The Renaissance is situated on a street parallel to the strip. Ok for a walk in march, bit definitely a cab ride to the attractions in summer. Alternatively, the monorail passes right by.
The hotel is fine. Rooms are good to excellent. Cool, big beds, quiet. Reception staff and concierges excellent - totally helpful. Shame about the cafe - surly is being kind when describing the serving staff here.
We enjoyed a steak in the restaurant which is probably the most expensive single course dinner I have bought - $175 for two with a half bottle of wine. It was, however, excellent. You get what you pay for! Totally courteous waiters too.
A good alternative for eating and drinking is Gordon Birsch a couple of blocks down the street. Micro brewery on site so excellent beer and good, reasonably priced food.
The pool area is quite enclosed, suffering from a lack of sunshine in the afternoon, but local Marriott hotels were happy to allow us to sit by their pools. Ask at reception for directions.