Even though I am not a gaming person, I found the Cosmopolitan to be outstanding. It is the only hotel with a balconey. My room overlokked the fountains at the Bellagio, including a side view of the strip. It was quiet enough to sleep with the sliding doors open! The "action" does not get int he wy if you do not go down ont he floor. The choices of restauranmts and ambiance is outstanding. And you are in walking distance of all the hotels with outstanding shows (Bellagio, Mirage, etc.). This is where I will always stay when I go to Las Vegas
Two choices come to mind. We've stayed at the J.W. Summer in and the Marriott Grand Chateau villas. I'd definitely recommend either location. The villas are a block off the step across from the planet Hollywood. However, it's a world away from the raucous strip...an oasis of peace and relaxation away from the hustle of the strip, yet with easy access. The J.W. Is a few miles away from the strip, but it's a nice upscale relaxing resort. I'd avoid the Cosmo with its young party crowd and base thumping music at all hours of the night.
My wife and I just returned (07/07/11) from the JW Las Vegas Resort & Spa - Summerline and did very well as PP - ground level suite with patio. Very, very relaxing and we could gamble in their casino if and when we wished. Not crowded at all. Very far off the strip ($40 taxi +/-) each way (which we needed to see the Circ de Solei - Elvis). The concierge also let us know they could arrange a limo for $60 total to the airport for the two of us; we did just that.
Well, certainly not the Residence Inn Hughes Center, they have the Worst customer service ever! STAY ANYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE PLEASE The area is perfect to relax and enjoy the off-strip silence, the pool and jacuzzi were just the right size (maybe a little too much chlorine) and the rooms were cleaned. We are loyal members and have stayed in different areas and brands, and receive superior services, a basket of goodies a couple of time, breakfast daily and comp small bottled water; here we were treated very unfairly. We were not greeted with a smile, we were not even WELCOMED. There is a male specifically who was beyond rude and i wanted to complain directly to the manager but he was unavailable. At the check-in desk there was 1 person in front of us. he had so sign some papers and whatnot, it was taking a bit of a while, he was offered a water bottle a nd asked if he needed any extras in his room. The Rep seemed to be irritated and got on the phone, without acknowledging us at all, a female rep said she could help us on the side desk, I had to notify her that we were going to use our reward point and our certificates. she said they were not there, that they were probably in "cyberworld" and that she was going to charge my credit card and then look into it. We had no time to discuss that and hurried to our room, on our way back down we asked the male rep if we could have a bottle of water please, he gave us a look that was, to me discriminating, unreal. he said "oh we don't have water!" i looked back and said "u don't have water? wow this is the first place that doesn't have water" and Just walked away. The next afternoon i went downstairs for a walk and asked a different female rep for a complimentary water she said, "oh, we don't have THOSE" wow...i was truly amazed at the way we were treated and i am waiting for an email that i'm sure is never going to reach me. Its not much of a deal because of the water, but because of they way everyone was treating us, WE FELT VERY DISCRIMINATED. what was the difference with the guy that checked in ahead of us who was welcomed and offered many things to? NEVER GOING BACK THERE AGAIN!!