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New York New York OR MGM Grand

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New York New York OR MGM Grand

Hi everyone

I will be booking Vegas at the weekend, I have narrowed the hotels down to New York New York and MGM Grand. Can anyone recommend which is the best hotel to stay in? I know they are both in similar location on the strip. I am clueless and cannot look at another hotel or I will crack up! HELP :)!

Thanks Emma

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1. Re: New York New York OR MGM Grand

Never stayed at either but I prefer NYNY to spend a day gambling and drinking. I've heard the pool at NYNY isn't the best were as mgm's is. Don't know if that bothers you. I like the casino and bars in NYNY ,better atmosphere in my opinion. Won't matter were you stay you'll still have a great time. All the best :-)

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They are both very nice hotels but the nod has to go to MGM Grand for their pool complex (if that is important to you) and their newly renovated rooms. The hotels are connected by an overpass so it is very easy to walk between the two of them. They both have very good restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining, MGM may have more fine dining restaurants.

You really can't go wrong with either one except if you will be visiting in the warmer weather and, in that case it is the MGM Grand hands down.

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These are not equal properties, and this should be reflected in the rates.

Pretty much EVERYTHING at MGM is nicer than at NYNY. The rooms are much larger, and were renovated a couple of years ago. The dining choices are among the best on the Strip, at all price levels. The pool at MGM is a very nice complex with multiple pools and a lazy river, while the pool at NYNY is one of the worst in a Strip hotel.

NYNY was built to be an economy hotel, and it fills that role nicely. But if the price difference isn't very great, I recommend upgrading to MGM.

Edited: 22 July 2014, 15:39
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MGM is much bigger and can be trickier to navigate and some of the rooms are a LONG walk from the elevator. If you choose MGM avoid the West Wing/Petite King rooms. They are very small, have a quirky bathroom that lacks privacy, and no view.

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Thank you everyone, I am leaning towards the MGM as I have a good deal and its only £100 (GBP) more than the NYNY.

Every hotel has so many amazing facilities, can you use the dining facilities and casinos in the other resorts. I want to to go into CP, the Paris hotel and go up the Eifell Tower, go into the Mirage, go into NYNY to use the rollercoaster / is this all possible?

Thanks Emma

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You can gamble in whatever casino and eat in whichever restaurant you like in any property. They're all chasing your dollars!

Public areas of hotels are open to anybody - only pools are restricted to guests only.

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I am going to Vegas for the first time in August. (26 days!!)

I booked the MGM Grand King room for the reasons mentioned above. Large and updated room compared to many comparable priced hotels (youtube has great user videos of rooms at most of the vegas hotels), excellent pool area (really, look at google earth), a ton of restaurant choices, monorail stops there if I choose to use it.

As for your other question, with the exception of the the pool areas - you can visit any restaurants, attractions and so on of any of the properties.

Cheers,

Jay

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Yes Emma, you can eat in any restaurant in any hotel or anywhere off the strip if you'd like, you are not limited to the restaurants in the hotel you are staying in.

Have a great trip.

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Also Emma, if your dates are flexible at all, Sunday - Thursday will be much cheaper than a weekend.

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Thank you all for your help! MGM it is! I can not wait!!!! We will have a budget of $500 a day for a couple, will this be enough? We will be visiting the grand canyon and i want to do a helicopter ride but this will be paid for before we go. Will $500 be enough? We aren't massive gamblers.

Thanks