This place is BIG. You'll have to take all your preconceived notions about what "big" entails and throw them out the window (if the South Point had windows that open, which they do not).
This should give you an idea of how big this place is: For many years, back in the days when the Jerry Lewis Telethon actually had Jerry Lewis, this was the place that hosted it.
You'd think that a live television event that was so iconic, it could overwhelm any property. Not here. You actually had to go looking for it in one of their massive meeting rooms. Other than some little directional signs, the satellite trucks parked at the side of the hotel and a few more wheelchairs than usual, you'd have no idea that the center of the show business universe was being held there.
The property itself is also massive -- in addition to the meeting rooms, they have a bowling alley, movie theaters, and a huge horse riding stadium.(aka equestrian center), with stables nearby.
When you check in, the counter is fairly close to the valet. DO take advantage of this as you check in. If you decide to self-park for example, you will have to walk a MILE from the garage to your room. Maybe, if you don't have luggage it only seems like a mile; if you have luggage it seems longer.
This hotel has no pretensions of being "hip" and that's kind of welcome. With the bowling alley, etc., and their dining choices, they're after mainstream America, and make no apologies for it. This is the Bellagio for the Branson crowd.
They do have an excellent gym -- but they tack on a $14 a day "resort fee" because of that, whether you use it or not. (BOOOO!) Bad, bad South Point-- you lost a star because of that. Maybe I should make it TWO.
This whole "resort fee" thing is a deliberate way to manipulate the internet search engines, so they can quote a lower price for the room, then jack it up once you get there. Is it dishonest? Yes. Is it illegal? Maybe, but don't expect the Nevada Attorney General to take action anytime soon.
The rooms are clean and quiet -- for some reason, I always get a room overlooking the pool, so I can't comment on what the rooms on the other side are like.
If you've done enough driving on your way to Vegas, keep in mind that this property is not within reasonable walking distance of any of the "strip" casinos. They do have a free shuttle that takes you to Mandalay Bay and back, and from there you can take the tram to the center of the action (MGM Grand, New York, New York, Luxor and Excalibur). PLEASE NOTE that if you have, say, a party of four and they only have three seats on the bus, they ain't adding an extra bus for your convenience. Yes, that means you may have to spring for a taxi to keep your group together.
Restaurants/buffets are decent -- you get a "fun Book" when you check in, so there's usually a buy one, get one coupon for the buffet which makes it a good deal. There's an above average Mexican restaurant on the second floor, and adjacent to that is a bar that specializes in 100 or so different kinds of tequila. Don't worry about over indulging -- by the time you walk back to your room, you'll be sober again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Our distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 42-inch plasma televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout. Some of our many amenities include a world class spa and fitness center, a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, a 64-lane bowling center and a handful of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. Our casino features a large selection of table games and the latest slot and video poker machines. A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends. Stop by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa today, we are sure you will want to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Point Las Vegas
- South Point Hotel Las Vegas
- South Point Casino
- South Point Hotel Casino
- South Coast Casino