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Mirage Cabanas/Oasis Area

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by nikerbokers, Jul 7, 2013.

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  1. nikerbokers

    nikerbokers Tourist

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    My husband and I are headed to the Mirage next month and I was considering getting a cabana for the day. I called and the rates are $400-$450 for both the regular pool and Bare. For reserving a chair at Oasis (21 and over area so no kids in the pool, which would be nice), it's $55.

    Are any of these worth the $$? I was thinking maybe if it's too hot to really walk around too much (100+ degree temps... we can handle anything below that) that a cabana would be nice.
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Is it worth it?

    Apparently, a large amount of people say no and do not book it. And another group of people say it is, and they book it.

    Hard to say which part works for you.
     
  3. Someone

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    I think the reality is even for people that can easily afford it the answer is no those prices are stupid, but they do manage to rent some for that so they continue to charge it

    and while they do rent some there are plenty of times when there are many more chairs and cabanas that are not rented than are rented so I would say some "resorts" need to do an analysis of their pricing

    during the week barring some big event (like spring break or a major DJ) will always be cheaper than the weekends and you can try and negotiate on the day you would like one if you see there are a lot sitting empty...also if you have some comps worked up that might ease the blow and that is where a lot of people are probably "affording and willing" to pay those prices....it is just an over inflated way to eat into your comps very quickly.....check and make sure a cabana is covered first of course

    also some cabanas come with a food and beverage allowance here is a list of some of them

    http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2013/4/5/03240/36104/vegas-travel/How+Much+That+Poolside+Cabana+Will+Cost+You+In+Vegas+%28The+2013+Edition%29

    make note the above list is incomplete and subject to change of course and also more importantly note that you will be hit for a large tax and tip that is not part of the credit and is paid out of pocket, but if you get a $300 cabana with some water, fruit, sodas, and $150 in food and beverage credit (or whatever) that can make a difference if you are planning on eating and drinking

    also I believe the Mirage in particular is non-refundable once booked (and they do not seem to offer a food and beverage credit) so if it was me and you are not sure of the day or if it is really something you will do for sure I would not book in advance....I would say there is little chance the price will go up unless you are there for a major event week and there is a much better chance you could try and negotiate it downward the day of or even try and negotiate some food and beverage credit (I would certainly get that in writing as well)

    check on the websites of the properties they usually state if there is a food and beverage credit included

    here from the MGM hotel (that hotel specifically)

    http://www.mgmgrand.com/amenities/reserve-cabana.aspx

    Cabana Rates include beverage and food service up to the cost of your cabana rate.....and again remember the tax and tip that will be out of pocket

    and of course the site also states this...

    Cabanas are requested online for MGM Grand and Signature guests only.

    so that leads me to believe that you can still get one there, but it will be subject to the "day of" purchase and of course a quick (or not so quick) call to the property could answer that definitively

    here is the GN downtown

    http://www.goldennugget.com/lasvegas/pool_cabanas.asp

    so you will be out $300 down to $75 (depending on what you choose) or so + and tax and tip after the food credits are taken out VS what the Mirage is saying at $400 and the GN pool is pretty popular and it is a full day from 10am to 8pm which is way better hours than most Vegas pools (stated at the very bottom)

    I would bet at the GN you might even be able to beat them down on a half day rental....or maybe not, but it is Vegas after all

    check around the Mirage seems to be one of the worst deals of the bunch
     
  4. Dean Martin

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    We've rented the Oasis chairs and like them a lot. All of the regular pool chairs are jammed together pretty close and if you want a chair that is right on the edge of the pool, you'll need to get in line for an hour+ and then there's a race to get the best chairs....it's a real PIA in my opinion.

    Conversely, the Oasis chairs are all pool side, more spread out, they have extra cushions on them, each two chairs gets an umbrella and they bring you water, fruit, and cold towels.

    Is $55 for "a pool lounge chair" for the day ridiculous? Some say yes, some say no but for nice chairs like that and to be able to show up any time of morning you want and come and go and still have your chairs all day.....it's well worth it to me.

    Hey, it's Vegas and you're on vacation....splurge and enjoy yourselves:thumbsup:

    We've never rented a cabana at the Mirage because they're all so far away from the pool edge except for the Bare area. The Bare pool and cabana's is a nice area but I've read here in the past that a lot of the time it's more male gawkers than couples but maybe that's changed. Not that anyone would bother you and if you don't mind that, it's a cool area.
     
  5. disasta

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    I am renting a cabana at MGM for my upcoming trip in September. The cost is a minimum $600 food and beverage bill.

    We can justify that because there will be 7 of us and we can eat and drink that by the pool easily. If it was just two or 3, then we wouldnt be doing it
     
  6. 44inarow

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    I think the cabanas can be worth it, but probably not for just two people. The only time I've ever done a cabana is with a group of 6-8 people, which was great (especially at places like MGM where it includes the F&B credit), but for two people it might be overkill. The Oasis chairs might be a better value; considering how crowded Mirage can get, having a guaranteed spot would be pretty worthwhile.
     
  7. TylerH50

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    I have used a Cabana at The Mirage on my last stay there 2 years ago. My wife absolutely LOVES cabanas, and we always get one for at least 3 days per stay. Even though they are expensive, and require prepayment w/ no cancellation, they are absolutely worth it there. The food was good and the drink service was good as well.

    You usually need to book these well in advance though, like 6 weeks in advance to be safe.
     
  8. nikerbokers

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    Thanks for all the input and advice. If the two friends that will be with us don't want to go in on a cabana (one of my husband's friends is the definition of CHEAP... he won't tip a cent over 15%, it's awful), I will just reserve an Oasis chair.

    I love the link to all that is included in the cabanas across Vegas! Thank you!!! :kiss:
     
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