My wife and I and two grown kids stayed here five nights over the July 4th holiday. We had adjoining rooms and both rooms were very nice and well above average for Vegas. The bathroom was one of the best of the hotels I've stayed in in Vegas. His and her sinks, roomy shower, really well done. The rooms were not only clean and new looking with his and hers closets but had lots of electrical outlets well positioned for charging phones, pads, etc. This is not always easy to find in hotel rooms. WiFi in the room was "free" though you do pay a $25 a day resort fee. The signal was good and strong and worked in the casino and all common areas too.
One of the reasons we chose to stay at this property was the pool area. We saw pictures of an open sandy beach by the wave pool. Just like the picture? Not even close. Every inch of sand was covered by lounge chairs. I don't think I could have sat on sand if my life depended on it. There is not an inch of space between loungers. There is no shade at all by the wave pool; pack sunscreen. To rent a shade umbrella and two lounge chairs by it runs $50 for the umbrella and $100 per chair! The wave pool itself is pleasant enough but a wave comes once about every 4 or 5 minutes. They do not run continuously like a beach. The lazy river is nice enough but be aware that it's crowded. Over the 4th it was VERY crowded. What it's like on other days I can't say but this holiday it is was packed tight.
The casino is quite nice with an upscale feel and open as most casinos go. Most of the hotel and casino staff was very friendly but some of the dealers at tables seemed very cold; this is true though at most casinos.
We ate at several of the restaurants in the property and the food was always good but it's definitely more pricey than others like Paris, Luxor, etc. Plus many of the restaurants are rather gourmet with limited menus, though if you go to the attached mall which runs to Luxor you can find some less expensive places. We tried their champagne brunch on Saturday which runs about $30 a person. I have no complaints about that. Lots of everything to eat including crab legs, shrimp, roast beef, and tons of other things. I thought it was all quite good. "Mix" is a club and restaurant on the top 64th floor. Great views from up there and you don't need to buy anything to go up and take a look. The pub grub there is really good, though kind of pricey. I'd recommend trying it.
Lastly if you're without a car remember that Mandalay Bay is at the end of the strip and so you have a really long walk to get down to the center of the strip. You can shuttle to Luxor and Excalibur quite easily though. Past those properties and you'll need to walk or taxi to get to another property and/or shuttle.
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