The Las Vegas shooter spent 3 days stockpiling weapons in a $500 suite on the 32nd floor -- here's what the room is like

Mandalay BayJeff BridgesThe view from inside the suite on the 32nd floor where Paddock opened fire on concertgoers.

Stephen Craig Paddock, the gunman behind the worst mass shooting in modern US history, checked into a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Los Vegas on Thursday.

On Sunday night, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people attending a country music festival being held at the Las Vegas Strip from hotel window on the 32nd floor. More than 50 people were killed, and more than 500 others were injured. 

Paddock had 23 firearms with him when he checked into the hotel, according to police reports. 

There have been few explanations for Paddock’s motivations, and questions linger as to how he managed to transport the guns into his hotel room. 

Here is what we do know about the hotel where Paddock spent his final days. 

Mandalay Bay is a 43-story luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip.

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The hotel cost $950 million to build, and opened in 1999.

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Source: Las Vegas Sun

Paddock stayed in room 135 on the 32nd floor.

Few photos have been released from inside the shooter's hotel room.

However, another guest who had stayed in the same room published a video on Facebook of the huge suite, where he and his wife had stayed one year before.

Based on Bridges' video, it looks like Paddock stayed in a 1,705 square-foot 'Vista Suite' -- a sprawling suite with wide windows looking out on the Las Vegas strip.

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The suite has what Mandalay Bay calls a '180-degree view' with floor to ceiling windows, as well as a full-size bar, in-house safe, and two TVs.

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According to Mandalay Bay's website, the suite costs roughly $477 a night.

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Here's the suite's layout.

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Other guests have posted photos from their stays in Vista suites on social media.

Bye-bye #vistasuite #mandalaybay's been fun! #pdxbound #Vegas

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The concert was just across the street from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and in clear view of many of the hotel rooms.

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Here's a view from another room on the 32nd floor, with arrows pointing to the concert site.

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