Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel

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Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel

, Las Vegas
2 star

Rooms: 314

3500 Paradise Road - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89109 - United States Hotel Website | | 702 731 2020
396 Traveller

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Worst Hotel! Our Car was robbed
Submitted by: Kelley in 27/12/10
  • Age Group: 1825
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
This is the worst hotel. There is so much crime and the staff is so unhelpful and unfriendly.

Our car, along with 2 others, got broken into during the night. There was only one security guard on duty and he did nothing. The staff did not call the police or seem to care at all. They did not help us with anything. They told us that these crimes happen all of the time, but that they do not have increased security including security cameras or extra security staff. They did not offer us anything and we asked why they do not increase security or notify their guests that these crimes regulary occur and they were dumbfounded and unresponsive. Do not stay at this hotel because you could be robbed and they will do nothing to help you.

This hotel allows this to continue and does nothing to protect its guests.
Las Vegas is the best
Submitted by: Danielle in 11/10/08
  • Age Group:
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  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Been to Las Vegas quite a few times now and everytime stayed at Mardi Gras. We've had a few problems with toilets, but we've been given a new room straight away or its been fixed asap. I think its the ideal hotel because it's near the strip and a shopping mall, which is a very enjoyable walk away. I give this hotel 10/10 :)
Bad Service
Submitted by: harry in 17/09/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The front entrance of hotel was dirty. The van is dirty and smelly. And beside the van a/c was not working properly. The breakfast buffet was not good. I got sick.
A great hotel and holiday
Submitted by: Ivan in 02/10/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
This was my 1st visit to Las Vegas. And will not be the last.

I rushed into booking my Air tours (My travel) Virgin amongst others also provide accommodation at this hotel holiday at the “Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel and casino” which I later regretted due to some reviews that I saw on the internet.

How stupid I was thinking this.

The hotel is great for the money; in a nut shell all you do in a hotel room is sleep and wash.

The service in all departments was great

Fast check in

Our room was ready early 13:00

The room was big and clean,

The advertised mini bar is 2 bottles of water (if required)

We required a “roll out bed” for the teenager in our party it was in the room within 10 minutes of requesting. And there was no charge.

We had a problem with our in room air con unit maintenance was there within 10 minutes and when we got back after a day out a brand new replacement was in place.

All though the size of the casino is like a mouse hole compared to the big hotels this was not a problem to me (I am not a casino addict) every where you look in Vegas has a casino (if they could fit them into the toilets they would)

Pros about Best western Mardi Gras hotel and casino.

All staff was friendly and nothing was a problem

Large room,

Comfortable beds

Free coffee and maker,


Cheap in room safe $2 per day (£1 approx),

No hassle getting to your room (like the big hotels) this hotel has only 3 floors and 300 room's approx,

Less traffic than on the strip.

Free mini bus to the strip on the hour. Also a service to the airport

Very ideal location if you have a car, with easy on site parking.

Drinks not too expensive in the bar free soft drink top ups with a meal.

Free local phone calls from in room. (See below for a great phone card deal)



Do not expect the Ritz, but as stated above I had no problem the comfort/cleanliness and the service was there what more do you want?

Stated as 1.5 miles from the strip again not a real problem as a free mini bus is provided. Or use the mono rail.

Other Valuable holiday information

Got a great phone card deal the my travel phone card $15 (£7.50 approx) gave me over 200 minuets to UK land lines via a toll free number.

Food is a plenty in Vegas. Started off with the Buffet at Circus Circus equivalent to about £7 per adult for evening meal incl soft drinks thought great not bad value until we found Arizona Charlie's hotel and casino on the Boulder Highway 4 miles from the Mardi Gras a much better quality and Value at £4.50 per adult approx special days it was £6 when rib steak or steak and shrimp was an added choice but still astounding value.

Want to go on the helicopter over the Grand Canyon book early these fill up quick. This was an unforgettable experience.

Are you a thrill seeker go on the Stratosphere tower top rides the Xscream ride that puts you facing down to the ground was the most terrifying experience and thrill of my life.

Got a child not a problem plenty for them to see and do the lights and entertainment (free shows and attraction at the hotels in air conditioned comfort.

Blackpool in not a patch on Vegas. Kids can walk through the casinos but not loiter or watch.

We went in August and saw Temperatures high as 117 degrees.

Shopping – go to Wal-Mart They have plenty super centres around the area.(not on the strip though.

There are also 2 outlet centres one either end of the strip.

Do not miss The Freemont street experience this free spectacular is a must with the world largest LCD screen in the roof. This is every night. There are regular busses every few minutes.

Also look out for the free shows put on by the hotels like the fountains or loins (MGM Grand) etc.

Some hotels on the strip are linked together with either walk ways or even free tram/monorail links

A great holiday I would recommend.


Great Hotel
Submitted by: Joe in 19/07/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Could see nothing wrong with this hotel,before we left England,we read some reviews which almost put us off staying there, but we had three weeks there and it was brilliant, no complaints at all,rooms were clean, food excellent (just had a bit of a wait for it)staff were very friendly, all in all we had a great time.
Would recommend to anyone.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel

been to blackpool? this is luxury

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at this hotel in April, we were a little worried after the reading the reviews, but our holiday was fantastic, the hotel has had some very bad press on this site, which I am about to put right!!!
The hotel was very clean, very comfortable and very cheap. The food and drink was very nice and reasonable compared to the strip. Getting to the strip was made very easy by the handy little bus every hour, even without the bus a cab is only around $8.
The little casino inside has everything the large casinos have, except obviously really huge pay outs!!! or a theme...
The pool is clean and well kept and most of the hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating... so like I said in the subject, if you have ever stayed in a Blackpool B&B you will love this palce it's great and if we had stayed out on the strip we would have been broke in 5 minutes.
Obviously this hotel is not the flashiest or most glam hotle in Vegas, but atleast you can find your room with ease and get a good nights sleep in a nice air conditioned, basic but clean room.
THUMBS UP TO THE MARDI GRAS!! ! I'd go back anyday.

found it to be a nice room, clean and staff was fine.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent two nights here in late April. Had read all of the reviews but since I had booked this same hotel for a convention in the fall that my sister and I planned to attend wanted to check it out since I was traveling with my husband. Was very glad to find the price was good and room was clean. No noise problems. Food in restaurant was good. They gave us two free breakfast coupons, and one dinner free with purchase of one. Food was very good and staff friendly, especially the waiters we had. Large room. Only thing I would like to change is to have microwave in room, and have tv in front of bed. Was located in front of couch but hard to see if watching news, etc. after retiring at nite. Will stay with my reservation in the fall. Off the strip but ok. Will have monorail system they say in the fall so that will help with getting to the strip.

Great Time

from mrs piggy
7-21 April 2004.
We arrived after having read the other reviews on this hotel, and were dreading it. What a lot of nitpickers is all I can say. The room was visited by the housekeepers every day, and kept spotless. The coffee supply was kept going throughout the fortnight.We had a full size ironing board and iron, full size fridge, cable tv and nintendo games to play. Mickey, behind the bar is a nice man full of info and very friendly, as were all the staff. The shuttle drivers were prepared to take you anywhere (within reason)! The only downside was that the roads leading to the strip were being dug up, but it was quite a pleasant 20-25 min walk in sunshine. A very friendly and welcoming place to stay and we will definitely be back, so to the nail lady of the shuttle bus, keep your eyes open for us!!!l

good place to stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I recently stayed at the mardi gras. We were there from March 19-22 2004. We enjoyed our stay. The rooms are nice. Although we had a non-smoking room. When the towels got wet they smelled like smoke. The pool was nice. Wasn't noise. The restrauant had good food.
The staff behind the counter could have been a little more friendly, but altogether we had a GREAT stay. I'd stay there again. It wasn't that far off the strip either.

Mediocre Motel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is exactly average, and for the pricing you can definately find a hotel on the strip that has the whole Las Vegas experience. It was fairly clean, and very large. The lobby has a "few" slot machines and a bar/restaraunt that was small but really fun. You can get a free continental breakfast (below average) for free, or use their coupon to get a hot breakfast in the bar. The hotel staff I found to be not very friendly but average competent. It wasn't bad, but for the price I'd go for the strip first.

Horrible experience

from nola70116
We arrived at the Best Western on Thursday Feb 12 and were told that our reservation was for Feb 11 and since we were a no show our reservations were cancelled. We made our reservation in September at the local hotel not the 800 number to receive special senior pricing. We received a reservation number and reconfirmed the first week of February. Even though we had a local confirmation number, we were told that the reservation was made through the 800 number. We were offered a "walk-in" rate for Thurs & Friday but no room for Sat & Sun. No attempt was made to find us a room. I walked to the Embassy Suites and although they had no room available, they called around and secured a hotel for us for 4 days. The hotel was located two blocks from Bally's and a wonderful find.

Stay on the strip

from A TripAdvisor Member
Basic rooms, but the location is poor. best just stay on the strip, even in a motel.

great place to stay

from pico1uk
After reading these reviews i was dreading going to the mardi gras. To add to the disapointment of being moved from the strip because of the convention we were told we were going to this place. I myself found it very friendly, the staff were great and really made a big fuss of us, the drivers of the bus (we had 2) were very nice offering to take us to any hotel we wanted, even though there route is just to the airport or ballys, they even took us to the rio to see penn and teller after they heard us discuss it in the bar!!Our room was huge with 2 queen sized beds, and although i agree that this isnt the best kept best western, i cannot blame the staff. they kept our room spotless and never came to the door if the do not disturb sign was out. The overall state of the place is a bit run down but the staff do their utmost to keep it clean.
If best western spent a bit of money and gave them something to work with then this place would be great.If you want a great hotel then my advice is to pay the money and book one, but from my experience not all the strip hotels are fab!A great place to stay, clean friendly and very helpful, if a little off the beaten track, but that really didnt prove a problem

Outstanding !

from A TripAdvisor Member
I thought the Mardi Gras was quite good actually. For some reason we just got the nicest cleanest and most comfortable room! The driver really is extremely nice, he is quite a pleasant gentleman. While we stayed one night, we will surely return. As a hotel worker in Key West, I will give the informed opinion that this was a just fine place to stay

Look elsewhere

from A TripAdvisor Member
The first day was pretty nice I had a restful sleep. The next day everything went down hill. I take it that the management had a bad day.
I would look elsewhere next time I visit Vegas.

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  • Address: 3500 Paradise Road - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89109 - United States
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