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The MGM Grand and its 120,000,000 rooms make it the biggest hotel in the universe. Ok so its not that big, but it is huge. The MGM Grand originally was located where Ballys is now, but shortly after the largest hotel fire ever killed tons of people, Kirk Kerkorian took the name and moved into a megaplex at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. The new MGM Grand hosts top notch entertainment, sporting events, concerts and more. We feel a bit lost inside of the place though - it reminds us of a giant shopping mall with a casino in the food court.

MGM Grand Cool Stuff:

VT's 2008 review of MGM Grand

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They have a Starbucks

The Real Deal on MGM Grand:

Buyer beware - all MGM Resorts properties charge the highest resort fees (nearly $40/night) plus a $10 per day fee to self-park your car. VegasTripping suggests you find alternate accommodations.
If you like children, shopping malls and monstrous structures then the MGM Grand is for you. The casino is crowded, huge and nearly impossible to walk through. Not one of our favorites.

However, they do offer Casino'ssage - a mobile masseuse who will come to your table and give you a massage for a nominal fee.

The Casino at MGM Grand

BlackJack, Roulette, Baccarat, PaiGow Tiles, PaiGow Poker, Craps, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, Casino War, Big Six, Keno, and slots from 1� to $500.

The Rooms at MGM Grand

The MGM Grand has the most rooms in all of Vegas - over 5,000. They have so many towers in there, it is easy to get lost. Prepare yourself for a nice long walk to your room, unless you get lucky (or complain-ey) and score a room close to the elevators. Massive. Rooms are done up with B&W portraits of movie stars from the golden age. Oh, right! MGM started out as a movie studio long before getting into the gaming business. Ms. Blur got Judy Garland watching over her on her last visit there. $139 - $259.

The Restaurants at MGM Grand

You won't starve should you be stranded here. MGM Grand has lured tons of celebrity chefs to come cook for you. See for yourself if it tastes as good as it looks on TV. Two Joel Robuchon joints (Joel Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon) TWO Michael Mina joints (Nob Hill Tavern and SeaBlue) Top Chef honcho Tom Colicchio's uber-yummy CraftSteak, Emeril Lagasse's Emeril's joint, plus Japanese cuisine at Shibuya, Canton/Shanghaiese cuisine at Pearl, traditional Mexican food at Diego and Italian at FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar.

For quick eats there is the belchtastic Rainforest Cafe, the sloppylicious Stage Deli (get the pastrami!) 'wichcraft for sammitches, Cabana Grille and the MGM Grand Buffet. There are about 5 other restaurants we havent even mentioned - lots of options, food is great at MGM Grand, including the Nathan's Famous.

Reader Ratings & Reviews:

My Rating: 3 setzer posted on 23rd June 2016 :

It's big, and, well, it's big. The bars and casino are decent but approachable at the same time.

My Rating: 5 maxutilsperusd posted on 22nd April 2016 :

Venues: Garden Arena: Awesome, Hakkasan: Pretty Lame, Wet at Night: Very Cool
Rooms: Good
Design: Pretty Lame, dated and too large
Pool: Pool Complex: Awesome, Wet Republic: Very Cool
Food: Very Cool
Location: Lousy

My Rating: 5 krickhoff posted on 1st September 2015 :

Have numerous times in the past - it is Very large and rooms are decent. Many times can get good prices. The food and beverage selection is great...This is where I stayed for my first trip in 1995 - so it has sentimental value. But it not even close to the same place...thankfully!

My Rating: 5 jthm242 posted on 28th July 2015 :

Had a great and relaxing stay. We had an offer for 3 nights on the Stay Well floor, and they were nice, the uber dark drapes were a plus, and it was nice being able to get unlimited water down stairs in the check in offices.

My Rating: 5 416er posted on 17th July 2015 :

Stayed here 5 or 6 times now, the last being May 2015. Rooms are fine and the housekeeping was good. Nothing really to complain about. I was demoted from Gold level with MLife in 2015 so that can mean long lines at check-in/out. Gaming is typical of most MGM properties. The pool area is certainly great. Being at the south end of the Strip so if you have a lot planned at venues centre to north Strip it can be a bit of a long haul. If you are cool being on that end of the Strip I would say its worth the stay as the price is usually pretty good.

My Rating: 6 GoldFather posted on 27th December 2014 :

The MGM Grand was amazing! I came during fight weekend and the whole casino was packed. So many amazing things to do. Spent a lot of time at Whiskey Down drinking cocktails and people watching. Definitely loved everything about MGM Grand.

My Rating: 4 Butler posted on 10th December 2014 :

Perhaps the casino is a bit too large, the west wing rooms a bit too small - but not by that much. It was a well-designed, comfortable room for its dimensions. L'Atelier discovery menu plus KA equals memorable evening.

My Rating: 5 BillDonovan posted on 29th May 2014 :

Offers everything. Always a good experience there.

My Rating: 4 Ricogreen posted on 1st February 2014 :

Greats rooms are usually available for a good price with a great collection of restaurants and bars.

My Rating: 6 jonikat posted on 9th December 2013 :

I had a wonderful experience here. The suite was amazing. I am wondering if you offer military discounts.

My Rating: 5 chrisrobbins1980 posted on 13th September 2012 :

Have stayed here 2x, enjoyed it both times. Pool complex is awesome, lots of eye candy.

My Rating: 6 nmccarty82 posted on 25th July 2012 :

One of my favorites. It's being renovated as we speak so it will get even better. One of the four main corners on the strip. Fun Fun Fun!. They even have ladies giving massages for gamblers at the tables. Drinks are always easy to get as well when gambling.

My Rating: 6 SalSagev posted on 7th January 2012 :

This Grand Ol' Dame popped my Vegas cherry. My jaw dropped as soon as I walked into the huge, gorgeous lobby and I have been coming back to Vegas twice a year ever since. Anxious to see the renovated rooms. Nice selection of restaurants. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House has never disappointed us. The deli near the sports book is a hidden gem. The casino is massive and offers something for everyone, including an old 25-cent mechanical horse race ... Classic!

My Rating: 5 VegasRebel10 posted on 30th December 2011 :

Great hotel, food, shows, and nightclubs all in one spot!

My Rating: 6 PMakster posted on 22nd December 2011 :

Good mid tier property. I always have a great time. The dining and entertainment are good. Looking forward what's going be like after their "Grand Renovation."

My Rating: 4 Trevelbond posted on 14th December 2011 :

I've never stayed here, but I've had better luck here than just about anywhere else.

My Rating: 4 Wrinklebottom posted on 14th October 2011 :

Great restaurants. The Mansion & Skylofts are also great if youre a highroller. Everything else is kinda so-so but maybe after the renovations the casino will feel more upscale.

My Rating: 6 tommyvegas posted on 6th September 2011 :

Love the location. Have stayed here several times and each time we reserve the Celebrity Spa Suite. Have never been disappointed.

My Rating: 5 VivaLasVegasBoy posted on 25th July 2011 :

The ultimate entertainment hotel in vegas. Great shows, great food, great party's and nice clean and spacious rooms.

My Rating: 4 vegasbiatch posted on 29th June 2011 :

too big

My Rating: 5 HedgedBettor posted on 11th June 2011 :

MGM Grand deserves the 5 dice for great food, a massive casino, great restaurants (regardless of where you stay, don't miss Craftsteak, aka Earth's Greatest Steakhouse), a great pool area (including Wet Republic, the original and best pool club) and okay rooms. But if you're willing/able to shell out for a Skyloft, take the express right up to 6 dice and beyond, cause the Skylofts are the most awesome rooms you will ever stay in (two words: POOL TABLE). I can't fathom paying up for a Wynn Salon Suite, which I'm sure is lovely but at the end of the day is just a big room in a fancy hotel, when you could do a Skyloft instead and get the multi-story area and the multiple sitting rooms and the amazing everything.

My Rating: 4 lebeaubg posted on 27th April 2011 :

Have stayed here more times than any other place on the strip. Their combination of affordable rates amenities and property makes it one of the best values on the strip. Yes, it is huge. Yes, there are a lot of people there. But you would be hard pressed to find a resort on the strip where you can get more bang for your buck. Plus, the revamped MLife player card seems to be a big improvement over their previous system.

My Rating: 6 cullen0013 posted on 31st January 2011 :

Love, love, love the casino at the MGM! Drink service is quick and friendly. Treat those girls right and they'll take excellent care of you. Cage personnel were pleasant and quick with a joke. Although Cirque isn't really my thing, I enjoyed Ka during my trip way back in good old 2005. The only complaint I have would be that the folks at the MGM have mastered the labyrinthine casino. You'll be dizzy by the time you find your way out! Although with the friendly staff and the luck at the tables, who would want to leave?

My Rating: 6 CWatts26 posted on 25th January 2011 :

First ever trip to Vegas stayed here. Had a Bungelow room suite and it was the best. Loved how big the casino, hotel, was.... and their sports book is great. Perfect location on the South of the strip, and what else is better than the sigma derby horse racing game. I've lost a fair share amount of quarter's there. 2-5 2-5 !

My Rating: 6 scottchompson posted on 30th November 2010 :

Late night poker with the DB's on a UFC fight night. Heaven.

My Rating: 5 StudiodeKadent posted on 28th September 2010 :

The MGM Grand has, literally, something for everybody. Take some of the best restaurants in Vegas, good value gaming conditions (Whiskey Down is like Club Prive or Carta Privada but at 1/4 to 1/2 of the price!), friendly pit crew, surprisingly fast drink waitresses, and shake it all up. Emerils, L'atelier de Joel Robouchon and Craftsteak are all very damn good. The place is massive and crowded and the renovation was sorely needed, but the property offers a hell of a lot of fun.

My Rating: 5 MiguelA posted on 18th September 2010 :

Stayed here in Jan 09. The room was nice and clean. The casino is also very nice. Staff is friendly as well. I'd stay here again if I didn't play so much on Harrah's Total Rewards now...

My Rating: 6 nk811 posted on 8th September 2010 :

Everytime I go to the MGM drunk which is at least twice a year, I ALWAYS GET LOST, and whats worse is I LOVE IT! Something about walking around there not knowing where I'm going just makes me feel good. Also get free drinks there without gambling. Cocktail waitresses always have too many drinks and sections SO BIG takes an hour for her to return, works out for me, just look for the LOST COCKTAIL WAITRESS!! I also love the LION out front.

My Rating: 5 jinx73 posted on 25th August 2010 :

MGM grows on me more as I stay at other resorts, there is just something being done right here and I can't put my finger on it, it's a huge mass of restaurants, casino floor, and entertainment, but somehow it all works.

The restaurant offerings are top notch and the casino floor is big enough for you to find an isolated spot if you want even as the clubs are fueling up and the floor has 10k people on it.

In many ways MGM is the Vegas that everyone markets, but like the Wizard of Oz once you stay here, it's easy to see behind the curtain and see that the marketing hype is just that, which lets you enjoy the place for what it is, and escape from the normal.

My Rating: 4 Misnomer posted on 17th August 2010 :

I won a monster $350 hand-pay jackpot on a Piggy Bankin' slot machine here, so this place will always hold fond memories for me. Plus, I got propositioned by a hooker who was wearing a mens Fruit of the Loom v-neck undershirt as her top. That was quite a night.

My Rating: 4 theROLA posted on 13th August 2010 :

Amazing restaurant selection. Kind of a pain to get from the casino to the rooms (lots of walking), but that is a minor detail. Good vibe.

My Rating: 5 adztheman posted on 8th August 2010 :

I think I finally have this place figured out..just follow the pattern of the carpet to where you need to be..worked for me anyway..
The MGM has some of the most helpful and pleasant staff members I've dealt with in Las Vegas..from checkout to storing bags, you get a smile and a "have a good trip home"..
Rooms are well appointed and very clean..casino is huge..I've not won more than a few dollars here..but there is decent video poker if you have the time to look for it..

My Rating: 5 twofours posted on 4th August 2010 :

Used to stay there a lot in the late 90's when the lion used to swallow up the asian tourists.Can't believe I use to order those big red jubilee bong drinks!Too much walking!

My Rating: 5 VegasSolo posted on 24th July 2010 :

While it skews a little too young for me (and there's a little too much walking here), I love the variety of restaurants, the large number of pools to choose from, and the lion habitat.

My Rating: 5 atdleft posted on 14th May 2010 :

This place really is grand... And sometimes it's great, while other times it's not. The Signature suites are AWESOME... But the standard rooms? Not so much. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon: AWESOME! Grand Wok and Sushi Bar? FAIL. Casino? Depends on which part you're gambling in.There's plenty of variety here. You'll probably find something you'll like at MGM Grand. I have. We just have to explore and learn.

My Rating: 6 MeltYrselfDown posted on 3rd May 2010 :

i don't care how old it is or that it takes me 10 mins to walk from one area to another (...walking never fucking killed anybody, and i'm used to it living in NYC)---this is one of the best all-around resorts in town. MGM FTW.

My Rating: 5 Andrewr11 posted on 19th February 2010 :

Best food in Vegas. Craftsteak, Robuchon, Fiamma....no problems here. Also a pretty friendly atmosphere.

My Rating: 4 manimal posted on 18th February 2010 :

Rooms need updating, can still be very expensive on busy weekends. Long walk to pool / spa

My Rating: 5 krazyk posted on 30th October 2009 :

Just stayed here to take advantage of a comp and I was curious to see what the rooms looked like. All I really did was drop the kids off, but the bed felt real comfortable and it didn't squeek when I jumped on the bed. This joint is huge but for a place soo big the casino seemed small. The pool is way the hell out in the back of the property. The green exterior light shines into the room at night.

My Rating: 5 beangurl posted on 27th July 2009 :

I prepared myself for a long wait at check-in, but was lucky enough to be only 15minutes and this was at 3pm. Stayed in the Celebrity Spa room, which we got for a steal. We had no problems with noise (thank goodness). The walk from the elevator was a trek, but not enough to get too pissed at. Room was clean and housekeeping always kept things nice. The ONLY problem was the stupid shower head. The water pressure was ridiculous, especially if you have princess and the pea skin, which I do. So I couldn't take long showers. The large jacuzzi made up for it :-)

My Rating: 3 cubs4eva posted on 1st July 2009 :

Stayed here about five years ago and had a room right next to a construction elevator. Very annoying. The Casino is pretty cool though.

My Rating: 5 bustagrimes posted on 5th June 2009 :

Stayed at the Signature at MGM for our honeymoon. It was the perfect romantic location and the room is still our favorite- ever. It was just far enough away to feel secluded but close enough to feel part of the MGM action. MGM is host to many of our favorite restaurants and our favorite show- KA.

My Rating: 4 rowezone54 posted on 3rd May 2009 :

Try downstairs Fat Tuesdays. My wife loves the $5 slots "Anything but a 6". She's had great luck there!

My Rating: 4 mrdoopey posted on 8th April 2009 :

So much room to move around in here, makes it seems less crowded than it actually is. Love the space!The Hollywood theatre is a great place to see a show by the way!

My Rating: 5 LeoNYC posted on 27th March 2009 :

The first one we never forget. MGM is a cool place... The casino is one of the best. It has everything. Plus, they have the SkyLofts - the best place to stay.

My Rating: 4 WebCodeMonkey posted on 25th March 2009 :

Way too many douchbags stay here.

My Rating: 5 mitchyT posted on 11th February 2009 :

Everything a person could want in a casino hotel. It takes itself too seriously in some areas but overall a lot of fun.

My Rating: 6 KirkKerkorian posted on 5th January 2009 :

What was for the longest time the largest resort in the world is still the most breathtaking resort on the East Strip.

My Rating: 3 MrEinSantaCruz posted on 1st January 2009 :

The Suites are nice and avoid the long walk to the regular rooms.

My Rating: 6 Tinski8D5 posted on 30th September 2008 :

A really great place to stay when they are having a fight there, stayed when me and my boyfriend saw Pavlik vs. Taylor.
Went back again and always have a great time, LOVED KA and Loved the Robuchon experience!

My Rating: 4 JustinCantWrite posted on 30th November 1999 :

As far as I know, this is the only place that still has the old horse racing machine. This place may be the only building I've ever been in that is too big for me, and I've been in the Pentagon.

My Rating: 5 Spyder posted on 30th November 1999 :

Great room (the West Wing), home of my fave steak house - Craftsteak, but wow it is long walk anywhere, thankfully they have carefully put bars where ever you may get thirsty.

My Rating: 3 hawaiianmark posted on 30th November 1999 :

Bigger than anything, cant find my arse from a hole in the ground here.
But still a must stop in at every trip.
Hell if I know why.

My Rating: 4 donnymac66 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Great big giant hotel. Best beds i've slept in. The bartenders at the Le Femme bar keep the cocktails flowing at an alarming rate.

My Rating: 4 jester122 posted on 30th November 1999 :

a little bit on the older side now. like if a beauty queen went from miss america to becoming a spokemodel at a textiles convention in peoria. rooms are showing their wear and tear. ridiculously long hallways. if money is no object get the skyloft. it's worth it. terrace suites aren't bad either, especially having an 800 sq ft balcony with a hot tub overlooking the strip. but when one is paying $1000 a night, one assumes that it would have updated elctronics. jus sayin'.

My Rating: 2 MitchellOfLife posted on 30th November 1999 :

I used to stay there when they had the kid's club. but they went so upscale and yet they have many gangs around. It's a pity. They have great food, an odd Cirque shows, and they have OK rooms. It's nothing special, but I've stayed there almost every time.

My Rating: 5 RockVegas posted on 30th November 1999 :

Big and friendly. Nice big clean room. Friendly staff. Awesome stay.

My Rating: 4 vrs1650 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Nice place to stay,

My Rating: 5 canadiancrapshooter posted on 30th November 1999 :

They call it the Green Monster for the reason. This bitch is huge!

My Rating: 2 mongo posted on 30th November 1999 :

Great Big Casino. You can get lost here. I can think of worse fates than being lost in a big casino.

My Rating: 6 DirectorB posted on 30th November 1999 :

It is a great hotel, I have been staying here since 2005 and I am going to keep on going.

My Rating: 5 BCCableGuy posted on 30th November 1999 :

This place is on my list because of the sheer size of her. I always get a confidence boost while walking through this labyrinth because my friends can't believe I know where I'm going. The rooms could use an update, or at least the one I had during CES 09 needed one.

My Rating: 4 bobtiki posted on 30th November 1999 :

It's a big green monster, but I love the art deco statues and other touches inside. Too bad it's taken a turn for the trendy in recent years, plopping a new sports book and waiters-dance-on-the-tables club in the middle of what used to be a tastefully-decorated gambling hall. Still, the newer East Wing suites are decked out in a retro 60s modern style that I warmed to after a while. If only they weren't a nautical mile from any entrance or exit.

My Rating: 4 cheerioh posted on 30th November 1999 :

i don't hate this place like some, though i hate feeling marooned all the way out that end. mostly not worth it, though i seem to stop in on most trips...

My Rating: 5 bigpopajd3 posted on 30th November 1999 :

Always fun!!! Always stay in a Celebrity Suite. Great clubs and a great place to people watch!! got to see the police there in '07

My Rating: 5 JHewitt posted on 30th November 1999 :

Fantastic place to hide nobody can find you its so big. But it is really nice.