Where Should a Lucky 12 Year Old Stay: Mandarin Oriental or Wynn?
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We will be visiting las vegas in July with husband and son 12 years. Our friend suggested The Wynn but I read that Mandarin Oriental is number one!!!
Yes, indeed you read on VegasChatter that Mandarin Oriental is #1, according to TripAdvisor. But while the posh hotel has won the hearts of guests who like to write online reviews, something inside of us is telling us to go for The Wynn instead.
After all, it's a gaming property which will surely impress your son, even if he's too young to gamble. (Not that this stopped Bobbi Kristina.) The Wynn also has an expansive pool scene which your son will also love. (Isn't the #1 most important amenity when taking a kid on vacation the pool?)
Plus, the Wynn is closer to Fashion Show Mall, the animals at The Mirage and the sirens and pirates of Treasure Island, all good places to hit up and within reasonable walking distances.
The Mandarin is only close to CityCenter which is not that kid-friendly, although the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood across the street could be fun.
But, when you break it down price-wise, we found rooms at the Wynn for the first weekend of July for $309 a night for a room with double beds. That same weekend, a Strip View room with double beds at the Mandarin was just $295 a night. Plus, if you stay more than two nights, you get a third night free. So in that sense, the Mandarin might be the better deal. Whatever you decide, just be sure to let us know how your stay went! (p.s., can you adopt us?)
What do you think is better for this family--The Wynn or The Mandarin Oriental? Let us know what you would pick in comments below!