We stayed at the MGM Grand from 20th to 28th March 2013, my then Fiance and I were staying in Las Vegas to get married :)
We arrived and were blown away with the sheer size of the hotel, spectacular!! We arrived and didnt have long to wait checking in as we arrived late afternoon, we were greeted by a young chap called Jesse who checked us in, we were going to attempt the $20 tip trick but we were both nervous we would get knocked back, but turns out we didnt need to as Jesse looked up our reservation it waws already on the system for us to get an upgrade from a petite king to a grand king in the grand tower.
Once all checked in and we got to our room we were delighted with it, fantastic view looking over to The Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Tropicana and Excalibur and could see a little of New York New York. I was worried about how dark the room would be at night with all the lighting from the hotels as any light and I cannot sleep, the large window had both a sheer blind and a blackout blind which helped make the room super dark.
We only used the mini bar once as it was quite pricey and Jesse mentioned that the shelves were weighted so if you took something out and put it back would you be charged and wouold mean you would need to query it so we didnt bother about this as we werent in our room most of the time anyway.
We were in Las Vegas at a busy time of year as it was March Madness (basketball) and Spring Break, this didnt bother us at all just made everywhere crazy busy and basketball on every TV.
We got married at Little Church of the West on Friday 22nd March and when my new husband and I returned to our room after the ceremony and some drinks the maid had arranged lovely towel art (swans) and a heart of rose petals on the bed and after being back for a short while there was a knock at the door and it was room service, which we hadnt ordered. Turns out it was the hotel having sent us a bottle of fizz and huge chocolate covered strawberries, they were AMAZING!!
We did not realise the size of the hotel until the night we returned from our road trip to the Grand Canyon, upon our return we were shattered and didnt want to venture out far for dinner so we were trying to look on the internet for somewhere for a light snack, we managed to find a property map of the hotel which showed a whole other part of the hotel that we didnt not know about and had not come across called The District which has McDonalds, Hagen-Das, a Pizza Place etc also has the CSI Experience and Television City where if you want to waste a couple of hours before going to airport you can review new and existing TV programmes and will be given vouchers once finished.
MGM also has it own monorail station which is really good for getting about cause although the hotels look close together, cause they are so big its deceiving and can take time to walk between, there is vouchers in the little magazines in taxis etc where you can get a couple $'s off a 24 hour monorail pass and some times passes for a couple days.
We did have a slight mis-hap after checking out that we put our bags in storage at the hotel and went about our day to pass the time until our flight in the evening, one of our bags had went missing but after about 20 mins it was found and they apologised and took us to the front of the taxi queue, this didnt ruin our time here and wouldnt stop us going back we can appreciate that with 5000 rooms and it being a crazy busy month mistakes can happen.
All in all we will be returning to Las Vegas and wouldnt rule out staying at the MGM Grand again!!! Top Notch.
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