Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
What We Love
- Prime location in CityCenter with easy access to the Strip
- A serene, Zen-like atmosphere unusual for Las Vegas
- Ultra-contemporary LEED-certified design
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What To Know
- There are stellar bars and restaurants but no casinos or nightclubs (they're just a short walk away though)
- The pool is closed from November to February and occasionally on windy days at other times of year
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The opulent, otherworldly interiors of the Mandarin Oriental are more Hong Kong than Vegas. So it’s no surprise that this “Zen City” hotel, with its sustainable architecture, tranquil atmosphere, and non-gaming/nonsmoking policy attracts a particularly stylish set. There’s a hushed sexiness to the Sky Lobby, with its glowing black marble floors, curving art installations and abstract, umbrella-like lights, which float above the lounge. And the other common spaces reference Asian design traditions without resorting to the typical Vegas kitsch. Even Standard Rooms are sumptuously outfitted with chic Asian-inspired furnishings, high-end linens, marble baths, and tech-forward amenities like a futuristic lighting and sound system, electronic blackout curtains, and a 42-inch flat-screen TV (plus a smaller one in the bathroom), all controlled by a touchscreen tablet next to the bed. Thoughtful extras, from champagne glasses to aromatic bath salts, add warmth to the thoroughly modern space. Two lap pools, a plunge pool, and two Jacuzzis float above the glittering CityCenter complex on the eighth floor offer every manner of pampering (think free mini-smoothies, snacks and attendants to clean your sunglasses), while the Asian-inspired spa proves equally indulgent, with 17 treatment rooms, a salon, a yoga studio and a series of heat and water experiences — steam rooms, a hammam, a laconium, an ice fountain and plunge pools — for guests to relax in before or after treatments. Book in advance to score a seat at Twist, the only U.S. restaurant from three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, or take a culinary tour of Asia courtesy of the airy Mozen Bistro. Afterward, survey the sophisticated scene at the 23rd-floor bar, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that invite in glittering views of the Strip. It’s all the sin of Sin City, with the salvation of escape.
In the Area
Of course, sleeping in the self-proclaimed “Zen City” doesn’t mean skipping Vegas’s sinful pleasures altogether. The hotel is located at CityCenter, right in the middle of the action on the Strip. Futuristic skybridges and trams transport guests to nearby attractions, or you can just get a free ride in the hotel’s Mercedes-Benz. Take the skybridge over to the Daniel Libeskind–designed Crystals shopping district, where Chihuly glass sculptures and carpets made from flowers complement designer baubles by the likes of Balenciaga, Gucci and Lanvin. Your CityCenter location also gives you easy access to culinary heavyhitters, from the three-Michelin-starred Masayoshi Takayama and Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Wolfgang Puck and Todd English. For a little retro fun, take the 10-minute taxi ride to the Pinball Hall of Fame, the world’s largest collection of machines, or head to the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of the city’s glittering signs.
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Very nice room and flawless, friendly service from every person we had any contact with. The Twist Restaurant was amazing! Delicious, imaginative, perfectly prepared food. The pool and Zen Restaurant turned out perfect breakfasts with concerned, friendly service. The Skybar has a fabulous view and fun dishes.
The Spa was very nice for a great massage, nice facilities and professional service.
I want to honor Waldorf for the absolute highest standard of hospitality that made our trip to Vegas a very enjoyable and satisfying one. What a pleasure in a world of mediocre service. Thanks!
We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria and had an awful experience. After attempting to relax by taking a hot bath, I was frightened by water beginning to pour out from the light fixture over the tub that I was soaking in. I screamed for my partner to help me out of the tub and call for help...fearing I might either be electrocuted or that the ceiling would fall through and I would be injured. We needed to pack all of our belongings quickly in order to move into a smaller, less attractive room with fewer windows . My blood pressure was elevated the remainder of the evening. No one from the front desk called to apologize or even check on us. Terribly disappointing and not what I would expect from a Waldorf Astoria. Ruined our last evening in Las Vegas. Only gave it 1 star because I couldn’t give it zero.
I had stayed a number of times at this property when it was the Mandarin Oriental. I found the quality and service impeccable then and considered it to be the best and most tranquil hotel on the strip. Not anymore. I hope that Waldorf Astoria invests to improve, modernize and work on service with its assumption of ownership.
The Hotel was amazing as the Mandarin Oriental and we were concerned having booked an 8 day trip that the ownership had changed to the Waldorf Astoria, however everything was exactly as expected, an outstanding property and excellent service. If your idea of a trip to Vegas is to enjoy everything that the city has to offer whilst located in a casino
free, Forbes 5 Star environment with amazing food, breathtaking views, excellent Sky Bar, relaxing pool and exceptional service.........You wont be disappointed!
I cannot recommend staying at the Waldorf Astoria Vegas enough - we had simply an incredible stay! From the moment we arrived (when we finally found the inner courtyard - not particularly well signposted and slightly hidden away, which in fact is great and makes a really peaceful ambience, but may be a problem for anyone not been to Vegas before - and to every Uber driver we booked!) the service was top notch! The moment we walked in, I knew I was going to love it - the place even smells of great quality :)
Our room had a great view of the Strip and the room itself was very glamorous. The bathroom is simply amazing - a great big bathtub, separate shower and wc, twin sinks. All very stylish. Plenty of storage in the entrance "hall". Great beds and bedding and even a desk and a small sofa. I could've stayed in the room for the four days we were in Vegas! Complimentary water and ice was delivered to the room daily. There is also complimentary coffee and tea by the breakfast room every morning.
We visited the pool one of days and as it was very windy, the pool area was not too busy. Again, great service and a very nice atmosphere. The pools aren't big, but enough to have a relaxing time cooling off.
One huge plus for the Waldorf Astoria is that there is no casino, which makes the hotel nice and peaceful. I would absolutely stay here again and will keep singing the Waldorf Astoria's praises to anyone who'll listen :)