* * This review is strictly based on our experience during their Time Share presentation and tour of the facility * *
Long story short, we decided to take the plunge and accept one of the countless Time Share presentation offers during our last visit to Las Vegas. Hadn't been to one in years and the gifts looked appealing. If you do decide to attend strictly for the gifts, don't ask ANY questions and keep your answers short and to the point. However, if you are in the market for a Time Share, this review is for you.
The rooms are great and nicely furnished. Instead of a 2 bedroom, they offer 2 side-by-side rooms with keyed doors that are accessed through a single door from the hallway. Having 2 kids, this did not appeal to us as they would be completely isolated from us and have easy access to leave without us ever finding out. However, this solution would be very nice if you are traveling with another family who would have their own private room.
The pools are small but nice...think apartment sized. The few pools are spaced out throughout the property to grant ease of access to the adjacent buildings. Not having any other tall buildings around, the powerful desert winds are free to blow through. The property towers provide shade depending on the location and time of day.
They have an area within one of the buildings that has a game center that they are still filling up. There is also a good sized business room with plenty of computers and desks with a TV and printer which is nice and quite as only whose with room keys are granted access.
Next door across the road is the South Point Casino which has a movie theater, full sized bowling alley, arcade, restaurants, casino, This provides a good amount of things to do if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip.
They were successful in getting our attention after dropping the price and package to a level that was palatable. Having never owned a Time Share but having attended a couple of presentations years ago, we had a ton of questions. They are part of the RCI network of Time Shares. We had a vague understanding that properties swapped through any given network was based on some kind of point system. Basically, the property and week(s) you own is assigned some kind of value if "deposited" into the RCI network. We were told that because The Grandvew at Las Vegas was a Gold Star property, we would be able to exchange our week(s) with ANY facility of our choice regardless of rooms based solely on a week per week swap. I could not understand how a 1 bedroom/1 week unit could be swapped for a 4 bedroom/1 week unit. We were repeatedly told that it was because the facility's Gold Star status, location, and a couple of other criteria placed property owners at the top of the list with a higher Trading Power, We decided to buy it with the intention of taking advantage of the RCI Time Share to stay at other participating facilities within the network.
When we got home, I started doing a lot of research to better understand what we had just gotten ourselves into as somethings were still not making sense. As I had suspected, we were about to be immersed into another world full of mixed experiences -- some good, some not so good, and some horrible. The weeks system is basically a new twist on the traditional points system just with a different name. I found that numerous people who would deposit other Gold Star property weeks were getting a certain numeric amount of Trading Power points and then not having enough points to get a comparable room many times having to pay extra just to have a vacation. On a few occasions, some did a search for the exact same property at the exact same week and still did not have enough. Seems that many were awarded lower Trading Power Points for their deposited properties and then offered comparable properties for slightly higher inflated points. Not being interested in more challenges, or difficulties down the road, we decided to cancel our contract within the 5 calendar days and back out of everything.
We will do more research on Time Shares and be better prepared to make an informed decision next time when we find a facility that better meets our needs and that is part of a network that we feel more comfortable with.
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