Summer Travel Series Part 2: Las Vegas-Where To Stay

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Day 1: The M Resort Spa & Casino

Hey there friends!! Early June, Ben and I went to Vegas.  The original purpose was for me to lead worship at a local conference! Because it would be only one day Ben and I decided to stay a little longer and get a feel for Vegas! The focus of this post today is to share where Ben and I stayed to highlight what we loved and hopefully give you options if you ever visit Las Vegas!! Our first stop was the M Resort Spa and Casino!! I really enjoyed this spot!! Our room was beautiful and I loved the pool!! Just a heads up, they do check your bags prior to entering the pool area and you cannot bring in professional cameras.  Ok so let me highlight what you can expect at this hotel!

 

  • Over 92,000 square feet of gaming (Casino Life!! LOL)
  • A variety of dining options… Food, drinks, coffee, ice cream… you name it!!
  • 23,000 square foot world-class spa— STUNNING… I wish I had time to enjoy this… I would just stare as we walked by everytime!
  • Pavilion, convention and wedding center!
  • 100,000 square feet of pool and entertainment space. The main pool area features two, 5,460 square foot  heated, infinity edge pools and two large hot tubs surrounded by fire torches……BEAUTIFUL!!
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The lobby

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The room service was amazing!! Best I have ever had!!
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The view from our room!!
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The pool view!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

 

 

Day 2: The Mandalay

  • The Size of a small city!!
  • Mandalay Bay has 3,309 hotel rooms
  • 24 elevators and a casino of 135,000 square feet
  • 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • A mall inside of the hotel!
  • Over 30 restaurants
  • On site entertainment and exhibts
  • Casinos gallore
  • A 94,000 + Sq. foot Aquarium

You get the idea! This place is huge! In fact they have an on site tram that can take you from the small city into the city of Las Vegas! lol

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The view from our room!!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

The wave pool was crowded but we still got in and cooled off! There were multiple  pools on site but we decided it was time for lunch and a quick nap! We had lunch at the Burger Bar and then came back to our room for a quick nap! We ended up sleeping for two hours but woke up ready to take on the evening!! Ben is all about exploring so I have learned to shut my mouth and just follow his lead! He has a great sense of direction and always makes sure we hit all the important land marks when we are visiting a new city! We hit the strip and walked around “New York City.”

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!

The location of the Mandalay is great because it is right by the strip and all other major hotels.  As I had mentioned early, we took the tram from the Mandalay to explore the city! It was busy and exciting to see what actually goes on in sin city! I am a people watcher so this was totally intriguing for me!

Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The Strip!
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
“Ben is the camera in focus!?!?” He did the best he could y’all! LOL
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
Bellagio— this is where I want to stay next time!! STUNNING
Summer Travel Series Part 2: All the details on the 2 hotels we stayed at during our trip Vegas last month!! Where you should stay and why!
The Fountains Of Bellagio- These start at 8 pm and then go off every 15 min! So fun!!

The Bellagio was exquisite.  I mean, I felt like I was in someone’s mansion, just walking through.  Every detail was so posh and perfectly put together!  I told Ben next time I want to stay there! What is interesting about all of these hotels is that they make all the pricing for the rooms extremely affordable.  As you can imagine a lot of their revenue comes from the casinos within the hotels! If I were to be honest I loved both hotels.  The M Resort had the best room service I have ever experienced in my life.  I felt like royalty.  They come in, set up a nicely set table for you, uncover all your food and make sure you’re ok! I also liked the spacing and set up of the room and bathroom at the M resort! Ben and I liked the Mandalay better because of the size and location.  You didn’t have to leave the property ever! Hair, nails, massage, shopping, food, you name it, it is all on site! I also felt like the staff at the Mandalay were extremely kind and accommodating.  I felt like they went out of their way and I always appreciate that! I honestly didn’t even capture the vast capacity of this place! Hopefully you were able to gather an idea from both!! Thank you as always for stopping by the blog!! Have an amazing week ahead!! Ps.  Did you catch part one of my travel series!? You can read it here!

 

  • Comments ( 23 )

  • avatar
    Kathiey

    Lovely hotels. I don’t know which I would choose. Thanks for the tips

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    Melissa Damon-Moore

    God, I love Vegas! We went for our honeymoon last year and it was only my second time going. Looks like you found a beautiful place to stay!
    x
    Missy
    http://popofstyle.com

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    Tiffany

    We were just planning a trip to Vegas so this is perfect! Looks like a lovely place to stay!

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    Cait

    this makes me want to plan a trip right now and leave! great review girl!

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    Marette Flora

    I have been to Vegas many times but have not stayed there. I’ll have to look into Mandalay next time we go!

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    Ashley Stephenson

    I have never been to Las Vegas but it is a place my husband and I want to visit soon! We have been to LA and San Diego a few times with my girlfriends who live in LA and they have been a few times and love it!

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    jen @ thehollyhockdoor

    I’ve never been to Vegas but know so many people who have and everyone has a different opinion of where to stay! This is wonderful to see a comparison between different hotels. Your pictures are fabulous!

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    Lily

    Gotta love Vegas!! The first hotel looks amazing!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    Rachel Ritlop

    Omg so jealous! Looks like you had a blast !! Great pics.

  • avatar
    Ashley

    What a fun trip!! I’ve never been to Vegas and this needs to change!

  • avatar
    Kacey

    These places look awesome – might have to check into these for my next trip to Vegas. I do love the New York New York!

  • avatar
    Lee Anne

    Wow, that place looks so amazing! Love all your travel photos, looks like a lot of fun.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    What fun! I haven’t been to Vegas in a while and I’m relatively close! The M Resort looks amazing!

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    Thirty30Courtney

    When I went to Vegas for the first time last year we stayed at the Luxor. If I have my way, I want to get into Aria or the Cosmopolitan. The Cosmopolitan has a love for all things shiny and it fits my personality well.

  • avatar
    Erin

    What a beautiful hotel! I’ve been invited to Vegas about 20 times in my life and have always passed on it. One of these days I’m going to go just to see what all the fuss is about 🙂

  • avatar
    Magaly

    Felt like I just got a little tour of the best Vegas hotels! We’re about to head over so looking forward to choosing one of these:)

  • avatar
    Jessica Sheppard

    WOW. Why does Las Vegas look like literally Disney World in your photos??? I’ve never spent time there, but it looks amazing!

  • avatar
    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    I’ve never been to Vegas (neither has the hubs), so this is SO HELPFUL. I was always skeptical of Vegas TBH, but it looks so pretty!!

    Coming Up Roses

  • avatar
    Amber Mamian

    This post makes me want to book a trip to Vegas. I spent a ton of time there in my twenties but since having kids (5 at that) I haven’t been back. Time to book a trip I think.

  • avatar
    Emely Roman

    I’ve never really been a fan of las vegas but this is making me reconsider.

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    adriana

    Your pictures are amazing! I love Vegas, it’s always such an experience!! Great guide!

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    Angie

    It’s been too long since I had a trip to Vegas! I’ve stayed at Caesar’s Palace and the one hotel that’s like Mardis Gras themed, but I’d love to stay at more of them. So nice!

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    Dia All The Things I Do

    This is a beautiful hotel. I stayed at the Hard Rock and the Venetian the two times I went. The first time was in July and I said never again lol it felt like my skin was melting off.

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