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MGM National Harbor

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by EllenB, May 17, 2017.

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  1. EllenB

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    My Trip Report

    Just got back from 5 days at MGM National Harbor - had a conference at the Gaylord but had a super rate (gold status with MLIFE) at MGM, they don't charge for parking, and well ... they have a casino so it was really a no brainer. I'm a slot player.

    First - I didn't have any issue with the spacing in between the machines. Yes, it was tight, but it was never an issue. Drink service is non-existent. However, they use clear solo cups in the food court area so we went and bought our own drinks and clear solo cups, lids, and straws. We would just go back to the room for refills and brought everything from Cabernet Sauvignon to rum and coke down without any of the staff ever batting an eye. Also, I can't complain, and I thought play was decent - I didn't lose any more or win any less than at any Vegas property.

    The rooms were really nice - the bathrooms are a bit strange with a pull curtain vs. door to the sink area and separate shower stall/toilet area. No bath tub.

    The employees were fantastic and I can't say enough about them. We even got a thank you note from our room attendant thanking us for tipping her and asking us to please let her know if we needed anything. Yes, you have that icky contingent that you know is pulling every penny out of their credit card advance, or spending their disability/welfare check - but they never bothered us, thank goodness.

    Definitely worth checking out - and if you are going in the next couple of months, please let me know via PM. I accidentally brought home a TITO I'd love to gift to someone since they won't cash it via mail and I'm 7 hours away...
     

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    Seriously - if you would like my TITO (over $25), and will be at MGM National Harbor soon, please let me know and I will mail it to you. Just message me with your address.
     
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    The TITO has been claimed! Best of luck to it's new owner.
     
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    Glad to hear a (semi) positive report on MGMNH. We've only been once and got spanked pretty good but we were only there 2 nights. I've had a lot of trips to Vegas where I didn't do well gambling the first 2,3 or even 4 nights and then everything turned on the next two nights (we usually go for 6 nights) .

    I thought the casino had a pretty nice layout and the restaurants were really nicer than I expected. The rooms to me were just "ok"....pretty std MGM. Our water pressure in the shower was literally non-existent....could barely rinse shampoo out of your hair. But...we usually stay at Wynncore in Vegas so we're pretty spoiled when it comes to a nice room. We play mostly VP and it was kind of weird how they have it all in the (I think it was) NE corner of the casino. It made it easy when you wanted to change machines but the playing in the exact same spot in the casino starts to get old after a while.
     
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    For my perspective I should have said that in Vegas I have stayed at Delano, Mandalay Bay, Wynn, and Palazzo. Next trip will be Aria in November.

    I agree on the water pressure - it was pathetic. However, we thought the beds were very comfortable, and were impressed by the amount of storage space (vs. Delano, which is actually my favorite). We also brought our own coffee maker since we drove - that's one carryover from Vegas they should get over and provide in the rooms.

    Because I was at a conference at the Gaylord, we didn't get to try any of the "big" restaurants because we went to vendor dinners. If the Jose Andres/Fish Maryland Fry Bar had been available more often during the week, I would have made that happen, but their days/hours were very limited. We did have lunch at Shake Shack, and the Bahn Mi place - the Bahn Mi was excellent. Shake Shack was what you would expect from Shake Shack.
     
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