Modern Hotel Tower with Sprawling Casino and Several Restaurants
Though it’s located less than a mile off the Las Vegas Strip, Palace Station Hotel & Casino supplies plenty of Sin City glitz. More than 1,600 slot and video-poker machines greet visitors to the 85,000-square-foot casino, where Texas hold'em tournaments take place 24 hours a day. The hotel is no slouch when it comes to live entertainment, either, with live concerts every Friday and Saturday night. Round-trip airport and Strip shuttle service are also available to all hotel guests.
A glass elevator brings you to a tower room looking out on either the surrounding valley or the Vegas Strip. Furnishings are sleek and modern. Simply decorated courtyard rooms—the smallest of the bunch—are housed within a two-story building adjacent to the main tower. After settling in, you can grab a drink at one of three onsite lounges.
Dining options range from gourmet Italian favorites at Pasta Cucina to authentic Chinese cuisine at Food Express. At The Oyster Bar, chefs prepare seafood dishes right in front of diners, cooking entrees such as steamed new zealand mussels and lobster gumbo. The popular restaurant can seat only about a dozen people at a time, so be prepared to wait.
Highlights of Las Vegas
- The Strip: Mentioning Las Vegas usually conjures up images of spinning roulette wheels and stone-faced poker players. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll want to make a beeline for the casinos lining the neon-lit Strip.
- To see old-fashioned Vegas: On Fremont Street, downtown, vintage signs and showgirls crowned with headdresses recall the days of Sinatra and Martin. Beginning at dusk, a canopy of more than 12 million LED lights erupts in a psychedelic light and music show every hour.
- Beyond the casinos: Educational attractions have never been Sin City's strong suit, but the Mob Museum has a winning formula: bank robberies, prostitution, and money laundering. Within the former federal courthouse, you can fire a Tommy gun simulator or participate in a police lineup.