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Boulder Station
Hotel Information        
Rooms: 300 Room Pics: Yes Toll Free: 800-683-7777
Location: Boulder Hwy & Desert Inn Rd. Property Map: Yes Local: 702-432-7777
Date Opened: 1995        
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Size: 89,443 Sq.Ft. Tables: 42
Machines: 2,377 Sports Book: Yes - 300 Seats-19 Windows
Video Poker and Slot Club Info Poker Room: Yes - 10 Tables

Restaurants
Total: 12
Fine
The Broiler - Steak and SeafoodOnline Menu - Yes
 
Casual
Coco's - Coffee Shop (24 Hours) Online Menu - No
Feast Buffet - Buffet Online Information
Guadalajara - Mexican Online Menu - Yes
Pasta Palace - Italian Online Menu - Yes
 
Fast
Burger King - HamburgersOnline Menu - No
Dairy Queen - Ice CreamOnline Menu - No
Metro Pizza - PizzaOnline Menu - No
Starbucks - CoffeeOnline Menu - No
Subway - SandwichesOnline Menu - No
Viva Salsa - MexicanOnline Menu - No
Winchell's - Donuts and CoffeeOnline Menu - No
 
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Amenities
11 Screen Regal Movie Theater
385 Seat Bingo Hall
Havana Lounge - Cigar Bar
Kixx Bar- Karaoke
Railhead - Headline Entertainment
13,000 Sq.Ft. of Convention Space
Kids Quest Child Care
Pool: 1 Pool
Smoke and Gift Shop

Review & Ratings
 
Review Date: July 2011

After spending 2 nights at Mandalay Bay, it was time for a very different experience with 1 night at Boulder Station. Just about everything is the opposite... Huge Lobby to barely a front desk. Thousands of rooms to 300 rooms. Completely tourist to completely local. Valet and check-in where quick and painless and I was off to the room in minutes or so I thought. There isn't any elevator security at Boulder Station but they do require a key to select a floor. The only problem is that it took 8 or 10 tries each time before it worked! There should be a dude taking bets on how many times it would take to get up to your room!

The rooms at BS have all been remodeled in the past 6 months and they are a giant upgrade from the old ones which were Motel 6 quality at best. Everything is still new and clean top to bottom with reds and browns as the main colors. In addition to the bed, there are 2 chairs, small table, the ever-popular dresser/desk/TV stand combo and 2 nightstands. A new flat-screen TV replaced the 19" Tube in the old room. The bed was very comfortable which gave the best nights sleep of the trip. The bathroom has also been redone with stone tile in the bath/shower and marble vanity. Like the TI room, it is only a single sink which is odd to me if your doing a remodel. That's one amenity people seem to look for in a room and to not do it when you gutted it seems like a waste. All in all though, it was an excellent room for the $25 I paid for it.

Outside the room, Boulder Station is the typical local casino. It has the standard collection of Station Casinos restaurants plus movie theater and small food court. The pool is just a slab with water but is yours for the taking. I never saw more than 1 person there the whole time. One thing I thought was funny after getting pampered in a cabana at Mandalay; there was a sign next to a phone that read something to the effect of "Call xxx for waitress service." Like I said, a very different experience!

As for dining at Boulder Station, I had the $14.95 Prime Rib special at The Broiler Steakhouse which was worth the price. The room is pretty nice, the service was excellent and the salad bar may have been one of the best I ever had. All of which more than compensated for what turned out to be just an OK slice of Prime Rib.

I often stay at South Point which is a locals casino but with a bunch of Californians thrown in. Staying out on Boulder Strip really gives you the flavor of Las Vegas without a tourist in sight! It's an older casino in an less-affluent neighborhood. Tthe little bit of 21 I played was with a colorful cast of characters to say the least. At the end of the day, if you have a reason to be out in that part of town, Boulder Station is a perfectly acceptable option but for most people there are so many better choices around town.

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