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MGM Grand Towers Question

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MGM Grand Towers Question

Will be staying at this hotel in 2 weeks for 4 nites.Can somebody please tell me about the layout .We are staying in a grand tower room ,but i believe there are 4 different towers.So which is the best located tower with respect to a view of the strip,proximity to the casino floor and to the pool area.How important is it to get a room close to the elevators ,as from what i read,the walk is long to certain rooms.

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1. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

The West Wing is the furthest from the pool, closest to the Strip. They are all king beds, all showers, no tubs. The rooms are smaller than the Grand Towers, and the windows are small and hard to see out of. As for the three GT wings, they are all accessible from the same elevator lobby off the casino, so there's not one closer than the other. I'd say that the north wing or south with a western view has the best Strip views. I don't like to be too close to the 'vators because it can tend to get a little noisy then. If you ask for something less than 10 doorways in, you should be OK. It is a very big property, but that's part of what I like about it. I wish I were going in two weeks!!!

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2. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

Here's the Casino map. Just d/l the PDF:

www.mgmgrand.com/tools/maps-direction.aspx

The front part of the hotel is the West Wing. The Terrace Suites run down the sloped front up to the center. The Towers are the 3 remaining towers that point south, north, and east to the rear of the hotel.

I've only stayed in a Tower room once, and can't remember the view. Others may help here. As a guess I'd say the north Tower can give you views of MC and NYNY on the strip side. South, Excalibur views on Strip views..... east should give you airport and back of the PH and Paris. Just a guess here.

If you're in the east tower, check the picture of the hotel. It's a huge hotel. If you're lucky enough to overlook the monorail, you could have a long walk. ( I actually had this walk once!)

If you're an in shape hockey dad, you should have no problem! lol

Enjoy your stay!

Loveland, Colorado
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3. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

There is a map on the MGM website that will probably be helpful to you. The map also shows you all of the restaurants including the fast food or quick eats places.

I stayed there once, can't remember which tower. Unfortunately we got a room that was probably only a few rooms from the very end of the hallway. My goodness - what a haul (pardon the pun).

It is a massive hotel, however they have signage everywhere to help with directions.

I'm sure you'll have a great time. Their pool is supposed to be fabulous and the casino has a great vibe.

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4. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

Thanks for the quick replies.I was in vegas 2 years ago and stayed at the Aladdin[now ph] and i did not enjoy that hotel.We visited many of the other hotels at that time,and i really liked the mgm as it had the "vegas vibe";lots of people,lots of life ,and people all over the place.A fabulous pool also.I ate at wolfgang pucks restaurant and can't wait to have the steak and blue chees entree again.Lots of action at the bj tables,and if i am going to lose,i might as well have fun doing it.Going to Celine Dion show ,but would rather spend those $$$ at the bj tables,but i gotta make the wife happy also.

What other of the restaurants are worth the $$$ at the mgm,or for that matter,any of the other hotels;looking for fish/meat dinners.

The misses also wants to see a comedy show;any suggestions?

Are the nightclubs worth the time and money,and if so,which ones are recommeneded?

Thanks a lot everyone

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5. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

I'm there in 2 days. Watch for my reviews of Grand Wok and Emerils at MGM. I also like Wolfgang Pucks there. My fav in all of Vegas is the Palm, between Caesars and the Forum shops. Maybe a good choice before Celine.

Comedy:

Lots of good ones, but the only one I saw and really liked a lot was Rita Rudner. No bad language (Though that doesn't bother me) and she was hilarious!

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6. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

Well, I'm a low roller when it comes to all the good eats at the MGM. The buffet, food court or 24 hour cafe serve all my needs! There is a steakhouse there called Craftsteak that always smells good, at least! The comedy show across the walkway at the Trop has gotten good reviews here (I believe it's called the Comedy Stop) as has Mac King at Harrah's. Neither one will break the bank, either. Being from Toronto, I'm sure you've heard of Second City, and they have a Vegas show at the Flamingo. No Dan Aykroyds out of there yet, though.

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To follow up on Strip's comment...

CraftSteak was just in this month's Playboy review of top ten steak houses in the U.S. (Have no idea of who was qualified to judge!)

Craftsteak came in at number 6!

I've never eaten there, because of price. (Website says $95 per person average)

But they must have done something right!

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And we're all supposed to believe that Lowrance just reads Playboy for the restaurant reviews. Uhuh. Sure. FYI, the judge was a 19 year old named Cindee who hates rude people, loves water-skiing and taking long walks with her boyfriend. Her goal is to be on American Idol and eventually make the jump into movies. 5'9", 36-24-36.

That had better be one fine piece of meat for those prices (talking about Craftsteak again, folks.)

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Lmaoooooooo....you sicko! (It's what I like about you!)

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10. Re: MGM Grand Towers Question

Hockeydad,

We love the MGM. It's size intimidates a lot of people, but like some have written, the signage is good, and you get your bearings pretty quickly. The pool area is awesome, especially the lazy river. Grab a tube (be warned though, they rent them to you for about $20 and you can't bring your own) get a beverage (try a firecracker!) and float away. It is the longest lazy river in town and takes about 15 minutes to leave the bar and float around back to it.

As far as the restaurants go, Craftsteak is excellant, but I still prefer Prime at Bellagio. Emeril's is very good. We were not crazy about Diego's, but we only ate there once, so maybe it was just an off night.

As far as the towers go, we usually try to get a room closer to the elevators; otherwise the walk can be a long one. The West Wing used to be the Emerald Tower, which housed MGM's bargin rooms. They were smaller and much more basic than the Grand Tower rooms. It was actually part of an existing hotel (the Marina I think) that they incorporated into the MGM. I think the West Wing was MGM's first attempt to create a THE HOTEL @ Mandalay kind of experience. The rooms are nicer now, but still small and the walk is still long!

Anyway, the MGM has a lot to offer and based on what you get, for what you pay, it is one of the best hotel values in Vegas. Have a great time and keep those firecrackers coming (I think they might have changed the name, but if you ask for a firecracker, they will know what you want)