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Close to golf courses and to the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon, in a quiet suburb 15 minutes from the Strip
The Courtyard Las Vegas Summerlin is located 15 minutes from the Strip in the suburban Las Vegas town of Summerlin, an upper-middle-class, largely residential, and relatively undeveloped community of 28,000. The area is known for its large number of golf courses, and many are within a five to 10-minute drive. Though far from much nightlife and entertainment, the Courtyard is a short drive from a Family Fun Center and a quick walk from a variety of restaurants such as Joe's Crab Shack, Outback Steakhouse, Macaroni Grill, and Chili's.
Up until about a decade ago, the area surrounding Las Vegas' towering guest room buildings and miniature icons of Western and Egyptian civilization was just a whole bunch of red desert land. But the development of luxury resorts as distant as 40 minutes from the Strip has extended the area of Vegas fun. Never mind the suburban sprawl -- and in some cases a major beltway -- or the lack of in-hotel theater performances. Here, there's natural drama -- Red Rock Canyon.
Outdated guest rooms, but free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs
This bland, suburban Courtyard is showing its age -- old, tube TVs in the guest rooms -- but it's still a comfortable, more affordable alternative to the luxury resorts in Summerlin, and it's just a 15- to 25-minute drive from great golf courses, familiar franchise restaurants, and hiking and biking trails in stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.