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We sometimes throw around the term “affordable.” But that doesn’t mean cheap. South Point is less expensive mainly because of its location. South of major hotels like Mandalay Bay, South Point is still on Las Vegas Boulevard, making it just a short car ride away from your favorite attractions. But South Point really makes use of its extra space with its chief attraction, the revered Equestrian Complex.Hosting riding and rodeo events year-round in a 4,600 seat arena with 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, the complex is sure to make equine aficionados feel right at home. And if you’re a seriously hardcore rodeo fan, you just might recognize the giant statue of local gaming maverick Benny Binion on horseback situated near the entry--a simple tribute to the man who brought the National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas.Though the Equestrian Complex is the likely the biggest draw, South Point has plenty of entertainment for those who just think horses are pretty but don’t really want to get close enough to smell them. The hotel is home to a 16-screen movie theater, a fine bingo room and a 64-lane bowling center. And the Showroom at South Point features a variety of singers, bands and comedians. And, like practically every inch of South Point, those spots can all involve some drinks.It could be said that the casino floor is a really just a mall of bars. In fact, we’re actually going to say it. If you tried to get a shot and a beer at everyone one of them you’d probably get kicked out for drunkenly doing something stupid around the fourth one. So don’t try that. Pick a couple and have a fun night. The Malibu Bar and Island Bar serve up tropical spirits, while the Lobby Bar is a focal gathering point in the heart of the casino. The Silverado Lounge offers a classic, Old West ambiance with a wood-paneled bar and overstuffed chairs. By the race and sports book, the Del Mar Lounge is a great spot for a cold beer during the game, and the Grandview Lounge at the southern end of the casino has a "Cheers"-like vibe and often hosts dance bands on weekend nights. And be sure to get some food in you before you drink.Michael's, throughout its 20-year history, has won accolades for the excellent filet mignon, sirloin steak and seafood preparations. Meat lovers looking for a more casual setting with equally succulent cuts can try the Silverado Steakhouse or Primarily Prime Rib. Exotic cravings are filled with the freshly made pastas in Don Vito's and south-of-the-border favorites at Baja Miguel's. The Asian restaurant Zenshin serves the freshest sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls -- including their Vegas-themed 777, Double Down Salmon and Jackpot Rolls.For quick ways to appease your hunger pangs in between hands of poker and other casino play, try the Coronado Café or the Garden Buffet, which offers six live cooking stations. The Del Mar Deli is a fabulous spot for New York-style soups, sandwiches and decadent desserts. Plus, the beloved Midwestern chain Steak 'n Shake, known for its "steakburgers" and hand-dipped shakes, opened its first Las Vegas location inside the South Point. Between the abundant food and drinks and all that space to let your horse run around and fetch sticks or whatever it is horses do that make them so entertaining, South Point is an equestrian’s dream. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun place to get dinner, hang out at a bar and do a little gambling away from the confines of the Strip. Plus it’s affordable. And we all know what that means -- more money for drinks.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall amenities 
5 / 5
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fromSo. Calif.
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Poker
Yes, I recommend this product.
FAVORITE!!
PostedOctober 22, 2012
This is our favorite hotel/casino. They have it ALL here. Clean, light, service, comfort, quality and reasonably priced.
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Not to worry, there have not been any reports of Martian sightings at Las Vegas' Gold Coast Hotel and Casino since the filming of Tim Burton's 1996 cult film "Mars Attacks!" However, that is not to say that this property lacks excitement.Opened in 1986, the mid-sized property attracts a mix of locals and visitors alike. Favored by the older crowd due to the hotel's quieter nature, the Gold Coast is an excellent property to stay at or visit if you're looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip's tourist crowds.Having retained the feel of a Victorian-style gambling hall, the front desk and lobby have a mixture of wood paneling and brass fixtures while the central gaming floor is embellished with a domed ceiling, eight elegant chandeliers, stained glass windows and hanging flower boxes. Although referencing the past in decor, its casino is firmly positioned in the present. Packed with an array of games, the 86,000-square-foot gaming floor offers guests 49 different table games and more than 2,100 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, the Race and Sports Book boasts 30 interactive betting terminals and 38 flat-screen TVs that surround the betting area. There's also an expansive 720-seat bingo room upstairs, where eight action-packed sessions are called daily.But when the growling of your stomach becomes louder than the bingo caller's announcements, you will be happy to take a dining break at one of the hotel's on-premises restaurants. For casual dining, Ping Pang Pong (a locals' spot for dim sum), presents an array of bona fide Chinese fare. And along the lines of the same cuisine, the Noodle Exchange is a creative noodle bar with a plentiful selection of broth, Ban Ban and stir-fried noodles for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. But if you're in the when-I-see-it-I'll-know-I-want-it type eating mood, the Ports O' Call Buffet will take you on a culinary journey around the world and you will surely find whatever it is that you are looking for.For those of you looking to get spruced up for an evening of fine dining, the Gold Coast has a traditional steakhouse that will see those plans through. Serving a wide-ranging menu including perfectly seasoned and slow-roasted prime rib, Steak Diane, Chicken Oscar and Seafood Olympia, the Cortez Room is the hotel's golden nugget.However, if you are just looking to quickly hush those hunger pangs and get back to the action, quicker bites can be enjoyed at T.G.I. Friday's, the chain restaurant that is open 24/7,.The small Gold Coast Showroom, swathed in red decor, showcases a variety of acts including mystifying magic, lively music and ballroom dancing. Additionally, guests can try for a strike in the 70-lane bowling alley on the resort's second floor. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment along with bumper bowling for kids… and adults… we will only judge a little.And for a little more activity, you can get your sweat on in the fully equipped fitness center or take a dip in the hotel's freeform pool, and then freshen up in the old-fashioned barber shop or beauty salon.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Casino 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hotel Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pool 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall amenities 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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fromSo. Calif.
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Video Poker
Yes, I recommend this product.
First time at the Gold Coast
PostedOctober 22, 2012
We were pleasantly surprised!! The casino was well lit and the air was much fresher than in many casinos...so, we found there to be very little 'smoke' smell. The rooms were definitely adequate and most importantly clean. The bed, pillows and linens were REALLY nice and comfy. Yes, the bath could be updated..but so what? It worked very well...good water pressure, and was absolutely clean!! Check in/out was a breeze, and they have a low 'resort' fee. We will definitely be back. Thank you Gold Coast.
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Not to worry, there have not been any reports of Martian sightings at Las Vegas' Gold Coast Hotel and Casino since the filming of Tim Burton's 1996 cult film "Mars Attacks!" However, that is not to say that this property lacks excitement.Opened in 1986, the mid-sized property attracts a mix of locals and visitors alike. Favored by the older crowd due to the hotel's quieter nature, the Gold Coast is an excellent property to stay at or visit if you're looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip's tourist crowds.Having retained the feel of a Victorian-style gambling hall, the front desk and lobby have a mixture of wood paneling and brass fixtures while the central gaming floor is embellished with a domed ceiling, eight elegant chandeliers, stained glass windows and hanging flower boxes. Although referencing the past in decor, its casino is firmly positioned in the present. Packed with an array of games, the 86,000-square-foot gaming floor offers guests 49 different table games and more than 2,100 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, the Race and Sports Book boasts 30 interactive betting terminals and 38 flat-screen TVs that surround the betting area. There's also an expansive 720-seat bingo room upstairs, where eight action-packed sessions are called daily.But when the growling of your stomach becomes louder than the bingo caller's announcements, you will be happy to take a dining break at one of the hotel's on-premises restaurants. For casual dining, Ping Pang Pong (a locals' spot for dim sum), presents an array of bona fide Chinese fare. And along the lines of the same cuisine, the Noodle Exchange is a creative noodle bar with a plentiful selection of broth, Ban Ban and stir-fried noodles for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. But if you're in the when-I-see-it-I'll-know-I-want-it type eating mood, the Ports O' Call Buffet will take you on a culinary journey around the world and you will surely find whatever it is that you are looking for.For those of you looking to get spruced up for an evening of fine dining, the Gold Coast has a traditional steakhouse that will see those plans through. Serving a wide-ranging menu including perfectly seasoned and slow-roasted prime rib, Steak Diane, Chicken Oscar and Seafood Olympia, the Cortez Room is the hotel's golden nugget.However, if you are just looking to quickly hush those hunger pangs and get back to the action, quicker bites can be enjoyed at T.G.I. Friday's, the chain restaurant that is open 24/7,.The small Gold Coast Showroom, swathed in red decor, showcases a variety of acts including mystifying magic, lively music and ballroom dancing. Additionally, guests can try for a strike in the 70-lane bowling alley on the resort's second floor. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment along with bumper bowling for kids… and adults… we will only judge a little.And for a little more activity, you can get your sweat on in the fully equipped fitness center or take a dip in the hotel's freeform pool, and then freshen up in the old-fashioned barber shop or beauty salon.
 

Is there still a poker room at the Gold Coast???

Sadly, no. Hotels closeby that do have a Poker Room are: Orleans and Rio.
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