Wyndham Grand Desert
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas
On check-in we were greeted with smiles and pleasant attitudes from everyone. The gal at the front desk gave us a choice of 3 rooms with different views and we told her to choose the one she thought was best. And boy did we get a great room. Top floor of tower 2. Great Strip view.
The Jacuzzi Tub worked great, the wasshing machine worked, the fridge was cold and waiting for our Wine, water, and cheese.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Wyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas
I LOVED this resort! We only stayed there for 4 days but we wish we could have stayed longer. The resort is rather new and close to the strip. We even walked home a couple of nights but during the day, it's pretty hot outside, so we would just catch a cab or take the resort shuttle to Harrah's, which is conveniently located on the strip. I loved the fact that there was an adult and kids pool. Honestly, there isn't a negative thing I can say about the place. I loved it and within 24 hours of me returning was planning my next vacation there again! You can't go wrong with the Fairfield Grand Desert!
What a wonderful resort!
This place is incredible!!! Very luxurious accomodations and at a great price. My friends and I were looking for a 2 bedroom place for a week and we hit the jackpot! The resort is beautiful with 2 pools with float toys, multiple hot tobs, planned activities, a great deli, a convenience store and wonderfull rooms!
It is a long walk to the strip, but the shuttle to Harrah's is very convenient. Parking at the hotel is also easy and was rarely more than a few steps from the door.
We were never approached about time shares and felt no pressure to inquire. I would highly recommend staying here and plan on booking another vacation soon!
Parking garage is confusing and difficult to find elevator if parking in tower 1
The front desk, parking and concierge staff need to all take a tour of the parking garage. All gave poor or incorrect information about where and how to find the elevator's for tower 1. There is NO signage marking the elevators from level 1 on the tower 1 side (in contrast signage to elevator is clearly marked at tower 2). On level 2 the signage is so small that it cannot be read when driving around in your car in the dark garage so it is next to useless. Also, following the "exit" sign from the elevators at level 2 leads to a dead end with double doors opening into the courtyard. So be prepared for a confusion if you are assigned to tower 1 and enter the parking garage. Best to first just park outside and take a walking tour as this will save you time and frustration.
Once you finally find your room things get better. The housekeeping staff gets a super/wonderful rating. Really a nice job by those people. Grounds crew do a great job too.
Our A/C wasn't working but the service man arrived within a few minutes and fixed it.
I'd give my stay at Grand Desert top marks except for the frustration from lack of attention to details in the parking garage.
Fairfield Grand Desert Resort --5 star rating in my book
We stayed for 7 days during the month of May at the Fairfield Grand Desert Resort. My wife and I enjoyed a two bedroom, two full bath, full kitchen unit. The unit was very spacious, clean, and very tastefully decorated. The property has two very nice pools with ample lounge chairs. The staff was very friendly and accomadating. The timeshare sales staff didn't bother us one time for a presentation. I have stayed at many of the nice hotel/casinos within Vegas and would opt to stay at this property everytime, as we visit vegas two times a year. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Resort with class
As a first time vacationer to a timeshare; interesting notes. Fairfield is huge, wear comfortable walking shoes. Panoramic views from higher floors. Word of advice, make sure the voicemail works in your room, laundry equipment works and tv remote has batteries.
Also, when making your reservations be specific re a 1 bedroom vs. 1 bedroom deluxe. Also, please note, that the rooms nearest to the elevator are for handicapped people.
On another note, this resort has activities planned for their guests. Also, free internet usage in a separate room for 1/2 hour. An interesting timeshare concept; just wish that was located closer to Las Vegas Boulevard instead of 4 blocks away.
I just returned from a 3 night stay at the Fairfield Grand Desert and also stayed for 7 nights last September 2003. The first stay 9/03 my wife and I were in a 3 BR-2 BA with a view of the strip and this time I had a 2 BR-2 BA with a view of the pool area. Both rooms were incredible for the price. I paid around $75 average for both stays and purchased them for an e-Bay seller. Everything and I mean everything including an in-room safe is included in the rooms. Full kitchens, very reasonably priced on property deli, 2 pools, 2 spas, activities room with free internet access, exercise room and a very attentive and helpful staff. They are about 2 LONG blocks off the strip and the corner of Koval and Harmon behind the MGM Grand. They run a shuttle to Harrah's until around 10 or 11 pm at night. I like the quiteness of the hotel as opposed to the casino hotels. The only down side I'd say is parking. It is on property but since you must enter through the lobby it can be difficult to park very close. Also the pool side view if you are very high say 10th floor to 15th floor you will occasionally hear aircraft from nearby LAS airport. Neither of these 2 would make me discourage a visit. NOTE: This is a time-share so you may be offered a tour but neither time was I pushed into doing it. The first stay I did and they gave me $50 for gambling at Harrah's. I'll never stay anywhere else in Vegas.....period.
This is a beautiful place to stay in. Why waste so much money on top hotels when you can stay in here and have a kitchen,living room, dining room and bed room at the same time. Its BEAUTIFUL! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
Very quiet and comfortable
This is a very quiet and comfortable place to stay. The staff on the front desk are very polite and friendly and I never saw a line at check in the whole time I was there. The rooms are clean, modern, spacious and incredibly quiet. The place was sold out but I never heard a sound from any neighbouring room. I was here for a conference and never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a cab in the morning unlike the lines I saw at the major hotels on the strip. Downside?...There's no daily maid service here, the place bills itself as a holiday resort rather than a hotel. Also if you want food and entertainment you have to head for the strip - the Desert Passage at the Aladdin is a 10 minute walk.Overall if you don't mind the 10 minute walk (there is a free bus for those that do) to your entertainment then this is a great place to stay.
Having been to Vegas several times over the years and stayed in Casino Hotels, I can truthfully say my last trip was the best experience ever.My favorite cousin, Linda Kelly took me along with her as a "Retirement Treat " for me. Your accomodations were wonderful. I thought I would not like residing off the Strip, but I totally wrong. The accomodations, atmosphere,customer service, peace and quietness was to die for. The shuttle service you provided made the Strip quiet assessible.The services for guests as well were wonderful. Your guest package was very informative and provided valuable information that facilitated our successful trip. Rest assurd, I shall return.
Very nice and classy place to stay
We purchased a week here on eBay. Upon arrival we were shocked at how nice the place was based on the price we paid. This is a Fairfield time share resort but it is probably one of the nicest places we have stayed. Free shuttle daily to Harrah's and if you are out too late it isn't too bad a walk back. The resort has 2 large pools, activity center, jacuzzi tubs in deluxe rooms.