Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119, United States
(5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 9 reviews
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Luxury at its finest.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 25, 2010

Before going to vegas we had made a promise to ourselves that we would spend some extra money on hotels since it is relatively cheap in vegas compared to other places. So in September 2010 we spent two nights at Mandalay bay in a 600square feet Suite on the 15th floor.

Mandalay bay is by far the best hotel I´ve stayed in in my entire lifetime. It´s a huge hotel in which you porbably could spend a whole week without leaving the premises. We did get "lost" inside the casino area more than once during our stay :).

The room was clean and huge with a jacuzzi big enough for two. TV in living room and in bathroom. Large king size bed and two large closets made this a room very well worth the money.

The service at Mandalay bay is good, however there are some downsides.
When buying a suite I kind of expected extra service such as free mini bar at the room. But no. One coke is $4. There is no complimentary breakfats at the hotel but there is always roomservice for that :). if you´re not the room service kind of type, you have some places at the site where you could get a decent breakfast. Else you could walk across the street for a subway or McDonalds.

We tried some of the bars and restaurants and again we were fully satisfied.

We did make one international phonecall for about two or three minutes and when we checked our bill on the TV in the room we got quite chocked! For those few minutes they charged $56 which seemed quite alot for that short period of time. At checkout we asked about the rate for international calls and pointed out that it was much more expensive than we had imagined. They told us that it is expensive to make international calls, but agreed about the sum beeing quite high. Without us asking about it they decided to deduct the phone charges from the bill.

We left Mandalay bay happy as can be and we definately want back.

If you´re looking for a really nice hotel for decent money, try Mandalay bay. You won´t be disappointed.

Unique Quality: The large pool generate waves every minute or so.
You have the Shark reef aquarium where you can walk in a water tunnel, surrounded by sharks. You got a free elevated rail that takes you to Luxor and Excalibur.
You also have an ice bar at the site where you get to dress up in warm clothes and enjoy a drink in cold winter scenery.

Directions: Southern part of the strip close to the airport.

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Very Nice South-East Asia style hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 7, 2010

We went there in june 2010 and it was great. This is a five stars luxury hotel with shark reef aquarium exposition, very nice waves pool (4,5 ha), the House of Blues, the Minus 5 Bar (so cold), etc.

The pool area won in 2006 the "Best Pool of Las Vegas" (Las Vegas Review Journal's Reader's).

Good staff and everywhere it's clean.

Unique Quality: Shark Reef (16,95$)
the view on the strip
the House of Blues

Directions: at the end south of the strip , beside the airport

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Best Swimming Pool at Mandalay Bay

by written on December 14, 2008

If you have children and they love swimming, make sure to book your family at Mandalay Bay. They have the best pool so far since you can actually surf in their pool!

Located at the side of the hotel with nice tropical garden beside it, the hotel's pool is a state of the art swimming pool! There are actually waves that comes out from the back of the pool. It is imitating the real waves in the ocean! The swimming pool also has sand. They put tons and tons of sand close to the swimming pool!

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino also has a Shark Reef. It is an aquarium where the kids can have interactive activities. My children came here to actually feel the back of a sting ray and touch the starfish and the sea urchins!

Since I didn't actually stayed for the night at the hotel, I can't really describe my stay at the hotel. My boss actually stayed at the hotel and she said that the room is fabulous and the room service is excellent. This is a five star hotel and the price changes depending on the season - peak season or low season.

Unique Quality: The hotel is rated as a five-star hotel. It is one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in Las Vegas. The hotel has many amenities like restaurants, gardens, spas, cabanas, swimming pools and of course, their casino.

Directions: Close to Luxor Hotel. Located at the end of the North Strip.

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better

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 20, 2008

the mandalay bay is a nice resort located on the extreme south end of the strip. the only drawback to this hotel is it's location. however they offer free monorail service to the excalibur.
a very nice hotel moderately priced.

Directions: south end of the strip, (las vegas blvd).

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Resort Living in Vegas

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 23, 2004

Mandalay Bay ranks up there as one of my favorite hotels in Las Vegas. Throughout the year you can find great rates on rooms, so keep your eyes peeled for specials. I also recommend joining their online newsletter - this way they will email you special rates not available, unless you're an insider. All the rooms are beautiful and spacious. The hallways do get a little confusing at times, but that's natural for any large hotel. The staff is friendly and the restaurants and casino here are beautiful, clean and trendy. If you're looking for cheap tables to gamble your money away, this might not be the place for you, but early in the day you might luck out with a $5 table. Also if you join The One Club (free) you will be eligible for discounts at all the corresponding hotels and casinos as you accrue points.

Unique Quality: In my opinion Mandalay Bay features the best pool in Las Vegas. They have a wave pool, a lazy river as well as 2 regular pools. You can rent private cabanas complete with a/c, televisions and waitstaff if you desire. Lay out on the sand and catch some rays or have a snack at the beach shack. Just beware - if you want an inner tube for the lazy river rentals here are expensive - $20 a day! They only allow hotel guests with room keys in the pool area. They also offer concerts out on the "beach" during the Summer. The pool is open seasonally so call ahead for times and dates. They also have an aquarium featuring the only Hammerhead shark in captivity in North America. I believe that if you join the One Club you get a free admission. They also offer a free monorail that runs from Mandalay to Luxor to Excalibur and back.

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Do you know the way to Mandalay?

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 14, 2004

My family and I stayed in this hotel only a few weeks after it was first opened. I was able to get a very good rate (as it turned out, 2 of the 3 nights free) on a room through their online site and I requested a room facing their enormous pool area. The hotel decor was, as you might guess from its name, very tropical and quite elegant. You will find small aquariums, tropical plants and cool marble and limestone in the lobby. Since our stay there, to build upon the theme of the hotel, they have added a special attraction called "Shark Reef." You should allow yourself at least 45 minutes to see this attraction featuring an extensive aquarium and exhibits which actually are quite nice.

The problem we had with the hotel was a problem with maid service...they just didn't show up or only did part of the room. I attributed this to the hotel being so new, but that didn't make it any less maddening. What was worse was that the staff manager didn't think that it was as much of a problem as I did and didn't really offer any kind of compensation until I pressed the point.

The Mandalay tends to be one of the more expensive hotels and I believe the Manager should have done more to please customers.

Unique Quality: The pool and gardens are quite extensive and give this hotel a unique appearance; I particularly liked the waterfalls and Asian elephant statuary. All this was set against the backdrop of the soaring hotel's golden-mirrored facade. This hotel also contains a venue for top-rated, big ticket personalities and groups. As you come to expect with hotels in Law Vegas, there are a number of high-end restaurants such as the House of Blues, The Noodle Shop and the lovely Raffles Cafe.

The standard hotel rooms such as the one we had was an amazing 500 sq. ft., and the marble bath was luxurious to say the least. The decor of the room itself was nice but a little on the bland side. The least favorite aspect of the Mandalay Bay to me was its remoteness from most other hotels (except it was right next door to the Luxor), and the central, action-packed part of "the strip."

NOTE: Since our stay, rooms have been renovated and redecorated which actually seems to give them more personality.

Check online for the best rates, and try using AAA or other discounts as well.

Directions: Farthest west on "strip."

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Mandalay Bay

by written on August 24, 2002

Mandalay Bay
$97-$140. Weekends and holidays generally increase these rates significantly and all rates are based on availability.

Unique Quality: The Mandalay Bay is one of my favorite hotels to visit. The Mandalay offers 3,309 rooms and has iron and ironing board, hair dryer, phone in bathroom, wet bars with refrigerators in suites. (Mandalay does not offer an airport shuttle)
The casino spans 135,000 sq. ft. and games include Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Sportsbook, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks, and Super Megabucks. Over 2,400 slot/video poker machines, 122 table games.
Things to do: The Shark Reef is a $40 million aquarium covering more than 90,000 square feet that holds more than 1.5 million gallons of seawater and 100 species of animals. Relax at an exotic, tropical water environment with a sand-and-surf beach, 11-acre tropical lagoon, water gardens with lush foliage and waterfalls, and three exotic pools. Mandalay Bay has a 1,700-seat showroom featuring the musical Storm, a 12,000-seat events center, The House of Blues (don't miss 80's night on Friday nights!) live music venue (approx. 1,500 people), plus three lounges featuring entertainment nightly.
Other interesting things to know about the Mandalay Bay: To create salt water for the Shark Reef's aquarium, salt is imported from the Red Sea to mix with dechlorinated tap water. The top of the hotel's tower features the members-only House of Blues Foundation Room. The wave pool at Mandalay Beach can generate waves as high as six feet for surfing (for swimming, they max out at three feet). The Shark Reef has five of only 12 golden saltwater crocodiles in existence. Located next to the Luxor, the Mandalay is just stunning!

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Mandalay Bay

by written on August 24, 2002

$150-$400, depending on the time of year and day of the week (weeknights are significantly cheaper).

Unique Quality: This hotel was way out of our price range, but we got a great deal through a friend. It's a beautiful, brand new hotel with large, luxurious rooms. Like any of the other large new hotel casinos, there are plenty of shops and restaurants in the hotel.

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Mandalay Bay

by written on August 24, 2002

$100 - $300

Unique Quality: Very large pool area. It features a river pool, a wave pool and beach and several smaller pools for adult relaxing. The rooms are large with excellent amenities. They feature large floor to ceiling windows. Be sure to ask for one up high with a view looking down the strip for a spectacular view. The bath room is fantastic, all marble with a large stall shower and a large bath tub perfect for soaking.

Directions: 1st Casino on the Strip as you enter Las Vegas from Los Angeles. There is a tram that connects to the Luxxor and the Excalibur. Then you can cross the street and take the MGM tram down the strip to th

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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119, United States

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