We booked the two-bedroom suite (1500 XB) in February, for a mid-July stay (three adults). All in all, we had a really nice time. The suite was spacious, with comfortable beds and luxurious bathrooms. There were two big disappointments though. One is that we did not get the suite that they show on the web site. It shows that one bedroom has two beds, and one has one bed. In our suite, each bedroom had one bed. The desk clerk was not very concerned and told us that it was the only one available. They did offer a rollaway bed and $100 credit. The second big disappointment was that two weeks before arrival, the hotel told me that there are no CD players, but there are ipod docking stations. As it turned out, the suite did have a CD player (but of course I didn’t bring any CDs with me) and the ipod “station” requires you to have your cord to plug between it and your ipod. The weirdest thing was that all of the light bulbs were unscrewed, so it took us a long time to get any lamps to turn on. I suppose that was the work of pranksters who had the room before us? Check-in went great. Thursday at 3:15 pm and we were checked in within 10 minutes. Watch the check-out though, especially on a Sunday. It’s very hard to get a down elevator with your luggage. Allow yourself at least 20 minutes to retrieve your luggage at the bell-stand if you store it after check-out. We got to the pool at 8:30 or 9:00 am and got excellent seats. The lazy river was practically empty at that time. By 11 it was packed though. We brought our own inner tubes and the folks at the rental shop inflated them for us. The mix bar on the top of THEhotel is amazing. We got there around 7:30pm and had a few drinks (go for the pink goose!). At 10 pm it becomes bottle service only, so that’s when we left. The views of the strip are gorgeous—it was fascinating to watch evening turn into night and see all of the neon lights get brighter and brighter. The casino was nice, with slot machines starting at 1-cent and on up to several dollars. It wasn’t very smoky and seemed really crowded only on Saturday night (after a big boxing match). We went to the Bayside Buffet and enjoyed that a lot. We got there at 5:30 pm, no lines at all, but when we left at 7:30 there was a fairly long line. There is a McDonald’s across the strip, which we went to for quick breakfasts. You can walk through the Four Seasons on the way there or back. The flower arrangements in that hotel are stunning. I would definitely stay at Mandalay Bay again. If you really need to have two separate beds in the one bedroom, call a few days before you leave to request that.
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