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"Pretend" Suites vs Real Suites at MGM Grand

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by nostresshere, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We have stayed in at least a dozen hotels in Vegas, and about the same number of suites. Sadly, some of those suites are really just larger rooms. To us, a suite has a separate door to the bedroom. Like the Salone Suite at Bellagio, or the lower level suites at NYNY.

    Anyways, we have a nice offer for a suite at MGM Grand, tickets and $300 in food.

    Since we have never stayed there (even in a regular room), what "pretend" suites do they offer that we should try NOT to end up in?

    Though we are NOIR and a pretty decent ADT, I know we are not gonna get the high-end suites, but we need to at least know what to avoid.
     
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    The King and Spa Suites are not really 2 rooms. It's divided by a desk and TV.
    The one bedroom suite is a real suite with a dividing wall and closing door. The City suite is pretty real but I don't think there is an actual door to the different rooms.
     
  3. mike_m235

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    The spa suite isn't a suite, but it's my favorite 'non-suite' suite. It's definitely one room, but it has a huge bathroom and the one room is sort of divided by a shelf at the foot of the bed -- the shelf holds a TV that rotates so you can see it from bed or from the sofa on the other side.

    The whole room is sort of long and narrow, and while like I said, it's all one room, it kind of feels almost like two.

    Anyway, I like it.
     
  4. buomalley

    buomalley Tourist

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    The following are "Real" suites:

    Tower One Bedroom Suite
    Penthouse City View Suite
    Skyline Marquee Suite ... 2 Bedrooms
    Skyline Terrace Suite ... Bedroom Upstairs
     
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    unlike the B that just has the Salone suite at the lower level, most of MGM's lower end suites are not 2 rooms. they're big enough to be 2 rooms, they just didn't put a door. you have to get into the higher end to get a door.
     
  6. Kickin

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    We are booked in one of the "pretend" suites next week, the executive king. But I plan to call housekeeping and see if they can bring up a door.
     
  7. Kimsa70

    Kimsa70 High-Roller

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    If you get a Spa Suite, make sure you do not get put in the wing that has the rooms ending in 000 - 140.

    If you get on a lower floor, the Spa Suite rooms on the right side of that floor overlook the dumpsters/garbage area, and they empty bottles every morning from 3:45 - 4:30 am and then run some sort of garbage compactor from 4:30 am - 5:30am. I was on floor 25 or 26, I think, and could hear all the garbage activity. :(

    I had the City View Suite on 2 occasions, ending in 003, and while the view is not great (I could see the Stratosphere and some other hotel), the room felt like two rooms. There may be City View Suites with better views than the wing I always end up being put in (000 - 140). That's why I no longer book at MGM - no guarantees of not ending up in that wing again.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Love it! Just LOVE IT!

    Though I was looking forward to our first visit to MGM, I am having some second thoughts now. I am sure I can get

    Salone Suite or better at Bellagio (much prefer casino, eats there)
    Real suite at Mirage
    True suite at MB, or at TheHotel - thinking about going back there.

    Hmmmm....
     
  9. dean_1492

    dean_1492 High-Roller

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    nostresshere you are a big enough player they should give you a nice suite, like a mansion, or a penthouse suite, just ask, then you can rate them. lol
     
  10. heatherlovesvegas

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    Yea, the Executive suites are just larger rooms, they do have a living room, but aren't really separated.

    I also second the make sure you ask for a decent view.. my parents were in an executive suite and had a really ugly view of the roof on like the 5th floor..
     
  11. mike_m235

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    Just remember that the Mirage suite, which is the low end suite at the Mirage and equivalent pricewise to the low end MGM suites, is also not a real suite. It's got two bathrooms and it's a long, narrow room that's kind of divided, but it's pretty much set up the same way as the Spa Suite in the MGM.

    I personally like it and it has a ton of room, but it's not a suite.
     
  12. Nittany1

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    The Tower One Bedroom is the lowest priced "real suite".
    They are usually reasonably priced and have a large living room.
    They are on the lower floors ,I think below the 10th floor.
    Unfortunately they are located at the end of the loooong hallways.
    If you don't mind the walk they are not a bad option.

    The City View Suites are more expensive and are L shaped buy no door for the bedroom.They are located right off the elevator so a short walk.
     
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