I had a few days with nothing on my plate and I needed to get out of the house. So yesterday, I headed up to MGM National Harbor for a one night stay. Here is a quasi-TR-slash-property review for anyone who’s interested (I’ll break this up into a few posts to make it easier to digest): The Hotel/Common Areas I have to say I was fairly impressed with this place. Everything seems to have been done well. There are plenty of neat pieces of art and sculptures to discover as well as some cool architectural features. And the lovely conservatory had so much natural light it would have made Steve Wynn more excited than the thought of groping a subordinate. I also liked my room much more than I thought I would. I had seen pictures and thought it looked like the typical, sterile MGM design. And at just over 400 sq ft, it is about 40% smaller than the rooms Vegas has spoiled me with lately. But it really does look much better in the flesh. And I think they did a masterful job of using the small space. In fact, this room probably has 50% more storage space than Cosmo’s 1 BR suites. Of course, in addition to clever use of space, they’ve also stolen a bunch of sq ft from the bathroom. It is tiny! For this single guy, that was a complete non-issue. But, I would imagine that couples attempting to get ready at the same time will be tripping over each other.