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
Awesome overnight stay. Excellent dinner at Tuscany and fun in the casino!! Definitely will return for a concert or a show. Rooms were very comfortable. The whole place is immaculate!! Shopping is fun too!! A lot of variety!!
We have been to Mohegan Sun on several occasions because we were in the area for work. We wanted to do something a little different to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary....yes 40th :) so we decided to go to Mohegan Sun.....VERY happy we did!!! Great atmosphere, great employees, the slot machines could have been a little friendlier to us :), room was beautiful with a great water view.
My son took my husband and me and his fiancée for dinner, a show, and an overnight stay. We had the time of our lives. My husband and I were lucky enough to stay in one of their suites. It was just beautiful. We had diinner at Bobby Flay’s Steak House. All the meals were delicious. The show of the Million Dollar Tenors In the big arena was fabulous. The Mohican facility is like nothing we’ve ever seen. And yes there was some gambling too and we did not come home big winners. We all had so much fun.
Our room was clean, non smoking, Mohegan was a city in itself, between gambling, eating, relaxing, getting make up done, taking in the VIP AWESOME BonJovi Show...everything was great. The entire place was clean, beautiful atmosphere, waterfalls, scenery, gracious staff....you could live there :)
We stayed at the Earth Tower at Mohegan for three nights and got a super deal. This new hotel at MS has all the amenities and what a view of the river we had. The thing we both liked compared to Foxwoods is that hotel security checks your room card before you can enter the elevators. The elevators also will not operate unless a valid room card is scanned in. Good thing.