It's likely you've heard of the "Westin" brand before. When you stay at one of their hotels, you expect good service, a comfy bed (so comfy, it's got a divine name: the "Westin Heavenly Bed") and a squeaky clean room (OK, we're exaggerating here...your room won't squeak, but it still should be in very good condition). That's the nice thing about certain brands -- you can be confident they'll maintain certain standards.So picture a typical Westin hotel. But now imagine that it's located a mere two blocks from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Ta da...jazz hands...and any other form of exclamation you can think of: You've got The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.Situated on Flamingo Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard (which, by the way, is one of the busiest intersections in the city), you're practically a hop, skip and a jump from several major megaresorts -- like Bellagio, Bally's, Caesars Palace and The Cromwell. You're also almost next door to The LINQ Promenade (you might even catch a glimpse of its signature attraction, the High Roller observation wheel, from your window).In addition, if you stay at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, you can look forward to a combination of relaxation and laid-back fun. The relaxation comes from the Hibiscus Spa, which has a sauna and steam room. This spa is a great place for head-to-toe pampering. Enjoy a variety of massages, body treatments, facials and salon services -- like the Tranquil Escape Detoxifying Mud Mask (which you may need to help you recover after a wild night on the town).You'll find the hotel's outdoor heated pool just a few steps from the spa. Four private cabanas and plenty of deck chairs surround it. What better place to while away an afternoon?Alternatively, if you want to keep up your exercise schedule, you can do so in the fitness studio. Burn off calories on an array of treadmills, stationery bikes and elliptical machines.After your workout, or really any time you feel a hunger pang, head to Suede. Open 24 hours, this restaurant features American-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, there are daily specials, a kids' menu, late-night eats and a variety of desserts.Coffee, pastries and sandwiches are also available around the clock at Starbucks, which is located next to the hotel's gift shop.Unlike a typical Westin hotel, this Vegas one has a casino -- the Max Casino, to be exact. Although not as big or as crowded as the casinos in the megaresorts on the Strip, it does prove satisfying whenever you need a gaming fix. There are 260 slot machines and eight table games (including craps, roulette and blackjack). The Max Casino is also home to a William Hill Sports Book, so you can wager on your favorite team when they play. And the hotel's lobby lounge is located in the heart of the casino, making it a nice spot to sit back with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail.The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa is also known for catering to business travelers. There's an excellent business center here as well as plenty of space for meetings, conventions or special events.A quiet retreat with proximity to one of the most exhilarating streets in the world (and all of its wonderful attractions), The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa not only has the rep, but much more.