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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by llc, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. llc

    llc Tourist

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    I have been sitting here looking at the MGM satellite view on Google maps. Does ANY of the MGM face the Strip? Or mostly Tropicana Blvd? When I zoom in I see the two connected towers on the Strip. Is that where the newly updated rooms are? Just trying to get an idea before I arrive on Sunday. :beer:
     
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    Theres a strip entrance for sure used it many times last week( gets you in by the rainforest café)
     
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    The rooms I have stayed in this past year have been renovated.. I think both times i was on the 22nd floor. I think the main tower is shaped like a plus sign (+) where one leg runs parallel to the strip and the other to Tropicana. Both trips i stayed on the leg that runs parallel with the strip on the north side. One trip i was facing the strip and the other time facing the airport runway side. I'm not sure if all the rooms on the tower have been renovated though. When I stayed back in October 2011 i was parallel to the strip again but on the south side and that room wasn't renovated but that was also earlier in their renovations. Then there is the west wing tower which i have not stayed in but i beleive those rooms were renovated a few years back and not with this recent construction and those rooms are smaller).
    The new rooms are very clean, the beds are extremely comfy in the renovated rooms and they all have new flat screen tvs.
    Enjoy your trip!!!!
     
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    The room I was in last week was a remodeled room. You will access your room via one of the elevators by the lobby which is not by the strip
     
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    Thanks for all of the replies.
     
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    I believe most of their King rooms are now all renovated.
     
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    All of the Tower rooms are remodeled. I think the West Wing rooms are too, but I wouldn't stay there if at all possible. Roughly half of the Tower rooms will have a strip view, but remember that roughly half of those look south, so about all you will see is Mandalay/Luxor/Excal and Trop.
     
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    So we should NOT use airport check-in and try the $20 trick for a strip view?
     
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    I don't know about airport check-in, but I would be more concerned with getting a Grand Tower room than a strip view...I made the mistake last time of focusing on the strip view, and sure enough the clerk came through...I had one of those tiny West Wing rooms, and yes, technically, I could see the strip through my tiny window.

    Let me see if I can find what I posted here after my August trip.
     
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    Here are some of my quotes (most of which was directed towards the renovations at that time):

     
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    Well we had a Grand King with view room reserved. But then a poster here pm'ed me with the suggestion and promo code to upgrade to the Executive King Suite. When I called to change the room, the rep just told me that they would not be able to guarantee us a view. Should we try the $20 trick to upgrade from the Executive King Suite? Or just be happy with what we have?
     
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    NO...just the opposite...our best $20 trick was from the airport check in station....the LATER you check in the better odds I have found of a upgrade.
     
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    So they actually have live persons, not a computer or something, at the airport? Our flight lands at 12:30 I believe.
     
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    I havent seen the king suite but i did stay in the 2 x queen bed suite (so im assuming its relatively the same) and it was really nice. In my opinion i would definately take the suite over the standard room. You have a nice sectional couch with a second tv and all the extra room to sprawl out all your junk.

    Plus the bathroom is alot nicer. You get a large stand alone shower as well as a seperate tub(its probably gonna be a standard tub... i think you need to spend a little more $ on a nicer suite to get a jacuzzi tub) . In the regular rooms you only get a standard tub. You also get a big countertop with 2 sinks.

    I would definately say the benefits of having a suite upgrade outweigh the guaranteed strip view. Worst case if you are facing the east, you get to watch planes land a the airport every few minutes and i believe you also get a nice view of the mountains.
     
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    Thanks!!!:beer:
     
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    A decent amount face the strip, but with 5000 rooms, a lot don't.
     
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    YES...usually 3 workers behind the counter.
     
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    I just stayed at MGM a week ago in an Executive King suite. Our flight got in at 12:30 PM on Sat afternoon Dec. 8th. There was no waiting at all to use the airport check in so I tried it. I tipped $20 and asked for a high floor. He looked for a strip view but said that it was a busy weekend with the NFR in town. We got the 24th floor with a view facing east so we could see the mountains and Hard Rock off in the distance.
    The room was very nice and big. Comfy bed, loved the separate tub & shower, the sectional sofa was nice too.
     
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    I tend to stay on east coast time, so from an east-facing room I will sometimes see a glorious sunrise over the mountains, which I don't see from my ground-floor apartment back home.
     
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