I switched over to the Delano after a short ride with Lyft. Check out Lyft promos if you are in the city – I managed to locate 20 $5 off trips which for much of Vegas means only $3-$4 to pay. No SPG points of course (you get those only with Uber), but even if you add a couple of dollars as a tip, they are still pretty cheap if you can get the promo.
The Delano is at the back of the Mandalay Bay hotel but they have separate check-ins but a shared garage and are joined by the a corridor. The Delano has no in-house casino and if you want to gamble you walk to the Mandalay Bay.
I had pre-requested an early check-in, which cost $35, so I could be sure to get to my room. There was a long line at check-in – probably 6-8 individuals or groups. However, by the time I got there my room was ready and room key prepared. I popped off to the 19th floor – the second property where I had been on the same floor!
The suite was at the end of the corridor and had a separate living and bedroom.
The decor was modern and bright and the sofa comfortable. There was a coffee machine but it only had coffee if you paid for it.
The floor to ceiling windows made the room light and bright and coupled with the decor was my favourite property in Las Vegas. The staff were super friendly attempting to assist whenever they could.
The bathroom, off the bedroom was bright too:
Bathrobes were provided which was not the case in all hotels that I stayed with that week.
I slept well and went down to the casino in the morning to have a look around. I had stayed at the Mandalay Bay a couple of years before and so knew my way around to find the buffet for breakfast. I have reviewed the MyVEGAS Facebook app before and you can read about it here. It saved about $20 here for breakfast buffet.
The views were pretty good, over to the freeway parallel to the strip.
This was my favourite stay of the week with the nicest hotel furnishing, property and nicest staff. I would be back here, but oddly, perhaps because it doesn’t feel like a Las Vegas Property!