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Mandalay Bay or MGM Grand (1 night only)

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by amanty, Sep 28, 2015.

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  1. amanty

    amanty Tourist

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    Straight up which do you prefer? Mandalay Bay or MGM Grand.

    My thoughts are to use a MyVegas reward, for a one night stay during the SEMA convention in November.

    Pro's/ Con's - give me what you've got!
     
  2. sunshine54

    sunshine54 Low-Roller

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    Hi.
    Do you like it a little more quiet? Use MB.
     
  3. Krh2o

    Krh2o MIA

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    Do you need to get to Sema that day? If so the monorail is at MGM. If you don't care about getting to SEMA I prefer MB a lot more then MGM.
     
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    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    For one night I'd go MGM... Much better location and easier to get around.
     
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    h0und10 Low-Roller

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    its against Myvegas policy to use a comp room for a convention.
     
  6. sr1972

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    Straight Up - Mandalay Bay by a long shot.

    The only thing I like in MGM is the Sports Book, which MB has a very nice SB as well.

    IMO, MB has many more and superior restaurant choices

    MGM is always way more crowded than MB, and for 1 night, I wouldn't want to be climbing over people to get around and/or to play a game
     
  7. amanty

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    Ill be traveling solo, this doesn't matter I suppose.

    Yes I will be attending SEMA. My thoughts were to get a 3-day monorail pass, so that I can hop on @ the convention center and explore if I want too.

    Looking at a map, I would agree. My buddy is staying at Circus Circus (He does every year) for cost, proximity to the convention center and the ability to park a trailer there.

    The convention is not at an MGM property.
    Per the VMB sticky, I was able to check both properties dates.

    MGM would be Thursday.
    http://www.mgmresorts.com/myVEGASdates/pdfs/MGMGrand/MGM%20Grand%20-%20MYVEG1.pdf

    MB would be Wednesday or Thursday.
    http://www.mgmresorts.com/myVEGASdates/pdfs/MandalayBay/MB%20-%20MYVEG1.pdf


    Good notes on the sports book. I need to lay down a bet for the Patriots to win the Super Bowl again!!


    Time to go create a pro/con list.
    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  8. amanty

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    Mandalay Bay vs. MGM Grand - Pros/ Cons
    1 night only - November 4th or 5th

    Mandalay Bay – PRO
    Deluxe Room
    Thursday availability
    Potential Delano upgrade @ check in with the $20 tip.
    Quieter.
    Free wifi.
    2 drink vouchers.
    Great pool. (So I’ve read.)

    Mandalay Bay – CON
    More expensive LP’s redemption than MGM.
    End of the strip.
    Too many recent bedbug reports on TripAdvisor.
    Further from monorail.


    MGM Grand – PRO
    Wednesday or Thursday availability.
    Connected to monorail.
    Cheaper LP’s redemption than MB.
    Closer to middle of strip.
    Bigger property – potential to be upgraded @ check in with the $20 tip.
    Free wifi.

    MGM Grand – CON
    West Wing King (Small, open concept bathroom, further from everything on property.)
    Crowded property.


    If it weren’t for the West Wing King I would book today. Am I over thinking this?
     
  9. amanty

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