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I really liked staying at The Mirage. highly recommend

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by AceRothstein80, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. AceRothstein80

    AceRothstein80 Low-Roller

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    I talked it up in my trip report also, but as far as just the casino for those of you on this section looking for ideas I wanted to touch on it.

    First of all, i always liked the casino ambience. The Decor, the hawaiin theme and all, it was always a place I wanted to stay. And the casino is not too big(compared to newer ones). So it is very ez to navigate. Lots of action at the Craps tables, late at night the stakes got kinda high for my blood, min $15, which you end up with a good chunk of change out there, taking odds, betting 6&8 and what not...but I had some winning sessions. Check in was a breeze, and they upgraded my room for me, due to not having 2 queens on night 1, so they gave me a deluxe King room and a free rollaway bed, which was a nice bed for my buddy.

    Food wise, they have great options. I did not try anything fancy. The California Pizza Kitchen is great. I ate at the BLT burger joint a few times, very good burgers and good beers on tap. I had the buffet once for breakfast and the carnagie deli for breakfast, which were also both good.

    The pool was beautiful but overcrowded. Ppl just throw towels down to reserve spots, every chair was taken. Not cool! And it is really big, so if they tightened up that, it would be fine for everyone. I was gonna go check out bare but never did.

    Location is phenominal. I love how you walk out, and are right across from Harrahs(where the monorail is ez to pick up). I like partying at Harrahs, there casino is fun, and enjoy the piano bar and carnival court. Then you of course can jump over to Flamingo and what not. It's also a few steps from the mall leading to Caesar's, and a short walk to TI and Venetian, and not too bad of a walk to either Wynn or Bellagio

    They enticed me this trip with a great deal, I hope I continue to receive great offers from there for future trips
     
  2. rdunc311

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    Agreed on all points. Just returned from there July 1 and enjoyed every part of my stay at the Mirage. The only restaurant I didn't care for was STACK, mostly because of the terrible service from our waiter and waitress. Food was good though!
     
  3. sarah9nascar

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    Great to hear. Our next trip is the Mirage.
     
  4. itsedjusted

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    I love the Mirage. I've only got to stay there once since I usually go with my brother and he gets great comps at Total rewards properties. But, if I'm paying it's where I'm staying.
     
  5. smartone

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    Great post! So often we write or read about the one or two things someone didn't like or what's wrong with a place... nice positive post!!! Glad you enjoyed!!!!
     
  6. vegashq

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    always enjoy staying here. Comfy beds.
     
  7. sageblue

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    Thanks for the post. We have never stayed there, but we reserved a 1-bedroom penthouse for $219/night (steal!) for November, so I'm looking forward to trying it out (depending on whether we get a better deal elsewhere).
     
  8. lmondun

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    My girlfriend loves the Mirage, but my luck had always been really bad there. Last summer, I had a good run at Mirage, so we're going back again this summer and again in the fall. Hope the tide has turned for good.

    Have to say that we have had a good service at Stack twice for dinners. And Carnegie Deli is a fave too, even though we usually just order the soup and cabbage rolls because everything else is so gigantic.

    The location is definitely a selling point. In addition to the advantages mentioned in the post, TI is still just a quick tram stop away, even though it's not part of the MGM family anymore. And if you circle around past the big fountain near the entrance to the Forum shops and walk through the empty lot, it only takes a few minutes to get from the Mirage casino to the heart of the Caesars casino.
     
  9. MTShooter

    MTShooter Low-Roller

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    lmondun--- do tell more of the "shortcut" tbetween CP and Mirage... check in at mirage this Thurs, and moving to CP Mon and would appreciate an easy walk between the two schlepping bags. Can't quite get a mental picture of the route you describe. Thanks!
     
  10. Aero

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    For a while we considered the Mirage our 'home base' in Vegas. I love almost everything about it... 1)It is the Hotel that changed Vegas[thank you Steve Wynn] 2)Best pool in Vegas[I don't care how many frozen grapes they have at Caesars] 3)Great food options 4)great location 5)great entertainment options 6)great service[their staff genuinely seems to enjoy being there] 7)good casino[although I've never won anything substantial there I am a good luck charm for those sitting beside me... so look for me if you're at the Mirage.lol] 8)THEY HAVE THE BEST BEDS IN VEGAS - set the alarm clock if you don't want to sleep all day - seriously!
     
  11. AceRothstein80

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention great entertainment options. LOVE was my fav show I have seen in Vegas. I saw it, on my last trip out there, not this one. Alot of ppl say great things about Terry Fator show also.
     
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    walk south on las vegas bvd go past the bus stop and ceasers marque up the steps into the little round temple building step on the super long escalator and it will wisk you right into ceasers! love it.:peace:
     
  13. TylerH50

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    I love The Mirage too. Stayed there last year. I'm not a huge fan of their restaurants though. The only way to beat the crowds at the pool is to get a cabana, but they fill up fast and they are $400 a day.

    I've got Ron White tix on 9/2. So, I'll be able to spend a little time at The Mirage my next trip even though we are staying at the NYNY.
     
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    I just rate shopped them for when I go in February for my wedding, do they really have a $28 a day resort fee? Thats insane
     
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    We usually take the moving walkway route you describe when it's hot outside, but at night or during cooler weather, it's a little quicker, I think, to take a hard right just past the valet entrance to the Forum shops and then cut across the empty lot that surrounds the sign advertising the Planet Hollywood restaurant. You skirt the edge of a round building that I presume is the Coliseum. Look for the nearest glass door you can find. You enter the casino near the shop that specializes in souvenirs from the shows in the Coliseum, such as Celine or Elton John. (If you want a shortcut when going from Caesars to Mirage, you have to reverse this trek, since the moving walkway only runs one direction.)

    Not sure if it'll work here, but I'll try to paste in a google street view of what it looks like there.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=caesars+palace&hl=en&ll=36.118212,-115.174136&spn=0.000475,0.000817&sll=36.118425,-115.174194&sspn=0.000475,0.000817&t=h&radius=0.03&hq=caesars+palace&z=21&layer=c&cbll=36.118212,-115.174136&panoid=0II-T08wreNUoxUteO8B7A&cbp=12,292.76,,0,1.22
     
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