At first glance, visitors might think this is a typical Las Vegas casino and hotel. Upon further inspection, the Silverton Casino Hotel reveals some of its secrets proving otherwise.
Its location is one of the best secrets as it’s just a few minutes’ drive from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. It’s a breeze getting here by taxi or rental car, making it a popular choice.
Take your pick of resort rooms or a suite
The exploring starts in the guest rooms with a laid back “modern lodge” decorating theme. Whether you choose a resort room, luxury king or luxury suite, comfort surrounds you. Black out curtains darken the room for a good night’s rest as you doze under plush linens and duvets.
Luxury king and luxury suites come with bath robes for your trips to the pool and hot tub. A CD player, clock radio, cable/satellite TV with premium channels, and 24-hour room service are some of the amenities to insure a pleasant stay.
The bath/shower combo has plenty of hot water and good water pressure, plus Bath & Body Works toiletries. There is an ongoing room remodeling project where all 300 guest rooms will be spiffed up soon, showing a commitment to excellence and comfort.
With only four levels in this hotel, you won’t wait long to use elevators coming and going to your room. The pool is conveniently located by the elevators so you don’t have to parade through the casino on the way to soak up the desert sun and splash in the pool.
Several cabanas are arranged around the pool and can be reserved for a fee. A pool-side refreshment stand is ready and waiting to make your watery visit a special time. While it’s not a huge pool, it provides ample space for an intimate experience, unlike some of the mega resorts and their pools seeming more like an amusement park then a pool.
Games of chance
If gambling is what you came for, Silverton has most, if not all the gaming mega casinos have. They have the Silverton Rewards Club, and new members receive a welcome package gifting them up to $200 on their first visit.
Check out the Silverton Casino website for details and special weekly or seasonal deals. Entertainment options abound with marquee acts like Little River Band in May of 2016, and several more throughout the year in the “Veil Pavilion.”
Nightly entertainment is offered too, and features DJs in the bars, or fantasize over shining mermaids swimming in the huge aquarium, Thursday through Sunday. Check at the front desk for show times. The aquarium is also available 24 hours a day to sit in comfy chairs and watch the fish swim by in one of the biggest aquariums in Las Vegas.
Silverton Casino Hotel offers a free shuttle to the Forum Shops at Caesars several times per day. Bass Pro Shops is connected to the property and is worth a look even if you don’t fish. There is way more to this mega store than meets the eye for shoppers.
Good dining choices
Dining choices abound and cater to most every palate. For Chinese cuisine, WuHu Noodles is as good as any on the main part of the Las Vegas Strip, and reasonably priced. Try the duck, it’s one of the best menu items and is featured on several dishes.
Season Buffett is a great bargain at only 14.95 USD for dinner. Susan, the hostess, explained to me that some of the staff have been there so long the chef has featured some of their family recipes on the buffet. Ask at the hostess station about these special items so you don’t miss out. With a salad bar, Italian, Mexican, carving station and more, you won’t leave hungry. The dessert station features excellent cakes; try the coconut, pies, and ice cream served by friendly staff.
The highlight of dining at Silverton Casino Hotel has got to be Twin Creeks Steakhouse. This highly rated Las Vegas hot spot is considerably less expensive than its neighbors in the middle of the Strip. If you are a vegetarian, try some of over a dozen side dishes for a full meal deal you arrange. Come see why locals and visitors in-the-know consider this one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas.
Excellent off-strip choice
The Silverton Casino Hotel is a great choice for off-strip visitors. If you want to stay in Las Vegas, but not in the thick of the energetic Las Vegas Strip, this is a great option. The only slight negative might be the noise factor in the guest rooms if you want to sleep in. While not bad, it was a bit more noticeable when guests or staff were talking in the hallways. The good points far outweigh the bad and I believe most visitors will find this to be one of their favorite places to stay in Las Vegas.