I was offered 3 free nights here a little over a year ago when I reserved a HI room. I had to make a $199 deposit which would be refunded after attending a 2 hour sales presentation. I did my research and was prepared for the worst.
I got a call around the 1-year mark saying I had to pay more to extend the reservation beyond 1 year. However, I called to reserve and no such fee was mentioned. It did cost me $99 for a weekend stay but that was a steal compared to the strip. They also charge you $20 to change a reservation, but since I changed from a Tue arrival to Thu, I only paid the $99.
The property is very nice. Easy to navigate, clean with lots of parking and very quiet. Great for families and older couples, but I found it too quiet. The unit was a 1-bedroom suite that was fine for me, and would have been for a couple, but it would have been cramped with 4. Also, the only bathroom was off the bedroom.
It was great to have ensuite laundry as I was able to wash 4 days' worth of clothes mid-trip. I ate at Gold Rush twice and the cheese sticks and burger were excellent.
Now for the sales presentation. I met Bill, a 66 yo from New York. He was easy going and knowledgeable. The presentation was informative and suggestive. I kept waiting for sales pressure but it never came. I made it clear that I was a math teacher and good with numbers, travelled alone often and had a sporadic travel schedule. He asked me if I was interested in buying a package because he had to, but he was very straightforward.
It was not the best resort for me, however, it was better than I expected and had many perks. A family or older couple would really enjoy the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only one block from the famous Las Vegas Strip, Holiday Inn Club Vacations(R) at Desert Club Resort offers the best of both worlds. Enjoy a quiet oasis with non-stop excitement close by in one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world. From world-class performers and live shows to incredible dining and casino action, nothing beats like the heart of Vegas-and you'll be right in the middle of it! The resort features villa accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, plus free Wi-Fi internet access. Many amenities have been refurbished or added to enhance your stay experience. This includes a newly expanded poolside restaurant and bar, state-of-the-art clubhouse, large Marketplace store, two fitness centers and family activity center. You'll also enjoy five heated outdoor pools open 24/7, plus putting green and shuffleboard courts and outdoor grilling stations with shaded seating areas. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle services around the large property and to stops at some of the largest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, which is located only one block from the resort. It includes a stop at the Freemont Street Experience, one of the most popular outdoor attractions in downtown Vegas. Experience world-class live entertainment from top performers such as Celine Dionne and Rod Stewart, shows like Cirque Du Solei's Beatles LOVE and O, incredible restaurants from top chefs and incredible night clubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Club Hotel Las Vegas