You may not believe your eyes upon encountering a tropical oasis in the desert, but this hotel is no mirage -- it's The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. Timeless beauty, tropical surroundings and exceptional service make The Mirage one of the most beloved hotels in the city.
The hotel rooms are nicely appointed, while the beautifully landscaped pool area is the ideal place to spend afternoons. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy VIP service and topless sunbathing at the secluded Bare Pool Lounge. Nearby, the majestic wildcats -- tigers, lions and leopards -- and playful bottlenose dolphins in Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat feel right at home in their tropical environment. All rooms are non-smoking; keep in mind if you light up, there is a $300 cleaning fee at checkout.
True to its history as a pioneer in the gaming and hospitality industry, The Mirage's casino is large, easy to navigate and home to thousands of slot machines, dozens of table games and an enormous race and sports book (with an 85-foot-by-16-foot display screen). Contemporary glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly decorate the exclusive Baccarat Lounge and adjacent high-limit lounge.
The 24-hour Pantry features homespun recipes for things like pancakes, omelets, soups, salads, loaded sandwiches and classic desserts. Plus, eat to your heart's content at Cravings, a buffet featuring 11 live-action stations representing different culinary regions or cooking styles.
Rounding out the experience is plenty of shopping and more than 170,000 square feet of convention space. Guests can also easily hop on an air-conditioned tram for a free ride to the neighboring Treasure Island.