Located within a 10-minute walk of the Las Vegas Strip and a 3-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 15 on-ramp, the Desert Rose Resort is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a non-gambling hotel with condo-style accommodations, extended kitchen amenities and a free breakfast.
This hotel has 284 air-conditioned suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, one or two bedrooms, a kitchenette (with a dishwasher and utensils), a dining area, a balcony, a laptop safe, a desk, an iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible suites are also available.
Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, barbecue facilities, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a tour desk, guest laundry, a gift shop, a free daily breakfast and free parking. A complimentary reception is offered Mondays through Thursdays, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Pets are not permitted.
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House is roughly a 2-minute drive or 13-minute walk northwest of the hotel, while Fashion Show Mall is a 7-minute drive north. The Las Vegas Convention Center is about a 10-minute drive northward and McCarran International Airport (LAS) is a 6-minute drive southeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff, location and breakfast.
Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their suites as clean, well equipped, comfortable, spacious and modern, with good Wi-Fi. A few guests reported dated decor, however.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers, who found them to be friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Several lodgers praised the hotel's location. They described it as restful, and close to the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Grand hotel, restaurants, public transit and the airport.
The hotel's breakfast was also praised by several guests, who described it as healthy and very good, with several hot and cold choices. One reviewer noted, "Breakfast was much better than I expected. They had either scrambled eggs, french toast, or waffles everyday as well as bacon, sausage, or ham. Fruit, cereal, and yogurt were also available". A few lodgers had complaints about the breakfast, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the breakfast, noise transfer and the ice machines.
Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with the quality and variety of the free breakfast, a few guests had complaints. They found the breakfast room to be too crowded without enough seating, and were disappointed that plastic cutlery was used and that items ran out.
Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few patrons. They reported noisy guests in the hallways and in overhead rooms, as well as noise from the airport and the in-room air-conditioning units.
A few guests reported the hotel's ice machines were out of order for long periods of time. As noted above, a few guests described their in-room decor as dated, although most guests seemed very pleased with their rooms.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #16 of 269 Las Vegas hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 2,934 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 97% recommendation rate from 2,280 reviews. Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.7 out of 10 from 1,192 reviews.The author called the hotel on July 28, 2013 to verify some information.