The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Henderson
Well what an awesome event and that was just the prelims. The Kani Kru were awesome well to us they were. Here they were, our tamariki, kikn it with the rest of the world. They were all excited right from the get go. They were psyching each other up, helping with each others pruning and preening, the mums and support people were helping with makeup …
... It was stunning, and couldn't have seemed further from the neon lights, faux European monuments and water fountains of the strip. I also got to try a thanksgiving sub and have come to the conclusion that this is quite simply the best sandwich in the world.
Our final afternoon/evening in Vegas was spent basking in the realisation that slots are quite boring, and expensive, but that rapid roulette is awesome. It's fairly cheap, ...
... time. We headed over to the Travelodge around 2pm to see if we could check in and (yay) our room was ready. The hotel is just off the strip and we can see Tropicana, Hooters and MGM Grand Casinos from our room. They look like they're close enough to walk to, but do not be deceived - I swear a Vegas block is about 4 times the size of a block anywhere else in the world lol. So if you look at a map and think oh yeah that's only 3 blocks away - you're probably more accurate in ...
... Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, did you know Blue Suede Shoes was a Carl Perkins song originally and should have been his hit, not Elvis'?The music was fantastic and the JLL character was brilliant, playing the piano upside down at one point! The theatre seating was a bit out of the ordinary too as we were seated in a booth with loads of leg room and a table for our drinks , actually a refreshing change from ...
... and went out to see some sights. MGM Grand, New York, New York, Excalibur and Luxor in quick succession - (with a Blue Moon beer) - and we were ready for food. Where else but Hooters! And a Sierra Nevada light ale! After a lousy night's sleep we were up at half six and away up the Strip. If you've never been here, it's impossible to grasp the size of the place. Caesar's Palace covers a whole city block! And it was a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa Henderson
We recently had business in Las Vegas & decided to stay off the Strip. The drive was a bit long to & from town, but the hotel was very nice overall. The restaurants are very good, but also expensive. The grounds are beautiful, but the rooms were a little disappointing for what they charge. They were nice & clean, but not luxurious. The bathrooms were shockingly small, & one would expect a separate shower & tub in a place like this. I also stayed recently at the Golden Nugget downtown, & it was much more worth the money ($49 a night!) & had much better service. When I have to drive 30 minutes out of town to get to a room I paid over $200 a night for, it really should be better. For this kind of cash, the rooms at the old Regent (now a Marriott, also a drive out of Vegas) are gorgeous & worth it - true luxury worth the price.
Hyatt Regency at Lake Mead
I stayed two nights in the Regency Club at Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas. Very average rooms for the price, cafe restaurant quite good, service pleasant. I had to go anf get my bags from check in as the bell men were "too busy". Overall, not worth the extra money vs LV Strip Hotel.
I had a great time at the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas. Yes, it's quite a distance from the strip but if you didn't know that before booking here then you missed the whole point! The Hyatt was designed to be distinct from other Las Vegas hotels by truly offering something different.
A definite destination
I will be truthful...this was my first time to Vegas..yeah yeah I know, oh well. Anyway, a friend recommended this resort to me and I am glad I stayed here than on the strip. This is a nice break from the lights and stress of the strip. The hotel is pleasant and the staff is excellent too. the rooms were very accomodating and well serviced. According to reviews on this site, people wish the rooms were a little bigger, I thought the rooms were average size without getting a suite. Oh by the way, the John Cusac-Julia Roberts-Catherine Zeta Jones movie "Americas Swethearts" was filmed here. Stay here and you will find out why. It is a gem.
Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas
Recently stayed on the strip not impressed. However spent almost a week at Lake Las Vegas the Hyatt was excellent, staff brilliant, location breathtaking. i would recommend anyone considering Vegas to stay at the hyatt on the lake. 15 min drive or shuttle provided by hotel to the strip. will be visting again soon.
The resort is absolutely beautiful. It's a quiet and relaxing oasis (we stayed during the week, so I don't know how it is on the weekends).
What a lovely hotel! Peaceful, elegant, tasteful, and fun. A great antidote and retreat from the chaos and noise of the Strip.
We wanted to get away, somewhere romantic and secluded. The Hyatt Lake Las Vegas looked great...Boy was that a mistake. We booked three nights at $150 per night. I'm thinking that this price should get us quality treatment. Wrong!!!!The first thing that the desk clerk said was that for more $$ we could get a nicer room. I knew then what to expect. Our "resort view" room was a view of the orange retaining wall on the facade of the building. I couldn't even see a tree. So, after bringing this to the attention of the hotel, they again asked me to pay more for better...bad.Did I mention that there was a rocous conference going on, full of loud, drunken men all over the lobby?This was no 5-star resort...The food is way over-priced, the resort is in no way secluded or quiet. Trust me, spend the same money at a Strip Hotel and you'll thank me later. We left as soon as we woke up in the morning and went downtown and were treated fabulously by the folks at the Aladdin. I highly recommend the Resort Vista Room.
As you walk in from the valet parking you can see the stunning view of the lake. Do get the room that have the lake view. It is awsome when you look at the serenity of the blue water. There are waterfall fountains going down to the lake. There is a small casino for you to go gamble if that is your preference. After the gambling you can go sit in the bar lounge and chat or read a book. You can also go to the outdoor patio and relax. I belive there are 2 pools for adults and kids. I didn't go swim cause it was to cold in November The hotel definitely amplifes the theme of the moroccan facade.
We stayed there at Thanksgiving time 2001 and loved it. It was our 4th visit to the Las Vegas area and by far the best place that we have stayed (previously stayed on the Strip or nearby). The hotel restaurants are a bit pricey but of course that is no problem in Vegas as affordable food is readily available. We do not golf, but the resort is paradise for a golfer. Beautiful courses. The village area was not open but it should be excellent. We are considering buying a home in this resort area.