MGM Grand

218 Reviews
(877) 880-0880
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV89148
58% got a Vegas Hotel Deal
MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas

MGM Grand Review Highlights

Recent Hotel Deals & Upgrades

Recent Room Upgrades: 100% 1/1
All Time Upgrades: 58% 117/201

Room Upgrade Reports

ChmeeeeTDI
07/16/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to    from  Regular Room 

I just recently returned from spending 4 nights at the MGM. I checked it at the airport, and made sure to put the $20 visible underneath the card. When I asked about the upgrade, she didn’t look at the bill, I’m pretty sure she didn’t even notice it. She said flat no to an upgrade, and no to a strip view.

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ChmeeeeTDI
07/16/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Regular Room /w View  from  Regular Room 

After getting to the room, I went back downstairs to give it one more try. I put the $20 out and asked about the upgrade. He started working away at the computer, but then once he saw how much I was paying ($69.99/night), said that there was no way I could get an upgrade because I had the casino rate. He said he hadn’t ever seen a rate that low. I asked about the strip view and he said that there were none available. Then he noticed the $20. He asked if that was for him, I said it was. Then he took that, looked back to his computer and started typing away. He still couldn’t give me a suite, but he did get me a 22nd floor room overlooking NY NY, Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay. For 4 nights, that was worth it to me.

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vegasdiscounts
07/14/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to    from  Regular Room 

On a marketing deal for $50 plus some comps. Turned out to be a fightnight Sat the 15th. also my birthday. The $20 bucks cost me about 10 minutes of typing and phone calls. Then talking to Marketing. I was told my rate for $60, $120, and $60 was aleady consideraly low. Nothing could be done for a fight weekend or with my play. I let the chick keep the $20 for her efforts. Then about an hour later, in the room, a knock on the door. Champagne, and strawberries compliments of the hotel, and a gift basket from my host, with a bottle of Wild Turkey 101, my favorite and some snacks and a neat card. Thanks MGM for taking my money, and me enjoying it.

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SimonLvr
07/06/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Regular Room /w View  from  Regular Room 

Stayed at MGM on June 29th & 30th. Went up to a young lady and slipped her my CC and ID with the $20 visible in between and asked her if there were any complimentary upgrades. She quickly smiled and said “No, I’m sorry.” She took my CC and ID, and gave me back my $20 saying “Here, this is yours.” So I’m pretty much embarassed at this point and just wait till she pulls up my room. She tells me she has a room with a view for me, so I thanked her and tipped her $5 for her effort anyways. The room had an OK view.. it was a view of the city area, not the strip.. so yea. But anyways..I’ll try it again next time!

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IAHAWK01
06/18/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite  from  Regular Room 

Arrived at the Vas Vegas airport on June 18th for 4 days at about 3 pm. Checked in at MGM Desk at the airport. Flashed my $20, and asked if he had any complimentary upgrades. The guy just smiled and nodded. Upgraded us from basic room to a Suite, with a strip view, and close to the elevator.

I was traveling with two other couples, all three of us staying at MGM, and all got upgraded to Suites by the same clerk. All tipped him $20.

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Laura011982
06/13/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Celebrity Spa Suite  from  Regular Room 

I slipped the $20 under the credit card and got the 26th floor in a celebrity spa suite free of charge! We ended up paying the $59 for 1 night and $69 for the other 2 nights thanks to the SLM048 promo code.

However… a few things that irritated us: room service carts were constantly left outside of the room. One was there all three days we were! Ick! The doors under the sink at the wetbar didnt shut. Its like they were hung on the hinges incorrectly. Closet doors didnt open or close easily. Oh, and we think a maid stole a $100 giftcard out of my luggage (that was IN the closet). Spoke to head of security before we left and was told “sorry, nothing we can do.” Called today and spoke to several people and got the same answer. Oh, I can file a report, but it will take 8-10 weeks and I was told “you have to call them. They WONT call you.” So, yeah…

Overall, positive experience, but I think we will stay elsewhere from now on.

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showmeabargain
06/11/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Suite  from  Regular Room 

Just got back from Vegas…..2 nites @ MGM, booked the 69 per nite deal (club players deal) with 25 food credit and 2 free bar drinks. Slipped the guy @ check in a 20 & asked if any upgrades were available, he smiled and said, “I like your style, I;m sure I can find you something.” We got a suite with a sitting room and huge bathroom, and wet bar. He acted like this was his first tip! Great room, great hotel, great time in Vegas. Saw the Fab Four show and “O”. Both WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

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brad98
06/11/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Celebrity Spa Suite  from  Standard Room 

$20 trick worked for me, stayed at the MGM Grand from the 11th till the 17th of June (6 nights). Checked in at the airport, asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available with the $20 under the credit card showing on the table.

Got upgrade to the Celebrity Spa Suite, which was about 3 times a big as a standard room with a huge bathroom.

$20 was well worth it for the room.

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jstu
05/17/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Hollywood Suite  from  Standard Room 

Just got back from the MGM with 2 other couples.

I was able to upgrade to a Hollywood Suite with the $20 trick for $5/night ($20 trick plus $20 for the 4 nights)….not a bad deal to upgrade from a standard grand tower room.

My brother in law tried too, was not having much luck (he was in line next to me) until he mentioned that my girl was putting me in a Hollywood Suite, and then my girl proceeded to help him find a room for my brother in law. He upgraded to a Marquee Suite for $40/night. Not sure how good a deal that was, but it was for 4 nights, and the room is usually $700-1200/night.

The last couple checked in the following night, and with $20 were upgraded to a Hollywood Suite for just the $20.

3 for 3 at the MGM, not bad….it made a believer out of me.

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LockedOut
05/14/2006
Tipped:  $20 Upgraded to  Celebrity Spa Suite  from  Standard Room 

On 5/14/06 at MGM front desk was upgraded from a standard room ($60 promo rate)to a Celeb. Suite (jacuzzi) and strip view by using the $20 trick.

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