Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall Las Vegas
Excellent Hotel & Casino- loved it
I've stayed at Sam's Town numerous times and it's always enjoyable and a pleasant experience. The rooms are very nice and clean, the restaurants are great (if you can, try and get a reservation at Willy & Jose's mexican restaurant) and the casino is quite large and they have very loose slots. There is also a movie theatre in the hotel which is nice and there are free shuttles to some hotels downtown and on the strip (Stardust, San Remo, California, Harrah's) Sam's Town is an excellent value and I would definitely keep going back there
Absolutely LOVE Sam's Town!!!
You can have the Strip hotels as long as I can stay at Sam's Town!
We're stayed at Sam's Town a few different times, and each has been a pleasure. We always rent a car in Las Vegas, so the location of Sam's Town is not an issue for us. The property has the best of both worlds...it is large enough to have everything you could ever want (restaurants, buffets, lounges, bars, movie theaters, gift shops, bingo hall, casino, bowling alley, etc) but yet small enough so you don't have to walk two miles to get from one point to the next. The rooms are very nice. We always get a king room and there is plenty of space for the two of us. I am a travel agent and the first place I recommend for clients traveling to Las Vegas is Sam's Town!
I will come again
All over a pleasant stay at Sam's Town. Rooms are clean and quiet. Food is great, the Mystic Garden is nice to sit and talk and you have everywhere the feeling of fresh air.
Sam's Town is a great value
I stayed at Sam's Town in Sept 2001. It was great. The pool, restaurants and atrium were great value for the price I paid. I would definately go again.
What a Bargain!
Just got back from Vegas. We loved Sam's Town. We took our two kids also. They loved the animated water fountain laser show at night. So cool! Our room was very nice for the price we paid. I think its a good idea to have your hotel off the strip so you can get an escape from all the noise etc. for awhile.
I was looking to use Vegas as a starting point for travel to the Grand Canyon and wanted an off-Strip motel. The price, location, restaurants and good reviews steered me there. I felt comfortable having my family there with me. High rise rooms add isolation from the casinos and safety from the riff-raff. If you want to hit the strip it is a quick drive or shuttle bus. Plenty of free parking, easy to get to, lot less traffic than the Strip.
Has fast food shops as well as nice sit-down eateries. Wide range of food. Atrium is relaxing and quite an escape from the surrounding desert.
Though I do not gamble, there are more gambling slots and tables than you shake a stick a here.
I would come here again.
Best Deal in Vegas
About 6 years ago came upon Sam's by chance traveling through town. Did the usual thing by joining the slot club, played a little bit, then left ever since then they have sent the best offers I have ever seen. I play enough to get comped at most of the big strip hotels, yet Sam's has consistently offered the best deals for coming down, free rooms (suites) for myself and friends and free food (I would put the steaks at Billy Bobs up against any steakhouse in Vegas). The staff has been as friendly as anyplace I have been, The only downsides are a small pool and no fitness center, and the average age of patrons is around 45-50 so it is not a young happening place But for great beds, spotless clean rooms and hotel and great food you can go wrong here!
Best time at Sam's Town
Went to Las Vegas May 8-14, 2003. First three nights were at Sam's Town, same as last year. Would not ever consider staying on the strip again, with the all in one casino and entertainment at Sam's Town, as well as the extended shuttle service they provide. We never have a car while in LV and never need one with Sam's Town doing the driving for us. Went to the strip and downtown with out any hassle. The pool area is a little small, but all else is top notch. Service is great, food is very good, lots of friendly people to help in any way they can. Last three nights were comped at the Femont downtown, but it sure isn't the same. It gave us a change, but we will return to Sam's Town again for our next visit.
A Hidden Treasure!
A group of us stayed at Sam's Town for 5 days in August 2002. We had never heard of Sam's Town, but it was part of a package deal some of our group got, and we all wanted to stay at the same place. We knew it was "off the Strip," but were dismayed to see HOW FAR off the Strip it is. That didn't last long! Check-in was super-fast, and the self-parking was easy. We were delighted with our rooms - very clean and spacious. I still think that bed at Sam's Town was the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Great pillows too, and when we called to request more, Housekeeping delivered them within 15 minutes. Then, about 30 minutes later, the head of Housekeeping stopped by to make sure we had received our extra pillows, and that everything else was to our satisfaction. That set the tone for our entire stay. Sam's Town is pretty much an all-in-one place, and almost everything was just great. Our two main complaints were about the pool hours and the shuttle hours. It's HOT in Vegas in August, and the early risers in our group were disappointed that the pool area doesn't open until 10 a.m. The rest of us were bummed that it closes at 10 p.m. - we would have enjoyed a late-night bubblefest in the Jacuzzi. Same thing with the shuttle to the Strip - who wants to come back to their hotel at 10 p.m.? (We figured it was so guests would make use of Sam's Town's huge casino.) But it was great having so much to do all under one roof, including a movie theater, bowling alley, two arcades, live entertainment, and a variety of food venues. Even a fast food court, with McDonald's, Sbarro Pizza and Panda Express. One particularly hot day, we never set foot outside (except to the pool), and still had a great time. Sam's Town is not a luxury hotel, but we sure enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone seeking a good value. In fact, the next time we went to Vegas, we stayed at the Mirage - and kept wishing we were at Sam's Town! There is much to be said for staying "off the Strip."
Sams Town is Fun Town
Visited this Hotel for a weeks stay back in April 1997 with my wife (girlfriend @ the time), along with 4 other friends. We had a great time in Vegas and it was not diminshed by staying at this 'far from the strip' resort. When we booked our vacation @ home we basically went for budget pricing, and didn't really look too in depth at where we were staying at other than reading the quick paragraph that described Sams Town in the travel brochure. When we arrived in L.V. and got on the shuttle that took us to our lodging we were amazed at how great L.V. looked with all the neon and all as we had arrived late at night, and then we were slowly getting dissapointed as the shuttle left the strip to take us to Sams. The shuttle kept driving and driving and we could see the light of Vegas slowly dissapearing behind us. We all felt that maybe we made a mistake in not paying for a higher priced hotel on the strip. When we finally arrived at Sams Town our fears immediately began to subside. The hotel looked large, welcoming, and obviously was lots of fun by the full parking lot surrounding the place. Sure the outdoors western motif was cheezy and kitschy, but hey, this is Vegas! We weren't here for culture. The place looked like a lot of fun. Scanning the licence plates on the cars we found they were predominatey Las Vegas plates. This place must have been pretty good to attract so many locals! And it was. We entered the huge atrium lobby and were all smiling at each other as if we already knew we were in for a lot of fun at this place for the week. We checked in (excellent front desk service by the way), went up to our rooms, threw our bags on the floor, quickly freshened up and headed back in to the hotel. We first went to drink some 'bevy's', at the sports lounge. Cool place this bar was,- it had t.v's everywhere and must have been playing every televised sporting event around the world that was on t.v.,...pretty neat. The bar staff was super freindly, we played pool, played video games, and met and chatted
sed Sams Town like there was no tomorrow. On the following morning I woke and opened the drapes to the hotel room. We may have been in a hotel that didn't have the cool view of the strip but we had rooms near the top floors and had really nice views of the mountains in Nevada. On through the week we spent lots of time visiting the Las Vegas strip, downtown area, etc. and it was quite easy with the buses that left directly from Sams Town. But near the end of the evening (or near the end of the day as we were coming and going at all hours) we always looked forward to coming back to our hotel. We took time and ate in it's decent restaurants, shopped in it's huge department store where we ended up buying all our gifts and souvenirs for family back home as we compared the prices to other gift stores in other hotels on the strip, and the savings were sometimes huge and always at least a little cheaper. (Actually once when we went to see a dolphin show at the Mirage because my wife loves dolphins, I sneaked away to the gift shop to get her a gift. I saw a sterling silver dolphin bracelet, but the price was just too much! I ended up seeing the identical bracelet at our Sams Town for 1/2 the price! I bought it for her there. Funny enough at one point we ended up back in the gift shop at the Mirage and my wife was wearing the new gift I bought her. The sales lady looked at my wifes wrist suspiciously like she grabbed it and slipped it on her wrist without her looking. I noticed her stare and told her that I bought the item at Sams Town, and for half the price. She smiled obviously knowing we couldn't make up a quick story like that especially since she heard that same story before and told us many people had commented on similar stories.)
Sams Town also had a huge bowling alley in their basement. We met some nice locals who were bowling beside us and had a game with them and they took us to a 24 hour club not too far away which turned out to be blast too.(Can't remember the name of the club at this time of writing though). All in all the experience at Sams was one of a lot of fun. You can tell there trying hard to keep up with the big name hotels of L.V. as can be found for example when they do a free show in the hotel atrium. Like other more well known hotels that do free stuff, like free circuses, free viewing of pirate ship battles. or gathering around a certain hotels nightly 'volcano erupting', or another very well known hotels free show that has statues come to life, - Sam Towns tries to capitilze on this with there free show. I can't remember what they call it but it's basically a light show in the atrium and it also has some moving robotic animals and stuff. It falls short of the other hotels displays, but they get an A for effort, and again, it came off kinda cheezy, but in Vegas that sometimes expected. This hotel has a lot of heart. Oh yea,....before I end this, - Vegas is all about casinos and Sams Town casino must be the size of a football field! Go & enjoy.