The M Resort and Casino Review
Located roughly 8.5 miles south of The Las Vegas Strip in Henderson, NV is the M Resort Spa Casino. The property is situated near the prosperous neighborhood of Southern Highlands at the corner of South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway.
Since it opened on March 1, 2009, the M Resort has been recognized as one of best hotel properties in Las Vegas. Dubbed “one of the finest hotels in the world” by the Forbes Travel Guide, The M Resort officially became a part of the Penn National Gaming (PNG) brand in 2011.
Casino at the M Resort
The casino floor embodies a distinctive contemporary layout and aesthetic with more than 92,000 square feet of exceptional gaming options, a High Limit area, and a state-of-the-art Race & Sports Book making gaming at the resort a truly unique experience.
Table games at the M Resort include craps, roulette, blackjack, pai gow poker, mini-baccarat, 3-card poker and high card flush. The High Limit area offers roulette, baccarat and blackjack.
The M Resort has single, double, and six-deck blackjack games on the casino main floor. Bet limits range from $10 to $3,000. The six-deck blackjack game allows players to double down before and after splitting, surrender and re-split aces. The double deck blackjack games also allow doubling down before and after splitting, and players may also re-split aces.
In the High Limit area bets range from $50 to $5,000, however, during busier times the bet minimum may increase to $100. Additionally, the High Limit blackjack tables have the best double deck rules in Las Vegas as the dealer must stay on soft 17 and you are permitted to re-split aces.
Overall, the casino floor has one of the better atmospheres in Las Vegas. The dealers are friendlier than those that work at the casinos on the strip. They are very welcoming and strive to offer the guests a personalized experience. A lot of the resort’s clientele consists of locals, which contributes to the more laid-back atmosphere. The drink service was very efficient, with limited wait times and the waitresses always seem to check-in with the guests to ensure they are doing okay.
Hotel at the M Resort Spa Casino
The M property consists of 390 rooms and suites with quality features and amenities for a great value. The 39 suites range in size from 1,440 to 2,400 square feet. Each guest room is equipped with modern technology such as automatic lightning, marble bathroom vanities, double sinks and a separate bathtub and shower. With floor-to-ceiling windows, over 70 percent of the rooms provide spectacular views of the Las Vegas skyline.
There are five types of rooms at the M, including the M Resort room, the executive resort room, the classic one bedroom suite, the flat suite, and the loft suite.
The price range of the rooms vary on time of year, availability, and size, but one can expect to pay in the $200 to $300 range with fees. Their daily resort fee is $19.99, which is roughly half of what strip hotels charge their guests.
The rooms are a very good size and offer a lot of good amenities such as a TV in the bathroom, and double vanities. The views of the Las Vegas skyline are very picturesque and everything is very good quality despite being located south of the strip.
Dining at the M Resort
There are plenty of dining options at the M all of which possess excellent customer service, presentation and quality food. The restaurants include: Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood, Anthony’s Gourmet Burgers & Brews, Baby Cakes Artisan Bakery, Jayde Fuzion, Marinellis’ Pasta Bar, Studio B, Vig Deli and Piazza Grille. Guests are also able to order off the resort’s 24-hour in-room dining menu.
The high-end restaurant at the M is Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood. Jayde Fuzion offers all-you-can-eat Asian and sushi cuisine, and the Studio B Buffet is the Las Vegas Review-Journal two-time winner for “best buffet in Las Vegas”.
One can expect excellent food at the M; with the highlight being their all-you-can eat dining options. The majority of the restaurants offer outdoor seating that overlook the 100,000 square-foot outdoor pool area and the Las Vegas Strip.
Bars at the M Resort Spa Casino
Directly adjacent to the Race & Sports book is the 32° draft bar which is open Sunday through Thursday from 8am to 2am and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. In the center of the floor sits the M Bar, which is open 24 hours.
Other options at the M include Hostile Grape open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 12am, Ravello Lounge Bar open Friday and Saturday evenings, and Villaggio Del Sole Bar open only during pool hours.
All of the bars throughout the resort are video poker bars.
Features at the M Resort Spa Casino
By far one of the most popular features at the M is Spa Mio, which is open daily from 6am to 7pm. The signature treatments include the essential M facial, Spa Mio deluxe stone massage and the Spa Mio manicure and pedicure.
In addition to the spa services, Spa Mio offers beatify and salon services from highly trained professionals. The salon and barbershop is open daily from 9am to 7pm.
Inside Spa Mio is a 5,500 square-foot fitness center that includes free weights, strength machines and a variety of different cardio options. The fitness center hours are 6am to 7pm daily.
Another great feature of the resort is the M’s conference and meeting center. The center offers multiple meeting rooms that accommodate many professional needs and are equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual features.
Lastly, the Villaggio De Sole is the resort’s 100,00 square-foot pool and entertainment area. The area can accommodate up to 6,000 guests and the additional 17,000 square-foot terraces provide additional dining and entertainment space.
The M Resort Spa Casino is located at the intersection of South Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, NV. It is less than 10 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip and is easily accessible via car, with an approximate drive time between 10 and 15 minutes.