The Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas opened in 1952. The Moroccan-themed Las Vegas hotel offered 1,720 classically styled guestrooms and suites. Originally called Club Bingo, the Sahara was the sixth resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip.
Offering 1,720 classically styled guestrooms and suites. The rooms at The Sahara were spacious comfortable accommodations with a variety of television-viewing options. Room service was available from 6am until midnight, daily. In the heart of the property, was a sparkling 5,000 square foot pool featuring 13 private cabanas, circular fountains, a gazebo-covered spa and a snack bar that offered tropical refreshments.
The Sahara Hotel and Casino Las Vegas hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment over it's years, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli and a slew of comedic talent like George Carlin, Imogene Coca, Bill Cosby, Don Rickles and many others.
The Sahara was one of the five hotels featured in the original "Ocean's Eleven" movie, made in 1960 and was the last place Abbott and Costello appeared together before the comedy duo parted ways for good.
After 59 years of operation the Sahara Hotel & Casino Las Vegas became the last of the "Rat Pack" hotels to close it's doors on May 16, 2011 at 2:00pm PST.
Did you know that ...
The Sahara hosted the very first blackjack tournament in Las Vegas, back in 1978.
The Platters, Beary Hobb's Drifters and Cornell Gunter's Coasters (7:30pm nightly )
Casbar Theatre Lounge
The Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomas
Cyber Speedway - Take a 220mph ride in Nascar Cafe's racing simulators.
Speed The Ride - Named the best attraction in Vegas, this rollercoaster chases Nascar dreams at breakneck speeds.
Pit Pass Arcade - Over 120 player stations available
Single coaster ride $10
Cyber Speedway ride pass (one race) $10
All-day attractions ride pass (cars and coaster) $22.95
Hours of operation: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
House of Lords (est. 1954): Offering the finest beef, chops, and seafood in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Nightly perfection - every night's a feast. Plush seating and waterfalls.
Open at 5pm nightly.
Sahara Buffet : A world of taste. - Carving station, Omelettes, Salad bar, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Asian, Desserts and Beverages.
Weekday Breakfast: Mon. thru Fri. 7:00 am - 10:30 am. Price $9.99
Weekday Lunch: Sun. thru Fri. 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. Price $11.99
Prime Rib Dinner: Seven nights a week. 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Price $12.99
Champagne Bunch: Sat. and Sun. 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Price $13.99
Take $1 off the price of any meal with your Club Sahara card. In addition all Sahara Club Card holders will receive an additional $6.00 off the dinner buffet price.
Caravan Cafe: An oasis of dining. - Continental cusine in a casual atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner or a quick snack. Prime Rib and other specials.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Nascar Cafe: Start your appetites. - All American menu in an exciting racing atmosphere. Incredible memorabilla display. Carzilla Bar with world's largest race car. Large screen televisons everywhere.
Mon - Thur 11 am - 10 pm
Fri 11 am - 11 pm
Sat 11 am - 12 midnight
Sun 11 am - 10 pm
Paco's Bar & Grill: South of the border sensations. - A fiesta of flavors in Mexican cuisine. Contemporary coastal specialties. Frosty margaritas and specialty drinks.
Open daily 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Speed - The Ride: was the roller coaster at the Sahara Hotel that accelerates from 35 mph to 70 mph in just two seconds as it whips through the Sahara's 192-foot-tall marquee. More Vintage Las Vegas Facts.