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
To be honest, we were a lil worried we'll have some surprises awaiting us, because the price of the rooms were really a good deal... but whatever we were charged was all we really paid, no hidden fees or anything. On top of that, our rooms were really clean and modernize, with 2 swimming pools. We will gladly recommend the place.
I stayed recently at the SLS Las Vegas at the Recon expo, as it was the best available deal as an attendee: 93 usd per night.
I understood this rate would sacrifice some quality at the rooms / resort, but not at the service. The people at the reception were like government tellers: just doing their work. No welcome, no indications, no explanation about services, restaurants... plain nothing. I have been more welcome and interested in at the La Quinta.
Rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable, but little noisy from the neighbors, but livable.
I would hardly be back, but only because the bad service.
My sister karen says sls is the best casino hotel in vegas!! Michael Blackson show was freaking hilarious! Shout out to Romeo and curt for doing an excellent job! Love this place! The rooms are clean and elegant the food is great the drinks are strong the way I like them really had a ball here the staff was so courteous I’ll be back soon
This was my first time to Vegas as an adult and this hotel suited our needs perfectly! Located at the end of the Strip, it was close enough to the action but, far enough away when you needed a break. I also was not intimidated to try my hand at blackjack in this casino as the dealer and other players were quite forgiving! We purchased a 4 day pass for the Monorail and used it sometimes twice a day. The adult rooftop pool is another little gem worth spending some time at - quiet, great music and friendly people. Two things I will mention is construction was going on but, we did not notice it other than the signs and there is not a restaurant to have breakfast in - just a grab and go coffee bar. Another aggravating factor was cigarette/cannabis smoking basically anywhere, why do the casinos cater to the 20% of people who smoke, when 80% do not - why does the right to smoke trump my right to fresh air? (P.S. I am an ex-smoker and certified tobacco educator.)
We only spent one night here before flying out but I would have loved to stay longer. Nice spacious, comfortable rooms with plenty of seating. There could have been more vanity space in the bathroom. Very modern furnishings and decor. Good variety of restaurants.