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Las Vegas River Trip Lodging 2021


If you are flying with ARR from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon, you will need to arrive in Las Vegas, NV the day before your trip. We recommend staying at the Desert Rose Resort, where we pick you up the morning of your river trip. Desert Rose Resort is conveniently located 2.5 miles from the McCarran International Airport and a 5-minute walk from Las Vegas Blvd (“the Strip”). The cross streets are Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana.

Desert Rose Resort
5051 Duke Ellington Way
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Click here to access your Arizona River Runners booking link. If you plan to stay at the Desert Rose before and after your trip, you will need to make two separate reservations. Be sure the rate plan code “rivertrip” appears when starting a reservation.

The nightly rate for a one-bedroom condo with sofa bed (sleeps 4) is $189, and a two-bedroom condo is $239. You’ll receive a discount if you plan to stay 2 consecutive nights. During the hotel’s peak dates, the nightly rate increases to $199 for a one-bedroom condo and $309 for a two-bedroom condo. Historically, on peak dates, hotels throughout Las Vegas sell out. If you plan to stay in Las Vegas on any of the following peak dates, book your lodging without delay!

Peak Dates
Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May 23
Friday, May 28 – Sunday, May 30
Friday, July 2 – Sunday, July 4
Friday, July 23 – Saturday, July 24
Friday, July 30 – Saturday, July 31
Friday, September 3 – Saturday, September 4
Friday, September 17 – Saturday, September 18

If you have any trouble with the online booking process or you need to make any adjustments to your existing reservation, call Extra Holidays at 800-347-9092. For new reservations, be sure to mention the rate plan called “rivertrip”. For existing reservations, have your confirmation number handy when you call.

If you choose to stay at an alternative hotel, please note that we are not able to pick up or drop off at locations other than the designated hotel. Please make the necessary arrangements to arrive before the departure time listed in your trip information packet.

Once you’ve made your reservation, we ask that you update the lodging field on your online registration form or send us an email.


You will need to take a cab, airport bus, or Uber/Lyft from McCarran International Airport to the Desert Rose Resort (less than 2 miles). Follow signs in baggage claim to locate pick-up locations.


River trip participants with a reservation at the Desert Rose Resort may park their vehicle in the Desert Rose lot for free while on the river trip. Be sure to inform the front desk and park where they advise.

If you do not have a reservation at the Desert Rose, you may not park in their lot, but there are other options.

– You can ask the hotel you are staying at if you can park in their lot and take a cab to the Desert Rose.
– The MGM Grand has a parking ramp available off of Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue. Parking at MGM is roughly $15 per day and it is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the Desert Rose.

Regardless of where you park, we recommend that you not store luggage or valuables in your vehicle. Neither Arizona River Runners nor the Desert Rose Resort will be responsible for damage to, or loss of, the vehicle, its contents, or luggage stored at the Desert Rose while on your trip.


Desert Rose Resort will store your non-river luggage while on your trip for $5/bag for hotel guests and $15/bag for ARR river guests not staying at the hotel. All bags must have name tags and locks and should be brought to the front desk before meeting time.