The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
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Really did nothing today. Just wandered around Vegas checking out spots we haven't been before then another Buffet at Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace. Up there with Wynn Buffet. Americans must really like their queues as the line up was 100+ people waiting. We used the VIP queue which I recommend you use every time in Vegas. Roll on tomorrow when I get to play at Vegas Speedway in exotic cars
Got up early and decided to take a walk around the strip to at least make a feeble attempt to work off some of the food consumed so far. 100m from the Hotel police were making an arrest across the road. This could be an interesting walk. Walking down the strip at 8am in the morning shows some interesting sights, people who have not been to bed yet …
Sheldon and I just spent 4 days in Vegas As we did not have any plans, we spent most of our times playing slot machines and walking from hotel to another on the strip. Instead of blogging what we did day by day, let me just give you the highlight of this trip:
1. This is the first time I watched light performance on Fremont street. Fremont …
last destination before we split off the next day to our each homeland
... br> We are staying at the Venetian and it is very beautiful with the San Marco Square, Grand Canal (with electric gondolas), the Campanile, Rialto Bridge and the Palace Ducale with the frescos. Nothing is missing ! Also, many many stores but we can't buy anything because don’t have room in the bags. At least this is our excuse when the girls want to go back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
A BIG thank you
My self and my brother stayed here from the 12 - 17 Jan 2004, The staff were excellent and friendly and the rooms were top class. I would like to say a big thank you to Jesse for his help and understanding of my use of pay phones, Will the bar tender who kept me company most of the night while at the bar, and last but not least Joan the cocktail waitress who was always there with a smile, Joan Jimmy sends his love.
over all I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Vegas and I will definatly be back. Thank you for a lovely stay.
I have stayed at numerous Westin properties over the years, and have universally found them professionally run. Not the Westin Casuarina.
To compare the Westin to the Venetian is pretty unfair. 650 sq feet vs (maybe) 350, on the strip vs. off. These hotels cater to different customers, as well. A business traveler who might otherwise stay in the Marriott Suites or Residence Inn (which we have stayed in) and who also desires a closer to the Strip location, yet still small and quiet, would probably appreciate this hotel as an option. We stayed November 6th, 2003 (opening day) and although you could certainly tell it was opening day, we couldn't now complain about the hotel at all after how we were taken care of there. After 3 nights at the Westin, we went to the Venetian for two more nights. (As an aside, the Venetian was looking a bit more run down than in Nov 2002 when we last stayed there). The Westin is very close to the strip (5 min walk), it has the Heavenly Beds, the casino and restaurant are fine, and actually we look forward to returning to this hotel on our annual fall trip. We did have problems with the hotel due to the very soft opening, which problems have since been resolved (the restaurant, fitness center, Starbucks are now open, and they were not during our stay) but to the Westin's credit (and my motto that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar), we received certificates for two nights free valid until 12/31/04.
I stayed at the Westin in Las Vegas early this January. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, although they could not find my twice confirmed reservation (thru the Starwood website), they made up for it by giving us a very nice room on a top floor. The heavenly bath and bed were, well, heavenly after hiking in the mountains during the day, and around town in the evenings. It was great to retreat to a quiet hotel a couple blocks off the center strip. The room was super quiet and comfortable. Although the elevator stopped at every floor, the staff said they were aware of the problem and working on it. The staff of the casino were willing to help those like me who do not gamble often, but enjoy learning new games. I found this hotel to be up to Westin standards, or at least working hard to get there.
We chose the Westin in Dec. 2003 based on it's 4-star rating, proximity to the strip (it is an easy walk) and of course the intro $48 rate. I really really really wanted to like the hotel but found (like other reviews) they opened too soon. We heard hammering on floors above; found filthy carpet in the hall at our door; discovered metal shavings in our room; elevators that stopped on every floor, keycards did not work well; only decaf coffee in our amenity kit. Overly critical?
Just returned from Las Vegas having stayed at the Westin and another new hotel...THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. We (hubby and I) have previously stayed at the Venetian, Bellagio, Bally's, Mirage, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Monte Carlo, Flamingo and the #&*% Sahara.
We went for a night on the town as locals to burn a few starwood points. The Room was clean, but we were missing most of our lightbulbs!
A Great Deal
Stayed at the Westin from Friday 12/5 to Sunday 12/7, for the phenomenal rate of $48/night booked on their website. I suspect that this is the highest quality Strip or near-Strip room available for that price on a weekend. All the amenities you'd expect from a Westin, including high-speed Internet, separate tub & shower, etc. No problems with construction noise (apparently they are still getting the top floors ready for guests). Very good service throughout the hotel. The casino games are poor, but with so many good options a short stroll away (Bally's is across the street, Barbary Coast, Paris, Caesars, Flamingo and more within a 5 minute walk) there's no need to gamble here if you don't want to. Would definitely stay here again.
Maxim in disguise
it is simple you pay you stay you have a nightmare. besides it really is just the old maxim [which was horrible] but this is worse please never stay here!!!
We stayed at the "new" Westin on November 11th during their soft opening, and they should have never opened. It really is the old Maxim with a new paint job and a few other new, nicer amenities (like the nice bathrooms, but not as nice as those at the Venetian, for a comparison). The pool and spa were not ready, which we were not told prior to check-in, the entrance way from the parking lot leaked, and construction noise woke us up early. Since only four of the 17 floors were ready, I guess the construction will go on disturbing guests for some time.