Sahara Hotel and Casino

Just The Facts, Please.

Hotel Size:
1715 Rooms
Casino Size:
75,000 sq ft.
Destination Spa.
5,000 sq ft pool plus Jacuzzi.
Assorted lower end shops. NASCAR retail shop.
Notable Attractions:
Roller-Coaster and NASCAR ride simulators.


Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas,NV Sahara Hotel And Casino, Las Vegas,NV


Jewels of the Nile, Marshall-Rousso, Market Place, NASCAR Race wear, Sahara Spirits.

Pool and Spa

5,000 sq ft rectangular pool, with one jacuzzi plus Cabanas for rental.

Destination Spa:
The spa features: body wraps; European facials; Swedish massage; hot stone massage; manicures; pedicures; waxing; hair styling and cosmetic makeovers.

Poker Room and Sports Book

Poker Room:
The oldest continuously running card room in Nevada, since 1956. 15 tables. The three daily tournaments dominate play over the cash games.

Race and Sports Book
About 17 seats and 12 TVs roughly split between racing and sports.


Bars and Lounges

Casbar Lounge
A real "Old School" Vegas lounge, some acts are very good, others less so.


Mavens Overview

The Sahara Closed May 16, 2011, with the hope, according to the current owner, of reopening after a complete renovation and repositioning

Older, smaller, less posh and far from the action is how the Sahara compares to the rest of the Strip hotels. It's at the very north end of the strip, only the Stratosphere is further North, and some people don't even consider the Stratosphere as being on the strip. Budget rooms and budget gambling are available 24/7. Like New York New York there is a roller-coaster fronting the hotel. The Sahara has a monorail station.

Internet Buzz

The rooms need to be refurbished, furniture is old and worn, as are the carpets. The location isn't great, the very North end of the Strip. The hotel staff get good reviews for friendliness. Some complaints about rooms being hot, due to air conditioning not working. Some people are particularly galled by the $6 surcharge per day per room, which for budget hotel is a significant increase in daily rate.

Hotel Overview

The rooms get mediocre to poor reviews. Most need to be refurbished.


Platters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, The Marvelettes
A nice performance of the great hits from these three early R&B groups.

Las Vegas Cyber Speedway
Realistic NASCAR simulator ride.

Speed The Ride
Roller-coaster located in the front of the Sahara.

Pit Pass Arcade
Over 120 player stations.


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Caravan Cafe
Coffee shop, open 24hr.

House of Lords
Classic "Old School" Vegas steakhouse, that is less pricey, but also less gourmet than the new Steakhouses on the Strip. More, please.

Racing car themed restaurant. Burgers and sandwiches, featuring a 6 pound burrito for $20. More, please.

Paco's Bar and Grill
Mostly Americanized Mexican cuisine, with some more authentic Mexican dishes.

Sahara Buffet
"Old School" Vegas Buffet, nothing special, but only $8.99 for Dinner.



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