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
- 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
Burning smoke came from A/C and triggered alarm in the midnight. Dust burned by heat (set to 75F) the security said. Lack of cleaning and maintenance apparently. Otherwise everything is good. Nice location easy access to the monorail.
My second visit there and yet they always find a way to impress you.
Free upgrade of room
Friendly staff, great selection of food and bars and with the monorail directly at the hotel, you’re minutes away from the strip
I checked in Friday for a 2 night stay. Sunday I discovered there were bed bugs in my room. That was my checkout date. Front line staff were friendly. The hotel security filled out an incident report however no manager was to be found. I was also charged an extra 81.52 for no reason as I paid for everything including resort fee online. DOUBLE CHECK your rooms if you go here. Aside from disgusting bed bugs and no response from management this probably would have been a pretty cool trip.
From the moment I checked in till I checked out I was asked quite a few times if everything was OK, is there anything we can do for you. Lots & Lots of Slot machine. But best I found 2 deck- hand held Blackjack. BlackJack paid 3-2.
I ate at the pizza restaurant & it was VERY VERY good. Free drinks (as usual) but they were real Crown & sprite not some ole bar bourbon!
I had never heard of this hotel group and no expectations. As an experienced hotelier I was highly impressed by the well manged operation overall. Check in and professional assistance from bell staff and front desk set the tone. I was there for four intense days of business training. Although the decor may not be to everyone's taste, isn't the purpose of travel to expand your experiences? My room was spacious, clean well serviced. The layout included a combo bathroom/dressing area about 4 times the usual size. The amenities included welcomed slippers .Housekeeping and t he Concierge staff and the Northside Cafe were great. I was especially struck by the use of "human arrows" to direct people at key intersections in the hotel. Service in all areas was professional. Kudos to the management team and all of the members!