Friday, December 10, 2010

Hotel Review: THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

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THEhotel at Mandalay Bay is totally different from most of the other hotels on the strip. The decor is very simple, the hotel is quiet, but you have access to all of Mandalay Bay's facilities--including the wave pool/lazy river area. Unfortunately, the main pool with the beach and everything was closed for the season, as I visited in November. We enjoyed great weather but did not get to experience the supposedly "amazing" pool that the critics tout.

We stayed in a suite and truthfully, I was disappointed with the size. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was huge but the living room area was TINY. Still, it was nice having the extra half bath and more room than a normal hotel room, but I'm not sure if it was worth the price. Also, we ran into a lot of problems with the DVD player, there was a huge scratch on the TV, and the lighting in the bedroom was practically non-existent.

Overall, although this hotel was nice, I wouldn't stay there again. There were too many little things that bugged me, and to top it all off, this hotel is at the farthest end of the Strip from everything but the airport. Plan on walking forever/taking $12 one-way taxi rides everywhere if you want to spend a lot of time on the main part of The Strip.

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