The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Earlier in late Fall this year, I traveled and stayed at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa after a work trip.

This Marriott resort is actually located Henderson, Nevada.   It’s about a 15 minutes drive from the Las Vegas strip.  If you’re looking to visit attractions on the strip, I’d recommend booking a hotel right on the strip.

Staying on the strip wasn’t the key criteria for me, though there is a night booked at the Aria for the last day of the visit.  While I had visited Vegas before, I had not seen much outside of the strip.  This visit was different.  I was there to visit a friend, with some special side trips to sight-see a few other major attractions.

A stay at the quieter Westin Lake Las Vegas was perfect for this trip.

Check-in and Property Grounds

Valet parking is available, but there is plenty of free parking available on site.  It’s very convenient.  The resort has done a fantastic job with the upkeep of the property grounds.

a palm trees around a circular fountain

View from the room – Entrance








a building with palm trees


a building with trees and a pond

Beautiful grounds at back of resort







The pool was closed during my visit, but that doesn’t prevent from taking a peek.

a group of lounge chairs and a canopy

Pool Area

a sign on a gate

Closed during visit







a room with a large chandelier and stairs

Inside the Hotel









Views from Resort Grounds

a body of water with grass and mountains in the background

View from the Grounds.

a dock on a body of water









a body of water with a bridge and palm trees

Tranquil view








The Room

Checking in to the room was uneventful.  While the room is spacious, it looks and feels a little dated.  It could use a little refresh.

a room with a bed and a chair


a desk and chair in a room

TV and Desk








a bathroom with a sink and a mirror










Convenient Location

There is an onsite restaurant and a Starbucks for any guests looking for quick bites.  Door-dashing is also very convenient.Because this is a resort, be aware that there is a resort fee charged per night.

 What I really liked about this property is its location.

It’s about a 35 minutes drive to Hoover Dam.

It’s about a 2 hour drive to Grand Canyon West (note: this is not the National Parks run by the federal government, but by the Hualapai Tribal Nation).

Both are destinations I wanted to visit before a short stay at the strip.   And this resort property works location wise, without feeling rushed.

Would I stay here again?

The answer is yes, but it depends on the reason for the stay and where I need to go.  When it comes to Vegas, there are no shortages of choices.

I’d have no problems staying at this hotel resort again.  I give it a solid 3.5 stars of out 5.   It is a nice resort, though there is nothing that really stands out aside from the grounds, whether in the form of superb service or other unique aspects.  While I really like the feel of the resort and the grounds, I’d also consider exploring other properties – especially those with more updated rooms in the area.


Have you stayed at this resort or other hotels or resorts in the area?  Which might you recommend?