I have stayed at New York New York off and on for the past 8 years. It is a reliable mid-level hotel/casino. The location at the corner of the Strip and Tropicana is great. It gives easy access to MGM Grand, Monte Carlo and Excalibur (all Mlife players club properties). Aria and Cosmopolitan are just a little further away, but still easy to get to. CVS and Walgreens are both nearby, too. It you are driving, it has easy access to and from I-15.
New York New York was built in 1997 and is one of the few remaining heavily themed resorts. On the outside, you have the Manhattan skyline with its Empire State Building and Chrysler Building blending with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside, the large, open Central Park type gaming space blends into the brick sidewalks of SoHo where the theater and many of the bars and restaurants are. You can find Nathan’s Hot Dogs, a New York Pizzeria, Gallagher’s Steak House and now, a Shake Shack. You can even ride the Checker Cab themed Big Apple Coaster.
The rooms are nice enough, but they are a little small compared to the modern resorts. The basic Park Avenue rooms are 350 square feet and the Madison Avenue rooms are 400 square feet. For just a little more, you can upgrade to the 500 square foot Spa Suite with an oversized jacuzzi in the bedroom. I did that upgrade for my Rock and Roll Marathon trip and it was well worth it.
New York New York has a wide variety of dining options available. Nine Fine Irishmen is my favorite NYNY restaurant. I’ve found Gonzalez y Gonzalez to be great for a pre- or post-Zumanity dinner. America, their 24 hour cafe, has been a reliable option for breakfast and a late night snack. If you are craving a cronut, you can get that at the America Doughnuts counter. NYNY does not have a buffet. For that, they suggest you go across the street to the MGM Grand buffet.
Since NYNY was built during the more family oriented period of Las Vegas, it has an arcade as well as a roller coaster. It is kind of nice to take a break from all of the adult activities to play some air hockey and skeeball. The roller coaster is fun, too, with a steep first drop and some surprisingly tight twists and loops.
New York New York is part of MGM’s Mlife players club. You can also get comps and discounts for rooms, dining and entertainment for New York New York by playing myVEGAS. They also have AAA and military discounts. Additional offers can be found on their promotions page.
They do have a $25 per night resort fee ($28 after taxes), which covers Internet for multiple devices (wired and Wi-Fi), fitness center access, daily newspaper, local calls, boarding pass printing and a 2-for-1 roller coaster pass.