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
The showerhead didnt move. The bed headboard was damaged and hidden behind pillows. The bathroom toiletries are terrible. No liquid soap only bar soap that smells bad. My friends stayed at Best Western and had better soap and shampoo. The gaming was good and the people were good.
My spouse and I resided at the Mirage Hotel (Nov. 4th to 9th). We arrived around noon. We went to the check in and James at the front desk was able to give us our room immediately. James was very polite, helpful & smiling. He explained well what the hotel offered ( restaurants, pool, gym, Spa...) and he was very helpful with the questions we had. He offered assistance with our luggage but we decided to take it up alone. Our room (14th floor, near the end of North wing) was nice & clean and had a beautiful view of the strip (WOW...). At night, we could enjoy the water shows of our hotel from our room. We had two queen size beds and they were very comfortable. The washroom was complete with a tub/shower sink, toilet, hair dryer, shelves and drawers. We always had hot water & good water pressure. My spouse found that the lighting was excellent and there was a retractable make up mirror (with light) on the wall. The wardrobe had a code lock safe and 12 wood hangers. There is a small fridge but we did not use it as it was filled with items that the hotel offers to sell. Above the fridge there is a wooden tray with bottled water, chips, candies & peanuts in bags (for sale) for your convenience. I was told that if you move an item you are automatically charged for it. The flat screen TV had many channels and worked fine. The air conditioning was powerful/cold, we enjoyed the cool room without having the cold draft directly on us when sleeping. The free Wi-Fi was excellent in our room. Our maid service was excellent. Haydee (very polite, helpful & smiling) always replenished what was needed. The curtains darkened our room. There was no balcony but a large wall to wall window. We ate a few times for dinner at the Hotel’s Buffet *Cravings* which we found excellent for the offered variety of food/desserts and drinks. And for their low Buffet price you have beer & wine included. There are many other restaurants in the hotel lobby/casino area with reasonable prices and nice portions. We enjoyed the beautiful pool area with many palm trees and waterfalls every afternoon. There is no issues with the towel supply. They provide cold drinking water in the pool area with plastic glasses. You can bring your drink at the pool, the only restrictions is no glass, so they give you a plastic cup when you enter. The washroom is big and clean. There is even one shower stall. The service for alcoholic beverages ($) is very good (at the bar or your chair). In the mid-afternoon, it is harder to obtain a long chair in the sun. At the Spa location (hallway towards pool near the room elevators), there is a gym with equipment that was modern (all operative) with water coolers, towels and small lockers. The casino area is nice and you are not disturbed by cigarette smoke. We found the hotel very well situated and with great to access to the main strip. The hard working hotel personnel are All wonderful, polite, friendly and pleasant, they give you very good service with a smile. My spouse and I recommend this hotel. We are planning on returning to Vegas. If the Mirage price is competitive, we will certainly return as we had an excellent stay in Las Vegas with excellent hotel service.
When my husband and I checked in at 7:45 PM on Thursday, we were informed that there wasn’t a king room available but that we could take an ADA room or place our luggage in storage and come back later that evening and check in. Given that we both needed to shower after a day of travel and had a time constraint that we were working with, we agreed to take the ADA room.Once we got to the room, we immediately noticed that taking this room was a huge mistake. We confirmed our mistake after visiting friends who were also staying at the Mirage and noticed that their rooms were far superior to what we had. They had LED back lit mirrors, sinks with countertops stretching across the bathroom wall, additional storage, larger media center, etc.Later in the evening, I went back to the front desk to confirm that we could switch rooms and was instructed that we could but that the availability wasn’t a guarantee and 11 AM is considered the best time to try. For someone who tried to accommodate the Mirage staff, I would think there should have been a guarantee that a room would be available, however, your staff didn’t instill much confidence.
We enjoyed our stay at the Mirage. We found some basic amenities were lacking, however we always make the most of any situation. Staff was professional and very friendly. We attended the Beatles show, this was the high lite of our visit.
We loved the Mirage! We stayed in one of the hypoallergenic rooms -- which had some nice extra touches. The location is great. Loved the casino, the pool, restaurants. It was also convenient that it's part of the MGM group -- so all of our shows were on our itinerary and it was easy to make changes, get tickets printed, etc. I highly recommend this hotel.