My friends and I joked that this hotel does just enough right so people don't complain. I'll start with positives: it's clean and pretty. It's sorta nice being on the far end of the Strip, and the price reflects that. Bazaar Meat is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to, and hands down the best steak I've ever had. Sahara is luck to have it. The Azilo Pool, which I think is a different company, is also great. Chickie's and Pete's is a great sports bar with good food. The bars in the hotel were excellent, including the bartenders who are top notch. The table games are fun with not-great odds but nice dealers.
The negatives: the beds were horrible. I felt like I was sleeping on hay stuffed in a mattress someone found on the side of the road. Not enough pillows either. The weirdest part to me was the housekeeping situation. They told us when we checked in that we could request housekeeping, otherwise they wouldn't come. Fine, but I requested housekeeping two days in a row and both times was told "tomorrow." Then I didn't request on the third day and they made up our room. It made no sense. The worst part about the housekeeping situation was that there were LITERALLY NO HOOKS IN THE BATHROOM to hang towels. There was one bar on the shower door. With three people staying, towels went on the floor. No housekeeping meant we had to request fresh towels because they just lived on the floor after we showered. Totally bizarre. Who designed this room? Nail a hook to the wall, people. Probably the worst part was the elevators. I would say that 1/2 of the elevators weren't working so you would have to wait 10-15 minutes to go up or down. When we left, we had to climb down 10 flights because we waited 20 minutes and the elevators were full. Not great for lingering covid either.
I would not stay here again, but I will come back to the pool and Bazaar Meat, both separate companies from Sahara, and this difference shows. Fine for the money but I'll be headed elsewhere.
Jul 01, 2022
Every single time I come to Sahara it’s one of the highlights of my trip. They really do provide a 5 star experience. Rooms are clean, service is great and casino is well staffed. I love the selection of restaurants they have AND the games they have to play. Overall, it’s comparable to Cesar’s which I have also stayed at but Sahara is more affordable.
Best Hotel for personal solo time to rest and recharge.
Jun 28, 2022
It’s away from the strip so the best place to stay if you want some less Vegas style experience but close enough via Uber to check out the hub of Vegas Strip. Magic Mike show is awesome being in the hotel too.
I highly recommend to go if you don’t have any friends or family cause you still feel safe. I’m from nyc so I would know. There’s a Walgreens and a McDonald’s and Starbucks close by for quick food options although not the healthiest. But the Walgreens stays open til at least midnight if you want some snacks not available in the hotel although I was able to get a lil ceasar salad at the inside little hotel cafe that stays open very very late too.
The vibe to go to the Alizo pool is very hip and cool, you will need to rsvp to get ant seating close around the pool $100 down which covers whatever drinks/food under that price otherwise the free seating is directly in the sun(not ideal, but if on a budget like I was, ok for some quick Tanning/vitamin D). You can not bring outside food or drink security will not let you in. Not even water. If you don’t have an rsvp you will need to go up to the bar to get anything. The TV screens are along the space high enough for everyone to see if you care about sports, lol. And the DJ is playing very high energy dancing music, so if you want to dance. I will try to go with friends next time.
The magic Mike show is very conveniently in the hotel and I’ve seen it twice and loved it both times. My friends couldn’t make it the second time, so hopefully 3rd time is the charm next time I head back there.
The show doesn’t disappoint!!!!
No food is served only drinks which are of course expensive, so maybe pregame. The vip ticket gets you to meet and get a professional photo with three (group photo with you and the three dancers) so be camera ready directly after the show. They will text/email it to you within minutes.
I can’t wait to go back. I always buy the Marra but they always upgrade me to the Blanca. I’ve stayed in the Marra once and both rooms are awesome but if I had to choose, Blanca is hands down my fave! It has a mid/ high end feel for not expensive price. It’s a 10/10 for me.
My photos do not do it justice.
It’s simple but sleek. It’s not as impressive as say the Bellagio Lobby or some of the other major attraction hotels, but it feels like a cute little middle to high end apartment building in a major city like NYC or Chicago. If I could move in I would.
I guess the only complaint I had was two times the last two times I stayed their the hot water went off on my last night late at night. I texted concierge and they were on top of it, so by morning I had water to shower before checking out !
Jun 28, 2022
Overall beautiful hotel had a VIP room nice and big. Food was good my favorite gotta be them sreet tacos. I’m 27 years old so I’m all about a good time them pool party’s was worth the stay. Always seem like we had too much to downs we didn’t even leave the hotel yet. Would recommend everyone this is the place to stay.
A gem on the North Strip
Jun 28, 2022
Stayed 4 nights in a deluxe king room in the new Alexandria Tower at The Sahara. We were very pleasantly surprised by the hotel! The atmosphere was nice, the lobby and common areas were large, the air quality was great (i.e., no smokey smell) in all of the common areas. Even the casino floor was light on the smoke smell. Great pool area. Plenty of choices for food and drinks. You should definitely try the crispy chicken tacos and pina colada dole whip at Uno Mas! So good. The strip wears me out, so it was nice to be way up on the north side (you'll be much closer to the downtown Fremont experience). Buy a pass for the Deuce bus and you can go up and down the strip plus head over to downtown Las Vegas for a bargain price in an arctic cold bus (fabulous during hot summer days)!! The bus stops across the street from The Sahara. It's also one of the monorail stops if you are in LV for a convention. The transportation choices really are perfect.