Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
What We Love
- Escaping the Las Vegas soundtrack that is the dinging and bleeping of slot machines
- The entire hotel is smoke-free
- Chowing down on filet mignon at ENVY steakhouse
- Unlike most Vegas hotels, this one doesn’t charge a resort fee
What To Know
- The Strip is a mile away, but there’s a convenient monorail
- The pool is just barely big enough for cooling off
- There’s a daily fee for WiFi, but it’s free in public areas
- There is both public (free) and private ($15) parking on-site
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
If you’ve only ever been to Las Vegas for a bachelor (or bachelorette) party, it can be hard to remember that plenty of people come here for work—after all, Las Vegas is a popular destination for conventions and not everyone in town wants to navigate through a casino floor on the way to their hotel room. Enter the Renaissance, a non-gaming hotel that’s just steps from the Convention Center, and a good mile from the nonstop partying that happens on the Strip (although there’s a monorail that will zip you there in five minutes). Room décor at the Renaissance is standard for a chain but the rooms are big, modern, and clean, with decent-sized desks for catching up on email. The hotel also has a good gym and a small pool as well as three dining options: a café, a casual lunch spot, and the well-regarded ENVY steakhouse.
In the Area
While most Renaissance guests will be spending their days at the Convention Center, many will be heading to the Las Vegas Strip come nightfall. There’s a monorail stop a few minutes’ walk from the hotel; the train runs frequently. Once there, almost all hotels on the Strip offer every kind of gambling, from slot machines to $100-minimum-bet poker, but there are plenty of gambling alternatives, too. Shoppers who love designer labels should head to the Shoppes at the Palazzo, the upscale collection at the Venetian, where there’s also an enormous Barney’s. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, which hosts a series of temporary exhibits coordinated with some of the best museums in the world, is further down the Strip. Fremont Street, home to older casinos with cheaper tables and a nightly light show displayed on the street’s curved roof, is a 15-minute cab ride away.
How to Get There
Hotel is stylish and staff is friendly and helpful. Great fitness facility
Bar and restaurant was comfortable and good food. Elevators were always prompt.
Hotel located near convention center and the Monorail
The staff were welcoming at arrival. The room was small and average cleanliness. The concierge lounge attendants were not very attentive to refilling food stations and emptying overflowing garbage.
Review your bill upon checkout as I and colleagues, had incorrect bills that took time to correct.
The stay started out badly as the hotel made a mistake on the room type I had reserved. They couldn't fix it until the next day and it's good they did because that first room had a leaky shower (flooded the bathroom floor) and the in-room safe didn't work. The second room was fine, as was the service in general. Parking is conveniently located in an attached structure. The pool area was very basic and shaded most of the day. The fitness center was reasonably well appointed and everything seemed to work. Being a short distance from LV Blvd means a lot less traffic hassle but still easy to get where you want to be.