The Westin Lake Las Vegas
101 Montelago Blvd., Henderson
The farthest from the strip of any of our recommendations (about 45 minutes east), Lake Las Vegas is one of the most Un-Vegas places in town and one of the better places to stay if you’ve brought the kids along. The Westin here is located right on the lake, with a series of pools, mountain views, and two huge waterslides. The resort also offers great access to the lake—there’s a small beach to lounge on, and guests can rent SUP boards, jet skis, and boats to explore the water. At night, grab a glass of wine and watch the desert sun go down over the water—the patio is outfitted with several fire pits that are perfect for congregating around.
The M Resort Spa Casino
12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Henderson
Vegas regulars come to the M when they need access to The Strip (usually for one of the many conventions that takes place here) but need a good night’s sleep. The clean, modern rooms have great views of the city, and the quiet pool terrace has ample cabanas and lounge chairs for reading off-duty.