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Mirage Pool

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by rdunc311, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. rdunc311

    rdunc311 Tourist

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    Will be staying at Mirage next Thursday through Sunday and have questions about the pool based on another thread.

    What time should we expect to "line up" to get some chairs together?
    How do you go about renting loungers?
    Any idea of drink costs at the pool? (beer/mixed drinks)

    Thanks for the help!
    Ryan
     
  2. Vegasing

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    1. I'd get out there as soon as the pool opens. When I was there last year, people were putting their stuff on the chairs to "reserve" them and nothing was being done by the staff to dissuade them from doing so. We were out there around 9:30am and snagged the last two adjacent chairs to be found.

    2. I've always gone through the concierge.

    3. Drinks will cost you about $Texas. I usually get the large pina colada, which IIRC, is about $18.
     
  3. kel3420

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mirage pool. I always get there when it opens and have never had a problem with seating. Getting there even half an hour after opening, you may have a problem finding more than two seats together. I just hate being stuck sitting in the sea of seats in the front, where everyone is sitting on top of each other. BTW, if you can't find seats together, ask one of the chair guys and they will find seats for you for a small tip.

    I ordered a Miami Vice (1/2 Pina Colado and 1/2 Strawberry Dacquiri) and when the waitress FINALLY delivered it, the charge was $32! YES, you read that right. It was a large and in one of their logo'd glasses, but no extra shots or anything. I about had a heart attack! But it was delish! When I checked out, I had them review my play and they took off the drink but not the $3 tip, so my entire charge for Mirage on my credit card was a whopping $3! LOL


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  4. GoFlamesGo

    GoFlamesGo Low-Roller

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    For me, the mirage pool has two big problems. The rush for chairs and the drink service is pretty bad. Maybe the latter is by design so things don't get too crzy but the last couple times I was there you'd have to wait for 15-30 min easy for your drink.
     
  5. rdunc311

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    Thanks!

    From what you said Kel, sounds like we may be making a few trips to the room to have a drink or two to avoid those high drink costs!

    What time does the pool actually open for people to go get seating?
     
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    The pool opens at 8:00 am , but when I was there last summer, there was a line waiting for the pool when I got down there about 7:55 am and it was long!

    Kind of like the Bellagio pool as well. Long line for that 8:00 am open time.
     
  7. rdunc311

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    Were you there on a weekend or the middle of the week? We will be arriving early Thursday morning.
     
  8. Motorhead168

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    There are an incredible number of hot broads at the Mirage pool.
     
  9. kel3420

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    My experience has been that there is a line no matter what day of the week it is, before opening. But usually around 1, people start leaving and all kinds of chairs start opening up.
     
  10. bryinmi

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    I've stayed at the Mirage at least 7 or 8 times...stay there because of the pool. I usually go down to the pool around 9 ish or 9:15. I've never once seen a line and I've never once had an issue finding chairs at that time. Maybe I'm just lucky (but not with gambling). There are far too many people who mark their territory early on and don't comeback for hours. But that happens at all pools. Honestly if I ever had an issue locating a chair I'd just take one of those.

    Drinks are expensive. They used to be reasonable about 4-5 years ago or so, but now that's gone with the invention of the outdoor pool party. You used to be able to get a beer at the Dolphin bar for $3.50 or $3.75 but now it's like $7.50. Normal size drinks are about $10-$12 and like someone already said those large drinks in the souvenir cups are outrageous.
     
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    People will start to line up about 6am...yes 6:rolleyes2: The line slowly grows and by the time you hit 8am, the line will be back past the Roasted Bean.

    It's a race to the best chairs when it opens...I always hated that part...but my wife had ceratin chairs she loved:poke:

    You can show up at 8:15 after the lines has diffused and probably still find seats, they just won't be prime poolside seats.

    The small round pool that used to be more of a kids pool (it had a slide that has been removed) has a little more deluxe chairs that you can rent. Just go see the pool attendant standing at the roped off entrance area the day before. If memory serves me correctly, they're $50 each.
     
  12. rdunc311

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    Any chance of being able to bring in a mug or a cup that is not from the resort? Wondering if we can fill up in the room and bring it down to the pool without a problem.
     
  13. vegas_or_bust

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    Mirage is one of the most relaxed pools (IMO) when it comes to security like this. The policy is no outside food or drink; however, last trip I brought a giant sack of Chipotle food in from across the street to feed our group for lunch. Also, my wife routinely brought down her insulated mug full of her cocktail of choice. It really just depends on who is checking the room keys. I would give it a try....the worst that will happen is they will tell you is no.

    Here is a great tip that we often use: Buy one of those souvenir cups at the pool your first day. Keep the cup, and then refill it in your room with the booze of your choice before heading down to the pool the next few days (or later that same day). They don't think twice about letting you into the pool with those souvenir cups because it looks like you already purchased it at the pool. :beer:
     
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    Thanks! I definitely like the idea of buying the souvenir cup and re-using it with our own drinks. Will it be okay to put beer in the cups? Wondering if they might raise a red flag if they see beer in the cup rather than buying the aluminum bottles they sell.
     
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    They sell draft beer in those souvenir cups at the bar near the sportsbook. If you get any grief, just tell them that you bought the beer at the sportsbook inside.

    On a related note, you better plan on drinking that beer fast! Those cups are 32 ounces (and not insulated). Your beer will stay cold for about 90 seconds when you get out in that 100 degree heat!
     
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    Sounds great and I don't think I'll have a problem making sure it doesn't get warm! Thanks so much for the help!
     
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