I knew that I was coming to the 2011 CES Convention in Vegas. So I started looking for discount airfares back in September. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the good deals that I did for 2010 and I kept procrastinating. While I was concentrating on the airfares, the hotel rates were creeping up too.
Couldn’t find anything reasonable near the strip, so I looked at two standby hotels I had used before. The hotels were Terribles Resort and Sam’s Town. Although much further away from the strip, I picked Sam’s Town because it was about $30 cheaper than the other one. A strip hotel would have been more than $200 for just ONE night.
I picked the most basic room, but was given an upgrade when I got here to a premium room. With two nights at $90 plus tax, I was very pleased at what I saw. I took some photos before messing up the room.
Sam’s Town as I indicated is a good seven miles from the strip. There is absolutely nothing to do, but gamble and bowl at Sams Town. But it is a straight shot from the Strip via Flamingo Rd. The area around the hotel is business and residential. It was very quiet and I felt quite safe getting out of my car after midnight. A security officer though was present when I walked in.
The interior of the lobby has that cowboy-gold mining kind of motif. But the materials are good and nothing looks shabby. They also have an atrium area that is a pleasant place to have a beverage.
King size bed and the furnishing were not upscale, but in no way did they look worn and deteriorated. In fact, they looked quite well maintained.
The carpet is industrial type but a nice pattern and clean with no apparent wear.
The room is also relatively large and it is very quiet with decent lighting by lamps.
Large LCD tv on the wall, a mini refrigerator (which I’ve learned never to touch). It has a reasonable amount of closet space and a nice bathroom.
I arrived late by plane, so I didn’t take much time to see what stores and services were in the area. There is a Wal-Mart across the street and several places to eat as you go down Flamingo towards the strip.
Here are photos of the room just before I crashed. The place is a super value if you don't mind being away from the strip. The savings made it easy to afford a car rental for about $60 to get where I had to go.
Oh, no free wifi, but at these prices who cares!
- 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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