Vegas Knockout: Courtyard by MGM Signature

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(17) The Westin vs (16) The Signature at MGM Grand 

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I’ve stayed at the Skylofts and the Signature at MGM Grand but never the MGM Grand itself. The MGM Grand is one of the largest hotels in the world so its no wonder there are multiple properties located within this hotel.

The Signature is three prominent towers to the rear of the main hotel that serve both as a resort and as an apartment condominium for business professionals. Both the Westin and the Signature are located off the strip but, for me, it feels like the Signature is more isolated even though it is directly connected to the MGM Grand via a never ending moving walkway.

When I stayed at the Signature, I had a two bedroom balcony suite with more than enough space for a whole bachelor party to crash and a balcony that was stupidly big. As had been the case with all hotels in the Knockout Bracket, the quality of the room may make a Vegas hotel good but it doesn’t automatically make it great.

Instead, my bracket relies on a totality of the circumstances test to determine whether a hotel should move on:

1. The Location: Why didn’t I stay at the MGM Grand proper?

2. The Fun: Why didn’t I stay at the MGM Grand proper?

3. The Sportsbook: Id. 

4. The Luxury: The rooms are typical luxury that you would find in any overbuilt condo community: granite counters, marble floors, whirlpool bathtub etc. Snooze.

5. The Value: For the size of the room, the value is great especially if you are bringing all your buddies with you for a special occasion.

6. The Food: Id at 2. 

Overall, the Signature at MGM Grand is nothing more than a glorified Courtyard by Marriott that happens to be located in the backdrop of the MGM Grand. The hotel was not built to service people like myself but for those who want to be an arm’s length away from the mega MGM resort while getting away from the riff raff of Vegas.

If the lack of pizzazz of this post had you dozing off then the Signature is also not right for you. If you were intrigued by the post, then I thank you for paying attention.

But now it’s time to say goodbye, to Signature and all its friends.

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