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Mirage Pool

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by SAFCdurham, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. SAFCdurham

    SAFCdurham Tourist

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    What time would we have to get to the pool to get a sunbed? (30th March for 1 week) and how's the weather usually in the first week of April? (day and night).

    Thanks!!:beer:
     
  2. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    I have been out there a couple of times during that time frame( either a day or 2 before or after). I lucked out. Weather was VERY nice 70's day and 50's night and sunny. I am from the northeast so that to me in late match early april is GREAT. HOWEVER that said 2 times when out there it was EXTREEEEEEMLY windy. Was soooooo windy all that was missing was a funnel cloud and the wicked witch of the west flying by( yes it was THAT bad-- again being from CT land we dont get wind that bad except for a nor'easter so take that into consideration).
     
  3. StormHawk

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    I assume that it will be pretty packed the first week of june. Do they reserve chairs or just cabana rentals?
     
  4. TylerH50

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    Not sure on the sunbeds. However, the last time I was at The Mirage, I made my cabana reservations 8 weeks out, and only got 3 of the 5 days requested.

    If you go the cabana route, when you reserve, they are prepay and non-refundable at $400 a day (might be higher this year).



     
  5. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    The cabanas are great, but like the above poster said very expensive.
     
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    Pool opens at 8:00 am. When I stayed there last year in April, there was a LINE to get into the pool area to get a lounge at 7:30 am.
    Once people got in, they put their stuff down to "save" their chair, then they left......... people next to me came back 3 hours later, just as I was leaving.
     
  7. BigDofBA

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    I'll be at the Mirage April 2-7th. I can't wait.
     
  8. bryinmi

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    This happens everywhere and I don't know why it's acceptable. I don't really mind if someone comes in first thing in the morning and then leaves for 30minutes to go get some breakfast (although I wouldn't do it). But these people don't come back for hours and while they are gone, people who are actually there to use the pool are left walking around searching for chairs.

    This would be the equivalent of going to a crowded restaurant....they seat you in a booth....you leave your sunglasses on the table to mark your spot and then you come back 3 hours later when you are actually hungry. Meanwhile people are waiting the entire time to eat.
     
  9. queuetee

    queuetee High-Roller

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    Well, not quite the same since the restaurant management would be losing money so your sunglasses would be picked up and the table reset. The pool help doesn't have the same interest, although they will get you a seat if you ask. Well worth the cost of a tip to them
     
  10. bryinmi

    bryinmi Low-Roller

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    Most people who are down at the pool order something from the bar or restaurant area. So if you have a group of people who are just marking their spots for several hours and others who can't find a place to sit and decide to leave then the hotel is losing some money.
     
  11. LakeMinnetonkaRealtor

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    Tip a kid

    The last time we were at Mirage, they had plenty of pool guys helping people find chairs. If I recall correctly, I gave the kid 10 bucks, he went and grabbed some loungers, and carried them to a great spot waterside for us.

    A day at the pool is 6+ hours for us so it is money well spent.
     
  12. Emeraldcity

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    Totally agree. It is very frustrating. You either have to get there really early and wait in line to get in OR wait till about 1:30 in the afternoon to go down.
    I dislike being by the pool during the hot part of the day, but sometimes that's all you can do with the rude people who feel entitled to save that spot for themselves and don't use it for several hours.

    I have been to resorts that have signs that say "if you are saving a chair and are not in it within 20 minutes, your items will be removed so the chair can be used by someone else." I like that.
     
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