Resort Review: The Westin Lake Las Vegas

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What an amazing escape The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort was for my family.  It sits next to a beautiful man made lake that looks like an oasis in the desert.  Ducks and geese are swimming all day, making it a very serene get away.  I visited in the off season so it was too chilly to take advantage of a lot of the water activities available.  There’s kayaking, peddle boats, and I counted 3 different pools for you to enjoy.  There are also plenty of cabanas and lounge chairs for soaking up the famous desert sun when the weather warms up.  We got a glass of wine at the small bar inside and relaxed next to one of the outside fireplaces and just talked and listened to the sound of the waterfall.  Perfect.

The rooms are exceptional.  We had 1 suite and 1 standard room and I was really impressed with both.  Not to mention I slept like a baby!  It has everything you need and little luxuries as well.  That was nice considering I only packed 1 backpack for the trip!  This is a smoke-free hotel, which was a welcome change from hotels on The Strip.  I can sometimes be sensitive to cigarette smoke and it was nice that all of our clothes and luggage didn’t stink when we got home.

Just a few blocks up the road is The Village that’s full of restaurants and shops. It also hosts concerts on the lake!  It was pretty quiet (again probably because of the off season) but I’m told it gets much more lively in the summer months.  There is also a Casino there too in case you have an itch to gamble.  It is Vegas after all!  I believe that opens up some time in March.  The Westin offers a free shuttle up to the Village.  Just ask the guys at Valet!  They’ll also shuttle you (free again!) to The Strip.  They drop you off at The Westin located 1 block from all the fun and shenanigans The Strip as to offer.  We took advantage of the 20 minutes shuttle ride in order to do a little shopping.

Overall, I would give this hotel 5 stars.  We were talking about coming back before we even left!  I think that’s a sign of a great visit.  Don’t you think?

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Me and my Dad looking all spiffy for dinner out on the town.

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