Historical Traveller Reviews of Marriott Grand Chateau Hotel
We just got back in yesterday from Marriott Grand Chateau. Stayed Sept 2-4th Labor Day weekend for birthday celebration for my boyfriend and sister. Therefore I booked a 2-bedroom villa , about 1200sq ft. Plenty room, huge jacuzzi tub, separte vanites and separate areas for his/hers, and same for showers, very very clean hotel, im very clean person. Requested early checkin day before with CARA at front desk, flew in , went to front desk, met CARA said had only 1 part of my room available to checkin, which was fine, just happened to be my master bedroom! Check out was a breeze, loved store downstairs especially when i was looking for late nite soda's and drinks 3am from dry desert heat without leaving hotel, also vending machine on each floor only accessed by room key, as the pool(very small, at 108 degrees would loved to swim but lots kids around at time, good family time for them, so went to room soaked in my 2 person jacuzzi all nite! Valet guys are cool, and helpful, they told us on free marriott shuttle to fashion show mall we took, very very nice luxury shuttle, tv's, leather seats like a limo, helped out for short cut to wynn's hotel. Nice Hotel, but im a starwood preferred guest for life (westin/W's always).Ran across time share guy who works there showing a room at the elevator, little to nosy for me, but he was nice. Have no complaints at this hotel, highly recommend ! Cut through the alladin and hit the strip good location !
Good location next to Aladdin
We stayed here August 11-13 in a one bedroom villa. Our first impression was that the valet parking people were a bit harried. There was no self parking and the valets were getting impatient with drivers failing to understand their normal routine!
Reception was very courteous, but they informed me that they did not have a room of the type I had booked available unless I chose a smoking room - which I did not want. They offered me instead a "master room suite" with ajoining bedroom, but did not indicate that it was a downgrade. I ended up with the 'smoking' villa. The couple next to me were having even less luck. They were being lectured by another staffer on the importance of getting a Marriott Confirmation number in addition to their Guest Certificate confirmation number from Interval (Que?) and were apparently being refused their room.
The room itself was clean and in good condition, with full amenities (unlike the master bedroom option which only has a mini kitchen - thanks to my research I knew this when checking in).
The Grand Chateau is indeed a big house, and not a proper five star hotel - there are very few ancilliary amenities that you might expect in such an establishment. The pool is the same size as when viewed from outer space.
The Strip is only a block away with Aladdin;s being the closest. Turn left two blocks and you can reach New York New York. You would be amazed however at how exhausting it is in the summer heat just to reach those locations on foot. On a Saturday Night it took us one hour by bus to get back from the Stratosphere on the other end of the Strip because of the traffic!
Overall I would stay here again - but Marriott need to work on the details.
from A TripAdvisor Member
Room was nice and spacious, but expected more on-site amenties. The workout room is great, but the pool is a postage stamp and usually filled w/kids. Lots of free HBO channels. Mini-kitchen is nice and handy.
Great view, nice hotel
We stayed for three nights (with a 2-hour timeshare presentation) in a "guest room" on the 26th floor for $170. The current view from Grand Chateau would be hard to beat. It is incredible. In a couple years, that will chang - possibly dramatically - as a taller Planet Hollywood is planned for across the street and the Grand Chateau will be expanding.
The hotel is in a great location across the street from the Aladdin (future Planet Hollywood) only a half block from the strip. The rooms were very nice and the staff were excellent.
We stayed here before, during & after our wedding. we married on 30/05/06, the hotel did not help us to celebrate (despite being in our wedding outfits)....this was a little disappointing. However the hotel was great, rooms spacious & clean. We loved the oversized tub in the bedroom (great for the wedding night!!!). the hotel is very close to the strip which is great....look out for the golf cart, this will take you to the strip at no cost.
from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just returned from a vist to Marriott's Grand Chateau in Las Vegas. It is truly a beautiful hotel with a wonderful and attentive staff. The location on the strip was great simply because it was not as crowded and traffic was not as bad. We stayed in a one bedroom with a kitchen. We had plenty of room and the kitchen was well equipped. The plasma television was great and we had a wonderful view of the MGM and New York, New York which was breathtaking at night. We had a wonderful time watching the sunset each evening on the roof top of the hotel. The pool is small but how much time are you actually going to spend swimming in Las Vegas? The bar staff was great especially Steve and Randy from Hawaii. The only complaint I have is the noise the pipes make when a neigbor decides to fill thier pool of a soaking tub. The noise is unbelieveably loud and quite irritating when it happens in the middle of the night! I made this comment to the person checking me out as we left and was told that they were making note of this and hopefully it would not be a problem when the new tower is finished. That is great, but what about the poor people who have to stay in the first tower!! The hotel is currently in construction mode and we were met in the lobby with an announcement that we might experience some construction noise but we never heard a peep. You could see the men working as street level but as guests, we were not bothered by them.
Stayed for one week on timeshare exchange. Rooms and service outstanding. No noise at all from construction nearby. Cars ready for us at a moment's notice and concierge very helpful.
Would like to see a larger pool and more amenities but may take some time as buildout won't be for several years.
t say enough good things about this place
We just returned from a one week stay at the Marriott Grand Chateau. The entire staff was courteous, friendly, and did everything to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. The villa was immaculate, well furnished, spacious and comfortable. The location is great a short walk to the strip between the MGM Grand and the Alladin. We were on the 31st floor and the view of the strip was awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone, you can't go wrong.
t go wrong with a Marriott!
We totally enjoyed our stay at the Marriott Grand Chateau, just a block off strip. It's next to Alladin Casino.There is a wonderful mall inside (Desert Passage)Everything was excellent! We had a one bedroom, and we brought our 21 yr old daughter for college graduation gift. She slept on the pull out which she said was very comfortable. The 42" flat screen TV was great. The big tub was excellent. The shower was for two, it had two shower heads on opposite side. The view was wonderful, we were on the 30th floor. We didn't use the pool, looked nice (small) but the bar was nice with a spectacular view of the city. The Marketplace was well stocked with anything from hot coffee, ice cream, snacks, frozen dinners, etc. And of course its in Las Vegas! We walked to most casinos from the hotel. Theres the monorail too, helps the walk back
Great Place and Great Location
Stayed for a full week at the Grand Chateau in the full two bedroom with lock off option. I loved the rooms, no complaints there. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The only complaints I have is that all of the pillows are feather filled (I like regular pillows) and it is sometimes difficult to get a cab. We ended up walking to the Aladdin to get cabs most of the time. (less than five minutes) We agree with most other posts that the pool is ridiculously small but for some reason it was never crowded. The sign on the wall states maximum occupancy is 45 but I don't think more than 20 people were ever up there at a time. The sky bar had some good drink specials. The mango colodas were exceptionally good. We ate at Neros at Caesars and Voodoo lounge at the Rio. Both were excellent. We went to Kokomos at the Mirage for dinner also but aren't too happy with the remodel. Too modern for my taste. The food was great as always but again I didn't like the new decor. We saw Elton John and also highly recommend that show. Went to the Rio and saw the Scintas. Another excellent show. The Chateau is one block off the strip and a very short walk to MGM, NYNY, Monte Carlo and Aladdin. There were a few mini markets in the area to pick up snacks and drinks but we went to Albertsons the first day in a cab and stocked up on groceries. It was very convenient to eat breakfast and lunch in the room. We go to Las Vegas five times a year and have always stayed in a casino. I never felt like I was missing any action by staying in the time share. It was so much more enjoyable and relaxing and I can't wait to go back next year.
Top Local Tips for Las Vegas
be prepared to tip in Sin City
Always keep a few singles in your pocket because everyone in the service industries in Las Vegas expects to be tipped. Most will not ask but it is expected so have those bills ready and be sure to include a few more if the service was great!
SKIP THE MONORAIL
The Las Vegas monorail is a huge joke. It costs $5 per person and goes behind the strip, so everywhere you get off requires you to walk about 20 minutes through a maze of smoky casinos before you can get to the Strip or the front of the hotels. Also, the selected stops for i.e., the Fashion Mall required another 20 minute walk after you got off of the Monorail. Skip it, it's a waste of money
Bring your hard hat!
Bring your hard hat and satefy boots with you because you till need it!!!! Ear plugs essential if you intend on sleeping beyond 5am!!!!!!