After 4 nights, we were checking out of Encore this morning. There was only a short line at the checkout desk and we were done within minutes.
We then took a Lyft to Park MGM and had no choice but to check-in using the kiosk as there was no check-in agent available except for Invited Guests. The kiosk had minor trouble reading my passport at first but worked after trying a few different “pressures and angles.” As it was only noon, our room wasn’t ready so we dropped off our luggage at the bell desk and headed out.
We ended up having lunch at Carnegie Deli at the Mirage. We each ordered a sandwich and thought it was nothing special. The serving size was huge but the price wasn’t exactly petite as well.
I downloaded and connected the MLife app with my MLife account and was instructed to “contact the front desk” as there was trouble with my reservation. I called the number provided but wasn’t getting anywhere. We decided to go back to Park MGM shortly after as it was past check-in time now. All I had to do was to get the key printed at the kiosk and realized I was upgraded to a Stay Well King room with a pool view. I preferred the pool view after 4 nights of pool party’s noise at Encore. As far as I was aware, Park MGM has nothing of that sort and I was right!
We rested for a little bit before going down to the pool. It was quite busy and unlike Encore’s pool, it was family-friendly. We spent some time in the hot tub (regular pool was too cold for me) and on a lounge chair. There were plenty of free ones despite how busy it was.
Afterwards, we went back to the room to freshen up and headed back out. We stopped at Bellagio to visit the conservatory for their Spring display. It was Japanese themed and busy as usual.
On our way to the Linq, we saw someone holding a plate of fried chicken so we did some Google search and were quite sure they were from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken outside of Bally’s. However, we had wanted to go for Happy Hours at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the Linq so we told ourselves we will check it out later.
Sadly, it seemed Happy Hours had been discontinued ($20 for a beer and a burger) but we decided to get a table anyways. Since I was still rather full from lunch, I had only ordered the Chicken Tortilla Soup which was delish! Eric ordered the Mac & Cheese Burger which was his usual and favorite.
After dinner, we took a stroll back to Park MGM and had a rather early night watching TV in the room.