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Sam's Town Casino and Hotel is located on Boulder Highway, only a few miles from the Strip. Compared to most of the hotels in more congested areas, this place is fairly laid back. You should expect to see a slightly older crowd, as well as some families. Because it isn't right in the middle of the action, you'll find that the prices are extremely reasonable (rooms starting at $30!) but for your first Vegas vacation, you might feel like you are missing out on some of the excitement.
Assuming you are driving to Sam's Town, you'll find that it is easy to find, probably much larger than most people expect, and has a big parking garage with plenty of spaces. Sadly, this parking garage is not that close to the hotel, so unless you only have one or two bags, you should find a bellhop for two reasons: It's a real hike from the parking garage to your room. There aren't publicly available luggage carts in the garage. Once you are all settled in, you won't have to drive yourself around if you don't want to. Sam's Town offers a free shuttle that can take you to the Strip or right downtown. When you are done, they will pick you right back up and bring you back to your room. Overall, these rooms are a great value for the low price their charge. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but each room is equipped with a relatively new 37" flat screen television. The rooms are well kept, and everything is comfortable.
While you won't have to deal with cockroaches, the walls are very thin. The hotel employees know this so if you are not around during a busiest time of year, they will make a point of keeping everyone spread out. However, during the peak season you will be sandwiched right between two other occupied rooms: expect to hear them. There are a few great options in Sam's Town when it comes to getting a bite to eat. On one end of the spectrum, you've got Billy Bob's Steakhouse, which makes a killer steak among other things. If you are looking for a sit-down restaurant, but don't want to spend as much, they have an in-house TGI Friday's.
If you head to the food court you can find all of the basic fast food joints that let you get a quick bite to eat for cheap. These restaurants include a Sbarro, a Panda Express, and even a McDonald's. This is Las Vegas, and as you'd probably expect, they have their very own all-you-can-eat buffet. The Firelight Buffet serves all three meals and is one of the best deals you can find. The quality is definitely better than average and depending on the meal, you can eat for $6 - $10. If you sign up for their free membership card, you get something like $1 off each of the meals you eat here, so you'll probably want to look into this option. Second only to Casino Royale and Eastside Cannery (both 100x), this casino allows 20x odds, which are some of the best in town, and in the world.
Overall this lets you take advantage of one of the safest bets that any casino could ever provide. Even though Casino Royale's got the higher allowed odds, Sam's Town lets you bet up to 6x more than they do. Sam's Town might be a bit out of the way, but they've made an effort to have as many amenities in-house as possible. This is a great place to bring the whole family because they have some kid-friendly attractions, and you don't have to worry about the kids running off in the strip. They have a massive bowling alley that runs all day and all night, a 'top of the line', 18-screen movie theater complex, and even a salon to help you relax. Learn about all of the things to do there by checking out the website here. If you are including Las Vegas in your road trip, or just looking for another unique way to experience the city, you might want to look outside of the casino walls. Sam's Town has a full service RV park, and although I've never tried it, everyone seems to have a blast there.Share on: