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Desert Paradise Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   5165 South Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89118   |  
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Ranked #18 of 269 Hotels in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Elk Grove, CA
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15 hotel reviews
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“OK Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2007

Just got back from a stay at the Desert Paradise Resort.
We had a two bedroom unit. Basic unit, but comfortable - including bed. Pool was nice, my children were with us and took advantage of it a few times. They had a big waterfall which was a lot of fun. Had a few relatively minor issues (no batteries in the remote, and garbage disposal that didn't work). However, the property responded quickly when notified of the issues. The property met our needs - nothing more, nothing less. Location was fine. Highly advisable to rent a car however. Had we not had one, would have been a number of fairly costly cab rides.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2007

Perfect location away from the jammed Strip! You definately need a car, though there is a shuttle for guests (last run is at 10:00 pm). If you want casino action, the Orleans is very close and easy to get to.

Upon first glance, the place is great, especially for families. It is like a condo and the units have their own washers/dryers. My stay was clean and comfy... until I saw the gigantic roach running through the living room on my way out the door to check out (I dropped everything, emptied my bags and shook them out!). If that doesn't bother you, then enjoy. But, if you are squeemish like me, then I recommend that you don't unpack and keep everything zipped and off the floor.

Beware the timeshare pitch. If you don't want to go to a "presentation," then refuse all gifts. Nothing comes free.

  • Liked — The room's layout
  • Disliked — The roach
  • Stayed July 2007
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2007

My wife & I spent a week in a two bedroom upstairs condo at the Sunterra Desert Paradise Resort in June 07. The neighbors below us had problems with ants and air conditioning, but we were luckier. Our A/C froze up once, so I went to the front office to report it and immediately walked back to the condo. When I arrived, the maintenance man was already there and had the unit cooling in a matter of minutes. That was the only problem we had with anything ... and it really wasn't a problem, because they fixed it immediately. Our condo was clean and had a full kitchen, washer & dryer, an iron, a TV in the living room, a TV in each of the bedrooms, large closets and a balcony. The living room TV also had a DVD player. The decor & furnishings aren't exactly upscale or luxurious, but they are more than adequate. There is plenty of covered parking to protect your vehicle from the hot Vegas sun. The front office has two computers and a printer for guests to use. (There is a 30 minute time limit on using the computers.) The staff is very nice and attentive to the guests. There are two nice pools, one for families and one for adults only. Both are clean and plenty large enough. There are also 4 gas grills near the adult pool for guests to use. This resort is located on South Decatur, a couple of miles from the strip. Nothing is within a reasonable walking distance except a convenience store and a Walgreens, so you'll need a car. Enterprise Car Rental has a location directly across the street from the resort. I walked over to it on my first day and drove away in a nice vehicle about 10 minutes later. The strip is an easy drive down Tropicana, which is one of the main east-west streets through Vegas. Although the streets often have a lot of traffic, they are easy to navigate and it's pretty simple to find your way around. You can see the hotels on the strip from miles away, so you don't have to wonder if you're headed in the right direction. All of the hotel-casinos have plenty of free covered parking. The Orleans Casino & Hotel is located about half way between the resort and the strip. It's not as new & fancy as most of the casinos on the strip, but it's large, it's nice and it's very convenient. If you want to be near the strip, but away from the hustle & bustle, this is a nice place to stay. It's clean, quiet and safe. The front gate is closed around 8:00 or 9:00 pm, but guests can come & go anytime with the access code that opens the gate. WARNING: If you are thinking of visiting The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West, you need to know this. It is 120 miles away and not a bad drive, except for 14 of the last 18 miles. There is only one way in and one way out. You'll have to drive across 14 miles of unpaved, very rough, rocky, bumpy, extremely dusty road to get there. And you'll probably get stuck in a line of cars going 15 MPH. Maybe you can get around them, but even if you do, it is difficult to drive much faster than about 25 or 30 MPH. .......... Admission to the Skywalk is $25, but that's not all. It is located on an Indian Reservation and the Indians require you to purchase a "tour package" to get to the Skywalk. The cheapest tour package is $49 per person, plus another $5 tax or fees or whatever, for a total of $54 per person. ..... And if you want to walk out onto the Skywalk, it'll cost you another $25. The tour consists of a 1 or 2 mile bus ride to the Skywalk and a couple of observation points along the Grand Canyon. The tour includes a meal of a small piece of BBQ chicken, some corn, a piece of stale cake and a cup of warm lemonade. The canyon is beautiful, but I considered this particular visit to be a rip-off and I don't recommend it. There are other areas where you can see the Grand Canyon by paying a nominal fee to enter a National Park. .............. Enjoy Vegas!

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 5165 South Decatur Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#25 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#68 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Paradise Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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Sunterra Desert Paradise Resort
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