RockVegas Does MGM Grand Las Vegas

Photos and review of Rocky's Deluxe Room at the MGM Grand Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster

MGM Grand Lobby

The lobby is round and enormous. The bell desk was to the right. Just to the left of that straight ahead was the registration desk. We didn't have to stop there. We already had our room keys courtesy of the MGM airport check-in. To the left of the registration desk was the show ticket desk and the concierge desk. As we walked through the lobby, there were several men and woman in red jackets walking around. We stopped one of them to find out how to get to the elevator. He was very polite and pointed us in the right direction.

MGM Grand Las Vegas North Grand Tower Hall

We headed up to the 16th floor of MGM Grand's North Grand Tower. We left the elevator and walked toward our hallway. It was extremely long. It reminded me of the hallways in The Shining. Our room was about 1/3 of the way down the hallway not too far from the elevators and the ice machine - very convenient.

MGM Grand Las Vegas Decor

The deluxe room was large, but kind of plain. There's no fridge (or minibar) in the MGM deluxe rooms. Fortunately, we planned ahead and got a cooler at a discount store on the way.

MGM Grand Las Vegas Bedroom

The king-size bed was extra comfortable and the bedding was very soft. Walls were adorned with classic photos of Jack Lemmon, Lucille Ball (striking an elegant Madonna-like pose in a glamorous Hollywood outfit) and Lou Diamond Phillips in a pinstriped suit.

They had the standard issue armoire with the 19" color TV (not pictured). [The Low rent TV is surprising considering MGM Grand's 'Hollywood' theme. One can only guess that the costs of upgrading a 10,000 room hotel is prohibitive. - Ed ]

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Comments & Discussion

MGM is a pretty good value as long as your not springing over $150/night for a standard 'deluxe'. Bathroom looks nicer than most of the joints out there - clean and well put together.

I'm a bit perplexed by the bed's headboard. It looks like a brick walkway, which doesn't exactly exude restful sleep to me. If anything, the room suffers from lack personality due to questionable design choices.

fyi - i think that oval shaped wall mirror is on sale at home depot if you order them by the gross.

There is no way that headboard is left over brick road from the Wizard of Oz theme it used to sport.

My oh my. I hadn't thought of that. Yikes.

FYI, MGM Grand rooms are due for a remodel in the next 18 months.

If you wanna go old school sometime, the El Cortez downtown is great.

I have always enjoyed my stays at MGM. It should be interesting to see what they do to the rooms. I have always found the decor at MGM to be very tastefully done.

As for the El Cortez We were there last Tuesday night ,for an adult beverage with Chuck, and I was suprised how much of the "dank" they had got rid of. It would likely be a decent budget choice in the future.

just needlessly backing up everyone's comments here. nice rooms, provided a nice rate. two annoyances, based on a recent visit - you are pinned way down on one end of the strip, if you care to prowl the strip. also the green lights from the inside of a room... sheesh, tone it down a bit!

I do enjoy staying at MGM. Service is good and they treat you right. As to the rooms...well the rooms in the North Tower are what I consider to be the lowest of the rooms available. Another factor, I find it much easier to get an upgrade at hotel check-in than at the airport. The $20 trick has gotten me upgraded to a bungalow suite each time I have tried it at hotel check-in. It hasn't worked at the airport.

As to the Tez, for a low rolling gambling visit, the tower rooms there as on a par with the Nug standard rooms. Anyway the casino at the Tez can be a blast for a bunch of low rollers out to have fun on a guys trip.

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