Las Vegas luxury can be found on and off the strip and we discovered it staying at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Located just about 15 miles from the airport in Summerlin, the JW Marriott offers beautiful grounds, top of the line accommodations, spa amenities, golf, on-site gaming, choice of 11 restaurants and so much more. Away from the traffic and the hustle and bustle, it’s a great location to stay and enjoy Vegas, but be away from it all at the same time!We arrived after a evening flight and check in was smooth, it was great to hear that public areas and the lobby offer free wifi, so I checked into all my social media while preserving my battery. We opted for self parking so we had a short drive around the property closest to where we’d enter the Palms Tower. Two towers of 469 rooms and suites, the property is substantial yet accessible. We parked and walked partially through the Promenade which holds the majority of the property restaurants and made our way to our suite.
We enjoyed a large suite with separate living area with couch, meeting/dining table, bar, and second bathroom. Our sleeping area held a lush bed with Marriott Revive bedding with down comforters that were like sleeping on a cloud. I always have the best rest in Marriott resorts around the country! The bathroom held a jacuzzi tub, separate toilet/shower areas and ceiling fans circulated air above the beds for added comfort. The view from our room was spectacular at night, with part of the strip in plain view! We were eager to explore the next morning! As much as we wanted to run a bath, then drape myself in a hotel robe and eat the chocolates left for us in the soft bed in our room, we had only one night and were starved!
I love casino action and had an itch to gamble, so we walk down through the Promenade and found the Promenade Cafe sitting at the entrance to the Rampart Casino floor. It was a casual spot and open 24 hours, so at 9pm, it wasn’t abnormal for us our post flight attire and our tiredness to blend right in. We had the sweetest (pregnant) waitress who we loved chatting with who filled us in on the best deal of the restaurant! $10 each for an appetizer, entree, and dessert to fill our bellies and that we did! The food was good and we took the desserts to go because we were full, and they were amazing both in presentation and in flavor!Calling it a night, we were eager to tour the grounds and enjoy the resort a bit more in daylight.
Just as we’d suspected, the sunrise was spectacular, views for days!We had to get outside, I mean it was a cool low 50’s morning but the sun was shining bright, we were awed by the stunning landscape and manicured grounds!The palms just give tropical-esque beauty to this oasis in the desert!Creeks, waterfalls, and lush greenery surround the hotel, promenade, and casino. Also noted was the scattered heart art about the property that I learned was an homage to children from St. Jude’s Hospital.
Each three-dimensional, 5-foot sculpture represents a local artist’s interpretation of a child’s heart, contrasting the dreams it holds with the challenges that cancer and other diseases pose. A reminder of childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, the sculptures serve as a means to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
3 of the pieces have been permanently donated to JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa.
We went and enjoyed breakfast at Ceres in the Spa Tower. With a buffet option as well as a delicious menu, we sat indoors and peered out to just constant beauty. My husband chose the bagel and cream cheese route while I went for the signature breakfast croissant. The flaky crust sandwiched fried eggs, bacon, avocado, and tomato (chose no cheese) and it was huge and so good. I know the two of us could have shared and I wanted to save half for lunch, but alas, I ate the entire thing!
Following that amazing meal, I needed some exercise, the pool was closed for the season and I actually totally forgot to bring a suit for the hot tub, so bocce ball it was! Sunshine on us, we played best 4 out of 5, then played again until that itch to head to the casino came back!A few dollars less than I came with, it was check-out time. Our stay at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa was short and sweet, and you can guarantee we will be back to that very location on our next trip. My husband loved that it right on our way to Red Rock Canyon, I loved just about everything else about it! With everything on site, you wouldn’t have to leave the property on a vacation, short of heading to a show. It’s the Marriott name you know and love with a step up in luxury and a whole lot of options! Book your reservation at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/lasjw-jw-marriott-las-vegas-resort-and-spa/.
Our stay and meal was hosted, all opinions our own.