Mirage Resort & Casino
What We Love
- The best central location on the Strip, in the heart of the Vegas action
- The first casino to seriously embrace poker still has one of the city’s best poker rooms
- The hot party at 16,000-square-foot 1OAK and the very cool indoor/outdoor Rhumbar with cigars and tropical drinks
What To Know
- The swimming pool complex is very nice, but the adults-only Bare Pool Lounge charges fees for both ladies and guys
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- The hourly erupting volcano show always draws a big influx of non-guest tourists into the lobby and main casino area, so it’s best to view this on your way out to someplace else
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With windows splashed with gold dust, a pyrotechnic volcano light show and a high-stakes poker room, The Mirage is quintessential Vegas. Despite its vast scale, it manages to maintain an air of intimacy, starting in the check-in area, which is separated from the main casino by an atrium jungle. Crossing flowing streams and walking through lush foliage instantly transports you off the busy boulevard and into a luxe oasis. You can very easily pass a delightfully busy weekend here without ever leaving the resort thanks to shows like Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE and ventriloquist Terry Fator and the family-friendly Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy, an open-air landscaped zoo with rare white tigers, panthers and leopards as well as a dolphin-swimming complex. Or forget the family and hightail it to the European (read: topless) Bare Pool Lounge, lined by posh daybeds and cabanas. After dark, New York transplant 1OAK nightclub is one of the hottest parties on the Strip with 16,000 square feet of lounges, dance floors and state-of-the-art sound systems. The Mirage doesn’t rely on celeb chefs to anchor its restaurants, but that doesn’t mean they’re not delicious—just a little lower-profile. Choose between sushi at Japonais, neo American at STACK, and the meatfest of the Samba Brazilian steakhouse. For a quick but decadent bite try the Las Vegas incarnation of the Carnegie Deli or go for a big burger and spiked milkshake at BLT Burger.
In the Area
Imported from New Zealand, Minus5° Ice Bar is entirely made of ice—even the stools and glasses. You don a fur coat or parka, Russian hat and gloves, and enjoy ice cold cocktails and an arctic experience. Seen enough poker on TV? Ready to give it a try? The Mirage hosts daily buy-in poker tournaments twice a day. Easily the best golf course in Vegas, Shadow Creek is open only to guests of MGM Resorts hotels (including the Mirage), and those fees include round-trip limo transfers and a caddie. Illuminate Vegas’s retro roots with a trip to the Neon Graveyard, the resting place of the city’s flashy signs.
How to Get There
Not the biggest or newest property, but the Mirage still delivers a great experience. The property is beautiful and the staff truly want to contribute to your Las Vegas experience. Thoughtful and efficient service delivered by friendly dealers, beverage servers, restaurant and housekeeping staff.
Even though the hotel has got some years, the rooms are quite nice and modern. Easy and fast check in and check out. The pool area is great, however a bit crowded. Getting a couple of chairs becomes an strategy at 11 am.
The Mirage has been on the Strip for quite a while but they have remodeled much of the Casino Floor and the surrounding areas. They have a newer bar now that makes the place feel bigger and hip. The Roasted Bean continues to be a good stop for a snack or a light meal.
We plan to return.
Very clean hotel.... no coffee maker or fridge in room though.Location is excellent.... would stay here again. Lots of choices in restaurants, pool was beautiful, shows were excellent.If you play blackjack....look up Pete Rose... he was very helpful and a funny guy!
Great hotel with plenty to do right on the property. Nice restaurants catering to several different styles of cuisine. Check in was pretty long. Great location in the middle of a bunch of great places see.