Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas
This Parisian-themed hotel features Paris landmarks, storefronts and even the Eiffel Tower, Mandalay Bay is a genuine mega-resort with 3,300 rooms, and filled with an array of entertainment venues. The Mandalay Bay Events Center hosts boxing and mixed-martial arts events, the House of Blues features emerging and contemporary pop acts. Upstairs two venues provide terrific views of the Strip: the cozy, pop art-laden Foundation Room and MIX restaurant and nightclub. Shark Reef, the watery walking park filled with sharks and other exotic, aquatic creatures, is the quintessential fun-for-the-entire-family attraction. Outside you can dive into their amazing 11-acre tropical sand beach, complete with waves, or into one of their 3 outdoor pools. At night you can dine at one of the many restaurants, including the highly acclaimed “3950” or “Mix” atop THEhotel Tower. There are actually two separate but physically connected hotels at Mandalay Bay. One is the standard Mandalay Bay hotel, and the other, a smaller boutique type hotel called Delano (formerly THEhotel). They share all the same great facilities. There is even a third hotel, The Four Seasons operating the top floors in the standard hotel. The Mandalay Bay hotel is not located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It is about a 10 minute drive away, but they have a free tram that runs often between the hotel and Excalibur, which is on the Strip and will give you access to the Las Vegas monorail.