The Grand Desert is 12 stories tall and located one looooong block (1/4 mile) from the strip. There is a shuttle that every 1/2 hour, goes to Harrahs and the Rio, but we had a renter car we used instead. When we walked into the unit we were overcome -- our rooms were simply magnificant! We own Fairfield at the Gold Level which means you can request an upgrade and get it without penalty if available. We ended up in a three-bedroom penthouse. There were earth tone apointments, marble floors, overstuffed easy chairs, jacuzzi, two full baths, breakfast bar, a kitchen the Iron Chef would envy, remote controled ceiling fans, four TVs and a full stereo. I?m sure I?m forgetting something, so just imagine anything you?d want and it was there. We had a friend along and he was goggle-eyed at the luxury. We also brought our son and his brand new wife to Vegas with us for their honeymoon. We told them that our Fairfield deeds would be theirs when we die and they couldn?t quite hide their glee! They were in a two-bedroom deluxe unit. It was equally as beautiful.
As you might not know, the Grand Desert hasn?t been open very long. We found a picture that had been hung upside down and a drawer that stuck when you tried to open it. We called the conceirge, not to complain but just to let them know to take a look at these things, and when we got back that evening there was a bouquet of chocolate valentines on our table (we were there in mid February). I put a picture in of that. We found the staff helpful in planning out trips (they offer their own trips to Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and Moonlight Cruises on Lake Mead) and getting a pizza late at night.
If there was a weakness, it would be the on-site market. We went to a large grocery store fairly close by (front desk gave us directions) to stock our larder for our stay. All in all it was great!
Editor's Note: This property was formerly the Fairfield Grand Desert.
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May 29, 2004
There were two pools and three hot tubs, a computer room, game room, and activities center with pool tables, air hockey, and foosball. There were activities at the resort like aerobics and pilates, bingo, air hockey tournament, and wine and cheese at the pool.
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From journal Las Vegas Bound
Franklin Park, Illinois
March 4, 2004
The staff at the check-in desk was so friendly and very helpful with information.
The new monorail system, which is supposed to start operating this summer, is very nearby. The area is supposed to be more developed in the next year or two. While the weather was not fit for swimming in February, the outdoor pools were lovely. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. I may never stay on the strip again! They offer a shuttle bus to Harrah's and the Rio, which helps to get to different areas. They also arrange for a complimentary bus tour to Laughlin, which I HIGHLY recommend. Laughlin is a mini-Las Vegas. It makes a stop at Hoover Dam and you receive a free lunch buffet at the Edgewater Hotel in Laughlin, which was excellent.
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