Sams Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

, Las Vegas, United States
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Sams Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

, Las Vegas
3 star

Rooms: 646

5111 Boulder Highway - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89122 - United States 702 456 7777
467 Traveller

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Sam's Town is my kind of town
Submitted by: RickG in 02/10/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I give Sam's Town a solid "8" out of ten in it's resort class. I don't expect it to be the Belagio and it isn't, of course. Instead, Sam's is a friendly, clean, fun place offering big value for the money. The rooms are recently remodeled and very nice. (ask for a room up high with a Strip view in the distance - nice) We rent a car so it's only a short trip to the Strip if that's what we want to do. Otherwise, we're happy to hang at Sam's Town, particularly in the evening following a full day of sightseeing or Strip crawling. There are some decent restaurants here. We've always enjoyed the steaks at Billy Bobs.

The indoor atrium and park area is very nice and the evening laser show is a must-see. Oh, and the casino is quite large with everything you could want including lots of VP. All in all Sam's is a great value. We've stayed at many mid-priced Strip hotels and I can tell you the remodeled rooms at Sam's are nicer than many of those.
Nice people at Sam's also.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Sams Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

Great Room, Great Price, Great Service!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Sam's Town April 13-16 and loved it. The room was great with a great mattress (we both have back problems). We loved the waterfall and the laser show with the fountains at night. You can't smell the smoke on the non-smoking floor like some hotels. We will definitely go back. There are a few drawbacks at Sam's Town. It's 6 miles from the Strip and about 4-5 miles from downtown. The TV was a small 21 inch. The water pressure was low in the mornings. We weren't there to stay in the room and watch TV anyway but a 27 inch TV would have been nice. The room comes with a hair dryer, iron and ironing board which is good. Once day the iron stopped working and they were there in just a few minutes with a new iron. Another day we asked for two extra pillows and they came within a couple of minutes. The service is great. The buffet was so-so. Ate there the first night but never went back. Ate at the coffee shop and the steak & eggs was $3.99 and it was so-so. What you pay is pay you get on that one but for $3.99 you don't go wrong.

Good service and value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Sam's Town definitely deserves it's good reputation. Check-in was a breeze taking only about a minute. (The night before at a 4-Star Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas it took more than an hour to check in due to reservation problems even though the room was already paid for and I had confirmation papers). Sam's town courtyard was bright and cheery.
The room was clean with a nice view of the falls. Parking is easy and there were a number of choices for meals. The only problem was that in the morning the hot water was just luke warm so it was a little cold taking a shower. Overall a good value.

Surprising comps

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Sams Town Sept. 2003 for 2 nights on the recommendation of friends after staying at another hotel for in Henderson for 7 nights.
The hotel is very nice and the casino was decent. We found the staff to be very unfriendly though. We paid for a late check-out (3pm) and I was disturbed by 2 ladies from housekeeping from noon until we left.....even though we had the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.....they walked right on in. When we complained at the desk at checkout, they were very rude and made excuses and proceeded to charge us for the late check-out, $25 for 3 hours. But since, we have received offers of 2 free nights stay every month. We haven't had any offers from the hotel/casino in Henderson that we stayed at for 7 nights ....
and spent a lot more money at.

Loved the light show with the wolf!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Loved Sam's Town due to its being different from the rest - a different theme, not too over the top. Best hotel off the strip. We stayed at Sahara on arriving in Vegas, then toured seeing Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and Arizona desert before returning to Vegas for 2 days before our flight to San Francisco. Sam's Town was wonderful, by far the best hotel we stayed in the whole of our trip and we would definitely return to Vegas and stay there. Courteous staff, excellent food and drink and amazing light show with the wolf and bear and laser lights - could not fault it at all.

s Town

from A TripAdvisor Member
Found Sam's Town to be highly overrated from from previous reviews.

Not much action from slots.

The buffet was the worst of six that was visited.

very poor selection and very poor quality of food.
Serving area and dining area were both very dirty.

s Town is awesome!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I go to Las Vegas quite often and we always stay at Sam's Town. It's a great hotel. The rooms are spacious and clean. The casino is nice and the entertainment at the bar is always good. The machines are usually pretty loose, compared to the casinos on the strip (which always seem impossible to win on). It's a great locals casino which is what draws us to it and it doesn't seem too big and overwhelming like some of the casinos on the strip. It has a very laid back feeling to it.

The best little thing off the Strip

from joePM
After deciding to meet friends in Vegas, we came to the unpleasant realization that it was not only Valentine's Day weekend, but also President's Day--and the prices just about everywhere reflected that.
So while trying to hunt down a good deal we stumbled across Sam's Town.
What luck! This place far exceeded our expectations. For a very reasonable holiday-weekend rate ($125 Friday and Saturday, compared to $180 on the Strip), we got a clean, comfortable, newly decorated room, our pick of a dozen restaurants of various price ranges, and a damn good time at the friendly (albeit smallish) casino. A few things to keep in mind, though: first, the comps aren't as good there as they were in days past; .1% cash back is less than a third of what you'll get most places on the strip (less than a sixth if you're playing slots!). The video poker didn't seem to be as great as advertised, either; while there were TONS of machines, we didn't find any that appeared to be full-pay (in our limited experience). But the cocktail service was unusually attentive, so that almost made up for it--even with the tiny little servings they bring you. As others have said, the Atrium is a nice way to relax and escape from the bustle of the casino.
Sure, the crowd's a bit more, ah, seasoned than on the strip, but if you're looking to see and be seen you wouldn't consider Sam's Town anyway. For the rest of us, it's a one-stop location for gambling and relaxation. Oh, one more thing, though: Be warned that the shuttle to the strip takes a LONG time, and it doesn't run all that frequently.
Still, unless you're dying for the madness of the strip, you won't want to leave anyway.

Best secret In VEGAS!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I Just got back from Vegas. It was Feb6 to 8. I'm in my early 20's and from Cali. My hotel was really the Four Queens and that was a nightmare...there's nothing there and the hotel is the worst. I ended up at Sam's Town because all my friends were staying there. When you walk in it's beautiful. The dealers are So NICE. I had the best time gambling and won a nice chunk of change. They have a italian place inside the hotel to eat and it seems fancy but it was great prices and wonderful food and people were great. My boyfriend and I enjoyed it so much that we talked all of our friends into eating there too and now they can't stop talking about it. I've been to Vegas many times and must say that Sam's town is the BEST! I did not miss the life of the strip once while I was there. I love Love Love it and I will go back to only there. I can't say enough about it.

s Town Fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at Sams Town in Aug, 2003, and enjoyed 3 days with friends. We just Loved the stay, and the Atrium was fabulous. We are all returning in March for our 3rd Annual Band reunion. Am getting excited.....great restaurants, gaming, and excellent service. Highly Recommended!!!

Great Place off the Strip!

from jungle
Anytime I go to Vegas, which is about every couple months, I always visit Sam's Town, and have stayed there in the past..enjoy the atrium, the friendly service...The best thing they have going is their great buffet and the shuttle service to the strip and downtown..their slots are loose..pool is rather small, but the rooms are great...

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