Rated 4 out of 5 by chucky13 2 queen size beds dont cut it
very dissapointed that on Valentines Day
we were given a room with two small queen
size beds.Nobody asks us what size beds
we wanted and I assumed we would get a
king size bed for a romantic Valentines Day
weekend.We put in our reservations a month ago so even though the hotel was
full-we should have gotten a room with a king size bed.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HoosierDave My recent stay
I participated in our National Sales Meeting over the past week (2/9-2/13). It's a beautiful property. However for our meeting the facility came up short in a couple of ways. 1st the internet access and cellular service availability was very poor. Both are critical for company meetings. Finally, I felt there are too few restrooms (particularly near meeting rooms) for the size of the group we had.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jackisback3164 Some face-lifting work needed
Chair in room left marks along the wall from prior guests (maybe a chair rail woul be a suggestion in the rooms?). Tile/concrete stairwells leading to the pool and beach areas in need of repair - many areas where there is water damage (suggestive of water pooling after it rains) to the walking surface. Same is true for area around pool and hot tub. Surprising to find such conditions when the lobby area was in perfect condition. We did enjoy the layout and the lake view from the room. Also love the late checkout time of 3 p.m.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Consultrn My "go to" place
I can always count on this resort to renew my spirit and nourish my soul. The beauty of the hotel and grounds as well as the mountains and lake view have never failed to revitalize me in the many years I've been coming here.
The personnel are outstanding and I can always count on seeing the same employees each time I return - like coming home to family. Stellar service is the norm NOT the exception.
Plenty of opportunities to enjoy walking and exercising outdoors as well as using the indoor workout room. Ideal setting for those who enjoy walking. Pools are beautiful.
Only disappointment was not having Nick's Cafe open for lunch and dinner every day.
The breakfast buffet is a nice addition however.
December 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flyfisher Memorial Weekend Stay
Overall a beautiful hotel. Very relaxing. Upon check-in the front desk didnt acknowledge the Platimun SPG status. Additionally, the hotel advertises a beautiful pool and lounge area. If you are traveling with kids, beware. The signs advertise the pool is open until 6pm and 8pm respectivley. On both nights the pool closed at 4pm and 6pm. It was a holiday week, the temperature was 103 degrees, 30 people in the pool and we were all asked to leave. Not very accomidating. Front desk did nothing about this situation.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ryr667 Constructive feedback
Was on business the week January 27
Room: bed not comfortable, didn't experience a heavenly bed, didn't feel luxury.
Carpet stained, furniture chipped and I was surprised about the plastic cups in the bathroom which remind me of motels along I-95 as well as no tips/cotton balls
I had to ask about getting Starwood points when checking in..wasn't asked nor was I offered to gain more points by not having housekeeping all week. I missed out on 1500 points
Westin shuttle had inconvenient last pick up at strip. 11:45???? When you are a half hour from the strip?. Make it at least 1 AM
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VCPlatinum Staff and amenities exceeded my expectations
I was initially hesitant to spend a long weekend here with my family after reading numerous reviews about the lack of Platinum recognition, room condition, and overall lack of service.
However, the staff here really went out of their way to exceed my expectations on every single concern listed above, and I feel compelled to post a review in recognition of the excellent service experience I received:
1. Platinum recognition
- My platinum status was promptly recognized, and all the benefits and amenities were well explained, including You24 and late check-out options.
- Room: I redeemed my suite night rewards toward my stay, which guaranteed an alcove suite. I was then upgraded to a one-bedroom suite at check-in which was greatly appreciated.
- Meal: There were no issues with honoring our daily continental breakfast vouchers, and my kids got to eat free at the buffet. You could also upgrade to the buffet for $5, as other reviewers stated, but the continental breakfast was plenty for us, featuring pastries, a bowl of fruits, oatmeal or grits, juice and coffee/tea.
2. Room condition/amenities
- While it's definitely not the newest Starwood resort property, the room and hotel grounds were very well maintained. They've done a nice job "Westinizing" with the conversion. My kid slept on the sofa bed in the living room and it was comfortable.
- Amenities and housekeeping could be spotty. We were missing a few things and had to ask. It was also unclear whether the bottled water in the room was complimentary to platinum members or not. The usual label was missing, and we got two different answers from Service Express, but were eventually given a few bottles free.
- Note to parents: There is no Westin Kids Club here, but they do provide on-site babysitting for a fee. They also have a few toys you can borrow during your stay, and the they were clean and in great condition
- S'mores by the beach was great
- Overall very friendly and helpful.
- Special recognition goes out to Laura at the front desk, who went out of her way to accommodate us on the room and platinum amenities, and Joey, our server at Rick's Restaurant, for his excellent service.
- NOTE: Housekeeping could be slow to respond when they get busy. We've had to call a couple of times to follow up on evening turn- down service
Overall, we had an excellent stay here and will definitely choose this property over the Westin on the strip to avoid the crowds and the second-hand smoke
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eddie36 Beautiful Hotel
Beautiful hotel and area. The staff was professional and extremely nice to my kids and dog. The price was perfect and hotel was very luxurious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatalieL Excellent Service & lovely experience
Despite my last-minute reservation (called at 10pm for a room for the night) I was able to secure a great room- my Gold status bumped me up to the 9th floor and a lovely, lake-view room. The manager waited for me to arrive at the hotel (11pm) to make sure I got the upgrade. All the staff members I met were very professional and friendly and everyone went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. The gym and pools are good- went out kayaking on the lake and generally had a great, relaxing time. Great place for families who don't want the usual Vegas scene.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marine Wonderful Hotel
This was the one of the best hotels we have stayed at lately. Everything was just beautiful around the hotel, all the employees were very helpful. Bed was great, view from the room was super. Only had 2 days to spend there, wish we had the whole week.
May 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by eakared Beautiful Hotel
This hotel has wonderful amenities you would expect, and a beautiful view. Nice staff, but on occasion weren't as knowledgeable about the area as I would expect. Overall had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay there again.
February 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by RegretWestin Awful experience
I checked in, but not all the way. Had to wait 2.5 hours for my room. I wasn't checking in early either, it was after 4:00pm. When I went to my room the key didn't work and had to go all the way back to the desk, wait in line and then get key fixed.
I get into the room, no kidding, there are crumbs on the table, no ice bucket or cups, and it looked as if they changed the bedding and forgot to do the rest of the room cleaning. There was no offer of a free drink or anything to try to make right all the mishaps. Completely unacceptable. I told the front desk and the only response "we are very busy". I will NEVER stay at another Westin property. HORRIBLE service!!!!
March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gfmsugrad An off the strip Oasis
Stunning setting and location off the strip. Free shuttle from the other SPG on the strip property makes it really nice and convenient to get too; about a 30 minute ride. When driving up you would not believe this is a Cat 3 property.
The rooms are a bit dated, and the furniture a bit tattered; however for the location and value - that can be overlooked.
The prices for everything else are a bit high, but the quality is good. The only thing that got me a bit is the $22 daily resort fee, as a Platinum I don't see the value of what is offered for it.
If you need to get off the strip for a bit this is a great choice!
April 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ukky The hotel needs to remodel
The rooms needed to remodel and the restaurants(Rick's Cafe need to have better quality food) capacity of spg is not full and the receptionist wouldn't upgrade us
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by havebusinesswilltravel Great place to stay away from the strip.
This hotel is a great place to stay if you have family, or if you want to get away from the strip. Its only been a westin property for 5 days at my stay but it was great. I was not offered my welcoming amenity but it just became westin, so I dont mind. I just reached plat. status so I was very excited. I was offered an executive suite, which worked great because I had my kids and my sister in laws kids. The food here is great, the service is great, and everyone has helped to make my stay great. There is a nice waterslide for the kids with 2 pools and the spa was very nice, although my wife did not care for her message very much, the facial was good. all in all, its a great place to stay.
April 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SOCALVM Limited Facilities
Great property but limited facilities. Very limited food options at the hotel and the village. Even coffee shop closed at 2.30pm! Concierge desk closed at 5pm. We were left with Front desk staff that was incompetent, gave us wrong phone nos and wrong info, they were supposed to call /email South Shore golf course to make reservations- apparently they did not do it and ruined our golf plans and our day. Early morning front desk staff Ashleen was knowledgeable and helpful.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mead123 Very Poor Westin
Room was dirty upon check-in (toilet wasn't flushed and drawer had 3 empty bottles, dirty silverware and napkins in it). Bed was hard as a rock, definitely not a Heavenly bed. Hotel had little concern but did change our room...next day we returned to our room at 6pm and it was never cleaned. Management said hotel is sold out so they probably didn't get to it.
September 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teenbean I never could get the Concierge to answer the phone.
This hotel is beautiful, clean, and comfortable with awesome views. My main issue was I picked up the phone multiple times to try to call the Concierge on two different days and they never picked it up....it just rang and rang. I was alone with three young children, one who was sick, so I couldn't just leave the room to ask for help unless the kids all came with me. On my second day the toilet got plugged up. I called at least seven times. I never did get any help. The toilet remained plugged up for the remainder of my stay because they never answered the phone. I had a loud neighbor the first night who made incredibly loud cell phone calls way too early in the morning with a booming voice...a bad way for me to wake up as I had been up all night with a sick 2-year old...but you cannot really blame the hotel for that...just the inconsiderate neighbor.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hockeychick1165 Wow
Loved this hotel soo much. Never left to check out the strip..Just amazing!! I will be back!
February 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by keymaster99 Unsatisfied
I stayed at the Westin for New Year's Eve. Not only did I originally book a lake view room, and paid for the view nonetheless, but I also paid for a room elevated. In other words, I paid for an upper-floor room with a lake view. However, after they overbooked their hotel, they down-graded me to the first floor with a parking lot view. Let me tell you how happy my girlfriend was (sarcasm). In any event, we went to Rick's cafe for dinner. They had a special menu for New Year's Eve. Much to my dismay, however, I ended up paying almost $150 dollars for two meals which tasted like absolute garbage. In fact, I don't believe Rick's cafe knows how to cook fish or chicken. And, since when does a diner, that might as well be called a rest stop, have a menu with $60 meals and $20 appetizers? I'm guessing the same cooks that make grilled cheese and french fries are the same ones that are cooking my pecan crusted halibut. To me, it sounds like the restaurant and the Westin took advantage of the day by jacking up the prices for, essentially, the same quality of food.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jayme 1 week stay
This was our 4th or 5th stay. Allowed us to check in at 4am on 12/22 with no extra charges. The young lady at the front dest at this time was fantastic. Great representative for Westin! So pleasant at the hour and started off our vacation right! We do miss the Monte Lago Casino and until reopens would stay somewhere else. Love the grounds and the staff.
December 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Charlie99999 Free Breakfast is Not Free!
This is the only SPG hotel charge $5 for free breakfast, one of the benefits of Platinum member.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by carole40 Not much for your money
We stayed for three nights, which was too long. The pool had only four umbrellas, there were no cabanna people to help, so guests had to move their umbrellas if they could get one. The hotel charged a 22.00 resort fee, for what, their was valet parking, but it cost 15.00 a day, The room had old decor from when the hotel was owned by another chain. The food was over priced. We will never stay there again, you can get more for your money staying on the Las Vegas strip. There was no entertainment on Saturday night
August 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FunTraveler Lovely Westin
This is a nice facility and is completely removed from the strip. Unfortunately it is far away from shopping and other restaurants as well. The food we had from the resort was fine, but not spectacular. Next time we will try the restaurant at the hotel. I thought it was basically sushi, but they have a regular menu as well. The service from the individuals at Ricks and Maria at the front desk was terrific,but the wait staff at the pool was lacking. The bathrooms are small in comparison to Vegas standards but the heavenly bed was terrific as always. As SPG Gold members we were hoping for late checkout but they needed us out at regular checkout time.
May 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by beachgyrl Horrible experience, horrible staff~ won't be back!
Too bad you couldn't actually see the fireworks from the hotel combined with a horrible experience from beginning to end at your hotel. Holes in the drapes, dirty sheets and horrible customer service at the front desk. Couldn't get a hold of anyone at the front desk to let them know how horrible our room was, had to call the 800 number and they couldn't even get through! I was told by Desiree (supervisor) that she was moving us to another room and would call us back in 10 min to confirm which room. Never heard from her and when I called back, she left for the day. Talked to Eldrige & was told "we were busy, it was New Years Eve." Had to sleep in a double bed by myself, (too small to sleep with my husband in same bed) dirty sheets and holes in the drapes. Thanks for ruining the surprise trip I arranged for my husband. Never again!!
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JR57 House Keeping
Although my overall experience was good, I was frustrated by the "how to get your room serviced daily" policy.
For the duration of my stay it was never cleaned. I did not place anything on the door but continued to receive $5 coupons. I finally conacted the front desk on my third day to ensure house keeping would clean the room for my final night and I was assured it would be - but it wasnt.
Oh well - what is a customer to do? I am gone and in the grand scheme of things, it clearly isnt the end of the world. However, it if was a misunderstanding on my part on how the system works: then it would be my recommendation to develop a better tutorial.
March 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jade101 Disappointment
First of all, my room 3104 has nothing but parking lot view. It takes 5 minutes to walk from lobby to room and the corridor is like a dark tunnel. $200+ per night is way way overpriced for a hotel that is 30 minutes away from Vegas.
January 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Charlie99999 What is in $25 Resort Fees
Indeed, the hotel location is face the lake with beautiful country views and only 30 minutes away from the center of Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, this hotel should not charge any resort fees because it is not qualify for a “resort”. In Las Vegas, to gain a resort status, the hotel has to provide live entertainment (6 days a week).
This hotel did not charge resort fees in the past (It may come from the new regional management).
For that, the management makes a ridiculous list to state the benefits of the “resort” fee.
To name a few:
1. self-parking (this is a norm in Vegas)
2. Unlimited use of gym and Spa Moulay (The truth is Spa Moulay open Thursday - Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and charge for all treatments)
3. Local and Toll-free calls only (the price list shows the local calls charge $1.5 per call plus 10 cents per minutes, and Toll-free also charge $1.5 per call)
4. High Speed internet (the reason it would pay you back $12.5 resort fees if you are Platinum member)
5. Unlimited Water Craft Rental (same reason as Spa Moulay and is for hotel profit)
6. Secure Golf Bag Storage (Las Vegas Norm)
December 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ryan50312 Be VERY Careful Booking This Hotel
I am not one of those people that complain about every hotel hoping to get a free upgrade or discount. I came to this hotel to have a nice vacation with my family that happens to include 4 children. It was a terrible choice and it was due to this hotel's dishonesty and misleading website. Quite simply you better make sure the stuff promised is the stuff there, available, or open when you arrive. The property is great, the rooms are great, but NOTHING was open when we arrived. The golf course...CLOSED. Restaurants....CLOSED. Kid Club so the adults could go out....CLOSED. Pool....adult half open, water park CLOSED. The entire surrounding area looks like a bankrupted development so with nothing at the hotel, you won't find much nearby. If everything was open.....it would have been great. The worst part is not only did they lie to us, but I have noticed that for months afterwards they continue to mislead people which is just too bad.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJR1 Beautiful hotel
This is a beautiful hotel, friendly staff, good service. I will highly recommend,
will plan a longer stay next time.
January 23, 2014