The Best downtown Las Vegas hotels Near Fremont Street Experience
The best downtown Las Vegas hotels, located on Fremont Street, have a special vibe - very different from that of the Strip. This is what old, or "vintage" Vegas looks and sounds like! Even if you go to Vegas all the time, you should experience downtown at least once.
Below you will find our reviews of the best hotels located very close to the world-famous Fremont Street Experience Las Vegas, where fun never stops. Just keep in mind that if you want at least some quiet during your stay - you should book rooms facing away from Fremont Street.
Golden Nugget Hotel And Casino
Address: 129 East Fremont St
Review: Golden Nugget is an incredibly fun hotel, with top-notch "old Vegas" entertainment, casino, shopping, restaurants and everything you may need. Cozy, tastefully decorated rooms, make it one of the most popular downtown Las Vegas hotels.
Entertainment at Golden Nugget includes a permanent show by a stand-up comedian/impersonator Gordie Brown, and they often host live folk music concerts.
The main attraction of the hotel is the largest golden nugget in the world - The Hand Of Faith, displayed proudly in the lobby. The hotel purchased this golden nugget for a million dollars from Kevin Hillier, who found it by accident (don't we all wish we had more of those?) with a metal detector in his own home.
And just in case you have been wondering what it's like to swim with sharks, Golden Nugget makes it possible to find out. They have a huge water tank with sharks and other sea creatures and you can swim around the tank in a pool, or even ride through it in a water slide!
Four Queens Hotel and Casino
Review: If staying close to Fremont Street is important for you, and you want to make use of all the free entertainment, then Four Queens is your best bet - it's one of the cheapest downtown Las Vegas hotels. Just keep in mind that it can be pretty noisy here - considering the hotel is located right inside Fremont Street Experience.
Four Queens has it's own magic show by Mike Hammer, as well as a few occasional concerts. However, you won't get bored considering the location.
They have 2 affordable restaurants on site - a romantic Hugo's Cellar looking like a wine cellar, and Magnolia's Veranda offering casual dining.
By the way, the casino at Four Queens is also quite affordable, too, with $5 low minimum tables.
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Address: 1 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
Review: Golden Gate is a hotel of modest proportions, that has been around since 1906 and is dubbed "The Most Historic" of all downtown Las Vegas hotels. Imagine, it was standing there, at 1 Fremont street, and watched Fremont Street Experience being built near it! So if you want a taste of "old Vegas" - you will find it at Golden Gate.
However don't think that Golden Gate looks exactly the way it did over 100 years ago - it underwent many renovations since then. The hotel is particularly appreciated for it's rich history, best shrimp cocktail in town, and it's low price, although they do charge $2 for coffee - but you are free to bring your own snacks.
As for entertainment- there is plenty of free fun right on the Fremont Street Experience, plus inside the hotel they have special numbers by "Dancing Dealers" - who for some reason are just girls, although I would prefer a few guys to mix it up!
Fremont Hotel and Casino
Address: 200 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
Review: Medium-sized, with only 452 rooms, Fremont Hotel stands proudly on the corner of Fremont Street Experience. The hotel is very modestly priced, and doesn't really offer any entertainment of it's own - but it's so close to all the fun and entertainment in other downtown Las Vegas hotels that you won't get bored.
Rooms in the hotel are quite small but modern and nice.
On the other hand, Fremont Hotel caters to gourmet public with it's several themed restaurants - Paradise Buffet, Second Street Grill serving steak, seafood and poultry, and Tony Roma's whose specialty is ribs.
California Hotel and Casino
Address: 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Review: Located in downtown Las Vegas, inexpensive yet classy California Hotel and Casino keeps you in the middle of the action. The hotel is a short walk from the Fremont Street, famous for its dining and shopping options, and you can get to the Strip in 10 minutes by car. For those who decide to enjoy a meal inside the hotel, five restaurants and three bars are offering plenty of delicious dishes and exotic cocktails.
The guest rooms are rather practical than impressive, featuring calm and cozy dÃ©cor with basic amenities. Guests can visit an outdoor pool and, like in most downtown Las Vegas hotels, a comfortable and lively casino with a satellite-fed Sports Book, table games and hundreds of ringing slot machines. It is always hard to leave the California Hotel, but the city lights are calling, and guests usually spend more time outside, exploring the nearby entertainment sites.
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
600 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
$16 - $98
Review: Built in 1941, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the oldest hotel in Las Vegas. Don't worry, it's been updated a few times since then! So if you want to feel at least a little bit what Las Vegas was like in the past, opt for El Cortez Hotel!
The hotel is located very close to the Fremont Street Experience and features one of the largest casinos in downtown. Smoking is allowed at the hotel, and the passage through the casino to enter your room is smoky as well, so it's not a place for children.
Most adults are however quite happy with the hotel and the casino - considering the bargain price and what you get for it. Rooms are clean, and the hotel offers a room service, staff is friendly. There is no pool at El Cortez Hotel.
For dining, the hotel has several options: The Flame Steakhouse, Cafe Cortez (offering Chinese menu), Dreyer's Ice Cream Shop, Seattle's Best Coffee and Subway.
Main Street Station Hotel & Casino
200 North Main Street, Between Fremont Street and I-95, Las Vegas, NV 89101
$27 - $101
Review: The Main Street Station Hotel & Casino boasts Victorian-style architecture and furnishings and a very pleasant atmosphere. The hotel is located close to the Fremont street experience.
There is a beautiful Victorian themed casino and a swimming pool at this hotel. To go with their Victorian style, the Main Street Station Hotel also features a lot of antiques that you can view around the hotel. Some antiques of note are a portion of the Berlin Wall, bronze statues, chandeliers.
The hotel works with the Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall to arrange shuttle services to the Strip, however the seating is limited, and renting a car is recommended if you plan to move around.
There are 2 great dining options at the Main Street Station: the highly praised Garden Court Buffet (on the picture) serving an array of food including Mexican, Southeastern, Asian. There is also Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewry serving award winning beer, steaks & ribs, and sushi.
The D Hotel
301 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
$29 - $128 *
Review: The D Hotel, formerly called Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel, has been undergoing changes and complete facelift. With its vibrant atmosphere and prime location, this is definitely a hotel for younger folks and not for children!
The D Hotel is located directly near the Fremont Street Experience, so it can get loud and entertaining. Besides, the hotel offers its own entertainment including show girls, comedy shows and even Elvis impersonations.
There is a large casino on site, a swimming pool and a spa tub.
While it still was Fitzgeralds Hotel, it served free breakfast that was not amazing, but it was free! We hope the D Hotel will continue this tradition. For dining, there are 2 restaurants on site: the Courtyard Grill and the Don Bâ€™s Steakhouse.
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