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
Loved the mirage. Beautiful scenery. Loved the pool area Don’t eat at buffet, total let down. go to one of the restaurants instead. The mirage is in a great place! Right beside Cesar’s palace, and across from casino royale
We love the Mirage because of the great staff, nice collection of restaurants and shops and excellent location on the strip with easy access to the strip and a crosswalk just feet away from the side exit.
I was happy with my stay here. We came for a girls' trip on a long holiday weekend and had a great time. The hallways are looooooooong, but I suppose that's expected with the layout of the building. While it's an "older" hotel by age, they've done a good job of keeping it updated and refreshed. The rooms are quite spacious and seem to have been updated recently. The staff was friendly and very attentive (like when we asked for extra lotions or a pair of hotel slippers, etc.). It was a nice touch that they had a fireplace "crackling" when we got into the room. Also, the toiletries smell like CKOne - take that how you may. The water pressure was good, but the drainage on the bathtub was quite slow with water backed up. That was less than ideal, but fixed with a call to maintenance.
The location cannot be beat since it's right in the middle of everything on the Strip. We walked to the next property (Treasure Island/TI) to watch "Mystere" and walked in the other direction to Caesar's to check out the shops and go to the Bacchanal buffet (which is SO GOOD, SERIOUSLY, OMG).
The room service was responsive and is actually from the restaurant down at the casino level, in case you don't want to wait in the looooong breakfast/brunch line. The Starbucks was insanely busy (and also not a "corporate" Sbux, so they wouldn't redeem points, etc.). We walked next door to Caesar's, which had mobile ordering and no wait.
The casino itself at the Mirage is great. I liked the layout, and it felt pretty open and not cramped. We had a ton of fun, and there were plenty of people around at all hours. Like, literally all hours. We were playing craps and roulette at 4am, so that was definitely an experience. They have $10 craps tables, too, so score.
Overall I was happy with this stay, and the room and property were very nice.
The Mirage offers everything a person or group could ask for while vacationing in Las Vegas. Clean rooms, great food, friendly staff, various entertainment options and a tremendous amount of gaming selections. I recommend the Mirage to everyone (5 stars).
My trip was for the purpose of both business and pleasure and I selected the property based on the best MLife offer and a well equiped fitness center. With the property being at the center of The Strip, it was very easy to take a short walk to experience other eating opotions.