My wife and I wanted a night away from the kids, so we decided to come out to Lake Las Vegas and get a room for a night. We stopped by all 3 hotels and walked around the grounds. The Westin looked very nice but was away from The Village (shops, restaurants, casino, etc), and we wanted to be within walking distance of these things since we didn't plan on getting in the car once we got there. This left us with two options: Aston Montelago and Ravella.
Aston Montelago isn't really a hotel, it's condos that people live in and the empty ones get rented out. There wasn't a whole lot to look at in the lobby but the staff was nice. However, since we were there on a Friday afternoon without a reservation (we like to just wing it), they were all booked up due to a marathon in the area.
So, we went by the Ravella they had rooms available for a reasonable price, so we booked our one-night stay. The staff was very friendly and gave us a Lake View room with a King Size bed. We found our way up to our room (it's a bit confusing to find the north elevators) and popped open a bottle of champagne.
The room itself was average but the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was very nice, larger than normal for a typical hotel room. It had a bath tub, separate shower, two sinks, and of course, the commode.
We also had a balcony but it was tiny (only the width of the French doors). The view of the lake was…well…underwhelming. The lake looked more like a big puddle of mud, and we didn’t leave the balcony doors open when we left the room or slept because there quite a few gnats flying around outside. I actually thought about seeing if they had any rooms on the other side of the hallway, facing the hotel grounds, but since we were only there for one night, we decided to stay put.
The Ravella is connected to Casino Montelago, and the 4th story of the parking garage, which makes it easy to walk about the area. The casino doesn’t have any tables, only machines and a bar/restaurant. There are several places to eat and a few shops left in The Village, but many of the retail spaces are empty.
You get the feeling when staying here that it was probably vary happening back when the economy was strong, but the downturn has definitely taken its toll on the area. Despite the Aston being sold out and the wedding party at the Ravella, The Village was still pretty empty for a Friday night.
All in all, my wife and I had a great time and a much needed night out alone. We definitely plan on coming back as it’s only a 30 minute drive from home. I’d definitely stay at Ravella again but will probably try a different room, since the lake view is not all it’s cracked up to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Mediterranean-inspired oasis in the Southwestern desert, Lake Las Vegas infuses a dramatic setting with unimaginable luxury. Ideal for professional retreats, family vacations, and romantic getaways, this spectacular resort entices travelers from across the globe with world-class golf, soothing spa treatments, and unforgettable cuisine. Located in the heart of beautiful MonteLago Village, dining and activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ravella At Lake Las Vegas Hotel Henderson
- Ritz Carlton Henderson
- Ritz Henderson
- Henderson Ritz-Carlton