Husband and I spent 5 nights at MGM Grand and this forum has been so valuable I'd like to contribute my account of our trip. I've really enjoyed the live reports lately, but just couldn't commit so here it is after the fact. Instead of a day by day, I'm going to divide it into categories throughout the week. Hopefully some will find the information useful.... MGM Grand Check In and Pool We LOVE MGM Grand. I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is our home base for most trips. We are low rollers and like to play craps so its proximity to Excalibur is key. Plus, our low rolling keeps getting us 3 night comped, plus $50 resort credit here regularly. Also, we are pool people so the pool complex and the lazy river here are hard to beat. Mobile Check In I'd never done it before and I decided to take our chances, but I was still worried we would end up on a low level room facing a wall. Figured worse case scenario I'd go to the check in desk to ask what else might be available. Plane landed at 10:10 am and as soon as I turned off airplane mode I got a notification saying our room was ready - 13th floor. High enough to see over the lower roof and we had a strip view! We were unpacked and at the pool with a margarita in hand by 11:45 MGM Pool No issues getting a chair and day of the week, but Lazy River prime seating took a little extra effort. Busiest on Sunday. Biggest complaint.....only one pool towel. Never had that happen before and really disappointing from a customer service perspective. Poolside Pod - $60 reserved in April when I was concerned about capacity limits. I almost booked for a second day at that time and really should have as prices skyrocketed to over $400 by the end of July! Ended up reserving 2 chairs for $75 each at the end of June. Had planned to cancel them, but we decided to splurge and that having a comfortable, dedicated spot on the lazy river was a luxury we were willing to pay for on our last full day. Food portions are generous and good! Nachos Chicken Tenders Burger - double patty - least favorite of the three Drinks are stupid expensive but we ordered them anyway I'm working on writing up craps and restaurant info....will try to get some more posted in the morning.