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Much Better than the Casino
Just spent five days at the Marriott Suites on Convention Center Drive in Las Vegas. Probably the best alternative to the smokey, noise filled casinos that I have seen in LV. Very close to the strip, you can catch the monorail or walk wherever you want to go. Rooms are a small suite, but well designed and decorated. Bed was wonderful. View on the front side is of the convention center parking lot so it is pretty grim, but the back side has a partial view of Mr. Wynn's new golf course. Staff was quite good and the breakfast buffet was very good.
Very nice, very large rooms. Rooms have a sitting area with a couch, chair, desk and chair and TV. The area also has a minibar and a sink. The prices in the minibar are obscene. $3 for a can of soda. The bedroom is separated from the sitting area by a french door, very nice touch. The bathroom can be accessed from either the sitting room or the bedroom. Shampoo provided was very nice from bath and body works. There is also a tv in the bedroom. The mattress was a very comfortable pillowtop mattress. The bedding consisted of about 10 pillows and a down-filled comforter. The parking is free now. The location is a bit off the beaten bath. There is no casino. It is pretty close to the monorail station. I booked this room through priceline for a very good rate 75% of the rate if booked through the Marriott site.
My husband and I are not gamblers, so we wanted to stay at a nice, quiet hotel near the strip for a long weekend. I am particular about where I stay, and this hotel met my criteria. The bed and bedding were wonderfully soft, and the room was spotless. The bathroom was large with a separate shower and bathtub. All employees were very friendly and helpful. We would not shy away from this hotel on our next visit to Las Vegas!
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights (Dec. 26th to the 29th, 2005) and highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing place to stay near "The Strip". We are not gamblers, so our visit to Las Vegas was for shopping, dining, relaxing and a side Christmas visit to Zion National Park.
The Marriott Suites is primarily a business hotel on Convention Center Drive just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Our suite was on the 9th floor on the south side of the building. We had a great view of the south strip. We could see Wynn, Paris, etc. in that direction.
Every Marriott employee that we met was accommodating and very, very pleasant. The hotel was very quiet and at times, it was like we were the only people staying there. However, we did notice that it was starting to fill up with New Year's Eve revelers on the day of our departure. Not a bad thing - just noticed that the Hotel was filling up.
The accommodations were very clean, modern and comfortable. In the living room area, there was a desk with comfortable chair. Internet access is $9.95 a day and it worked flawlessly. Everything is done via your computer and there is no need to call the main desk. There is a bag of cables in the main closet for your use in case you do not have your own. The furniture and carpeting were very clean (almost new). There was also a small refrigerator, coffee pot, wet bar with a sink and stocked refreshment center (pay per use). However, we did not find a room safe.
French doors opened to a a very nice bedroom, with a king size bed. There were phones as well as TVs in both rooms, with a large selection of channels. The bathroom had a combination tub/shower and a granite countertop and sink area. Bath products were from Bath & Body Works.
We did not use the outdoor pool or fitness center and there is also a restaurant/lounge in the lobby area.
On a side note - we enjoyed "The District" shopping and dining area near Green Valley Ranch in Henderson. Very nice oudoor mall! We also went to Cirque De Soleil "Mystere" at Treasure Island and would recommend this show to anyone. It was just fabulous!!!
Happy Travels to all!
Being renovated until Dec 15th, 05
I stayed at the Marriott suites because it has a great location, NO casino, and less buzz. But this time i was subjected to infrequent hammering. They are renovating the hotel floor by floor and have a few left. They start hammering around 7a till late afternoon. I was woken up a few times around--7a, 830a, and 1p. I stay at this hotel because it is out of the hub-bub of Vegas. It is on a wide side street with little traffic, between Las Vegas Blvd and Paradise Rd. This gives you quick and easy access to any direction.
I did not eat at the hotel. They have a very limited buffet that is overpriced. I usually at breakfast at the Paris Buffet-$12.95 plus tip.
This is a great place to stay once the renovations are complete.
Great Quiet Hotel - Away From Strip's Hubba Bubba
I stayed here for 3 nights (March 30-June 2, 2005) and highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to escape the hubba-bubba and mayhem of the LV strip. It's a quiet, high quality business hotel on Convention Ctr. Blvd., next to Pieros's Italian Restaurant and just 2 businesses away from The Beach, a hot nightspot.
I was first assigned an oversize room that did not have a separate bedroom like the pictures that appear on their website. I called the front desk as soon as I entered the room and was moved promptly to the unit with French doors to the bedroom. I don't know if I was originally assigned that room because I booked via Priceline, which the desk clerk mentioned to me when he asked for a credit card to cover incidentials.
My suite, on the 15th floor overlooked the Convention Center parking lot, however, I could see Circus Circus looking toward the strip and the LV Hilton a bit to the east. It's not the neon view you would get from a strip hotel, but that's the tradeoff. Everyone at the hotel, from the check-in crew to the cleaning staff and the "at your service" kid were very accommodating and pleasant. The hotel was very quiet and at times, it was like I was the only one staying there.
The accommodations were clean, modern and comfortable. In the living room area, there was a desk with comfortable desk chair, red brocade sofa bed, striped casual upholstered chair, and coffee table. There was also a small refrigerator, coffee pot, 36" wet bar with a sink and stocked refreshment center. The carpet was a red/green design and the walls were wallpapered. The bath area was tiled.
French doors opened to a smaller than "strip size" bedroom, with a King bed (lots of fluffy pillows) and two night stands. There were phones as well as TVs in both rooms, with a large selection of channels. The bathroom had a combination tub/shower and a 36" granite counter with undermount sink in a separate alcove. Bath products were neutrogena.
The hotel had a nicely equipped fitness center (Lifecycles, Stairmaster, Free Weights, Treadmills, etc. & TVs) with free 24-hour access via room card. A small outdoor pool and hot tub were nearby. There is a restaurant/lounge on the lobby level, but I did not use it.
One negative: The air conditioning blower was very, very loud everytime it kicked on. It was on the ceiling close to the bed.
Marriott Suites is 2-3 very long blocks from the strip. The closest strip hotel is the Stardust. I like to walk and didn't mind walking to the Wynn, Alladin and MGM during daylight hours. However, being a single female, after midnight, I opted to take a taxi back two of the nights. The third night, I took the monorail, however the closest stop, Convention Center, was too deserted for my liking, so I exited at the LV Hilton. It was a very long and desolate 3 block walk from there (as long as from the Stardust).
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay off the strip and near the convention center. The price I paid was well worth it, even with the taxi fares back after a night on the strip.
Much better than a casino hotel
For me, the best part of this hotel was that it did not have a casino and it was just off the strip. It was a block and a half walk to the Convention Center monorail station. It was very nice to return to this hotel after wandering thru the maze of smoke and noise in the casinos in the hotels on the Strip. The hotel was very quiet so it was a nice respite after a long night on the Strip.
The room was nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The e-mail at the Business Center cost $3.95 for 15 minutes.
A great experience
A beautiful two room suite with french doors to the bedroom. Upscale furnishings throughout. A two room marble and travertine bath. USA Today at the door in the morning and in room coffee maker as well as a mini fridge, (also a stocked and expensive mini-bar). No charge for parking, evidently this is a new policy. The common areas are neat and clean and again a cut above. The absence of slots machines was appreciated, made for a quiet stay. Just a couple of blocks and you are on the strip. I had my reservation through Priceline and not a comment when I checked in or out, just "Welcome to the Marriott."
Quiet alternative for business travelers
Once again unable to get a room at my usual Las Vegas haunts for business, I decided to try this property, right next door to the Marriott Residence Inn Convention Center. Unlike the Residence Inn, which was clearly a great value for families, this property was more upscale, with well-appointed suites, nice furniture, standard business equipment (work desk, internet access, ironing board, etc.). The hotel restaurant had a pretty nice lounge/sports bar along with a business casual restaurant that was reasonably priced with good service and pretty good food. It was not at all the stereotypical Las Vegas Lounge Lizard type of place, and could easily accomodate business travelers or even families with older children. There is no casino or any signs of gambling in the property, another nice option for those travelers wanting to escape the noise and bustle of that activity; there are plenty of casinos within walking distance, including the Hilton only three (long) blocks away. The previous reviewer very accurately described other features; I also bristled at the $5 parking fee (it dropped $5 since his/her stay), but overall enjoyed my stay. The staff were very friendly and accomodating and if you can garner a room for $100 or less (I got one at $79 per night), it's a good value.
Great hotel location but...
I stayed there last year for business and was tempted by its rate and pictures of the hotel on a travel website. The facilities look new and very well kept. The room is a spacious, two-room suite with a sitting room and a bedroom, separated by a french door. The sitting room has a business desk, which is facing a wall so it's not confortable to work and watch TV at the same time. They charge $10 per day for Internet access and long distance calls. My stay was great and the employees are very cordial. What ticked me off was that they charged $10 for parking.
It's not valet parking, mind you, but a garage parking using your room key. More, it's not that the garage is attended; anybody can walk into the garage and do anything to your car. Given that they may have security, they're still not responsible for any loss or damage to your property, right? Besides, you have to pay for parking anyway, because there is no on-road parking nearby. Even for parking in the area in front of the hotel lobby (not on the road, not in the garage) you still have to pay. The location is great; 2-3 blocks from the Strip (near Sahara Casino) and within walking distance to the Convention Center.
Don't expect any great view; none of the rooms face The Strip. No matter where your room faces however, you can get a good night's sleep.
They do have a great gentleman greeting everybody as they are leaving or coming in the lobby, which is always a nice touch.
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