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
Our party of three were hotel guests at the Renaissance and were told by a taxi driver that the Envy steak house is one of the best restaurants in Vegas. He was right. So much so that we returned a couple of nights later and our experience was replicated. Chef Carlos came and chatted with us and made our experience even more enjoyable.
We went to the Renaissance for a conference so we were not expecting a lot but we were pleasantly surprised! The hotel is very convenient to the hotel - about an $18 uber ride and there is a monorail nearby that goes to the strip and downtown. You can get an online ticket for $11 for an all-day pass. We were greeted by such friendly front desk people who took the time to show us around and answer any questions. Our rooms were big and clean and the breakfast downstairs is very good. The Renaissance is not a gaming hotel so it was lovely not to have everything smell like smoke!
The hotel is right next to the convention center yet very quiet. I would definitely stay here again!
Pros: Nice, clean, modern hotel off the strip, at a better price than those on the strip. Easy access to the monorail. Very comfortable beds. Free dessert in house.
Cons: Booking site advertised free parking and free monorail, but when we arrived we were told "We don't do that anymore". (They did comp my parking and give us one free monorail trip, however.) As soon as we got into our room, we became aware of our next door neighbors, a room full of shrieking middle school-age girls. When we asked to be moved we were first told the hotel was full (very obviously untrue), and then told that they would move us if the problem persisted. Well, it got quiet, but the next day was an instant replay. Folks at the desk knew that the Convention Center next door was hosting a youth basketball event, but still decided against moving guests away from a youth basketball team? Probably not the best choice. Only other con was in the bathroom-- toilet, shower, vanity and tub were all in one room, so only one person at a time could use it.
Overall not bad for the money, but the little irritations do add up. Don't know for sure if we would stay here again.
My mom and I had the best meal and what an evening! Stephanie was super--she was attentive and knew the details of every item on the menu. Chef Carlos and team prepared the best steak I've ever had--a perfect medium rare!! 'Mahalo' for a memorable evening my mom will always cherish.
Stayed at Renaissance twice a year for many years. Right across street from convention center. No casino or slot machines for better sleeping. Great bar and great dining ... all good. Easy access to the strip.