Pros

  • Modern, striking decor designed by Philippe Starck
  • Mix of stylish rooms, all with big flat-screen TVs and well-stocked minibars
  • Variety of on-site restaurants, including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
  • Three beautiful outdoor pools -- one on the rooftop
  • Spa has various treatment options, steam rooms, and experience shower
  • Three nightclubs are popular among guests and non-guests alike
  • Casino with a High Limit Room and rewards-driven players club, The Code
  • Well-equipped fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
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Cons

  • Far from the main area of The Strip
  • Rooms are small by Vegas standards and have limited storage
  • Daily resort fee (typical for Vegas)
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Bottom Line

Situated in the building that once housed the iconic Sahara Resort & Casino, the SLS Las Vegas is an upscale property housing 1,600 rooms. The hotel mixes elements of the property's past with strikingly modern decor. Rooms are spread across three towers, each with its own aesthetic, and run the gamut from tiny crash pads to romantic spaces that invite lingering. There's also an array of restaurants to fit varied budgets, three beautiful outdoor pools, spa and fitness facilities, and -- of course -- a casino. However, the location on the far north end of the Strip can be inconvenient, and travelers wanting a more central location may want to spend a little more for a stay at the Aria Resort & Casino or Caesars Palace.

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Scene

Large hotel with modern, striking design that attracts a younger crowd

The SLS opened in 2014 after a $415 million renovation of the former Sahara Resort & Casino, a once favorite spot of The Beatles and The Rat Pack. In its current incarnation, SLS Las Vegas blends the old Vegas world of Sahara with strikingly modern features. Acclaimed French designer Philippe Starck was behind most elements seen at the hotel, and they're as strange and quirky as we've come to expect from him; picture plastic body parts affixed to the wall and odd monkey accents. It could be jarring for some to walk through a hellish red corridor to get to the elevators, but it’s certainly a daring design that makes an impression. There are several restaurants and clubs, and the clientele is a hip, young crowd primarily interested in the nightlife SLS has to offer.

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Location

North of the main part of The Strip; a cab or public transportation is needed to explore other hotels

SLS is on the northern end of The Strip, between Circus Circus and Stratosphere Casino. This part feels borderline desolate compared to the main area of the Strip to the south, and while walking to hotels like The Mirage or Caesars Palace isn’t an option, there are plenty of taxis in the area and a monorail stops right outside of the hotel; it's a 15-minute ride to go to the last station at MGM Grand. Downtown Vegas is about a nine-minute drive from the hotel, while the convention center is six minutes away. Getting to McCarran International Airport takes about 15 minutes by car.

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Rooms

Stylish and modern, if small, rooms spread across three towers -- each with its own aesthetic

There are three towers at SLS: World, Story, and Grand Tower. All are modern, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sleek bathrooms, but each has its own unique design. Rooms in the World Tower have a black, white, and pale-pink color scheme and though they are small by Vegas standards. Opposing light-up mirrors enhance the spaces and flat-screen TVs are huge and act as hotel compendiums. Standard features include large work desks, chic, white couches, and stocked minibars with colored crystal glasses. Rooms in the Story Tower are for those guests who are really only looking for a place to crash: they're small and can feel cramped. Dark slate-gray hues are brightened up by pops of yellow, but the spaces can feel glum. Notable features here include plastic bed frames that light up and the big ceiling mirrors. Bathroom construction is efficient, with sliding mirror doors and showers and toilets facing each other on the opposite sides of small sinks. Grand Tower rooms have a more romantic feel, with trompe-l'oeil wallpaper, tufted white window seating, and mini chandeliers, and wall sconces. 

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Features

Casino, several restaurants, live music and performance venues, and three attractive pools

SLS manages to pack plenty of features into its space, with seven restaurants at different price points, a coffee shop, and 24-hour room service. Options include 800 Degrees, which offers wood-fired pizzas as well as Umami Burger, with beer and burgers in a TV-filled room, and Bazaar Meat by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés, which offers entrees such as grilled Maine lobster and suckling pig.

The resort has three outdoor pools with poolside bars and cabanas; the pool in the Grand Tower is on the rooftop. For a different sort of relaxation, there's also a spa with 10 treatment rooms and a varied menu with massages, facials, and other treatments plus a well-equipped fitness center with Technogym machines. 

On-site entertainment options include live music at the Sayers Club and the Foundry, which hosts various events and performances. There's also a casino with 50 table games and over 600 slot machines, a 24-hour minimart with snacks and sundries, a clothing boutique, meeting rooms, and free hotel-wide Wi-Fi. However, as is the case with many Vegas hotels, resort fees are tacked on to room rates. 

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Things You Should Know About SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Also Known As

  • SLS Las Vegas

Address

2535 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89109-1137, United States

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Scene

Large hotel with modern, striking design that attracts a younger crowd

The SLS opened in 2014 after a $415 million renovation of the former Sahara Resort & Casino, a once favorite spot of The Beatles and The Rat Pack. In its current incarnation, SLS Las Vegas blends the old Vegas world of Sahara with strikingly modern features. Acclaimed French designer Philippe Starck was behind most elements seen at the hotel, and they're as strange and quirky as we've come to expect from him; picture plastic body parts affixed to the wall and odd monkey accents. It could be jarring for some to walk through a hellish red corridor to get to the elevators, but it’s certainly a daring design that makes an impression. There are several restaurants and clubs, and the clientele is a hip, young crowd primarily interested in the nightlife SLS has to offer.

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Location

North of the main part of The Strip; a cab or public transportation is needed to explore other hotels

SLS is on the northern end of The Strip, between Circus Circus and Stratosphere Casino. This part feels borderline desolate compared to the main area of the Strip to the south, and while walking to hotels like The Mirage or Caesars Palace isn’t an option, there are plenty of taxis in the area and a monorail stops right outside of the hotel; it's a 15-minute ride to go to the last station at MGM Grand. Downtown Vegas is about a nine-minute drive from the hotel, while the convention center is six minutes away. Getting to McCarran International Airport takes about 15 minutes by car.

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Rooms

Stylish and modern, if small, rooms spread across three towers -- each with its own aesthetic

There are three towers at SLS: World, Story, and Grand Tower. All are modern, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sleek bathrooms, but each has its own unique design. Rooms in the World Tower have a black, white, and pale-pink color scheme and though they are small by Vegas standards. Opposing light-up mirrors enhance the spaces and flat-screen TVs are huge and act as hotel compendiums. Standard features include large work desks, chic, white couches, and stocked minibars with colored crystal glasses. Rooms in the Story Tower are for those guests who are really only looking for a place to crash: they're small and can feel cramped. Dark slate-gray hues are brightened up by pops of yellow, but the spaces can feel glum. Notable features here include plastic bed frames that light up and the big ceiling mirrors. Bathroom construction is efficient, with sliding mirror doors and showers and toilets facing each other on the opposite sides of small sinks. Grand Tower rooms have a more romantic feel, with trompe-l'oeil wallpaper, tufted white window seating, and mini chandeliers, and wall sconces. 

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Features

Casino, several restaurants, live music and performance venues, and three attractive pools

SLS manages to pack plenty of features into its space, with seven restaurants at different price points, a coffee shop, and 24-hour room service. Options include 800 Degrees, which offers wood-fired pizzas as well as Umami Burger, with beer and burgers in a TV-filled room, and Bazaar Meat by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés, which offers entrees such as grilled Maine lobster and suckling pig.

The resort has three outdoor pools with poolside bars and cabanas; the pool in the Grand Tower is on the rooftop. For a different sort of relaxation, there's also a spa with 10 treatment rooms and a varied menu with massages, facials, and other treatments plus a well-equipped fitness center with Technogym machines. 

On-site entertainment options include live music at the Sayers Club and the Foundry, which hosts various events and performances. There's also a casino with 50 table games and over 600 slot machines, a 24-hour minimart with snacks and sundries, a clothing boutique, meeting rooms, and free hotel-wide Wi-Fi. However, as is the case with many Vegas hotels, resort fees are tacked on to room rates. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Casino

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

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