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.
How to Get There
My wife and I spent 3 days at the Mandarin Oriental. From the moment you pull into the private courtyard entrance, the craziness and crowds of the Strip disappear. You're still right in middle of the action, but only when and if you choose to engage. Shopping, casinos and all the rest are all just a short walk out the front door, but once inside, it all just fades away: no crowds, no rush, and, yes, no smoke! Very comfortable, great facilities, and exceptional staff: super personable (greeting you by name after the first introduction), attentive care, and all-around professional. They're converting over to a Waldorf-Astoria at the end of August, but I am sure this property will remain a lovely island of calm and peace. If you're going to Vegas and don't look forward to the bustle and "ambience" of a casino property, this is a great alternative.
Very peaceful oasis in Vegas. Absolutely loved the place. Stayed for a week and enjoyed the breakfast variations. Avoid corner rooms if you are sensitive to light from outside. Also, the French restaurant was closed all week which saddened us.
We just spent an amazing 4 days at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and I write this last review with a very heavy heart.
The Mandarin has been our “go to” hotel in Las Vegas for the last nine years. Its five-star rating has been very well earned. And even though during this last trip you could see the hotel was beginning to show its age, it never lost a single step.
The one thing that makes this hotel so special is the amazing staff. There’s no other place in the world where have we experienced the kind of sincere and authentic customer service then at the Mandarin Las Vegas. From Glenn at the front door, Anthony at the Bar, Tracie and Edvin at the pool, Carlo at TWIST, Walter the hotel driver and of course Megan Brown…the best concierge in the world.. All these people have made this hotel extremely special.
So, if anyone from the Waldorf Astoria is doing their homework and reading Trip advisor reviews, please understand this.
You have bought an amazing property, which I’m sure you already know. Admittedly it could really use your help getting some upgraded amenities in place and maybe even reconfiguring some of the spaces, like the 23rdfloor lobby.
But please, please do not let go of the incredible staff your inheriting. They are all amazing people that have gone from being just employees at a hotel to being like family. Embrace them, listen to them, and empower them to the jobs they do so well.
We will continue to stay at this property after the change-over and look forward to many more wonderful visits.
Celebrating with family in Las Vegas at Mandarin Oriental was such a pleasure...Excellent service throughout our stay, and the Spa Treatment as totally amazing, one of the most gorgeous Spas you will ever see...Do yourself a favor and be Welcomed Home at the Mandarin Oriental, where you can relax in total Zen atmosphere, your every wish granted...Thank you for your service Mandarin...
We had booked this visit to the Mandarin Bat months ago for our Sons 30th Birthday . On arrival we were directed to a much smaller room with obstructed view windows. We had booked for 6 people and had requested a window table to enjoy the views. We were directed to a small corner table which was very cramped for the 6 of us. Much smaller groups were seated in areas big enough for a larger group like ours. When we enquired why the room looked different to the room shown online. We were told the Mandarin Bar was closed due to the floor being redone. Why weren’t we advised of this ? We certainly wouldn’t have chosen to go whilst this work was being carried out and all be squashed in a tiny corner seat. I received a text 2 days ago asking if we were still attending so why didn’t this message tell me the bar was under refurbishment. Very poor and miss leading Mandarin Oriental . We should have been informed. This totally spoilt our night . Half the cocktails advertised were not available even