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Guests of Palace Station will enjoy an extensive array of amenities during their stay as well as a prime location just west of the Las Vegas Strip. This laid-back resort is also conveniently situated next to the I-15. Built in 1976 on 38 acres and originally opened as "The Casino," it became Palace Station, the flagship property for the Station Casinos empire, in 1991. Although the resort has undergone various renovations, including the addition of a 21-story room tower, it's kept a down-to-earth vibe, making it ideal for travelers on a budget who are seeking a good hotel value.The rooms and suites at Palace Station are outfitted for comfort, with things like cable TVs, hair dryers and wireless internet access. An outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fully equipped fitness center, a business center, a gift shop and a courtesy airport/Strip shuttle will also enhance your vacation experience.From classic to ethnic, guests can indulge their taste buds with a wide range of restaurants. The Charcoal Room, a classic American steakhouse, is where you can savor things like oysters on the half shell, lobster chowder, bone-in New York steak, rib eye, top sirloin and an outstanding porterhouse. Cabo Mexican Restaurant has a fun salsa bar and serves a menu of authentic flavors from south of the border. And the Oyster Bar is an 18-seat, live-action kitchen preparing freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams and homemade seafood pastas.For quick meals, Palace Station boasts the cheerful Grand Café, the all-you-can-eat Feast Buffet, the Food Express Chinese Restaurant, four fast food eateries (Subway, Johnny Rockets, Bonanno's New York Pizzeria and Starbucks) and 24-hour room service.Lively evenings can be spent in Jack's, a pub and sports bar. Local bands also play here several nights a week. The Traxx Bar and Trackside Bar are two more fine spots for cocktails -- including the beloved 99-cent margarita.The casino floor is always busy at Palace Station. You'll find plenty of action in the bingo hall, keno lounge or race and sports book, which boasts 230 seats and 44 large video screens. There's a nonsmoking poker room along with numerous table games and more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. The resort is unique in that it has an Asian table games area, where guests can try their luck at pai gow tiles and both mini and midi baccarat.Ideal for meetings and special celebrations, Palace Station also features more than 20,000 square feet of event space. It's equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including projectors, DVD players and other technological devices. Catering and other services are available as well.Palace Station is within walking distance of several other restaurants and a short drive from downtown and the Strip -- putting guests near the epicenter of all the big happenings in Las Vegas.
 
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fromSLC, UT
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Other
Travel Companions:Family
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Other
Yes, I recommend this product.
great location
PostedMarch 21, 2013
I would return here again..price is right, close to everything
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The Silverton isn't located on the Las Vegas Strip, so it's no wonder this quirky place has a distinctly un-Strip-like attitude.First of all, let us explain where it is. The Silverton is located just west of Las Vegas Boulevard, off the I-15 at Blue Diamond Road. That's about five miles south (a 10-minute drive) of the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. If you don't have a car, don't worry. The Silverton offers free shuttle service to and from McCarran International Airport and The Forum Shops at Caesars, which sits at the center of the Strip.Anyway...getting back to the Silverton's attitude...maybe we should expand upon "un-Strip-like" because it also has a very "un-desert-like" outlook. This hotel was designed to resemble a mountain lodge (minus the mountain). And, except for the casino and the huge aquarium with mermaids (hence why we called it "quirky" above), it does a good of job of capturing a peaceful, rustic feeling.You'll get a down-home welcome when you arrive, and the décor -- lots of stone and wood detail work -- evokes a warm, outdoorsy feeling. For this reason, the Silverton seems to attract a more rugged, independent-minded group of visitors who embrace going off-the-beaten track in Vegas.And this also explains the hotel's featured attraction: Bass Pro Shops. The beloved Midwestern chain has a two-story flagship store connected to the Silverton (you can literally walk right into it from the casino). Modeled after an Adirondack hunting lodge, Bass Pro Shops houses everything related to fishing, boating, camping, golf and open-air recreation. You'll find archery and shooting ranges here. There's even a waterfall that feeds into a 40,000-gallon aquarium where fishing lessons are conducted.Because you can never have enough aquariums, there's an impressive one inside the Silverton too. It's a circular 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium. People are always gathered around it, mesmerized by the exotic fish -- including leopard sharks, stingrays, parrotfish and triggerfish. At various times on Thursdays through Sundays, you can catch free live shows called "mermaid swims." (If Ariel is your favorite Disney princess, then you're in for a treat!) Although there are plenty of benches, chairs and nooks around the aquarium (in addition to the Mermaid Cove Art Gallery, where you can purchase paintings of mermaids by Wil Comier), the nearby Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge boasts elevated seating with a great view.When you get hungry, the Silverton is home to many other restaurants that have nothing to do with the sea. Sink your teeth into a succulent cut of meat at the Twin Creeks Steakhouse. Dig into Mexican specialties while surrounded by colorful lights at the Mi Casa Grill Cantina. Devour upscale café fare in the Sundance Grill, which also has a yummy gelato stand. Or pile your plate high in Seasons, the resort's popular buffet. It features foods from several different cuisines, and on Saturday nights there's a special themed Polynesian spread.If you're more interested in drinking than eating, there are a few nice bars at the Silverton. Our favorite is the Shady Grove Lounge because it has a vintage 1950s Airstream trailer with two mini bowling alleys inside. The Flare Bar, near the parking garage, offers a more contemporary vibe highlighted by 260 color-changing light fixtures.During the summer the Sway Pool & Lounge is a pleasurable place to soak up the sun. Specialty cocktails (like the Silverton Punch) are served at the small yet stylish dipping pool, which is surrounded by cabanas, daybeds and a hot tub.So even though the Silverton is un-Strip-like, it's perfect if you're looking for an affordable, laid-back Vegas vacation. You won't be far from the action, but you will be far enough away to enjoy a more secluded stay...in a curious lodge-meets-casino-meets-mermaids world.
 

Do you have transportation to the strips ?

yes
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