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Mandalay Bay or MGM?

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Chicago, Illinois
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Mandalay Bay or MGM?

If you had to choose between the two, which one would you prefer?

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1. Re: Mandalay Bay or MGM?

MGM. great rooms, a better location and more things to do.

Frisco, Texas
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I think Mandalay is a nicer place overall, but it is a trek from there to the rest of the strip if you are adverse to walking a bit. If you choose MGM, beware of the "upgrade" to the signature rooms. Nice rooms, but puts you in a spot where you have a long trek to get to the strip.

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I would love an upgrade to Signature, I would book MGM if I thought that would happen

but standard rooms are much better at Mandy. So is the buffet. Both have good pools

The free tram takes you from Mandy to near the MGM

Los Gatos...
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This is a personal choice for me. MGM

Mandalay Bay is a very nice hotel, rates well, has a great wave pool and pool area, and has my favorite show, MamaMia. I just don't care, personally, for the 2 hotels close by.

Yes they do have a free tram to take you to the corner of Excalibur, then foot bridges across the street to NYNY, then MGM.

MGM also has a great pool area. Many good dining choices. I, too, thought the buffet was just average here. But I like the location much better. I like riding the monorail, and it starts at the MGM and drops me behind Ballys or IP.

MGM is the second largest hotel in the world. Some people can't seem to navigate the floor plan, and don't like it. I've never had a problem, and it's one of the reasons I like it. Also be advised because it's so big, hallways can be very long. Maybe request a room close to the elevators.

I'm sure whichever you choose, you'll like it. Both are very good hotels.

CA
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Mandalay Bay

new jersey
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i too am deciding between these two. I need the bigger room (more privacy) as i will be traveling w/ 2 teens. I don't mind walking or tramming it. my criteria are separate bedroom, great pool area (we will be there in Aug.)'

MGM (what's the difference between a regular suite there and the signature)

TheHotel at Mandalay bay.

thanks

Boston
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It would be easier to advise you if you told us something about who is traveling and when. What I would choose for myself isn't necessarily what I would recommend for you.

Fargo, ND
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I've stayed at both and I liked MB a little better. We got a newly renovated room and it was much better than the MGM's standard room. The bathrooms are huge at MB. The pools are a push, both some of the best in Vegas. Common space IMO goes to MB as well, just seemed a little more upscale. Finally, the casino at MGM is bigger, but the casino as MB is less crowded. IMO, MGM has a much better "vibe". I don't smoke and hate the smell, and I thought that MB passed my "smell test" with flying colors, while MGM passes but with a C.

Hope this helps.

Acton, Canada
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MB just because of the pool.

new jersey
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10. Re: Mandalay Bay or MGM?

i was leaning toward Mandalay Bay, and you guys gave me that extra shove. thanks, Mandalay bay it is!