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Review of MGM Grand Las Vegas

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Lion statue outside MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas

Lion statue outside MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas

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One of the largest hotels in the world, the MGM Grand dominates the corner it takes up, with a huge gold lion and gigantic video screens outside. One of the largest hotels in the world with over 5,000 guest rooms, the MGM Grand is like a city within itself. Guest rooms and suites are in four 30-story towers, with over 700 Hollywood-inspired suites. Restaurants include the Rainforest Cafe and Hollywood Brown Derby. Check in at the MGM Grand desk at the airport to save time. Take a photo tour of MGM Grand Hotel Casino

MGM Grand Hotel Casino: Restaurants

I would definitely recommend skipping the buffet lunch the day you decide on dinner at Nobhill Tavern. You'll need room for at least a few of the tempting choices on the menu, including the popular Maine Lobster Pot Pie, the Truffle Mac & Cheese (worth a visit just for that one), and the amazing Seafood Cioppino (with crispy, buttery salmon and other seafood cooked individually, then assembled into the soup). The surroundings are chic and casual, with mellow classic rock playing low; it's a good, laid-back date place that will nonetheless impress.

Jo?l Robuchon's eponymous French restaurant was my choice for the following night. This is the first fine dining restaurant Jo?l Robuchon has opened in the United States, and it has already earned unique honors: it's the first and only 3 Star Michelin Guide winner in Las Vegas, and it has earned the Mobil 5 Star award. When I was seated at a corner booth in the small but ornate dining room, I couldn't help but feel like I was dining again at Le Dali restaurant at Le Meurice in Paris.

MGM Grand Hotel Casino: Activities and Amenities

The huge gold lion outside, flanked by enormous and colorful video screens, the live lions inside, and unique restaurants like the Rainforest Caf? will amaze kids. The Grand Pool Complex at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has five swimming pools, three hot tubs, a lazy river and a waterfall, but hours are limited and not all pools are open at all times. (Check the hotel's web site for dates and operating hours.) Private cabanas, available for daily rentals, have 20" TVs, refrigerators with drinks, fruit and nuts, and complimentary raft rentals.

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MGM Grand Hotel Casino is located on the south end of the Strip, on the Las Vegas Monorail line.
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 USA
Phone: (702) 891-7777; Reservations: (877) 880-0880
Email: mgmres@lv.mgmgrand.com
Web site: MGM Grand Hotel Casino
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