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Sunset Station is Great
Our room was nicely appointed, and the houskeeping staff friendly and accomodating. The casino was good for us, and the dealers on the table games were great. Lots to like about this place, the location off strip, the movies, bowling, restaurants were wonderful and the poker room was jamming.
Sunset Station -- good for the money
Sunset Station was better than I expected. For the price, I was afraid it would be dirty and old. Not at all. The petite suite was very clean. There were burn holes on the rug (non-smoking room), but the room air smelled fine.
The casino is perfect, with low minimums at the tables and many slots.
Kid friendly with an arcade (small version of Chuck E. Cheese) and a bowling alley.
Many places to eat. We went to the seafood restaurant and it was just o.k. -- over cooked the seafood, undercooked the steak.
All in all, for the price, can't beat it.
Agree with others, it is not close to the strip. But, there is enough to do there, no need for the strip.
San Antonio is a fantastic place to visit.
This is one place I would recommend to everyone. A lot of History, fun places to visit,
The Alamo, The Riverwalk, Ripleys believe it or not, Wax world, Aquariums, Museums, Art Galleries, Sunset Station, Botanical Gardens,
Good nightlife, and the list just goes on and on..
Welcome relief from the strip!!
Loved sunset station!!! not crowded with idiots from other countries! Rooms were clean and excellent value! You will be pleasantly suprised!! Just regular folks!! Restaurant was great! No long line! We stayed at the Flamingo and hated it, checked out and went to Sunset Station. Nice pool, and NOT crowded. For the money, you won't be disappointed, unless you like the hot, crowded strip. If you are traveling with kids, The kid Quest at Sunset Station is great.
Troublesome Sunset Stay
My husband and i stayed in Sunset station hotel for 2 nights 5-7/1/06 . According to Trip reservations this was a hotel just a few minutes from the strip. Beleive me, this hotel is at least an hour and a half from the strip. We stayed for 4 nights in Stratosphere hotel and then for the next two, as there was no availability in the first hotel, we ended up with sunset station because we beleived what we saw written on the tripres page.
Anyway, the hotel itself is pretty nice, with great big rooms, BUT it is just too far! We had to change 2 buses to go to the strip and back to the hotel again if we did not want to spend a fortune in taxis, that is of course if you are lucky to find one ! We had to wait for an hour before a taxi finally appeared on our last day there, when we wanted to go to the airport. Not fun at all, trust me !
There is spposed to be a shuttle bus from the hotel to the strip every now and then, but this turned out to be useless, as it only goes to the strip twice a day , once at 10.30, and the second time at 18.30. We did try to get on the 18.30 bus once. We were there 18.25 but the bus had left 10 minutes ago, according to other shuttle drivers ! When we mentioned that to the reception, they just said that there was nothing they could do and also, they were rude enough to mention that the this hotel is mostly prefered by people who just want to stay in sunset hotels.
The breakfast buffet , if i have to be honest is superb! Lots of variety in deed. You pay around 12 dollars if i am not mistaken , except for the weekend when they charge you double price for something they call breaklunch I think. For the excuse you can eat either breakfast or lunch, they offer exactly the same staff as they do all weekdays long, even if you go at 09.00. What kind of lunch is that at 09.00? Try then to have breakfast somewhere else! There is nothing there in the middle of nowhere and they know it !!!
We will be visiting Vegas again, and if the hotel had been on the strip we could have stayed there , but the hotel is so far that it explains why there were just sooooo few people around the casino! Perhaps the only empty casino in Nevada!
Great Value - off the strip
We have stayed at Sunset Station from 2001-2004 and are going back in July 2006. Great value off the strip,(get a rental car). It has everything we need, good casino, nice restaurants and a pool that is never crowded. Rooms were nice and clean and service was excellent. we don't like the hustle and bustle of the strip and will always stay here. Check in was easy and house-cleaning was prompt everyday and filled all our needs. The only negative is the $4.95 per day charge for phone and incidentals.
Friendly people, tight machines
Our first visit to Sunset Station was May 19, 2005. Front desk people, valet, bell, room service were all very friendly and helpful. Cocktail waitresses were either non-existent or just flat out rude. The gaming was terrible. No one was winning and everyone seemed to be complaining about how tight the machines were. They claim to have the loosest slots in Vegas......but that doesn't appear to be the case. We do MUCH better in Reno. The rooms were very nice, clean and quiet. The petite suite we had was very big and housekeeping was excellent. The food was average in the Cafe and the Buffet, but Guadlajara was VERY good. Pool was nice but not much shade to be found and it was extremely hot. We even tried the new bowling center which was fun. We enjoyed our stay but won't return because the gaming isn't good.
On arrival the hotel looks impressive and is surrounded by shops and a mall (very useful!).
The check in staff on reception were excellent and delivered that wonderful american hospitality with ease (especially Fran).
The Casino is really beautiful with a mediterranean theme and "faux" blue sky ceiling with clouds (very pretty). My husband played the slots frequently, but only had a big win in the Poker Tournament. There is also a massive bowling alley and cinema in the hotel (we didn't have time to visit them however!)
The rooms are really lovely and luxurious. Maid service daily. If you could transport this hotel to europe it would get a 5* rating without a doubt.
At the poolside you can order food and relax in lovely surroundings. The pool has a little "lazy river" which is fun. The water is icy cool great for the hot desert sun.
In comparison to the strip, i had no desire to stay there rather than the Sunset Station as the people at Sunset really look after the guests, and everything you need is there.
I would definitely return there as it was a truly fantasic hotel.
Enjoyed our stay
I found the Sunset Station to be a very nice place to stay. I enjoyed being out of the "hustle and bustle" of the strip area. The stay turned out well, but we didn't get the room we initially requested which had 2 double beds instead of 1 king. I did book approx. 2 months in advance.
The gentleman at the desk indicated that he could get a roll away bed put up in the room or he'd get us the original room we requested the next two nights. In the end the 1 king bed room was all we needed after an unrelated change of events.
The staff seemed eager to help and were polite. I appreciated seeing security checking for room cards upon entry re-affirming to me that not everyone was allowed into the hotel section of the building.
Our room was nice and clean. The only downside was the noisy bathrooms from other people's rooms above. The toilets were noisy, but I never heard any talking or anything else from the rooms next to us and I knew they were occupied.
I would recommend friends and family stay here and I'd stay there again!
Fun stay, away from the strip...
Our last night, Oct 20, '05 in Nevada was brillaint as we stayed at this 'local oriented' hotel, close to the airport.
Checkin was fine (not many staff working) and the parking was immense and safe. The local shops and shopping centre were within walking distance of the hotel and we found the casino, restaurants and entertainment at your finger tips.
We originally booked a deluxe nonsmoking king size room. My partner proceeded alone to room 1128 with our luggage much to his surprise. He found himself in a small condo with a large bar, flat screen tv, cd player, jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower, 2 washrooms, individual sinks, separate bedroom, lounge and dining area for our morning breakfast.
Overall, we had a blast! We enjoyed all the amenities on the casino level, we laughed and had a great time.
It is on the outskirts of Vegas. We wouldn't stay here for more than a night, because we prefer to be on the strip, but it is an excellent choice for the start or end of your journey. For us it was the end of our vacation and it was the icing on the cake, in that 'we will be backkkkkkkkkkk' !
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