Hotel at a Glance: SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Back in the day, the site that would one day become home to the SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas was a place where you might spot Frank Sinatra sidling up to the bar for a cocktail, or John Lennon soaking up some rays by the pool. Celebs would frequent the joint both as entertainment and to be entertained. There’s still plenty to keep you busy at this pleasure palace on the Las Vegas Strip. You don’t even need to leave the property to court Lady Luck—the SLS has its own casino. Eight onsite restaurants cater to just about any craving, whether you feel like a traditional Japanese meal or wood-fired pizza.
- Resort credit: This deal includes a resort credit you can use toward food, drinks, and spa services.
- Award-winning dining experiences: Among the eight onsite restaurants, three standouts are Cleo, Katsuya, and Bazaar Meat—all award-winning eateries. For a more casual experience, enjoy a craft beer while watching the big game in an outdoor beer garden overlooking the Strip.
- Nightlife: The hotel boasts two expansive poolside lounges, two premier night clubs, and several bars where you can enjoy music and innovative cocktails.
- Spa treatments: Ciel Spa, located on the second floor, offers signature services designed to soothe life’s stresses and restore balance.
The Las Vegas Strip and Beyond: Old Vegas, Red Rock Canyon, and the Hoover Dam
Las Vegas may be known for its casinos, but even Sin City isn’t all casinos, all the time. Go shopping at the high-end boutiques found inside most hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, or head to Fashion Show Las Vegas to browse racks at Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. You can also virtually travel the globe in just a few city blocks, thanks to the Strip’s re-creation of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and Venetian canals. And you’ll find a surprising number of shows in Las Vegas for kids hidden among the raucous nightlife.
It can feel like the entire city of Las Vegas revolves around the Strip if you never venture beyond that neon-lit corridor. But there’s plenty to see and do once you step off Las Vegas Boulevard. You can find a taste of Old Vegas on Fremont Street, where 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. For an aerial view, zoom down the center of Fremont Street on a zipline.
Nature puts on its own show at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a landscape of fiery-red sandstone formations and limestone cliffs just 17 miles outside the city. Motor down the 13-mile scenic drive or ditch the car and strike out on any of more than 20 hiking trails that course through the region’s otherworldly topography.
Hoover Dam, a marvel of modern engineering, lies just 35 miles away, near the Nevada–Arizona border. Take the 30-minute power-plant tour or the 60-minute dam tour, which takes visitors inside the dam’s narrow passageways. You can actually kayak down the Colorado River from the base of the dam—just be sure to arrive early, as only 30 permits are issued per day.