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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
September 21, 2010
From journal Guide to Las Vegas
May 1, 2009
From journal Slow Motion Vacation in Las Vegas
September 19, 2006
Just as you pull up to the hotel, you get this really royal feeling. The big lion outside and the spaciousness of this hotel really give it a very grand look.
Our check-in was fast enough and the girl at the counter was very quick and good at answering our questions. Once we got to our room, we were very pleased to find a clean and spacious room. The room was nicely decorated with old-time Hollywood legends' photos adorning the wall. The room also had a nice view of the city. Each room was also well equipped with a television, safe, hair dryer, and iron.
I also loved the fact that this hotel had so much to offer. Along with a huge casino, they had SO many upscale restaurants, including Emeril and the Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Plus, don't forget to try the great buffet that this hotel has to offer! It's plentiful and really delicious!
Our entire stay was delightful, and we would highly recommend anybody to go enjoy this fun hotel!
From journal Getaway to Las Vegas
November 14, 2005
When I stayed at the MGM, it was considered the largest hotel in the world because it had over 5,000 rooms. Today it currently does not hold that record, but it is still quite grand.
The hotel offers nice dining, shopping, gambling, concert and event stadiums, and luxurious rooms. My favorite part about this hotel was the dining and free monorail. Currently you have to pay to go on this monorail because it is now connected to other destinations other than just Bally's.
As far as lodging, we stayed in the Grand tower, and at the time it wasn’t as "grand" as I thought it should have been. I’m not sure if they have done any room remodeling in the last few years, but this tower needed it. The bathrooms were extremely dark, and I was surprised one morning to find a spider in the bathtub (I know that can happen anywhere). The window in our room had a view of the rooftop, where the maintenance department had access. The room wasn’t spectacular, but the rest of the hotel is pretty nice.
The MGM Hotel has five pools, two whirlpools, and a relaxing tube ride. (Make sure to get to the pool early in the day, because they kick you out of their pool area around 5pm to seemingly increase their gambling profits). The MGM has a wedding chapel, spas, and salons at their facility, but they no longer have the theme park. The hotel decided they wanted to get away from the family scenario because if families came together, then there would be less time spent gambling. Needless to say, they got rid of the theme park when they saw their gambling profits going down.
Altogether the MGM had lots of amenities to offer, they were at a nice location on the strip, and their dining was great, but the rooms needed a remodel and the pool hours were frustrating. I did, overall, enjoy staying at this hotel and would go back, but it wasn’t my favorite hotel in Vegas.
From journal City of Flashing Lights
Newton, New Jersey
June 2, 2005
I first thought it was going to be a drag being so far from everything, but it turned out to be rather nice. As a guest in the West Wing, you get the feeling you are special. You need your key card to enter the West Wing, and it’s very much separate from the rest of the casino/hotel. Unlike my friends, who stayed in the Tower, I never had to wait for an elevator and found it to be extremely quiet. It’s really a trade-off one must make – privacy or being close to everything.
In addition, if you wish to extend your check-out time, the Players Club personnel can assist you. I was first told by the front desk that I couldn’t extend my check-out time and then was told when checking out that I could extend my time for a fee. I chose not to pay and later found out the Players Club would have extended my check-out time for nothing. Mind you, I didn’t gamble a lot (approximately $250).
Having the monorail stop at the hotel is fantastic. I wish I would have used it more. A car really isn’t needed unless you plan on venturing away from Las Vegas. Valet your car, as it’s free and a much shorter walk than if you park in the garage. I parked in the garage and had a 10-minute walk just to reach the main lobby and then another 5- to 10-minute walk to the West Wing.
The restaurants are rather pricey, but what hotel restaurant isn’t? There are
bargains; you just have to search for them.
All in all, I’d stay at the MGM Grand again.
From journal Weekend Getaway in Las Vegas
June 27, 2005
The pool area is large and clean, with a number of places to swim or simply lie out. The casino has just about everything you could want, which is appropriate since the casino floor is the same size as the playing field at Yankee Stadium!
The rooms in the Grand Tower are spacious and well-appointed compared to "normal" hotels but fit in as normal in Las Vegas. They have apparently renovated the older and smaller "West Wing" rooms since I was last there. These were the rooms from the original hotel that was on the site. Since the renovation, I do not know much about the rooms. Overall, I would say the hotel is a true resort in that it has everything you could possibly want without leaving the grounds, but the long walk it takes to get anywhere can be annoying to some people.
From journal Various Vegas Trips
West Chester, Pennsylvania
December 31, 2005
The MGM Grand was our final hotel during our weekend in Vegas. Thanks to a discount room offer, we were able to spend a night at the hotel for roughly $70. With that offer available to us, we took advantage of the opportunity to see what the hotel was really like. Though the hotel is nice, it is extremely large and over-the-top. The biggest benefit is being at the south end of the Strip and quite close to a lot of the Las Vegas action. The hotel itself has a lot to see and do, but that doesn't justify the $300+ price category on many nights.
The room itself was comfortable but nothing above and beyond an average hotel room. Our view was from the back of the hotel, so we saw nothing more than construction that was taking place, despite an upgraded room offer. The casino at the MGM Grand has everything a gambler could possibly want, and the shows are some of the best. This is definitely one of the hotels you could spend a weekend at without leaving. Unless that is your preference, or you're willing to pay a large premium for location, you can find better deals on the Strip. Keep an eye out for discounted room offers like we were able to get if you'd like to spend a night or two just to have had the chance.
From journal Weekend in Vegas
October 14, 2004
The MGM Grand is everything you would expect out of Vegas -- ritzy, glamorous, huge, etc. For one thing, there is an enormous video display behind the registration desk, it's the size of a football field. It continuously blares with the sounds of the various entertainment they feature at the hotel. There are also marble floors and just the aura of the place smells of money.
The Service: We arrived on a Monday evening and had reserved a room with a king-sized bed, but all they had were rooms with two queens. They said that we could switch in the morning and to give them a call (and we were able to switch rooms without incident). My husband was also told on the phone that our reservation would include some "freebies", unfortunately that was not put on our record, so my husband asked about it and we ended up getting the package, which included 2-for-1 spa access, $25 restaurant credit, and some other deals that we didn’t use. Overall we thought the service was very good.
The Room: We stayed in the Grand Tower. The room was what I expected: clean, large (but not huge), marble bathrooms, attention paid to detail. The room with the king bed had a nice sofa in it, something that the room with the two queens did not have. We were a bit worried because our floor was close to the green spotlights that bathe the hotel in the evenings, but the curtains were heavy enough to block that out at night.
The Hotel: The hotel is enormous. MGM Grand tries to be everything to everyone: a place for recreational gamblers and high rollers, kid-friendly, upscale, trendy, laid-back, sexual… As far as one place can succeed in this, MGM Grand does. As mentioned, it has one of the largest casinos on the strip, along with a lion’s den next to a Rainforest Café. There was also an arcade downstairs. However, they have all of this that appeals to children, but then not too far away they have a theater for "La Femme" which is a racy production that they put on (their tagline is that it is "Artistry of the Nude").
There are also four pools, which includes a Lazy River for which you can rent rafts from MGM. One annoyance was that the pool closes at 7 pm and we had hoped to relax some in the hot tub late at night. The pools themselves got very crowded during the daytime. They had three open – two were all-access and one was for adults only. The site was well-maintained and there is a bar & grill in the pool area.
The Restaurants: They also have some trendy (read: expensive) restaurants located in the hotel, including Emeril’s; Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, and many others, which can be found here. There is also a food court, which includes McDonald’s and Haagen-Daaz, as well as two Starbucks.
From journal Vegas Alternatives
June 27, 2001
The MGM Grand is a huge hotel and casino. Before I ever stayed here I always disliked it because it was so large and crowded, and hard to navigate once inside. I finally got a good rate and decided to stay. Once I stayed there it didn''t seem as big, finding shortcuts around the hotel and quiet little slots areas.
I very suprised by everything the MGM has to offer. It started at check-in. The hotel has a check-in desk at the airport right beside the baggage claim. We were all checked in and had our room keys while we were waiting for our luggage. Once you see the line ups at the hotel you will really appreciate this service.
There are two hotel sections, the Emerald (an older section) and the Grand. We had a room in the Grand Tower. The rooms are quite large, and decorated in neutral colors. Ours had two queen size beds, a table about the height of a desk with two comfortable chairs, and a smaller end table with another chair. The bathroom was very large, with marble. It seemed as the rooms had been recently renovated (Oct 2000), as everything was very fresh and new looking. No wear and tear in the room. We did peek in the Emerald Tower rooms and these seemed slightly smaller; smaller windows and darker. The ceilings in the hallway seemed lower which I found to make it feel a bit closed in.
The MGM has a very impressive pool facility, there are four pools and a inner tube raft pool/ride. There were plenty of towels and deck chairs. There are also umbrellas and plenty of shady areas for the really sunny days. Lifeguards are on duty at all of the pools. There is poolside drink service, and a snack bar. If you wanted more privacy there were also cabana rentals.
There is also a spa, exercise facilites, youth club and wedding chapel.There is also a theme park, MGM Grand Adventures, but I have never seen it open.
There are countless restaurants, ranging from a food court, coffee shop and fine dining. We ate in the coffee shop and the food was actually quite good.
Overall, I really liked the MGM and would stay again if the price was right.
From journal Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, Nevada
August 1, 2008