Downtown Vegas Hotels
It would be disingenuous to say that many visitors seek
out the downtown Vegas hotels when planning their vacations.
They have one great factor in their favor: and that's
the greater value downtown.
If you are just an average person looking to stretch your
tourist dollar, well this is the place to go: the Las
Vegas downtown hotels are collection of bargains that
give you a different take on the city.
Downtown Las Vegas Hotels
Likewise, it would also be disingenuous to say that
these downtown casinos are completely bereft of charm.
In fact, some travelers prefer the unassuming nature of
the downtown Las Vegas hotels - they provide an
alternate to the strip that can be comforting in its own
right. And downtown Vegas hotels are nothing to be scoffed
at - the Golden Nugget, the Plaza, Binions (pictured) -
all of them are quality ventures, but their age certainly
shows. This is the Vegas of the old days, when the city
was populated by gangsters and hoodlums, and nostalgia
for the past is rampant on and around Fremont Street.
You can almost see ghosts in the dark cedars and opaque
marbles in every hotel in downtown Las Vegas.
Without a doubt, The Golden Nugget is definitely the
classiest hotel in downtown Las Vegas, showing up many
of those you'll find anywhere in the city, but nowhere
near the top-tier strip hotels like Mandalay
Bay. But there is nothing specific, other than the
incurable strip ambiance, which the Golden Nugget and
the neighboring Las Vegas downtown hotels cannot provide.
Sure the shows are not quite the same, nor will you find
clubs like Rain or Tryst,
seeing as how most every hotel in downtown Las Vegas is
geared towards middle-aged gamblers and budget travelers
- but there's little else lacking here.
Las Vegas Hotels Downtown
The Fremont Hotel is famous for its access to the adjacent Fremont
Street Experience, Binions is the birthplace of the
World Series of Poker, Main Street Station has the best
bar and buffet in the area, and the Plaza Hotel, Four
Queens and Fitzgerald's are wonderfully average casino hotels that will
always be ready to serve.
And even though the scene here is a bit different and
slower paced than activity on the Las
Vegas strip, it is still a worthwhile adventure to
take in the downtown Vegas hotels. If nothing else than
to prove that if the strip one day disappeared, the Las
Vegas downtown hotels would ensure that Sin City remained
one of the top tourist destinations in the country.