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Discover the charm of the tropics -- with opportunities for both relaxation and partying (like a star!) -- at The Mirage in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. A Polynesian paradise with a contemporary collection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shows, this is one of the premier resorts in the city.Aspiring to provide guests the best of all amenities, The Mirage never allows itself to become dated -- even though it opened in 1989. The property boasts 1 Oak Las Vegas, a celebrity-studded nightclub. Imported from New York City, it's become one of the spots to gather and get down in town. At 1 Oak Las Vegas, you'll find 16,000 square feet of high-tech space that encompasses two separate rooms, each housing a bar and DJ booth. Boasting the hottest dance music around, the good times roll all night long and well into the morning here.For more than five years, the The Beatles "LOVE" by Cirque du Soleil has been packing audiences into its circular, custom-built theater. There they are wowed not only by the music, which comes from the legendary group's original recordings, but also by imaginative props and costumes that defy description. With high-definition video projections as well, the show is a visual and aural feast.The Mirage has all bases covered in terms of entertainment. Guests of any age will delight in ventriloquist Terry Fator's antics with his collection of puppets -- characters like the beloved Winston the Impersonating Turtle. And the hotel has hit the humor jackpot, thanks to the ongoing Aces of Comedy series. It brings such illustrious comedians as Jay Leno, Ray Romano, Kevin James and Daniel Tosh to the property during the year.Smooth-as-silk ladies men Boyz II Men bring Motownphilly melodies to life every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Terry Fator Theatre.The dining experiences offered at The Mirage are also illustrious. Within a matter of steps, you'll pass by world-class eateries including Japonais by chefs Jun Ichikawa and Gene Kato, Stack Restaurant & Bar by chef Brian Massie and Portofino featuring a variety of Italian culinary delights. At Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, the renowned New York chef focuses on preparing meats over open flames in either wood-burning ovens or on charcoal grills. Go ahead...try and choose -- as they are all delicious! The Pantry, a 24-hour restaurant serving American favorites like soups, salads, sandwiches and classic desserts, will open in September 2014. In late 2014, look for Morimoto Las Vegas. It will feature the contemporary cuisine and signature sushi of Masaharu Morimoto, the star of Food Network's "Iron Chef America."Plus, additional restaurants are tucked into every corner of The Mirage. Open to the casino, the smells coming from Samba, the Brazilian steakhouse that serves rodizio-style meals, will make your mouth water. For a sandwich stuffed beyond imagination, head to the Carnegie Deli. Burgers of all invention along with five varieties of fries are prepared at BLT Burger. Other quick and casual meals can be had in the Paradise Café or at Cravings, the resort's sprawling buffet with a street-like setting. Actually, if you want to spend time near a famous street, check out Rhumbar. This hip lounge has an outdoor patio showcasing fabulous views of the Las Vegas Strip. You're sure to enjoy kicking back here with a minty mojito or a cigar in hand. Or the Lobby Bar near the front entrance is perfect for people watching and socializing.For more serious relaxation, The Mirage has a lush tropical pool area surrounded by waterfalls. Adults will delight in the dayclub experience offered at  the European-style Bare Pool Lounge. And if more extreme pampering is desired, the resort has a stellar facility: the Spa and Salon.The iconic attraction is The Mirage Volcano, set in a tranquil lagoon spanning the front of the property. At night, you can see it erupt. The fiery special effects are choreographed to an original soundtrack created by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and international superstar Zakir Hussain. Other similarly remarkable sights inside the resort include the towering tropical atrium packed with beautifully colored fauna and flora and the floor-to-ceiling aquarium in the lobby, which is home to nearly 1,000 forms of marine life.And you won't want to leave the resort without visiting Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Built for both educational and leisure purposes, these two habitats provide the rare chance to see a family of bottlenose dolphins as well as white and golden tigers, white lions and black and spotted leopards.  Last but not least, the casino at The Mirage has something for everyone -- from the table games and the huge variety of slots to the expansive race and sports book, which features an 85-foot-by16-foot projection display. Poker enthusiasts are sure to fall for the stylish 30-table poker room.Although it's not situated in the Caribbean, The Mirage will welcome you to paradise in the center of the Strip -- for a vacation that will rank among the most luxurious and lavish in the world.-- By Renée LiButti
 
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Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
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Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Be careful about tipping the front desk
PostedJanuary 6, 2014
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I tipped the front desk clerk hoping for a view or something. The clerk was clueless and shoved me at the end of the hallway with a view of nothing!
We eventually switched rooms after complaining to a much better location in the hotel with a semi view of the strip.
The mini fridge was a nice touch. The prices weren't totally unreasonable: $6 dollar beers and $5 dollar bottled waters. We ate a lot of room service! The pizza was only so-so, nothing special.
Saw The Beatles Love show and it was amazing. We had the very front row seats and were practically part of the show.
Definitely recommend The Mirage!
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Originally built to resemble a riverboat -- minus the river! -- Harrah's Las Vegas is anchored in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.This lively resort opened as the Holiday Inn Casino in 1973. Having nurtured that fun-lovin' spirit over the years, Harrah's boasts a rambunctious, reckless energy that is sure to win over the young and young-at-heart.The resort is known as the home of Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill. Named for one of the country superstar's hit singles, this place is full of rollicking good times with lots to drink, live music, dancing and big portions of home-style food – like the fried bologna sandwich.Speaking of food, you'll find fresh seafood at the Oyster Bar at Harrah's. It specializes in a variety of appetizers, oysters, fish tacos and grilled lobster tail. And KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers features the culinary genius of Kerry Simon in a funky atmosphere suggestive of Russia. Plus, Ruth's Chris Steak House has unparalleled views of the Strip and signature cuts of USDA Prime steak, broiled in an 1,800-degree oven.Want a quick bite? Flavors, The Buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner via a scrumptious array of cooking stations -- and it has a never-ending supply of crab legs! And you can always grab a cool and delicious ice cream concoction at Icepan.Entertainment is always on the menu at Harrah's as well. Since 2000, magician Mac King has been mystifying and cracking up audiences of all ages in the afternoons. If you'd prefer to be keeled over in laughter in the evenings, get tickets to the Improv Comedy Club or "Defending the Caveman," a hilarious one-man play that originated on Broadway. And "Million Dollar Quartet," the hit Broadway musical, tells about how four rock 'n' roll pioneers (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley) came together one magical night.In addition, music and drinks can be found at several of the resort's bars. Creative cocktails are poured by the world's top flair bartenders at the outdoor Carnaval Court. Indoors you'll discover the Piano Bar, which showcases TJ's Karaoke Party and the Twins Dueling Pianos.Gaming seems to stretch into every nook and cranny of the property. As part of its nearly 87,000-square-foot casino, you'll come across such spots as the "Poker Place," where every type of video poker machine imaginable is housed, and Toby Keith's I Love This Party Pit, which brings the whiskey-themed debauchery of his bar and grill downstairs.Harrah's has a lovely Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, replete with cabanas and comfortable lounge chairs. Other amenities include a fitness center, The Spa at Harrah's (known for its aromatherapy treatments and Swedish massages), a beauty salon and plenty of shopping -- ranging from logo merchandise to jewelry, purses and leisure apparel. Plus, the resort is home to a Las Vegas Monorail station and provides free shuttles to the Rio.Harrah's 2,526 rooms and suites are located in two adjacent 22- and 35-story towers. They feature views of the Strip, mountains, pool or city. Rooms include blackout drapes, pay-per-view movies, an iron and ironing board, a minibar and a hair dryer. There are special floors for non-smoking guests.Offering exciting gaming, exceptional dining, and a party-like atmosphere -- as well as easy access to the action-packed Strip -- Harrah's is the perfect place to get away from everyday life.
 

Does every room have a balcony?

Do all of the classic rooms in Harrah's have a balcony?
1 year, 4 months ago
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THEhotel is being transformed into Delano Las Vegas. All of the rooms as well as the restaurants and lounge will be redesigned. Construction has begun and will be completed by September 2014. The resort will remain open throughout construction.THEhotel at Mandalay Bay is a graceful tower of glittering gold. It soars 43 stories above the southern end of the Strip. Connected to one of the busiest and most multifaceted properties in Las Vegas, it provides the best of all worlds for upscale leisure and business travelers -- i.e., peace and comfort in an exclusive setting with easy access to all the action the city is celebrated for.THEhotel offers 1,117 one-bedroom suites, each measuring at least 725 square feet. Elegantly appointed, they boast cool tiling with contemporary furnishings and artwork. Among the amenities are 42-inch plasma TVs, in-room safes, wet bars and work desks. The marble bathrooms have 15-inch LCD TVs, twin vanities, soaking tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. All of this is enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase spectacular Strip, city and mountain views. THEhotel even has a selection of dog-friendly suites.By this fall these rooms will look entirely different. With renovations underway to transform THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas, all of the accommodations will be updated. Signature white décor will enhance light and create the feeling of a serene oasis. Guests will also enjoy many new amenities from 46-inch flat-screen Samsung TVs and media hubs to Keurig coffeemakers and Malin+Goetz bath products.A wonderful culinary experience awaits guests at Mix restaurant and lounge, set high atop the hotel tower. Internationally acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse is the man behind its nouveau French menu, which includes classic Franco-American dishes with global accents, like the seared duck foie gras, lobster Caesar salad and pepper-crusted bison tenderloin. In the winter of 2014/2015 after Delano Las Vegas opens, Mix restaurant will become Rivea (with Ducasse still at the helm), and serve a blend of French and Italian cuisines. Details about Mix Lounge's makeover are not yet available. Delano Las Vegas will transform the space that once housed a cafe to create 3940 Coffee + Tea, a 24-hour coffee bar that will also offer afternoon tea and wine and tapas in the evenings, and a farmhouse-meets-urban kitchen restaurant concept that features sustainable desert cuisine. The former lounge will also be remodeled and given a new name, Franklin. Franklin will have a sophisticated atmosphere with club-like elements, such as DJ-spun music.When you're ready to pamper yourself from head to toe, the Bathhouse Spa has 12 treatment rooms and houses exotic baths, pools of varying temperatures and a lovely waterfall. Among the services are an array of massages, facials, body wraps and signature experiences.The only facility not being transformed at THEhotel when it becomes Delano Las Vegas is the Bathhouse Spa. However, even this will get a new menu of treatments and signature services that will be available beginning in August 2014. This includes a collection of "Global Journeys," which will showcase exquisite rituals from far-off places like India and countries in Asia.Guests of THEhotel as well as Delano Las Vegas will always have complete access to Mandalay Bay, the massive 3,309-room resort that directly adjoins it, via a hallway that exits into the Mandalay Bay Theatre's lobby and box office. Its convenience for businesspeople is unrivaled -- as the Mandalay Bay Convention Center boasts 1.7 million square feet of meeting space. THEhotel is also within easy walking distance of a premium retail complex (The Shoppes at Mandalay Place), a diverse collection of trendy restaurants and bars (from Fleur by Hubert Keller and RM Seafood by Rick Moonen to Eyecandy and the House of Blues) and a number of major tourist attractions (Shark Reef). Plus, afternoons can be spent soaking up the sun at  Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre paradise-like pool complex.Establishing high standards for design and guest indulgence, THEhotel -- and soon Delano Las Vegas -- are resorts that uniquely encompasses modern luxury in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 

How far of a walk the casino?

I will be staying here soon and just want to know if the walk to the main Mandalay Bay building is long or not?
1 year, 7 months ago
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