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A very brief return trip

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ken2v, Apr 18, 2006.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    My Trip Report

    MGM Grand ... the noisiest hotel in Vegas? Beats Monte Carlo at this point. Relatively worn furnishings, no hot water in the shower but scalding out of the sink, good customer service following a front-desk eff up with our two rooms; did I mention noisy? And why do I bother with the free barffet coupies? Uck. Give me real food and I'll gladly pay for it, like that killer value-priced experience at Roberta's.

    However, Shadow Creek is muy muy bueno. :thumbsup:

    As for Avenue Q, good, but less than I thought it would be.
     
  2. sin

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    Rock on Ken! I'm taking it there was a lot of noise at MGM. Are the walls thin?
     
  3. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Since you said the furnishings were thin, I'm guessing (hoping!) you weren't in the tiny but recently refurbished West Wing??
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I was in the shower yesterday morn and could hear the neighbors carrying on, and hall noise was wicked-loud. I think it's a function of the age of the property and the clientele. Few hotels possess furnishings that aren't a little bunged up, but this stuff was tired, too.

    Forget the extra square-footage in the regular Grand Tower rooms, I'll take West Wing any time.
     
  5. xizor

    xizor Tourist

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    I totally agree ken2v - I stayed there at the end of March and not only could I hear the neighbors all night, I could smell it when they started smoking 420 (the whole hall smelled, actually).

    The other thing that bothered me - there was nobody restricting access to the elevators like most other hotels do. Please - at least pay someone to sit there and check for room keys. Even the Barbary Coast can afford that.

    But on the whole - yes very noisy throughout the property.
     
  6. arebomb

    arebomb Low-Roller

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    I stayed there about two years ago and I thought my grand tower rooms were really nice. Granted, the only other places I've stayed in Vegas were Trop (in the 80s), Dunes, Excalibur, and NY NY.
     
  7. Dean Martin

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    Ken...I'd love to hear more about Shadow Creek.... could someone that socres in the mid 90's enjoy it? Example: we have a beautiful course here in VA that has about 4 holes w/ 200+ carries over marsh & water and greens that look like the ocean in a hurricane...I've always "been" (I don't play it anymore:)) 10 over my HC on that course:( and it's not a fun day....
     
  8. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Yes, even high handicap players can get around. There are several forced carries but the distance is significantly shortened if playing on the appropriate tees.

    But it ain't cheap, of course, five bills plus you have to be an MGM Mirage guest, and access is limited to a handful of first/last tee slots M-Th.
     
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