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The Fox Tower 4.0

Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States

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Pros

  • Connected to the Foxwoods Resort and Casino
  • Access to Foxwoods' six casinos and two golf courses, plus Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Modern rooms with chic decor, spacious bathrooms, and luxurious showers
  • Home of the Grand Theater, with popular entertainment
  • Four on-site restaurants, including a steakhouse and nightclub
  • Full-service spa with sauna, hair salon, and indoor pool
  • Huge outdoor pool surrounded by loungers
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Free valet parking

Cons

  • A 10-minute walk to the main Foxwoods hub 
  • Mandatory resort fee

Bottom Line

The upscale Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort and Casino has 856 chic, thoughtfully decorated rooms and spacious bathrooms with showers that are downright luxurious. The hotel has its own small casino, a full-service spa, a fitness area, four on-site restaurants (one of which doubles as a nightclub), the Grand Theater with popular live entertainment, and a gigantic outdoor pool. The downside? The hotel is about a 10-minute walk to the main part of Foxwoods. Travelers might want to also check out the Grand Pequot Tower -- while it's less luxurious, it's right in the thick of Foxwoods.

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Large upscale hotel with lots of amenities at Foxwoods Resort and Casino

This large, upscale hotel provides direct access to Foxwoods Resort and Casino via walkway

The Fox Tower is one of four hotels that are part of the Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Built in 2008, the Fox Tower (formerly called the MGM Grand at Foxwoods) has curved ends and a circular center with a glistening window-wall facade. The high-rise's central, circular lobby delivers sleekness, with marble details, a center fountain, and cylindrical lights that hang staggered from a high ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the lobby let in lots of light, especially over the carpeted sitting area scattered with armchairs and square seats. Foxwoods is the main draw for guests, but the hotel also attracts business travelers attending on-site conventions, or those here to attend a show at the Grand Theater or the "Liquid Sundays" pool party.

Location

Connected to Foxwoods Resort and Casino via walkway; a 10-minute walk to main casino

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Situated within the Foxwoods complex in the middle of of the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation and surrounded by forest, the Fox Tower is connected to the Foxwoods Resort and Casino by a walkway. Some guests complain that the main casino (and most of the Foxwoods fare) is too far from the tower -- it's about a 10-minute walk via the walkway -- but the property has its own nightclub and small casino, along with the Grand Theater. And it's close to the complex's shopping mall. 

Foxwoods is about a 20-minute drive from Mystic Seaport, from the Mohegan Sun, and from the New London Amtrak stop. For guests arriving by car, the hotel is about 20 minutes off I-95, and on-site valet parking is free. Many buses also stop at the casino.

Rooms

Chic, thoughtful modern decor and spacious bathrooms with luxurious showers

The spacious Director's Suite is welcoming and luxe, with modern decor and sweeping views of the surrounding forest from floor-to-ceiling windows

The 856 rooms at the Fox Tower are chic and modern, with decor that feels both luxe and welcoming. In Deluxe King Rooms a sea-blue-and-chocolate brown color palette creates a homey feel, in the best sense of the word. Blue wall-to-wall carpeting features brown concentric circles (possibly an homage to Fox Tower's circular shape), while a blue accent wall and curtains create a playful vibe. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in lots of a natural light, and show off the forest that surrounds the property. While rooms range in size and color schemes, the ambience is chic and contemporary, with consciously selected details that go beyond standard hotel fare. All rooms include desks with ergonomic chairs, armchairs, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with video on demand. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi and coffee- and tea-making facilities, though there are no mini-fridges or minibars. Bathrooms are neutral beige but modern and spacious, and guests rave about the huge showers. Bathrooms provide toiletries and hairdryers. Rooms on high floors offer the most expansive views

Features

A small casino, the Grand Theater, a gigantic outdoor pool, and four on-site restaurants

In addition to all of the amenities at Foxwoods Casino, the hotel offers access to its own small casino

Guests at The Fox Tower have access to everything at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, including six casinos, two golf courses, a two-story arcade, live-event venues with entertainment from Sarah Silverman to Seal, restaurants, spas, and an attached Tanger Outlet Mall. 

The Fox Tower has its own small casino, a fitness center, and the full-service G Spa, which includes a hair salon, sauna, and steam room. The hotel's indoor pool is part of the spa, so guests have to pay an extra fee to use it. The 5,000-square-foot outdoor pool has cabanas with flat-screen TVs. Travelers should note that the property's popular "Liquid Sundays" pool parties are only open to ticket-holders and cost and extra fee.

The on-site Grand Theater hosts comedy shows and concerts, while the Shrine restaurant doubles as a nightclub. The hotel has three other on-site restaurants, including Craftsteak, Alta Strada (Italian), and Junior's, which offers more casual fare like sandwiches and burgers. The Fox Tower also has chic meeting and conference rooms. Room service is available during limited hours, valet parking is free, and Wi-Fi is also free. 

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Address

350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338-3830, United States

Also Known As

  • MGM Grand at Foxwoods

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