We have stayed at almost every casino on the Strip and settled in at Mandalay Bay exclusively for the past 6 years. The moment you walk in you know you are someplace special not only because of the beauty but the lighting, spaciousness, high ceilings and the most incredible smell! The staff are the best from the host to housekeeping to slot attendants.
The gambling is like everywhere else - some trips I win big and some not at all but that's just gambling in general. The machines are no tighter than anywhere else on the Strip.
I love that the machines are not on top of each other and ventilation is good so no smoke issue. Restaurants are magnificent, pool is the best anywhere, Spa is wonderful. Being at the end of the Strip there is little congestion in the aisles yet a short tram ride gets you to the main Strip.
We will continue to stay here because each trip is a wonderful experience.
I am sorry to say, I just don't like the mega casinos. They are too big. When I decide to find the poker room or go to a restaurant and I have to turn my watch back when I finally get there, the place is too big!!!!
The food was fine, the poker room was nice, and for what you get, the prices are too high.
I will start by saying that this place is NOT the easiest to find, but look for it, find it, and GO! The view here is amazing. You can see straight down the Strip and is unmatched anywhere else in Vegas.
The food is good, not great for the prices you pay. We arrived earlier in the evening, before the late crowd showed up.
We were able to sit outside and have a few drinks and enjoy the view.
I forgot to mention, there are windows in the bathrooms so you still enjoy the view while you do your business. Never had a pee with a view like that!