MGM Grand Las Vegas - The VegasTripping Review 2008

Photos and Video of MGM Grand Las Vegas' Standard Rooms

Posted by Chuckmonster

MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel Room Review 2008

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.

MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel Room Review -  23321With 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.

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Comments & Discussion

The only room I've ever stayed in at MGM was a bungalow suite and that thing was pretty pimp. The bathroom in it was huge.
You're room didn't look to bad, but the lamps not working would've made me mad. Nothing like sitting in a dark room. They're in need of a re-vamp though and the permanent marker on the wall outside was just tacky.

Coupla years ago me and the significant other stayed in a West Wing room, and WOW!! Best bed I've been on, shower big enuff for two (or three, or four) big flat screen tv, not an armoire in site and really clean, all the time. The only problem was the hallway, it felt like a mile from our room (Strip side) to the elevators. Plus you had to go thru the tile, then the regular carpet then the hallway got dark, mirrored and kinda creepy. I'd stay there again tho, great service and a great pool too!!!

Same type of problems for me last trip. Stayed in a West wing room, with 2 out of 4 lights not working. In addition, the remote control for the TV had bad batteries, which I just stole the batteries from the bathroom remote. Someone still needs to tell me what the fascination is with a tv in your bathroom mirror. But anyway, also found socks in the dresser drawer, maybe there are some footware elves that steal from tourists and redeposit them after the maids are gone for the day.

MGM has some of the most comfortable beds on the strip.

I have to disagree with you guys on this aspect of the review. I loved the beds so much I actually called down & tried to find out exactly what mattress they use.

In retrospect now as I stumbled across this review. I have to add, I hold every bed in Vegas up to the awesomeness of the West Wing bed.

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