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SLS Hotel

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Mr. Politics, May 14, 2017.

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  1. Mr. Politics

    Mr. Politics Low-Roller

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    Anyone stayed here? What demographic / vibe is this place going for?
     
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    Stayed there recently and really enjoyed it, although I used it for lodging only, only played a few times, and didn't do any of the restaurants or clubs or anything. I had an event at the LVCC which I extended over the two bookending weekends.

    The demographic that they are supposed to be going for is the El-Lay wannabe club rat hipsta type, but I did not feel out of place (middle age) at all. It's obvious that the average age at the place doubles between Saturday and Monday! :) Lotsa air crews and business people during the week. No obvious d-bags that I sensed at all.

    The room was small but very nice. (see below). Spiffed up Tangiers Tower room. Mirrors give the illusion of more space. Everything worked and the bathroom was amazingly well stocked (see below). Very quiet during the wee hours. I thought I might be awakened by room parties and such but not a one that I could hear, ever. Personal welcome message on the TV when I checked in. {twirling index finger}

    Secure safe in a pull-out drawer in the closet.

    Hope this helps. I'm planning on staying there for another conference in late July.

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  3. leo21

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    Haven't stayed but the demo they are targeting is the younger LA niteclub crowd. They roll in on the weekends. During the week they've been after locals but I don't know if they've had success. They probably draw convention goers by default. The casino is attractive but not addictive. We had meals at their coffee shop and the pizza place and were pretty satisfied with both. Some of their places are very blatantly overpriced considering what they offered.
     
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    Wow! SLS's room looks nice!
     
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    A couple things I might add.

    They do elevator security 24x7. They check for keys, but also to make the elevator open on the ground floor you need to scan your card. Never felt unsafe at all. The elevators were usually very prompt.

    Now the bathroom. I had a room to myself, and my only gripe was shower only and not a tub. NBD, really, as the room as a whole was nice. However, the shower and bathroom have no privacy at all. No door at all on the bathroom. It would not be a room for two people who were not intimate partners.
     
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    I had a room as pictured above reserved back in 2015, did the $20 trick and got upgraded to the Lux Tower. Nice rooms, but like dmr says, no tub. The pool was also fun and reasonably priced at the time. Invest in a monorail pass to get to the rest of the strip and you'll have fun.

    Edit - Forgot to say Cleo and Katsuya were great restaurants. Didn't get to check out Bazaar Meats, but heard good things there too.
     
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    DMR nailed the review to a T....the room is nice and very clean, and mine was quite also. I didn't have a car last trip but the monorail station is right behind the hotel so that worked out great. Other than The STRAT or lucky dragon it's a pretty far walk to any other hotel/casino. The cafe restaurant was ok but a little spendy for what it is. They only had two or three bj tables going when I was there, even at night, and only one of them wasn't 6/5.
     
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    Standard rooms are tiny. The two queen rooms made for a tight stay.

    No tubs in bathrooms. No closet and drawer space severely limited.

    Clean, bright rooms though.

    Pool is fantastic. Thought the casino was nicely laid out and modern.

    Burger place at sports book was solid. Main resto has Chinese and standard fare. It was tasty.

    The location sucks. You'll have to cab/uber/monorail anywhere. Well north on the strip.

    I enjoyed the stay but will book in heart of strip next time. Felt like a youngish crowd 25-35.
     
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    I stayed there at the tail end of 2014. Here is a picture of my room. I think I had a mini suite? I remember it being in the Lux Tower.

    My thoughts on the room, it was OK. No view whatsoever, but on that end of the strip what do you expect. It was nice, lots of white on white. The bathroom was strange, it was long and narrow with a window in the shower that peaked out into the room. You would think that would be sexy, but when I'm washing my asshole after sweating all day on the strip, the wife wasn't very turned on.

    They tried for high class, but everything looked like new age Ikea and actually seemed cheap. In the room, what looks like wallpaper in my picture was some sort of cloth stapled to the wall. And running behind that was extension cords for the lights and such. You could see the cords through the material. That couch in the picture, sucked. You couldn't sit on it longer than 10 minutes. No cushion, and your ass is made of cushions! They couldn't even afford a full size mirror over the bed. It was a basic, frame-less, closet mirror stuck on the ceiling on an angle to look larger. Again it came together cheap, as did the linens, the off brand TV, the end tables ETC. Maybe I didn't get it, but it did not speak modern luxury to me at all the way Aria or Cosmo does.

    More cheap in the resort, old picture frames painted with silver spray paint to look modern? Not sure what they were going for. Open ceiling in the casino was strange, see all the duct work and strut just sitting there. Maybe they wanted a weird accidental industrial look? Nothing really flows and it seems like it was tossed together on a budget.

    No cheap eats, mostly just higher end dining. The buffet was bad, small and way over priced. If you could even find it that is!

    The casino is small, as is the entire property. I was bored really fast. All of my local casinos seem larger than this, it didnt seem very vegasy.


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    My room definitely had a closet, although one without a door, more than adequate for me. Right opposite the bathroom entrance. There was also shelf space just to the left of the closet area, enough for me, anyway, and I was there 9 nights.

    Yeah, the twentyboppers were thick that first weekend! No jerks at all and I specifically noticed the lack of the gaggles of guys (20-something, if that) roaming in packs, holding their beers, with cocky looks on their faces. You see these far more of these types wandering around in the center Strip area. I noticed a lot of younger couples there. They did clear out rapidly on Sunday morning and afternoon.

    One nice touch I forgot to mention. In the bath they had a jet black washcloth with "Makeup" embroidered. (Translation: Please don't {f-bomb} up our nice white washcloths!) I just got the impression that SLS was paying a lot more attention to detail than, say, CET.

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    Stayed one night last year while waiting for friends to get in. Very comfy bed and we enjoyed the shower (has room for 2). Would stay again if the location was better.
     
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    That style is not accidental, it's quite intentional and is known as Industrial Chic. It's oh-so-trendy in things like the so-called "Loft" apartments, with the exposed brick walls (or sometimes construction blocks - tres tacky!) and electrical conduits and heating ducts and such. Wannabe hipstas eat it right up.

    Personally, I think the style works in the SLS casino.

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