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Staybridge Suites is located just west of the bustling Strip's southernmost anchor, only slightly removed from the action.
Situated just west of Las Vegas Boulevard South (aka the Strip), Staybridge Suites Las Vegas is a 15-minute walk or five-minute drive to the enormous, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Mandalay Bay complex, which also includes THEhotel and the Four Seasons, is on the southernmost end of the Strip. While the immediate neighborhood amounts to vacant lots, rundown motels, and strip malls, Vegas frenzy is a quick hotel shuttle or car ride away. A free tram connects the Mandalay with the Luxor and Excalibur, two Strip hotels directly to the north. It runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Many visitors like to explore the hotels and attractions along the Strip and once you're there, it's easy to find a taxi at virtually any time of day or night. A generally less expensive option for getting around the area is the Deuce, a double-decker bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $3 to ride. There's also a monorail system, which stops at MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Hilton, and the Sahara. Note, however, that the monorail stations are far from one another so it can be a long walk from the station to where you actually want to go. A single-ride ticket is $5; a one-day pass is $13. If you're traveling along the Strip with at least one other person, a cab is often the least expensive and most convenient option.
An extended-stay hotel -- not priced to compete with the bigger hotel-casinos on the Strip, just five minutes away -- the 118 clean, modern, apartment-style guest rooms at the Staybridge Suites best those at the nearby Residence Inn in terms of features and in-room comforts; but it's immediate surroundings are a bit barren.