Keeping up with all the glitz and glam of Las Vegas can get expensive.
You want to stay on the strip, but find many of the hotels to be over priced or plain dumpy.
So, why not look to the north side of the strip at the SLS Hotel and Casino?
From swanky lounges to hotel rooms that are a work of art in and of itself.
It is by far the best value for your money when it comes to hotels on the strip. Not to mention super chic!
Although I have explored so much around my hometown, I always return to my select favorites – SLS Hotel and Casino being one of them.
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Whenever in my travel blues, I plan a staycation for a quick adventure boost.
Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Before you throw your money at large casinos giving you a less intimate experience, book your next stay at SLS – the best boutique resort on the Strip.
Keep reading for the full review SLS hotel Las Vegas Review
How far is the SLS Las Vegas hotel from the Strip? SLS is actually located on the north side of the strip standing where the historic Sahara Hotel and Casino once was. So to answer your question, it’s on it.
What may typically be referred to as the “less popular” side of the strip actually holds the most history.
You are not only closer to downtown (aka Old Vegas), but find less traffic congestion, and monorail access to the rest of the strip.
The best part? You are getting central location and awesome new amenities without paying the hefty price.
Talk about value for your money.
What I love about this property is their modern, luxury decor that still pays respect to the past.
The black and hot pink splashed carpet alone pays tribute to the greats like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and even the old Sahara sign.
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Walk inside and on to a giant floor modeling disco days with giant squares changing colors beneath your feet and surrounding mirrors making it almost necessary to start a soul train.
Of course this is a casino so you have an entire casino floor ready to give you loads of cash. They have all your favorite table and slot games including a high limit area and poker room.
I don’t personally gamble, but never mind getting free drinks while watching my boyfriend play!
What attracts me to SLS more than anything is their rooms. I love the quirkiness and chic glamour of the decor. One can never go wrong with pink rooms, giant light up mirrors, comfy bed, and a shower with the best water pressure in town.
It’s a great room and this is just the standard. The suites are even better with large lounging areas, bigger closets, and wet bar.
The property has two towers: the World Tower and the Story Tower. The World tower is geared more towards an elegant, drink champagne kind of night. These are where the pink rooms are as I like to say (picture shown above).
The Story Tower delivers a more swanky, let’s have an old fashion kind of vibe. Both are equally stunning, so you can never go wrong in either tower.
Food & Drink
SLS offers a wide-array of dining options. You have Sushi, Greek, American, Italian, 24 Diner, and one of the most unique dine dining experiences in town, Bizare Meats. Make sure to pay a visit to one or all of these favorites of mine:
Breakfast: The Perq
If you’re a caffeine addict who needs coffee stat in the am, the Perq is open to offer you mouth watering pastries complimented with gourmet coffee, and large tables to spread out on should you need to get work done.
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Lunch: 800 Degrees Pizza
Let your creative appetite run wild at 800 Degrees Pizza. They offer customization and savory pizza with any topping of your liking. Perfect for a quick bite to go before heading out on mid-day excursions.
Dinner: Bizarre Meats
Not only is Bizarre Meats a top Steakhouse in America, it’s quite the social experience. Award wining chef, Jose Andre takes everything you knew about fine dining and throws it out the window. Come for a seductive, wild ride meant to challenge how you see and enjoy food.
Advance reservations are highly recommended as this is an upscale restaurant.
Late Night Grub: Northside Cafe & Chinese Kitchen
Basically everything on the menu is great. A personal favorite is the Philly Cheesesteak. They recently added a full Chinese food to their menu which has delicious orange chicken – though I will admit the fried rice could have been more “fried ricey”. A new word I just made up.
Swankiest Bar: The Monkey Bar
The Monkey Bar offers intimate vibes with exclusive crafted cocktails. Who would have known it to technically be a lobby bar. The next best bar to grab a drink is at the center bar.
Grab a drink in the center of all the casino action. Both are my favorite spots to see and be seen at the SLS.
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SLS has enough options to keep you entertained all day and night. Their amazing pool filled with cabanas, a center bar, and the cutest pin-stripped walls. You know I love a good backdrop with tons of color. Hence why the pool is awesome.
The picture you see above was taken at Foxtail Pool but soon, SLS will house three pools in total: Foxtail, Retro Pool Lounge, and Grand Pool.
The Retro Pool lounge will be an open air rooftop pool offering party vibes and incredible views overlooking Las Vegas Blvd.
The Grand Pool will be equally just as grand (get it). The art murals look incredible. Guess I’ll be having another staycation this summer.
Aside from my dream pool, they have a state of the art spa perfect for rejuvenating (Away Spa), a fitness center, concert hall (The Foundry), and two different night clubs (The Foundry and Sayers Club). Oh, I forgot to mention the patio beer garden which is kept cool in the hot summer with misters.
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How amazing that a boutique property on the strip can offer big resort entertainment? They have everything you need in one spot.
When it comes to picking a hotel, Vegas has more hotel options than buffets.
If you’re anything like me, sometimes having too many options makes me want to throw the towel and call it quits. That’s why I personally stay away from sandwich shops.
I wouldn’t want you to feel stressed when planning your trip. That’s why you should book your stay with SLS and be on to the next step on your trip planning to do – like maybe deciding on what to pack?
Location: 2535 S. Las Vegas BLVD. Las Vegas, NV 89109
Click here to book your stay!
Well that officially concludes the SLS Hotel Las Vegas review. After writing this, I got to thinking about deal-breakers and what they would be for hotels.
Having stayed in my fair share of terrible hotels and hostels, I don’t generally expect much.
If I had to narrow it down I would say my hotel deal-breakers are too high of price and poor shower drainage. Yup!
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What do you think of this hotel? Would you stay here?! Let me know in the comments below!
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We are heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks, this hotel looks beautiful and a lot different from some of the other hotels we’ve stayed at, definitely must check it out!
Yes you must! You won’t be disappointed. I love this place.
What a gorgeous place to stay. I haven’t been to Vegas yet, but it is on my list of places to go!
I hope you make it soon! I honestly love the modern look of SLS
I have never been to Vegas 🙁 It is on my bucket list of course but this place looks sensational! I love the cabanas and how elite the room looks. The casino even looks very chic!
Chic indeed! There’s tons to discover here. The pictures don’t do it justice.
We stayed there a few months ago a loved it! We plan on going back. We really enjoyed our meal at Bizarre Meats and my favorite part of the hotel was definitely the cabanas.
I’d love to get away with just the hubs to spend a weekend in Las Vegas. I never gave it much thought where we’d stay. This place looks fabulous.
Well hopefully you will consider the SLS. Perfect date spot for you and the hubs:)
Looks like a really nice hotel in Vegas. I went to Vegas once a few years ago for my friends wedding. it was so much fun. Our hotel was not this nice at all. I will have to check this out the next time we visit.
I love this review! It’s very thorough! I always go to Trip Advisor for reviews on hotels, etc. but I never find anything as thorough as this and other Blog posts. It’s a great idea for an entire Blog – although someone would have to travel A LOT! lol
This is such a gorgeous hotel. One thing I wish I had done during my Vegas trip was visit old Vegas. I’m sure when I go back I’ll check it out.
yes you have to! It’s my favorite part of the city.
Ah! Yes! The pricey adventures of Las Vegas! For some reason, we always find ourselves spending a lot more than we ever think to, but if we stayed in a hotel like this, I bet we’d have more room for fun! Also looks clean and a beautiful place!
This looks like a fabulous place to stay! I’ve only visited Vegas once and I’ve been thinking it’s time to plan a return trip. I’ll definitely check into staying here whenever I do make it back there.
I hope you do. It’s a wonderful boutique place right on LV Blvd and the tram.
This place looks like a perfect one. Las Vegas is full of hotels but honestly it feels confused which one to choose from those hotels. I will look for Sls next time when I come to Las Vegas.
Yes definitely! Thanks for reading.