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Bluegreen Club 36 is part of the Bluegreen time-share club -- meaning that the rooms are all one- or two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and washer/dryers. Non-members, however, can still book a room at the hotel as regular guests.
Club 36 is getting a lot of attention from its members, mostly because it's the first West Coast property in the Bluegreen network (all others are located in the East Coast). Unless you're one of the time-share owners though, there's nothing to get too excited about. Everything, well, seems to be working against it -- only an indoor pool, a remote location in audible range of the airport, and very few dining options around.
Like anywhere in Vegas, this hotel's got a theme. As a nod to its airport-adjacent location, they went with "the golden age of air travel." The pool cafe is named after Amelia Earhart, and there are homages to her around the hotel, along with black-and-white photographs of Cessna planes and early Air Force pilots. The rooms even come with retro clock radios.
For better apartment-style accommodations in Vegas, you'll find greater value in the Hilton Grand Vacations Club At the Las Vegas Hilton or Marriott Grand Chateau. Both have better locations, ample guest room space, and bright, sunny interiors.
The bell staff are very friendly and eager to please, but there's no room service, and poolside servers are hard to find.
Off the Strip, two miles from the airport. There's nothing to eat nearby, just some fast food and a single sit-down restaurant within the Bluegreen complex. On Thursdays through Sundays, there's a complimentary shuttle that runs between the MGM Grand and the hotel.
Vast emptiness surrounds this hotel -- or at least it feels that way. The hotel is two miles from the landing strip at the McCarran airport, and a long way from the casinos along the Vegas Strip. Unless you have a car or can afford to call a taxi every time you venture outside hotel property, you're stuck in this new, mostly empty, building complex.
Which isn't to say there's nothing inside the complex. There's a liquor store, a pizzeria called Due, a Subway, and Einstein & Co. Bagel Shop. A convenience store and a sit-down restaurant are also available on-site.
A complimentary shuttle runs between the Bluegreen complex and the MGM Grand every 15 minutes on Thursdays through Sundays. To head further north of the Strip, you'll have to switch to a public bus like the Deuce.
All rooms are apartment units -- complete with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer -- that start at 480 square feet for a one-bedroom standard (rooms can also be connected to create a two-bedroom unit). Stylish details include a vintage-style CD player/clock radio and black-and-white photographs that are meant to evoke the hotel's early 20th century, birth-of-aviation-era theme.
Most of the guests at the hotel are families who own time-shares. All rooms are large (starting at 480 square feet), and they come with queen-size pullout couches and a private bedroom for parents. Complimentary cribs and high chairs are available upon request.
Among the family highlights, there's an indoor swimming pool and a small arcade room (there are no free games, so you'll have to pony up some quarters for your kids). Board games like Scrabble and Uno are available at the front desk.
There are a few dining options in the Bluegreen complex, and the hotel opened a sit-down restaurant called Grind Burger after our visit. As you may have guessed, this joint has burgers -- and not much else. For a five-dollar footlong, there's -- what else -- Subway. Next to it is a wood-fire pizzeria called Due. Go for the Sette pie -- it's chock-full of fresh garlic, meatballs, roasted peppers and onions, mushrooms, and mozzarella.
Opened in August 2008, the 478-room Club 36 is a time-share hotel with clean, modern suites equipped with full kitchens, dishwashers, and washers and dryers. But the indoor pool, noisy planes over the sundeck, limited dining, and remote location don't make it an ideal pick.