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3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South : Map | Gmap

» Nearby: Treasure Island   The Linq Hotel and Casino   Caesars Palace  

History:

Opened on November 22, 1989 at a then staggering cost of $630 million bucks, the Mirage is one of the crown jewels of the Las Vegas Strip. The once and future (?) home of Sigfried and Roy-Boy, hosts the Beatles show LOVE, an Aquarium, Dolphin Habitat, a giant Volcano and a shit-load of slot machines.


Mirage Cool Stuff:

VT's 2009 hotel room review
Room redesign preview
The Volcano!
Who can forget Siegfried and Roy!



The Real Deal on Mirage:

Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
The Mirage... oh what a story you tell. You redefined the very meaning of the Las Vegas resort while dutifully serving as the main engine powering Steve Wynn's fantastic dreams of Disney in the Desert. Taken over by MGM Inc. shortly after the turn of the millennium, you languished uncared for until MGM Mirage invested hundreds of millions of dollars renovating all of your public areas, casino and hotel rooms. Now, 20 years after your opening, you are brand new second hand.


The Casino at Mirage

Slots from 1� to $500, Craps, Roulette (single zero and double zero), BlackJack (late surrender OK on shoe dealt games), Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Midi-Baccarat, PaiGow tiles, PaiGow Poker, Carribean Stud, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Casino War, Spanish 21 and the Big Sucks... uh Big Six. Their Race and Sports Book is very cool and the Poker room has hosted WPT Events as well as weekly Texas Hold 'Em tournaments every day starting at 11am and 7pm.


The Rooms at Mirage

The Mirage completed a major redesign of all of its hotel rooms during the Summer of 2008. VT's 2009 hotel room review, 2007 review of the old rooms here - they're pretty dated and kinda gross. The new rooms at Mirage - reviewed here - are almost a bit over-the-top in their decor, but still groovy.


The Restaurants at Mirage

The Mirage offers 6 types of fine dining restaurants - Japonais, Stack, Fin, >Kokomo's, Onda Ristorante, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, BLT Burger (yummzers) Cravings (buffet) Paradise Cafe (Cafe) a CPK (yuk), the Dolphin safe Dolphin Snack Bar and a non-Starbucks/Peets coffee joint


Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 4 DarkGhost posted on 4th June 2016 :

One of the best "mid-level" hotels in Vegas. Good value. Gorgeous, tropical pool. Nice restaurant/bar options. Good entertainment options ("LOVE", volcano, Secret Garden, Terry Fator). Rooms are fine. The interior layout isn't ideal, and the de-theming isn't great, but it's a still a fine property.

My Rating: 5 maxutilsperusd posted on 22nd April 2016 :

Venues: Beatles Theater: Awesome
Rooms: Very Cool
Design: Very Cool
Pool: Very Cool
Food: Good
Location: Very Cool

My Rating: 5 Bajablastgod posted on 23rd August 2015 :

Love the Mirage, home of my favorite Cirque show and the first resort The Steve built on the strip. To this day the architecture of The Mirage still look modern and up-to-date. Rooms are clean and modern however those tiny bathrooms is a big downside to this property.

My Rating: 4 416er posted on 20th January 2015 :

Have stayed here twice now with another coming up in 3 weeks. Rooms were nicely done, casino is a little dated. Had a few late night drunken meals at Carnegie. Rhumbar was a good way to start an evening. One of the best locations on the strip for MLifers like myself and its also the best resort for MLifers to take advantage of the $1 Michelobs across the street at Casino Royale. Its also not a bad walk to the Starbucks at Fashion Show that, for some reason, is the only Starbucks on the Strip that has realistic i.e. not "Strip" pricing for your morning jolt. Haven't taken in any of the shows on offer as of yet.

My Rating: 5 dadice posted on 30th May 2014 :

Great pool. Casino sometimes has good action. Hotel sometimes has good deals.

My Rating: 5 BillyinLasVegas posted on 30th May 2014 :

I literally walk through it every day, still love it.

My Rating: 5 trennie01 posted on 29th May 2014 :

Love the casino here. The mrs. likes their slots and the craps are usually less than others. Dealers are a lil surly but I don't care when they're handing me black chips.

My Rating: 4 Ricogreen posted on 1st February 2014 :

Still a classic! Great location on the strip for a good price.

My Rating: 5 SteelCity posted on 10th September 2013 :

Nice hotel, casino, many food choices, nice pool. Very crowded.

My Rating: 5 8splitter posted on 3rd September 2013 :

I liked the old tropical feel in the casino better than the present dark "nightclubby" decor, but it's still a great place. BLT Burger is my favorite burger joint in the city. Seen Beatles Love twice. Glad they kept the fish tank behind check-in. Dolphin habitat is a nice respite from the hectic strip but the Secret Garden is a snoozer. Kickass pool.

My Rating: 4 chrisrobbins1980 posted on 16th May 2013 :

Staying here in September and have tickets to Love. Hope this trailblazer of a casino resort is still on top of it's game.

My Rating: 4 radgambler posted on 5th February 2013 :

If mlife just didn't suck so much....

My Rating: 4 Chuckmonster posted on 18th January 2013 :

I like, don't love, Mirage. The 2015/2016 upgrades are a plus. But MGM and their fees have driven me away.

My Rating: 4 kayday posted on 15th January 2013 :

The Mirage used to be my Las Vegas home. I still love all the tropical foliage inside and outside, but recent changes (especially downgrades to gaming conditions) have made me less of a fan. Rooms are nice (although not overly fancy) and comfortable, but a bit overpriced. The pool remains the star attraction if you're into that sort of thing.

My Rating: 5 Boeing1 posted on 21st August 2012 :

Love this place...great vibe...great location. The Mirage is a Vegas Classic.

My Rating: 6 MGMCaesars posted on 17th August 2012 :

Mirage by mirror.

My Rating: 5 Cornithhen posted on 11th August 2012 :

The 2 bedroom suite is very nice and roomy, the volcano show is cool.

My Rating: 5 nmccarty82 posted on 25th July 2012 :

Great place to eat! The buffet is awesome there. Saw a couple of shows there as well. Kevin James and Ray Ramano was a great show

My Rating: 5 nascar494 posted on 21st February 2012 :

You have to walk through the entire casino to get to the elevators from the front desk. Other than that, great place

My Rating: 5 Trevelbond posted on 14th December 2011 :

Pretty decent rooms and an unbeatable location. I usually enjoy my stays at the Mirage.

My Rating: 4 Wrinklebottom posted on 14th October 2011 :

Still a good value even if MGM killed the decor and stuff like Kardashian Khaos keeps upping the douche-vibe with each new addition to the lineup.

My Rating: 6 kevinbasil posted on 11th October 2011 :

Liked the pool and 1 bedroom Tower Suite was awesome!

My Rating: 4 stevecovington posted on 30th September 2011 :

Still one of my favorite properties on the strip. The standard rooms are on the small size, but I would stay there again in a heart beat.

My Rating: 4 StudiodeKadent posted on 17th September 2011 :

The tropical atmosphere is still very much present, plus they have a Brazillian steakhouse! Even after all these years and changes, the Mirage is a good place to visit. The pool and Secret Garden really broaden the appeal of this joint too. The public areas are excellent, but the rooms and hallways need some capex. A few more S17 tables would be appreciated, too.

My Rating: 5 rbg81601 posted on 29th August 2011 :

Pool is great, twenty years has really given the trees a chance to grow in which makes the whole place feel more relaxing than other pools. The penthouse suites are sweet, and Stack is one of the best restaurants in Vegas!

My Rating: 5 VivaLasVegasBoy posted on 25th July 2011 :

My favorite spot in this hotel is the pool and the Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden. This hotel offers great food, and nice rooms (before MGM had to fuck them up with there new ugly designs).

My Rating: 5 whinchley posted on 25th July 2011 :

I love this place it just screams OLD VEGAS ...

My Rating: 1 jimbuffett11 posted on 22nd July 2011 :

STAYED IN DECEMBER 2010 FOR MY B DAY. I GO TO VEGAS EVERY DECEMBER FOR THAT REASON. I RECCOMEND THAT YOU STAY AWAY FROM THAT PROPERTY. I STAYED IN ONE OF THERNEW PENTHOUSE SUITES AND WAS NOT VERY IMPRESSED. I WAS ON A FULL RFB COMP BUT MORE THEN HALF OF THE RESTURANTS WERE CLOSED. BE AWARE THAT IN DECEMBER THIS HAPPENS AT ALL MGM PROPERTIES. I PLAY SLOTS AND I HAVE TO SAY I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN SLOTS SO TIGHT AND A CASINO SO QUITE NO RINGING OR MUSIC COMMING FROM MACHINES THAT PEOPLE ARE WINNING ON. IT SEEMED THAT NOBODY WAS WINNING ANYTHING AT ALL. I ALSO HAD A PROBLEM WITH SOME FREE PLAY THAT THEY REFUSED TO GIVE ME BECAUSE I STAYED MY FIRST NIGHT AT EXCALIBUR AND AS A B DAY PRESENT THEY GAVE ME $500 FREEPLAY. BUT THIS WAS A COMP NOT A PROMO SO IT SHOULD NOT HAVE EFFECTED MY FREEPLAY AT MIRAGE. MY HOST THERE WAS NEW SAID SHE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT SO I LEFT SEVERAL MESSAGES FOR HER BOSS TO CALL ME WHILE I WAS THERE AND HE WAS ALWAYS IN A MEETING. WHEN I GOT HOME I TRIED GETTING IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE FROM MGM INTERNATIONAL WITH NO LUCK. I DECIDED TO START PUTTING SOME NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE WHICH THEY REMOVED BUT I GOT A CALL 10 DAYS LATER FROM HER BOSS. BECAUSE OF MY DISATIFACTION WITH MIRAGE I PLAYED ALOT AT HARRAHS PROPERTIES SO MY RATING AS A PLAYER WENT DOWN ALONG WITH MY OFFERS. IN THE END I WAS ABLE TO GET MYSELF AUTOMATIC PLATNIUM STATUS FOR M LIFE AND $500 FREEPLAY TO BEUSED AT ANY MGM CASINO FOR MY NEXT VISIT. BUT AS I SAID MY STATUS AS A PLAYER AT MGM HAS DROPED.

My Rating: 5 michaelsimonds posted on 6th June 2011 :

My first choice to stay when visiting Vegas.

My Rating: 5 Rockford posted on 28th May 2011 :

One of my favorite Sports Books. Been very lucky there. Love their annual SB party!!! Relaxed poker room

My Rating: 4 blackjacker1979 posted on 25th April 2011 :

Updated version of the original masterpiece, the modern twist is nice in a good location at a good rate.

My Rating: 6 hilljacademics posted on 3rd April 2011 :

Beatles LOVE show simply the best.

My Rating: 5 CWatts26 posted on 29th January 2011 :

Mirage is a classic ! remember walking into the entrance and checking in and instantly couldn't wait to see my room. The room was good but... what I loved about the place was their pool. Probably the best pool I've been to in Vegas. Placed some bets on my Mariners at the Sports Book. Played a little Video Black Jack, after several trips back and forth to my room in the wee hours. Would stay here again if they didn't charge a 20 dollar resort fee.

My Rating: 5 bneve posted on 5th January 2011 :

Bringing the kids here while gambling can be fun. They can hang out at the Secret Gardens and I don't have to be bothered.

My Rating: 5 Falstaf1 posted on 4th January 2011 :

What's not to love about this place?

My Rating: 4 scottchompson posted on 30th November 2010 :

She's not who she was when I first fell for her but I still love her. Kind of like the ugly girl that wore too much makeup in 8th grade but was really cool to hang out with.

My Rating: 5 CBB48Vegas posted on 25th November 2010 :

Stayed here twice and loved both times because they gave me free tickets to LOVE

My Rating: 4 kalleg35 posted on 7th November 2010 :

getting old (the hotel and so do I), but i like it, saw sogfired and roy 20 yrs ago

My Rating: 5 saharalv posted on 23rd October 2010 :

I don't know, they give me free rooms and I think that is very nice of them. I could do worse.

My Rating: 4 Dorian posted on 3rd October 2010 :

Another must go to on every Vegas excursion. When it was it it's first five years and Steve Wynn ran the joint it was magical and I have great memories of my family and friends having the time of our life at this "mirage in the desert". It started the modern Vegas boom post CP.

My Rating: 4 AceRothstein posted on 30th August 2010 :

The Mirage opened a week before my first trip to Vegas. Now we are both old. A decent race book.

My Rating: 5 Rgiffen2 posted on 10th August 2010 :

I love the entrance to the Mirage, the palm trees, the orchids, the waterfall. The Mirage redid the inside of the casino. It went from tropical to feeling like every other casino, except that the Mirage has some cool glass sculptures by the high roller area. The rooms are comfortable and functional, they also took out the tropical decor and blanded them. They took out the cafe, so there is no longer a cafe on the property. The buffet is so so, used to be a lot better. Its so austere, no atmosphere at all. I like atmosphere!

My Rating: 5 VegasSolo posted on 24th July 2010 :

My first love in Las Vegas was the Mirage. I don't love it quite as much now that they've moved away from the tropical theme to a more hip, contemporary theme (and took away the free tiger habitat at the entrance) but I still like it a lot. Has some good restaurant choices and one of the best pool areas on the Strip.

My Rating: 5 atdleft posted on 14th May 2010 :

The one. The only. The original. The Mirage.

When Steve Wynn first opened this over 20 years ago, this was the classiest carpet joint in town. And while other "ladies of The Strip" have come and gone, this one continues to age gracefully, like a good wine or good cheese. I know some of the recent "60s mod remixed" renovations have been controversial, but I'm personally digging it. It's like this lucky lady has a whole new lease on life!


Personally, I just adore Carnegie Deli... IMHO the best REAL NYC style deli in town. Onda is also an underappreciated hidden Italian gem here. And "LOVE" so far is my fave Cirque show. I'm working on getting a room here soon, so hopefully I'll let you know soon how the room renovations are holding up.

My Rating: 6 BigHoss posted on 7th April 2010 :

I love the Mirage. I love the pool. I love BLT Burger and Rhumbar and the sportsbook and a gigantic pastrami sandwich from Carnegie Deli. The gambling? Eh, not so much. I still love staying here.

My Rating: 5 Andrewr11 posted on 19th February 2010 :

Casino is a little dark, but I found the dealers pretty friendly. I hope they lose the 6:5 rubbish. I hear they got rid of the cafe as well. While it wasn't the best in the world, I vaguely recall enjoying breakfasts there at 4:30

My Rating: 5 donnymac66 posted on 18th February 2010 :

I have always wanted to stay at the Mirage and finally did so In January of 2010. The room was very nice and well decorated but I was not feeling the vibe in the casino. BLT Burger is a great place for a Burger and a Brew and Stack is awesome food but that is about all that is good for dining options. The selection of Rum at Rhumbar is great but the service on the patio was awful. The sports bar is the only casino bar to grab a drink, watch a game and play some bartop video poker and it's always packed. Another good casino bar would be nice. Overall I liked the Mirage but it really doesn't have an exciting vibe anymore, the casino renovation took away the uniqueness that was Mirage and made it just another non-descript casino floor.

My Rating: 5 Levek posted on 26th November 2009 :

I have stayed here once and will stay here again soon. I love the smell, the layout, the staff, the decor, the location, the eating selection, and most certainly the pool. I really enjoyed my time at the Mirage and look forward to visiting them again. Price for value ratio is brilliant at this hotel/casino.

My Rating: 3 Jplan72 posted on 29th October 2009 :

Showing its age. Nice middle of the road buffet. Rooms were still in the rainforest style when I was there. Slots tight for me. Try the BLT Burger Shakes. MMM

My Rating: 5 Romaman posted on 11th September 2009 :

If you really think about it, the Mirage is truly still a magnificent place. You have the huge and elegant suites, the attention to detail, huge-ass dome with a forest in it, lots of hidden gems and last but not least, those secret mini -mansion- villas. Now if only MGM didn't make the casino and rooms all contemporary and boring looking...

My Rating: 5 MeltYrselfDown posted on 26th August 2009 :

Best mix of the high and the low of Las Vegas. Great energy, great design, and ALWAYS a good time.

My Rating: 5 LeoNYC posted on 27th March 2009 :

After two decades it still one of the best. Pools still one of the best in town.

My Rating: 6 BCCableGuy posted on 13th February 2009 :

My Vegas home. The Tower Deluxe rooms are great, have some neat geek toys to boot and semi private elevators so you feel really special. Great location to walk to almost anything. Shopping and people watching is right next door at The Forum Shops where there's stores normal people can actually afford to shop in, unlike Crystals.

My Rating: 6 westTexasroller posted on 27th January 2009 :

I love every thing about this place. The layout, the pool, the food, the location. I have won alot here ( again, very important ), and efficiently for the wife, its right next to the forum shops. If she lets me, my headstone will look like the Mirage...volcano and all.

My Rating: 5 MikeE posted on 27th January 2009 :

Not a single room, restaurant, or amenity would make the list for best in town, but everything under their roof is a solid option creating a total resort that far surpasses the sum of its parts.

My Rating: 6 Antman73 posted on 11th January 2009 :

I love the Mirage. This is still what I think about when I think about Las Vegas. There is no place I would rather be then at the Mirage pool. I recently stayed in a one bedroom Tower Suite, and I have to say for the price it was, without a doubt, amazing. It was $135 a night for the first 3 nights the $150 for the last, and they included $80 in food credit, a line pass ( but only for the cafe, buffet, and CPK) And, 4 tickets to the dolphin habitat and secret garden. The room was starting to show it's age, but it was big, spotless and beyond comfortable.

My Rating: 5 jsmeeker posted on 22nd December 2008 :

New rooms here are great! Beds are so comfortable.

My Rating: 4 suzidi posted on 5th December 2008 :

The newly remodeled rooms are very nice-except if you're allergic to the bleach they use on the sheets. My skin started burning shortly after getting into bed, and as welts appeared I called for 2 blankets to sleep on. My friend had a lesser reaction.Now I know to look at all room pictures, and see if they have white sheets. The likelyhood of this same problem will be there.

My Rating: 5 KungFuApril posted on 10th September 2008 :

Tropical rainforest: plus 1. Giant aquarium behind front desk: plus 1. Dolphins: plus 1. Cravings buffet: plus 1. Luxurious rooms: plus 1. Fat, cute little birdies eating leftovers by the dolphin habitat: plus 1. Not-so-great VP selection: -1. Score = 5.

My Rating: 5 stevewynn posted on 30th November 1999 :

The opening of the Mirage in 1989 signaled a change in all resorts in Las Vegas. Gone were cheap eats, lousy entertainment and cheap rooms. We offered a higher standard of luxury, but still affordable to the family traveler.

My Rating: 4 krazyk posted on 30th November 1999 :

The Mirage is a nice hotel! The animal habitat was kinda cool, but very expensive to see. Seems like the MGM-Mirage corporation is catering this joint to high rollin' family types. The one plus, if traveling with shopping types, the Forum Shops are right next door from the enterance of the Mirage.

My Rating: 2 acesandeights posted on 30th November 1999 :

Stayed in room at end of hall on 2nd floor

My Rating: 5 justJoey posted on 30th November 1999 :

Great Location, Worn rooms, Excellent Dining options, Big, One of top clubs (JET), I compare this to Mandalay only swap rooms at Mandalay to Mirage and it would be a must stay for me every time. The only mark I can find agains Mirage is the rooms are smaller and not updated.

My Rating: 2 MrsHorn posted on 30th November 1999 :

Going down the tubes. I loathe Terry Fator.

My Rating: 5 istare posted on 30th November 1999 :

Swanky by our standards. The gambling is way outta our league. We're all about the 9/7 quarter slots. the odds here are not good and it'll cost ya at least five bucks a hand in video poker. The Hotel is amazing though.

My Rating: 5 caesar1st posted on 30th November 1999 :

This had been my favorite until recently. A bad run at the tables will do that. Several bad runs will turn a6 into a 5. Would be lower but I stayed in the Penthouse sweet and that was luxury at it's finest. Add Stack and the pool bar and I can't hate on Mirage too bad.

My Rating: 4 canadiancrapshooter posted on 30th November 1999 :

The first joint that the Mrs and I ever stay at in Vegas. Really love the aquarium behind the check in desk. Probably one of the better values on the strip.

My Rating: 5 kermit75 posted on 30th November 1999 :

the mirage what can i say hmm damn it was huge and well... dark for the most part. in the casino anyways. we were here to visit the secret gardens and to have a stroll around the place little did we know it would take again half a day to do it and not see all of it . we did see all of the gardens but to get there was quite the feat walking through the maze of slots and getting lost at the poker area due in part to a sign in the wrong place pointing us to the pool and gardens area. as we arrived in the gardens area it was very nice and well covered with green foliage and trees to shade you from the sun so if you're there on a hot day you can catch a break out there in the shade in the gardens the animals were awesome but one tiger did decide he wanted to mark his territory might i add. as me and about 4 others were sprayed so that was our cue to exit and get to a restroom and clean up lol

My Rating: 6 JHewitt posted on 30th November 1999 :

My all time favorite is the Mirage, this is the Hotel and Casino that started the boom on the strip. This place is still nice and even thogh somewhat dated, iin it's day was the newest and most facinating casino on the strip. Steve Wynn knew what he was doing when he built this place.

My Rating: 4 DMaldon762 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Nice enough place. Rooms were cool. No cheap eats though and the beer prices at the pool were outrageous.