Las Vegas - Tahiti Village
Jun 13, 12, 6:39 pm
I booked a six day stay here for Sept. Wife and I decided to back off gambling a little a just enjoy the other side of Las Vegas.
Anybody ever stay here? And, maybe a tip at check in will get an upgrade?
Jun 14, 12, 6:17 pm
I've never been there but I have been to a couple other timeshares in Las Vegas and I think they are great. Lots of space and a kitchen, which is great for a week-long trip. Plus most of them have picnic areas and grills around the pool. The caveat is they don't have full-service daily housekeeping, etc. Also, you will probably want to rent a car.
Trip Advisor has a lot of reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45963-d628433-Reviews-Tahiti_Village-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html You might also ask on the forum there.
A tip will go a long way to show how classy you are. I would be surprised if it will get you much more than that, since I think most of the timeshares are very specific on the room types they allocate to each guest. However, let me know if your experience is different because I would definitely try that if it works.
If you want a room overlooking the pool, etc, within your existing room size/class, try calling the resort a few days before you arrive and request it. That has worked for me.
Also, they will try to get you to listen to a timeshare pitch, but if you didn't specifically sign up for that in advance with a warning thereto, you can politely decline by saying "no, thank you". Most of the show tickets they offer you can usually get for free or at heavy discount if you shop around.
Jun 15, 12, 11:48 pm
I'm not sure how busy Tahiti Village is this time of year but owners will often have priority on the room types. Never hurts to try and tip. Just don't expect anything. I would definitely rent a car if I was staying there.
Yeah avoid any presentations they want you to attend. Its never worth it outside of intellectual curiosity. That said, I toured it out of intellectual curiosity. Its relatively new, the units and amenities are nice. Definitely more of a "resort" than most of the timeshares closer to the strip. The Town Square retail center is a block away and has a lot of places to eat and shop.
Jun 16, 12, 10:16 am
The caveat is they don't have full-service daily housekeeping, etc.
Yep, that's what pretty much keeps me from timeshares (as well as the fact that I'm mostly a fan of full service hotels).
Vacation is limited, and I don't have any interest in making beds, tidying up bathrooms, or preparing breakfast. :D