The last time I was here, with my RCI exchange was in December 2010.
Room was fantastic as usual. Two bedrooms, the first being extremely large with tv, bathroom ( double sink, huge regular tub (tall people will love it) and shower in tub) as part of the room, with a separate WC room attached. Walk-in closet space adequate with drawers and a typical hotel vault. Place was spotless.
It has a second bedroom, with a bathroom with shower. This bathroom was connected to hallway and 2nd bedroom. Again, another walk-in closet that was huge with extra linens in this bedroom.
Living area is adequate for 4 people, tight with 6 plus open dining room and kitchen space. Kitchen had all necessary cooking requirements. LR had a fireplace which was really nice on the Wednesday night, as we had spent it down at Freemont Strip and it had been blowing a cold wind all night. Nice size balcony off the LR.
Full washer and dryer room with iron and ironing board is off the kitchen.
I love this resort it has 3 pool areas and various hot tubs, none of which we used this trip.
Holiday Inn has added a few new things. A beautiful new registration area, concierage desk, a conveniece market to buy items, until you get to a grocery store or enough to get you buy to make meals. There is also now a full gym and a games area. The restaurant was currently closed. HI has changed the shuttle service and this was a bit of an annoyance because we couldn't get use to it and missed so many shuttles. The walk up to the strip is not that bad going, but after a long day of walking can be tough on the way back. Plan your trips better than us, is all I can say.
The best part. The bellman/woman make this trip the best time for us. Patrick is hands down our favourite. He remembered us from our last trip. He gave us great information and always had a laugh to share with us. Gilbert, the biggest softest teddy bear you can meet. Always in a great mood and cheerful. Lastly, Jasim (spelling?) and Tony, who shared information, laughs and a side tour when the strip was backed up. These guys are the face of the organization. Before, the pickups at our rooms was just a phonecall away; however, HI has changed that to a small bus regularly going around the resort. For those that need assistance, no worries they will be there in almost a heartbeat. I cannot say enough about these guys and it's definitely one of the reasons I would go back.
Lastly, the whole HI timeshare thing. I just politely told them, after I checked in and was escorted for 'free tickets', I was not interested and they wouldn't change my mind. I did receive one further call and again told them politely no thank you. If they could give me a condensed version in 15 minutes or less since I am a timeshare owner, I might have listened.
Fantastic place, quiet off the strip to desensitize, amenities and great people. Thank you Patrick and our new friends Gilbert, Tony and Jasim...WHATEVER!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Desert Club Hotel
- Desert Club Hotel Las Vegas
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Desert Club Resort is located 1 1/2 blocks East of the Las Vegas Strip, walking distance to Sands Convention Center and 1 mile from the Las Vegas Convention Center. We offer 1 and 2 bedroom condos units. All units come with complimentary wireless internet, fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer. We do not charge for additional occupancy or hidden resort fees. We offer a variety of additional amenities which include complimentary shuttle service to and from select strip properties as well as Freemont Street. Deli, Marketplace, 5 open year around swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis, token operated game room, public BBQ grilling areas, activities Center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary parking, as well as 24 hour security. ... more less
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