JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Las Vegas NV, 2021Having stayed at only 14% of the JW Marriotts in the world so far, I have some catchup to do this year. I found a reasonable rate and lower points needed for a stay, so I booked the JW Marriott Resort & Spa for a few nights.
ArrivalAfter checking out of the Westin Lake Las Vegas and racing up I-515, then across highway 95 to the hotel, I pulled into the main check-in spot. It's really close to the major road, but I didn't hear the traffic at all during my stay.
The RoomA good sized room for a non-suite (yes yes I know... how can I dare post this one without a suite?!?!) with a crazy good bathroom, large bed, huge closet.
The RestaurantsMany restaurants on the property. Hawthorn, a steakhouse, Jade, the Chinese restaurant, Market Place (the buffet, currently closed), Waterside cafe at the pool, Speindini (I never found this one), Clubhouse Deli, and Earl Grey, the sit-down restaurant open 24 hours.
The Resort GroundsA quite large resort with many water features and a crazy large pool area, and various activity areas to while away the time if you're not gambling.
SummaryQuite the resort. The gambling aspect wasn't a draw for me, but the clientele here was pretty upscale. Forget getting an upgrade, even at my level, and using suite night awards, no dice. You gotta buy it. Even with a "normal" room it was good and spacious and the bathroom was suite level. Also, they were servicing it every day like a normal time. Things felt almost like before.
Now you think "Holy crap, Covid!", well, they test everyone's temp every time they enter the property, which will catch at least some of it, and I did not get sick this trip. There were doing things right and it seems to work.
As there is no real other way to get here, get a car. Parking is plentiful and free, and you're so far out from everything else, you will want it anyways.