Staying at the MGM property is great not only because they have fantastic restaurants and shows but also because you can jump on the monorail which makes getting around easy. We’ve stayed at both the regular MGM and the Signature and we by far prefer the Signature.
From inside the MGM, the entrance to the Signature is at the very back near the food court, the monorail, and the doors to the pools. You need your room key to gain entrance into the Signature doors, and once you pass through those doors it’s like entering another world. Not only is the Signature smoke- free and thus smells great, but it’s also quiet and not crowded in the least. The indoor and air conditioned corridor to the hotel has moving walkways which get you to the lobby quickly and once there, it’s like being in an upscale condo building.
We had a junior suite on the 36th floor with a fantastic view of the strip and an actual balcony which is rare in Las Vegas. The room was exceptionally large with a king bed and an adjacent living area.
The bathroom had a glass enclosed shower, a separate tub, and a small TV near the sink. For some reason, we were never able to get hot water from the shower even though there was always hot water from the sink. Even after maintenance came to fix the issue, we could only get tepid water during our stay.
For such a nice and large room, I was surprised that storage was so inadequate. The closet had a safe in the center which took up most of the space leaving little room for our clothes and the top shelf had pillows and blankets so we couldn’t place anything there. Our only option was to squeeze most of our clothing in the nightstand drawers. And we had to shove our luggage in the small space behind the furniture by the window.
Room service was great, much better than the regular MGM. The prices are less expensive than if you were eating on the strip, the food is good, and the portions are large.
I loved the pool which is exclusive to guests staying at the Signature. It’s small and about 90% less crowded than the main MGM pools and a totally different scene. There weren’t any young, wild, any annoying college aged people but instead, there were adults, some families, and people looking to just relax. And since it wasn’t crowded, the pool service was friendly and quick. They check up on you as if you were at a restaurant. One day they were handing out free popsicles. You can order food that comes from the deli/cafe inside Tower 2 but you aren’t allowed to bring in any other food. I went to the main food court inside MGM and got some McDonalds, but they made me eat it outside the pool gates.
The gym was small and never had more than 3 people in there every time I stopped in. There’s tons of bottled water so anytime you want some, just walk in a help yourself. I did that every time I was on my way to the pool or wanted extra to put in my fridge.
There is a $20 a night resort fee that covers a few things: 1) A newspaper which you have to retrieve from the front desk if you want it 2) Internet access 3) A few bottled waters in your fridge 4) Gym access. I just thought of it like this-if you stay at a different property in Vegas, internet access alone is $15-20 a day, and a bottle of water can be $5, so as long as you use the internet and stop in the gym and grab a lot of bottled water, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.