My Keep at Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort

Hiya, stunning creatures! How has Summer season been treating you to date? At this time I needed to share my keep on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort. As , Dave and I had the gothic marriage ceremony of our desires earlier this 12 months. I saved all of my trip time from final 12 months and this 12 months in order that I’d have sufficient trip time for us to take two concurrent weeks off. Dave needed to go to Las Vegas, so we made the Mandalay Bay Resort our dwelling base for our trip.

What I didn’t like about my keep at Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort

First, let me share what I didn’t like about my keep on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort.

The Health Middle

The Mandalay Bay Health Middle felt like an afterthought. It claims on the web site to have state-of-the-art gear to vow a exercise for all health ranges; in actuality, it was a pale imitation of a gymnasium. So as to add insult to harm, the resort says the resort payment cost goes to sustaining the gymnasium, which isn’t effectively maintained. There have been loads of machines for cardio, however if you happen to needed to do a full energy coaching exercise, you is likely to be out of luck. They didn’t have a full vary of weights, they have been lacking a number of free weights, and normally, it felt just like the energy coaching part was a hodge-podge of leftovers from one other gymnasium. I eschewed the prosaic gymnasium to make use of my physique weight for energy coaching in our room. We additionally walked a ton, anyplace from 15,000 to 27,000 steps each day.

Bay Seashore and Swimming pools

Second, I used to be upset by the Mandalay Bay Seashore and swimming pools. They’re solely open till 6 or 7 pm, which is an actual bummer if you happen to choose to swim at evening. Although impolite youngsters ran into us just a few instances, we loved the wave pool and lazy river. The most important disappointment with Bay Seashore was the predatory worth of chairs and umbrellas if we needed shade. In case you have a good complexion, as I do, good shade and reapplication of SPF are a should when outdoor. The worth to hire a chair was $100 every, and the worth for an umbrella was $100. A $300-$400 payment for renting the chairs and umbrella was greater than twice what the resort room price some days! Between the price of renting the solar gear and the restricted pool hours, we solely visited the swimming pools as soon as throughout our journey. I used Missha Waterproof Solar Milk SPF 50 on my face and Coola SPF 50 Physique Sunscreen for solar safety.

In-Room Eating

Third, the standard of the room service meals was disenchanting. Once I go to a resort, I deal with myself and bask in room service. The In-Room Eating choice for us was from the SeaBreeze Cafe downstairs by the On line casino within the resort. Total, the meals was lackluster. We tried a number of objects off the menu, and the very best choices have been the Breakfast Croissant, Breakfast Omelet, BLT, and Seasoned French Fries. The cookie trio was onerous and didn’t style contemporary. The yogurt, which I eat plain Icelandic yogurt each day for breakfast, was very bitter and didn’t style good to both of us. The Cheesecake was disappointing as effectively. We most well-liked ordering from Door Sprint to the resort meals or going downstairs to the Residents Kitchen and Bar, which had a lot better high quality meals.

Preserving Cool

Fourth, the air conditioner in our room struggled. We have been on the sixteenth flooring, and I wanted a chilly temperature at evening to get deep sleep, as I typically wrestle with sleep. Whereas we had the room set to 65, our room was all the time someplace between 74-79. We contacted the resort a number of instances to repair the air, however it by no means bought into the excessive 60s as I wanted. The hotter room temperature negatively impacted my sleep through the keep.

No {Couples} Spa Day

Fifth, the Spa Mandalay wouldn’t permit us to ebook a {couples} Spa Day collectively; as a substitute, they solely have a girls’s or a males’s part. As I used to be on my honeymoon trip with Dave, we needed to do issues collectively. We skipped the spa expertise totally whereas in Las Vegas, after we normally would have indulged in a {couples} therapeutic massage, facial, and pedicure.

Buggy App

Sixth, the Mandalay Bay app was very buggy. Half the time, the digital key wouldn’t work by the app. It additionally stored erroring once I tried to ebook reveals by it. We couldn’t take a look at by the app as a result of it errored, and we needed to go to the entrance desk to take a look at. The entrance desk checkout labored in our favor, although, as we have been purported to get a $50 credit score each day for foods and drinks, however the credit score didn’t apply appropriately by way of the app. The entrance desk needed to name a supervisor to get it sorted out.


Lastly, we have been disillusioned with housekeeping. As a substitute of sticking to our up by 7:30 am, in mattress by 11 pm schedule, we stayed up late and awoke anyplace from 10 am to 1 pm. A number of instances we would depart our resort room between 11 am and a couple of pm and see housekeeping carts in our hallway, so we might ask them to service our room with contemporary towels. Housekeeping would say positive, no downside, after which it by no means occurred. I even referred to as the entrance desk for help, and nonetheless, they didn’t present up just a few instances. It was not what I anticipated to expertise from a pleasant resort, particularly in comparison with my keep on the Palazzo Las Vegas.

What I liked about my keep at Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort

Resort Two Queen room

We liked the Resort Two Queen room from our keep on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort. We had initially booked a Resort King, however since Carlye joined us throughout our second week of trip, we switched to a Resort Two Queen room, which was round 550 sq. ft. The room was good for us! Dave and I liked having the bath to soak in, in addition to the stunning bathe. The 2 closets have been glorious for storing our garments for 2 weeks. The water stress was all the time regular, and it heated up immediately. The resort room price diverse by evening from $79 to $355.

Resort Decor

Waterfall in Mandalay Bay Hotel

Mandalay Bay was charming in and out. The resort was pleasing to the eyes, from attractive waterfalls to sculptures and artwork. It was simple to make use of taxis, Lyft, or Uber from the resort.

Resort Location

I liked the situation of the Mandalay Bay Resort. We noticed the comic Carrot High carry out on the Luxor, which connects on to the Mandalay. A stunning tram runs from Mandalay Bay to Luxor after which the Excalibur motels. It’s also possible to take a tram from the Bellagio to the Park MGM. Dave and I took the tram a number of instances to the Excalibur, then walked into extra of the motels alongside the strip. It was additionally near Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopter Excursions.

Hazel Espresso and Cocktails

Hazel Coffee and Cocktails lounge

The Hazel Espresso and Cocktails lounge was a elementary a part of our journey. We spent a number of evenings having cocktails in that pretty lounge, and it was one of many few locations we took our masks off indoors as a result of we have been assured to be greater than 6 toes away from different individuals.

Shark Reef Aquarium

We adored the Shark Reef Aquarium, although it’s tiny. It was an incredible expertise to look at the sharks and different sea life swimming round us! Along with all of the cool sharks, we noticed a huge octopus, jellyfish, and a slew of different water creatures.

No Smoking

A large perk about Mandalay Bay, and MGM motels normally, was the no smoking coverage. Sure, you’ll nonetheless see some jerks smoking indoors, although it’s in opposition to the regulation. Regardless that it’s important to stroll by the On line casino to entry many eating places, tattoo parlors, Home of Blues, and outlets, you don’t come out reeking like smoke. I hate having smoke scent in my hair or garments.


If you’re into playing, you’ll love the playing choices at Mandalay Bay. They appear to supply all of the various kinds of playing in Vegas and unique areas for prime rollers. Dave and I didn’t gamble a lot, because it’s not one thing we’re all in favour of, and we most well-liked to see the reveals and have extraordinary experiences.


Maybe the very best factor about our keep on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort was how secure it felt. It didn’t matter what time of day or evening we have been strolling across the resort, the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, or the connecting resort; it was a cushty and secure atmosphere.

Last Ideas

Cordelia and Dave enjoying Las Vegas

Total, I give my keep on the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort a 4 out of 5 stars. I had just a few minor annoyances over two nice weeks. Dave and I liked having time collectively, in addition to with Carlye. Should you’re not into understanding and wish to skip the swimming pools in Vegas and omit room service, you’ll seemingly have a outstanding keep at Mandalay Bay.

I’ll have some extra observe up posts about what we did throughout our two weeks in Las Vegas, plus a tremendous kitsch photograph shoot with Kirsten from Studio XO! Try these preliminary images on my Instagram.


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