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Wyndham Grand Desert
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   265 E. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (The Strip)   |  
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Greenville, Ohio
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“like a vacation home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

We stayed for 7 nights at the Grand Desert and were very happy with our stay!

Our room was spacious and nicely arranged. We had a one bedroom with a king bed and the kids slept on a pull out couch in the living room. There is a full kitchen with dishes and cooking utensils-everything you may need. There are several Wal-marts close by, plus the hotel has a shuttle for grocery shopping each morning ($3 per person). We had breakfasts and a few lunches in the room to save some time and money. The room was clean and comfortable. We loved having a washer and dryer in the room so we could wash some clothes! The only negatives were: 1) since it is a time share resort, there is no daily housekeeping unless you request (and pay) for it. But, we called for extra bed linens, towels, soap, etc. and received it no problem. 2) the shower head wasn't great--good water pressure but no real showerhead.

The location is nice-off the strip but only a few blocks. The hotel has a shuttle that runs to Harrah's, but ends at 9:45pm. We did use the shuttle twice and it was good. We had a rental car that we mainly used--all of the Vegas strip hotels have free parking garages.

The pool was great. There is a kids/family pool that ranges from 1-4 feet deep. It was big and great for the kids! There are lots of comfortable lounge chairs at poolside. There is also a lifeguard. There are 2 hot tubs and a separate big pool just for adults. The pool area is beautiful with palm trees, etc. We loved it.

Overall, this was a great stay in a nice resort in a great location!!! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

I was really looking forward to staying at the Wyndham Grand Desert but I was a bit disappointed. It is quite a good base for access to the Strip and the free shuttle is very helpful. It's just those little things that begin to irk.
The checking in process is fine and we did get given a couple of bags of freebies which included cookies, water and hair bands!
The main problem for us was the sheer size of the place - it's huge and has no 'soul'. The pools are way to small for the amount of people staying there. They probably think that people just want to go to the Strip all the time but that's obviously not the case. We had trouble just finding somewhere to sit near the pool.
The supermarket was very expensive and for families with no transport that must be very annoying. The fast food place did serve nice and quite reasonably priced snacks but they always seemed to shut early. Not that helpful when you're relying on them for something to eat after a very long day!
The unit itself was very clean, comfortable and roomy - especially the bath which a whole football team could have used at the same time!
We asked reception for ideas of where to eat within walking distance and they mentioned Ellis Island on Koval Lane. The food here is great and very cheap. This was the best meal we had in Vegas apart from the Bellagio Buffet.
If we went to Vegas again, we'd probably stay somewhere closer to the Strip, with less rooms and bigger pools!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

We book the resort for 1 week through RCI exchange program. The first impression when we walk into the reception area was WOW~ It is not as luxury as Bellagio or Venetian, but it is certain a comfortable space for people who come it to relax from 35C of outside sun.

We were assigned to 14th floor in building 2 which is the main building. It was another wow when we walk into our condo-like room and look out of the window and see the beautiful swimming pool. Everything in the condo was clean and ready to go. All the utensils and glassware were available. We had enough towels and request more soaps and shampoo with ease. Although they only provide 2 bags of laundry detergent, we had no problem getting through the week.

We enjoy the pool every afternoon since day 1. My wife and I enjoy afternoon nap beside pool. We also enjoy pizza and burger which were baked and cook fresh from our condo and brought down to the poolside. The time we spent at the pool was never enough.

We rented a car to make it easier back and forth the strip. Parking was never a problem in any hotel in Las Vegas. We also took the free shuttle service by Wyndham to Harrah's which never kept us waiting for more than 10 min. During our stay, we visited Walmart-Supercenter a couple times which was only 3 mils away. We stock up drinks, snack and food in our fridge, and the pizza and burger I mentioned ealier all came from Walmart.

We arranged a morning to take the '1.5 hour' sales presentation which later took '3 hours'..... We were ok about the time because we were not hurry to rush to next destination. We made it clear that we are not going to purchase the timeshare right in the beginning, so they didn't pressure us. We walked away with $125 of dining voucher and a 3-day-2-night mini vacation certificate. That voucher was later used in Paris for Village buffet (GREAT) and RIO for Seafood Buffet (soso). The mini vacation certificate was 'add-on' to our Mexico trip in September. Everything went perfect in our way.

Although it is a bit of distance from strip, most people could take the shuttle and get onto attractions right away. We enjoy cooking our own food because LV is never cheap in food and drink. We enjoy the facility because it is clean and everything you need is available. We would recommand Wyndham to everyone~

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

We booked a 3 bedroom for spring break with the kids, It was Great we hung out at the pool all day with the children and then would get some rest and go out at night with Adults, The room was so spacious.. We had a total of 14 people with us. We made dinner every night, The only complaint I have is how pushy they are for the timeshare presentation. I already own, I'm on vacation I don't want to bother with that..

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Everywhere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

We had the 2 bedroom deluxe in tower 2
Large jacuzzi bath and large Bathroom
This had all your need to live in ....

We rented a car... however there was a shuttle to and from the strip..

They had 2 pools childrens and adults..
Computers to use free access
Very nice game room for the kids and free video game play

Activities - small store 2 gyms : )
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  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the wyndham grand desert for 4 nights and 5 days, The resort is beautiful. It is approximately 1/2-1 mile away from the strip but a shuttle bus is provided with frequent trips made from morning until 9:30 at night. There is also a shuttle service provided by the Rio hotel untl 12:30am back to the hotel. Check in and check out were done expeditiously by friendly courteous staff. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning. The only complaint we had is the beds are very hard and uncomfortable.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

We usually stay directly on the strip, but for the value, this was great. Our 1 bedroom room was beautiful, newly decorated and huge with a full kitchen. We didn't use it, nor the pool, but we certainly appreciated having them both for the next time, especially the "adult only" pool. The one-bedroom/full kitchen could easily handle 4 adults with one couple in the hideabed in the living room. The bathroom had a LARGE shower with a toilet, but then there was a separate bath area with another vanity/mirror and a jacuzzi tub.

As with many timeshares, there are lots of annoying salespeople. I know they need to make money, too, but the way they do it is VERY tricky. First they convince you that you have to have a "pass" to use the van to go to the strip--so that's why they tell you you have to go over to the "host" desk which of course is really a salesperson. You don't need a pass at all, and if anyone asks, you can just tell them you lost it and show your room key instead. Luckily, we read a Trip Advisor review and avoided the whole thing. But we still got a call giving us a guilt trip that this poor woman had to "meet" with us for her "job" and she'd get in trouble. We still said no, lied and said we already met with someone, and she was obviously annoyed with us. But after that one call, we were never called again. Here's a tip: the pick ups are EITHER at the front, or the back, and as far as we could tell came about every 1/2 hour or 20 minutes. I'd advise taking a cab BACK from the strip when you come back in the evening---it's still really hot in the summer and it gets so busy you have to wait OR one night, it had to end its stop somewhere else, so we all had to take a cab back.

All in all, a great timeshare resort with relatively easy access to the strip--but definitely not walking access.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 265 E. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas > The Strip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#24 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#34 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#37 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Grand Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 787
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Grand Desert offers spectacular one- and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, dining rooms, large bedrooms with plenty of closet and storage space, living rooms with pull-out sofas; some suites offer a spa tub in the master bedroom. The perfect vacation home - away from home - for a weekend trip or an extended stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wyndham Hotel Las Vegas
Grand Desert Las Vegas
Wyndham Las Vegas
Grand Desert Resort Las Vegas
Fairfield Resort Las Vegas
Las Vegas Wyndham
Fairfield Las Vegas Grand Desert

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