1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Mirage 2 bedroom penthouse

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Jennylove59, Jun 17, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Originally we were planning to stay in a 2 bedroom penthouse Sky Suite. After some searching I have come across the 2 bedroom penthouse at the Mirage, which looks like we would save about $2,500. It looks like the penthouses have been remodeled and the casino is in the process. We are planning to go next September for our 5 year wedding anniversary so I want to make sure we make the right decision regarding the hotel. I know the Sky Suites have great reviews, come with private Sky pool and also a lounge. I'm not finding much info on the Suite life offerings that you get with Mirage. With $2,500 not being a small chunk of change I was hoping to get some inside information.

    What means the most to us is the location, view (best strip view possible), pool atmosphere and the VIP lounge offerings. We will be driving into Vegas following a few day excursion down the California coast. We will be spending 5 nights in Vegas and then flying home. It will be my husband, myself and my parents. So ages range from late 20's into mid 50's. Not big table players but like to play the slots for a bit. Restaurants are also not an important factor as I have already chosen where we will be dining. Show wise it is a toss up between "O" and Mystere. Other than that our plan is to walk the strip and venture from hotel to hotel and just take in the sights. We have only been to Vegas one other time and we stayed in a 2 bedroom fountain view room at the Bellagio. After having that view we are just finding it hard to make up our minds.

    I have also taken Cosmo into consideration but the bathroom situation and bad reviews of housekeeping have been a determining factor of not staying there.

    So everyone what info can you give me on the Mirage? Thanks in advance everyone! Having found this sight has been extremely beneficial in planning our trip.
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,096
    Location:
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    There's simply no comparison.

    Mirage is nothing like the Sky Suites.
     
  3. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    I get that. I know that they are 2 completely different properties. But is the price difference worth it is what I dont know... The SS are looking to be around $5,300 for 5 days where as the Mirage is around $2,900. That's not a small chunk of money but I want to make sure that we get the most out of our trip. It also sort of bugs me that Aria sits back from the strip so the views aren't the best.
     
  4. kboltwkreations

    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    280
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I just cannot imagine you being satisfied with any room at Mirage after staying at Bellagio and considering Sky Suites. Mirage has a good casino, but that is about all that I can say good about it. The restaurants there do nothing for me... You are not going to have the view ANYTHING like at Bellagio, and there is no way the room will be as inviting even if they have been updated. Have you looked at the 2 bedroom Marquee at MGM.. I would rate those rooms way over Mirage and would be a little less $$ than SkySuites. I would go with Aria, but thats personal preference, that property has so much more to offer than most of the others.
     
  5. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    2,339
    Location:
    Hanging around
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I'd rather have a 2 bedroom Sky Suite penthouse or Cosmo wraparound with a connector than a Mirage 2 bedroom penthouse. The VIP lounge at Mirage kind of sucks IMO and I don't think you get access to it unless you are an invited player anyways.
     
  6. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    The only rooms I looked at at MGM were the skyline terrace suites, but ill give the marquee rooms a look. Thanks for the advice!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,108
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    $2,500 is LOTS of money to blow on a room - and I am guessing that is just the upcharge.

    Next, have your parents been to Vegas before? Are they in to lots of walking? Where do you think you will eat and play the most?

    Is the full 2BR a requirement? They are often way more expensive than a 1Br suite plus a regular room.

    Neither place has what I would call a VIP lounge. Little place to stop in maybe, but not a place to hang around.

    If you are doing lots of "walking" on the strip, keep in mind that Aria sits back a bit.

    What about Bellagio?
     
  8. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Yes, that is what made me look around for cheaper suites.

    My parents have been to Vegas before. We all went for the first time 2 years ago. As you stated about Aria, the fact that it sits back is another reason why I started searching for other hotels. But we really liked that part of the strip as opposed to the ends.

    Really we will play wherever we end up, we dont have a preference of one property over another as far as gambling goes.

    Dinner wise, and not necessarily in this order, we will be dining at Ellis Island, Scarpetta, Andiamo, Wicked Spoon, and either SW or The Steakhouse at Circus Circus.

    And yes a full 2 bedroom is a requirement because both my mother and myself want not only a tub, but a jetted tub.

    We aren't interested in staying at Bellagio because that is where we stayed last time. With this being my husband and I's 5 year wedding anniversary we really wanted to try somewhere else.

    Edited to add that we are not necessarily looking to hang out in the lounge. Just want somewhere to stop in to grab a quick coffee, pop, wine, snack etc.
     
  9. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,096
    Location:
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    the Marquees at MGM are decent, but nothing great.

    and only one jetted tub IIRC.
     
  10. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Thank you, good to know. I know it seems kind of petty, but neither my mother or I want to split the use of the tub. It's our vacation so being able to soak the days worries away every night is very important to us.
     
  11. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,096
    Location:
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    The best tub experience ever can be found in the Skylofts.
     
  12. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,172
    If you do not need luxury amenities...uh-hmmm...heated bidet...or steam shower...or awesome jacuzzi tub...you will be fine with the Mirage 2br penthouse. I actually just cancelled my SkySuite Reservation for Mirage...mainly because we are bringing our kids and they enjoy the cabanas and pool at Mirage. If you want nice, big and roomy...Mirage is fine. If you want upscale luxury...Mirage is not the place.
     
  13. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,449
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    105
    The penthouse and tower suites at the Mirage are perfectly nice and a good deal if you are paying. Problem is, when you go downstairs you are in a 25 year old casino which has been severely downgraded through the years with marginal food options and a very middle of the road vibe. Don't make this decision on VIP lounges, the sky suites lounge is not all that. BUT, just about everything about Aria is better than today's version of the Mirage.
     
  14. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    2,339
    Location:
    Hanging around
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    A lot of Mirage is under construction now. They built a new cashier. Closed the baccarat room. Moving the high limit slots to where the baccarat room was and turning the current high limit slot and old cashier into a bar.
     
  15. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,406
    Location:
    capital of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    42
    My two centavos - disclaimer: have not stayed in an Aria sky suite..have stayed in Bellagio suites and Mirage Penthouse suites quite a few times - I'm partial towards Mirage because not only does it have very nice Suites, (not addressing regular rooms) but as slot players we win at Mirage, lose at Bellagio and Aria, so we prefer to stay where we win and play the most plus we love our Mirage host!

    Not sure if this can be mentioned here but You Tube has a couple of " Mirage 2 bedroom penthouse suite" videos a few years old that might be helpful, published July 20, 2012.

    The Mirage may not be as luxurious as Bellagio or Aria (from what I hear) but it is a solid resort when it comes to suites, otherwise we wouldn't be staying there...we don't need all the bells and whistles as some...but Mirage Penthouse Suites are up there and by no means shabby.
    1) Mirage penthouse suites are really nice - well appointed, modern furnishings, nice aesthetics, good amenities, very well maintained and uber clean ( a sticking point for us). spacious and well layed out. 2 full bathrooms have good separation for privacy.
    2) strip and pool views are good - especially at night - be sure to insist on strip view if that is important.
    Mirage has a great pool although crowded - early mornings are less so. Nice outdoor cafe for breakfast by the pool.
    3) you already have your restaurants lined up but FYI - restaurants are limited but fine - not great. Tom Collichio Heritage Steak restaurant is here and popular - not my favorite steak place. New 'Pantry' 24 hour cafe near guest elevators has great pancakes and breakfast pastries - service can be a bit slow here but pleasant staff.
    4) Cirque show The Beatles 'LOVE' is here - I've seen Mystere and "O" - but LOVE is my fav - the best IMHO...
    5) Easy access to the strip and many casinos - a 13 minute walk door to door from Mirage to Bellagio. 8 minutes to Wynn. Next door to Caesar's. Across the street from V/P and Harrahs.

    Some things that may not meet your needs as noted in your post:
    VIP room - very small, right off the main check in lobby, Not a place to hangout for more than a few minutes, has canned soda, water, beer, coffe/tea and wine. Must be VIP to use, I think - I could be wrong , better to ask. Also used as the VIP checkin - staff is nice.
    Casino is medium size, not huge, is ok in appearance - recently renovated poker room, fairly low ceilings - crowded on weekends - but we win on slots here :)

    We love the Mirage and we love Bellagio and one of these days will give Aria suites a try - you won't go wrong with whatever you choose based on your specific needs/likes/dislikes - saving or spending the extra $2500 on a suite makes the decision a bit harder!!!

    Good luck and have an awesome trip with your parents!
     
  16. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,817
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    81
    $2500 is not an insignificant amount but based on what is important to you I would give an edge to SkySuites.
    The SkyPool is a real nice experience that is definitely a step above the Mirage pool.

    The lounge at Mirage is nothing at all and as pleepleus said you have to be invited.
    The SkySuites lounge does not serve liquor or have a bartender.
    Self serve wine and cheese in the afternoon and comp coffee,danish,snacks,and water the rest of the day.
    I really like the convenience of not waiting in the long Starbucks line.The lounge is right at the bottom of the elevator and very convenient since you don't have to travel across the casino to access.

    The Mirage Suites are large but lack the half bath that most other suites offer.Definitely a negative.
    The Mirage is physically closer to walking on the Strip than Aria although Aria has the City Center tram and easy access to Monte Carlo(inside connector),Bellagio,Cosmo and Vdara.

    IMO if you have stayed in a fountainvew penthouse at Bellagio,you will enjoy SkySuites more for an anniversary trip.
     
  17. Jennylove59

    Jennylove59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Wow, such great advice from everyone! One thing about Mirage that people keep saying is that only VIPs get use of the lounge. I could have sworn that when booking a penthouse at Mirage that entitled you to the suite life amenities which included use of the lounge. Could definitely be wrong though.

    All of the info posted is great though! In some ways we are still leaning more toward SS but then my sensible side kicks in and says "hey you can put that money saved toward your down payment for your new vehicle when you get home!"

    I have watched sooooooo many videos on youtube and read soooooo many TA reviews that my brain is bursting. Strip view penthouse at the Mirage seems to be pretty awesome, while SS have a very limited strip view.

    SS have the Sky pool, which is nice as we like to relax for a bit usually mid afternoon. But then again photos of the pool at the Mirage dont seem that bad.

    But the fact that Mirage has quick access to the strip is definitely something that has a high factor in our considerations.

    Oh, who knew choosing a room would be so difficult. I just want to make sure that i'm making the best choice for our group and the occassion. Again, thank you all so much. Keep the information coming for sure :)!
     
  18. DaleU

    DaleU Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    56
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    1
    Wow, such great advice from everyone! One thing about Mirage that people keep saying is that only VIPs get use of the lounge. I could have sworn that when booking a penthouse at Mirage that entitled you to the suite life amenities which included use of the lounge. Could definitely be wrong though.


    We have stayed in a Mirage Penthouse suite every year for the past 5 years for our annual vegas vacation. When you book a penthouse suite you have access to the VIP lounge, You check in there, They have coffee in the morning and beer, wine, soft drinks and water during the day. We use it as a place to stop and get a bottle of water before we wander around, And it's a nice place to sit and relax for a few min's. True it's not a large room, But it does have plush chairs and sofas to sit and relax some. With the penthouse you also have comp. limo to and from the airport, and free spa access, The 2 bedroom penthouse suites only have 1 jetted tub in the master bathroom, The other bedroom is a connected bedroom with a king bed and reg. bathtub/shower combo. (not jetted) But if your saving 2900.00 it may well be worth it, We find that the Mirage takes very good care of us, So we return each year. Casino is not a large one as some of the others on the strip, But I find that others are in easy walking distance from the Mirage.
    As a side note,
    Were leaving in about 5 Hours for a 4 day stay at the Mirage, And yes we have a Penthouse booked, And the Limo will be waiting for us at the airport.
    Enjoy your Anniversary where ever you stay.

    Dale,
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2015
  19. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,108
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    For $2,500 I would think lots of other things look better.

    We love our suites when we visit,but would never pay that kind of extra money. Ever.
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    11,108
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    First off, are you planning for Sept 2015, or 2016?
    Saving $2500 is a big deal. That could cover a few more shows, great dinners, spa treatments, etc.
    Dining - where? We find we like to dine closer to where we are staying or playing.
    VIP lounge offerings. These "lounges" are basically a glorified checkin area. Nice for sure, but not like a concierge lounge that many hotels outside Vegas have.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.