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Fontainebleau Pools vs 5 Off Strip Hotel Pools

Last Updated on 03/03/2024 by Mike Waldron

Fontainebleau Pool Deck vs: M Resort, Virgin Las Vegas, Durango Station, Red Rock, and Green Valley Ranch Resort’s pool decks. See how the Fontainebleau stacks up.

Pool Access

Fontainebleau Access will be complimentary for registered Fontainebleau guests and for non-guests with paid reserved seating. Other non-guests will be able to gain access by purchasing a pool Day Pass, if space permits.

Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
Access is complimentary for hotel guests. During the busy months non -guests can gain access by renting a daybed or cabana. During the off-season access is restricted to current hotel guests.
M Resort
M Pool and DayDream Pool Club access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access to either pool deck by purchasing reserved seating or by purchasing a Day Pass for either pool deck.
Durango Station Casino
Access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access with the purchase of reserved seating.
Green Valley Ranch ResortAccess is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access with the purchase of reserved seating. During the off-season, pool access is restricted to registered hotel guests only.
Red RockPool access is complimentary for hotel guests. Non-guests can gain access by purchasing reserved seating or a pool Day Pass.

Pool Season

FontainebleauThe Fontainebleau pools are scheduled to open on Monday March 4, 2024.
Virgin Hotel Las VegasOne pool is scheduled to be open year-round. Both pools will be in operation as of March 16, 2024.
M ResortThe 2024 pool season begins on Friday March 8.
Durango Station CasinoThe pool deck is scheduled to open on Monday March 11, 2024.
Green Valley RanchOne pool is scheduled to be open year-round. The Pond is generally used as the off-season pool. There will be reduced hours and services during the off-season, which is typically October through Mid-March.
Red RockThe pool operates year-round, with reduced hours and services.
Floating daybeds next to a pool bar area.
Bel-Aire Backyard Pool Deck- Photo by Mike Waldron

Pool Hours

Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck operates daily 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Virgin Hotel Las Vegas2024 Pool hours have not been released. 2023 peak season hours were 9:00am until 7:00pm.
M ResortDaily 10:00am – 6:30pm (during pool season)
Durango Station CasinoDaily, 9:00am until sunset.
Green Valley RanchLow-Season 10:00am – 4:00pm
Peak Season 9:00am – 7:00pm
Red RockLow-Season 10:00am – 4:00pm
Peak Season 9:00am – 7:00pm
hours subject to change without notice

Evening Pool Events

FontainebleauSome non-specific evening events on the Gigi’s Pool Deck have been announced.
Red RockReturning Spring 2024 under the night sky, Dip Du Rouge features an upbeat, energetic atmosphere, a diverse lineup of local, live DJs on the decks,
M Resort, Virgin Las Vegas, Durango Station, and Green Valley Ranch Resort No evening events scheduled to date.

To see how the Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck compares to the Wynn, Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, and Resorts World pool decks, click the highlighted link.

M Resort Pool Deck Map

Map showing M Pool and Pool DEck Layout
Image Courtesy of M Resorts

Pool Deck Size

Each highlighted link below will take you to a dedicated post I have recently written with detailed information on each specific pool deck.

Fontainebleau pool deck6 acres.
Virgin Hotel Las Vegas pool deck5 acres.
M Resort pool deck2.25 acres.
Durango Station Casino pool deck5 acres.
Green Valley Ranch pool deck8 acres.
Red Rock pool deck3 acres.

Number of Pools

Fontainebleau6 pools plus LIV Beach
Virgin Hotel Las Vegas2 pools plus Élia Beach Club
M Resort2 pools plus DayDream Pool Club
Durango Station1 pool.
Green Valley Ranch1 general use pool plus The Pond adult only pool.
Red Rock1 central pool with 8 smaller pools.
Lilypad loungers in pool.
M Resort- Photo by Mike Waldron

Family Friendly Features

FontainebleauBleautopia- Yard games area with activities including croquet. Not necessarily family specific.
Virgin Hotel Las VegasSandy beach pool entrance.
M ResortNo specific children’s area.
Durango Station PoolNo details released to date.
Green Valley RanchSandy beach pool entrance.
Red RockNo specific children’s area.
Sandy beach entrance to Resort Pool.
Virgin Las Vegas- Photo by Mike Waldron

Adult Only Pool Areas

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club
Virgin Hotel Las VegasUpper Resort Pool (Terrace Pool)- adults 21+.
Élia Beach Club- Adults 21+.
M ResortDayDream Pool Club- Adults 21+.
Durango Station PoolNo adult-only pool.
Green Valley RanchThe Pond- Adults 21+.
Red RockNo adult-only pool.

On Property Day Club

FontainebleauLIV Beach Day Club– Theme: French Riviera.
Virgin Hotels Las VegasÉlia Beach Club.
M ResortDayDream Pool Club.
DurangoNo Day Club on property.
Green Valley RanchThe Pond.
Red RockNo Day Club on property.
Las Vegas LIV Beach pool with large LIV letters ona large purple backdrop.
courtesy of Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Map of Daydream Day Club. Pool is in the center of the map.
DayDream Pool Club deck map- courtesy of M Resort

Lounger, Cabana and Daybed Rentals

FontainebleauDaybeds and cabanas are available to rent. Prices are a 100% rental fee with no minimum food and beverage spend.
Virgin Hotels Las VegasDaybeds and cabanas are available to rent. Prices are a 100% rental fee with no minimum food and beverage spend.
M Resort
Daybeds and cabanas are available to rent. Fees are a 100% food and beverage minimum spend with no rental fee attached.
DurangoDaybeds and cabanas will be available to rent. Details to be released shortly.
Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Daybed and cabanas will be available to rent. Price will include both a rental fee and a food and beverage minimum spend.
Me standing at the entrance of a cabana.
Durango Cabana- Photo by Durango Casino Staff
Row of cabanas with loungers in front.
M Resort- Photo by Mike Waldron

Poolside Food and Beverage Options

A row of empty bar stools in front of the pool bar.
M Resort Pool Bar- Photo by Mike Waldron
Far end pool bar with a row of bar stools in front.
Durango Pool Bar- Photo by Mike Waldron
FontainebleauBleau Isle Bar, La Côte, FB Slim’s- Miami’s La Côte Menu.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Poolside food and drinks are available. Online menus are currently not available.
M Resort
Servers provide food and beverage service for reserved seating guests. Walk-up food and drinks service is available at the poolside Piazza Grille. Link to Piazza Grille menu.
Durango
Poolside menu has not been released. This post will be updated once this information is available.
Green Valley Ranch
GVR Poolside menu
Red Rock
Food and beverages are available at the poolside Sandbar Grille Kitchen. Sandbar Grille menu link.

To see how the Fontainebleau compares to: Mandalay Bay. MGM Grand, Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, and the Park MGM, check out my comparisons to the MGM South Strip pool decks. Or if you are considering staying Downtown Vegas, you may be interested to see how the Fontainebleau pools compare to Stadium Swim and the Golden Nugget. If so check out my Downtown Vegas comparison post.

Outside Food and Beverages

Outside food and drinks are prohibited at all pool decks.

Heated Pools

All resorts have heated pools.

Hot Tubs

FontainebleauThere are 3 hot tubs on the pool deck..
Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
1 hot tub.
M Resort2 large hot tubs.
Durango Station Pool2 Hot tubs.
Green Valley Ranch1 hot tub.
Red Rock2 hot tubs

Poolside Gaming

FontainebleauBlackjack will be available across from the main Oasis Pool.
Red RockPoolside blackjack is available.
Virgin, M Resort, Durango, Green Valley RanchNo poolside gaming available.

Poolside Entertainment

FontainebleauBleau Isle, located in the center of the Main Pool, will be pulsing with alluring all-day beats. Promoted as a major party spot while local DJ’s supply all the pop and house hits.
Virgin Las Vegas,No poolside entertainment.
DurangoDetails to be released shortly.
M ResortPool deck entertainment events do take place. 2024 calendar of events has not been released to date.
Green Valley Ranch, Performances take place at the Green Valley Ranch Backyard Amphitheater, just off of the pool deck. The 2024 calendar of events will be released soon.
Red RockNo poolside entertainment is scheduled at this time.

Reward credits for Pool Deck Spend

FontainebleauFontainebleau Rewards Tier Credits and Bleau Points are earned for eligible pool deck spend.
Virgin Las VegasNo Tier Points/Credits earned on pool spend.
M ResortPENN Tier Credits/Points are not earned on pool deck spend.
Durango Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red RockMy Rewards Boarding Pass Tier Credits/Points earned on eligible pool spend.

Poolside Massages

FontainebleauCabana massages available in the Legacy Pool Massage Cabana.
DurangoDetails to be released shortly.
M Resort, Virgin Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock.Poolside massages are not available.

Conclusion

It will take some time to see how successful the new Fontainebleau Oasis Pool Deck is at capturing the interests of the existing South-Strip pool enthusiasts. Much is still unknown about this new player in town but their PR team is doing their best to win over guests even before the pool deck is open.

This post will be updated as new details become available and after my first visit in the Spring.

Fontainebleau Pros

  • Brand New Venue
  • Day Passes available (A pro if you are a non-guest just wanting to check it out)
  • Evening poolside events planned (No specifics at this time)
  • This may not be the most family friendly pool (A pro for some)

Fontainebleau Cons

  • May not be the most tranquil of pool decks (a con for some)
  • Day Passes will make the pool deck busier
  • Still many unknown factors
  • The only adult pool is LIV Beach

Mike Waldron

Mike has been visiting Las Vegas since 1969, and was married in Vegas in 2013. His decades of first hand experiences in the city help him to create original articles. The goal of his articles is to provide accurate information with actionable tips.

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