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Mandalay Bay description

With high-profile bars, entertainment and eateries as well as shopping and golden sand, the massive Mandalay Bay tips the scales of fun to the south end of the Strip. 

The vibe:

Boasting a vast beachy layout, this one-stop has-it-all (including massive convention facilities)

What we love:

This pool area will impress even the snobbiest of beach freaks. Called Mandalay Beach, it spans a whopping 11.5 acres. In addition to three large pools, a lazy river and tons of white sand, there’s a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool where the surf’s always up. 

If you’re looking to explore the depths of the ocean check out the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay that features a wide variety of reptiles and aquatic animals as well as hands-on shark and turtle feeds for an extra fee. 

Good to know:

Remember that awesome pool we told you about above, well, it closes during winter (usually from November to February).

Being a mid-range, upmarket hotel, you’ll pay more for rooms here…but don’t expect luxury amenities. The standard deluxe rooms are spacious at about 550 square feet and come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV as well as a 15-inch one in the bathroom. But there’s no refrigerator (just a minibar with sensors that charge you if you move anything). Keep in mind if you book a non-smoking room and light up in here, you’ll be charged a hefty cleaning fee at checkout. Your best bet is to smoke downstairs in the casino or neighboring bars.  

The cardio room at Mandalay Bay is small for such a huge resort but you’ll get a lot of exercise just from walking around.

Location-wise, Mandalay Bay sits on the southernmost end of the Strip (it’s not in the heart of the action). Many visitors like the remote location, but if you need to get to showrooms and restaurants at other hotels, make sure you leave well in advance. If you don’t have a car, there are Deuce/RTC bus stops in front of the resort. Use those to get anywhere you want to go. There’s also a fully enclosed (and air-conditioned) walkway between Luxor and Excalibur.

Insider tips:

OK, we know you’ll do it anyway. There’s a sculpture of giant boobs at shoulder-level on the wall outside Aureole restaurant. We’ve seen every type of pose with them imaginable. So go ahead — snap a pic and check this off your list of wacky Vegas Instagram photos.


  • Number of rooms:
  • Casino:
    Yes. Casino games include Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat and Megabucks. The casino has a poker room.
  • Race & Sports Book:
    Yes, a race and sports book, equipped with televisions and big screens.
  • Restaurants:
    Mandalay Bay has the following dining options:  Citizens Kitchen and Bar, Stripsteak, Libertine Social, Lupo, Border Grill, House of Blues, and a food court in the convention center area that includes Johnny Rockets and Bonanno’s Pizza. There is also a Starbucks. Additional restaurants located in the Mandalay Place shopping area: Hussong’s Cantina, Rí Rá and Slice of Vegas.
  • Nightlife:
    Nightlife Includes: Rhythm and Riffs Lounge, Foundation Room, 1923 Bourbon Bar, and Hazel’s Coffee and Cocktails.
  • Attractions:
    Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Pool:
    Yes, 11 acres of beach environment that include three pools, a lazy river, and a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool with a sand-and-surf beach. Hot tub/Jacuzzi is currently unavailable.
  • Health club or fitness equipment:
    Yes, a fitness center.
  • Spa:
    The Spa Mandalay with treatment rooms that offer multiple types of massages and services. The spa also has a full-service salon.
  • Shops:
    Yes. There are also shops and restaurants located in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, an upscale boutique mall that connects Mandalay Bay to the Luxor.
  • Business center:
  • Convention rooms:
    Yes, there’s an existing 2 million square feet of convention space, with an addition of 900,000 square feet of exhibit space. This expansion includes a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking.
  • Child-care facilities:
  • Room service:
    Available during select hours.
  • Maid service:
    Available upon request.
  • Pets allowed:
    Yes, there is a $100 daily fee per canine (limit two canines with a weight limit of no more than 100 pounds combined). A designated outdoor area is available for dog(s). The concierge can also provide information about pet sitting and pet walking services.
  • In-room Internet access:
    Yes, it’s included in the daily resort fee.
  • Hotel amenities:
    Avis Rental Car on-site, beauty salon, concierge, currency exchange, luggage service, maid service upon request, safety deposit box, and wake-up call.
  • Parking garage:
    Yes, complimentary self-parking.
  • Free Parking:
  • RV park:
  • Shuttle service to the airport:
    No. Shuttle service to and from the airport available for a fee from an outside company.
  • Shuttle service to the strip:
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms:
  • Check-in time:
    3 p.m.
  • Check-out time:
    11 a.m.
  • Minimum age to reserve a room:
    21 years.
  • Policies:
    The maximum total number of guests (adults and children) in a room is four.

    Firearms are not permitted on the premises of Mandalay Bay, including within our hotel rooms.    If requested, safekeeping of properly registered firearms can be arranged.

  • Incidental charges:
    • Incidental Deposit $100 per night.

    We will place an authorization on credit or debit card to cover applicable charges for room, tax and resort fees, as well as a $100 incidental amount per day to allow you access to room charging privileges. This may result in additional authorizations should your charges exceed the originally approved amount. Guests using a debit card in lieu of a credit card acknowledge unused funds are released upon check-out may take 3-7 business days for domestic banks and up to 30 days for international banks to become available through their financial institution.

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