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Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

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Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

Hello fellow TA's!

UK Couple mid 40's want a relaxing 7 day break May/June - been to Vegas several times, but never stayed in either of these properties.

I can see PRO's and CON's for each, but hoped to get some views from people who have stayed at these properties please.

Thank you


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1. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

I prefer Paris for its location. Not a big fan of MB but if pool is a big factor for you then MB would be the better choice.

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2. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

MBay is clearly the nicer property, however, I do not care for the pool area as it is too crowded. It is not relaxing floating in the lazy river when kids are mowing you over. Paris location is much better. It you can get a red room or better I would do that. Have you looked at Aria? The property is great and location excellent as well.

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3. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

For Location Paris, for pool MB.... if your not going to be spending time in your room or on the property all that much then Paris, easy to get around and more things to get out and see.

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4. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

Simple answer.

Location, location, location, Paris.

Why limit yourself to only these two hotels?

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5. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

The Four Seasons (at MB) has been offering some fantastic rates lately. See if your dates are discounted.

MB has the pools, but not location.

Paris has the location, but not a great pool complex.

If you plan on walking the Strip in the evenings, take Paris.

If you want the great pool complex, take Mandalay Bay. It will just take you longer to get back to and from the Strip. Those trams to Luxor and Excalibur and then the walk north will get old pretty fast. And driving would preclude any alcoholic festivities on the part of the driver. Cabs can only be gotten at the entrances to the hotels, so cabbing back and forth from Mandalay Bay to the Strip can be a pain, also.

Bellagio has a great location and a great pool, but it is not inexpensive. Same with Caesar's Octavius and Augustus Towers. But you should check prices there also.

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6. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

These are not equal properties. Mandalay Bay is better in EVERY way; pool, spa, rooms, dining, etc. Mandalay Bay is a solid 4 star property while Paris is a 3 star at best. And they should not be the same price.

Paris has the more central location---note I did not say BETTER---while Mandalay Bay is on the south end, but by no means isolated.

We would, and have stayed at Mandalay Bay, but do not stay at Paris. It is much more a resort while we consider Paris a casino with rooms. But if you just want a place to sleep, Paris is a better choice than the other CET economy hotels.

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7. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

I agree. I have stayed at both and Mandalay is much nicer.

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8. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

Paris HANDS down... just because it's more centrally located. I know there's a monorail but that really adds up. With Paris, you can walk everywhere. Just my thoughts. Good luck!

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9. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

i hated my stay at mb. the room given was dirty, so we were moved. the new room was cleaner but still had to have someone come get the hair out of the tub left by the last person. then the room across from us had a room service tray with uneaten food on it that was there for 4 days 3 nights at least. it was there our entire stay. disgusting to think of all the corners they cut in rooms if they let the common areas look that gross. i wouldnt stay there again for free. it may look like a 4 star property, but they have a less then 1 star staff from my experience. Stay away from mb! they dont seem to care.

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10. Re: Help me decide - Paris or Mandalay Bay?

I have actually stayed at both. Paris only has a location advantage (a big one). Mandalay Bay is excellent and offers a fantastic pool. If you have transportation or pool is important pick Mandalay. If you are on feet I would recommend Paris due to location. The closest casinos to Mandalay are not that great.