We have stayed on 2 previous occasions at the Venetian which is very good but pricey. On this occasion we were only going to have an overnight stop over between flights and decided based entirely on the TA reviews to try this hotel. How very disappointed we were. To me the hotel is exactly how I imagine a fairly down market Vegas hotel to be. Yes it is 4 star but this ranking can only be based on the range of the facilities offered and not their quality. To begin with the hotel is a long way from the strip (out taxi from the airport cost $34). The casino ( which as usual you have to go through to get to the room elevators) is very smokey and looks rather sad. The carpets in the corridor to our room had seen better days many years ago - they were worn grubby and badly puckered. The room whilst large and quite clean was very tired in appearance and the bed was awful.
We wanted supper and having seen the Mexican restaurant mentioned in several reviews decided to give it a try. One look at the virtual fast food establishment made us change our minds pretty quickly and instead we went to the Silverado Steak house. This is obviously intended to be a cut above the other food outlets ( apart from Michael's). The service there was good and efficient but the food was mediocre at best and definately not worth the money.
We had fun at the bowling alley but the pool area in the morning was ordinary at best and there were large numbers of families with young children . There were very long queues for breakfast and none of the options were particularly appealing anyway.
Despite asking the concierge to order a taxi van to carry our family of 5 back to the airport after waiting for 50 mins one still hadn't turned up and we were obliged to take 2 at additional cost. The taxi driver told me that 5 seaters wouldn't bother going all the way to the South Point to pick up a fare beacause it was out of the way. We did not have that problem on the strip.
Admittedly the hotel room was very cheap but do not be fooled but the 4 star ranking into thinking that you will be staying at an establishment that is only a little way down from a 5 star place. There is a world of difference both in the quality of the facilities and the overall ambience. Personally if I were to go to Vegas again then I would definately chose to stay closer to the strip and pay more to stay in some where that was a little special. I am sure that there are much better 4 star hotels around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Our distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch plasma televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout. Some of our many amenities include a world class spa and fitness center, a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, a 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. Our casino features a large selection of table games and the latest slot and video poker machines. A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends. Stop by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa today, we are sure you will want to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Point Las Vegas
- South Point Hotel Las Vegas
- South Point Casino
- South Point Hotel, Casino And Spa Las Vegas
- South Coast Casino