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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was at the Mohegan Sun for a business conference and was upgraded to a fantastic suite. See attached. The front desk was so nice when they ran out of non-smoking rooms by offering, for a small fee, an upgrade to a fantastic room. In addition, the entire staff was very helpful and nice. We enjoyed our dinner at Michael Jordan‘s as well as a local, casual seafood restaurant there.
The Aspire room was fabulous! Very beautiful, great service, fast checkin and valet. They even left us a cake in our room for the birthday in our party!! The 33 lounge was awesome. Chico and Shana were great bartenders. The drinks were awesome. The food was great as well! The smoked salmon, lobster salad and many desserts were exceptional. We were overall extremely impressed with the entire experience and would recommend this for any special occasion or weekend getaway.
I have been to Mohegan Sun numerous times but this was my first time staying over.
The check in process was very simple. The valet service was even better. The rooms were very clean and updated. The hotel was also very quiet. The staff was friendly and polite.
The biggest downfall was the price. That is why this isn't a five star review.
My husband and I stayed for an overnight after a concert we attended in the arena. The rooms are updated, clean, and comfortable. We loved the casino area of the hotel and had a fun time walking through before and after the show. Dinner at the MJ steakhouse was outstanding and the arena was an "intimate" setting for such a large hotel/venue. We had a great time and were very pleased with the staff, cleanliness, and amenities provided. It was a bit pricey for a standard room for just 1 night, but understand that they likely increase rates for special events/concerts and weekends. We hope to be back soon!
I come to this venue every year for the same concert at the wolf den and this year, I stayed onsite.
We had a room on the 12th floor in the tower.
2 double beds.
Room was average and suitable for 2 friends for one night.
Check in was smooth and we got given complementary water. The lifts to the rooms are a short walk
(250 yards) from check in but what sees me nuts is it is carpet. I appreciate there is carpet for the noise factor but this is a walkway, and dragging luggage along carpet is annoying.
Valet parking is complimentary for hotel guests.
It’s an expensive hotel over weekends and events, but staying onsite is so convenient.
This whole complex is awesome.