I really want to stay south strip but I will have my Mom with me and she is turning 70 so something about staying at the Mirage end seems more fitting for her. I know the Mirage is a nice hotel, but they are connected literally by the tram so is it worth the extra $100 for the time we're there? I'm taking her as a surprise, I'm really on the fence about what to book. TI includes Mystere tickets which I assume are to compensate for the construction going on there? I'm not sure she'll be comfortable in the pool if it's really crowded (read Mirage is crowded)?