Well-regarded spa and airy fitness center with pool views
Pet-friendly, for a fee
Southern Strip location is a mile from major Strip attractions
Dining is expensive
No on-site casino (a pro for some)
Occupying the 35th through 39th floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is an oasis of calm in a city known for its frenetic energy. Guests at the Four Seasons can look forward to decadent Art-Deco inspired rooms with huge marble bathrooms, sophisticated on-site dining, a renowned spa, and the luxury hotel brand’s signature “anticipatory service.” Though there's no dedicated casino here, the Mandalay Bay's is an elevator ride away. The only downside is the hotel's location on the Strip’s southern end. Travelers who’d prefer a more central Strip location should check out the equally luxurious Mandarin Oriental.
Even though the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is located within the Mandalay Bay’s shimmering gold towers, you’d never know it. The Four Seasons’ lobby and entrance are completely separate and rooms occupy their own floors. In fact, driving up to the Four Seasons’ porte cochere, past trickling fountains and manicured gardens, is an entirely different experience than arriving at Mandalay’s overcrowded frenzy of taxis dropping off drunk girls and bachelor parties. In short, the Four Seasons attracts an older, well heeled clientele that’s looking to escape the typical Vegas scene. It’s a quiet refuge in a sea of chaos, but it’s also steps (or should we say a private elevator ride) away from the casino, nightclubs, theaters, and over the top restaurants, should guests want to take part in all the Vegas brouhaha.
The Four Seasons’ lobby only reinforces its tranquil exterior. Guests are greeted by rich wood paneled walls and multi-tone marble. The abstract structure that anchors the center of the room is an artist’s rendition of the brand’s arboreal logo. Behind the sculpture is a combined siting area/lobby lounge. PRESS, the hotel’s coffee counter by day bar by night, is a popular spot where guests gather for drinks and small bites. The bar itself, a sleek gold and grey structure, looks like it came from Gatsby’s West Egg mansion, while the lounge area, with its symmetrical streamlined furniture, has a bit of an Asian vibe. No matter the decor, the lobby is a far cry from the overcrowded entrances and maze-like check-in lines found at most Vegas hotels.
Mandalay Bay, and therefore the Four Seasons, is the last (or first, depending on your viewpoint) hotel on the Strip’s southern end. It’s a stone’s throw (10-minute drive) from the airport, and within walking distance of the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, but that’s about it. Central Strip attractions around the Bellagio and Caesars Palace are about a mile away from the Four Seasons (trust us, it’s a lot longer of a walk than it looks). Luckily the Mandalay Bay has its own monorail stop and cabs abound.
Flawless may sound like a strong word, but we simply cannot find fault with guest rooms at the Four Seasons. Attention to detail and sumptuous design make rooms here some of our favorite in Vegas. Starting at 500 square feet, spacious rooms are texturally rich, with bold geometric wallpaper, soft patterned carpeting, tufted headboards, and velvety chairs and ottomans. An ode to the swanky Art Deco era, furniture pieces include glossy inlaid wood desks and end tables, lacquered dressers, and shiny chrome lamps and mirrors. Beds, simply dressed in white duvets, are elegantly topped with currant colored shams and a muted gold metallic bolster. But perhaps the most stunning design element in each room is the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooks the Strip or the surrounding desert landscape.
Along with tasteful design, rooms at the Four Seasons feature tons of thoughtful amenities. Rooms are equipped with iHomes, multiple charging stations, fully stocked minibars, in-room coffeemakers, large desks with dual ergonomic desk chairs, and lots of informational guides. Bathrooms are massive marble spaces with separate walk-in showers, large soaking tubs, and private water closets. A large granite counter provides plenty of storage space, along with a glass shelf to hold the provided L’Occitane toiletries. One annoying pitfall? Bathrooms only have one sink.
No gaming or nightlife, but excellent dining and spa services
Like the rest of the hotel, the pool at the Four Seasons is a quiet oasis. You won’t find DJs or skimpily clad cocktail waitresses here; instead observant pool attendants proffer fuzzy pool towels, replenish drinks, and expertly furnish private cabanas. The daily pool scene is typically quiet, with the occasional splashing child from time to time. The pool bar serves a bevy of speciality drinks and casual food like burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
The Four Seasons has two upscale dining options, Charlie Palmer Steak and Veranda. American chef and restauranteur, Charlie Palmer, is known for his high-end restaurants across the country. At the Four Seasons, Charlie Palmer Steak has a clubby, steakhouse atmosphere and offers traditional a la carte offerings like oysters on the half shell, porterhouse for two, and a mile-long list of side dishes. Veranda, the hotel’s signature restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a comfortable, yet sophisticated setting. Rich wood tones and vaulted ceilings give Veranda an elegant feel, while informal booths and large round tables make the space feel homey and family-friendly. Veranda has what might be one of our favorite dinner menus in Vegas, and its authentic Italian fare is not to be missed. Though the menu changes seasonally, the braised short ribs and the seafood “Pasta Cotta nel Vaso” (pasta in a jar) are house specialities worth making reservations for.
PRESS, the hotel’s lobby lounge is an ideal spot for morning coffee and pastries or pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. PRESS’s outdoor terrace, with its trellised roof, wicker furniture, and fire pit, is an especially lovely place in the evenings, when its surrounding trees are lit with white lights. Don’t see a drink on the menu that suits your tastebuds? Bartenders are more than happy to craft a new concoction. During our visit, we requested something made with rum, which was noticeably absent from the menu. To our surprise, the bartender sent out two (delicious) seasonally inspired rum cocktails to see which we liked better -- it’s a tough life we lead as Oyster investigators.
The Four Seasons‘ well regarded spa offers a mile-long list of treatment options, including desert stone massages, lavender body treatments, and wrinkle repair facials. Like everything else at the Four Seasons, treatments are expensive! We actually prefer Bathhouse Spa at the Delano (also connected to Mandalay Bay), where prices are more affordable. The fitness center is a bright and airy space with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the pool. The long, narrow room is filled with several cardio and weight machines, as well as a few mats and free weights.
The Four Seasons is pet-friendly and allows up to two pets per room, as long as they meet the combined 25 pound weight limit. There is a one-time fee for pets, which includes a small welcome gift for Fido. Services such as dog sitting can be arranged by the hotel for an additional fee.
Although the Four Seasons doesn’t have its own casino, theater, or nightclub, guests who would like a taste of Vegas nightlife have full access to all of the Mandalay Bay’s amenities. Guests can easily access Mandalay Bay’s casino level via a private elevator.
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