Just six miles from the Strip, Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall is nestled in the shadow of the Sunrise Mountains in Las Vegas and boasts more than 600 rooms, decorated in a Southwestern theme.
Taking what was a calculated risk for 1979, father and son Sam and Bill Boyd opened Sam’s Town. Their goal was to create an environment where locals would feel comfortable playing. More than three decades in business, Sam’s Town has become an indispensable stop for locals and visitors alike.
Rooms are built around a truly spectacular indoor atrium, Mystic Falls Park, that must be seen to be believed. With a nine-story glass roof and a 25,000-square-foot indoor area filled with trees, waterfalls and footpaths, it is one of Las Vegas’ unique surprises.
The restaurants here are among the town’s most popular. The extensive menu at The Angry Butcher, featuring huge steaks with all the fixin’s is as delicious as they come. T.G.I. Friday’s has an outpost in Sam’s Town, as do several fast food eateries including McDonald’s, Panda Express and Subway.
The free “Sunset Stampede,” a dancing waters and laser show, dazzles crowds nightly. Dozens of other amenities — including a 56-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an arcade, Gatsby’s Salon and the Sam’s Town Live entertainment complex — serve only to complement what is still one of the most popular locals’ casinos, with three separate floors of round-the-clock gaming action, a fine race and sports book, a lively bingo hall and a poker room.
Among the hotel amenities are free daily shuttle service to the Strip and downtown, a pool, laundry services and a rental car desk. There are even two RV parks with a total of more than 500 spacious spots.
It may not be on the Strip or in the heart of downtown, but Sam’s Town is still every bit the quintessential Las Vegas experience. Missing this resort is to miss the frontier spirit that built Las Vegas from the dust in the first place.
**Construction on the hotel will commence on May 29 and last until October 1, 2017. Don’t be alarmed if you hear a little more noise than usual. And the Mystic Falls Park will be closed from April 17 – May 17. When you arrive, the front desk will alert you of said construction and will answer any questions you may have.**