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After staying on The Strip at The Venetian for two nights for a girls getaway in Vegas, I wanted to unwind for a night on my own. At the time of my trip, Travelzoo was featuring the off-Strip Vegas hotel Green Valley Ranch Resort. The deal included a food credit, and after a weekend in Vegas, I was looking to save some money! The $75 deal with a $25 credit at a AAA 4-Diamond property was too good to pass up.
Not only was my room very spacious, but it also overlooked the massive pool, and I could see The Strip in the distance. The pool area was amazing, and I saw many families there enjoying the complex – which had both really fantastic shallow areas for kids and a deeper pool. It definitely felt like a place where you could spend a full day and not be bored.
The pool area had a little bridge that guests could sit under for shade and relaxation, so you could still be in the water but out of the sun. Kids were splashing around, so it was more of a family-friendly resort than, say, the pools at the major Strip resorts. Nevertheless, it was still really peaceful and overlooked the downtown landscape.