MrV
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September 30th, 2017 at 8:12:38 PM permalink
I heard about this hotel for the first time today at a party.

It's located behind Hooters, but the person who told me about it loved it, and the reviews online seem positive.

Anybody here have any first hand info about the Desert Rose Resort that they can share?

Sure is conveniently locaated, and if the actual rates are reasonable (presumably free parking and no resort fees) I might just stay there and then walk to MGM to shoot craps.
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September 30th, 2017 at 9:16:49 PM permalink
Not first hand, but in January 2016 I stayed at the Wyndham Grand Desert and met some people who were staying at the GD but had spent the previous at Desert Rose. They liked it.
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October 1st, 2017 at 1:45:26 AM permalink
Housekeeping is charged separately.

Ain't no one going to comp your room in return for your action.

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October 1st, 2017 at 3:00:45 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Anybody here have any first hand info about the Desert Rose Resort that they can share?


At last, one I can answer, That's where I stayed the one time I came to Vegas, albeit in 2008.

Location is pretty handy, tucked behind Hooters, where we used to have breakfast. A very short walk to MGM.

We like to have cooking facilities, which is why we chose this place over one of the classic hotels.

Carpets and upholstery were a bit grubby, but not disgustingly so. I've read very old reports about insect and flea problems, but we saw none.
Aircon worked fine and was quiet.
Room size was more than we expected. We had one large bedroom and a large combined living and cooking area. 2 Large TVs .
Cooking area was adequate.
Walk in wardrobe and large enough bathroom. Bathroom was clean when we arrived. Housekeeping was a bit minimal.
There is a small pool, but nothing special.
No casino on-site
Plenty of parking within just a few metres of the room.
What food was available wasn't worth staying in for. But Hooters served that purpose.

Would I recommend it or return to it. Yes, unless someone tells me it has gone downhill. I'd say it was a bit low class, but available at low price, so you get what you pay for.

I still remember the stink of the sewers around Hooters car park, which we occasionally walked near to get back to the hotel.
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October 1st, 2017 at 5:09:39 AM permalink
Just for fun, I looked it up and I didn't think the rates were all that great.

I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations At Desert Club Resort which has a similar sounding name. It is on Koval just east of the High Roller parking lot. That is a great place for families.
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October 1st, 2017 at 5:19:54 AM permalink
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Just for fun, I looked it up and I didn't think the rates were all that great.


YMMV but I see a deal on booking.com for a suite that sleeps 4 adults for 2 nights at $126.
The going rate on booking.com is about $72 per night. But bear in mind these are pretty big suites.
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October 1st, 2017 at 10:38:49 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

The going rate on booking.com is about $72 per night. But bear in mind these are pretty big suites.

Yep, THAT seems like a pretty good deal,
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