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Get ready to feel the heat. And we don't mean from the sun. There's a lot of hot stuff going on at The Mirage.The resort's iconic attraction (and really one of the more popular attractions on the Las Vegas Strip) is a volcano. It sits right in front of the property in a tranquil lagoon...at least this lagoon is tranquil until the volcano erupts, which happens several times a night. Steam rises. Water shoots up. Lava spews. And flames dance. Seriously, they do. Choreographed to a soundtrack created by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and tabla player Zakir Hussain, these little fireballs have some smokin' moves.The volcano isn't the only attraction at The Mirage. Everyone who enters usually stops to snap a photo in the tropical atrium. Under a towering dome just inside the resort's front doors, it's teeming with exotic flowers. And then over behind the front desk, you'll become engrossed with a huge aquarium that houses more than 450 fish.Speaking of where the wild things are, you can't leave the resort without visiting Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Built for education and preservation, these two habitats offer you the rare chance to view leopards, white tigers and white lions (say hello to the adorable white lion cubs -- Madiba, Timba-Masai and Freedom for us when you go) as well as bottlenose dolphins. Bet you didn't think you'd see all those animals in Vegas?And then there's the entertainment at The Mirage. The Beatles "LOVE" by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator, Boyz II Men: each one is a truly remarkable show. So what should you do about them? See all three!"LOVE" takes place in a circular, custom-built theater. Not only will the music wow you (it comes from The Beatles' original recordings), but the imaginative props and costumes will transport you to another time. Fator, a singing ventriloquist, and his collection of puppets (characters like Winston the Impersonating Turtle and country singer Walter T. Airdale) will have you in stitches. And ladies will swoon in the aisles at the "Mowtownphilly" melodies of Boyz II Men -- those smooth-as-silk singers!Plus, thanks to the ongoing Aces of Comedy series, comedians like Jay Leno, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, Kathy Griffin and Daniel Tosh swing by the resort on select weekends to crack audiences up with their antics.Dining at The Mirage is another pleasure. In just a short walk, you'll pass by Stack Restaurant & Bar by chef Brian Massie; Japonais, where East meets West in a wonderful way; and Portofino, which features Italian classics with a modern twist. At Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak, all kinds of meats are prepared over open flames in either wood-burning ovens or on charcoal grills. Go ahead...try and choose...all of these restaurants are delicious!More eateries are tucked into other corners of The Mirage. Open to the casino, the smells coming from Samba, a Brazilian steakhouse that serves rodizio-style meals, will make your mouth water. The Chinese restaurant Fin showcases live seafood -- steamed, baked or wok-fried. For a sandwich stuffed beyond belief, head to the Carnegie Deli. Burgers of all invention along with five varieties of fries are prepared at BLT Burger. And then there's the resort's buffet, Cravings, where you'll feel like you're strolling down a street crammed with international cuisine.Actually, if you want to spend time on a famous street, check out Rhumbar. This cool lounge has an outdoor patio where you'll have a fabulous view of the Strip. Kick back here with either a refreshing mojito or a cigar and just take it everything in.Looking for a place to party? Then go to 1 OAK Las Vegas, a nightclub imported from New York City. Divided into two separate rooms with their own bars and music formats, you never know who you might see. Maybe hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Or one of the Kardashians? The list of celebrities who have passed through 1 OAK's doors is endless.When The Mirage opened in 1989, it was one of the first true megaresorts on the Las Vegas Strip. A hottie of a property way back then, today it continues to fan those flames.
 
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Customer service 
3 / 5
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
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Room Quality 
5 / 5
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Casino 
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Hotel Location 
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Pool 
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Room Location 
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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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Location, location, location. If that's what you're looking for in a hotel, then Harrah's is for you.The hotel is pretty much dead center on the Las Vegas Strip. Walk across the street and see all the attractions at Caesars Palace and The Mirage. Head next door and you’ll be at The LINQ Promenade, which features shops, restaurants and The High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel. (Hint: If you really like looking at the massive observation wheel, book one of the High Roller view rooms at Harrah's.)Convenience is also key at Harrah's. It’s home to a Las Vegas Monorail station, which means you can easily access all parts of the Strip, and it provides free shuttles to the nearby Rio hotel.With all of the fun going on at Harrah's, chances are you might not want to travel too far from the hotel though.Harrah's is home to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, where you can find live country music and dancing to go along with your fried bologna sandwich.Do your best Billy Joel impersonation and sing along with the crowd at the Twins Dueling Pianos show at Piano Bar. Or take the mic yourself for TJ's Karaoke Party. Just be aware that what happens here might end up on You Tube.Head outside and follow the sounds of raucous partying to Carnaval Court where you'll find flair bartenders, live music and lots and lots of creative cocktails.Want to impress your date? Take them to Ruth's Chris Steak House, which has unparalleled views of the Strip and signature cuts of USDA Prime steak, broiled in an 1,800-degree oven.The 24-hour Fulton Street Food Hall also offers a ton of options ranging from indulgent bakery-fresh pastries to homemade soups, artisanal sandwiches, made-to-order sushi and seven different types of pizzas.Entertainment is always on the menu at Harrah's as well. Since 2000, magician Mac King has been mystifying as well as 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 see "Menopause The Musical", Improv Comedy Club or Rita Rudner. And you can rock out to "Million Dollar Quartet," the hit Broadway musical about the night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley performed together at Sun Records Studio.No Vegas resort would be complete without a casino and Harrah's has 87,000 square feet of gaming fun. You'll find video poker, slots, table games and more. Before you gamble, just be sure to find "The Greenbacks" and take a photo with them for good luck. Trust us, you can't miss the statue of gaudily-dressed tourists Winnie and Buck along with their dog Chip. They're dripping in all the cash they just won and hopefully you will be too.
 

Does every room have a balcony?

Do all of the classic rooms in Harrah's have a balcony?
2 years, 5 months ago
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california
 
Vegas is full of gems that aren't really hidden so much as waiting to be discovered. Down a hall in Mandalay Bay, or through a door in the parking structure, you'll discover the Delano – a sophisticated and elegant accent to the wanton world of the Las Vegas Strip.From Mandalay Bay, pass the MJ One Theater. From the valet entrance, move through the large, wood-slatted gate and in between the massive divided boulder that graces the entryway. Either way will lead you to a sight you won't soon forget.The first thing you'll likely notice is the minimalist nature-inspired décor. Many Strip hotels opt for glamour and prestige, but most demand constant traffic that can detract from the decadence. Give yourself a moment to adjust to the beauty and you'll realize two facts quite quickly: Delano has no gaming to distract you and no smoking to choke you up. (Yes, Delano is a rare breed in Vegas, a non-smoking resort.) All of this creates a property that doesn't scream class, it whispers it politely and with style.Whether you're checking in or just checking out the space, you can get your morning coffee and muffin at 3940 Coffee + Tea, the eatery that's open from the morning until early evening. Two items not to be missed are the croissant/donut and the Nutella and raspberry crêpes. If you're looking for something a bit stiffer, just take a few steps to the other side of the lobby.Franklin, Delano's signature lobby bar, has a warmth that can be hard to find in Sin City – not counting the outdoor heat of course. The fireplace brings that warmth more literally, but the intimate back room, and wide open bar area, each with just the right amount of dimness and charm, make the whole space feel like a hot little hideaway that's still right in the middle of an exquisite lobby – perfect for anyone wanting to get cozy while still being seen. And when the hour gets late, a DJ appears and turns the space into a quasi-club that hits all the right notes.When you're ready to pamper your whole sensual self, the Bathhouse Spa has 12 treatment rooms, exotic baths, pools of varying temperatures and a sultry waterfall. Massages, facials and body wraps are offered. And showcased on the menu is a collection of "Global Journeys," exquisite rituals from far-off places like India and other countries you don’t need to travel to for the experience of a lifetime.Meant to evoke South Delano Beach, you'll see a palette of whites accented with vibrant hues of teal and cobalt at Delano Beach Club. In addition to plenty of lounge chairs and 16 cabanas, there are whimsical things like an oversized chess board on the pool's wet deck. As a guest of Delano, you'll also have access to everything Mandalay Bay has to offer from the theaters to the casino to the convention center. Plus, afternoons can be spent soaking up the sun and scoping out the scene at Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre paradise-like pool complex, Moorea Beach Club or Daylight Beach Club. Delano Las Vegas is also within 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).With a lobby that feels like an art house and model studio that just happens to have a coffee shop and bar, and an atmosphere that treats you less like a guest and more like royalty on holiday from responsibility, Delano is one of the sweet spots in Vegas to indulge in luxury while embracing the serene. 
 

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?
2 years, 8 months ago
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