A recent business trip brought me back to the Green Valley Ranch, and while it was a good stay, it was not as great as it was in 2011. First off, I asked to change rooms because the east wing ground floor room smelled like stale cigarette smoke! (It is a non-smoking hotel)
My husband and I were moved to the 5th floor in the west wing. The group rate did not include a strip view room, but we surprisingly were given a room that faced the hills and had a large balcony! Very nice.
Not so nice for me is the contemporary decor of the west wing. I really loved the upscale elegant, hacienda style decor that the rooms in the east wing as well as throughout the hotel has! Oh well, I wasn't about to change rooms again just because of the decor.
The grounds of the hotel and the pool and spa area remain outstanding! My favorite pool is the tranquil one at the spa. One other special touch to this hotel is the small vineyard that you can stroll through on the way to the spa. Very unique for the desert!
Lastly, I really appreciate all the great amenities at the Green Valley Ranch. Excellent restaurants, gaming, movie theater and shopping make it a good choice when considering a Vegas hotel.