It had been six years since I’d been to Las Vegas when I stepped foot into Mandalay Bay for the 2018 SuperZoo event. Vegas isn’t really my style, as I’m not into the night life or drinking. However, I was over-the-top excited to attend SuperZoo, as I’ve always wanted to go. While you’ll see a complete recap of SuperZoo, I decided to create a separate blog post about our stay at the dog-friendly Mandalay Bay. There is a lot to share and talk about!
Dog-Friendly Mandalay Bay
Let’s cut to the chase – if you’re traveling to the Las Vegas strip and you need a dog-friendly hotel, Mandalay Bay is an excellent choice. I figured it would be since a large pet event is hosted there every single year, but you never really know for sure until you experience it. From the time we checked in, I knew our stay would be fantastic.
When we checked in, I received a Doggie Delights Menu (with treats attached). On it was a list of food items you could order…for your dog! It’s a room service specifically catered for our canine companions. Like, is this real?! A dog mom’s dream! Sure, the items are pricey in comparison to your everyday doggie menu, but it’s Las Vegas and the fact that the option is available is legit. I wanted to order room service for Wynston just to experience it, but we never really had the time. I will totally do it next year!
On the back of the treats menu were Doggie Butler Service options. If you’re attending an event or show, or want an evening out on the strip, you can request services for your dog. There are options for a check-in and checkup, fast potty break, daily walk or all of the above. I love that Mandalay Bay offers this for pooches. It can completely take the stress off a pet parent if they need to get away for a little bit. Yes, the services do cost, but it’s a small price to pay for piece of mind.
Since we were staying at a Las Vegas resort, I was worried about the convenience of taking Wynston out to go potty. Initially I requested a low floor room near an elevator, and the staff obliged. I got a 4th floor room by an elevator, and it only took us a couple of minutes to get outside. Every morning and evening we were in the perfect location to take the elevator down to the beach level and walk outside to a grass area. I’m sure it’s not that easy in all locations of the resort, but we got lucky. When you book your room and check in, make sure to tell staff that you’re traveling with a dog. They will do their best to accommodate your needs.
For the Humans
The Mandalay Bay has everything you need if you’re visiting Las Vegas. There are a ton of food options as well as a convenience store. No one ever seemed to mind that I had Wynston with me around the resort or in the casino. I sat to gamble a few times, and Wynston continued to get smiles and waves. The staff was very friendly and helpful everywhere we went.
The rooms were beautiful and spacious. My mom and I were impressed by how luxurious our guest room was. There was plenty of space for two people and a dog. There was a mini-fridge in our room, which is nice to have if you bring refrigerated food. (You’ll just have to empty the fridge because it comes stocked with alcohol). The beds were SUPER comfy, and there was a nice desk for working and a sitting area. Our room had two separate closets and sinks, making it perfect to share with my mom.
After walking through the connected Luxor and Excalibur hotels during this last trip, it was apparent how much nicer Mandalay Bay is. It’s absolutely worth the price to stay. The dog-friendliness of the entire resort was unmatched. I appreciated the service we received, the care options they offer for dogs, and the fact that they accommodated us with a convenient room for potty breaks. The only thing I’d change about our experience is switching the Pepsi products to Coke 😉
I can’t wait to stay at the dog-friendly Mandalay Bay again next year for SuperZoo 2019! Have you ever traveled to the Las Vegas Strip with your dog? Which hotel did you stay at?