Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
MGM Mirage [MGG]
A Little About MGM Grand Las Vegas
With 5,005 guest rooms and 171,000 square feet of casino space, MGM Grand is the largest resort hotel in the world. Starting at the entrance under the marquee on the Northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, it's a good 20 minute walk from one end of the mammoth complex to the other. The casino features 165 table games including every game you can think of, 3,700 slots and video machines ranging from five cents to $500 per pull, poker, keno, and a 15,000 square foot race and sports book. The MGM Grand Buffet is rated among the best in Las Vegas, and sit-down dining options include restaurants designed by celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant features a Sunday champagne brunch that is hard to describe with mere words. MGM Grand also has an amusement park and is home to the recreated Studio 54 night club. There is a free monorail that connects MGM Grand to Bally's.
If there is any one thing to fault MGM Grand for, it's that many people find it to simply be too big. The initial experience of trying to find your way from one place to another (the main entrance to, say, the sports book, for instance) can be overwhelming. Making your way from your hotel room to Las Vegas Boulevard can take upwards of 10 minutes even if you don't get lost along the way. The directional signs that hang periodically from the ceiling throughout the complex are not really that big of a help. They also tend to shut down the outdoor parts of the amusement park at the first sign of cold weather (Cold weather in Las Vegas = 60° Fahrenheit).
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