Established In: 1999
Former Names: None
Owner: Four Seasons
Number of Rooms: 424
Location: Mandalay Bay Hotel, floors 35-39
Las Vegas is clearly known for all the resort casinos built up and down the Strip, Downtown, and all over the city. However, there are some travelers for whom gambling is not important, and they are looking for a different kind of vacation. Billing itself as a “Non-Gaming Oasis in Las Vegas,” the Four Season Hotel is just that. Let’s take a look at how this hotel, situated inside a mega-resort, makes you feel like you aren’t even in Las Vegas.
A brief history of The Hotel
Established in 1999, the Four Seasons was meant to be a perfect place for travelers who wanted to be close to the action of a casino resort but wanted the luxury of not having to walk through thousands of people to get everywhere. Taking the 35th to 39th floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, Four Seasons accomplished just that – from the second you walk into their lobby (it is separate to the Mandalay’s main lobby), you can tell the difference. From the tranquility that comes from no slot machines binging away to the fact, there is no smoking in the Four Seasons, it is a huge difference and the level of excellence that Four Seasons guests expect.
With only 424 rooms, there aren’t that many guests filing into elevators, so it is very easy to get to and from your room, and you are always just a click of a button on that elevator away from the action.
Gaming at The Hotel
As we mentioned, Four Seasons promotes this hotel as one that is a non-gaming property, and they are technically correct. None of the areas of the Fours Seasons have any gambling in them; however, if you feel the need to make some bets (and many do in Vegas), then you can just hop over to the Mandalay Resort casino floor. Check out our Mandalay review page for all the details on what you will find in that casino.
Top 3 Suites at The Hotel
Even though there are only 424 rooms in the hotel, rest assured that Four Seasons knows how to take care of their top guests. Here are a few of the suites you can choose from if you want to upgrade your stay.
Presidential Strip-View Suite
When you open your eyes in the luxurious king-sized bed in the master bedroom of this suite, you will be staring at an incredible view of the Las Vegas Strip. This decadent 2,200 square foot suite has one private bedroom, a large seating area, a dining table for eight people, and all the top amenities you would expect from Four Seasons.
Premier Panoramic Stadium View Suite
This 1,500 square foot suite has an incredible view not only of the Strip but the panoramic floor to ceiling windows also give you a birds-eye view of the new NFL stadium that has been built only a few hundred yards away. The seating area is large enough to host many friends, and the level of detail in this suite is impressive.
Strip View 1 Bedroom Suite
Not every suite has to be a place where you can host a party. This 1,100 square foot suite has a separate bedroom and living ara, and is a very comfortable spot to rest after a long night of gambling while you have a nightcap and watch the lights of the city. This suite also features an exquisite bathroom that will make you think you are in a spa right inside your room.
Top Dining Options at the Hotel
Even though you can quickly access the amazing restaurants in Mandalay Bay (check our review of that hotel for our favorites), Four Seasons has its own dining experiences as well. Here is a couple that stands out.
Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse
A Vegas staple since the hotel opened its doors, Charlie Palmer’s takes steakhouses to a whole new level. The supper-club style of ambiance is complete with a piano in the middle of the room, where soothing tunes are played to enhance your overall dinner. The menu is laden with decadence, including some of the best steaks in the country. You’ll love everything about this meal except that you will have to leave at some point.
Deeper inside the resort, you will find Veranda, a poolside dining experience that is far from ordinary. The menu items are classic American fare, but the Four Seasons put their stamp on them to create delicious options. You can sit inside or out on the patio to enjoy this simple yet delectable meal.
The One Thing You Can’t Miss at the Hotel
The overall luxury that you find at a Four Seasons is enough to make you want t come stay at this oasis. However, the one thing you can’t miss when staying here is the Four Seasons pool area. This is where you will really feel like you are in a secluded resort, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Las Vegas. Spend the day lounging by the water, enjoying handcrafted cocktails, or take a dip to cool off after a hot night of activity. Either way, this is the perfect way to top off your Four Seasons Las Vegas experience.