SAHARA Las Vegas Review
2535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
SAHARA Las Vegas Overview
Situated on the far northern end of The Strip, the SAHARA Las Vegas is a high-end hotel that has gone through multiple updates since initially opening in the early 1950s. Following a 2020 multi-million revamp, the 1600-room property now boasts an expansive casino floor with well over 600 slot machines and 50 gaming tables, as well as a spanking new pool and a bevy of fresh, celebrity chef-driven restaurants. An on-site cafe, rooftop pools, a fitness center, a spa, and multiple dining options round off SAHARA’s highlights.
The rooms at the SLS Las Vegas are housed across three towers, each offering its own theme and aesthetics, and they range from chic crash-pads to huge suites.
These state-of-the-art accommodations are outfitted in a calming palette of blue and cream and furnished with Serta mattresses, mini-fridges, and large 55-inch HD TVs
- A recently renovated, ultra-modern hotel
- A decent blend of chic rooms, all boasting minibars, large flat-screen TVs, and more
- Outstanding décor throughout the property
- An assortment of 3 gorgeous outdoor pools, including rooftop
- The hotel offers free parking (self-parking) and free WiFi
- Amina Spa offers an unbeatable experience: shower, steam rooms, and many treatments
- An excellent range of restaurants, including José Andrés’ Bazaar Meat
- Three on-site nightclubs highly popular among visitors
- A well-staffed and fully equipped fitness center
- Beautiful casino with superb high-roller options
- Recent visitors have noted inconsistent service by the hotel staff
- Removed from the popular attractions and convenience of the Las Vegas Strip
- Guests have cited small rooms and expensive daily resort fees (common among Vegas hotels)
Rooms & Suites at the SAHARA Las Vegas
The SAHARA Las Vegas offers a mix of 1613 ultra-modern rooms spread across three distinctive towers: Blanca, Marra, and Alexandria. Although each room features a unique design and personality, they’re all stylish and modern. Guests love that these accommodations combine extravagance with the striking minimalist appeal Philippe Starck has come to be known for.
All guest rooms at SAHARA Las Vegas are furnished in a soothing color palette of blue & cream and are equipped with sleek bathrooms, fully stocked minibars, Serta mattresses, and 55-inch HD TVs. The monochromatic tone is mirrored in the grass-esque decorations on the wallpaper, while the black carpeting adds a nice contrast.
The designer’s signature bedside lamps and silver artworks round out the in-room atmosphere and décor. The Marra Tower rooms run small by Sin City standards, starting at 325 square feet, and have a cheery color scheme of pale pink, white, and black. Even so, the huge HD TVs and opposing lighted mirrors brighten up the space, making the rooms feel more spacious than they actually are. White sofas, huge work desks, and colored-crystal mini-fridges are standard in each room.
The Blanca Tower rooms are even smaller and feel more cramped, so they’re geared towards guests who are looking for nothing more than a spot to crash for the night. A brightening tone of yellow helps contrast the dark gray shades, but the rooms still feel stuffy. The bathing areas are equally designed for efficiency rather than luxury, with toilets vis-à-vis showers and sliding mirror doors.
The rooms in the Alexandria Tower are more spacious, and guests are pleasantly surprised by their intimate vibe. Each room features wall brackets, small chandeliers, and tufted window seating.
The suites at SAHARA are noticeably small by Vegas standards, starting at 440 square feet. However, the choice is splendid, including Blanca junior suite, Blanca king suites, ultra suites, and one-bedroom suites in the Blanca and Marra Towers. Premier suites are also available, and they include Penthouse and Legendary Suites.
Restaurants & Bars at the SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas has recently been dubbed the best Sin City destination for foodies, and it’s easy to see why. The property has a well-curated list of seven restaurants at varying price points, in addition to 24/7 room service and a Starbucks. From casual cafés to signature fine dining driven by celebrity chefs, the selection of restaurants at the hotel offers something for everyone.
Restaurant options include:
- Bazaar Meat – A grill house led by José Andrés, a Michelin-star chef
- Umami Burger – For burgers and frothy beer
- 800 Degrees – For pizzas cooked on wood-fired ovens
- Chickie’s & Pete’s
- The Noodle Den
- Balla Italian Soul
- Zeffer’s Cafe
- Uno Mas Street Tacos
Amenities at the SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA’s primary draws are its duo of entertainment spots, The Sayers Club and The Foundry, each providing easy access to a unique degree of ambiance for comedic and musical acts. These include The Eddie Griffin Experience, Magic Mike Live, and a laundry list of other comedians and musicians. The resort fee covers most amenities of this Las Vegas icon.
Casino at the SAHARA Las Vegas
The hotel has an expanded 60,000-square-foot casino floor that was recently revamped in 2020. It features an intimate ambiance, a rich color scheme, and striking chandeliers. As for gaming options, the casino has it all, including:
- Well over 600 slot machines
- Over 50 gaming tables
- A gorgeously designed poker room
- A comprehensive sportsbook
- A High-Limit Room
SAHARA Las Vegas Reviews:
Nestled on the north end of the Strip, the SAHARA Las Vegas is a modern hotel offering 1,613 rooms and suites across three different towers. The décor is strikingly stylish and modern, while the rooms, though small, have an inviting vibe and an assortment of plush furnishings and amenities. The property is also home to two bars, seven restaurants, three outdoor pools, a charming spa, a fitness studio, and a 60,000-square-foot casino. Drawbacks include the location, which isn’t ideal for many people, and the small rooms which can feel a little stuffy, despite the sleek minimalist design.