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MGM Grand
Hotel Information        
Rooms: 5,044 including 751 Suites Room Pics: Yes Toll Free: 877-880-0880
Location: South Strip - Across from NY-NY Property Map: Yes Local: 702-891-7777
Date Opened: December 18, 1993        
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Casino Information  
Size: 156,023 Sq.Ft. Tables: 125
Machines: 2,590 Sports Book: Yes - 100 Seats-17 Windows
Video Poker and Slot Club Info Poker Room: Yes - 22 Tables

Total: 24
Craftsteak - Steak and SeafoodOnline Menu - Yes
Diego - MexicanOnline Menu - Yes
Fiamma Trattoria & Bar - ItalianOnline Menu - Yes
Joel Robuchon - FrenchOnline Menu - Yes
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - FrenchOnline Menu - Yes
Nobhill Tavern - Steak and SeafoodOnline Menu - Yes
Pearl - ChineseOnline Menu - Yes
Seablue - SeafoodOnline Menu - Yes
Shibuya - JapaneseOnline Menu - Yes
'wichcraft - Gournet Sandwiches Online Menu - Yes
Cabana Grill - Poolside Dining Online Menu - Yes
Emeril's - Creole/Cajun Online Menu - Yes
Grand Wok and Sushi Bar - Pan-Asian Online Menu - Yes
MGM Grand Buffet - Buffet Online Information
Rain Forest Cafe - Steak and Sandwiches Online Menu - Yes
Studio Cafe - Coffee Shop Online Menu - Yes
Wolfgang Puck Grill - Pizza & Sandwichs Online Menu - Yes
Haagen Dazs - Ice CreamOnline Menu - No
Mamma Ilardo's - PizzaOnline Menu - No
McDonald's - HanburgersOnline Menu - No
Nathan's - Hot DogsOnline Menu - No
Stage Deli - SandwichesOnline Menu - Yes
Starbucks x 3 - CoffeeOnline Menu - No
Studio Wok - ChineseOnline Menu - Yes
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Centrifuge - Live Entertainment
Crazy Horse Paris - Topless Revue
Hollywood Theater - Headline Entertainment
KA - Cirque du Soleil Show
Lion Habitat - Live Lion Display
MGM Grand Garden Arena - 15,000 Seats
Studio 54 - Nightclub
Tabu - Ultra Lounge
Wet Republic - Ultra Pool
Spa and Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Meeting Space: 380,000 Sq.Ft.
Monorail Station
Pool: 5 Pools including Lazy River and 3 Jacuzzis
Wedding Chapel

Review & Ratings
Review Date: April 2009

The last night of my recent trip was spent at MGM in a standard "Grand Tower" room. It was a single king room on the 20th floor looking towards the east, IE not the strip! The room has been "remodeled" since my last stay in a regular room in at MGM back in 2003 but definitely not up to the level of today's standards (still sporting the 20" tube TV!) The room is a decent sized, as its not terribly old, allowing for a couch instead of just a chair or two by the window. The bathroom is exactly the same as it was in 2003 and like the rest of the room, its bones are starting to show some age. Both of the faucets in the sink leaked onto the vanity, some of the tiles were a bit beat up, the heat/AC made noise occasionally and there were a couple of large stains on the carpet. Certainly nothing that was a dealbreaker but not 5-star accomodations by any means. Overall, the room wasn't terrible and definitely worth the $49 I paid for it but feels more and more dated with each new place that opens or remodels.

I have stayed at the MGM a few times in the past couple of years as I generally like the place from a resort standpoint. The casino is absolutely atrocious so I resign myself to playing elsewhere but for everything else, it serves its purpose well. For starters, aside from Mandalay Bay, I think it has the best pool in Vegas. It is enormous with a several pool areas and jacuzzis, a lazy river and a lagoon plus the "ultra-pool" Wet Republic, if that is your sort of thing. It has the greatest selection of restaurants from fast food to 5-star of any casino in town and the location, while not perfect, is still good enough to get out and about easily. Add in numerous shows, nightclubs and other entertainment options, it really is "Maximum Vegas" as their motto boldly states.

The MGM definitely is not for everyone however... As I stated previously, the gambling is about as poor as you can get. Fortunately, scant play like a $20 in a penny slot machine will generate offers like the one I stayed on. Also if you are looking for luxury, this is not the place for it. With 5000 rooms, they operate on volume not personal service. If you want to be waited on, Encore is just down the road. But if you are looking for a place with a half-decent room with plenty of action, a great pool and all the feel of a "Vegas" casino then MGM definitely fits the bill.

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