We recently stayed at the Green Valley Resort & Casino in Henderson for a wedding and found the resort a wonderful relief from the crowded and gaudy Las Vegas Strip! The resort is small by Las Vegas standards, but as they say, "...nice things come in small packages!" Although we originally requested a room in the West Tower along with the wedding party when reservations were made, our first night was spent in a room in the East Tower. The hotel staff was able to move us to the West Tower for the remainder of our stay, and what a nice difference it was! The West Tower rooms are sunnier and have been renovated recently. I suggest making the West Tower a definite request.
The Spa is wonderful if you're looking to relax in the quiet, spa pool area or workout in the well equipped, modern gym. The Spa attendants continually keep the bottled water and towels supplied for everyone's needs! The Spa is included in a daily resort fee, and I highly recommend taking advantage of its offerings.
The resort has a large pool area complete with plenty of lounge chairs and luxury cabanas!
The Casino holds several restaurants - Original Pancake House and Terra Verde. We had delicious breakfasts/lunches in the Pancake House; the service was friendly and the pancakes are delicious! We had the rehearsal dinner in Terra Verde for 36 people, and again, the service was fabulous and the food was delicious and served hot! No complaints!
The Casino is Las Vegas style with all the games you would find on the Strip including the smokers! However, like the Strip Casinos, Green Valley also has a large, non-smoking gambling area.
The Las Vegas Strip is no more than 10 minutes away by car, and the resort offers free shuttle service to the Strip for those who want to venture outside this smaller oasis!