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Westgate Resort & Casino – Part 2

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Overview of the Westgate Casino Resort

The Hilton Hotel is now called Westgate Resort & Casino. The first name change took place in the early part of 2012, and the second but it’s still as popular as always since the doors first opened. This resort is located near the Convention Center just one block from the Strip. With easy access to the Strip by monorail, is a good place to stay for anyone searching for a hotel that has as much to offer as the ones located directly on the Strip without being right in the middle of it all.

It sits on 64 acres of land and it’s one of the biggest hotels located off the Strip. When it was first constructed in 1969, it was the largest hotel resort in the world but that is no longer true. However, it is still the home of the largest Sportsbook in Vegas. The casino has a wide variety of games to suit anyone’s taste. It’s this huge gaming selection plus the Sportsbook action that continues to bring in a lot of visitors.

Many famous celebrities have performed at this hotel in the past including Elvis Presley and Liberace and this trend continues today with names like Glenn Campbell, Liza Minelli and Don McLean. They’re famous for having some of the best shows in Vegas, too.

The Westgate Resort and Casino has a lot going for it that puts it at the top of the list as being one of the best resorts in Vegas but how does the rooms compare to some of the other hotels on the Strip? Does the hotel provide decent accommodations for its guests or is the casino and entertainment the only things that make this hotel stand out?

Hotel Rooms

The Westgate has 3,000 rooms and they are some of the nicest that you’ll find in Vegas. This is one hotel that believes in keeping up with the popular resorts located right on the Strip and they do a good job.

Most of the rooms have a great view of the valley, the mountains or the Las Vegas skyline. They have all of the amenities needed to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There are three types of rooms found at this resort, which are the Standard Rooms, the Suites and the Sky Villas but there are several different floor plans available in each type so you can choose the one that suits you the best in each category.

The standard rooms include wired and wireless Internet access (for an extra fee), plasma TV, safes, premium bedding, desks and some have a refrigerator and other extras depending on which one you choose. The classic standard room is about 400 square feet, which is the average size for a room in Vegas.

The Suites are very modern and beautifully decorated. There are many different floor plans to choose from in this category, each with enough room to entertain guests. Some come with wet bars, Jacuzzi and butler’s kitchens. If you want extra space, take a look at these before booking your room.

If you want a room that’s more like a home away from home, then consider The Sky Villas. These are amazing rooms that are decorated with original sculptures, tapestries and exquisite hand-painted ceilings. Some of them overlook a private garden and pool and they have more than enough room for you to kick back and enjoy your stay.


The Westgate offers handicapped rooms with wheelchair ramps, closed-captioned TV, Braille signage, roll-in showers and more. Be sure and request one of these rooms when making your reservations to ensure one is available if you or someone in your party is handicapped. Cribs are also available for small children and they provide baby-sitting services.

The Resort & Casino has a huge business center located in the East Tower Lobby. It has all of the office equipment needed for any job. They even have computers that you can rent if you need to. If your company needs to sit up a meeting, the hotel has a designated meeting space that covers more than 200,000 square feet. This should be efficient for any type of event or business meeting that you need to put together.

The Hotel Pool Area

You’ll find the pool located on the third floor of this hotel. It offers a fantastic view of the city and a nice quite place where you can sit back, sip on a cold beverage from the Cabana Bar and relax for a while. You can also take advantage of the Jacuzzi that seats 25 people at once or you can rent one of the 18 cabanas where you can have some privacy.

Things to Do

When you’re not in the casino playing games, there are many ways to spend your time that include visiting the theater or taking in a show. You can also work out in the fitness center located next to the pool. There are professionals available for private training lessons and to offer you some encouragement that can help you meet your fitness goal.

This resort hotel has six tennis courts and four of them are lighted courts so you can play at night. You can take private or group lessons or practice with the ball machine if you’re a little rusty. After hitting the court or working out at the fitness center, you can spend some time at the spa relaxing your body.

The Spa at this hotel is first-rate with many different treatments that can wash all of your cares away. These include sitting back in a soaking tub, body scrubs and facials that can make you feel refreshed and ready for a new day. You can also choose between Swedish, Therapeutic and Stone massages, all of which will make you feel like a new person.

If you’re ready for a new hairstyle, visit Regis Signature Salon. The professionals are trained in colors, perms, cuts and all the latest styles. If you love to shop, you have a wide variety of stores to choose that includes gift and souvenir shops, apparel stores and shoe stores.

Final Thoughts

The Westgate Resort & Casino is a great place to book your stay when visiting Las Vegas. It’s a good place for kids because it’s not right on the Strip where they will be subjected to the female employees wearing skimpy clothing and other sights that young eyes should not see. The staff throughout the hotel all dress more conservatively than what you might expect or from what you’ll see at the hotels on the Strip, which can be a good thing.

Another reason why this is a good hotel for families is because they do offer a baby-sitting service. Using this service will give you free time to go out and enjoy some of the things that you want to do while in Vegas where you can’t take your kids along. You won’t have to worry about them because they’ll be in safe hands.

The rooms are certainly big enough for families and kids can spend time at the pool or on the tennis courts. However, there’s not much else for kids to do inside the hotel, so they may end up getting bored before the trip is over.

This hotel is clean and modern despite its age and it has many excellent qualities like an amazing casino and the largest Sportsbook in the world. For these reasons the LVH Hotel and Casino comes highly recommended.



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