What We Love
- As the second-largest casino in the U.S., it’s also home to a 10,000-seat arena
- Check out the smaller Wolf Den concert area for free nightly entertainment
- Varied dining options: From Bobby Flay’s more refined Bar Americain to Jimmy Buffett’s über-kitschy Margaritaville
What To Know
- The “earthy” décor feels over-the-top
- The front wall of the pool area opens up come summer for DJed outdoor parties
- A $14.95 resort fee per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Drive an hour southeast of Hartford and you’d expect to find yourself in a quaint seaside town, not the country’s second largest casino. But this 240-acre compound doesn’t hold the same glitz and glamour of its Vegas cousins. Rather, its earth-toned theme garishly nods towards the casino’s Native American roots with areas inspired by the elements (“Casino of the Wind”) and the seasons (“Autumn Entrance”; “Indian Summer Garage”). The space between the twin casino areas is punctuated by feather-printed carpeting, tie-dyed furniture, howling mechanical wolves, and a glowing, three-story crystal mountain.
Bed & Bath
Save a glaring, iridescent purple shower curtain, the décor of the 1,200 guestrooms is far more subdued than the rest of the casino-resort. While some of the ample-sized guestrooms look onto the Thames River, many others look onto one of the hotel’s many expansive parking lots. Choose from one king or two queen beds in your Standard Room, which comes equipped with a 27-inch TV, high-speed WiFi (part of a $14.95 inclusive fee covering valet parking, Internet and fitness center/pool access) and a table with two chairs for working or dining.
The indoor heated pool provides a nice escape from gambling in the winter. Come summer, the front wall opens to morph into an outdoor lounge with a satellite bar and DJ booth. For year round partying options, choose between the more laid back Vista Lounge (set within the three-story crystal mountain), the gothic abbey-themed Ballo Social Club, and the hard-partying Ultra 88 Night Club. Dinner options range from the traditional upscale (at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain or Michael Jordan’s—yes, that Michael Jordan—Steakhouse) to the family-friendly (i.e. Johnny Rockets), to the downright kitschy (Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which features a live band on weekends). The 24-hour room service is a solid option once you’ve meandered off the casino floor.
How to Get There
The room was CLEAN, very nicely laid out with LOTS of modern amenities, your room
Key works as a elevator card, this keeps the UNWANTED from getting where
They should NOT be. We can’t say enough GOOD about the room.
The staff was just as good. VERY FRIENDLY and helpful. OVERALL we had
A GREAT EXPERIENCE and will definitely stay again.
We could not have had a better honeymoon! The staff are so polite and go out of their way to help. We arrived late on a Saturday, exhausted, and they took care of everything and more! We had a cake waiting for us in our room!
We never touched a bad, our valet service was fast and perfect, we even needed something from our car on the second day and the process was quick and easy.
Sunday night we had the indoor pool all to our selves and watched TV from the hot tub. Even the bartenders made drinks special to order for us.
This is more than a casino, it is a very welcoming place to get away for a few days and have fun shopping, going to shows or even playing a few games of chance. The room was very modern, there was an ipad that controlled most features in the room, and gave us access to other parts and information we needed in the resort. The shower was very big and everything about the room was amazing.
We really recommend Mohegan Sun, it was our first time staying and will not be our last!
Staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. They even delivered a beautiful complementary chocolate cake for our anniversary.
Only downside of the stay were those pillows. I would second previous reviews that they are like “slate” or “sandbags.” Each morning greeted me with a headache and a neck stiffer than the pillows.
Replace the pillows and you’ll definitely have nothing but 5 star reviews.
Went to Mohegan Sun for a concert. Paid for a room on a Saturday night, no comps cost us almost $400. Had a great dinner at an Italian restaurant in the casino and then walked over to the concert. The convenience was great, and the room was nice, but the cost of the hotel room was so pricey that for me it dampened the mood.
Have stayed here many times and I have to say I have never been disappointed with the hotel or the service. We stayed at the Earth Tower this time and everything was fantastic. The rooms are beautiful, exceptionally clean and modern. Try to get one that overlooks the water, so pretty. All of our dining experiences had been exceptional as well.