Club Wyndham Grand Desert Review: Space and Comfort in Las Vegas

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Club Wyndham Grand Desert - View of the hotel facade behind pool.
The main pool at Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Kim Orlando

The writer was hosted.

Club Wyndham Grand Desert in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a win for savvy travelers who want great value for the money with spacious suites, multiple outdoor pool options and shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip.

Resort Highlights

  • Large condo-style rentals, with kitchens or kitchenettes and washer/dryer in unit
  • No resort fee
  • 3 heated pools
  • Free shuttle service to The Strip
  • 24-hour front desk for easy check-in and help should you need it

Things to Know about Club Wyndham Grand Desert

  • Daily housekeeping is available for an additional charge
  • No onsite casino

Spacious Accommodations

Club Wyndham Grand Desert - Whirlpool tub in the bedroom of suite at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas.
Whirlpool tub in the bedroom of my suite at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas. Photo credit: Kim Orlando

I was traveling with a colleague on a business trip, so the 2 bathroom, two-bedroom suite in Tower 2 at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert gave us the space, privacy and amenities we needed. We had a view of the golf course from the living room and the main public area was below us on the first floor.

Club Wyndham Grand Desert - kitchen with mid-brown cabinets and black appliances, Every suite has a full kitchen at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas.
Every suite has a full kitchen at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas. Photo credit: Kim Orlando

Our suite included a stocked and full kitchen, comfy living room with sofa bed, separate dining area, and a washer/dryer.  

The washer/dryer was key because I was able to wash my clothes and get rid of the smoke smell I picked up walking through the Las Vegas casinos.

My bedroom had a gigantic whirlpool tub with a window that opened to the king bed. The second bedroom where my colleague stayed had two double beds and a full bath.

It worked great for us and it would work just as well for women on a girlfriends getaway or even with their family. The separate bedrooms offer the privacy you want and the shared spaces make it easy to spend time together when that’s your goal.

Great Location

Club Wyndham Grand Desert close to the Las Vegas, NV, Strip, but far enough away from the lights and buzz of activity e to make it feel more serene.

And, when you want to hit casinos at the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and MGM Grand, shop the designer stores and eat at great restaurants, it’s all a quick (and free!) shuttle ride away.

The resort is located on Harmon Way, just 3 blocks off of The Strip. For context, it took us about 20 minutes to walk to the Paris Hotel and another 10 minutes to get to Caesars Palace.

I also used Club Wyndham’s free shuttle, driven by a very friendly local. The shuttle runs daily from 9am-9:30pm and makes one stop every 30-45 minutes at the Horseshoe Casino, which is in the center of The Las Vegas Strip.

We were attending a conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the resort was an easy walk away. I did that daily.

Is it Safe for Women?

One evening, I walked back to the Grand Desert by myself. Afterwards, I regretted that choice (especially after being yelled at by my colleague). It wasn’t late, but it was dark and I was alone – not a good idea in any major city.  Plus, the Uber ride is short and inexpensive, so I have no excuse.

Back at the resort, I definitely felt safe.

The pool area and the elevators require a room key to enter and security officers patrol the resort 24/7. Lifeguards are on duty during pool hours, even during summer when the hours extend to 9pm.

Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort Amenities

Club Wyndham Grand Desert - two shuttle buses parked outside.
Club Wyndham Grand Desert Resort, Las Vegas, free shuttle. Photo credit: Kim Orlando

The room fee online is actually the room fee I paid at the Club Wyndham Grand Desert.  There were no additional resort fees tacked on and I still enjoyed many of the same amenities I would expect at a traditional hotel.

More, actually – few suite-style hotels, especially in Las Vegas, offer free parking and no resort fee.

My conference schedule kept me busy so I had little time to experience all of the amenities that Club Wyndham Grand Desert offers. Those include:

  1. No resort fee. I repeat No Resort Fee.
  2. Free parking. I rented a car, so this was a huge bonus for me.
  3. Free Wifi with strong internet access throughout the resort.
  4. Free shuttle that runs between the resort and The Strip daily from 9am-9:30pm.
  5. 3 swimming pools – one for adults 18+, one for families, one open 24 hours, and all heated to 84 degrees
  6. 4 Hot tubs
  7. Private pool cabanas
  8. Kiddie playground
  9. 2 fitness centers
  10.  Spa and dry sauna
  11.  On-site Grand Desert Market in the lobby stocked with snacks and drinks
  12.  Concierge
  13.  Game room & movie theater at the Experience Center in the lobby
  14.  Sports bar, Destination LV
  15.  Starbucks coffee and snack bar at The Coffee Corner, lobby

There is no onsite casino, which was a plus for me. I liked the break from the dinging slot machines, the smell of smoke and the constant buzz of activity.

Housekeeping is not included in the cost of the room. To clean our 2-bedroom, 2-bath suite, the fee would have been $105 plus tax/visit. That service is provided by a third party and arranged through the front desk.

However, you do not need to pay for housekeeping to get fresh towels or have in-room amenities such as shampoo and soap replenished. That is included in the room price and supplies are delivered upon request.  

Club Wyndham Grand Desert - facade of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo credit: Breeze Leonard

My colleague, SheBuysTravel Writer Breeze Leonard, had this to say:

After staying at the Club Wyndham Desert Blue, I’ll consider it for our next family trip to Vegas. As a mom of three, finding a spot that’s comfortable but still close to the action is important to me. I think this location is the perfect balance. It’s away from The Strip, so we can skip the casino vibes and keep it kid-friendly. Yet, everything we want to do and see is just a shuttle ride away.

The rooms and the staff were great, I loved that there was a small market on-site so that we didn’t have to leave for some basic necessities. If you’re hauling a mini-crowd like mine and need that sweet spot between fun and calm, this is it.

Book Through Extra Holidays

Extra Holidays is a vacation rental website that offers stays at condo-style resorts with the space and comfort of home and the service and convenience of a hotel.

A unit of Travel + Leisure Co., Extra Holidays works with resort companies like Club Wyndham, a timeshare company. However, you do not have to sit through a timeshare sales pitch to stay here!

When you book through Extra Holidays, you’ll be offered the chance to sign up for the free membership program. I joined (and you should too!) to get access to:

  • The best booking rates
  • A welcome reward of 20 percent off my stay and a $25 gift card.

Being a member of the loyalty program also will give me early access to a monthly flash sale, seasonal promotions, and deep discounts on future bookings.

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