The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
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Nice place, but too expensive & far out.......
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.
Great place if you know what you're getting into..
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.
First off, the entire hotel was designed as a hotel and resort complex first, with the casino added as an afterthought. Exactly the opposite situation you'll find with 98% of the other hotels in Las Vegas.
Because of this, you don't want to come here if you're a die hard gambler who loves smoked filled rooms. No, you come here to relax, to have fun with your significant other or family.
True recreation begins with the two spacious pools. During my stay, there were very few people around. The entire hotel only has less than 500 rooms so even at peak capacity you will never feel crowded. The lake itself has peddle boat and kayaks you can rent directly from the hotel -- great fun! You can also rent bicycles and actually ride them around in a safe environment -- try doing that a strip hotel!
Dining is rather limited, unfortunately. The main joint is Cafe Tajine.
While beautifully appointed (one can dine inside or out), it's rather expensive for its offerings. There's another restauarant only open during dinner but I never tried it.
Standard sized rooms are typical Hyatt quality. That is, very clean and decently appointed. Refrigerator in the armoire ,hi-speed internet ethernet ports (a fee) are some of the more distinct offerings. Yes, the bathrooms are also standard Hyatt, that is they are on the small side, in this case a bit too small compared to strip hotels. You cannot keep the door open and use the sink ,as an example to the cramped style of the bathroom. Nonetheless, the fixtures were spotless.
Overall, you need to consider your priorities before booking here.
Commuting to the strip is a 25 minute drive not including parking at whatever strip hotel you're going to visit. So making more than one roundtrip venture a day is just too tiring. Having a rental car is an absolute must. A taxi ride would be at least $60+ one way, and there were rarely any taxis sitting around in the driveway either so if you needed one, you probably would have to call one in, waiting a long time.
All in all, my expectations were met and exceeded by my visit. I realize it may be the case with others, but I honestly must say that if you don't care about the strip, tired of it, or just want a change of scenery to your Las Vegas trip, then try the Hyatt.
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.
Will stay here again!
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).
You'd never think you were anywhere near Vegas...although the strip is a fairly short drive away. We're not big gamblers, but if you are a gambler just know that the casino is small. There is a larger casino in the area called Casino Montelago or you can drive to the strip. We tried 2 of the hotel restaurants. Japengo for dinner 2 times - excellent, we loved it! But note it is expensive! And Cafe Tajine for daily breakfast which also had excellent food - once again expensive for breakfast though. I enjoyed the pools - lots of seating and several cabanas. There are 2 pools - a "quiet" pool and an activity pool which is more for kids, it also has a waterslide. There is also a hot tub which we did not use - in general, I'm not a big fan of public hot tubs. Anyway, we also kayaked one morning which was fun - we were the only ones on the water. The lake is very quiet, no motorized watercraft is allowed. The hotel room was nothing spectacular but it was a good size. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and we will return again.
Wonderful, quiet oasis away from the strip ...
What a lovely hotel! Peaceful, elegant, tasteful, and fun. A great antidote and retreat from the chaos and noise of the Strip.
We stayed at this hotel for a long, hot weekend with our two young kids. The hotel is beautiful. The Moroccan theme is very well done and not over the top at all. The details - art work, tile, paintings, etc.
are all lovely. The room was a generous size - 2 queen beds, a small table, and a desk as well as a sizeable bathroom. The 4 of us slept there very comfortably.
The hotel has two swimming pools, including one large play pool with a water slide and volleyball net. The two kids (3 and 4) spent hours there. We also used the "Camp Hyatt" child care service one day and it was excellent. On Saturday night, they showed a movie out by the main swimming pool and we dangled our feet in the water, ate dinner, and sipped margaritas. It was wonderful.
I loved having this quiet oasis as a "home base" - we would spend mornings in the pool, then nap and read, and then venture out to the Strip for a few hours in the evening. After a few hours on the Strip I was so happy to get back to the tranquility of our lovely hotel.
The only down side was the heat wave while we were there - temperatures got above 120 degrees. Of course, rates were very cheap because few others are crazy enough to go to Las Vegas in July! The pool and air conditioned lobbies and reading areas were a lifesaver.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa Henderson
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