The Delano is located on the Mandalay Bay property and was formerly known as THE Hotel. Recently renovated, it offers top notch accommodations in a unique location without the aspect of a casino in the building yet completely accessibly just steps away. The strip -view suites are best although no view bad. Ask for a high floor.
Join Mlife for free Pearl level member parking. Take advantage of champagne hour in the bar/club on the top floor. We took a small coffee maker and fixings to avoid using theirs at $4 a cup in-room charge. Should have brought cups but wine glasses in the room worked fine! Each suite does have a Kuerig so you could bring your own K-cups.
Never swam at MB pools but did walk through. Awesome beach. Would be great for kids/pool lovers. Too dang hot by late June for us though our friends from Great Britain loved them.
Did self check out to avoid lines. East to get a cab but we use a regular car service to and fro from
airport and sometimes rent a car at on site Avis / Mandalay Bay. Saves time and not that much more than a cab ride especially with airport road renovation.
The lobby bar in the Delano offers well hewn craft cocktails as does the Skyfall upstairs (view of strip from there is unmatchable so don't miss a visit!).