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Las Vegas - what's good (Wyndham, HGVC, RCI)?

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I'm considering planning a trip to Vegas for my Mom's birthday next year in September. I have Wyndham with the most available points, can RCI exchange or extra vacations, and might be able to get points off my HGVC account too(I am planning on using most of my points for Orlando in November in HGVC, but could probably borrow from next year up to 8000 or so) . However, I'm a little confused by the locations of the various properties vs the Strip. My mom will want easy access to the casinos, but that can be a shuttle or attached to one of the Casinos. The Wyndham Grand Desert has a lot "going for it" in terms of "affordable" 2 BR units, but it's not attached to a Casino and seems like it's a mile from the strip - do they have a shuttle? They also had a "Tropicana" resort listed, but that also seems to actually not be attached to the casino.

HGVC has the Boulevard, and it has a Flamingo resort, but I'm actually not sure if it's attached to the Flamingo casino or not. I know Hilton hotels had one on the property accessible via HHonors, but I'd prefer a 2BR timeshare unit again.

I haven't actually bothered looking in RCI as I have resorts in Wyndham and HGVC that seem like one ought to do the trick (I guess I can Uber if nothing else). But any insight you all have on Vegas might help me out.
 

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You have to walk outside for a short distance to get from the HGVC Flamingo to the casino. See my orange line -- maybe its 150 yards? Its fine during normal hours, but if I were alone I would be uncomfortable at 3 a.m.

You didn't mention the Elara with HGVC. The Elara is attached to the Miracle Mile shops, which is attached to the Planet Hollywood casino.

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With HGVC you also have Trump on the Strip (you'd have to walk down to Las Vegas Blvd. to the Wynn for a casino), Elara by Planet Hollywood (you can make the short walk through the attached mall to get to Planet Hollywood), and HGVC Paradise next to Westgate Casino/Hotel (short walk to get to Westgate). Along with Flamingo & Strip locations, they are all nice places.
 

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Using HGVC or RCI, Elara would be my first choice, then Flamingo. Both have good access to shopping and the Strip. The HGVC Trump always has availability, but the location isn’t as good.
 

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I'm considering planning a trip to Vegas for my Mom's birthday next year in September. I have Wyndham with the most available points, can RCI exchange or extra vacations, and might be able to get points off my HGVC account too(I am planning on using most of my points for Orlando in November in HGVC, but could probably borrow from next year up to 8000 or so) . However, I'm a little confused by the locations of the various properties vs the Strip. My mom will want easy access to the casinos, but that can be a shuttle or attached to one of the Casinos. The Wyndham Grand Desert has a lot "going for it" in terms of "affordable" 2 BR units, but it's not attached to a Casino and seems like it's a mile from the strip - do they have a shuttle? They also had a "Tropicana" resort listed, but that also seems to actually not be attached to the casino.

HGVC has the Boulevard, and it has a Flamingo resort, but I'm actually not sure if it's attached to the Flamingo casino or not. I know Hilton hotels had one on the property accessible via HHonors, but I'd prefer a 2BR timeshare unit again.

I haven't actually bothered looking in RCI as I have resorts in Wyndham and HGVC that seem like one ought to do the trick (I guess I can Uber if nothing else). But any insight you all have on Vegas might help me out.
Yes, Grand Desert has a shuttle to the strip.
 

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The Wyndham Grand Desert is really nice. Their shuttle runs all day and (if I remember right) till midnight or so - you can call the resort & ask - 702-691-2600. Their pools are very nice. Washers/dryers even in the 1 bd units. Nice people @ the front desk when we were there 2 yrs ago. And you are correct - no casino attached = less people milling around outside & less noise. Just consider this - September is hot in LV - you might want to consider October. Enjoy your trip & your mom's BD.
 
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