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
Room was the real problem. Staff were fine. Hard to control temp in room, no blankets, no hot water/coffee, high resort fees for nothing in return. Everything way over priced ($7 bottled water). Was not a very comfortable stay and was absolutely not worth the price.
This is my 2nd time staying at Mirage and on both occasions we were very well treated. Shopping is so convenient from Mirage and dining is fantastic..Casino area is very clean and the slot machine is very forgiving to a slot player like me.. and theres lots of option too, theres no waiting in line to play a machine...
You can lose your bearings in this very large hotel, but there are plenty of food choices, great shops and the king room was huge! Very close to everything - was able to attend a number of shows. It was really easy, and inexpensive, to use an uber to get around.
This was my first time staying at the Mirage and I will have to say that this will probably by my last. My wife and I stayed in a Resort King room on the 8th floor. First off, I would like to know what my "resort fee" went towards. Basically nothing is included so I honestly don't know what that fee goes towards.
With regards to the room, where do I begin? The room itself was lackluster and to be honest, it was dirty. The room was filthy! There was dust pretty much everywhere and trash left from a previous guest. Further, the room itself was pretty bare bones. The bathroom was a huge disappointment. The shower head was rusty and was not fully attached to the wall, the ceiling paint was coming off and the shower was tiny! The bathroom was also extremely small and could not even fit 2 people comfortably. The rooms at the Mirage desperately need a face lift.
Now we get to the dining. I will say, Stack restaurant was absolutely delicious! This was the only saving grace for my stay. Cost Osteria was lackluster at best and don't get me started on the buffet. This is one of the worst buffet's I have been to, period. Not just a hotel buffet, but any type of buffet. I was worried I was going to get sick just being there.
Last, when it comes to the casino, there is a lot of improvement needed. I have been to many casinos, but I have to say that the dealers at the Mirage are some of the worst I have ever seen. They are discourteous, unfriendly and inconsistent.
All in all, my experience with the Mirage was poor and would not recommend.
The rooms are not luxury by any means and often have issues. Smells are often present. Rooms are the equivalent of an average motel. The minibar is a trap they use to squeeze more money out of guests. The slightest touch apparently triggers charges even if nothing is removed. They charge a $50 restocking fee even when nothing is removed. Very petty policy. This is apparently representative of the company's overall approach to dealing with its guests: take then for every buck they can, deception encouraged.