I reviewed in detail Las Vegas MGM’s resort hotel’s run of house room. Mandalay Bay is the home of the Shark Reef Aquarium and the highly rated Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show.
The location is at the edge of the strip and it may be lonely until the Raider’s stadium is built behind it. I recommend using Uber or Lyft to get around.
Sign up for mLife rewards membership and use your myVegas app to get free buffet passes, show tickets, and discounted rooms.
Check-in time is 3pm and I recommend not using the mobile check-in or express check in. Go to the front desk and tip them $20 to get a free upgrade. I just asked and I wasn’t given an upgrade but I got a very nice room. Mandalay Bay is 43 floors and we scored floor 34 which is the highest floor that is not the penthouse suites.
Checkout is at 11am, but you can extend your check-out by requesting late checkout which is $25. This helps while you enjoy the empty beach, moorea and lazy pool in the morning.
Self-Parking costs now at MGM and Caesars resort so I don’t recommend renting a car. It’s just easier and now cheaper to use a taxi or rideshare service.
Mandalay Bay has 24 restaurants in the resort, live music, plenty of slots and table games, the 3rd largest aquarium in the US, and the Michael Jackson Cirque show. Maybe with all that, it’s ok to be on the edge of the strip
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