For the past decade our budget has been such that we have only stayed at lower to mid range priced hotels on our annual Las Vegas holidays.Over the past ten years we have stayed at the Tropicana, Monte Carlo, MGM Grand and we’ve always enjoyed our visits to the Flamingo which has been our hotel of choice for most recently, primarily due to is central location and fabulous pool.
Slowly the prices have been creeping up at the Flamingo, and last year they finally introduced a daily guest resort fee, so we decided the time had come for us to now try a different hotel.
The other deciding factor is that we used to enjoy the tranquility of their lovely pool area, but in recent years it has become a party zone with very drunk and noisy young people, which severely distracts from our relaxed enjoyment.
One of the hotels that was on our dream list (besides the Belagio and Ceaser’s Palace) is the Mirage, which is one of the older hotels on the strip, but is still a very classy establishment which attracts a higher class grade of guest. With a special offer we were able to book a few nights in the $80 per night range, which allowed us to enjoy the pool and the nearby attractions.
Much to our pleasure the pool was a lot more quiet and relaxed than the noisy drunken proceedings that are now common place over at the Flamingo. At the Mirage pool there are no loud contests, and we just enjoyed spending our days reading and relaxing to our heart’s content. At the Mirage pool they also do not mind if you bring your own drinks or food to snack on (within reason) so that was a pleasant change for us.
Our room was on the 20th floor thereabouts, and we had a non view room facing west towards the mountains and freeway, which we were fine with given the price we paid for the room. And it was a quiet and comfortable room, that was well appointed. So overall, we were very pleased with our visit at the Mirage and hope to stay there again one day in the future, provided the rooms are on sale and within our budget.