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
We stayed at the Westin Resort & Spa in Henderson Nevada for the Autism Conference that was held there this November 2018. Our room was great, staff was great and the grounds and view were awesome! We will definitely stay here again. Very reasonable price as well.
Have stayed at this hotel 3 years in a row always in December. If you’re looking for easy access to The Strip this isn’t the right hotel. If you’re hoping for a tranquil setting with great amenities and golf and no casino than this a great option. The pool, outdoor patio, hotel grounds, views of the lake, etc are all outstanding. If you’re a Platinum SPG/Marriott member the breakfast buffet is well appointed but the restaurant appears to be going through a bit of a remodel. The rooms are fine but nothing special. We found hairs in the water cups, on the Tissue box which indicates a lack of housekeeping attention to detail.
This is a very basic hotel trying to be a resort. Restaurant is simple. Bar is basic. Rooms are simple. There is a "spa" with over-priced massages, but NO steam room or any other amenities normally associated with a spa. The toilet in the room ran continuously. We were there for a conference and the conference center was bare minimums. I certainly would not come here for a getaway.
The grounds are attractive, but I wish I had stayed at the place in the pictures on their website.
Beautiful property by lake Las Vegas. You will totally forget you are in Vegas. It’s 30 minutes drive to strip, 15 minutes drive to lake mead national recreational area, and 10minutes drive to the Village, an area by the lake that has restaurants and a grocery store.
Room: I was upgraded to a suite due to my platinum status. Very modern, spacious room with two bathrooms. Master bath has a walk-in shower. Both living room and bedroom had view of the pool and mountain. It was beautiful.
Restaurant: platinum members receives vouchers for breakfast. During my stay, I ate at Ricks for both breakfast and lunch. The breakfast buffet has a good selection plus an omelet station. The lunch food was very good as well. The restaurant seems to be renovated and the service was great.
Amenity: there are two pools at the resort, only one was open from 8-5 during my stay. Temperature was 80 degrees. The hot tub opens for longer time at night.
Overall, great stay with good price. Will come back.
Gorgeous! I wish we could have stayed more than one night. We arrived late and were unable to fully enjoy the facilities. The view beautiful. Breakfast was expensive but hearty and delicious. The room was comfy. A great night's rest!