Rated 5 out of 5 by PhatJ929 Always Awesome!
I've stayed here two times now and will again! My room was great, upgrade to a lake view room, totally worth it! It was beautiful every morning!
Two pools, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and paddle boats all worth the resort fee.
Lots of events for the kids and very family friendly! Saw a lot of people with dogs too, so I assume pet friendly. MIght want to ask.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ccmustang NIce room, but poor view
Very comfortable room, extremely small bathroom though. Good view of the roof though!
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaddyLos Mothers Day
We experienced a fantastic stay over Mothers Day Weekend; the weather was spectacular.
May 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by traderprofit Just a bad location, dirty room, and poor communication
I am rehashing a Yelp review I wrote several months ago when I stayed here for a night to complete the Platinum Challenge, so no need for management to apologize, but I thought the review belonged here, and I have toned it down after my excessive disappointment with the property wore off with time.
The property is located about 40 minutes from the Strip, poorly situated in a failed real estate development of homes that used to go for $1000 psf, on a man-made lake that I believe is still leaking into the ground (there's a reason why the HOA fee is $900+ per month) , and is immediately next to a golf course that was abandoned because the cost of watering it was more than the fees collected to pay the course.
If you are looking for a Vegas experience, stay near the Strip. If you want to have a convention where your employees are essentially trapped and can't get out, this would be your choice. I am SPG Plat , and know what it takes to have a good hotel, and this place is deficient in every aspect of what I would look for . There is a reason why this property is in SPG category 3, instead of 4 or 5. Just consider the category Starwood places it in,and that will speak volumes about it's popularity. All I can say is "gosh, I am glad I didn't buy this hotel when I was looking for properties."
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lulu Incredible experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The front desk was so friendly and helpful, the restaurant staff provided incredible service and the location was awesome! Relaxing and peaceful, yet we could also use the fitness center and kayaks. Fun and excitement at the Strip only 20 minutes away! One of our best hotel experiences in 15 years!
May 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SDNbrian Staff and hotel not very welcoming
- it took 15 minutes for someone at the front desk to answer my question one night
- I had to pay $45 to have some packages delivered to the hotel, and they were not heavy
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALBS Great Weekend
What a wonderful hotel. It si like the Jewel in the desert. Great getaway from all of the pressures of weekday life.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frazzeled Classy Hotel
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this hotel, and both times it was wonderful. Both last May, and this May we stayed to celebrate special occasions. Both times we were upgraded to awesome rooms, and this time we were surprised with a bottle of Champagne and Strawberries. This property is only about 20 minutes from the Strip, and it is so nice to retreat back to the quiet atmosphere after an evening in town. This will always be our first choice hotel when visiting Las Vegas.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DD2013 Amazing! Very posh! And very affordale if you watch the specials!
We were amazed! We have never stayed at a "resort" hotel before, we are usually the budget hotel 3 star type, but found this to be VERY affordable if you want to go that little extra step to make your trip memorable! VERY nice hotel, was like the Beverly Wilshire of Las Vegas! I loved the landscaping, and the pools, we just loved everything! The staff really cares about your comfort and your needs, they have a really nice café (Rick's) that has really good food, the breakfast choices were plentiful, and they had a breakfast buffet that we were sorry we didn't choose to sample. You won't find ketchup bottles or jelly packs here! NO SIR they serve you ketchup in a dish, and jelly in tiny little jars! Very nice! They really DO cater to families, its not just for the older generation, or retirees! There were many families with small children there. The honeysuckle planted everywhere was nice, the aroma was amazing! The view was amazing, we loved every bit of it! We will definitely stay there again if we can find a good deal! Thank you Westin Staff!
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phillip1959 Exceeded my expectations
We stayed there using points for five nights. I was a little concerned before arrival due to some of the negative reviews but I can honestly say everything about our stay was great. The checkin was quick and they did recognize my gold status. I usually just get the points for the gold gift but this time I opted for the drink and the sweet girl that checked us in included a drink card for my wife which I thought was really nice. The room was great with a nice view of the resort/lake/mountains. We relaxed around the pool the first two days and was impressed with the service the pool girls provided. We will definitely be back and thank you Starwood for another great vacation experience.
April 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by geomcsm disappointing for a westin
Really needs to be updated to westin standards.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lissa84 People Make the Difference
I knew the moment I checked in with Ashleen at the front desk, this would be a wonderful experience. I have stayed at a couple of other Westin properties through conventions and such this was my second time I had stayed on my own. My sister and I were taking were taking our mother on a cross country road trip. This was a wonderful oasis to stop. The attentiveness of staff was wonderful. I did not want to leave and hope I can come back.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HotrodFam Great location with beautiful lake views
Unexpected find outside of Vegas. Beautiful views with lots of sitting areas to enjoy the views next to pretty fountains and waterfalls. Free shuttle to the Strip about every four hours from 10 am until 11 pm. Another shuttle takes you to the village where there is shopping, restaurants and a casino within the Lake property. Decor is very traditional, not the usual contemporary Westin style as Westin just took over this property in 2012. Local residents have an arrangement to use the facilities so we met a lot of nice local people and learned about the area. The rooms are adequate, not huge. The bathroom configuration was odd, the door was in the way and we only had one sink. We did not have a deck only a Juliet style balcony with sliding doors which was disappointing as the lake view was spectacular! Coffee pods, bottled water, and tea were provided daily with elite status, I think. It is category 3 which fits but we will return again and again. Not perfect yet but no doubt as the economy gets stronger, this place will improve a lot. Service in hotel was excellent but the pool service varied quite a bit by server. The pool food was just ok but inexpensive. We did not try any of the many other restaurants in the hotel but did eat in the Village and had great meals there. Enjoyed our stay so much we booked an extra night!
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve65 April 2013 Stay
Hotel was very clean, setting was great, and price was excellent. It was situated quite remotely, and was therefore not as convenient as I would have preferred, but if your desire is to get away to a quiet, lovely facility, this would be a place to consider.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toots Great stay
I stayed here for six days in April, I absolutely loved this place. From the pool and its staff, to the drivers, front desk, house keeping anyone I came into contact with was really professional curteous and helpful. The Japanese rest. and the other hotel food vendors were great also. I had a great time, relaxed felt pampered and was totally happy with the service. The Spa was also a wonderful experience, the front desk help to Janet who did my facial Quan who did my message, excellence and relaxation was had. I really loved the driver service to the strip and the village. Note to self call ahead to schedule your rides before they are full. My only compliant was the noisy gardening during my massage and while at the pool. Bartenders are great too.
April 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sarah Terrible Experience
I recently stayed at the hotel for a work event and was incredibly disappointed. We arrived Friday late morning and I checked out Sunday morning.
When I arrived, I wasn't asked if I wanted assistance with my bags which isn't a big deal normally, but my room was down a mini-flight of steps and that would have been nice to know.
While the room was nice, it smelled of sewage upon arrival. The service was so terrible that it was a joke. We were approached by several different servers and it still took far too long to get our drinks or food delivered - if they were at all. I was with co-workers and we all were speechless on how terrible the service was. We asked if we could get an umbrella by us and the server told us she didn't know how but to ask the lifeguard. We asked what kind of wine you had, she didn't know and wasn't willing to check. She had NO smile/enthusiasm or personality as it seemed and was incredibly rude when we had to flag her down to ask for anything else or even our bill. We had intended to have a few drinks by the pool on Saturday afternoon but gave up because it was too difficult.
When I returned to my room, I found that it had been "cleaned" but my empty drinks and some trash were still sitting out. There was a trash bag outside of my door all day. The room across from me had two wine glasses sitting outside from the day before. Point is - no one ever came to clean up the hallway.
I was also disturbed several times by the wait staff rolling carriers outside my room on the balcony. I know our event was right outside that night but I was unable to sleep due to the noise.
Overall - I would never return to this location on my own dime and am so baffled at how service could be so terrible.
It was clear that no one was on the same page or had any customer service training. Even worse - no one was willing to help or make our stay more comfortable.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsMendo24 Exceptional Customer Service!!
We are Las Vegas locals who were visiting the hotel in celebration of our 10 year Wedding Anniversary. Everyone on staff offered exceptional service. The front desk overheard us saying it was our 10 year Anniversary and offered congratulations. We were also pleasantly surprised by room service with strawberries and champagne along with a card that read "Happy 10 Year Anniversary". We lounged by the pool area and enjoyed the complimentary kayak rentals. We really enjoyed our staycation, it was definitely a nice get away even being minutes from home. Will definitely return with our children for another staycation and recommend the resort to all. Thank you for making our anniversary spectacular. We have already decided we will be back for our 11th.
April 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Penny27 Did not meet my expectations
We booked our reservations for our anniversay and informed the staff we were married here a year ago. They assured me staff would know on our arrival. We arrived- no recognition of anniversary, room smelled of cigarrette smoke. Next room had dirty curtains and shower was filthy. The guy who booked also said we would receive more information on SPG on arrival- no one said a word about it. It is very disheartening when you expect great service and it doesn't come close. As we were leaving, no one offered to take our bags. I saw another gal pulling the cart and a piece of luggage fell off, employees just watched. I work in the service industry and I was ashamed for the employees who worked there.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walter Action packed resort!
I booked this place because they offered on site paddle boarding through suplv.com - I didn't realize how great of a resort it was. The suplv.com team was fantastic, rented paddle boards with full lessons and then special bikes to ride to the village. Hot tub, pool, and lake all were great! Dinner and breakfast at Ricks was FANTASTIC! Will return to this hotel FOR SURE!
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert67 Wonderful stay
Staff went out of their way to be helpful and accomidating. All needs were met quickly and the room was very nicely appointed. The grounds and ammenties are beautiful, the service wonderful.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Beautiful Site for a Wedding
Although there were a few problems with our stay in general, my daughter's wedding was perfectly handled and absolutely wonderful. The food was excellent, presentation was beautiful, everything was on time and mostly perfect and in its place. Outside vendors meshed seamlessly with the Westin staff; onsite lighting was wonderful. In short, I was very VERY pleased with the Matu and her staff.
April 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KH2013 Great pool but inconsistent staff service
Great location, nice pool with water slide for the kids (this is not highly advertised or detailed on the web site.) Disappointed that the lake entry was closed the entire time we were there and the housekeeping staff did not stock our room with necessary items (TP, cups, etc.)
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John68 Great Hotel for business or pleasure!!!
I come to do business with client in Vegas at least once a month. Many hotels make it difficult to do work in town not the Westin. They are able to cater to the person here to have fun and those who need to focus on work. Never woken up at 2 a.m. and sleep better than I do at home.
April 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MediaVenice Had some issues..
I am an SPG Gold member who runs all my business expenses through an SPG Amex for the points, but I am beginning to wonder if it is worth it and I could accure points in another program.
I bought my room with partial points and checked in. I don't expect an upgrade all the time, but in a fairly empty hotel I do expect to at least not be in the room next to the elevators. unfortunately this wasn't the case and all night I heard the whoosh and dings and dings of happier customers going to their rooms.
Then I paid a "resort fee", which I don't mind if it is worth it. But unfortunately, the "free wifi" didn't actually work and I spent an hour trying to download my email.
Finally, I had a room with long hair all over the bathroom floor and inside the tub. Just grim and a fare cry form what I had hoped my loyalty would get me.
This my 2nd stay in a row at SPG properties that left something to be desired, and perhaps encouraged me to look for other rewards programs out there.
April 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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 3 out of 5 by Dora Expected good customer service for such a beautiful resort
I booked this hotel because it was a host hotel for one of my many events. After a long 8+ mile obstacle course I want a hot shower and nice King size bed to rest in (what I booked). I signed in almost 2 hours after check –in and I was told that the resort had no King size beds available and that the cleaning crew was behind schedule. They said I can have a double size bed if I wanted a room right away or wait until a King size is available. They also refused to let me know how long I would wait for the room I booked. Very disappointed and upset I asked several times to be given an estimated time for a wait and the staff refused. I unhappily got a double size bed because I was very tired, hungry and at that point irritated. The last thing I want from a long day is for a hotel to tell me how they are unprepared to meet the needs of their clients because they are sold out last night of King Size beds and their cleaning crew cannot keep up with demand. All I heard was excuses as to why I could not be accommodated and basically I had to deal with it. I expected a lot more for such a beautiful resort.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by YousefB Great physical building poor staff
Desk clerks were not tentative or sympathetic to us as first time visitors. We arrived around 2 o’clock and we were not able to check into our room until about 6PM. We received an email offering us an upgraded room which we replied positively for and when we arrived we were told that we did not have this upgrade room and show us the response to proof what you are telling us is true. We ask for extra towels and pillows twice were not delivered and we had to ask twice to have them delivered. The breakfast choice we very poor. My wife and I are supposed to have breakfast included and we were told yes, you do but it is only continental breakfast which we have to wait for it for over an hours. We gave our phone number to the hostess who promised us to call us when our table was ready, but never heard from her. We never know about all it is available for us as guests we found out on our own.
In summary, service was poor throughout especially the front desk personal and restaurant hostesses. Facility is gorgeous and we would not mind coming back if the service to improve.
April 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by xscrappyx Dissappointed this time...
The first time we stayed, the visit was great and we couldn't wait to come back. So we did and it was less than satisfying.To start off this disappointing experience I called the main number to book our stay. (The first time we stayed we booked online and got our AAA discount and when we checked in, the employee told us we should phone next time, as we are locals and may get a better rate, so we did.) When I called to book, the person asked if we were locals or had any other qualifying discounts. I mentioned we were both locals and AAA members. They said they would take care of it. Upon checking in, the employee took my ID and said "I see you're a local. Call us next time when making reservations and we can get you a discounted rate" Upon further discussion, we found out NO discount was ever applied and we were paying full rate. The employee was extremely helpful and helped us out getting a better rate on the spot and even scored us complimentary breakfasts, but it never should have happened at all.
Upon arrival at our room, everything was clean and beautiful, however we discovered the toilet ran constantly, the vanity mirror light in the bathroom was out and the hairdryer was cracked in half.
For dinner I headed down to Rick's Cafe picked up a pizza (Flats, on the menu) and some wings. One thing I will say about this place is that on both visits, the food was excellent!. The pizza wasn't bad and it would have been better if it was fresh at the table but I took it too my room. Even then, it was pretty good. The wings were fantastic and I recommend them. Great flavor and a little spice to boot.
Now here's the irritating part: remember those comp'd breakfasts? Well I asked the girl at Rick's if I could come down in the morning and use the comps to get breakfast to go. (I eat off the menu. My wife has very special dietary needs so she has to bring her own food from home which is fine, but I like to take my food back to the room so I can dine with her.) I was told this should not be an issue. So the next morning, I headed down to Rick's and I was then told they could not help me out as they just got hit with a lot of orders and couldn't do anything for me to go. So if I wanted to eat alone without my wife, that's ok? So I headed over to the Express and ordered a coffee and a breakfast burrito. The young lady working the counter was the complete opposite of Rick's service. A total sweetheart! She asked if I was ok because I guess she could tell I was pretty let down. I relayed my experience I had at Rick's and she totally made things right. Burrito on the house. I'm not looking for freebies but I'm glad she tried to make things right. If getting a meal to-go is against policy or something, I'm completely ok with that and would have been ok hearing that up front. But to be given expectations and then disappointed later on? A little consistency would be nice.
Pool facilities were nice, though could have used a vacuuming. Was a bit of gravel/sand on the bottom.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Greg Strengths & Challenges
Room not ready till 8 PM, although I arrived at 4 PM. Said would call me when room was ready, but never called. Had to approach reception myself a second time. Noticed others having same issue.
Pool closes at 6, but staff asks you to vacate pool around 5:30. Seamed like staff members at pool more concerned about going home on time then servicing guests. Saw others too were annoyed by this.
Out of towels at 4:20! Said more coming and would hand deliver them to me pool side. Never did. Had to take up with Management. Patrick accommodated me personally with Room Towels instead which worked for me.
Staff out front via parking were wonderful. Opened doors for you every time both car and hotel. Always made sure you felt welcome and accommodated. Focus is always on the guest.
Grounds are wonderful and beautiful. Very relaxing at any time of day. Family Friendly resort.
Room was fantastic. Clean and comfortable.
Upon check out, never asked how my stay was.
Gold member, but guest receipt says I “earned at least 0 Starpoints for this visit”
Areas for improvement. With some effort and a little more focus on customers this place has something to offer everyone.
April 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve1 Nice Hotel Spoilt
Firstly we chose the hotel because of a relaxing environment with an option of Golf on the premises.
1. Golf course next to hotel closed for 3 years. Golf option nearby $175/round if you need clubs too.
2. There was a weekend religious event - Noisy and food on the floor throughout the hotel from the kids. - Should have been regularly cleaned and we should have been informed
3. We asked for Queen beds - We were told we had queen when we arrived. Then we are told the hotel has no queen beds. Also I dont believe they are the normal Westin Beds.
April 1, 2013