100 Primm Blvd, Primm, NV
Phone: (702) 386-7867
Average Rate per Night
Explore an Old West of sorts at Whiskey Pete's in Primm, a small community on the Nevada/California border. It sits approximately 40 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip.
Named for a rumored bootlegger, Ernest Jay Primm opened the resort in 1977. Although Whiskey Pete's has grown and changed over the years, guests will still encounter a wonderfully whimsical atmosphere, complete with wall dressings that replicate an early mining town and stained glass depictions of prospectors.
Near the entrance are two fascinating cars on display: Bonnie & Clyde's "Death Car," the vehicle in which the infamous robbers were killed in, and notorious gangster Dutch Schultz's 1931 Lincoln. It costs nothing to check them out.
Hungry travelers can get a bite to eat at McDonald's. IHOP (International House of Pancakes) also has a branch in Whiskey Pete's, and there's more than breakfast foods on the menu. The affordable restaurant also serves up an array of lunch, dinner and snack items -- ranging from salads and sandwiches to burgers and steaks.
The rooms at Whiskey Pete's were recently remodeled and are clean and come with all the basic necessities -- a comfortable pillow-top bed, a 40-inch flat screen, work desk, chair, an iron/ironing board and a hair dryer. The bathroom features newly renovated sink, faucet and a rain shower. Wireless internet access is offered and included in the resort fee. Guests can even take advantage of a sparkling courtyard pool with a kid-friendly water slide.
If you want to try your luck, the 36,400-square-foot casino is stocked with many of the latest slot and video poker machines. Blackjack and several popular table games are also available.
Those who prefer to sit back with a beer or cocktail can head to Pete's Place. Along with pool tables and dart boards, you'll find dancing and live music from the Whiskey Band here on weekends. Plus, well-known comedians and other performers often appear in the resort's showroom.
Whiskey Pete's is just a hop, skip and jump -- translation: a free shuttle ride (or monorail trip on weekends) -- from its sister properties, Primm Valley Resort & Casino and Buffalo Bill's. They house more amenities including a spa, a fitness center, a concert arena and several thrilling rides.
For a value-priced place to grab some ZZZs or to relax and enjoy a meal before hitting the road again, you can't beat Whiskey Pete's.