So I decided to visit Vegas last week for the first time,and based on reviews,I booked the MGM Grand hotel. I'm not a complainer for the most part and fairly easy to please,but let's get right to it:
*HUGE Hotel-easy to meet people
*Room was nice aesthetically and bed was comfy (I stayed in a grand queen on the 17th floor)
* Housekeeping is quite thorough. Always stocked towels and tucked the [--] out of my bedsheets everyday.
*LOTS of food options on the property
*The convenience store near the elevators was a LIFE SAVER
*I arrived on Tuesday July 2 around 7pm at the hotel. Check-in was a breeze and I appreciated the courteous employee that checked us in.
*Huge parking garage. Almost too big. But my buddy rented a car and we found parking pretty easy each day (Something I learned today--ALL the hotels on the strip do free valet,regardless if you stay at that hotel or not. Would have been nice to know this before my trip lol)
* There is a walgreens,7-11, and small food court with a Subway,Sbarro,Wendy's,Del Taco and DQ less than 1/4 mile from the hotel. I ate at subway most of the week but the Walgreens has a nice selections of sandwiches and salads too. I was able to buy a gallon of water for 42 @ the walgreens and lugged it back to my room.
*Huge Hotel. Takes FOREVER to walk through. my friend and I were finally able to speedwalk through it at about 7 minutes after a couple days lol
* I didn't like the water pressure in my shower. Didn't have a hard stream.
*My room would get warm in the middle of the night,which made me uncomfortable and hard to sleep.
*Ice machine on my floor was out the majority of my stay (I was there July2-6)
*I knwo that i went for a holiday weekend and it waould be busy because of that but it was also UFC Fight week and I think some kind of dance competition was there. Kids and stage moms...EVERYWHERE. I'm a single 25 year old with no kids...on purpose. If i wante dto be around kids,I'd have some. (No that has nothing to do with the hotel,but I'm just saying)
*Far down the strip from the center. Not a crazy far walk,just not the most convenient when its blazing like hades outside.
*DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING YOU DO NOT PLAN ON BUYING! I was so gracious that the employee that checked us intold us that there is a $50 restocking fee if you pick something up and don't use it. (It has sensors and there's also a sign in the room) Fortunately we didn't pick up anything available in the room (never used the mini fridge or the water/nuts) but that mark-up is INSANE.
Overall,I wanted to stay somewhere where I could meet other people my age and relax. I enjoyed the casino (I'm no gambler but the Michael Jackson slot game was my BFF by the end of the week!!) Unfortunately,it was too hot to be day buzzed (day or night really) but I'm glad I tried the MGM. I'll probably try another hotel on my next visit but I'd stay here again. There was so much I didn't get to experience (Wet republic,Hakkasan nightclub and I never ate at any of the restaurants on property.) So I'll be back. Eventually
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.