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New York - New York, on the south end of the beautiful Las Vegas Strip, is your vacation from your vacation planning. MGM Resorts took all the best things about the Big Apple, chucked all the things that make even New Jersey cringe, and turned the city that never sleeps into the hotel and casino that never disappoints. From the shadow of the half-sized Statue of Liberty, you'll feel like you've reach a new world – one that's admittedly less "lift my lamp beside the golden door" and more "OMG look at all that chocolate!"There are a lot of things we could describe first at NY-NY, but… chocolate. Hershey's Chocolate World is like the heaven a child would create if they had magical powers for a day. Full of Hershey's candy bars, Reese's peanut butter cups and pieces, jumbo-sized Hershey's chocolate and strawberry syrup bottles, an entire wall full of Hershey's Kiss dispensers, an 800-pound replica of the Statue of Liberty carved from Hershey's Milk Chocolate and probably a bunch of blood sugar spikes and/or promises to work off the extra calories at the gym for the next month, this is one spot no chocolate lover can miss. And just inside the casino floor is the Chocolate Bar which is like the heaven that same child would make once they grew up and discovered vodka.But there's a lot more at NY-NY to appreciate than just the chocolate. The Bar at Times Square is a quaint and clever establishment featuring dueling pianos and the type of atmosphere you see in sitcoms set in New York but would probably miss out on if you actually went there. It's the perfect introduction to the Village Street Eateries set into a charming New York style neighborhood setting, as well as the nearby Gallagher's Steakhouse. Several shops like Stupidiotic, Swatch and I Love NYNY as well as eateries like the cool roadside burger stand Shake Shack link right to the promenade on Las Vegas Boulevard. And just next to the shops lies a true NY-NY Las Vegas experience.Nine Fine Irishmen already has an appealing name – who doesn't love an Irish lad? But what really makes this emerald establishment extraordinary is the atmosphere. Like an ode to the Irish heritage of old New York, the building was actually assembled in Ireland and shipped to the United States. So there's a fun fact to reiterate to people over and over after you've had a few too many whiskeys. Featuring classic Irish beers on a tap and a food menu that'll put a swing in your shillelagh, Nine Fine Irishmen is a gorgeous bar with an inviting demeanor and a fascinating history that we don't have time to tell right now.Once you've tossed back a few pints, take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster. Maybe reverse the order on those activities if you want to minimize your chances of throwing up. Zip past hotel room windows and get a view of the Las Vegas Strip that no other roller coaster can match. It's the most fun you can have swinging around the Chrysler building without being Spider-Man.As if that weren't enough to take your breath away, Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil is perhaps the hottest show in town that doesn't involve a strip club and a lie to your wife. The show is an exploration of sexuality through performance, acrobatics, dancing, comedy and all the extreme athleticism you'd expect from Cirque du Soleil. A stream of vignettes, each character embraces their sexual nature and puts on an obviously adult oriented experience full of passion, lust and a whole lot of fun.From the skyline and the towers to the bars and the best shows, New York New York has brought to Las Vegas everything you could want from the Empire City. We may not be able to give you ocean views, but once you see the sun set over the mountains you won't miss the waves. And if you ever do feel nostalgic for that other New York, just stop into one of the bars and have the bartender make you mean Manhattan.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Casino 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Hotel Location 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Pool 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer avatar
fromWashington DC
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:Yes
Yes, I recommend this product.
It's an okay place
PostedSeptember 2, 2014
The rooms are a bit small, and the carpets are kind of dirty throughout the casino. It also has an old smell to it, but that's forgivable because it is rather old compared to others. I really didn't mind staying there, but there are better places. This was also the only casino that I've shot craps at where other players and the staff talked about crapping out while I was shooting. I'm kind of a superstitious player, and it's just plain asinine to talk about throwing a seven when the shooter is rolling after the point is set.
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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.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Customer service 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Hotel Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pool 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Customer avatar
fromWashington DC
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
No, I do not recommend this product.
Beware of the M-Life program and the credit card that you use to hold your room.
PostedJuly 14, 2013
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I had several issues with the Mirage on my last trip. Most notably, the M-Life program does not give credits for all bets and games. My brother and I love roulette. It is pretty much all we play, with the exception of three card poker or a few slots. While spending five grand in the casino plus dinner and our rooms, we found out that the M-Life program does not give credit for roulette. So where we would usually be comped about $600 dollars for our play, we were not given anything. Additionally, because the meal that I charged to my room exceeded $200 which was the initial hold put on my credit card (by $12), the Mirage decided to put an additional $280 hold on my card. This means that the Mirage placed a $480 hold on my credit card even though my room had already been paid for in full. This "hold" was shown to be a charge by my credit card company. As the hold/charge occurred at the change of a billing cycle, I was charge a fee for going over the limit of the card (it is only used for hotels to get Hilton points, so it has a low limit), and I was charged the interest fee for the additional money. After making numerous complaints to the front desk, and being told that, "this is just how our system works", I finally found someone to reverse the excess charges. Though I was told that someone would contact me to discuss the problem, it took three days before someone would respond to my repeated requests.
So, after my less than stellar experience, my wife went to check our bags, since our flight was later in the evening, well beyond checkout. She was unsure of what to tip, so as she was fumbling with her cash, the bellhop took the money from her hand and said, "this is more than enough". She ended up tipping $10 for the guy to put four into a closet right beside him. When we were finally leaving for the airport, I informed the guy that we were traveling on AirTran. He told the cab driver, Air Canada. When I corrected him, he said, "yeah, I heard you, I got it". As I tried to put my luggage in the cab, another bellhop ripped it from my hand and said, "I do this". He then put the last three bags in the trunk, and held out his hand for a tip. Due to the previous issues with the hotel, the behavior of the first bell hop, and the rudeness of the individual that hailed our cab and the current bellhop, I decided not to tip. He then gave me an incredulous look and said, "really" to his companion and then slammed the cab door while I was still trying to get in and situated. Let me be clear, I always tip. Over the weekend I tipped no less than 25% on our lunches and dinners and tipped every cocktail waitress that brought us drinks while we gambled. However, I feel a tip is just that, a tip. It is not a guaranteed wage, it is a bonus for good service. Their service was subpar at best and warranted no such bonus. The attitude of these individuals was absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional. It truly capped off and already poor experience.
Attached is a picture of the water in front of the Rhumbar. Notice the disgusting scum floating around.
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Not to worry, there have not been any reports of Martian sightings at Las Vegas' Gold Coast Hotel and Casino since the filming of Tim Burton's 1996 cult film "Mars Attacks!" However, that is not to say that this property lacks excitement.Opened in 1986, the mid-sized property attracts a mix of locals and visitors alike. Favored by the older crowd due to the hotel's quieter nature, the Gold Coast is an excellent property to stay at or visit if you're looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip's tourist crowds.Having retained the feel of a Victorian-style gambling hall, the front desk and lobby have a mixture of wood paneling and brass fixtures while the central gaming floor is embellished with a domed ceiling, eight elegant chandeliers, stained glass windows and hanging flower boxes. Although referencing the past in decor, its casino is firmly positioned in the present. Packed with an array of games, the 86,000-square-foot gaming floor offers guests 49 different table games and more than 2,100 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, the Race and Sports Book boasts 30 interactive betting terminals and 38 flat-screen TVs that surround the betting area. There's also an expansive 720-seat bingo room upstairs, where eight action-packed sessions are called daily.But when the growling of your stomach becomes louder than the bingo caller's announcements, you will be happy to take a dining break at one of the hotel's on-premises restaurants. For casual dining, Ping Pang Pong (a locals' spot for dim sum), presents an array of bona fide Chinese fare. And along the lines of the same cuisine, the Noodle Exchange is a creative noodle bar with a plentiful selection of broth, Ban Ban and stir-fried noodles for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. But if you're in the when-I-see-it-I'll-know-I-want-it type eating mood, the Ports O' Call Buffet will take you on a culinary journey around the world and you will surely find whatever it is that you are looking for.For those of you looking to get spruced up for an evening of fine dining, the Gold Coast has a traditional steakhouse that will see those plans through. Serving a wide-ranging menu including perfectly seasoned and slow-roasted prime rib, Steak Diane, Chicken Oscar and Seafood Olympia, the Cortez Room is the hotel's golden nugget.However, if you are just looking to quickly hush those hunger pangs and get back to the action, quicker bites can be enjoyed at T.G.I. Friday's, the chain restaurant that is open 24/7,.The small Gold Coast Showroom, swathed in red decor, showcases a variety of acts including mystifying magic, lively music and ballroom dancing. Additionally, guests can try for a strike in the 70-lane bowling alley on the resort's second floor. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment along with bumper bowling for kids… and adults… we will only judge a little.And for a little more activity, you can get your sweat on in the fully equipped fitness center or take a dip in the hotel's freeform pool, and then freshen up in the old-fashioned barber shop or beauty salon.
 

how much is internet access?

It is included in the resort fee of $25 a day, plus a $3 tax.
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Mashiffl
Washington DC
 
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.
 

Does Mirage charges any resort fee? If they do, how much is it?

$25 dollars a day. There is also a $3 a day tax on the resort fee, which brings the total to $27 a day.
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