A sharp South Strip delight

351 Rooms / 39 Suites

Guests at M Resort Spa Casino often retreat to this luxury property to relax, gamble and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday Strip life. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort is located about 10 miles south of Mandalay Bay and is the ideal location for guests who don’t want to be immersed in the late-night party culture or large crowds that Las Vegas attracts.

The design of the resort features a very modern style. Its sleek exterior is a combination of reflective and transparent glass that covers the entire structure, and the interior of the hotel has an upscale look and feel to it with leather furnishings, marble and stone features in the public areas, and sophisticated lighting accents.

Although the hotel’s beauty is a draw, its 92,000-square-foot casino is the main attraction at the resort and caters to gamblers of all skill levels. The casino features video poker and more than 1,300 slot machines for guests who prefer solo gambling, and its 40 table games include roulette, blackjack, mini Baccarat, pai gow and Let It Ride. In addition, the casino has a high-limit salon for guests hoping to hit it big, and sports fans can place bets on their favorite events, too.

For those looking for a little R&R, the 23,000-square-foot Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa Mio features a full menu of services to choose from (think signature Essential M Facial, relaxation massage, and luxurious spa manicure and pedicure). In between treatments, head to the spa’s wet areas, which include a hot tub, sauna and steam room.

The resort offers multiple restaurants and bars with options that are sure to please a variety of tastes. Studio B, one of the resort’s signature dining rooms, wows with a large buffet offering more than 200 fresh items daily. Other restaurants range from the more formal Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood, serving charcoal-grilled prime steaks and fish, to the property's newest restaurant, Jayde Fuzion, an all-you-can-eat sushi experience featuring a wide selection of fresh nigiri, sushi rolls and Asian specialties. Casual dining options include Vig Deli, which offers a variety of sandwiches and pizzas, and Baby Cakes for coffee, pastries, gelato, sandwiches and salads.

After an exciting day or a big meal, guests retreat to upscale guest rooms that feature a contemporary style and are very comfortable — the beds have pillow-top mattresses and high-quality linens. Other favorite amenities include the sleek bathrooms, which feature double sinks, marble vanities, and separate showers and tubs. The finishing touch in each room? Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of either the Las Vegas Strip or the mountains.