Marina Bay Sands
What We Love
- The vertigo-inducing infinity pool on the 57th floor rooftop Skypark
- Rooms with great views of the city and Marina Bay
- Thai massage and other Asian treatments at the Banyan Tree Spa
What To Know
- The Skypark viewing platforms and bar are open to non-hotel guests and can get crowded
- The hotel sits above a complex that includes malls, a casino, and multiple performance spaces
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The massive Marina Bay Sands complex encompasses 2,561 hotel rooms and suites, a shopping mall, a casino, a museum and dining options galore, including outposts from global celebrity chefs ranging from Daniel Boulud to Guy Savoy. Its crowning glory is the rooftop Skypark on level 57, with an infinity-edge pool, an observation deck, and nightclubs and restaurants. Hotel rooms are calm oases, with pale color palettes, separate sitting areas and work desks.
In the Area
The resort is so full-service and extensive that it would be easy to enjoy a Singapore vacation without ever leaving the grounds. The ArtScience Museum is devoted to art, science, media, design, architecture, and technology, and occupies a distinctive lotus-blossom-shaped structure. The downstairs mall, the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, includes an ice-skating rink and canals for sampan tours. One attraction worth leaving the resort grounds for (though you can probably see them from your room) is Singapore’s new Supertrees, vertical gardens that soar some 150 feet high.
How to Get There
22 hours in Singapore. Beat from a 17 hour flight from LA. And... then... pow!! We are at the Marina Bay Sands. Come on? Iconic and gorgeous and so fun. Walking easy to the Gardens by the Bay (beyond beautiful and a cool break from my tropical sweating...) Rooftop Infiniti pool that is as good as you can imagine. Singapore Slings extraordinaire. Dinner at Lavo with a killer view of the Harbor (and the light show promptly at 8)! Stroll down to the Gardens for the free and amazing light show there (promptly at 845)! Then to the room for an amazing view as the jet lag takes over.
P.S. For paranoid Americans like me... Singapore is so safe. No crime. No pollution. No tension. No graffiti. Subway is gorgeous and easy. Did I say clean?? Watching the evening light show you can actually lay down on the sidewalk to watch the lights in the garden “trees.” Nowhere in the US would anyone do that!!
So hard to explain in words about this hotel. It is like a city! Has a mall, casino, bars, restaurants, etc
Rooms are very spacious, views are hard to describe, the infinity pool is 150 mts. We are swimmers and swam in the 70 mts lap pool early in the morning. Just worth the stay!
We have just returned from our third trip to the MBS and it is still as wonderful as ever! I really recommend the Club 55 experience, with gorgeous afternoon tea then evening canapés with quality Champagne on the 55th floor, with fabulous staff, who made us feel so special and welcome. This time, we stayed for a week as a treat, and were so sorry to leave. This is one of our best life experiences!
The pool is magnificent... as expected, but the rest was a bit of a disappointment.
We booked a sky view room and stayed on the 50th floor... We expected to be wow'ed but the hotel room had a lot lacking. The toilet could not flush properly, and even when one tissue is flushed it comes back. The shower was old and the shower head clogged, the water sprayed in all the directions except for down where it's supposed to go.
There were great things about the hotel as well but the room and bathroom is old and in need of a revamp.
I stayed at the MBS Hotel for four days with my family this March. The hotel offers a spectacular view of Singapore skyline on one side and the Gardens by the Bay on the other.
The Hotel staff was exceptionally helpful right from the beginning of my trip. The hotel's usual check-in time is 3 p.m. Since I was taking an early morning flight to Singapore, I had requested for an early check-in. The hotel was more than happy to accommodate my request. I appreciate such a hospitable attitude. I've travelled a fair bit and haven't come across too many hotels in South-East Asia who are willing to be so flexible with their check-in and check-out times.
The hotel amenities and services are at par with the expectations that one would have from this kind of a hotel. I strongly recommend a treatment at the Banyan tree spa.