If you have a penchant for pampering and personal service—or if your plans include golfing or hiking—this stunner in Summerlin is for you. The sterling resort overlooks two golf courses, and Red Rock National Conservation Area is only a few miles away. Enormous rooms (starting at 561 square feet) have marble bathrooms with separate whirlpool tubs and raindrop showers. The small, low-key Rampart Casino is popular with locals (and was renovated in 2014). Another highlight includes Addison's Lounge, which hosts live music most nights a week. The waterfall pool is a relaxing place for sun and swimming, and at 40,000 square feet, Spa Aquae is one of the biggest and best in town.
Strip properties don’t have the monopoly on luxury. JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Located 13 miles from the strip in Summerlin, the property offers spacious rooms, suites, and penthouses with premium amenities. Nothing flashy or over-the-top here--just a solid performer when it comes to hospitality. All guest rooms and suites have been redesigned, with lush bedding and pillowtop mattresses in every room, as well mini-refrigerators and coffeemakers.
YOU SHOULD KNOW A stay here will not necessarily give you the stereotypical Las Vegas experience (i.e., the Strip, nightclubs, etc.). With the abundant beauty of Red Rock Canyon just 10 miles away, it’s really more for the nature lover rather than the partyer. That being said, the Strip is easily accessible by car and you can party to your heart’s content.
Marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and ample lighting, the better to highlight that famous Las Vegas sunshine, is the hallmark of JW Marriott bathrooms.
With spacious seating and bold colors, the lobby is a great meeting point for your party before you head out for a day trip. Or, head outside and explore 50 acres of lush grounds.
The 11,000-square-foot waterfall outdoor pool is open seasonally from March until the end of October.
Spa Aquae makes a stay at JW Marriott a true getaway, offering a comprehensive menu of services including massages, body treatments, plunge pools and fitness classes, as well as a salon.
There’s no reason to slack on your fitness routine here. If the call of the outdoors is not enough, JW Marriott’s fitness facility Aquae Sulis will get those endorphins going with cardio machines, free weights and classes.
JW Marriott is only steps away from the internationally renowned TPC golf course. Check with the golf concierge for special packages and tee up.
Hawthorn Grill has quickly established itself as a locals favorite steakhouse, offering American classics from morning to night. Take advantage of the spacious patio, where you’ll hear the sounds of nearby waterfalls. Soak in the foliage and warm yourself by the fire pits in the cooler months.
Hawthorn Grill’s bar serves up handcrafted cocktails and boasts an extensive wine list (you’ll walk by the impressive wine hall on the way in), with happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and live entertainment on Fridays. Addison Lounge is also a great spot for live entertainment and pre- or post-dinner drinks.
A stay here requires a car, as it is located in the suburbs of Summerlin.
Tivoli Village (10-minute drive) is a shopping center with endless choices for dining, including Hamptons, Canter’s Deli and Echo & Rig, a steakhouse/butcher shop that locally lauded. Honey Salt (10-minute drive), one of the most innovative restaurants in the city, has a farm-to-table-inspired menu that always surprises and delights.
Cork and Thorn, also at Tivoli Village, is perhaps one of the most unusual experiences you’ll ever have. Not so much a bar as a flower shop, floral artists create your floral arrangements in front of you as you sip from its libations menu of beer, wine, and Champagne. If you want to try your hand at flower arrangement, it also offers classes on a weekly basis.
WHY WE LIKE IT
JW Marriott is a respite from the ordinary. For locals, it’s a first-rate choice for a staycation and for the out-of-towner, it’s a great way to immerse themselves in this area’s natural beauty, far from the neon glitz and hum of slot machines.