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3333 Blue Diamond Road - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89139 - United States Hotel Website | | 702 263 7777
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2/10
Where the dregs of society go to play
Submitted by: Neil in 02/02/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Ah the Silverton. I'm intrigued by the previous reviews of this hotel. Personally if you are basing your stay on these reports then you may be disappointed. I will start with the facts and then move on to my opinion.

By Vegas standards the Silverton is quite small and although it does have its own casino it feel a little like it is only playing at being a casino. It has everything the “big boys” have but on a much smaller scale. As you enter the hotel there is a very large aquarium and if you are unlucky enough you may catch one of the hourly “mermaid shows” that happen here. 3 girls dressed as mermaids swim around pretending to sing to an awful soundtrack, occasionally stopping to gulp down air and try to synch back up to the soundtrack. Amateur is not the word, but at least it is free. Incidentally if you are into motor bikes there are also two “orange county choppers” in front of the aquarium. These are definitely quite cool.

You then pass through the casino and past a bar and it you are lucky you may find the tiny reception hidden away. To be fare I checked in very quickly and the staff were very friendly (as all the staff at the Silverton are – frankly they are it's main asset) but I have been told it can take hours if it's busy as there only ever seems to be one person on duty.

I was staying on the 4th floor in a king-size, non-smoking room. The room is pretty large and contains a decent sized TV plenty of hanging and drawer space, a king-size (and very comfy) bed, 2 night stands, a leather sofa, coffee table, writing desk with 2 chairs and a safe and mini bar. The bathroom has a shower and a bath that would be tight even for a child. On the whole the room is well appointed, clean and pretty large. On the down side it is also VERY dark. The carpet is brown, the walls are dark brown, the sofa is brown (getting the picture?) and there is only 1 very small window. It also has one of those awful aircon units under the window that sounds like a jet engine when you turn it on (fortunately I was there in January so I didn't need it). Then there comes the real problems. Other reviewers have mentioned how quiet the rooms are. I can only assume that they had no one staying within 5 rooms of them in any direction. The first night I was there the room next door had their TV so loud that I couldn't hear my own TV. This went on until 03:15 am. And then at 05:50am I was woken up by 2 “ladies of the night” offering services at my door!

After a few days I eventually had to buy ear-plugs as the only way to get any sleep. You can hear people snoring 10 rooms away the walls are so thin. I was staying on business so I find this kind of thing especially annoying as I had to be up for work in the morning. Also, the room was non-smoking but I am guessing the rooms either side were not. For those of you that smoke you may not realise just how much it smells and my room reeked of cigarette smoke almost constantly.

The pool was covered over by a large marquee but it was January (although 70+ degrees) so I guess I can let them off for that.

Breakfast in the Sundance Grill is an unsophisticated but rather pleasant affair. The food is actually very good and inexpensive by Vegas standards and the service is very good. Dinner was another matter and after 20 minutes of being ignored by the waiting staff I walked out so I can't tell what the dinner was like.

The “Hootie and the Blowfish Bar” (remember them?) was quite nice and, unlike the restaurant, the service was very quick and very friendly.

Attached to the hotel (and accessed from within it) is a “Bass Pro” shop. I'd not heard of these before but any Americans reading this probably will have. This shop is enormous, much bigger than the hotel. It's basically a shop to satisfy the American desire for everything outdoors and especially for killing everything outdoors! I know this is a very British attitude, and I don't mean to judge, but the site of row after row of hand-guns and rifles makes me feel a little uneasy. However, the Bass pro shop is well worth a 30 min stroll to have a look around. They sell everything from T-Shirts to speed boats. Again the staff were friendly and helpful.

The other big problem with the Silverton (and this really is a very big problem) is its location. It's a good 5 miles from the strip. This may not sound far but unless you have a car it means it's completely inaccessible. It's a $20 cab ride from the airport and if you want to get a cab out of the Silverton, forget it. Because of its location the cabs just don't go there. I ended up being given a lift by the valet otherwise I would have missed my meeting (again, very, very friendly staff). There is a shuttle service to the strip but it only runs from 10am to 10pm and then only once every 2 hours. It takes 40 minutes to get to the Mandalay bay and only drops off at Ceasers Palace and the Mandalay Bay. Pretty useless really. Also it only has 26 seats and if it's full that's just tough. They won't take you and they won't lay-on any more busses. I can imagine that being a real problem in the summer.

My biggest gripe, and this is really just personal opinion, is the clientele. I really think they should change the strap line at the Silverton to “The Silverton Casino – Where the dregs of humanity come to play”. For those of you reading this in the UK think a Friday night in a disco in Essex. For those the other side of the pond the expression “trailer trash” springs readily to mind. I also saw lots of children staying there. If you are insane enough to bring a child to Las Vegas, the Silverton is not the place to stay.

To sum up. The staff at the Silverton are friendly and helpful, however this will never make up for its terrible location; its noisy rooms; its lack of facilities and its unfortunate guest list. If you stay here you will regret it. Spend a little extra and stay on the strip. If you don't want to stay on the strip then try somewhere like the Hampton Inn or the Double Tree. I stayed here because the company I was working for booked me here. If I had paid for it myself I would be very, very disappointed.
10/10
My latest visit to the Silverton Hotel
Submitted by: Lawrence Hapner in 17/05/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I really enjoyed my latest visit to the Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas and especially your newly remodelled section. I like the accommodations because they are clean and comfortable. The new BASS shop is fabulous. The selection of various items for the fisherman/woman is quite extensive. Your section of apparel is outstanding.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Silverton Hotel and Casino

Good Off Strip Option

from JLO
We spend about 30 days a year in Las Vegas.

The Silverton is hard to beat for $59. We prefer to stay downtown when possible, but often find ourselves looking for an alternate when our first choice is not available and thought we would give the Silverton a shot.

We do have a car when in town, so the location actually is pretty convenient for us. Just south of the 215 intersection with I-15, put us on a straight line to downtown, the strip, Primm or Henderson. This hotel would not be a good choice if you are dependent on public transportation or shuttles and want to get out and about. By the way, you can rent a car from US Rental Car on Paradise for $12 and change a day - comes to $19 with taxes . . . cheaper than a cab.

The rooms are as good, perhaps better, than other choices in this price range. Ours was clean and fresh, a non smoking king on 4th floor.

We were at the Silverton for four nights and enjoyed a quiet and peaceful sleep every evening.

The gym is properly equipped and good for working out as needed. The hotel staff was helpful and attentive in every manner.

All in all, we were quite pleased. The property is not our first choice, but when looking for alternates to first class, we would certainly return. A good and honest value in our opinion.

Can I go home yet?

from A TripAdvisor Member
Ah the Silverton. I’m intrigued by the previous reviews of this hotel. Personally if you are basing your stay on these reports then you may be disappointed. I will start with the facts and then move on to my opinion.

By Vegas standards the Silverton is quite small and although it does have its own casino it feel a little like it is only playing at being a casino. It has everything the “big boys” have but on a much smaller scale. As you enter the hotel there is a very large aquarium and if you are unlucky enough you may catch one of the hourly “mermaid shows” that happen here. 3 girls dressed as mermaids swim around pretending to sing to an awful soundtrack, occasionally stopping to gulp down air and try to synch back up to the soundtrack. Amateur is not the word, but at least it is free. Incidentally if you are into motor bikes there are also two “orange county choppers” in front of the aquarium. These are definitely quite cool.

You then pass through the casino and past a bar and it you are lucky you may find the tiny reception hidden away. To be fare I checked in very quickly and the staff were very friendly (as all the staff at the Silverton are – frankly they are it’s main asset) but I have been told it can take hours if it’s busy as there only ever seems to be one person on duty.

I was staying on the 4th floor in a king-size, non-smoking room. The room is pretty large and contains a decent sized TV plenty of hanging and drawer space, a king-size (and very comfy) bed, 2 night stands, a leather sofa, coffee table, writing desk with 2 chairs and a safe and mini bar. The bathroom has a shower and a bath that would be tight even for a child. On the whole the room is well appointed, clean and pretty large. On the down side it is also VERY dark. The carpet is brown, the walls are dark brown, the sofa is brown (getting the picture?) and there is only 1 very small window. It also has one of those awful aircon units under the window that sounds like a jet engine when you turn it on (fortunately I was there in January so I didn’t need it). Then there comes the real problems. Other reviewers have mentioned how quiet the rooms are. I can only assume that they had no one staying within 5 rooms of them in any direction. The first night I was there the room next door had their TV so loud that I couldn’t hear my own TV. This went on until 03:15 am. And then at 05:50am I was woken up by 2 “ladies of the night” offering services at my door!

After a few days I eventually had to buy ear-plugs as the only way to get any sleep. You can hear people snoring 10 rooms away the walls are so thin. I was staying on business so I find this kind of thing especially annoying as I had to be up for work in the morning. Also, the room was non-smoking but I am guessing the rooms either side were not. For those of you that smoke you may not realise just how much it smells and my room reeked of cigarette smoke almost constantly.

The pool was covered over by a large marquee but it was January (although 70+ degrees) so I guess I can let them off for that.

Breakfast in the Sundance Grill is an unsophisticated but rather pleasant affair. The food is actually very good and inexpensive by Vegas standards and the service is very good. Dinner was another matter and after 20 minutes of being ignored by the waiting staff I walked out so I can’t tell what the dinner was like.

The “Hootie and the Blowfish Bar” (remember them?) was quite nice and, unlike the restaurant, the service was very quick and very friendly.

Attached to the hotel (and accessed from within it) is a “Bass Pro” shop. I’d not heard of these before but any Americans reading this probably will have. This shop is enormous, much bigger than the hotel. It’s basically a shop to satisfy the American desire for everything outdoors and especially for killing everything outdoors! I know this is a very British attitude, and I don’t mean to judge, but the site of row after row of hand-guns and rifles makes me feel a little uneasy. However, the Bass pro shop is well worth a 30 min stroll to have a look around. They sell everything from T-Shirts to speed boats. Again the staff were friendly and helpful.

The other big problem with the Silverton (and this really is a very big problem) is its location. It’s a good 5 miles from the strip. This may not sound far but unless you have a car it means it’s completely inaccessible. It’s a $20 cab ride from the airport and if you want to get a cab out of the Silverton, forget it. Because of its location the cabs just don’t go there. I ended up being given a lift by the valet otherwise I would have missed my meeting (again, very, very friendly staff). There is a shuttle service to the strip but it only runs from 10am to 10pm and then only once every 2 hours. It takes 40 minutes to get to the Mandalay bay and only drops off at Ceasers Palace and the Mandalay Bay. Pretty useless really. Also it only has 26 seats and if it’s full that’s just tough. They won’t take you and they won’t lay-on any more busses. I can imagine that being a real problem in the summer.

My biggest gripe, and this is really just personal opinion, is the clientele. I really think they should change the strap line at the Silverton to “The Silverton Casino – Where the dregs of humanity come to play”. For those of you reading this in the UK think a Friday night in a disco in Essex. For those the other side of the pond the expression “trailer trash” springs readily to mind. I also saw lots of children staying there. If you are insane enough to bring a child to Las Vegas, the Silverton is not the place to stay.

To sum up. The staff at the Silverton are friendly and helpful, however this will never make up for its terrible location; its noisy rooms; its lack of facilities and its unfortunate guest list. If you stay here you will regret it. Spend a little extra and stay on the strip. If you don’t want to stay on the strip then try somewhere like the Hampton Inn or the Double Tree. I stayed here because the company I was working for booked me here. If I had paid for it myself I would be very, very disappointed.

Wow!!! What an incredible value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just checked in to the Silverton hotel & casino and am very, very impressed. When I was searching for a "value" option for lodging for my wife and I for 2 nights near the strip, I decided to give the Silverton a try. When my wife learned that we had paid $78.42 total for 2 nights (including all taxes and fees), she was REALLY afraid I had booked us at a roach motel. This place couldn't be further from that. Clearly, the whole hotel was just updated and I while I don't usually go ultra-luxury in Vegas (stayed at the Luxor, Excalibur, Stratosphere, Bally's, Treasure Island, Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand), I can honestly say this room exceeds most and rivals any I've stayed in while in Vegas. They even have pillow-top mattresses. Unbeatable for the price!!!

Huge Improvements-Loved it

from A TripAdvisor Member
After 7 yrs living in Vegas, my last night was spent at Silverton. My furniture was loaded to move. Silverton has gone from 1 1/2 stars as Boomtown to now 4 stars as Silverton with the Bass Pro Shop addition and renovations. The gambling is as affordable as old downtown and Silverton became a favorite place for my husband and me. The feel is of a cozy lodge. All rooms are renovated now with the lodge theme. I loved the room I had. (We just booked another visit for Dec 2005)
While it is just south of the main part of the strip, it is very convenient to the airport and practically next to an outlet mall but I would recommend a car or use the shuttle. It's just 2-3 quick miles to the strip. It is also close to a drug store and groceries at Windmill.
I did experience poor service at the Sunset Grill once. The buffet is decent and affordable, service has always been good. The Steakhouse is quite nice and very good food. We have enjoyed great entertainment in the show room with tribute bands. (Elton John's mother attended a performance in honor of her son when we were there). -Avoid rush hour driving.
Don't park by Blue Diamond Rd if rain is on the way. It floods. Read signs.

Sundance Grill

from debjb
We had the unfortunate experience of eating at the Sundance Grill. The service was substandard - we barely were served our salad and then our prime rib came. On my meal, the baked potatoe was so cold that the butter would not even melt on it - when asked for another, the waiter brought it, kind of plopped it on the table - it too was cold on the inside. My friend's prime rib was more fat than prime rib. The waiter was not friendly at all. When I excused myself from the table, not feeling well - the waiter asked if I wanted my prime rib packaged up, I said yes - when I left the table - he took my friends plate too - he had not finished eating. Unfortunately, we did not report this to the manager on duty at the time - although tried to resolve it the next day with no satisfaction other than an apology. Just a suggestion - if the meal is bad - ask for a manager immediately - don't settle for substandard service - you are entitled to the best.

The Silverton, best kept secret in Vegas!!!!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My friend and I decided to visit the Silverton Hotel and casino
in Las Vegas at the far south end of the Strip. We had not been
there in a few years, do like the small town feel, the low minimums
on the tables. What a surprise we were in for!!!
Holy Macaroni!!!!! This place has gone uptown, upscale and
we are lovin it!! Still the same warm, homey atmosphere.
Oh baby, what a beautiful place!! The sexy lighting in the
bars with video poker , was magnifico!!!! They serve
wine now in real glasses instead of paper cups!!!! The staff is
the friendliest ever, I asked where the restrooms were and the
kind, nice lady walked me over there....now you don't find
service like that on Mainstream Strip!!! There is a bar that is
our fave now, The Mermaid Bar. Gotta check this out.
a huge Aquarium there with super New Age music playing
and a real mermaid swimming with the fish, doing an underwater
ballet with the fishies. I was awe-struck. There is an upscale
store there now, The Bass Pro Shop. Wonderful rock and garden
waterfall, so relaxing after a tense day at the slots!! Drinks
were generous, the staff ,the best and I hope other Casinos
take lessons from these folks, they know how to put out the
red carpet. We spent the whole day there and actually won
a few bucks, had some very elegant wine by the glass and
chatted with friendly folks in the Mermaid Bar. If ya need a
place to land, not crowded, friendly staff, loose slots,
this is the place. I have never written a review before, but
spend time in Vegas and have never been this excited about
a casino.....Thank you for allowing me to share this review with
others. Susan Antonitis, California

Exceptional Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you look hard enough, there is still tremendous value to be found in the Las Vegas hotel market. I play at the recently renovated Silverton Hotel, and simply for signing up at the player's club I receive quarterly room deals. In early May I paid $19 for a Tuesday night stay, and was amazed at the quality of the renovated rooms. Mattresses as soft as advertised, quiet rooms (must be concrete walls), above average water pressure in the showers, and well appointed rooms with work desk, small couch, and cabinet fixture for television. I could have stayed at Wynn Las Vegas for $375, but why would I want to waste my money on a room that I see for 5-8 hours per day? The Silverton is approximately four miles south of Mandalay Bay on I-15 at Blue Diamond Road. If you are a visitor that rents a car, then The Silverton is a great place to stay. The Silverton's renovation includes great restaurants like Twin Creeks, the award-winning steak house, as well as a couple of cool lounge bars that cater to just about every social set. The gaming is good, with a high concentration of slots for the locals, and all conceivable table games for the rest of us. Sure, the Silverton is a few miles south of the strip, but the rooms are brand new, the place is quiet at night, and if you're itching to fight the traffic of the strip, it's only five minutes away. I highly recommend the Silverton, you won't be disappointed.

Silverton is Great Value

from dorianmac
Stayed at the Silverton in mid-April. I have stayed there a few times before, and each time it has been fine. Sherri, at the front desk, is great to deal with. One member of our party left her safe wide open by mistake, with all her cash and valuables exposed. When she returned to the room, it had been neatly tidied and nothing in the safe had been touched.

We have never heard a lot of noise in our room. The pool area is pleasant, but not elaborately decked out. It was a pleasant place to relax with my coffee in the morning. The rates here are quite reasonable. You most definitely should have your own transportation due to the location. However, it is conveniently located to the airport without the hassle of dealing with the Strip. Definitely worth it if you have a car.

Great value

from MJRRMR
Overall a great value for the money; would return. Stayed three nights in mid-March.

Plus:
- small (by Vegas standards); very easy access to casino/restaurants/parking
- quick check-in, check-out
- newly-renovated hotel
- very comfortable beds
- relatively quiet (had a first floor room near hotel lobby too)
- Bass Pro Shop (attached) is a great visit (even if you don't fish or hunt)
- Relatively short drive to Strip; quick access to I-15 to get around LV valley
- $5 blackjack tables
- nice pool area

Minus:
- rooms are not very large; could use additional lighting
- the $4 daily add-on services fee (was not told about this)
- no coffeemaker in room; slow service at take-out area of coffee shop
- location...if you don't have a car

Disappointing stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Silverton with a business partner for three nights and was very disappointed in the accomodations and staff. We had two rooms on the same floor (third floor) and the noise was unbearable all hours of the night. The room above mine seemed as though the floor was made of plywood and every step of the occupant was loudly heard. My tub had no plug and the staff seemed little concerned. There are no coffeemakers in the rooms and the $3.95 daily charge they tack on entitles you to basically nothing. The room was fairly clean but I had a couple of questionable towels which I asked to be replaced.
I would encourage anyone to seek other accomodations if possible.

Top Local Tips for Las Vegas

Silverton Casino Buffet The Silverton buffet is the best I've ever had. The food actually had FLAVOR and the selection was good. Other buffets such as Paris have great selection but are tasteless. The Silverton food is great!

Do not take children Children not welcome here. They cannot stay anywhere near the achines. Cannot go to their room unsupervised, very restricting. Building work pool not working. Staff very poor customer service.

Take a hike! If you want to get away from the heat and casinos while at Las Vegas, take a 25-mile drive into the National Forest on Mt. Charleston and go for a hike in a pine forest!!! It was about 30 degrees cooler than in town when we drove out there. We didn't know anthing like it existed near Vegas, yet it's only a few miles northwest of town.

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  • Address: 3333 Blue Diamond Road - Las Vegas - Nevada - 89139 - United States
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