Concierge.com's insider take:
When locals want to get away from their hectic life in the city, they go to the JW Marriott. Tucked deep behind winding roads and walls of palm trees, the lush 54-acre property moves at a slower pace than other hotels in town because its guests, many of them conventioneers, want a taste of Vegas without being submerged in it. The resort is located just a few minutes from Red Rock Canyon, where outdoor types get their fill of mountain climbing, bike riding, and hiking. Guests also get access to the members-only Tournament Player's Club Golf Course located practically next door. And for those who simply must visit the Strip casinos, the JW offers free shuttles throughout the day. The casino here is quiet in comparison, but at least you won't have to search for a seat at the blackjack table. Good middle ground.