Advantages 4/5 star, great price, good gambling and atmosphere
Disadvantages The Lion enclosure
The hotel in its present form was opened at the end of 1993. Most of the hotels in Las Vegas have a certain them that they like to promote through each of their casinos such at NY NY, Paris, The Venetian etc. The MGM in my opinion is not as heavily themed as the other hotels but follows along the lines of old Hollywood/California movies stars etc with the feature of the MGM lion and movie star photos in the bedrooms. When the MGM first opened it had a Wizard of Oz theme, the green outside meant to look like the Emerald city and various attractions in this mould.There is a big statue of the MGM lion (Leo) outside of the hotel in gold which is a really bold, imposing statue and looks great. Apparently the entrance of the hotel used to be reached through the mouth of a lion but Chinese gamblers found this to be bad luck and avoided the casino so the entrance was changed.
We booked our room in England through the MGM official website. It was very easy to navigate. We had to use a credit card and they took one nights deposit from us (the rest was paid on check out of the hotel) but this all went smoothly. We stayed for three nights, Fri, Sat, Sun (which are sometimes more expensive than a weekday) and it cost us $520, approximately £260 which in my opinion for a 4/5 star hotel is really good value.
The lobby had more than 20 people on reception so check in was quick and easy. The most impressive thing was the flower displays, all real and hundreds and hundreds of roses.One thing I do not like about the MGM is that is features a lion enclosure. It is much like an exhibit at the zoo, it has two lions who inhabit it (aparently they live in a ranch off the strip so are not there all the time) and inside is decorated with false rocks and lots of vegetation to make it look like the jungle. It is surrounded by clear walls and a clear ceiling so visitors can see the lions but the space is so so small that it can't be nice for the lions. Every time we walked past they just seemed to be lying there not doing anything and was quite sad to see.
Our rooms was nice and spacious. We had a queen bed that was big and the room was nice and clean.
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