3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South // Las Vegas Strip » map
|Rating:||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆|
|Pricing:||$ $ $ $ $|
|Deposit:||First night charge plus tax|
|Resort Fee:||$35.84/day plus $10/day parking fee|
|Nearby:||New York-New York
|Comp Club:||M Life|
|Drink Service:||Slow but steady|
|Deals:||13 deals for MGM Grand|
MGM Grand - The Real Deal :
Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
If you like children, shopping malls and monstrous structures then the MGM Grand is for you. The casino is crowded, huge and nearly impossible to walk through. Not one of our favorites.
However, they do offer Casino'ssage - a mobile masseuse who will come to your table and give you a massage for a nominal fee.
Location of MGM Grand:
The MGM is down at the south end of The Strip. Another one of those casinos that take forever to get to from the street. You can cruise over to New York New York, Excalibur or the Luxor (using the nifty street bridges). Or simply hop on the monorail to visit Bally's (and neighbors) or all the way out to the Hilton and Convention Center.
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Cool Stuff About MGM Grand:
MGM Grand History
The MGM Grand and its 120,000,000 rooms make it the biggest hotel in the universe. Ok so its not that big, but it is huge. The MGM Grand originally was located where Ballys is now, but shortly after the largest hotel fire ever killed tons of people, Kirk Kerkorian took the name and moved into a megaplex at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. The new MGM Grand hosts top notch entertainment, sporting events, concerts and more. We feel a bit lost inside of the place though - it reminds us of a giant shopping mall with a casino in the food court.
The Rooms at MGM Grand
The MGM Grand has the most rooms in all of Vegas - over 5,000. They have so many towers in there, it is easy to get lost. Prepare yourself for a nice long walk to your room, unless you get lucky (or complain-ey) and score a room close to the elevators. Massive. Rooms are done up with B&W portraits of movie stars from the golden age. Oh, right! MGM started out as a movie studio long before getting into the gaming business. Ms. Blur got Judy Garland watching over her on her last visit there. $139 - $259.
Restaurants at MGM Grand
You won't starve should you be stranded here. MGM Grand has lured tons of celebrity chefs to come cook for you. See for yourself if it tastes as good as it looks on TV. Two Joel Robuchon joints (Joel Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon) TWO Michael Mina joints (Nob Hill Tavern and SeaBlue) Top Chef honcho Tom Colicchio's uber-yummy CraftSteak, Emeril Lagasse's Emeril's joint, plus Japanese cuisine at Shibuya, Canton/Shanghaiese cuisine at Pearl, traditional Mexican food at Diego and Italian at FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar.
For quick eats there is the belchtastic Rainforest Cafe, the sloppylicious Stage Deli (get the pastrami!) 'wichcraft for sammitches, Cabana Grille and the MGM Grand Buffet. There are about 5 other restaurants we havent even mentioned - lots of options, food is great at MGM Grand, including the Nathan's Famous.
MGM Grand Tips
As much as we dislike caged animals, we can't resist the Lion Habitat. When there are lion cubs, photo ops are available. One day we plan to try this to cop a feel. As far as big name performances, MGM Grand Garden Arena always books the biggest and best acts, from AC/DC to ZZ Top to big name comedians and the occasional fisticuffs.