When I learned that we would be staying at M Resort for our latest business trip, I was initially deflated. I’d visited the casino once, and while nice, I knew it was truly out of the way. Fortunately, M Resort defeated nearly all of my low expectations.
Food was really solid all-around, and we ate everywhere:
Vig Deli – Late night ham, cheese and egg sandwich was heavenly, though I was really starving after a long night.
Anthony’s Burgers – Breakfast here was also scrumptious, had the french toast, though the cran-orange-almond topping was a little too much. Came back for a beer on another night, bar staff was friendly.
Anthony’s Steakhouse – The only so-so meal we had; not bad, but there are so many other places for a good steak in Vegas.
Jayde Fuzion – Killer all-you-can eat sushi deal, sake included.
Clearly they put time and effort into crafting appealing menus, and I didn’t even get the chance to have their buffet, which is very famous locally but closes super early, 8pm!
Service was exceptionally friendly and helpful all around, from the front desk to the valet and restaurant staff. You can tell they put an emphasis on it and it just made our stay that much more pleasant. My first night, the pillows were really really soft so I called and asked for firmer ones – they said they don’t make a distinction but would try, and sure enough, the next evening I had four extremely firm pillows waiting for me.
The rooms were very spacious, with impressively large bathrooms and comfortable beds. The mountain view toward California has its own charms, but views toward the Strip lights are of course better. The lighting above the bed was a little too harsh to lie under, so I had to use a side lamp and get up to turn it off. They also don’t have outlets near the nightstand for phone charging, a small hotel pet peeve of mine in the “phone as an extension of our body” era.
No resort fees, but if you want to use wi-fi ($15) and go to the fitness center ($15), you’re at $30, basically a resort fee. I am hugely anti-resort fee, but it was interesting to see the shoe on the other foot; I only used wi-fi when I knew I needed to work on my computer, and I did calisthenics in my room. I would have preferred not to have to make the nickel and dime decisions at all, so maybe I’m just anti all fees. Free free free!
While the restaurants, service, rooms, facilities, and no resort fees all work in M’s favor, that doesn’t get the hotel any closer to the Strip. It was relatively convenient to drive into town (15 minutes on the freeway, or a free shuttle to the Tropicana), but you don’t really want to schlep back and forth, which explains why we ate on-site so often. It was a very quiet stay, okay because I was on business, but as a tourist, I like the action on the Strip!
I’d say if you want the peace and quiet, only want to hit the Strip from time to time, or you come to Vegas frequently and like trying different hotels, definitely go for it.
M Resort Spa and Casino
12300 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Experience luxurious accommodations at this elegant resort spa and casino, situated on the south strip Las Vegas, close to Interstate 15.The M Resort Spa and Casino provides a gourmet meal at one of the 8 on-site restaurants. The hotel also boasts a spacious gaming floor, complete with slot machines and card games. The hotel also offers free shuttle service to the nearby McCarran International Airport.