The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The family-friendly vibe, providing a refreshing escape from the hype of the Strip
- Moroccan-themed Spa Moulay offers nearly every treatment under the sun — including one for your pup
- The Pacific Rim cuisine at Marssa restaurant, one of five on-site dining options
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What To Know
- The resort is a 20-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, reachable by a hotel shuttle that runs five times a day
- There's nothing within walking distance of the resort, but plenty of distractions on-site
- The $25 (plus tax) nightly resort fee (collected on property) covers parking, high-speed Internet access and most water sports
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Drive 20 minutes away from the Strip, and it’s safe to say you’re not in Vegas anymore. Rather, this Westin property sits on the sprawling shores of Lake Las Vegas, in the low-key suburb of Henderson. Forgoing the clanging casinos, short-skirted showgirls and 24-hour party people for nightime firepits and myriad lakeside activities, the hotel is a desert oasis in its own right. A subtle Moroccan-inspired design runs throughout, with brass light fixtures, mosaic tile floors, and even a Moroccan-themed spa. But the real focus is the great outdoors; snag a spot poolside or on one of the hotel’s many decks for sweeping views of the lake.
Bed and Bath
The Moroccan theme continues in the 493 guestrooms — all nonsmoking, which is notable in the Vegas area — with inlaid wood headboards, tassle curtains, work desks and the hotel’s signature (and aptly-named) Heavenly Beds. Bathrooms are nondescript, with marble sinks and Westin’s own Heavenly Bath brand of white tea and aloe bath products. Forgot your workout clothes? The hotel can rent you anything you need, from shirts to sneakers for a $5 charge, and you even get to keep the socks.
Outdoor activities rule around the 320-acre Lake Las Vegas. Between the hotel’s two giant pools, the upper level is more adult-oriented, while a giant water slide splashes down into the family-friendly lower pool. It’s adjacent to a white sand beach where pedal boats and kayaks are free for hotel guests, while poolside cabanas, stand-up paddleboards, bikes, and adventure tours are available for an extra charge. The well-equipped Westin Workout gym and 11-room Spa Moulay are just off the pool decks. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Marssa, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, for the tuna cocktail (served in a sweet onion–black pepper vinaigrette and served atop a dry ice fog) or the opakapaka lau lau (Hawaiian snapper) in coconut ginger cream, kobocha squash and banana chutney.
In the Area
Guests have privileges at the nearby SouthShore Golf Club, a U.S. top 100 course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The surrounding neighborhood is mostly residential, but the Venetian-themed Montelago Village, across the lake, has waterside restaurants and a small casino. The hotel’s Outdoor to the Core adventure boutique rents bicycles for exploring the surrounding desert, or you can drive to Lake Mead, on the Arizona border. And should you need to go into Las Vegas, five daily free hotel shuttles take you to the Westin’s sister property on the Strip in about 20 minutes.
How to Get There
I stayed at this property during a work trip. The accommodations were very nice; rooms were spacious, bed was comfortable, bath amenities were great, and service was impeccable. The property itself is fairly spread out and serene - I enjoyed walking around in the mornings. I did not see gambling on site which was nice. I did find the property quite a bit away from the airport and Strip. I think it is a great place to stay depending on what sort of trip or business you seek in Vegas.
The Westin at Lake Las Vegas is a pearl in the midst of the desert. Located outside of Vegas, on the way to Lake Powell, it is a delightful respite from the hustle-bustle of the Strip in Las Vegas. Clean, quiet, serene landscapes, and the beautiful lake. Definitely a go-to destination resort for individual, couples, and families. The accommodations are luxurious and refined. Staff is superb! Restaurants and casinos nearby.
We were visiting family in Henderson Nevada and did not want to stay in Vegas so we booked a room here. The grounds are drop dead gorgeous. Splurge and pay for the lake view especially if you are here in cooler weather.
A couple things to know:
- Grounds are gorgeous
- Rooms are huge and include coffee, tea, coffee maker and fridge
- They have multiple mirrors in the room so you have more than one place to put on makeup
- Lots of places in the room to put your suitcase
- Quiet location with lots of birds to see
- If you don't want your room cleaned every day they give you a $5 credit that you can use in their coffee shop or restaurant (No alcohol).
- There is a coffee shop and restaurant located on the property
- Parking is free (valet parking is $15)
- Only 20 minutes away from the strip in Vegas; 20 minutes to Hoover Dam and 30 minutes to the airport
- Resort fee of $29 per day was kind of steep for Feb since there was no way we were going to get in the pool or hot tub with air temps of 55 degrees. They lower the room rate to accommodate for this.
- Beds were not very comfortable. I ended up folding up the comforter and sleeping on top of that.
- Housekeeping is not very good at checking to make sure you DO want your room clean.
Overall I would stay here again - especially if they replace the beds. This would be a great place to attend a conference.
This is a very good hotel by Westin standards in a beautiful setting by Las Vegas Lake where a coyote was stalking jack rabbits and ducks. The restaurant is good and the service above average. This is an excellent place if you want to be to close to Vegas but in a world apart. Well done!
We enjoyed our stay there and will probably return when its warmer.
Only issue was that the heat did not work in my room (and it was 37 degrees outside). The engineer came to the room 4 times and tried all sorts of things but no luck. "It should get warmer" was the constant reply but it never did. (room 6418)
Otherwise like the hotel. Same issue with the cafe/bar in the lobby. It was so cold that several tables took their food back up to their room to eat. The Asian restaurant in the lower floor was very good as was the b-fast buffet.