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Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas is 17 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, just past the suburb city of Henderson. The lake itself is a 320-acre private lake surrounded by a 3,200-acre Tuscan inspired resort complex of hotels including the Ritz-Carlton, Loews Resort (formerly a Hyatt Resort), MonteLago Village Resort, residential communities, a golf course, and the small disneyesque MonteLago Village beside the lake.

MonteLago Casino Lake Las Vegas

MonteLago Casino Lake Las Vegas

 

 

 

Lake Las Vegas is a far different experience from the Las Vegas Strip. This is the kind of place where you can easily keep the kids entertained with outdoor activities without the need to dodge street drunks and sex advertisers prevalent along the Strip.

 

 

 

Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas

 

 

 

Lake Las Vegas is the place for visitors to the Las Vegas Valley whose idea of a vacation is more in tune with lying by a pool all day, riding in or paddling boats on the lake, and playing games at ping pong tables or pool tables rather than poker tables. There is still dining in restaurants, perhaps a spa treatment or two, and outdoor free shows while basking in a warm weather getaway at a resort hotel for fine dining and evening entertainment away from the Strip.

Chalk Signs, Not Neon Prevail at Lake Las Vegas

Chalk Signs, Not Neon Prevail at Lake Las Vegas

 

 

 

Hey this is Nevada. MonteLago Casino at MonteLago Village is adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas if pulling a slot or two and gambling for dollars is an itch you must scratch.

Friday and Saturday evenings have free music concerts by the lake. While you have a slim chance of seeing Bono at the Ritz-Carlton spa, you can actually plan to hear the tribute band Vegas U2 in a free concert September 11.  http://lakelasvegasevents.com/

Lake Las Vegas Event Lawn in front of Ritz-Carlton

Lake Las Vegas Event Lawn in front of Ritz-Carlton

 

 

 

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Lake Las Vegas

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas is a resort where a Lake view is desirable and worth the extra $20 or so per night. The hotel was built in 2003 and has 348 rooms and suites. There is a $25 per day Resort fee which includes internet access, spa and fitness center facilities access, free local calls, and access to business center computers.

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas lake view

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas lake view

 

 

 

 

Weekends at the resort generally mean less choice in room selection, in addition to higher rates, unless you book well in advance. You will likely pay more for the less desirable Resort view on a Friday or Saturday night than you will for a Lake view on any other weeknight.

 

Pontevecchio Bridge of Lake Las Vegas

Pontevecchio Bridge of Lake Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

Sample rate for Monday through Friday, September 13-17, a 4-night stay in a Lake View Standard Guest Room is $229 and includes breakfast for two. That room rate is down from $249 per night, room only without breakfast, for the preceding Friday and Saturday night weekend of September 11-13.

 

Lowest room rates are $229 for a Resort View Guest Room on a Friday or Saturday, September 11-12.

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas courtyard

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas courtyard

 

 

 

 

The standard size Guest Room at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas is nearly 500 square feet and will feel like the size of a large junior suite of most upscale chain hotels. TVs are 37-inch HDTV flat screens in standard guest rooms.

 

One Bedroom Executive Suite Resort View is $329 on Friday, September 11.  Stay Monday night, September 13 and the rate for the same room is just $229. This is a really large room at 960 square feet with a separate sitting area room from the bedroom with its own toilet. A 42-inch TV in each suite room provides entertainment options and the sitting room has a sofa.

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas Fountain at Entrance

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas Fountain at Entrance

 

 

 

 

Ritz-Carlton is pet friendly. There is a hefty $125 charge for pets, but you won’t have to sneak Fifi and Fido into the hotel.

 

Ritz-Carlton is also a kid friendly environment. The hotel offer’s children’s programs for a fee and your kids can be entertained by someone else. Your own luxury babysitter service for up to 6 hours a day.

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeLasVegas/Childrens/Default.htm

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas Dining link: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeLasVegas/Dining/Default.htm

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas bar

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas bar

 

 

 

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas Photo Tour: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeLasVegas/PhotoTourPop.htm

 

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas pool

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas pool

 

 

 

 

Packages can save some real cash at a resort hotel.

 

Ritz-Carlton Las Vegas Spa

Ritz-Carlton Las Vegas Spa

 

 

 

 

Loyalty Traveler analysis of Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas offers for the week of September 11-18.

Peace of Mind free nights package with one free night on a 3 night stay; two free nights on a 5-night stay; and 3 free nights on a 7 night stay are the best values. The available room only showed as a Resort view standard guest room when I checked online. A call to reservations may allow you to book a Lake view room or a suite with this package, if desired.

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas Resort Sample Rates

Sample Rates

Sep 11-18, 2009

Per night Rate

Package inclusions

and fees

Peace of Mind Package

5-night stay,

 

September 13-18,

Arrive Sunday and depart Friday.

$259

 

Pay 3 nights, Get 2 Nights Free

 

Best Value at under $200 per night all in.

 

Resort Fee Included

Valet Parking included Breakfast included

Executive Suite

Resort View

B&B Package

 

$329 Fri-Sun

$259 Mon-Thur

 

 

Resort Fee Included

Valet Parking included

Breakfast included

 

Club Level Guest Room Resort View

Culinary offers throughout the day

$299 Fri-Sun

$249 Mon-Thur

 

Resort Fee $25

$50 extra person fee for 3rd or 4th person in room over age 12.

 

 

 

Resort ReConnect Package

Guest Room Lake View

Breakfast for 2

 

 

$299 Fri-Sun

$249 Mon-Thur

 

Includes $50 resort credit

Resort fee $25

Breakfast included

 

Lake View Guest Room

B&B Package

Breakfast for 2

 

$279 for Fri-Sunday

$229 Mon-Thur nights

Resort Fee Included

Valet Parking included

Breakfast included

 

Resort View 

Guest Room

B&B Package

Breakfast for 2

 

$259 Fri-Sun

$209 Mon-Thur

 

Resort Fee Included

Valet Parking included

Breakfast included

 

Guest room

Resort View

$229 Fri-Sat (Sep 11-12)

$229 Sunday (Sep 13)

$179 Mon-Thur

(Sep 14-18)

Resort Fee

$25 per night

Marriott Rewards members can redeem Mariott Rewards points for free nights at the Ritz-Carlton Las Vegas. PointSavers make this property a good deal for the month of September.

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas lobby

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas lobby

 

 

 

Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 PointSavers reward codes descriptions and point values

 

Code M021: one night award in a standard guest room 35,000 points (regularly 45,000 points

Code M022: two-night award in a standard guest room for 60,000 points (regularly 75,000 points

Code M023: three-night award in a standard guest room for 80,000 points (regularly 100,000 points

Code M024: five-night award in a standard guest room for 120,000 points (regularly 150,000 points)

Code M025: seven-night award in a standard guest room for 140,000 points (regularly 175,000 points)

 

http://www.marriott.com/rewards/ritzCarltonPointSavers.mi

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas

 

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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