Grandview at Las Vegas
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Got a great upgrade on our rental car - it pays to tell everyone about this kind of special occasion - a 50th birthday - hence the upgrade to a 'stang ...and it's a convertible to boot as the photo shows!
Its great to be back at the Grandview - we love the room!
... left Oakhurst at exactly 8.30 as my alarm sounded.
We drove up the 41 towards the park and had to pay $20 for a seven day pass even though we were just passing through to the 120 probably never to return. We came in a different entrance to yesterday (only about 20 minutes from Oakhurst) and drove down through the tunnel to Tunnel View. As we followed along towards CA 120 we passed many of the same places as yesterday - we could have done a self guided ...
... We also went to Quiltique, in Henderson after we finished with the birds. I found some Fat Quarters I couldn't live without, and neither could .Nev. Then we went to Boulder City on the way to the Hoover Dam for Coffee and Pie. Just as well, we did a lot of walking after! Hope to get a early start and head out to the Grand Canyon Friday ...
We started off walking the strip, went back to the M&M shop and tucked into some lunch at Gordon Ramsy’s Burgr Restaurant. We couldn’t leave Vegas without seeing a Magic show so we lined up a Chris Angel Magic show at the Luxor.
Following the magic show ...
... they wonder why we're carrying a New Zealand road atlas? At the hotel our room wasn't ready, well it was 8 am and the convention revellers were probably still nursing "heads" from the night before. So breakfast in the buffet.....always a bad move with Tony's willpower, then waddle off to Paris for a quick look round. By 10am we'd got the room key and were $28 lighter for early check in (worth every cent) so off to Bo-Bo's for some shuteye so we're ready ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrandview at Las Vegas
Love this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grandview at Las Vegas
Now That's Refreshing
My husband and I and another couple stayed at the grand view booking before it was built and I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely it was. I was a little nervous about the booking but all my fears were releived as soon as I opened the door to our ajoining suites. It was as nice as being at home with all the comforts. We cooked breakfast a couple mornings and I came home with all clean laundry. We had plenty of privacy and plenty of fun. The front desk was very attentive to any needs and I was acknowledged as soon as I entered the lobby. It was nice to do some swimming in the pool with the music piped in, while sipping on a beverage and having a snack. We would have loved to purchase if not for being out of work-I think the next time around will have different results. I can't wait to return-it will be like going home-I liked it that much. P.S. So did our best freinds. Hopefully we will see you on our next trip. Thank you Grand View.
Vacation with friends
Stayed for 5 nights... April 23rd - 27th.
Finally.... A vacation to Vegas with good friends and at a great place. Found the setup of the Grandview's double suites perfect for two couples who want to be together yet still have their privacy. The main door off the hall opens to a small foyer which then has a seperate entrances to two full suites... That's right a suite for each couple with everything you need. This allows us to keep the suite doors open to each other while socializing but still having our privacy from the rest of the folks staying there. The suites were perfect. Everything you could want and spacious. The pool area was great. Music piped in and very relaxing. Even grills there to grill your own steaks. What more could you ask for.
The tour was very nice and the sales staff very friendly and what was even better was that there was no pressure by any of them to buy.
A great deal for anyone that can in any way afford to swing it. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Even though the Grandview has a shuttle service, the one thing I highly recommend is that you rent a car so that you can come and go at your own pace. This is very easy as each major hotel has free parking.
Will I go there again??? Yes, definately.
See you there.
A Few Teething Problems
We stayed here for 7 nights and generally were impressed with the standard of accommodation and furnishings. Everything is brand new and if you are content to stay 4 miles out from the strip you probably would be happy here.
However, we encountered a few teething problems which I mention for the benefit of potential guests.
After check in our electronic key cards would not work and it required 3 visits to the check in desk, not an insignificant distance, before we were allocated another room. This was dealt with by a security guard without any comment from management.
There is no restaurant of any description at this property, not even for breakfast.
Work on the newest wing of the property commences around 6am and ensures an early morning wake up call just when you don't require one.
The lobby internet access although free and involving 4 terminals just never works.
Your room contains a strongly worded notice regarding the necessity of checking out before 10am. This seems just a trifle early.
Our overall stay was however enjoyable.
GrandView at Las Vegas
Spent two nights 3/11/05-3/13/05 at the new Grandview at Las Vegas. Booked it through Hotwire (was described as 3 1/2 star Suite south of the strip) for $115 a night. This was actually a good deal, since it was Nascar weekend and what hotels weren't sold out, were ridiculously expensive.
I checked it out online and discovered it to be a brand new timeshare condo place (just opened a few months ago). Since it was so new and off by itself, I printed Mapquest in case the cab driver at the airport had never heard of it. Which he hadn't, so Mapquest helped. It's about a $20 cab ride from the airport. We arrived late (midnight Vegas time), check-in was immediate and with a smile. Our room was on the 10th floor of the 2nd building (Primrose building-right behind a nice-looking pool). Our suite couldn't have been nicer. Kitchen, dining area, living area with large tv, one bedroom with a king-size bed and another tv...large tub between the bedroom and the bathroom. Large shower, dual sinks. Everything sparkly clean and new. My only (and boy is this tiny) complaint was the lack of a shelf or rack or something to put things on in the shower. Also, no place to prop up the ole leg while trying to shave one's legs in the shower. (I told you it was a minor complaint). One other thing that didn't bother us because we were on East Coast time, but for a lot of people it would be a problem, is their 10am checkout time! That's an awfully early checkout time. I don't know how easily they would extend it, as we didn't need to.
We didn't even attempt to use their free shuttle, because you had to book it 24 hours in advance. We had no problem getting cabs to come quickly to pick us up (Lucky cab company was great).
Although this place is off the beaten path, you can tell the area around it will be built up before you know it. Also, only a couple miles down the road is the very wonderful restaurant...Bootlegger's Bistro! (but that's a whole new review).
A Gold Crown with lots of Diamonds
Spent a lovely week at the Grandview in the brand new Primrose building from February 5th - 12th, 2005. It far exceeded our expectations with beautiful interior decorating and a well thought out room plan. The view was spectacular. The construction was ongoing but did not affect our stay in the least even though we were next to it. The 2 pools, 2 spa's and waterfalls made it easy to have more privacy than usual in a resort. This place is 10 minutes from the strip and very easy to get to with a car as Vegas is very simple to get around and parking at any large hotel is free.
The only negative that we were able to find with this resort would be the computers. Although there are 4 for guest use, they did not support java script and using them was slow and a complete frustration. Bringing your laptop would solve this. Whenever we needed staff assistance they promptly arrived and showed their true professionalism.
I would recommend this resort to anyone. My family plans to return again for another week to continue our Grand Las Vegas adventure.
Takes them a long time to respond
I called the place to book 2 rooms at 7:30 p.m. pacific time and was unable to because the office had closed. The person who answered the phone was very helpful about the amenities of the facility but was not aware of the pricing and suggested that i go online to book the room. So i did. during the booking process i took screen shots of everything i entered-something i do just in case i had to dispute any charges to my card-when i was complete with the transaction i noticed that the wrong dates were issued. i first went back to my screen shots to verify that i had entered the correct date-and i did-i immediately called the number listed below and the polite woman told me that she could not assist me with this issue. However, she did tell me that the dates that i entered were avalable-she gave me a number to call to resolve this issue but i would have to wait until they opened at 7:00 a.m.-i called first thing the next morning and the woman who answered was very polite but did not have any authority to resolve this issue and would have to wait until her manager could contact the property manager to see if this was possible- it is 11:00 a.m. and i still have not heard one way or another-for such a simple issue
Stayed at the Grandview December 25-28. Didn't get in until 1a.m. on the 26th, got a great internet rate $89 for three nights. Asked for a late check out on Tuesday, they were a little hesitant, but I think that 10a.m. is unreasonably early for a check out. They granted a late 12 noon check out - the resort was not at full capacity. There is construction going on outside on two sides of the Primrose building - we were not awakened but we were on the opposite side of the building from the construction sites. Room was spacious and just as it appeared in the website photos - very brand new and clean and even smells of fresh paint in the halls. There is a larger screen TV in the living are and a TV in the bedroom as well. You can check out DVDs for free from their library - (we actually did for 1 night!). They were doing something with the pipes that left us with no hot water for a couple of hours- but they corrected the problem as soon as we called. Some people at the front desk seem very frazzled and not exceedingly nice - not rude, but not friendly- just a little weird for me to experience as I am a frequent Las Vegas visitor. You will need to rent a car if you stay here - you are too far away from the strip to walk, and the shuttle just doesn't leave you very much flexibility. Our car was $16 a day and perfect. If you are looking for a quiet, very very clean comfortable place to stay that has a great jacuzzi in the room without breaking the bank - I recommend the Grandview.
Great Stay outside of Las Vegas at the Grandview at Las Vegas
My wife and I stayed at the resort from Thursday November 4th through Sunday the 7th. Although we checked in during evening hours, there was no line to speak of and the process was smooth and painless. The staff we encountered were all very pleasant and didn't have to do anything special to make this a great stay.
While this is a timeshare resort, the sales pressure was not very high. This is a nice change from most RCI resorts we have stayed at over the years (most have been very pushy at other resorts). As timeshare owners with a different company and being on a relatively tight schedule for this trip, we declined the presentation offer and goodies. After doing so, we did not get a large amount of attitude back - which was very nice. We did receive a phone call the next day asking us again if we would consider listening to the presentation, but again declined - and we received a pleasant thank you from the individual on the phone.
This resort has only been open to guests for approximately 1 month and everything is in like new condition. The Pool area, Rooms, and grounds were all in great condition. The pool is heated, and was still open - although the weather was almost too cold to lay out. There is plenty of parking and easy access from the various lots.
The resort has your usual organized activities. They also had a significant DVD library selection. I know, who watches DVDs while on vacation and especially in Las Vegas - but we took advantate of this free feature one night.
The only downside was the location. As the area builds up, this won't be as much of a concern. There are already a few places to eat, a grocery store, and a gas station in the area. However, the area is still being developed. While it is located on Las Vegas Blvd., you are several miles south of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign (even south of the outlet mall).
Henderson is just as quick to get to from this resort, as is Las Vegas. It was a very nice and quiet location (until the area builds up).
Wonderful Stay!; Quiet, but good drive from the Strip
My husband and I stayed at the Grandview at Las Vegas for two nights during the week of October 4, 2004. The property is located about 5-6 miles South of the action on the Strip/airport. Check-in was quick and easy. The property actually consists of two condominium buildings, containing one and two bedroom apartments. We stayed in a very spacious one bedroom. The apartment has a full kitchen with all utensils, china, full-sized refigerator w/ice maker, cookware, dishwaher, coffee maker, toaster, and waher/dryer. (Be sure not to forget to complete/turn in the inventory sheet when you arrive- our apt was missing one cookware item). There is a dining area with four chairs; living room w/ sleeper sofa and very large screen tv. There is also a tv in the bedroom w/ king or queen sized bed and jacuzzi. Iron & ironing board are provided w/ plenty of closet space. The bath is very spacious, with glass-enclosed shower and his/her vanity. The decor is very modern and southwestern color scheme. Don't expect housekeeping services unless you are willing to spend $15/per day. Plenty of towels and toiletries are provided, plus you are stocked with cleaning products, a mop and a broom, if needed. The pool area is large w/ waterfall and plenty of lounging space. If you do not have a rental car, call early for shuttle service. Good assortment of fast food places nearby (Subway/In-Out Burger/McDonald's/Chipoltle Mexican Grill) & convenience stores. Property has a nice computer room for free internet services, especially for those who use the internet to check-in at the airport. Not sure how long this property is going to be available for hotel-type rentals; we noticed that a lot of the hotels on the strip and downtown were offering free dinner and shows for those who were willing to take a few hours to tour the property (and potentially purchase a unit for time-sharing). Overall, we enjoyed the stay -very comfortable, quiet, and relaxing. Not so sure we would have been 100% happy if we did not have a rental car to come and go to the Strip as we pleased due to the distance and the time it appeared to take others to catch the hotel shuttle, plus the shuttle does not run 24 hours. I highly recommend the property. We reserved through Travelocity.com, at a rate of $132/night. Good price if you can't get one of those $99 deals at the Strip hotels like Paris, Monte Carlo, NYNY, and Aladdin.
Transportation Issues A Real Drawback...
PROS: Beautiful resort. Rooms are spacious with full kitchens, dining areas & living rooms. Separate bedroom areas with huge whirlpool tub and huge bathroom with the largest glass shower you can imagine.
Pool area has two separate pools -- an upper and a lower and also a hottub. Waterfalls into pools are a nice touch. Really clean and relaxing.
Housekeeping staff was nice and prompt with towels.
CONS: On the strip, but waaaaay down. Definately NOT walking distance which equals a $20 cab ride each way. One small resort shuttle must be reserved 24 hours in advance and only runs after 1pm until 12:00pm. Very inconvenient for getting to the main strip area. Staff at the front desk was unsympathetic to transportation needs and failed to call taxis, even when prompted repeatedly.
No onsite restaurant at this time.