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- Review: Aria Resort & Casino – Deluxe King Room
- Review: The Palazzo – Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) Rate
- The Mirage Las Vegas Review – Resort Queen Room
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I was in Vegas for three days on this particular trip, and the first two were free at New York-New York (review coming on that one). The third night was booked at the Mirage on a discounted rate of $79 through my Mlife tier discount on Mlife.com (the MGM Resorts players club program).
As with almost every other hotel/casino in Las Vegas, valet and self parking is free. Check-in took some times as there was a line (it was Saturday) but didn’t take too long. At check-in I gave my Hyatt Gold Passport number, but it seemed like the front desk agent had no idea what he was doing. After 5 minutes he said it had been added, but I never received any points from the stay. I’ll have to contact Hyatt later on to see if I’m due any points. This was the first time on a paid stay in Vegas in quite some time, so I’m still trying to figure out how the points system will work in practice.
The walk from the front desk to the elevators is the longest I can remember at a Vegas hotel, and that’s saying something. Many hotels here like to force you to walk through a lot of the casino to force you to see what they have to offer, and this is the longest walk I can remember. It’s a pretty good-sized casino with all the games you’d expect, although the Sports Book isn’t my favorite.
The rooms, however, look to be recently refurbished. I was staying in what’s considered a “Resort Queen Room” which is a standard room. I didn’t try the $20 trick since it was just a one night stay but I did ask if I could get an upgrade of some sort. I was given a strip-view room which turned out to have a pretty good view. Remember – you won’t get what you don’t ask for, so always ask for an upgrade!
The room is small, especially compared to all-suite hotels like The Palazzo/Venetian. This is pretty standard for rooms at some of the classic Vegas Strip hotels – for example, New York-New York has a very similar room.
There isn’t much to discuss with the layout, but the bathroom was to the left of the entry door and the room contained two beds, a desk, a TV, and a mini fridge. Nothing too exciting.
If you think the room is boring, the bathroom that and then some. It’s a very cramped space and definitely not somewhere I’d be spending a lot of time, whereas I actually might be inclined to take a bath at the Palazzo.
I think the best part of the room was the views, which I wouldn’t have even had if I didn’t simply ask for it. I wasn’t on a very high floor so the view wasn’t spectacular, but almost any view of the Strip is good when you’re in Vegas.
I like the location of The Mirage because it’s an easy walk to Palazzo/Venetian (just accross the street), Caesar’s Palace is right next door (the Forum shops are fun to visit), and the Bellagio’s fountains aren’t too far away either. It could get tiring to walk in the heat, but it’s not too bad. I personally walk on the Strip since it takes about the same amount of time as a car/taxi. It might be worth it to drive to City Center if you’re planning to visit Aria or The Cosmopolitan, and you’ll almost definitely need a car to walk to Luxor, MGM Grand, and Mandalay Bay.