Clara29
 
 
 
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Located south of the Strip, hence the name South Point, this hotel has tournament-caliber equestrian and bowling centers -- and it’s a champion among bargain hunters with affordable rooms, a Steak 'n Shake and a movie theater.The vibe:Off-the-beaten path, a horse lover’s dream, a penny pincher's paradiseWhat we love:Hey horse aficionados...you'll be right at home in the South Point, which is known for its Equestrian Center. An arena with 4,600 seats and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, perhaps the coolest thing about attending an event -- ranging from every kind of rodeo competition to gun shows and hoops tournaments -- is grabbing an ice cold beer from the Saturday Night Bar, which overlooks all the action.There's no better place to drop some pins than the South Point. Play a game in the 64-lane bowling center or if you'd rather watch professionals, check out the South Point Bowling Plaza. Opened in 2014, it has two 30-lane competition floors and a 360-seat viewing area, both of which provide the perfect backdrop for the USBC Open Championships and Women's Championships.A throwback restaurant, Michael's Gourmet Room has a stained glass dome and plush red décor. Originally located in the bygone Barbary Coast, it's been a Vegas icon for more than 20 years. Of course, having dinner here will be expensive (with a capital "E"), but one bite of the perfectly prepared and presented filet mignon and sirloin steak and you won't give a damn.Insider tips:If you don't have a car with you at the South Point, take advantage of the shuttles. The resort fee actually includes shuttle service to and from the airport (be sure to make reservations 24 hours in advance). For not too much moolah, you can also take a shuttle to and from the Town Square shopping center or the Strip (stops are at Excalibur, Aria and Treasure Island).Whether you're a cowboy or just one at heart, get a photo with the giant bronze statue of local gaming maverick Benny Binion on horseback. You'll find it near the entry to the Equestrian Center. It's a great tribute to the man who helped bring the National Finals Rodeo to Vegas and created the World Series of Poker.If you're an alley cat in search of some cheap action, take advantage of the graveyard special at the South Point's bowling center. As long as you can stay up until the wee hours (that's from midnight to 8 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday), you can play for $1.East Coasters know all about Steak 'n Shake's classic "steakburgers." The South Point is home to the only location in Las Vegas...so go find out what all the fuss is about.Good to know:We want to be clear about where the South Point is located. It's not within walking distance to the Strip. It sits at the outlying southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard approximately five miles (that's a 10-minute drive) from the Welcome to Fabulous to Las Vegas sign. The South Point is a great base if you want to be close to the action but not right in the middle of it. And if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas valley, it's near both Interstate 15 and 215.  Because there's been no renovation since the hotel opened in late 2005 and its newest tower debuted in 2008, the standard rooms are a little worn. They also don't come with fridges, but you will find they are spacious at 500 square feet and have other amenities (like Serta mattresses, coffeemakers, safes and 42-inch flat-screen TVs) that make a difference.The South Point isn't as huge as the megaresorts on the Strip, but you'll still have to cover a fair distance (this includes crossing the casino floor) to get from the self-parking garage or the parking lot to the room elevators.
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
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Room Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Casino 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hotel Location 
4 / 5
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Pool 
4 / 5
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Room Location 
4 / 5
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Overall amenities 
4 / 5
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fromWhittier, CA, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
This place has it all.
PostedJanuary 10, 2014
South Point is south of the strip. It has it all if you just want a place to relax and gamble. It is even kid friendly with a movie theater and bowling alley. It is around 10 minutes from the strip. So if you want to go to the main strip you can either drive or take a shuttle to the strip. You pay $8 for an all day shuttle pass. It has three drop off/pick up points. We stayed during the week so it was not too crowded and had plenty of $5 Black Jack tables. Overall we had a great time and plan to come back soon.
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You can't miss Luxor, the giant glass pyramid at the south end of the Strip. It's home to artifacts from the Titanic and a giant sphinx statue.The vibe:King Tut at the disco, a mid-range themed hotel, family-friendly without being a circus.What we love:It's a freakin' pyramid. From the bat-attracting megawatt light on top to the sphinx out front, we love the Egyptian touches -- especially now that the kitschy décor has been dialed back from what the resort opened with in 1993.Luxor routinely offers some of the more affordable hotel rates on the Strip and the property is packed with things to do (the Titanic and Bodies exhibits are favorites). It won't break your budget, but you won't feel like you're staying in a budget hotel.Luxor has a large pool (and we're not just talking about the massive 125,650-square-foot deck). Their 19,000 square feet of sparkling water is bigger than the postage stamp-sized vanity pools you see at some resorts. Our only sadness is that it's closed seasonally from fall to spring.Insider tips:Enclosed, and more importantly, air-conditioned corridors connect the Luxor to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur so you'll never need to step outdoors in 100-degree weather. There is also a tram between properties.Good to know:The pyramid rooms are cheaper, but older and smaller. The tradeoff is you get to ride an inclinator (a 39-degree angled elevator) to your room. Mark that off the bucket list. Pyramid rooms also open directly onto hallways that overlook the pyramid's atrium. Rooms on higher floors have a great view and also less noise. For newer rooms, try those in the Luxor tower adjacent and connected directly to the pyramid. Keep in mind: All of the rooms are non-smoking. Guests who smoke in any room will have to pay a $300 cleaning fee upon checkout. Save yourself some money and smoke in designated areas like the casino. Want a cup of coffee in the morning? The Luxor, like many Las Vegas hotels, has eliminated coffee pots in their standard rooms. So if you need a java infusion in the a.m. head to one of three Starbucks located in the hotel or any of the restaurants.Luxor has a massive casino (even by Vegas standards) so it's easy to get turned around. Just remember that while this is a pyramid, the bottom is a square (finally high school geometry pays off). If you get lost, head to the edge and follow it around. All the restaurants, theaters and check-in desk are along the perimeter, with a few more (including the Bodies and Titanic attractions) on the second level. At the center beneath the pyramid's apex is the casino.Guests will be charged $10 per day for self-parking and $16 per day for valet parking. Hourly self-parking and valet rates vary, click here for details.
 
Overall rating 
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Customer service 
5 / 5
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Casino 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hotel Location 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pool 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Room Location 
5 / 5
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Overall amenities 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Yes, I recommend this product.
The Luxor is still a classic.
PostedDecember 31, 2013
We had not stayed at the Luxor for over 20 years but after this last visit we will be making it one of our hotels more often. The room was big, clean and very comfortable. When we checked in we were told that they had upgraded us to a Pyramid Suite. Who says no to an upgrade? There are plenty of restaurant and bar choices. And if you are not into gambling, they have exhibits and shows. We are looking forward to our next visit.
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Located south of the Strip, hence the name South Point, this hotel has tournament-caliber equestrian and bowling centers -- and it’s a champion among bargain hunters with affordable rooms, a Steak 'n Shake and a movie theater.The vibe:Off-the-beaten path, a horse lover’s dream, a penny pincher's paradiseWhat we love:Hey horse aficionados...you'll be right at home in the South Point, which is known for its Equestrian Center. An arena with 4,600 seats and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, perhaps the coolest thing about attending an event -- ranging from every kind of rodeo competition to gun shows and hoops tournaments -- is grabbing an ice cold beer from the Saturday Night Bar, which overlooks all the action.There's no better place to drop some pins than the South Point. Play a game in the 64-lane bowling center or if you'd rather watch professionals, check out the South Point Bowling Plaza. Opened in 2014, it has two 30-lane competition floors and a 360-seat viewing area, both of which provide the perfect backdrop for the USBC Open Championships and Women's Championships.A throwback restaurant, Michael's Gourmet Room has a stained glass dome and plush red décor. Originally located in the bygone Barbary Coast, it's been a Vegas icon for more than 20 years. Of course, having dinner here will be expensive (with a capital "E"), but one bite of the perfectly prepared and presented filet mignon and sirloin steak and you won't give a damn.Insider tips:If you don't have a car with you at the South Point, take advantage of the shuttles. The resort fee actually includes shuttle service to and from the airport (be sure to make reservations 24 hours in advance). For not too much moolah, you can also take a shuttle to and from the Town Square shopping center or the Strip (stops are at Excalibur, Aria and Treasure Island).Whether you're a cowboy or just one at heart, get a photo with the giant bronze statue of local gaming maverick Benny Binion on horseback. You'll find it near the entry to the Equestrian Center. It's a great tribute to the man who helped bring the National Finals Rodeo to Vegas and created the World Series of Poker.If you're an alley cat in search of some cheap action, take advantage of the graveyard special at the South Point's bowling center. As long as you can stay up until the wee hours (that's from midnight to 8 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday), you can play for $1.East Coasters know all about Steak 'n Shake's classic "steakburgers." The South Point is home to the only location in Las Vegas...so go find out what all the fuss is about.Good to know:We want to be clear about where the South Point is located. It's not within walking distance to the Strip. It sits at the outlying southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard approximately five miles (that's a 10-minute drive) from the Welcome to Fabulous to Las Vegas sign. The South Point is a great base if you want to be close to the action but not right in the middle of it. And if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas valley, it's near both Interstate 15 and 215.  Because there's been no renovation since the hotel opened in late 2005 and its newest tower debuted in 2008, the standard rooms are a little worn. They also don't come with fridges, but you will find they are spacious at 500 square feet and have other amenities (like Serta mattresses, coffeemakers, safes and 42-inch flat-screen TVs) that make a difference.The South Point isn't as huge as the megaresorts on the Strip, but you'll still have to cover a fair distance (this includes crossing the casino floor) to get from the self-parking garage or the parking lot to the room elevators.
 

IS a shuttle to the strip offered?

Yes, for a $8 daily pass.
5 years, 2 months ago
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Clara29
Whittier, CA, USA
 
Located south of the Strip, hence the name South Point, this hotel has tournament-caliber equestrian and bowling centers -- and it’s a champion among bargain hunters with affordable rooms, a Steak 'n Shake and a movie theater.The vibe:Off-the-beaten path, a horse lover’s dream, a penny pincher's paradiseWhat we love:Hey horse aficionados...you'll be right at home in the South Point, which is known for its Equestrian Center. An arena with 4,600 seats and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, perhaps the coolest thing about attending an event -- ranging from every kind of rodeo competition to gun shows and hoops tournaments -- is grabbing an ice cold beer from the Saturday Night Bar, which overlooks all the action.There's no better place to drop some pins than the South Point. Play a game in the 64-lane bowling center or if you'd rather watch professionals, check out the South Point Bowling Plaza. Opened in 2014, it has two 30-lane competition floors and a 360-seat viewing area, both of which provide the perfect backdrop for the USBC Open Championships and Women's Championships.A throwback restaurant, Michael's Gourmet Room has a stained glass dome and plush red décor. Originally located in the bygone Barbary Coast, it's been a Vegas icon for more than 20 years. Of course, having dinner here will be expensive (with a capital "E"), but one bite of the perfectly prepared and presented filet mignon and sirloin steak and you won't give a damn.Insider tips:If you don't have a car with you at the South Point, take advantage of the shuttles. The resort fee actually includes shuttle service to and from the airport (be sure to make reservations 24 hours in advance). For not too much moolah, you can also take a shuttle to and from the Town Square shopping center or the Strip (stops are at Excalibur, Aria and Treasure Island).Whether you're a cowboy or just one at heart, get a photo with the giant bronze statue of local gaming maverick Benny Binion on horseback. You'll find it near the entry to the Equestrian Center. It's a great tribute to the man who helped bring the National Finals Rodeo to Vegas and created the World Series of Poker.If you're an alley cat in search of some cheap action, take advantage of the graveyard special at the South Point's bowling center. As long as you can stay up until the wee hours (that's from midnight to 8 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday), you can play for $1.East Coasters know all about Steak 'n Shake's classic "steakburgers." The South Point is home to the only location in Las Vegas...so go find out what all the fuss is about.Good to know:We want to be clear about where the South Point is located. It's not within walking distance to the Strip. It sits at the outlying southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard approximately five miles (that's a 10-minute drive) from the Welcome to Fabulous to Las Vegas sign. The South Point is a great base if you want to be close to the action but not right in the middle of it. And if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas valley, it's near both Interstate 15 and 215.  Because there's been no renovation since the hotel opened in late 2005 and its newest tower debuted in 2008, the standard rooms are a little worn. They also don't come with fridges, but you will find they are spacious at 500 square feet and have other amenities (like Serta mattresses, coffeemakers, safes and 42-inch flat-screen TVs) that make a difference.The South Point isn't as huge as the megaresorts on the Strip, but you'll still have to cover a fair distance (this includes crossing the casino floor) to get from the self-parking garage or the parking lot to the room elevators.
 

Do you have transportation to the strips ?

They do offer a shuttle for an $8.00 daily pass. It runs every hour. It has drop off/pick up points at Treasure Island, Aria, and Excalibar. We used it and it worked out nicely. We got dropped off at Treasure Island and walked to Excalibar. It was a long walk but it gave us a chance to visit a lot of the casinos along the way and not worry about not drinking since no one was driving.
5 years, 2 months ago
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Whittier, CA, USA
 
You can't miss Luxor, the giant glass pyramid at the south end of the Strip. It's home to artifacts from the Titanic and a giant sphinx statue.The vibe:King Tut at the disco, a mid-range themed hotel, family-friendly without being a circus.What we love:It's a freakin' pyramid. From the bat-attracting megawatt light on top to the sphinx out front, we love the Egyptian touches -- especially now that the kitschy décor has been dialed back from what the resort opened with in 1993.Luxor routinely offers some of the more affordable hotel rates on the Strip and the property is packed with things to do (the Titanic and Bodies exhibits are favorites). It won't break your budget, but you won't feel like you're staying in a budget hotel.Luxor has a large pool (and we're not just talking about the massive 125,650-square-foot deck). Their 19,000 square feet of sparkling water is bigger than the postage stamp-sized vanity pools you see at some resorts. Our only sadness is that it's closed seasonally from fall to spring.Insider tips:Enclosed, and more importantly, air-conditioned corridors connect the Luxor to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur so you'll never need to step outdoors in 100-degree weather. There is also a tram between properties.Good to know:The pyramid rooms are cheaper, but older and smaller. The tradeoff is you get to ride an inclinator (a 39-degree angled elevator) to your room. Mark that off the bucket list. Pyramid rooms also open directly onto hallways that overlook the pyramid's atrium. Rooms on higher floors have a great view and also less noise. For newer rooms, try those in the Luxor tower adjacent and connected directly to the pyramid. Keep in mind: All of the rooms are non-smoking. Guests who smoke in any room will have to pay a $300 cleaning fee upon checkout. Save yourself some money and smoke in designated areas like the casino. Want a cup of coffee in the morning? The Luxor, like many Las Vegas hotels, has eliminated coffee pots in their standard rooms. So if you need a java infusion in the a.m. head to one of three Starbucks located in the hotel or any of the restaurants.Luxor has a massive casino (even by Vegas standards) so it's easy to get turned around. Just remember that while this is a pyramid, the bottom is a square (finally high school geometry pays off). If you get lost, head to the edge and follow it around. All the restaurants, theaters and check-in desk are along the perimeter, with a few more (including the Bodies and Titanic attractions) on the second level. At the center beneath the pyramid's apex is the casino.Guests will be charged $10 per day for self-parking and $16 per day for valet parking. Hourly self-parking and valet rates vary, click here for details.
 

What do resort fees pay for and why do so many places have this?

So almost everywhere we go even after paying the nightly rate we now have a Resort Fee per night.
What exactly do the guests get from this fee?
Is it just a sneaky way of getting tips?
Why do Vegas hotels have this when the pool hours are very limited?

paying an extera 20 bucks or more a night for a Resort fee seems not good to me.
I questioned this fee at check in. It is suppose to be for being able to use the spa and other services. I did ask if it was mandatory since I had no plans on using any of their services. I was told it was a mandatory fee. I guess if you really want to fight it, you can ask to speak to a supervisor but we just went ahead and paid it.
5 years, 2 months ago
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Clara29
Whittier, CA, USA
 
You can't miss Luxor, the giant glass pyramid at the south end of the Strip. It's home to artifacts from the Titanic and a giant sphinx statue.The vibe:King Tut at the disco, a mid-range themed hotel, family-friendly without being a circus.What we love:It's a freakin' pyramid. From the bat-attracting megawatt light on top to the sphinx out front, we love the Egyptian touches -- especially now that the kitschy décor has been dialed back from what the resort opened with in 1993.Luxor routinely offers some of the more affordable hotel rates on the Strip and the property is packed with things to do (the Titanic and Bodies exhibits are favorites). It won't break your budget, but you won't feel like you're staying in a budget hotel.Luxor has a large pool (and we're not just talking about the massive 125,650-square-foot deck). Their 19,000 square feet of sparkling water is bigger than the postage stamp-sized vanity pools you see at some resorts. Our only sadness is that it's closed seasonally from fall to spring.Insider tips:Enclosed, and more importantly, air-conditioned corridors connect the Luxor to Mandalay Bay and Excalibur so you'll never need to step outdoors in 100-degree weather. There is also a tram between properties.Good to know:The pyramid rooms are cheaper, but older and smaller. The tradeoff is you get to ride an inclinator (a 39-degree angled elevator) to your room. Mark that off the bucket list. Pyramid rooms also open directly onto hallways that overlook the pyramid's atrium. Rooms on higher floors have a great view and also less noise. For newer rooms, try those in the Luxor tower adjacent and connected directly to the pyramid. Keep in mind: All of the rooms are non-smoking. Guests who smoke in any room will have to pay a $300 cleaning fee upon checkout. Save yourself some money and smoke in designated areas like the casino. Want a cup of coffee in the morning? The Luxor, like many Las Vegas hotels, has eliminated coffee pots in their standard rooms. So if you need a java infusion in the a.m. head to one of three Starbucks located in the hotel or any of the restaurants.Luxor has a massive casino (even by Vegas standards) so it's easy to get turned around. Just remember that while this is a pyramid, the bottom is a square (finally high school geometry pays off). If you get lost, head to the edge and follow it around. All the restaurants, theaters and check-in desk are along the perimeter, with a few more (including the Bodies and Titanic attractions) on the second level. At the center beneath the pyramid's apex is the casino.Guests will be charged $10 per day for self-parking and $16 per day for valet parking. Hourly self-parking and valet rates vary, click here for details.
 

Is private parking available and what is the cost?

They have valet parking which is free. You just tip the driver when you get your car at the end. Best way to go when in Vegas.
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