Updated February 2021
The Sahara Las Vegas has some quirky restaurants, 1,616 hotel rooms, and a convenient Las Vegas Monorail stop right across the street.
It also has some of the last remaining free parking on the Las Vegas Strip.
Whether you’re using the valet, or self-parking in one of the resort’s two parking garages, parking is free here, as the Sahara Las Vegas was one of the last holdouts to not charge guests a parking fee – even before the Covid shutdown.
This complimentary parking is for guests staying at the Sahara Las Vegas, as well as for people just visiting the casino or restaurants.
Sahara Las Vegas Parking Cost
Unlike most of the numerous MGM Resorts International casinos (i.e. Luxor, Excalibur, Aria, Mirage, etc.), and the Caesars Entertainment properties, (Flamingo, Paris, etc.) that dominate the Strip, independently-owned Sahara Las Vegas does not charge you a fee before you even sit down at a slot machine.
Being located on the far north end of the Las Vegas Strip, it’s thought that the Sahara has to offer free parking as extra enticement to get visitors and locals alike to go a little out of the way to visit.
Similarly, the other two major north-Strip casinos: Circus Circus and the Stratosphere offer complimentary parking as well.
This free self-parking is available in both of the hotel’s garages. Both seven-stories tall, the Las Vegas Boulevard garage is the one closer to the Strip.
The back garage, called the Paradise Garage, is accessible off of Paradise Road on the east side of the hotel. You’ll want to use the “back entrance” off of Paradise Road if you’re staying in the World Tower rooms, as this garage results in less of a walk.
(The black “P” is the main parking garage entrance off of the Strip. The blue “P” is the Paradise Road self-parking garage entrance. The red stars represent the two valet parking areas.)
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Valet Parking Fee
As with self-parking, valet parking at the Sahara Las Vegas is complimentary.
The valet port-cochere area is covered, and is very easily accessible from just off the Las Vegas Strip.
There is also a valet parking area via the back entrance off of Paradise Road.
Sahara Las Vegas Parking & Valet Parking Directions
When driving on the Strip (it doesn’t matter if you’re going north, or south), you’ll be able to turn into the resort on SLS Way.
Once on this entryway, stay on your right as it’s a straight shot into the free self-park parking garage.
Should you wish to valet park, you’ll stay on the entryway as it curves left.
The other parking garage and the valet areas are on the east side of the property. You get to those from Paradise Road.
* There are separate spaces (both inside the garage and up in the top level uncovered outdoor spaces) for motorcycles.
* The parking garage maximum height for vehicles is six feet, 8 inches.
* And although it may change in the future, there currently aren’t any electric car charging stations.
* If you’re staying at another casino on the Strip, (and you are as cheap as I am), it’s possible for you avoid a parking fee by parking at the Sahara Las Vegas, then taking the nearby Las Vegas Monorail to your hotel.
* The monorail is not free, however its $10 ticket price ($5 each way), would represent a pretty good savings over you what you pay for multiple day parking at hotels with Las Vegas Monorail Stops, such as Bally’s, the Flamingo, or MGM Grand. I guess this is also assuming you’re not carrying a lot of luggage.
* Opened in 1952 as the Sahara, the resort closed in 2011 and was completely remodeled and rebranded. The SLS opened in 2014, and the resort was re-branded back to the Sahara Las Vegas in August of 2019.
* The Meruelo Group purchased what was then called the SLS Las Vegas in the spring of 2018. The company also owns the Grand Sierra Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada.
* In December of 2016, the SLS’s LUX Tower was rebranded as a W Hotel. However in July of 2018, the W Hotel brand is no longer a part of the Sahara Las Vegas.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel & Casino)