Downtown Las Vegas Hotels:    

Las Vegas offers two very unique areas to enjoy yourself. The Strip is ...well...The Strip ...Volcano's, Towers, Gondola's, Pirates and Pyramids but the other side of Vegas is Downtown. There is still plenty to do with a lot of choices for great food, clubs, attractions, and gambling. The real difference is that when you are Down Town, you really don't need a car. There are 14 casino's located within a few blocks of each other. Freemont Street is now a pedestrian only walk way where you can take in "The Fremont Street Experience" which is a 3D light show that is shown on the canopy that now covers Fremont Street. The vendors, shops and street performers really make for a carnival like atmosphere. There are still the girls giving out beads and fun books in  front of the casino's and the Girls of Glitter Gulch which is really part of the past, present and future of Fremont Street. 

We suggest you stop in at all 14 casino's that are down town, but here are our favorites: 

The Golden Gate Hotel is the oldest hotel in Las Vegas. If you want Shrimp Cocktails, this is where it started with over 25 Million served over the years. You'll find that whole property has a very warm feel with dark wood and old fashion style bar. While the gaming area was limited, the staff and dealers were extremely friendly. We have been getting incredible rates at both Orbitz and Travelworm. Many of our readers have reported staying the entire weekend (Friday - Monday) for under $100.

The Golden Nugget is clearly the class of downtown Las Vegas. The food is world class, the pool has become the center piece of the hotel with a glass slide through the Shark tank into the pool. The nightclub overlooks the Freemont Street Experience making the people watching nothing short of spectacular.

The Plaza is at the Top of Fremont Street ... you can't miss it. Huge gaming area with a good selection of table games and over 1200 slot machines with all the latest video machines, Wheel of  Fortune, Adams Family, I Dream Of Jeannie, Etc. One of the best slot clubs in the city with a free slot tournament every day. 

Main Street Station is another property owned by Boyd Gaming offering a great Micro Brewery, 20x odds on craps and a great gaming environment. 

Las Vegas Club has some of the most liberal rules on 21 that you can find. Double down after 2,3 or 4 cards, unlimited splits on aces and pairs and any 6 cards totaling under 21 automatically wins.

Binion's Horseshoe is one of the legends of Las Vegas. Home of the World Series of Poker, if you are a serious poker player, this is a place you have to see. The table action is some of the hottest in Vegas in a casino that boasts that "they will cover any bet". If you enjoy great Chinese food, Gee Joons is one of the best in town.  Recently purchased by Harrah's, the Horseshoe is still the place for some of the best poker action in Las Vegas.

The El Cortez - Located at the end of the Fremont Street experience, The El Cortez is one of the older properties in Las Vegas. The 9.99 Steak and Lobster special is one of our favorites and it is a great place to find low limit games with .25 roulette, $1 craps and $2 blackjack. There are plenty of low limit slots with all the latest games. 

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Downtown Las Vegas Hotels - 

Hotel Name Address Toll Free Phone Number 1=Sports Book
2=Horse Racing
Web Site
Binion's Horseshoe  128 Fremont Street (800)622-6468 (702) 382-1600 1,2,3
California Hotel and Casino 12 Ogden Ave (800)634-6255 (702) 385-1222 1
El Cortez Hotel and Casino 600 E. Fremont St. (800)634-6703 (702) 385-5200
Fitzgerald's Casino and Hotel  301 Fremont Street (800)274-5825 (702) 388-2400 1
Four Queens Hotel and Casino  202 Fremont St. (800)634-6045 (702) 385-4011 1
Fremont Hotel and Casino  200 Fremont Street (800)634-6460 (702) 385-3232 1.2
Gold Spike Hotel and Casino 400 E. Ogden Ave (800)634-6703 (702) 384-8444    
Golden Gate Hotel and Casino  1 Fremont Street (800)426-1906 (702) 385-1906
Golden Nugget 129 Fremont Street (800)634-3454 (702) 386-7111 1,2
Lady Luck Casino Hotel  206 N. 3rd St. (800)523-9582 (702) 477-3000
Las Vegas Club Hotel and Casino 18 Fremont Street (877)621-7666 (702) 385-1664 1,2
Main Street Station Casino, Brewery and Hotel  200 N. Main St. (800)465-0711 (702) 387-1896
Nevada Hotel  235 S. Main St. (800)637-5777 (702) 385-7311    
Plaza Hotel & Casino  1 Main St. (800)634-6575 (702) 386-2110 1,2

LInks to Downtown Hotels

Fitzgeralds Casino Las Vegas

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

Main Street Station Hotel, Casino and Brewery

Fremont Hotel & Casino

Vegas Club Hotel & Casino

Gold Spike Hotel and Casino

Streamline Luxury Suites

Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Plaza Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas

California Hotel and Casino