 mins away! 😀
The view from our door. The pool (There was also a jacuzzi to the right of the pool) and there was also a childrens play area that was getting done up. We didnt try the pool ( i just burn and i cant swim 😛 ) but there was others using it and sunbathing throughout the day. the jacuzzi was mainly used in the late afternoon.
The hotel did provide a shuttle bus that leaves every hour and stops at Bally’s hotel and they pick up form there every hour also. We didnt know about the shuttle until about 5 days into our holiday as nobody in reception told us so we were using the metro which is $5 per person for a one way ticket..
The bus is sometimes late as it goes to the airport to pick up people that were checking in to our hotel and it also does airport drop off. which we also didnt know but luckily the airport isnt far so didint cost us much on a taxi when we arrived first.
We were here for 2 weeks for overall we did eventually get used to everything the location, the transport, $$ and the heat!
The heat does take some getting used to as Las Vegas is in a desert so any moisture in the air evaporates…including sweat.. so you have to drink water constantly. So STAY HYDRATED!!
Overall i wouldn’t recommend the hotel.