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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We were so happy to find a hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip as we embarked on our National Park tour. The Westin is only about 30 minutes from the Strip, but the lake and charming community make it feel like an oasis. The staff was terrific when we checked in - we were early so we stored our luggage and sat by the pool while we waited for our room. It was too hot to do anything else.
The pools were cooled, so very refreshing, and there was a bar as well as poolside service.
Our room was a junior suite, and it was well-appointed with a great view. We enjoyed the space and amenities.
The hotel was a good launch point for a visit to Hoover Dam. Since it was 106 degrees, when we got back, we were hot and tired so looked to eat at the hotel. Both of the restaurants were overpriced and Rick’s was completely empty, which gave us concern. We ended up venturing to the nearby town center - just a couple minutes drive along the lake. There were a lot of restaurants and a band playing outdoors. It was vibrant and fun. We found a great place to eat and soak up the ambience. It’s nice that the area was so close.
I would definitely stay again - in cooler weather it would be fun to take advantage of the bikes and more outdoor activities.
Tranquil with beautiful view of lake...very relaxing. Staff were very accommodating. Just 25 minutes to the step. Restaurants and water activities nearby too. Looking forward to coming back here again.
tucked in a 4x4 claustrophobic closet in a huge bathroom. Then the bedroom is the deal breaker: the switch for the nightstand lights is by the door. There are two electric outlet cover on the corner of the headboard, which could be where the switches were, my speculation. But that just looks tacky! No power outlets by/near the nightstands; when I was trying to use the desk in the bedroom, there was no table lamp on it. The room is dark. What happens to the table lamps with power output and USB jack? I picked up the phone and called the front desk, the first try was over 20 rings, no answer. This upgrade was such a joke that I decided to forgo the "privilege" and go the room I booked. Unfortunately, there is only a lake view room on the 3 level (the lobby is on the 4th). All third level rooms feature the arch window that sits low in the room, which makes your feel like in a basement room. When I pulled the curtain open, the outside of the widow is full of spider web looking filth, piling up around the window. This Westin is so disappointing. There is no perks for elite members. Lower your expectations Bonvoy elites! We have always stayed on the strip before, we will stick to that in the future. We will never come back.