The Wyndham Grand Desert Resort is three blocks off of the strip. You are on the east side of the strip behind Planet Hollywood. This resort is smoke free...you don't have to walk through a casino full of smoke to get to an exit. We enjoyed their heated pool and hot tubs...just a nice way to relax and yet be so close to the strip. You are only minutes from the airport and the parking was free and seem to be plentiful. You have easy access to the underground mall at Planet Hollywood and the monorail at Excalibur...just on the other side of LVB. The resort has a shuttle that runs quite frequently to Harrahs' which is right next to the Venetian. They should consider a shuttle to downtown/Freemont area. We had the two bedroom and found it nice, clean, and fairly up to date. I would definitely return to this resort.