On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I chose to stay at the New York, New York hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Upon arriving to the hotel, the first thing I noticed was just how close it was to the airport. The short cab ride was only about a 2 mile trip and cost around $5.00. We ended up getting to Vegas very early in the morning, at around 8:00am and I was unsure whether we'd be able to check into our room or not. The desk staff were wonderful and allowed us to check into our room immediately. We went to see our room and were delighted at how spacious it was considering previous reviews we'd read. We had a queen size bed, two side table and a small chair in addition to the tv and entertainment center. The room's decor was very "New York" art deco style and reminiscent of NY in the 30's. The bathroom was large with beautiful counters and fixtures. The best part of our room: we overlooked the backside of the roller coaster and could watch it zoom by without the noise!
After checking out our accomodations, we went to the explore the rest of the hotel. The casino area is set just like central park with park benches, indoor trees, and a blue sky. We found the shopping and eatery section to look just like a New York city sidewalk with shops lining the streets. The most interesting part was the Coney Island section with an arcade, Nathan's hotdogs, and the entrance to the roller coaster.
The best part about the New York, New York is the location. The hotel is situated right across the street from the MGM Grand and is accessible with a walkway. Next to MGM Grand is the M&M store and a food court for fast food. To the right of the hotel is Excalibur where you can catch the tram to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
All in all, the New York, New York was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely stay there again.