I have been visiting Las Vegas annually since the early 90's and for much of that staying in Strip Casino's. As the years have progressed, the Strip has become more crowded, Latino's standing on every corner not associated with a Hotel passing out escort service cards to men, women and in some cases children and driving it has become a nightmare. Casino's that were staples have gone the way of the dinosaur. New ones taller and featuring more glitter have replaced them. We used to love going up on the Stratosphere Tower for a romantic dinner and breathtaking views of the valley and strip. No more. The unfinished new Casinos and Wynn, Encore, Aria, among others have reduced the view to something the cost of making the climb is no longer worth. Like the universe the only constant in Vagas is change. Unfortunately in my eyes, This is change Vegas could do without. We stopped staying on the strip because of the headaches associated getting there much less driving it.
We started staying on the Boulder Highway at Sam's Town and re-discovered what we loved about Vegas all this time. To be honest I hope all you visitors will hate it stay on the strip and allow me to revel in this gem. The food is good and the Mystic Falls park is a great place to sit and relax, We make time to enjoy this park along with the pool every time we come to Vegas.
Access to the strip, downtown and LVMS are the best you can ask for and if you choose to stay here and do not rent a car they have the most complete bus schedule to get you where you want to go anywhere there is a Casino in this town.
Did I mention how much you will be amazed by the room prices vs. the strip? We all make choices when we choose to spend time in Vegas. Most of us make them on what we have been told about the attractions associated with the Casino/Hotels we are planning on staying at. This is a bad call. Those attractions are available to you no matter where you stay. Off strip is cheaper and will remind you of the Vegas that is slipping into the sunset to be no more. That is why it is so popular with local's. Sam's is a self contained city that has something for families, singles, and the rest of us. The next time you book think outside of the box and rediscover why you started coming to Vegas in the first place.
We have become loyal patrons of Sam's and see no reason to change that anytime in the near future. Give them a shot and you will be suprised at the hospitality and friendliness of the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Sam’s Town features 12 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and 25,000-square-foot Mystic Falls Park with waterfalls, footpaths, mountain & nightly laser shows Mystic Falls Indoor Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 40 table games, 3,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge and newly renovated poker room and race and sports book. ... more less
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