Resort was more like apartments converted into a timeshare destination. We drove from Tucson and had no problem finding the resort. Even though some front end construction was going on it was not a distraction. We parked a good size van under the covered parking and did not have to drive once while in Vegas. We opted for a room on the 3rd floor and we had a great view of the pool from the covered patio area. The room was amazing, when we first walked thru we thought the second bedroom was actually the master suite because it was so nice! The entire two bedroom unit was furnished and decorated very upscale. There is LCD t.v.s in each bedroom plus of course, the living room. The kitchen had every possible appliance you could want. There were IPOD docking stations in each of the rooms and WIFI as well. The master bedroom had a giant bathtub/shower so definitely throw your bath stuff into your luggage! Everyone slept very well and comfortable including my 16 year old who slept on the couch. It is a pull out but he slept on the couch itself which he found to be more comfortable.
The resort offers a very extensive shuttle service which takes you to major stops on the strip, Freemont street and the supermarket. Once we were dropped off at the Flamingo, which is closest stop, we bought monorail tickets ($12 each) which takes you to each end of the strip with 7 or so stops in between. We only had to cab it three times costing us less than $30. The resort shuttle was always there for drop off and pick up. Pool is open 24 hours although crowded during the day, night was very quiet.
The staff was accomodating and when we checked in she gave us a preference to 2nd or 3rd floor and offered us the pool view which was also by the arcade, which she thought my 3 teenage boys would like.
After searching the internet for show tickets to Le Reve we ended up calling the concierge at the resort we found the least expensive tickets ($97 for premium seating) offered. The show was amazing...different review...
Oh yea, the location of Summer Bay Resorts was about a half mile off the strip, probably half way between Stratosphere and MGM. Excellent location. So if you happen to miss the resort shuttle times to take you back, you just get off the monorail at Flamingo and it is about a $5.50 cab ride to resort. (or less)
The only downside to any of this was we could only stay from Friday to Sunday...we were unable to use the entire week. We were so bummed after we got there to know that we had to leave such a cool place so soon.
Thank you Summer Bay for a very nice weekend getaway with my family! We will be back and we will stay longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only one block from the famous Las Vegas Strip, Holiday Inn Club Vacations(R) at Desert Club Resort offers the best of both worlds. Enjoy a quiet oasis with non-stop excitement close by in one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world. From world-class performers and live shows to incredible dining and casino action, nothing beats like the heart of Vegas-and you'll be right in the middle of it! The resort features villa accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, plus free Wi-Fi internet access. Many amenities have been refurbished or added to enhance your stay experience. This includes a newly expanded poolside restaurant and bar, state-of-the-art clubhouse, large Marketplace store, two fitness centers and family activity center. You'll also enjoy five heated outdoor pools open from 6am until midnight, plus putting green and shuffleboard courts and outdoor grilling stations with shaded seating areas. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle services around the large property and to stops at some of the largest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, which is located only one block from the resort. It includes a stop at the Freemont Street Experience, one of the most popular outdoor attractions in downtown Vegas. Experience world-class live entertainment from top performers such as Celine Dionne and Rod Stewart, shows like Cirque Du Solei's Beatles LOVE and O, incredible restaurants from top chefs and incredible night clubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Club Hotel Las Vegas