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- For repeat guests, the Mandalay Bay frequent player’s club has been replaced by the M Life program now common to all MGM Resorts properties worldwide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 had to work at the convention centre for the weekend. Let me say the room was beautiful and I picked the cheapest I could. It want cheap at about $295 a night on average. The view from my room was awesome too. Food there is not cheap and there is a reasonable variety but not too many grab and go stuff. The beach is great with a couple different pools as well as the beach which is a big wave pool. There is only a cardio room free to guests. If you want a gym you have to pay for the spa to use a rather well equipped gym at $30 a day! It’s a bit of a rabbit warren but what casino isn’t. Great ride share area and rides are always close. I’m glad I stayed there as it was paid for but for personal trips I’d stay somewhere cheaper like the Luxor right next door at more than $100 a night cheaper!!!!
Consistently one of the best Vegas hotels in my books. So many positives - the pools include a wave pool and lazy river pool plus there are two regular pools. The variety provides a pool for everyone. The restaurants range in price and variety - excellent food at all. The casino is clean and inviting. The Shops at Mandalay Place don't offer a lot of choices, but what is there is adequate. Rooms are comfortable and clean. The ONLY negative is the location - you really need to be willing to walk, although there is a tram to Luxor \ Excalibur to get you started. Well done Mandalay Bay!
4 couples all stayed at the Mandalay and we had a blast, pool, dining, gambling and dancing!! This hotel is my favorite of all time. Very clean and everyone is super accommodating. The pool is the absolute best in LV hands down. Love the Mandalay Bay!
We had such a excellent time and we were looking for a refrig to be in the room but it wasn’t. The casino was really nice I won a little money so I was satisfied. At first I couldn’t find my game and the last day I found it. I was really happy after that.
This was my second time in Vegas and at this hotel, and I must say that is a very good choice! The hotel's facilities are great, not so new but comfortable and very clean! The staff is very kind, the beach-pool is incredible and also had a lot or choices to eat in the hotel. Moreover, the hotel is located at the south of the "Strip" (close to the airport), a little separated from all the other hotels, so you will find peace to rest...It has a bus stop in front of the hotel also. Excellent!