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Wyndham Grand Desert

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Reeder1700, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Reeder1700

    Reeder1700 Tourist

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    Anyone have any experience with this property? We booked it through VRBO for the expected dates of EDC next year and was curious if anyone had any experiences with this property, either positive or negative.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Richard Alpert

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    Hi there, Reeder1700!

    My bride and I surprised our trio of minions with a trip to Vegas in July 2015. We stayed at Wyndham Grand Desert. My kids still talk about our trip--even talking about it during our road trip to FL and cruise to the Bahamas this year--so we know they had a great time there! :thumbsup:

    I don't have a lot of pics of the property as I was busy enjoying my time with the family, and my camera was a major POS. I believe there's at least one pic of the pool outside the building we stayed in.

    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/family-vacation-6-26-6-29-15-3-nights-at-wyndham-grand-desert.123127/

    The only negative I remember is that if you want a taxi, etc. you have to call one or hoof it over to Elara or PH to their taxi lines. :faint:

    *I heard from many others that sometimes you are bugged by their front-desk staff to set up a time to hear their sales pitch. We weren't even asked, but maybe we just fell through the cracks or off of their sales radar. Or they saw us, thought us to be a Married with Children starter kit, and just didn't bother. :cry:

    Hope this helps at least a little bit! If you have any questions, I'll try to provide an accurate--or at least entertaining--answer!

    RICHARD
     
  3. LV2GAMBLE

    LV2GAMBLE High-Roller

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    We ( or rather the spouse) fell 'sucker' to the timeshare spiel a few years back. So now when we go to LV for a week or more we stay here for a few days. Very nice property, pools are heated so you can use all year, one is an adult only pool. Lots of amenities, such as movie night, small store on site, workout facilities, etc. It's also nice and quiet. They do run a shuttle to the strip (pickup/drop off at Harrah's) about every hour, which stops at midnight I believe. It is walkable to the strip, (probably less than a mile) but I doubt we'd do it at night. We usually walk to Ellis Island to eat a couple of times. We do enjoy our stay there. As, mentioned, don't sign up to listen to the timeshare spiel unless you are interested in purchasing. They are somewhat pushy, so just be firm and say NO!!! Also, we've learned not to answer the phone that's in the room while there because it's likely the timeshare folks once again. Any specific questions, you can certainly pm me.
     
    Shhhh.......just booked!!!
  4. Reeder1700

    Reeder1700 Tourist

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    Thanks. The shuttle to Harrah's sounds good but the lack of cab service is a bummer. We will mainly be using it to sleep and the rate was incredible compared to the hotels for that very expensive weekend so we took the plunge. I've already dealt with TS properties before so saying no is not an issue for me lol.

    Does Ellis Island have cab service and is it close? Don't want to walk too much as I will be on my feet three straight nights at the festival.

    I've only stayed at strip hotels before so I'm kind of a noob here.
     
  5. LV2GAMBLE

    LV2GAMBLE High-Roller

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    Sign up for lyft or uber, you can get a ride anywhere, and a lot cheaper than a cab
     
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  6. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC Low-Roller

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  7. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    Try to get a newer building there...the older buildings are pretty worn...I would only place it about mid-pack as far as all the timeshares in Vegas go..
     
  8. jbee

    jbee Low-Roller

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    Another 2x
     
  9. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    We stayed there last year and it was really nice, as are most of the timeshare resorts we have stayed in vegas. When going with the family or a big group, or staying more than a couple nights, it's really nice to have the full kitchen. We don't own a timeshare, just rent them on ebay or use hotel points if we can't find what we are looking for.
     
  10. thekid911

    thekid911 Tourist

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    Considering staying here over 4th of July this year. Does anyone know from experience if there is any sort of rooftop area that would be suitable for watching the fireworks? Also, do the pools allow guests to carry in their own drinks?
     
  11. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    Not there. I'd suggest the roof of a nearby parking garage, maybe at the Hard rock or silver sevens.
    I think they sell drinks at the pool but they were pretty laid back about people bringing their own. I'm pretty sure I did when I was there. It was a while ago though. You might post the question on the tugbbs forum for Wyndham timeshare owners.