Our Weekend at Park MGM Las Vegas

Over Labor Day weekend, Adam and I went out to Las Vegas for a quick getaway. Today, we're sharing the details from our stay at Park MGM Las Vegas (upon talking to them after we booked our reservation, they upgraded our suite and gave us with a dining credit in exchange for sharing our trip on the blog!) 

Earlier this summer, when Adam and I saw an advertisement on Facebook for bus tickets from Phoenix to Las Vegas for under $5.00, we started planning our affordable-but-luxurious weekend trip to Las Vegas.

We knew we wanted to keep our travel budget under a few hundred dollars but we also wanted to stay in one of the larger hotels on the strip, so we began investigating which hotels would best suit our needs for our long weekend travel plans. Some of the larger and more well-known hotels on the strip were immediately out of the picture since they can cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars per night on a weekend, but one hotel that we did find that had a reasonable overnight fee was Park MGM. 

We booked 2 nights at Park MGM for $300 including taxes and resort fees with a Saturday check-in. After booking our reservation and making our deposit on our hotel room, I contacted their reservations department to ask them if they had any suggestions for me for our trip. After disclosing our blog, they invited us to partner with them and feature details of our trip here on the blog as well as upgrading us to a Nighthawk Suite and inviting us to dine at Primrose with them. Today, we're sharing the details from our travel experiences and our honest review in exchange for our suite upgrade and our Primrose dining credit for the weekend. 

Park MGM provided us with a dining credit to redeem at their restaurant, Primrose, and we made a lunch reservation at Primrose so that we could enjoy a variety of the different plates that they offer. 

At Primrose, we ordered their fried chicken Proven├žal, Cobb salad, filet mignon and frites, short rib ciabatta, fries, and an assortment of fruit. 

We enjoyed at least a couple of bites of everything we ordered to get a taste of their menu. Honestly, we enjoyed everything we had, but ultimately, only one plate was just not as exceptionally good as the others and that was the Cobb salad; it was beautiful, fresh, and packed with a variety of vegetables, but we both agreed that it did not have enough salad dressing and we also didn't think that the salad dressing they paired with it was the right choice. It was an absolutely beautiful-looking salad, but when we visit Primrose again in the future, we would probably not order the Cobb salad again. That said, it was still a good salad, but it did not live up to the high standards of all of the other dishes we tried which were all exceptionally well-seasoned! We both really enjoyed our filets and they were very well-seasoned, the fried chicken Proven├žal served with a grilled lemon was a wonderful surprise that we thoroughly enjoyed, and our favorite plate from our meal was the short rib ciabatta. 

The short rib ciabatta at Primrose was light and not dripping with oil, and it was also extremely flavorful and had the fall-off-the-bone texture we love about short rib. The mix of cole slaw and peppers was a delicious, juxtaposing texture we enjoyed on the sandwich to give it a bit of a crunch, and the aioli sauce they used was to-die for! Our sandwich was our favorite because it was so flavorful and had a refinement to it since it had great texture and it was not greasy like you would expect a short rib sandwich to be. We will definitely return to Primrose on our next trip to Las Vegas, and we will definitely be ordering their short rib ciabatta again!

During our lunch, we sat outside on the patio that resembled a European-inspired bistro garden that was covered by rustic-yet-modern awning with lanterns. The overall vibe of the outdoor patio at Primrose is a effortless mix of elegance and romance with a relaxed atmosphere that doesn't make you feel like it's too stuffy to sit there and relax. The inside dining room at Primrose was also elegant, but we preferred to sit outside since we felt like there was more space out there. 

Our Nighthawk Suite that they upgraded us to was stylish, modern, and had one of the most comfortable hotel room beds we have ever slept on! The room itself was very quiet and we never heard anyone else in the room next to us, which was a nice surprise since we expected to hear neighboring people partying into the night in the hotel (which was our experience during our last stay in Las Vegas at a different hotel a few years ago). 

Perhaps our favorite thing about our hotel room apart from the super comfortable bed was the personalized gift that they left in our room! Someone working on the marketing/PR team with Park MGM must have looked up our social media and blog and read into it, because they left us a very personalized gift based off of something that we talked about months ago--we both associate ourselves with two characters on Riverdale, and they left each of us a gift with a picture of our  favorite characters along with some cute socks and a travel-inspired book. We thought that it was a nice personal touch to our overall hotel room experience! 

Overall, we had a wonderful weekend at Park MGM while we were staying in Las Vegas, and if the rates for their rooms remained around the same price and were still relatively affordable, we would absolutely come back to visit. It was a very quiet hotel for being right on the strip, and we never felt like we were unable to get rest in the middle of the night due to anyone around us or outside the hotel partying and enjoying the nightlife. We both slept very comfortably, and I cannot deny that the combination of the mattress, pillows, and the bed sheets were the most comfortable out of any hotel I have ever stayed at!

Some of the lack of accommodations that more expensive hotels may have compared to what Park MGM was lacking include some of the minor conveniences that many luxury hotels often have. What we think Park MGM could do better would be including a coffee machine in our hotel room, and also improve the quality of their hotel room toiletries (i.e. there were no cotton balls or cotton swabs for when I was doing my make up and doing my skincare routine, and they provided cheaply made shampoos and soaps that were made with SLS). 

We also wondered if the nightly rates were lower than expected due to the construction happening around/outside of the resort. Although it did not bother us that they were working on the building and had lumber/construction sites blocked off around the area, we imagine that some people may find it off-putting. I will note, however, that we never heard any construction site sounds and it only came to mind when we were leaving or coming back to the hotel after walking around the strip. 

Our biggest takeaway from the resort is if you are looking for a more affordable hotel right on the strip that also feels luxurious, we certainly recommend Park MGM! 

The decor from the front lobby right when you walk in gives you an overwhelming sense of luxury, and the smooth check-in process with the automated check-in kiosks allows you to check in quickly and get right to your room with little to no waiting. Also, the faint smell of the fresh flowers throughout the lobby and coming into the lobby at Primrose was such a touch of elegance!

You really do get to experience the luxe life of staying in a nicer hotel conveniently right on the strip at Park MGM, and it's right next to other casinos and hotels and only a short 10-15 minutes walk from most of the other major attractions on the strip you would most likely want to see. 

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Thank you to Park MGM and MGM Resorts International for upgrading our accommodations and providing us with a dining credit in exchange for sharing our genuine experiences at the resort.


  1. It is great that you had such a comfortable room and hotel to enjoy your stay. The food there looked so good and such a variety.

  2. I have always enjoyed the MGM Resorts when I travel. Perfect for a weekend getaway or even an extended vacation. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  3. You can tell through the photos and review that it's a very high quality hotel. I'm loving all the plants and green spread throughout. I'd love to stay there one day!

  4. What a beautiful place to stay. The food looks so delicious too!

  5. What a lovely getaway. That was so nice they upgraded your room and meal. Everything looks great.

  6. What a nice getaway. Good food, a great place to lay your head and some time away from hectic work life really can make these times a lot sweeter.

  7. What a lovely little getaway that looks like! The property, the food...It all looks so fab!

  8. Oh, wow! It looks like you guys had a great time in Las Vegas! It's one place I've always wanted to visit. Maybe I'll finally save up enough pennies to go for my 40th birthday :)

    Louise x

  9. The MGM Grand looks like an awesome place to stay! The food is mouthwatering and it's a nice touch on that Jughead and Betty photo

  10. This looks like such an amazing hotel! When I get back to Las Vegas I'll definitely check this out.


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