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What's wrong with the MGM?

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What's wrong with the MGM?

I read another post here where someone named that as one place not to stay at, and a couple others agreed with him. I stayed at the Mirage last year, but with the deal MGM offered me, I was going to stay at the there this fall.

I just walked through the hotel/casino when I was there last, and it was huge, but seemed pretty nice. So please tell me what I obviously don't know, because a good deal is only important to me if it's a property I would enjoy.

Thanks.

alberta canada
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1. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

Do not listen to the negative comments about the MGM. Hubby and I just got back last Thursday. We stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Please note that we have been staying there off and on for the past 10 years. We always seem to go back.

We tried a couple of different hotels during the 10 yrs, but MGM remains our fave.

The rooms in the Grand Tower are great. They are very spacious and if you book one with a king bed, you get a sofa and coffee table, as well as two chairs and a desk/table. The bathroom is VERY BIG. You mentioned you stayed at the Mirage last year. You will find the MGM's bathroom to be at least 3 times the size of the Mirage's.

As for the size of the hotel, Yes, it is big. But what hotels in Vegas aren't? The pool(s) at the MGM are the best! There are 5 pools, two of which are adult only. There is also a lazy river. The restaurant choices offer a wide variety. We have eaten at La Fiamma and Emerils and both are exceptional. The Studio Cafe is open 24/7 and the food and service are both good.

For those who complain about the walking in the MGM, I have one word in response: LAZY!

Go, enjoy and Good Luck!

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I could shadow what Carla said. I love MGM. Have never had a bad experience there even once. You will notice a lot of the bad comments are about how big it is. I do not find the size an issue whatsoever. Lots to see and do, lots of people to watch, lots of choices for food, drink, bars, etc... The rooms are nice, bathrooms big, and pools awesome. I have stayed at other hotels and always come back to MGM if we have the opportunity. I like the location because it is close to NY NY where we spend a lot of time too. But hey, everoyne hads their opinions, you'd have to figure out your own.

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I'm also an MGM Grand fan. Have stayed there numerous times and love that there is tons of options for eating and entertainment. Room elevators are located right next to the lobby for convenience and MGM is one of the few hotels with a monorail station inside the property.

Yes, the place is big, but there are signs everywhere; after a few walkarounds, it's not an issue.

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4. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

I can sense S-Steve around the corner.....and it's not gonna be pretty.

Jersey
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Do not listen to the negative comments about the MGM.

I can never understand why someone would post a statement like that. That sort of defeats the whole purpose of the forum-to get different opinions from different people. Before choosing a hotel, show or restaurant I would listen to ALL the comments from as many people as possible-both positive and negative.

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6. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

Friends of mine just came back from a stay at MGM and loved it. They continue to go back there for the value they receive, the aggreable gambling and the accessibility to other places.

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7. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

spent a week at the mgm in june our sixth visit , hotel great ,staff go out of their way to help, no downside at all. cocktail waitresses aplenty. have stayed at other hotels but enjoy mgm best of all.

Medina, Ohio
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8. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

Thanks to all who replied. It was a big relief, as I really wanted to try MGM this time.

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9. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

We stayed there for our honeymoon in November and loved it as well.

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10. Re: What's wrong with the MGM?

I can't imagine what could be wrong with MGM. We've stayed there before and loved it, especially the rooms and how nice they were.