Out front you are greeted by the erupting volcano and the throngs of people lined up to see the free show and inside you will encounter white tigers and sharks. This is still a Mirage in the desert only now it has taken a seat further back relative to the rest of the mega-resorts. The Mirage set the tone for going large and is still the resort that set the standard for everyone to live up to. This is a high end resort with affordable restaurants, large casino and quality accommodations.
What you might like at The Mirage Hotel and Casino:
Checking in to the Mirage you encounter the massive salt water aquarium that lines the wall behind the clerks. Take a look at the many species of fish that call the hotel lobby home. The buffet, “Cravings”, is one of the best in town and along with the Carnegie deli should easily help stash away some leftovers for late night snacking. Take a look at the Secret Garden and get up close and personal with the dolphins.
What you might not like at The Mirage Hotel and Casino:
If you do not like crowds this might be a problem, the Mirage still attracts a lot of people. However, restaurants like Kokomo do offer seating in a tropical setting where you can leave the crowd behind and enjoy the soothing sounds of paradise in the desert. Another thing that might not be too favorable is the table limits on weekends, they tend to go through the roof and anything lower than $10 is non-existent
I wish I could tell you to spend some time out by the pool and enjoy the scenery but it gets too crowded and spoils the fun, however, if you book a room in October- November or February thru late March you might be surprised to see how relaxing the pool area can be. You should be aware that it does get cold out there but the pool is heated.
Location:The Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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See the Mirage website
Rooms at The Mirage Hotel and Casino: Slightly over 3000 rooms at the Mirage that are decorated with high quality furnishings and all the extras you would expect from an expensive resort. However, compared to the other hotels on the strip you might be disappointed by the size of the accommodations, they are a bit smaller. You do want to ask for a strip view, you will get either a view of the volcano or a view south on Las Vegas Blvd. Both make you happy you spent the extra money to stay at the Mirage. The cost: Weekends are troubling at over $200 per night but weekdays start around $110
Pictures: Hotel Pictures
Restaurants:., Restaurants, Heritage Steak, Fin, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, Stack, Paradise Cafe, Cravings Buffet, California Pizza Kitchen, Portofino, Japonaise, Carnegie Deli, BLT Burger, Morimoto
Entertainment: Tery Fator, Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Mirage Volcano, Cirque du Soleil "Love"
Nightclubs, Lounges and Bars: Numerous Bars and 1OAK Nightclub
Wedding Chapel: No. Wedding Resources
Shopping: Shopping Resources , High end specialty shops
Casino/Sports Book: Yes
Poker room offers daily tournaments and spreads many games throughout the day
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