Marriott Suites Las Vegas Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Off the Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Right outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, this hotel offers ample business services and a well-equipped gym. Yet with a forgettable pool, no nightlife and remote location from the action on the Strip, it has little to recommend for anyone other than conventioneers. Plus, suites are on the small side.

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A business hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center. For a party, look elsewhere.

Airline pilots checking-in
Airline pilots checking-in

This 278-room hotel is strictly business. The Las Vegas Convention Center is the only nearby attraction (if you consider 3.2 million square feet of meeting space an attraction). No parties or gambling can be found on-site -- for frivolity you'll have to take a seven-minute cab ride to the casino-hotels of the Strip. And the small pool barely qualifies as a swimming hole. But what the Marriott does best is cater to business travelers, with a three-minute walk to the convention site, a 24-hour business center, a well-equipped fitness center and a restaurant that, while no standout, offers healthy entrees -- something frequent hotel diners may appreciate. Most of the hotel's common spaces were also renovated in 2012, so the lobby area, restaurant, and pool were given an update.

A better suite option next to the convention center is the Renaissance, which has more spacious rooms. Marriott devotees who don't need to be so close to the convention center might prefer the Marriott Grand Chateau, which is located right behind the Strip's busiest section and offers large apartments with fully equipped kitchens and in-room Jacuzzis.

 Location

Convenient to the Las Vegas Convention Center -- and not much else.

Located on the wide and lightly traveled Convention Center Drive, this hotel was built to be handy to the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is just a three-minute walk away. What else is around? An excellent Italian restaurant Piero's is on one side, and a decrepit casino-hotel called Greek Isles is on the other. That's about it. The Las Vegas Strip is a 15-minute walk that's bearable only when the sun's gone down. By cab, it takes about seven minutes.

The hotel is a $12 cab ride from the McCarran airport. Free parking is available on the property.

Most Las Vegas visitors want to explore all of the big properties along the densely packed three-and-a-half mile long stretch of hotel-casinos known as the Strip. Cabs are easy to find at virtually any time of day or night. A generally less expensive option is the Deuce, a double-decker bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $3 to ride. There's also a monorail system, which stops at MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Hilton, and the Sahara. A single-ride ticket is $5; a one-day pass is $13. If you're traveling along the Strip with at least one other person, a cab is often the least expensive option.

 Rooms

The suites, small by Vegas standards, squeeze in a king-size bed, living area and pantry.

Large living area at the King Suite
Large living area at the King Suite
  • At 380 square feet, these are tiny suites -- the average standard single room in Vegas is about the same size.
  • The suite, called a guest room, comes with a full-size sofa bed in the living room, as well as a coffee table, bureau, a work desk, and a wet bar.
  • Some suites have French doors that separate the bedroom from the living room, adding a sense of privacy.
  • The suites have a modern, middle-of-the-road aesthetic: red and yellow walls, dark wood laminate, black-and-white landscape photos, and gingham sofas.
  • The king-size bed has a down-filled duvet, down pillows, and a pillow-top mattress.
  • There are 42-inch flat-screen TVs in each room, both with premium cable like HBO and pay-per-view current movie releases.
  • Wi-Fi is available for a fee
  • The bathroom has a sink in a separate room from the tub/shower and toilet.
  • Free newspaper delivery on weekdays

 Features

Full business services, including a 24-hour business center, meeting rooms and a notary public. The small fitness center is packed with modern equipment, but the pool disappoints.

Well-equipped Fitness Center
Well-equipped Fitness Center

 Family

Not an ideal family vacation spot, but a workable choice for kids tagging along on a business trip.

Pull-out sofa at the King Suite
Pull-out sofa at the King Suite

This is not a family hotel in any obvious way: The pool is small and lacks a lifeguard, few kid-friendly activities or distractions are provided, and a great majority of the guests are business travelers. But if you're thinking of bringing your kids along on a work trip, this isn't the worst you can do. For one, the hotel's mature vibe and distance from the Strip means you'll keep your kids away from risque shows and rowdy revelers.

To give the parents privacy, families should ask for a suite with French doors separating the bedroom from the living room, which are available at no extra cost. The hotel doesn't provide rollaway beds, but the sofas pull out to create a full-size bed. Cribs are free.

 Food

The on-site restaurant Cafe 325 is open for lunch and dinner, and room service is available daily.

  • The hotel's on-site restaurant Cafe 325 serves American fare for lunch and dinner, and an extensive breakfast buffet.
  • Room service is available daily

 Bottom Line

Right outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, this hotel offers ample business services and a well-equipped gym. Yet with a forgettable pool, no nightlife and remote location from the action on the Strip, it has little to recommend for anyone other than conventioneers. Plus, suites are on the small side.

Things You Should Know About Marriott Suites Las Vegas

Address

  • 325 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Las Vegas Marriott
  • Marriott Las Vegas

Room Types

  • King Guest Room
  • Queen/Queen Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 278
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Off the Strip, Las Vegas
Address: 325 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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