Last Updated on May 21, 2023
The Entertainment Capital of the World Las Vegas dazzles and delights. While my wife and I enjoy the frenetic energy and vibe of the city, it feels nice crawling into a comfy bed and actually getting a good night’s rest after a busy day of casinos, attractions, meals and shows. That’s the No. 1 selling point for the Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas.
Marriott Vacation Club in Las Vegas, NV
I recall my surprise the first time we heard that Marriott was building a vacation club in Las Vegas. Then we learned the location would be right off the Strip which grabbed our attention. The Vegas Strip is a lot longer than it appears, so location is everything, especially when visiting without a car or wanting to avoid parking and Uber rides when you’re there.
Thankfully, the Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas was built in an ideal location about midway down Las Vegas Boulevard’s main drag in the City Centre area. The Chateau sits just off the boulevard, a mere two blocks from all the action.
This makes the resort convenient for visiting other hotels, dining, shopping and show venues. In addition, it is a non-gaming, non-smoking facility, and while other resorts and hotels are non-smoking, years of smoke build-up on the casino floors in addition to current designated smoking rooms all allow cigar and cigarette smoke to permeate the ventilation systems.
Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas, NV villas
Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas, NV features studio, one, two and three-bedroom villas for vacationers. Studios offer a king bed and sleeper sofa with bathroom, dining table and convenient kitchenette. One, two and three bedrooms offer a full kitchen, living and dining area and washer/dryer. Some villa master suites include large soaking tubs.
All villas are tastefully decorated in red and purple shades. Some rooms have views of the Las Vegas Strip, and select rooms have stunning panoramic views up and down the boulevard. We have stayed in both a studio and two-bedroom villa and both were ideal, depending on whether we were there just as a couple, or visiting with family.
Vacation Club Amenities
Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, rooftop Sky Bar 38 with spectacular views, a pool bar and grill and La Diva eatery with appetizers and libations. A marketplace offers coffee, grab-and-go sandwiches along with sweet and savory treats and snacks.
Free Wi-Fi is included in the accommodation price along with complimentary valet parking and free shuttle service. To the delight of guests, there is no resort fee here.
Location, Location, Location
When we talk about a prime location, we’re not kidding. If you know Vegas or even if you don’t know it well, you’ve probably heard of some of the top attractions on the strip.
If you want to play the slots or tables, the casinos of Bellagio, MGM Grand, Aria, and The Cosmopolitan are only 0.3 miles away. The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace is only a half mile walk, and there are so many restaurants in this area you’ll never hurt for a place to dine.
Perhaps the biggest draw of Marriott Grand Chateau in Las Vegas is that it does NOT have a casino. Therefore, it a convenient respite from the constant clanging and ca-chinging sounds from the Strip.
What to Do on the Vegas Strip and Downtown
Vegas is filled with myriad activities suited to fulfil anyone’s personal preference. Of course, many come to try their luck at the slots or gaming tables. If that’s your thing, you are in the right place whether you’re playing on the Strip or in the older historic downtown. If not, there are a host of other things to do.
Take in a Show
If you’re into shows, Las Vegas delivers. Performances range from Cirque du Soleil productions and premier entertainment performers to magic shows, comedy, and murder mystery dinner shows. There’s something for every taste. Increasingly, A-list musicians like Garth Brooks, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood have Las Vegas “residencies,” following in the footsteps of the Rat Pack, Elvis and Barry Manilow, allowing their fans from around the world to come see them here, instead of vice versa.
Please note that it’s always good to book tickets for the most popular shows long before you get to the destination, but here’s a little trick if you didn’t plan ahead: Tix 4 Vegas is an official outlet for everything Vegas, and offers same day discounted tickets up to half off at locations throughout town. You may not get the number one show of choice, but then again, there are a lot of shows to see!
Shopping on the Strip
Whether you are a shopper or not, the indoor shopping malls along the Strip such as the Shops of the Roman Forum, Desert Passage and the Venetian canal stores are beyond impressive. They are attractions in their own right, and a good way to beat the desert heat when it’s baking.
Visit the Neon Museum
Vegas has a reputation of tearing down and building new, but the Neon Museum is one of those places that showcases the town’s storied past. The non-profit business is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting old and iconic casino and venue signs in its ‘Boneyard’ set on over two acres.
Definitely see it at night!
Fremont Street Experience
You’ll no doubt see some weird things and strange people in the old Downtown Vegas Freemont Street area, but after all, you are in Vegas. Known for years as ‘Glitter Gulch,’ this arcaded street is now a pedestrian mall where you’ll find historic casinos and a fascinating show of light and sound. Visiting is a rite of passage.
On my last visit I was really impressed with all the revitalization occurring in this district that was once considered the ‘seedy side of town.’
Take a Lip Smacking Foodie Tour
We’ve taken a lot of food tours during our travels around the globe, but this one is definitely at the top of our favorites list. Guests choose from a variety of tours covering the eclectic Arts District, A Boozy Brunch, VIP Savors of the Strip and acclaimed restaurants, or a Downtown Dynamic Food Scene experience.
When you planning your next trip to Sin City, expect overloads of energy and excitement, but at the end of the day, when you’re looking for respite from all the fun, book your stay at the Marriott Vacation Club in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll be glad you did.