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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! In 2015, 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. The Chinese restaurant Fin showcase live seafood -- steamed, baked or wok-fried. For a sandwich stuffed beyond imagination, head to the Carnegie Deli. The Pantry is a 24-hour restaurant serving American favorites like soups, salads, sandwiches and classic desserts. 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.
 
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Casino 
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Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
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.When you work up an appetite, Harrah's has plenty of ways to satisfy it. KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers features the culinary genius of celebrity chef Kerry Simon in a funky Russian atmosphere. That means not only do they have amazing burgers, they have vodka too. And don't even think about leaving without having a Captain Crunch milkshake.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 the 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?
1 year, 8 months ago
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marc
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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 and the elevator to the famous Mix restaurant and lounge. 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.An unforgettable culinary and nightlife experience reigns at Mix restaurant and lounge, set atop the Delano Las Vegas and featuring views that make angels jealous. Internationally acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse created 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. 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.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 ago
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