When you are looking for nearly everything Las Vegas has to offer in one place than Mandalay Bay should be your first choice. It is an absolutely huge property with so much entertainment you could stay there an entire week and you may not see everything this casino has to offer. From a giant shark reef featuring the world’s most dangerous predators to a wave pool, a score of clubs and bars, great restaurants and shopping and of course tons of gambling.
Mandalay Bay is the southern most casino on the Las Vegas Strip addressed just south of Luxor and the busy corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd, it is easily identified by its stunning gold exterior and size including the recently added THEhotel with additional rooms and accommodations as well as Las Vegas’ only Four Seasons Hotel on the top floors of the main tower.
Even though Mandalay Bay and the Luxor are somewhat separated from the main portion of the Strip, it is still one of the busiest places in Las Vegas – ergo the world on any summer weekend or busy Holiday. Though it is an absolutely enormous hotel with tons of rooms, it still fills to capacity regularly and reserving in advance is important. Mandalay Bay attracts in large part a younger party crowd, but also caters to high rollers. Making your reservations well in advance is highly recommended.
Mandalay Bay has an absolutely enormous casino at 135,000 square feet, and here you will find 122 tables with all of the popular casino games including Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Roulette. They have 2,400 slot machines with a wide range of games including Megabucks and Super Megabucks. They have a very nice poker room. Their Race and Sports Book seats 300 and has 84 televisions and 17 big screens.
While the property is enormous, they have considerably less rooms than a few of the other hotels on the Strip at “only” 3,309 rooms. There are suits and rooms for high rollers available. It is a 5 star hotel and is consistently rated extremely well. The rooms are spacious, beautiful, and impeccably kept. It is a bit above average price wise as far as staying, but most feel it is well worth it considering everything Mandalay Bay has to offer.
Not unusual for the Strip, Mandalay Bay is fairly expensive and room rates are a bit above average even by those standards, however for the quality of the rooms you will save money when compared to similarly accommodated hotels. Room prices will vary according to occupancy, season, and any special events or Holidays. Gambling limits vary quite a bit and in the enormous casino floor one can find moderately priced gaming options right up to limits for the highest rollers in the world. Shopping, restaurants and nightlife is all priced slightly above Strip averages, and Mandalay Bay is not a good option for those wishing to save money on their Las Vegas trip.
Dinning options are nearly endless. Some of your options include; Aureole, Bay Side Buffet, Beach Bar & Grill, Border Grill, China Grill, House of Blues, Mizuya, The Noodle Shop, Orchid Lounge, Raffles Café, Red White and Blue, Red Square, Shanghai Lilly, Strip Steak, Trattoria del Lupo, Sports Book Grill, Fleur, plus a large food court and several more restaurants in the Mandalay Bay shopping center. You won’t go hungry in Mandalay Bay.
Alcohol is served in nearly every corner of the casino including two frozen drink stations located toward the entrances and bars on the casino floor. It is generally very lively at all hours. Several of the nightclubs and restaurants double as bars during the day. Drinks are free for gamblers and tipping is customary.
There are tons of shopping options in Mandalay Bay. First connecting Mandalay Bay and Luxor is a high end boutique with a number of brand name shops. Within Mandalay itself you’ll find the House of Blues gift shop, Pearl Moon Boutique, jungle juice, Rangoon News Bureau, Oro Gold, M Logo Store, be jeweled, Davidoff, and Jack Gallery.
Mandalay Bay has perhaps the most options of any casino in Las Vegas for Nightlife. Some popular options include the Foundation Room on the upper floor, Late Night at House of Blues, eyecandy, Mix Lounge, Minus5, and the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay has concerts from top name artists regularly. Red Square and Rumjungle Nightclub are currently closed, though they are bars/ restaurants during the day still.
Mandalay Bay offers all of the services expected of a Strip casino including maid, turndown, luggage, concierge, 24/7 room service and more. They are also a convenient stop on the monorail making travel to different casinos fast and easy and they offer free shuttle service to and from the airport through an outside company.
One of the larges convention areas in Las Vegas and the largest within a single casino’s property at 1.8 million square feet.
They have the larges pool on the Strip at 11 full acres. It features a beach environment and three different pools. Here you will also find an adult only topless pool, Moorea Beach Club and a 1.6 million gallon wave pool with a real beach.
They have a 12,000 seat events center which hosts headline acts regularly. The House of Blues within is a popular spot for live music and features the top bands in every genre. Steel Panther is an excellent if not as well known show featuring 80’s Hair Band parody and music. The Lion King is performed within the House of Blues weekly.
An enormous spa with a full range of services including 21 treatment rooms, multiple massages, a huge bath house and much more.