This was our second visit to the Grandview. Firstly I have to say that we are RCI members and were not interested in any of the promotions or looking at new models. We let the staff know that on check in and they respected our decisions.
As middle aged adults we clearly fit the demographic of many of those staying at the Grandview in Mid October and that is part of the reason we enjoyed our visits. We liked the desert views and enjoying the sunset in the common areas near the pool. Our unit was clean and everything worked. We like the one-bedroom layout as I often watch TV after my wife has gone to bed without keeping her up. The space is so much greater than that of a hotel on the Strip. You can get a person above or below you who, in spite of the notices, feels the need for a Jacuzzi at three AM but it only happened once during our two week stay. The lack of appropirate sound insulation for the Jacuzzi tubs is only bad design feature in the complex we have noticed.
We were carless and used a combination of the shuttle ( $8.00 per person for a day pass) or the bus (if you are over 60 a 5 Day RTC transit pass is only $10.00). The reduced fair passes can be purchased at Walgreens (kitty corner from where the Grandview grocery shuttle to Wal Mart stops) or at the 7 - 11 in the Hawaiian Marketplace on the Strip. The RTC bus stops in front of Southpoint and you need to transfer to another bus that does the strip at a transfer station. Ask a local or the driver when you get on for the first time.
Speaking of the shopping shuttle to the grocery store. If your driver is Rick, tape his comments. He provided more useful and relevant information in four minutes than you will get in three hours on the net. An example, it was from him we learned that the beer and wine prices at the tuck shop in Southpoint as as good as the liquor stores. Their wine selection was not bad either.
As noted by other reviewers the Southpoint Casio and Convention Centre is next door. There is an equestrian arena meaning a lot of rodeo and horse shows which can be fun and interesting. There is also a great movie theater complex for those slow days.
Regarding the complex itself, the buildings and grounds are well maintained, lighted and clean. There was a building under construction during our visit but noise was minimal. Pools and hot tubs were clean and functional. There are also some common use barbecues near the common areas.
The first time we stayed at the Grandview we thought the gym facilities were a bit small but we have noticed (at least during the times we have been there) that they are rarely full and we have never had to line up for equipment. The floor mats for ground work and stretching have seen better days and many of the seams are done. They are due for replacement.
Bottom line, if you want to be on the Strip this is not your place. However if you are willing to trade the distance for a well appointed one bedroom suite it can be a great place.
Facing away from the city towards the desert and the mountains can give some spectacular views
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November 8, 2012
Thank you for your 5-star rating and your detailed description of your vacation with The Grandview at Las Vegas Resort. We’re sure your comments will help future guests get the most out of their own vacation. We’re so happy that you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to your return!
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