Residence Inn by Marriott

Like Marriott’s Courtyard, its stable-mate next door, the Residence Inn on Paradise Road is situated neatly across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. This townhouse-style hotel serves a complimentary breakfast and a complimentary weekday dinner buffet. The 144 studio units and 48 two-bedroom suites have kitchens, complete with microwaves and dishwashers. VCRs, generous closet space and coin-operated laundry provide the comforts of home. Curbside parking and nicely landscaped grounds add to that at-home feeling. The quiet lobby features wing chairs for relaxing around the fieldstone fireplace. Rounding out the hotel amenities are a pool, three spas and a grocery-shopping service.

If you’re in Henderson, a new 126-unit Residence Inn opened there in 1998. This one’s features are similar to those of its Paradise Road sister property. But instead of being close to The Strip, it offers easy access to Green Valley’s burgeoning commercial and retail centers. It’s also near a handful of “locals” casinos, the largest of which is Sunset Station.

The newest Residence Inn is near, but not on, The Strip. In late 1998, Marriott opened its doors at the tony Howard Hughes Center–a choice location. Besides being a couple of blocks east of The Strip off Flamingo Road, it’s also near major convention centers and shopping venues. This 11-story hotel offers 256 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Each studio is a large room with a kitchen and sofa sleeper. The one- and two-bedroom suites have kitchens and separate living rooms with sofa sleepers. The hotel’s features include laundry services and full continental breakfast. An outdoor pool is open year-round, as are the courts for volleyball, paddleball and basketball. Pets are allowed for a nonrefundable $7-a-day fee. Numerous eating establishments are within 5 minutes of the hotel in any direction. The closest ones–Freddie G’s (delicatessen), Cozymel’s (Mexican) and Lawry’s The Prime Rib (gourmet)–are but a one-minute walk from the hotel’s front door.