I am planning a trip to Vegas in September with a buddy of mine. We both like luxury but Bellagio/Wynn/Venetian/Aria are out of my budget right now. I stayed at Mirage a few years ago and thought the rooms were okay, not much better than the next tier down ( Bally's ) but I think they have been renovated since then. We both stayed at Mandalay Bay and I thought the hotel was nice but the location wasn't the best. I prefer mid-strip but am not afraid to walk. At night we would go to dinner and bars or shows but during the day I would spend a few hours playing poker, so I want to be able to walk to Aria/Bellagio/Venetian. I checked Hotels.com and there is a sale for the time we're going, which is a Friday thru Wednesday MB - $133 per night plus $75 food and beverage credit or $665 + credit Mirage - $150 per night or $750 So I need some opinions. Are the rooms much nicer at Mirage since 3-4 years ago? MB vs. Mirage in general? My impression of MB may have been skewed because I had stayed at Encore shortly before then. Maybe people have a good third suggestion. TI is priced close to Mirage but I think TI is dark. Thoughts?