A current trend in Las Vegas is toward smaller, hotel-within-a-hotel, luxury boutique properties, and the Hotel 32 Monte Carlo is a prime example. Only 50 rooms on the 32nd floor of the much larger Monte Carlo, Hotel 32 is essentially a concierge-level block of rooms with its own identity. It offers its guests special perks, including VIP check-in, a personal suite assistant, access to an exclusive lounge, and, except with the lowest room category called Studios, complimentary airport limo service. Although in the middle of a major facelift, the Monte Carlo itself is an upper mid-range hotel, but with many amenities and services Hotel 32 guests can take advantage of: restaurants, spa, outdoor pool, casino. At just over 400 square feet, the Studios are small by Las Vegas luxury standards, but the other options are much bigger, up to 2,000 square feet. And there is no having to ask for a high-up floor.
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Hotel 32’s location at the center of the Strip, not far from CityCenter, makes getting anywhere a little easier. For restaurants beyond the Monte Carlo, the Steak House at Circus Circus offers reasonably priced, reasonably fine dining. For dinner and a free show, try to snag a table on the patio of Todd English’s Mediterranean-style Olives, which looks out on the Bellagio’s dancing fountains. At the Shops at Crystals, located at CityCenter, browse one of the largest collections of high-end fashion boutiques in Las Vegas.
Need to Know
Rooms: 50 rooms, from $150. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options: Except for breakfast and nibbles in Lounge 32, Hotel 32 relies on the Monte Carlo to entice guests with food and drink.Of the Monte Carlo’s eight restaurants, the only one with celebrity credentials is culinary pioneer Andre Rochat’s contemporary French Andre’s restaurant. Liveliest of the other choices is Diablo’s Cantina, where the Mexican fare is nicely balanced by the mango margaritas. There’s also The Buffet, for people who believe in maintaining traditions, Las Vegas–style, and a food court that should appeal to kids and those in search of a Starbucks. Spa and gym details: Located on the second floor, the fitness center and the Spa & Salon Monte Carlo offer all the usual treatments, a steam room, whirlpools, and a sauna.
Who’s it for: Those who like the Monte Carlo’s central location, but feel they’ve earned the extra comfort and personal attention Hotel 32 offers. Our favorite rooms: All guestrooms no matter which category will have a view of the Strip, but the Lofts and Penthouses include bathrooms with chromatherapy, allowing bathers to change the color of the light in the shower to fit their mood. Recharge: With its views, the private Lounge 32 is a perfect place to begin the day with breakfast or re-energize it with happy hour.