I love the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. It’s definitely one of the nicer hotels on the strip and compares to other fancy resorts such as the Bellagio and Wynn. If you’re looking to take it up a notch, you can book a room at THE Hotel (since rebranded as the Delano). Attached to the resort, THE Hotel offers an all-suites hotel with upgraded amenities and separate luxury spa called “The Bathhouse.” Want to take it up another notch above that? The Four Seasons Hotel is located on the top four floors of the Mandalay Bay, with a separate entrance and pool.
The rooms are nice and well appointed with huge bathrooms and nice amenities. There’s a wide range of rooms available from the normal deluxe rooms to the Four Seasons Presidential Suite so it really caters to a wide variety of clientele. The casino floor is extensive with more tables and slot machine than you can throw money at. It’s a nicer hotel so don’t expect any $5 minimum tables here.
By far the best thing about this place is the pool area, or as they call it, “The Beach.” It’s called the beach because it comes complete with sand, a wave pool, lazy river and plenty of separate pools for adults and kids. They even hold outdoor concerts at the Beach during the summer season and it’s really an experience not to be missed. Where else can you see a concert on the beach for $30? The Beach is massive and there’s plenty of room to lay out, gamble, drink and socialize with your friends. Other things to do at the Mandalay Bay include the Shark Reef Aquarium and the Michael Jackson ONE show (powered by Cirque Du Soleil).
The Mandalay Bay is one of my favorite resorts on the strip. Most hotels in Vegas charge a resort fee nowadays and the Mandalay Bay is not exempt from that. The $25/day fee gives you internet and access to the resort gym. The only negative about this place is the location. It’s located on the far south end of the strip so you basically have to drive everywhere. If you don’t have a car, be prepared to fork out plenty of money for cab fare. But other than that, I love this place.