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Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay - Relaxing Resort in Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel is located at 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, also known as the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. It's near the Luxor (big black pyramid), Excalibur, and MGM. Although it is a long walk to many of the other hotels and casinos on The Strip, there are many convenient ways to get around other than walking. For one, there is a monorail that goes from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur (there is no stop at the Luxor at this time. That will save you about 10 minutes of walking time and keep you out of that brutal desert sun. For getting further up the Strip, you can take a Deuce Bus, which costs $7 for a one-day pass, or you can hop a ride on the Las Vegas monorail that stops at a station behind MGM across the street.
What is there to do at Mandalay Bay?
Mandalay Bay is full of fun activities for the whole family. In addition to the Spa and Bathhouse, there is a beach for you to enjoy on a lazy afternoon. Mandalay Bay is owned by the same corporation that owns Four Seasons and also the Town Square shopping mall, which is located about 2 miles south of Mandalay Bay and is easy to get to with a quick Las Vegas taxi ride.
The Lion King show is currently at Mandalay Bay, and there are headlining acts scheduled at a regular basis, including John Mayer and The Judds (I know, they're crap, but they have their audience).
Mandalay Bay Hotel Rooms and Rates
Mandalay Bay offers a variety of hotel room packages for visitors. The Deluxe room is 500 square feet and has what you would expect from the basic upscale room, such as stone floors in the master bath and his and hers closets. The Spa Suite is an upgrade with 610 square feet and a king size bed. It also features views of the pool and the mountains that surround Las Vegas. The Great Room Suite is the top level suite with 765 square feet and an upgrade to a 42 inch television.
The tower next to the big Mandalay Bay hotel and casino is called THEhotel, and it's the ultra-sleek and modern luxury hotel on the Mandalay Bay property. Just walk into the lobby and you'll see priceless works of art by Warhol and others. Average room rates for this 4 star hotel are about $250 per night.
Mandalay Bay has specials on hotel packages on a regular basis. Sometimes they'll give you $50 or even $100 food credit at their restaurants if you book in advance.