Curvy Girl Travels: My Las Vegas Weekend at Mandalay Bay

Last weekend I was sent to Las Vegas for a blog gig. We rented a Ford Mustang and made the 4 hour drive from Los Angeles. The car actually did pretty good on gas. I was really surprised! We hit a few 112 degree spots in the desert…thank God for air conditioning. Oh…btw…tall people will not like sitting in the back seat. Not very roomy.

Anyways…back to Las Vegas. Now normally, I love this city. I mean…what is there not to like? It’s the city of having fun…literally 24 hours a day fun. But, I will say I’m not a fan of LV during the summer. It’s too flippin’ hot! In case you were wondering, 80 degrees is my max temperature. It was anywhere from 103-108 that weekend. Ugh!

I was put up at the Mandalay Bay, my first time ever staying there. I’m such a dork, I didn’t take any photos of my room. It was their Deluxe Room with two queen beds and free Wi-Fi (yay!). This is a pretty spacious room (550 sq ft)  and it was decorated in warm tones. It had two closets, desk with 2 chairs, comfortable bed, and large bathroom with separate tub and shower.

The bathroom had two sinks and a separate toilet area with a door. The toiletries were decent, nothing luxurious. I didn’t get to try out the tub, but the shower had good water pressure and temperature. It wasn’t the biggest shower, but I was comfortable.

We had a view of their pool/beach area. And because this matters to me…lots of outlets to charge stuff and a large full-length mirror (for outfit checks).

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My view from the room on the 9th floor.

Room service was good. I ordered a club sandwich with fries, which were pretty large servings. I think it came out to $20. It took about 40 minutes for my food to arrive and it was still hot. I was starving! Big surprise huh? LOL!

I had just a few complaints like the elevators that took foreeeeever and were always packed, but it was a busy UFC/NCLR convention weekend. I didn’t have any wash cloths in the room when I checked it. My brother was hating the iron that seemed to keep wetting his shirt. And it was a non-smoking room, but I could still smell a little cigarette smoke in the hallway…just a little bit. Oh and my hubby likes an ice cold hotel room, this didn’t get very cold, but it was comfortable.

Because I was there for a blog gig…we pretty much stayed in the area of the Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, and New York New York. But, that was OK! I got to hang out with my hubby and little brother and that was enough LV for me. Did I mention it was hot?

Next time I promise to have photos of my room. Check back soon for the next “Curvy Girl Travels!”

Are you a Las Vegas fan?

What’s your favorite Sin City hotel? 

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  • It is almost like you never stay home. 😉


      LOL yes I know! I’m home now! hahaha

  • I <3 Las Vegas! But I was born and raised there, so I might be a little biased 🙂
    I don't live there now, but when I visit, my hubs and I like to stay at the Luxor. It's older and not as modern as other places, but it is comfortable and close to all the good stuff!

  • April

    I love Vegas! My favorite places to stay are The Venetian & The Wynn. I’m curious about the Cosmopolitan and would love to stay there soon.