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Hilton Grand Vacation
Las Vegas strip
A new entry onto the Las Vegas Strip, this Hotel seemed vast and empty during our visit in late 2003. Most likely this was because the property had only been open for a few weeks.
Travel Invasion had read that this hotel was having a grand opening special during their first month of operation. One bedroom
jacuzzi suites were being offered for under $100 a night over the weekends.
It isn't easy trying to get a decent hotel for this price, but a brand new high rise overlooking the Strip was just too good of a deal to pass up. We booked two weekend nights previous to the Thanksgiving holiday and were wondering if the hotel would be
Upon arriving, we immediately realized this wasn't going to be the case.
The parking lot was nearly empty.
A bellman came to greet us as we made our way to the front entry. I was hoping not to see the check-in line from hell, which is typical of so many Vegas hotels on a Friday evening. Walking into the lobby area I was shocked to see that there was no line, and no other guests to be seen.
Check in was a breeze with the front desk attendants making us feel very welcome to be staying here.
Located on a 10 acre site on the northern end of the strip, the property is situated between Circus Circus and the Stratosphere. This is phase one of an eventual three phases.
Vacation ownership similar to time shares is available through their
Each room comes complete with a full kitchen area including diswasher, as well as a mini washer/dryer combo. This area had tile flooring and granite marble countertops.
The rooms have a dining room glass table which feeds into the living room area which offers up
a 31 inch television with a DVD player. The couch can be pulled out for an additional bedding area.
The room decor and design scheme seemed to be a bit uninspired in my opinion. Like they were trying to please everyone instead of trying to stand out. Comfortable but not memorable!
2650 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 765-8300
The bathroom was spotless with tile flooring which had a decorative inlay pattern. Our room featured a jacuzzi tub between the bathroom and bedroom. Across from the tub was a mirrored closet with interior safe.
The bedroom seemed to take the safe route as well regarding the decorating style. A king sized bed with comforter and ample pillows. The room also featured a dresser with 31 inch television. The views from the hotel were interesting with our 4th floor room looking over to a developing luxury condominium project and also to the Wet N' Wild Water Park across the street.
Onsite amentities include a lounging room with pool table. There is a kids game room and convenience store on this same level. Eventually the hotel will include a bar and grill as well as a deli area. Because of winter, the pool area was deserted. When the warm weather starts to shine down, I would imagine this area will be filling with many happy guests. The landscaping appears to be well placed and will most likely develop into an oasis like atmosphere once it starts to mature.
The hotel appears to still be spreading its wings. This would probably be a good choice for families who want to keep the kids away from the whole casino experience.
This is definitely not a party type hotel. After two days I was actually longing for the real Vegas experience. The sounds of bells and whistles, the skimpy cocktail outfits and finally maybe even a few other guests.
Clean and comfortable although too conforming for my tastes. Maybe the whole Art-Deco experience just wasn't my thing.
The Hilton Grand Vacation Club on the Strip is a safe bet, although located in a town where I am willing to risk a whole lot more!
Jeff Burgess - Travel Invasion