The Mirage in Las Vegas - Hotel Suite Review

The Mirage is more than Vegas Vacation

If you've ever seen National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DeAngelo, and kids played by actors I can't identify because they change in every one of the Vacation movies, you've seen The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. With it's white and gold exterior and the volcano out front, it's a hard one to miss. It's just one of many Steve Wynn owned hotels and casinos located on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Mirage is at an ideal location right near everything at the top of the strip. It's near Harrah's, the Venetian, Palazzo, Encore, Wynn, and Treasure Island. It's also near Casino Royale, which is so small you'll probably miss it if you don't have a map.

Room prices and reviews

The Mirage is a AAA Four Diamond resort. Although it was built in 1989, making it old by Las Vegas standards, it was renovated extensively in 2008, with improvements made in every room. Even the standard room has 42 inch televisions and an iHome MP3 dock, which seems to be the new "it" thing in Las Vegas even though most people will never use them.

The suite packages are really nice at the Mirage. They include the Mirage Suite, the Hospitality Suite, the Tower Suite, the Penthouse Suite, and The Suite Life, which hopefully doesn't include those annoying twins from that Disney Channel TV show. If you've got more than enough money to throw around, rent out a Villa. The Villas at The Mirage go for under $5,000 a night and include such amenities as your own private backyard with a lap pool. When you get a Villa you also get complimentary access to all the exclusive clubs at the Mirage, including JET nightclub, The Beatles Revolution Lounge, VIP Lounge, and many others.

If you're not into the nightlife, there are also plenty of spas, pools, and shopping opportunities at the Mirage.

One piece of advice if you're staying at the Mirage: if you want a good view of the volcano show, spend the extra $30 when you're booking your room to guarantee its location. Then you can request the view you want.

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