MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
What We Love
- The sheer ostentatiousness of it all: dozens of bars and restaurants, five swimming pools, even its own sports arena
- Stay Well rooms, which come with HEPA filters, hypoallergenic linens, and a vitamin C infuser in the shower, as well as a dedicated TV channel with a message from Deepak Chopra
- The Hollywood movie memorabilia, a nod to the hotel’s historical association with MGM Studios
- The lazy river ride that’s part of the massive pools complex
What To Know
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- This is one of the world’s three biggest hotels
- Joël Robuchon has two restaurants here: the eponymous Joël Robuchon has three Michelin stars, but the Atelier is more affordable
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
It would be possible to spend full weeks at the MGM Grand without ever stepping off the grounds. The complex has its own comedy club, its own arena, a retro-style barbershop, and even hosts regular performances by Cirque du Soleil and Madonna. There’s everything you could want to eat or drink, from Starbucks to Hakkasan. A 2012 refresh renovated the casino floor and 3,500 of the rooms, which now feature tech-y touches like remote-control window shades. It also brought in better signage for the hotel’s “neighborhoods” – yes, it’s that big – which makes it easier to navigate your way around the many restaurants, night clubs, slot machines, and swimming pools. The experience is noisy, glittery, and all-encompassing – much like Vegas herself.
In the Area
The MGM is right on The Strip, Las Vegas’ hotel-and-casino thronged main street. From here, it’s an easy walk to the Luxor, New York-New York, the Bellagio, or any of the other casinos. Designer shops are also within a few minutes of the MGM – try the Shoppes at the Palazzo, the upscale collection at the Venetian, for brands like Prada, Jimmy Choo, and an enormous Barney’s. In search for a little culture (and a break from the tables)? Head to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, which hosts a series of temporary exhibits coordinated with some of the best museums in the world. Kitschy, charming Fremont Street, home to retro casinos like the Golden Nugget, is a 15-minute cab ride away.
How to Get There
Fantastic trip. 1 week stay at MGM Grand, never a dull moment in Vegas. Go watch a hockey game if you can, what an experience that is. Tip - to get status do everything at an MGM property and charge it to your room. Lots of food options and shopping available.
We've been traveling to Vegas for over 20 years and have stayed here several times in the past but this stay was a bust. We had received a complimentary stay offer and it was the worst room we have ever stayed in from any of the resorts on the strip. We stayed in the West Wing, on the first floor...I didn't even think they had rooms on the first floor. The hallway leading to our room was extremely dark and the ceiling was so low I could touch it. The room was tiny and dark and the carpet looked like it was from the 1970's. Besides the room, the overall appearance of the resort needs an upgrade. Carpets look worn, lighting is bad and unfortunately the staff doesn't seem to care if you stay or go. Skip this property!
I find it very basic and average. Not worth the money I spent. I have been to many othe big resorts and hotels but this was most unsatisfactory. Part of my vaccation was ruined by it. One of the staff member helped but others were rude. I dis no find anything extraordinary except the location.
This is a great place to stay! Many of the staff have been employees of MGM for years and their loyalty creates a great atmosphere. As large as the place is it feels friendly because the employees speak and acknowledge guests. This is not always the way but every time I passed an employee they looked at me and spoke!
A few weeks ago, we set out on what we decided would become an annual trip for us, watching The Super Bowl at The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. It started out a bit shaky, with me feeling under the weather from a cold, or so I thought. I figured I'd sleep it off some on the plane, and muddle through. Though I was able to eat once there, I felt lousy, so after gambling a bit, I went to our room, which was great, as usual. I wound up watching The Game from the bed in my room. Later, I spent all night fighting fits of coughing. The next morning, my wife looked at me and informed me we were going home. This is where the MGM stepped up. The Concierge service; front desk and anyone else with whom we dealt could not have been nicer. assisting us above and beyond the basic, boilerplate, check-offs. They actually cared. We got home...shortest trip to Vegas for us...I am now under my doc's care, and on the mend, and we will make another trek there later this year, maybe even more than one.
One other thing. As we are frequent visitors, we have a decent rating on their Players Club, MLife. As it's nice and helps, anyone with whom we spoke was great, first. Then later would say, "Oh, you're such-and-such" level. In other words, yes, rank has its privileges, but it was not the motivator for them. Taking care of a guest who was in need was. Can't ask for more than that.
Oh yeah, the little time I felt well enough to eat or gamble, the food at the Buffet and Avenue Cafe was great, as always, and I won on some slots; lost on others. That's Vegas.
That said, I would like to cite the staff of their VIP Services, especially Shaina Golden and her boss, Heidi Johnson. They were all Aces.