Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino
What We Love
- The smallest rooms are an impressive 550 square feet
- Unique features even for Vegas; this is the only hotel in town with a real aquarium and a real beach
- M Resort's Race & Sports Book is one of the best spots in town for placing bets on sports, with comfortable oversize chairs, the city’s largest screens and friendly service
What To Know
- For repeat guests, the Mandalay Bay frequent player’s club has been replaced by the M Life program now common to all MGM Resorts properties worldwide
- Large portions of the resort’s signature pool complex close in winter months and reopen every March
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mandalay Bay squeezes so much to do under one roof that it flouts Vegas’s recent move toward niche markets, opting instead to offer something for everybody. Its democratic appeal starts on the gaming floor, which has a wide array of limits, every table game imaginable and a full slate of other options, including a poker room and one of the city’s best sports and race books. There are also loads of gambling-free destinations, including two shopping malls, two spas and even a shark-filled aquarium. The resort also sports the most elaborate pool complex in a city known for its pools: 11 acres of pools, lagoons, lazy rivers, beaches with 2,700 tons of sand and a wave pool so impressive it can host pro surfing contests.
Bed & Bath
The magnitude of the place is driven home by the size of its guestrooms; the smallest is a sprawling 550 square feet. When it opened in 1999 Mandalay Bay was among the first to embrace the new era of Las Vegas hotels, with rooms that were not mere motel-style afterthoughts but well-equipped sanctuaries. Fresh off a remodeling, Mandalay Bay has put its digs back on top, and now they pack up-to-date technology (flatscreen TVs, WiFi, iPod docks), mod furniture and large stone bathrooms with twin vanities, soaking tubs and walk-in showers.
Food and entertainment is where Mandalay Bay rises to the top. It has multiple live performance venues and routinely attracts big names like Bob Seger, Pink, Styx and Zac Brown. The dining choices are staggering and mouthwatering, from the Tex-Mex of TV’s Two Hot Tamales at Border Grill to surf and turf at Michael Mina’s STRIPSTEAK to the progressive American Cuisine at Charlie Palmer’s Michelin-starred Aureole.
How to Get There
I stayed at Mandalay Bay for a week in May of 2018. The stay was a great experience. The rooms were alway clean, and the customer service was great. They have a decent casino, night club, house of blues, and it has a decent mall connected to it. Excalibur offered me a free one week stay at their hotel, and I turned it down to stay at Mandalay Bay. The pool area is nice and relaxing, they have a wave pool with a beach area. It is also right across the street from Panda Express and Subway (not to mention the liquor store where they sell affordable alcohol and the cheapest water on the strip), knowing this could save you a lot of money for lunch or dinner. Everything on the strip is expensive outside of the places I recommended. I am going back to Mandalay Bay in a month and a half and I know I will have the same great experience I had the first time I went.
Love this hotel. The atmosphere is great. The whole staff is very friendly and nice. The sportsbook is awesome especially with new tvs. Della's kitchen is a great breakfast spot. Stripsteak bar is the best - steak and atmosphere
Great, relaxing place to stay! Rooms are awesome, staff is accommodating! Great Sports Book! We go every year to watch the play offs with friends. Can’t wait for next year! M-life rewards are awesome!
The room was nice. I went with the king bed resort room. It had a nice sized bathroom with shower, soaking tub and dual sinks. There was also a desk with chair and two other chairs. The fridge is fully stocked and if you'd like a separate fridge it's $40/day. Parking is another $15/day, plus $29/day resort fee. For a trade show at Mandalay Bay the walking was doable. Last year at Luxor was just too far to walk and get through the trade show floor. The room service is limited and expensive, but there are some nice restaurants and a Whole Foods within 2-3 miles. The staff and security were super friendly & helpful. I'll stay here again for future shows!
Overpriced and will nickel and dime you to death. Overpriced horrible drinks, poor cocktail service, Rooms were clean and nice. But a charge of $50.00 to use the refrigerator. Good restaurants and friendly staff other than cocktail staff.