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Mirage or Mandalay Bay

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by njude1971, Jan 9, 2015.

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  1. njude1971

    njude1971 Tourist

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    Trying to decide between staying at the Mirage or at Mandalay Bay. I have not stayed at either. I have stayed at NYNY, Planet Hollywood, TI, and Aria. If the price was not so steep when I am going, I would definitely choose Aria again. The Mirage is slightly more expensive ($120 over the 4 days that I am staying). We aren't big gamblers and we end up walking to both ends of the strip anyway, so location isn't necessarily that big of a deal. We will see a few shows, but will either walk or take a taxi. Just wanting so pros and cons of each from people who have stayed there.
     
  2. landsburger

    landsburger Low-Roller

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    Mandalay has the pool, Mirage has the location (and all that that brings). I think it's as simple as that.

    Room quality is somewhat similar.
     
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    iamsomedude Low-Roller

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    I feel like Mandalay Bay does everything better than the Mirage, minus the location. I'll list what I like about it:

    1. Food selection. There's a lot more to choose from at Mandalay Bay, since it's so big. There's food from all price ranges, and I would personally say the restaurants are better as well.

    2. Atmosphere. Since Mandalay Bay is so large and open, it gives the hotel a peaceful ambiance, and the hotel is also less smoky.

    3. Placement of things in room. I really hate how the toilet is right next to the bath in a Mirage resort room. Since the Mandalay Bay room toilet is in a separate room, it doesn't suffer from that problem. The Mandalay Bay room also feels pretty spacious as well.

    4. Pool. It's really nice, and during the summer, I like swimming, then eating the brunch at Border Grill.
     
  4. kel3420

    kel3420 VIP Whale

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    I would say Mirage. You can't beat the location. Yes, MB has the best pool, but Mirage is second best, imho. I do like MB, I just don't like the location. I can't find a single fault with Mirage.

    Have fun either way
     
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    miniwhale Low-Roller

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    When do you plan on going? (may rule out the pool advantage)
    I love Mandalay Bay. As stated before, just a better, open atmosphere, more food choices, easy access to Luxor and Excal. That being said, Mirage edges out MB for us because of the location. It is especially great at night as we like to play at different locations and the $5 tables at Harrahs at night. Excal usually will have $5 tables but we have seen it at $10 or bumped to $10 with no grandfathering. And the easy walk at night back to the hotel from a variety of locations.
     
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    Slotchick High-Roller

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    You mention you don't mind walking and do so most trips, with that in mind my choice would be Mandalay Bay. I prefer the rooms, food and casino at Mandalay Bay over the Mirage and if MB is cheaper for me it would be a no brainer.
     
  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    For me its Mandalay, no doubt. The standard rooms are nicer and larger. The spas are about equal, with probably a slight edge to MB. The gambling is similar at both properties and they both have good sportsbooks (with Mirage getting the edge). The two big differences for me: better food options at MB and it doesn't feel as cramped. Every time I walk through Mirage, I feel cramped, as though they have tried to squeeze too much into their casino and public areas
     
  8. njude1971

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    Well, we chose Mandalay Bay. Thanks for the info. These boards are great.
     
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