SLS Las Vegas a Tribute Portfolio Resort
What We Love
- A-list design: opulent suites by Philippe Starck and Gensler; slick brand boutiques including SLS Hers and SLS Goods
- 8 restaurants, including one by famed Spanish-American chef José Andrés
- Three hip nightclubs, ranging from The Foundry to loungier Sayers Club and poolside Foxtail
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What To Know
- The hotel is located at the comparatively quiet northern end of the Strip; you'll need to take a taxi, the monorail or the Deuce bus to other casino resorts
- Some room features, like mirrored ceilings and peekaboo showers, are clearly geared toward couples
- The glamorous swimming pool area is small by Vegas standards
- A caveat for nostalgic travelers: few remnants of the old Sahara casino remain after renovations
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The SLS Las Vegas stands on hallowed ground: the original Sahara casino hotel, opened in 1952, hosted Sin City royalty from Frank Sinatra to Liza Minnelli. Decades later, thanks to a $415 million investment and the collaboration of hot-shot designer Philippe Starck and Gensler, the edgy resort is a thoroughly modern addition to the quiet North Strip. The aesthetic ranges from vintage-inspired glamour by the pool to sleek contemporary in the casino. The suites feature whimsical white lacquered chandeliers and “illustrated” black and white curtains that make your room feel like a corner suite in a quirky Parisian mansion.
Bed and Bath
While amenities vary greatly across the head-spinning number of room and suite categories, universal features include the signature SLS (Sleep Lying Still) bed, 300-thread-count sheets and plush down pillows. The bathrooms are sophisticated but standard in the World Tower’s more basic rooms, and petite but cheerful (tiled in canary-yellow) in the Story Tower.
The SLS Las Vegas seriously ups the Vegas amenity ante. In addition to the main casino, there’s an intimate gaming lounge staffed by martini-shaking mixologists. The resort’s headlining restaurant is Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. Further SoCal-inspired dining options include Katsuya, Cleo, and Umami Burger & Beer Garden. The 24-hour Northside Café satisfies late-night cravings by dishing up home-style cooking around the clock. The Perq coffee bar serves high-end LaMill coffee, a rarity in Vegas. Rising from the center of the swimming pool is an appealing cocktail bar. (Note: It isn’t a swim-up bar. You’ll have to hoist yourself out of the water.) Elsewhere, hipsters kick back on leather chesterfields at the Sayers Club for live music and cocktails, and pretty young things get facials at Ciel Spa and blowouts at the striking FrankAndLeo Salon.
In the Area
Head south to the center of the Strip’s action to take in the Bellagio‘s famous dancing fountains, then walk inside the conservatory to admire the resort’s wildly creative flower arrangements. After picking up chocolates at the European-style Jean Philippe Patisserie, head into the innovative Crystals shopping center to check out the Chihuly glass sculptures and eye-catching design. Later, for a taste of vintage Vegas, go downtown. After strolling past the glowing retro signs of the outdoor Neon Museum, go for late night cocktails at the Downtown Cocktail Room, a Prohibition-style speakeasy.
How to Get There
Very clean, not much people which is nice. Nice hang out area. Price is reasonable. Plenty of slots and tables. Service was pretty good. Room is clean and updated. Would stop by the next time. Would recommend for anyone who want to step away and take a break from the busy strip
On our last day at SLS on July 12th, someone came into our hotel room and stole me and my husbands cash! The security and risk management dont care and have done nothing to help. They have been giving us the run around. Save your money and do NOT book here as their are all thieves. I will never stay there again.
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful four night stay at the SLS. We had booked a Grand Deluxe Room but on arrival we were able to upgrade to a Grand Luxurious King Room for 5 dollars a night more. The Grand Tower where these rooms are has its own dedicated check in area. Our room was on the nineteenth floor and had a lovely view of the pools and surrounding area. The room was absolutely lovely and had plenty of amenities. Very large tv , mini bar and espresso machine. The shower was fantastic and had a door which allowed you to see out onto the strip there was a curtain in the bedroom to cover it if you so wished. Lovely mirrors all over the place and lovely bathroom amenities. We loved the room it was extremely comfortable. The foxtail pool was lovely but very busy on the weekend but we still managed to get a sun bed no matter what time we came to the pool. Music from the dj was very good a bit loud so it might not be to everyone’s taste. Drinks like all Vegas pools are expensive we only drank beer which was 7 dollars a bottle. There was free iced water if you did not want alcohol. Pool snacks were also available if you needed something to eat. All staff we encountered at the pool area were very friendly. If you stay in the Grand Tower they also have there own private pool we went there one day but it is not a big area and it was very busy so we went to the main pool. I would also like to add that service charge is added to your bill for getting drinks at the bar. The whole Hotel is nice and clean and some work was ongoing whilst we were there but it didn’t bother us. The hotel is changing its name back to the Sahara. The casino area is small in consideration to the strip casinos but the dealers and drinks service was first class. We loved it here. There is a number of restaurants in the casino and we ate in the 800 degrees pizzeria which was lovely and we had breakfast each morning at the north side cafe. One price sample from breakfast is as follows two eggs sausage coffee tea bowl of fruit and toast 36.81 dollars. The SLS is at the north end of the strip so there is not much close by if you want to walk out to eat. One thing that attracted us to this hotel is that there is a monorail station at it . This is so handy for getting about the strip one ride will cost 5 dollars we had a 4 day pass which gives you unlimited travel and it cost 36 dollars per person. From SLS to MGM Grand takes 15 minutes. We also used Uber a number of times some fares we took and prices are as follows SLS to RIO Hotel for the World Series of Poker 9.05 dollars, SLS to south premium outlets shopping 15.42 dollars and we also returned to the airport for 13.86 dollars. The pickup for the Uber is at the parking garage on level four. There is also a 24 hour shop to pickup any bits and pieces and it sells snacks drinks etc. We also had coffee and pastries at the perq in the hotel which were very nice. I would definitely recommend the SLS it may not suit everyone because of where it is at but if you are returning to Vegas and have done some of the bigger strip hotels for the price consider this place I don’t think you will be disappointed and we will definately return here if we are lucky to come back to Las Vegas. A big thanks to all staff we had contact with you are all brilliant polite and friendly. Until the next time.