MGM Grand Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2008
Photos and Video of MGM Grand Las Vegas' Standard Rooms
The City of Entertainment. The Green Monster. One of two resorts whose name has been on two different buildings in two different locations. The only resort where tourists trekkers need to set up a base camp somewhere between the parking garage and all points within - or risk their demise. The second youngest (and second oldest) of the quartet of casinos which anchor the Tropicana/Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. A resort which has had more identity changes and logos than Cher has had lovers.
Yes... it's the MGM Grand Las Vegas, monolith of the south Strip.
With a staggering 5044 rooms to choose from, the luck of the draw and a generous benefactor helped land the keys to room 23321 in our hands. I can't really go into the nitty gritty details of room rates, booking process, registration desk service because we had nothing to do with any of it. Not only did we not pay for the room, we didn't even check in to the hotel. We were given the room number and the keys via a complicated and very secret transaction that had absolutely nothing to do with MGM Grand employees. How about that for a mystery!
With the room being a freebie and the knowledge that these room designs are short lived - we got an email a week or so ago from a reader who promised to send photos of one of the 'testing phase' room redesigns they stayed in - this review isn't going to be as detailed as some of our other ones. If you are planning on staying at MGM Grand in the next year or so, you'll probably get one of these Deluxe Standard rooms so it will be helpful in the short term.
That doesn't mean we're not going to point out housekeeping missteps, broken light fixtures OR the missing "3" on the room number placard AND it's valiant replacement attempt by a Sharpie toting employee with an almost serif typeface. Speaking of type face - the door and wall plates don't match. The door is sans serif (helvetica) and the wall plate is serif (compare the bottom of the "1"s in each to see the difference).
Enough of that stuff... let's check this joint out.