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Why MGM Grand Pool Complex Tops Your Summer Bucket List: Day Pass Pricing

Last Updated on 06/19/2024 by Mike Waldron

Day Passes are available which allow non-MGM Resorts guests to gain access to the Grand Pool Complex.

  • Location: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: 702-891-1111

Map/Directions

Pool Season

The 2024 pool season begins full operation as of March 22, 2024.

The MGM Grand Las Vegas operates at least one of its pools year-round, weather permitting. During my visit in December, the Main Pool was the pool in operation.

Pool Hours

LocationHours of Operation
Main PoolDaily, 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
Producers PoolDaily, 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
Lazy River Daily, 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
hours may vary

Directions to the Pool Deck

Listed directions on how to get to the pool deck from the front desk.
Walking directions from the Strip to MGM pool deck

Pool Access

Pool access is complimentary for guests who are staying at any of the Las Vegas MGM properties. Non-MGM property guests can access the pools with a Day Pass.

Day Pass Pricing

Monday – Sunday through April 28, 2024$25.00
Monday – Thursday as of April 29, 2024$25.00
Fridays and Sundays as of May 3, through August$40.00
Fridays and Sundays from May 3, through August$50.00
prices may vary

If you are considering staying at the Signature MGM and using the MGM Grand Grand Pool complex, my recent blog post https://midlifemiles.com/pools/signature-mgm-pool/ will show you what is available at the Signature’s pool deck, without having to walk to the MGM.

It’s about a 10-minute walk between the hotel pool decks, most of which can be done indoors.

Hotel Resort Fees

A daily resort fee of $45.00 is charged for the use of hotel amenities, including the pools. MGM Rewards members with Gold status or above will have these fees waived at check-out.

Lifeguard

Lifeguards are on duty

Number of Pools

The pool complex consists of 4 pools and 1 lazy river.

Pool map showing relative size and locations of the pools.
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Heated / Unheated

The pools are heated to a comfortable temperature

Number of Jacuzzis

There are 3 hot tubs at this resort. There is one hot tub at each of the Main Pools, Splash Pool, and the Producers Pool. Those guests using the Private Reserve Pool will find the hot tub at the Producers Pool the most convenient hot tub to access.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The pool deck is wheelchair accessible. Mobility lifts are available.

Pool Vibe

Each of the four pools and lazy river has its unique vibe.

Lazy River

Guests are in blue inner tubes as they float down the Lazy River.
Lazy River- Photo by Mike Waldron

The Lazy River is the centerpiece of the MGM Grand pool complex and it is usually the busiest of all of the pools. It stretches approximately 1,000 feet and is relatively shallow at 3.5 feet in depth. This is a family-friendly water feature, with guests young and old enjoying the gentle ride. The Lazy River covers approximately one-third of the 6.5-acre pool complex.

Unfortunately, tube rentals are no longer available. However, you are able to bring your own tube or you have the option of purchasing a tube right on site. Tube inflation is no longer complimentary for those who bring in their own tubes. I was told the price is $10.00 per inflation.

If you are looking for reserved seating along the Lazy River you have four options. You are able to choose from spending your pool day in a Premium Reserved Lounger, a Pod, a Daybed, or a Cabana. Sample pricing for all of these options are provided below.

If you would like a Lazy River experience but are not planning on staying at the MGM Grand, then check out my recent post on the pools at Mandalay Bay Beach, which allows non-guests into the pool area with a Day Pass.

Main Pool

Fairly crowded pool with the hotel building in the background.
Main Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

The Main Pool is the first pool you come upon as you enter onto the pool deck. This pool has the most number of complimentary pool loungers, but these can still fill up quickly if you do not arrive early on weekends and holidays.

An interesting note is that this is the only pool that does not offer at least one form of reserved seating. Please keep this in mind if you have your heart set on spending your day by this pool.

There is not a lot of natural shade by this pool, and I did not see any sun umbrellas while I was there, so please remember your sunscreen. If you do forget your sunscreen don’t worry you can always buy some on site, but it is certainly cheaper to pick some up from the local Walgreens or CVS store.

Private Reserved Pool

A daybed is set in front of the Private Reserve Pool.  Tall Palm trees are in the background.
Private Reserve Pool- Photo by Mike Waldron

The Private Reserve Pool is reserved for those guests 18 years and older. It is a much more tranquil environment than either the Main Pool or the Lazy River.

There are a limited number of complimentary loungers available around this pool. The Daybeds are located closest to the water’s edge and behind them are the free loungers. Set furthest back from the pool are the cabanas which I must say are quite well-appointed.

When I last checked the pricing for reserved seating by this pool it was not available. I was, however, assured that reserved seating is in fact available during the week as well.

An alternative MGM property with an 18+ pool is the Excalibur. If you have MGM Rewards Gold status or higher access is complimentary. Otherwise, you will be required to purchase a Reserved Seating option, but these are reasonably priced. For additional information on the Excalibur pool deck, including the adult-only pool, check out my Excalibur Pool post.

If all of the members of your group are 21 years of age or older, and you are looking for a full Day Club experience, check out my article on the Wet Republic Ultra Pool.

Pool Towels

Complimentary pool towels are available.

Loungers

Complimentary loungers are available on a first-come basis. Although there are many of these around the various pools, they tend to fill up quickly, particularly on weekends and holidays.

Reserved Seating

A variety of reserved seating options are available. Reserved seating guarantees you pool entrance even on those days when the maximum capacity of the pool deck has been reached. It also ensures that all of the members of your group are sitting together.

As with most reserved seating in Las Vegas, pricing can be very dynamic, particularly on weekends and holidays. Below are some sample pricing for the various reserved seating options available. As pricing can fluctuate, always check the current MGM Grand reserved seating pricing and availability for the date that you are interested in.

Prices below were as of May 16, 2024, for the midweek date of Wednesday, May 15, 2024, and the weekend date of Saturday, May 18, 2024. These prices include a 50% Food and Beverage Credit. This means, for example, the $450.00 charge for the East River Daybed listed below is split equally between a $225.00 rental fee and $225.00 credit that goes towards the food and beverages which you order.

If you do not spend the full amount of your Food and Beverage Credit the remaining portion will be added to your rental fee.

East River Reserved Seating Sample Pricing

Seating TypeMax
Capacity
MidweekWeekend
East River Daybed4$400.00$600.00
East River Cabana10$700.00$1,600.00
East River Pod2$300.00$300.00
Prices may vary

West River Reserved Seating Sample Pricing

Seating TypeMax
Capacity
MidweekWeekend
West River Pod2$350.00$600.00
West River Cabana10$800.00$1,450.00
Prices may vary

Island River Reserved Seating Sample Pricing

Seating TypeMax
Capacity
MidweekWeekend
Riverside Seating
(No food and beverage credit)
1$40.00$50.00
Island River Pod2$200.00$400.00
Island River Daybed4$400.00$700.00
Island River Premium Daybed8$500.00$700.00
Prices may vary

Producers Reserved Seating Sample Pricing

Seating TypeMax
Capacity
MidweekWeekend
Producer’s Daybed4$300.00$500.00
Producer’s Cabana10$600.00$1,250.00
Producer’s Party Cabana20$900.00$2,400.00
Prices may vary

Private Reserve Pool Reserved Seating Sample Pricing (18+)

Seating TypeMax
Capacity
MidweekWeekend
Private Reserve Premium Seating (No food and beverage credit)1$50.00$100.00
Private Reserve Daybed4$300.00$600.00
Private Reserve Cabana10$500.00$1,150.00
Prices may vary

If you are interested in a Reserved Seating option where 100% of your fee is in the form of a Food & Beverage Credit, then consider the Cosmopolitan. You will find information on the Cosmopolitan Pool Decks at https://midlifemiles.com/pools/cosmopolitan-las-vegas-pool/

Or, if you prefer a Reserved Seating option where the entire fee is a rental fee with 0% being a Food and Beverage Credit, then check out my Vdara Pool blog.

Food and Drink Service.

A walk up pool with no customers in view. Frozen drink machines can be seen behind the bar.
One of 5 Pool Bars- Photo by Mike Waldron

Poolside food and drink service is available. There are 5 bars along with the Cabana Grill to help ensure you stay hydrated and full.

Popular Poolside Food Menu Items

Sliced Fruit$15.00
Nachos $20.00
Chicken Tenders with Fries$21.00
Caesar Salad$16.00
Cabana Burger $21.00
Selection and prices may vary

Popular Poolside Beverage Menu Items

Classic Mojito12oz $18.0032oz $30.00
Margarita 12oz $18.0032oz $30.00
Domestic/Import Beersingle $12.006 for $60.00
Assorted Winessingle $14.005 for $55.00
Assorted Soda12oz $6.0032oz $13.00
Selection and prices may vary

Outside Food and Drinks

Outside food and drinks are prohibited.

Pool Deck Showers

Pool deck showers are available.

Pool Deck Washrooms/Changerooms

Pool deck restrooms/changerooms are available.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on the pool deck.

Mike Waldron

Mike has been visiting Las Vegas since 1969, and was married in Vegas in 2013. His decades of first hand experiences in the city help him to create original articles. The goal of his articles is to provide accurate information with actionable tips.

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