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TheHotel VS Mandalay Bay

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Larkin, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. Larkin

    Larkin Newbie

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    We are currently booked at MB but our friends are at THotel. I received an
    email for an upgrade to The Hotel for $20 per night additional. My question is how far of a walk is TheHotel rooms to the MB casino. Is it inside the MB complex or do you need to walk outside to get into MB? Also if they are
    offering upgrades one week out should we just wait at checkin to see if we
    can get a free upgrade or $20 trick??
    Thanks for any insights!
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Don't have to go outside to get to the casino. It's connected by a long hallway. if you're familiar with MB, the connecting hallway to The Hotel is by the sportsbook. I don't think its a long walk at all, but then again, I like to walk everywhere. Can't take more than a couple minutes to walk it
     
  3. saeldway

    saeldway Low-Roller

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    As UK said, connected by a hall. About 2 minute walk. I don't stay there anymore but I prefer TheHotel. It feels more like a private retreat. I don't believe in the "$20 trick" but I don't think it would matter in this case anyways. They are 2 different hotels with 2 different check-in desk locations. If I were you I would spend the $20 to stay with your friends rather than a hostess who has spotted another sucker.
     
  4. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    I'd spend the $20 to stay at THEhotel over MB, simply because I like the suites (they are true suites with a door separating bedroom and living room, and a powder room in addition to full bath) at THEhotel much better than the standard rooms at MB.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
  5. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    I liked the bathroom better in the 750 MBay suite we had, but I liked the layout overall better in TheHotel - because of the door between LR & BR and the extra toilet.....

    The walk between the two is so short - and hotels in Vegas are so large that unless you and your friend have adjoining rooms, there's hardly a difference....We were attending a conference at MBay when we stayed at TheHotel and the walk wasn't really longer than from our MBay hotel room the time before. We just went outside by TH valet and across the parking area to the MBay restaurant row/walk to the convention center and Shark Reef.

    Keep checking to see if you can get a great deal for TheHotel if you want, but otherwise, just keep your existing reservations....
     
  6. jdvegas

    jdvegas VIP Whale

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    I would definitely upgrade to THEhotel - much nicer then standard Mandalay room. Do it now - you will not regret!
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Very easy decision.

    They are ALMOST the same distance to the casino. MB elevators on one side, and TheHotel on the other - with a short hallway.

    Do it. NOW!
     
  8. ABQJeff

    ABQJeff Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at both and it's a no brainer. The difference in distance is neglegible and TheHotel is much nicer. The beds at TheHotel are worth the $20 alone.
     
  9. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    Colour me on the side of THEHotel. MB is nice, but TH is really nice! Also, that second bathroom comes in handy. Beds were heavenly as well.
     
  10. glmrgirl717

    glmrgirl717 Tourist

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    Do any of the rooms in TheHotel have jacuzzi tubs? That's the only thing keeping me on the MB side right now.....
     
  11. KBT2012

    KBT2012 High-Roller

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    They do not have jacuzzi tubs. However, it is a much nicer room....I love THEhotel.
     
  12. glmrgirl717

    glmrgirl717 Tourist

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    :-(

    Unfortunately, the jacuzzi tub was a MUST for me on this trip, so MB side it is.... :-(
     
  13. franco802

    franco802 Low-Roller

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    The Hotel is by far much nicer. The thing I like the most is, there are two bathrooms in every room. But do remeber, I think there is construction currently going on.
     
  14. Bubbavegas

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    According to my host the construction has not begun yet, at least when we booked that was the case and the schedule was for a late July start at that time. THE definitely wins hands down and it is actually closer to the MB casino, especially the table games and Poker area than the actual MB rooms are.
     
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    Check-Raise Low-Roller

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    Is it free to visit the shark reef for guests staying the The Hotel?
     
  16. -(J)-

    -(J)- Low-Roller

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    No


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  17. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If you are PLAT or NOIR, you do get free passes. Otherwise, no.
     
  18. dawgfan11

    dawgfan11 Low-Roller

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    The Hotel is superior in every way to MB and would definitely advise staying there. my one and only issue with thehotel is that god awful smell they had pumping in their hall ways and lobbys during our March stay it was so strong it was overbearing and everyone with us commented on it. You could tell as soon as you hit the TH wing as you would be assaulted by this smell.
     
  19. BCeagle

    BCeagle Tourist

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    I just made the switch myself. It was a no-brainer for the $80 for a 6 days.
     
  20. tdhoier

    tdhoier Low-Roller

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    Hey, stay at The Four Seasons over both of them.
     
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