My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights, parking in the multi-story next door was free (opposed to using the valet parking) and the reception desk was the other side of the rooms wing, which due to the ongoing work being done, meant we had to walk even further to get to the lifts to the rooms. So not the best having to walk through the whole casino with all our suitcases and bags. Also the pools are also on the other end (near reception), so end up walking in your swimming gear all through the casino. But once we knew our way around was not such a problem, yes it was far but everything in Vegas is big! The room we got in the west wing was great, spacious and well equipped. On checking in they tried to offer us an upgrade to their new rooms for almost another $200 which we declined, seeing the room we got we were so glad we saved the money as the room was more than enough for our time there. The pool area was also great and we found that was the best place to be during the day in order to cope with the heat, as too hot to walk up and down the strip. There were plenty of pools, including a river with rings and plenty of chairs either in the sun or shade, so not very overcrowded. We even tried the WetRepuplic pool party, getting in for free as MGM guests. The only issue was that the cocktails and food by the pool were expensive, although we found most things like that expensive in Vegas generally.
The cirque du soleil show in MGM grand called KA was fantastic and highly recommended. We got the cheapest tickets on the back row which were perfect, as the theatre is not that big, so not worth spending more to be closer. We also got in to the Tabu club for free as guests, which was great night out playing great music, did get very crowded though. For breakfast we stuck to Starbucks, so avoided the $20/person buffet on offer. There was a really nice crepe and sushi restaurant as well.
The only downside on the service was that on check in, as it was our anniversary they offered us a bottle of champagne which failed to show up. On the last night we called up and requested it before going out, despite promising to send it within 5mins, had to call up twice and finally arrived about an hour later! If they are going to offer, they should really keep up their promise!
The hotel is in a great location on the stip, just opposite NewYork NewYork and easy to walk up and down to see the other hotels on the strip. If going when really hot like we did in Sept, I would recommend walking the strip at night, still hot and need to stop for water and AC breaks, but much better than walking there during the day. Also the strip looks much better at night with all the lights on.
I would also recommend visiting the shark reef in Mandalay bay and the secret garden in the Mirage to see dolphins, as well as white lions and snow tigers. Something different to do that just gamble and drink. Can also get a deal if book 3 activities, we made the mistake to book the CSI experience which was a waste of money and they had to email the participation certificate otherwise would charge to print it out!
MGM was a great resort, in a great location. Once all the works are finished I'm sure will be even better. I would definitely stay here again and would definitely go back to Vegas, yes it was expensive but what an experience!
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