When it comes to Las Vegas, nothing is done on a small scale. There is a replica of the Seattle Space Needle and even the Eiffel Tower along the Strip, so it’s no wonder South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has an entire equestrian center built right inside. South Point is anything and everything horse related. Guests can even pull up their trailer, unload their horses and immediately check into their hotel room.
South Point Hotel is the prime location for any horse related event in Las Vegas. Whether that be horses working with cattle or even an Arabian Breeder’s Cup Tour, South Point hosts them all. Many of the equestrian events are open and often free to the public. The equestrian center is conveniently located near the casino. You can’t miss the hallway connecting the equestrian center, as a life sized bronze statue of poker player, mobster, casino owner and cowboy Benny Binion and his horse stands right at the entrance.
After a day of watching equestrian events, South Point offers the perfect places to suffice your appetite. Trying lunch at the Big Sur Oyster Bar might just keep you full well past dinner. My waitress recommended the Maryland jumbo crab cocktail ($16) as a popular menu item, while Las Vegas locals swear by the lobster grilled cheese on sourdough ($24). Be hesitant to order more than one restaurant favorite, every meal is perfect for any seafood lover, and perfectly filling.
If a hearty dinner is your preferred choice, the Silverado Steak House is a place to immerse yourself into South Point’s equestrian culture. Surrounded by cowboys and the sweet smell of leather, Silverado Steak House creates a cowboy-sized meal of flat iron prime rib with café de Paris butter served on a sizzling plate alongside asparagus, salad and a baked potato. Top it off with the chocolate molten cake and some vanilla ice cream and you’ll be ready to call it a night and put your feet up in one of South Point’s hotel rooms.
Located on the south end of the Las Vegas Boulevard, the king suite #2481 has a dazzling city view. While not as expensive as Aria Resort, South Point rooms have LED screens, high-speed internet, separate bathroom and shower areas, a large closet with safe, and coffee maker. The room rented for $79 during the weekend and $49 during the week day. Make sure to check the hotel website for details.
If the rooms aren’t enough comfort for you, South Point Casino also has 11 restaurants, a movie theater, bowling alley, weekly entertainment, a swimming pool, fitness center, exhibition halls and the Spa Costa del Sur.
After all of the equestrian events, casino time, fun and entertainment, the Spa Costa del Sur offers one of the best spa experiences on the strip. With 40,000 square feet of treatment rooms, a eucalyptus steam room and Jacuzzi, Costa del Sur offers a variety of ways to de stress. Arriving 30 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment is key if you want to experience all of what Spa Costa del Sur has to offer. The 80 minute Goddess of the Sun Ritual body treatment is perfect for an equestrian or hotel guest. This treatment starts off with a full body exfoliation and sugar scrub followed by a hydrating body wrap, cool stone facial and Moroccan oil scalp massage. Combining this treatment with a hot stone or deep tissue massage will truly “allow your body to exhale” as 8-year veteran massage therapist Denise would say.
Whether South Point Hotel is your destination for an equestrian competition, satisfying dinner or a week of entertainment, this hotel has a variety of options for anyone. Sign up for the South Point Club Card to earn dining & activity discounts. Make reservations directly on the hotel website or through Priceline and Hotels.com.
Review and photos by Equine Writer Nancy D. Brown. Top photo courtesy South Point Hotel. I was a guest of South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa during my stay in Las Vegas. You’ll be surprised to learn that I didn’t lose one nickel in Vegas, or bet on any ponies!