Mandalay Bay is my favourite for the following reasons: Atmosphere. Live music in the evenings in the casino. Modern and well maintained overall property and Casino. Mix lounge and foundation Room for a change of pace. Spacious; never feel crowded or claustrophobic, the aisles accommodate even crowded nights very nicely. Variety of accommodations: THEHotel, 4 Seasons, Mandalay Penthouse Suites, I've stayed in them all, depending if solo or with wife or a buddy each have their fit. Perks when on penthouse floor; access to very nice VIP lounge. Dining choices: Fine dining to pub food, they have it all. Pool: Nicest pool on the strip, the private pool at 4 Seasons is also an option if you want a low key afternoon. Host treats me very well. Offers are above my play in all honesty. Quick ride to/from airport with little risk of tunnel shenanigans. Location is the only "drawback" but I totally overlook this due to the value I get from above; and I am willing to spend 20 bucks return to get to Aria to start my mandatory strip crawl towards Cosmo, Bellagio, Mirage, Wynn, then back to Venetian, Paris Planet Hollywood then MGM and if I have the stamina NYNY. I am partial to MGM properties and would consider Aria 2nd and if Wynn was an MGM property it would be a dog fight for 1st.