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MGM Grand - which rooms good , which bad?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by ru2on, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. ru2on

    ru2on Tourist

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    Grrrr finally decided (thanks for helping with all the input) on The Aria and then husband sends me an email to say he found an awesome motel with a fridge and a microwave (food is very important to him :-O
    And a fantastic view of the Bellagio fountain )

    So does The Aria beat the Vdara ..( and its microwave & fridge)

    Fountain View room includes resort fees & charges $636
    Includes $150. Resort Credit
     
  2. kel3420

    kel3420 VIP Whale

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    I know people that love Vdara. I haven't stayed there. It's a nonsmoking and no casino hotel and I both smoke and want to be able to go from an elevator to the casino easily. Lol
     
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    Vdara is a sister building to Aria. Similar room design with addition of kitchenettes in some rooms.

    No casino and very limited dining options.

    If you plan to gamble much and see yourself doing a lot of back-and-forth to the room, it'll be a pain in the ass. Otherwise I see the allure of the fridge and microwave.
     
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    You can call to clarify about the resort credit, but usually it's good at all Mlife properties.

    As for Vdara vs. Aria, I prefer the standard room at Vdara because of the fridge. Very comparable in quality. Like Chuck mentioned, you won't have a casino right when you get off the elevator, but you have the perk of being only a 5 minute walk away from Bellagio's casino and Aria's casino. Cosmo is also 5-ish minutes away as well.
     
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    How does Mirage factor in for pricing and/or resort credit? It has a lot of dining options, is way smaller than MGM. Definitely not as fancy as Aria of course, but solid. And would give you the option of redeeming MV rewards that require a stay.

    Any hotel in Vegas can provide the 45 (OR LONGER) minute check in depending on time of day & occupancy levels. My first trip was split between Sahara (1 hour to check in) & MGM (1.5 hours to check in). No hotel is exempt from the 'line' issue really.
     
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    Haven't stayed at Vdara either. Heard it is quieter as it is farther away from the action. I don't think you can go wrong with either one as they are both on the higher end of the scale. While fridge and micro is nice, this is your first trip to Vegas, so I would stick with my first comment and stay at Aria. Just make sure your husband doesn't touch anything in the mini fridge as you will get a shock in the bill when you check out.
     
  7. spicole

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    Out of those three I believe Aria wins, hands down. I have stayed at all three. There is no way the "run of the house" at Bellagio is better than Aria. (I think it is a different story if you want to pony up more for a Premier Fountain View room at Bellagio but that is not the case here.)

    I personally would avoid the "City Studio" room at Cosmo. The minimum room I would select at Cosmo would be the Terrace Studio.
     
  8. Gomar

    Gomar Low-Roller

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    What is "good" and what is "bad" is subjective, and based on budget.
    I booked MGM for Oct. $1069, includes 4 nights+air fare both ways for 2. So, am I going to bitch about what room, where, no!
    I take it as it is; I am there to do Vegas not watch HDTV, swim in the pool, or get a "massage" by a Korean lady.
     
  9. kel3420

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    Well aren't you a bright light of sunshine Gomar. Lol
     
  10. insin

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    If you HAD to stay at MGM in Grand King room, then you could ask for a 4th floor room as close as they can get you to the elevators.....
    The elevator is easy to get to and is in a very quiet area just past a high limit room.
    This elevator's first stop is the 4th floor, which is spa level.
     
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