Great views from well maintained studio with responsive owner.
About Mark Francis
I'm live in Charlotte, NC and have enjoyed visiting Las Vegas since my first visit in 1987 (stayed at the Dunes which is approximately where the Bellagio Fountains are now!). I have 3 properties at Signature on VRBO (listings 397813 & 425161) and a beach property in Holden Beach, NC (listing 751993).
Mark Francis purchased this Studio in 2010
Why Mark Francis chose Las Vegas Strip
When condo/hotels began popping up in Las Vegas in 2004-2005, I was immediately interested. However, at the prices they were selling for, I was content to stay at the LV Hilton for my frequent visits! When the real estate market collapsed I began watching the market and for 18 months I researched my options closely and waited for what I felt was a market bottom. I contracted to purchase the unit in October 2009, and closed on it in April, 2010. I've subsequently purchased a second strip side unit (January 2012) on the 15th floor of tower 3 - vrbo listing #397813
What makes this Studio unique
The view from the 23rd floor of tower 3 is fantastic! Because of Harmon Avenue below, there is a perfect view of the new City Center Complex, The Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood. To the north there are clear views of Paris, Bally's, Flamingo, Venetian, Wynn, Encore and the Stratosphere from the floor to ceiling glass. While tower 3 is the farthest from the MGM complex, it is connected by climate controlled walkway with moving sidewalks so it's only a 3-5 minute walk from the Tower 3 lobby to the MGM Studio Walk depending on your pace. In addition, being right off Harmon avenue, it is a short walk out the front gates at Signature down the street to the PH Westgate Tower where you can enter that property and be right in the Planet Hollywood miracle mile shops. Walking through there and the main Planet Hollywood casino will place you on the strip right across from Bellagio and adjacent to The Paris! Personally I use the onsite exercise room daily, and the free wireless internet for my guests is widely appreciated (there is nothing worse than having to pay $15-20 to check your e-mail!) Each of the 3 Signature towers has a pool and hot tubs. The pool in the middle (at tower 2) is heated year round at 85 degrees and gets plenty of winter time use. Guests can also use the very nice MGM pool during season at no cost. The hot tubs are operational year round, including of course the ones at the tower 3 pool, and are nice in the colder months.
Pool / Spa
The entire Signature property is non-smoking.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Our expectations were exceeded with this property! From the moment we arrived at the gate, the staff made every effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible! I work in the service industry and found their performance way above the acceptable standard. When arriving to our room, we realized the pictures do not do it justice- very lovely! The location was another pleasant surprise for us- well within walking distance of so much of what Las Vegas has to offer!
The experience was so positive with this property that we were already discussing when we should return before we left! Thank you for helping to make our trip one we will never forget!
Thanks so much Cherilyn! Glad you had a great time. I've got new pictures to add to the listing site as well! Come back any time! Thanks again, Mark
Excellent stay, very nice property
We came our for a long weekend, and check in was very easy and efficient. No long walks through a casino to the elevators, it was no more than 100 feet away.
The unit was nicely appointed and super clean. The hallways are quiet and you rarely even see other guests on your own floor.
The views from this unit are magnificent. You can see all the way from the the Westgate, Stratosphere and down the strip to the Cosmopolitan and city center. We'll definitely be back. Thanks Mark, a nice place you have here.
Thank you Mark! Glad you enjoyed the stay. Please come back anytime! Thanks, Mark
As described...no more, no less.
This unit is your standard Signature Suite. No balcony, no updating, but clean and fully supplied. The furnishings in most units at The Signature are in need of updating, this one included. A few "touristy" magazines would be nice. Overall a good stay.
Dear Irving, I'm disappointed you found the unit in need of updating. This unit has had a new couch, foot bench, mattress, carpet and TV replaced and kept up to or above the MGM rental program standards. Virtually all of my guests have found it such, I'm sorry it didn't rise to your expectations.
As for touristy magazines, since the airport, taxi cabs, and the strip are literally littered with them, we prefer to keep the units uncluttered with such items that become dated quickly. The internet provides a much more accurate and up-to-date accounting of what is new and available to do in Las Vegas.
That all said, thank you for staying. Since the strip hasn't had a new luxury property completed since City Center (Vadara, Aria, etc. were completed in 2010, perhaps one of those properties will better suit your needs next time?)
Thank you again, Mark
Nice unit, and nice building. We did however encounter issues with a very verbal and loud neighbor. We called security several times during our stay and were told that he is an "owner" and there is not much they can do about it. Security was called 3 times and showed up 2 times. They were very aware of the situation and let us know this was not an isolated incident. I admit the owner we rented from had little power to do anything. Just a warning that you will hear talking and yelling at all times of the day and night! Bring your earplugs!!! (We have learned the pitfalls of renting in a mostly "owner occupied" building... the management can't move you or them.)
Hi Melanie, glad you found the unit and the building to be nice but sorry you had a bad experience with the occupant next door. All the units at The Signature are privately owned, but that still doesn't give we owners license to be disruptive, so the staff at MGM was misinforming if they noted there was nothing they could do.
Again, sorry for the noise, but again glad you found my unit itself nice. In the 9 years I've rented this unit on VRBO, I've only had one other 3 star rating from a guy who somehow couldn't get the room cold enough (Never had that complaint before or since). I've never had a 1 or 2 star, and have had a couple 4 stars a year (17 in total) and 192 5 stars for a 4.90 average.
Thanks and have a nice 2020
Much need get away!
Couldn't be happier with this property. Owner very responsive and friendly, had a great time!
Thanks so much Sherri! Glad you enjoyed the time away! Have a good one, come back any time!
Clean, spacious condo
The property exceeded our expectations. Very clean, and MGM Signature made check in easy. I travel with my retired father, so while we can fit in a place for 2, we don't want a space that has us walking all over each other. This condo designed the living space to feel extremely roomy, with plenty of walking space near the kitchenette. We had three laptops going on the large desk at once. The bathroom is quite big for this modest condo- two sinks, with a Jacuzzi tub separate from the shower. Mark was very communicative with info we needed to check in. Booking was easy. We didn't need him during our stay. You have an indoor walkway to MGM, or if you head outside from the property, you're minutes from Planet Hollywood. Would book this again or other properties from the same owner.
Thanks for leaving a review Jessica! We do our best to make sure everyone has a stay as enjoyable as yours. Can't do much about the casino house rules, but at least a clean nice place to stay! :-) Thanks
The MGM Signature towers are part of the MGM complex. Guests can reach the main MGM property via climate controlled moving sidewalks that connect to the MGM Studio Walk near the MGM Pool, Convention Center and Monorail Station.
Guests can easily reach City Center, Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood and points up the strip by exiting the front of the Signature property and making a short walk down Harmon Avenue. By using the Harmon Avenue entrance of the PH Westgate Tower guests can pass through the Planet Hollywood shops and casino and exit on the strip across from Bellagio and adjacent to the Paris Casino!
Lastly, for those guests needing quick access farther up the strip, the monorail station (which is just inside the MGM Studio walk past the Signature access) provides service stops at Paris/Bally's, Flamingo/Caesars, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, LV Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton & Sahara Blvd. A single ride is $5, and an all day pass is $12, much less than a single cab ride