Mirage Hotel vs Mandalay Bay???

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Jun 20th, 2001, 08:40 AM
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mike
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Mirage Hotel vs Mandalay Bay???

We are going to vegas the third week in July. Trying to choose between Mirage and Mandalay Bay. It is our first trip and we need info on which hotel would be better for first time vegas visitors. We like nice pool areas and preferably a pool that is not jammed packed. Also, decent accomodations are important. Any suggestions out there?
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 09:08 AM
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Mike,
We stayed at both hotels last week. The Mirage is nice because it's centrally located. Pool area/lounges are pretty full by noon, but the pool is relatively empty. The water is a bit on the cooler side, but still great. The room was very nice and they have a good breakfast buffet. The Mandalay pool area is huge - they have a wave pool (with a huge sandy beach) and a couple other pools. We didn't have any problems finding a lounge. They have palm trees around on the beach and mist spraying from them (nice place to camp out when it's hot). The room were wonderful, nice huge bathroom, two separate closets, and floor to ceiling windows. Great food, too. The big down side is that it's at the end of the strip so if you're planning on going anywhere else you'll need to take taxis or take the tram to Excalibur then walk. Hope that helps ya!
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 09:18 AM
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I've stayed at both resorts. I like Mandalay Bay much better. Its one of the newer, nicer hotels. The pool area at Mandalay is huge. The accomodations at Mandalay Bay are much more luxurious.
The rooms and main hotel areas are nicer. Mandalay is also connected to the Four Seasons Hotel which is incredible but has no casino. The Mirage is more centrally located. The Mandalay is the last hotel on the Strip.
Its not a positive or a negative- you would just have to walk or take a cab when you wanted to go out of the hotel.
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 09:26 AM
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Hi Mike,
I went to Vegas last summer and stayed at the Mirage for 4 days. The Mirage is a nice hotel. They have a very pretty lobby and nice pool area. The room was a good size, comfortable although the air conditioning wasn't cold at all. But after taking a walk through Manadalay Bay I would definitly say stay at Mandalay. The lobby is HUGE, the pool area must be 3xs the size of the one at Mirage [I hope i'm not over exxaggerating ] The food in the buffet is excellent. I plan on going back to Vegas and would definitly like to stay at Manadaly Bay. The only negative thing would be that its the last hotel at the end of the Strip but you can manage if you take the trams.
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 01:09 PM
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We're going in August for the first time with our two boys (10 & 14) and we were trying to choose between the same hotels. We chose Mirage - for location and price. Pool was a big factor and I got mixed advice. Some said the waves at Mandalay wave pool were wimpy and the Mirage pool with slides would be great for the kids...Good luck!
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 04:38 PM
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We stayed at both the Mirage and Mandalay Bay this past May. Both are great! For first timers I'd choose the Mirage-for location alone. You can walk to several other hotels-Treasure Island, Caesar's Palace/Forum Shops, the Venetian/canal, gondola & shops/wax museum, Paris/tower/shops/buffet, and Bellagio/fountain/gardens. You'll feel like you're in the middle of the action. Rooms at Mirage are very nice and we preferred the Mirage pool area to Mandalay Bay- though both are beautiful. We had to be "patient" at both pools to secure loungers. We'd choose the Mirage when we return-again for it's LOCATION!
 
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Jun 20th, 2001, 04:47 PM
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Mandalay Bay will provide a much better overall experience.
If you want to spend the day out on the strip, fine; just cab to the center and walk, but the rooms at MB are better, the pools are better, the restaurants are better and the casino is better.

(And there's nothing 'incredible' about the Four Seasons in Las Vegas).
 
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Jun 21st, 2001, 12:01 AM
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I beg to differ, Greg. The 4 Seasons is much nicer and CLASSIER than Mandalay, and it IS an incredible experience IF you stay in one of the Executive Suites!!
 
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Jun 23rd, 2001, 03:28 PM
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FYI, we were booked for the Mirage @$115 / night july3-8 then saw an add on TV for the Monte Carlo for $69/night. We booked the Monte Carlo and debooked the Mirage. The Mirage looks like a bit nicer hotel and is centrally located. But the monorail from the monte carlo to bellagio makes up for location and @ $45+ per night the Mirage didn't seem that much better. We'll see!
 
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Jun 23rd, 2001, 07:21 PM
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But Ben, the executive suites at lots of hotels are significantly better than the standard rooms.
Heck I'd be glad to spend the night at the Sahara's Penthouse Suite...it's probably nicer than the standard rooms at Bellagio.
As for standard rooms, Four Seasons is no better than Mandalay Bay or Venetian in my book.
 
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