Stayed first week of September. Wonderful gated property minutes west if Las Vegas Blvd consisting of one and two bedroom apartment style rooms. I don't feel the booking sites give credit to all the amenities or room details that your money buys at this property. Beautiful landscaping along the walkways takes you under a canopy of older growth acadia, evergreen, and palm trees creating soft shade and an openness for gentle breezes. The complex is dotted with lavender Mexican Petunia bushes and brilliant yellow Coreopsis trailing among the decorative rocks. The 8 unit apartment blocks circle the saltwater pools which are centered on the property. The first pool sits behind the front office and is an adult only pool that is open until 12AM. In the middle is a fenced toddler fountain spray play area, and in the back is the large family pool complete with a waterfall open until 10PM. Both pool areas have covered cabanas; cushioned chair and lounges were plentiful all around the pools. The adult and family pools each have their own spa with the family spa being quite large and the water spills from a rock waterfall. In the middle near the toddler area sit the restrooms and shower area accessible from both pools. The pool area has surround sound with classic tunes and expertise must have been employed in it's design because it was easily enjoyed in the pool area without being heard in the rooms (that still amazes me!) Our room was a one bedroom with clean line architecture, crisp furnishings, and endless closet space. The living area had transitional/modern furniture with a fold out sofa bed (not the rickety sofa bed I've always known), an armchair, and movable storage coffee tables. The living room opened onto a snack counter that divided the kitchen/dining and living areas. The kitchen was well spaced, U shape with granite countertops complete with microwave, stove/oven, full refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender and dish washer. The kitchen is supplied with stemware, glassware, plastic glasses with pitcher, 7 piece pot and lid set, oven ware, flat ware, kitchen towels and cooking utensils. The resort provided complimentary sponge scrubber, dish soap, drying rack, trash liners, and dishwasher soap. Next to the open kitchen is a dining area that seats four. On the other side of the living area is the bedroom, bathroom, and laundry area. Our bedroom had a king bed with crisp cotton percale sheets and cotton duvet, walk in closet with a safe, and ceiling fan. My only personal issue were the four overstuffed foam pillows. I did not find them to be comfortable but in defense of the property nor did I call to find out if they had any alternative pillows. Both the living and bedroom has wall mounted 40 inch flat panel TVs. The bathroom was quite large with a garden tub/shower, granite countertop, and travertine style floor tile. The commode area was double doored so that it could accessed from the bedroom or living area for privacy. Followed by the laundry area with Smart Wash Maytag washer and dryer and the iron/ironing board. Finally the unit had it own patio with table and chairs and the resort provides huge thirsty beach towels in your room. Personal tip: the beach towels are so thick I discovered they were better managed by draping them on the patio chairs to dry overnight in the dry desert air. The front desk staff was considerate and professional (hat tip to Mark) and from there guests are recommended to stop at the concierge's desk. This is when the their special concierge encourages you to sign up for their 90 minute luncheon with offers of discount show tickets or a $75 MasterCard. Interestingly the phase "Time Share" is never used in the spiel. Frankly, I let her say her monolog and responded that I would think about it and walked away. I never felt overt pressure but then again if this sort of encounter intimidates you then I don't think Las Vegas is the destination for you. They do have a shuttle service with multiple stops along the strip and Fremont St. that doubles in frequency Thursday to Sunday. Also shuttles to the grocers on limited days. We did not utilize the fitness center or the billiards room for me to comment. Having stayed in Vegas multiple times through the years from a junior suite at MGM to a 70's red velvet nightmare at the Riveria (since refurbished) I can honestly say the dollar for dollar the Desert Paradise is an excellent buy. By saving $250 a night we gave up the marble bathrooms and high rise views of the parking lot, I can definitely live with that. But what we gained was quiet which is not easily found at the strip hotels. When our child was cranky from sensory overload and we have spent our last nerve from a fussy kid and jostling crowds we were able to escape it all to a quiet, well ordered property, slip into the pool and let the waterfall refresh our spirit- priceless.
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Paradise Hotel Las Vegas
- Sunterra Desert Paradise Resort
- Desert Paradise Las Vegas