The MO Las Vegas is my new favourite in LV. Having stayed at the Wynn, Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, Caesars, Aria, Palazzo, Planet Hollywood, MGM, the Luxor, the Rio, New York New York, and Harrah's, this property is a completely different experience. I was in town to meet up with my friends, relax, and play some poker. The MO definitely made it a great experience.
As in the Macau property, there is no casino in this hotel. It is best described as an oasis amongst all the flashing lights, riff raff, and glitz and glam of the strip, yet convenient enough to be a quick walk into Crystals for shopping, or the Aria for a casino experience. It is a smaller hotel than many of the rest and was much less chaotic than even some of the VIP host check-in areas at some of the other properties.
Greeted by the doorman upon arrival, I was escorted towards the elevator to check in on the 23rd floor. Even though I probably didn't need it, I very much enjoyed sitting on the bench on the way up. What a surprise when I arrived. There is a huge glass window window behind the reception counter with an awesome view of the strip. I was greeted immediately and checked in by Nancy (I remember her name because she remembered mine every single day I was there, greeting me by name). I then took the guest room elevators down to my room. I was in the cityscape room and it was a nice size for myself, but would be great for a couple as well. The bathroom is spacious with a soaker tub, and most of the features such as music, automatic shades, tv, etc can be run from a touch screen located beside the bed.
Room service was extremely prompt. It arrived EXACTLY at the time I wanted it on four different occasions. Each time, I received a phone call alerting me when the food was outside the door. The staff member pleasantly let me know that the gratuity was included already, even though there was a line for "tip" on the chit. Again, extremely courteous staff who must have had excellent training.
The only restaurant I tried was MOzen. Sushi was quite good, but the roll had a bit too much rice for my liking. Definitely pricey, however, at about $65 for 2 orders of sushi, a roll, and a green tea.
The spa experience was great. Excellent facilities, very friendly concierge, helpful host, and comfortable massage service. The men's locker area had a theme shower, a room with hot tiles to lie on, a dry sauna, a steam room, a small spa pool with individual seats, and a relaxation area. All of this overlooked the strip via one-sided glass.
I was fortunate enough to be given the house S class Benz for a couple of short trips out by Walter, a very happy and pleasant member of the MO team. He greeted me with a huge smile every time I entered or exited the property. While staff at other hotels seem to be expecting tips, I never got this feeling at the MO. I was very happy to tip the doormen, the check-in staff, the driver, room service staff, and spa staff. Each time, I was told how much it was appreciated.
Relative to other MO properties, the LV rates seem to be much lower because of the surrounding competition, even though it may cost more than some of the neighbouring properties. If you are looking for an amazing hotel experience that doesn't make you feel like just another number and that allows you to escape the madness of LV, but is close enough to walk right into it, I can't recommend a property better than the MO.
I personally chose a non-strip view in case of noise.
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