Monday, March 23, 2015

Staying Downtown in Las Vegas

The Downtown area of Las Vegas is also called Glitter Gulch.  Centered around Fremont Street, this was the first section to build hotels.  The Fremont Street Experience has revitalized the whole area again.  This experience includes a laser light show and a Neon museum which houses signs of hotels and casinos from days past.

    First opening in 1946, the Golden Nugget was the first hotel designed for casino gambling.  So named because of the 61 pound Hand of Faith gold nugget that is on display.  They have a delicious buffet and a top rated health club for their guests.

    The Four Queens which opened in 1966 was named for the owner's four daughters.  It only had 120 rooms at its opening, but it has evolved into a major downtown hotel.  To get a feel of Old Las Vegas, take a trip to this historic hotel.

    The Fremont Hotel opened in 1956.  Wayne Newton started his singing career in the old showroom.  The Fremont Street Experience can be heard up until midnight in some of the rooms. 

    Main Street Station is decorated in the fashion of early twentieth century San Francisco.  It opened in 1966 and is a mere three minute walk from Fremont Street.  Inside the lobby, you will find ornate chandeliers and tin ceilings.  Outside there are stained glass windows and wrought iron railings.  This hotel is definitely themed for the Old West.

    The Lady Luck Hotel first opened in 1964, but under another name.  Honest John's boasted a 2,000 foot casino.  Today, Lady Luck has increased that to 30,000 feet and they added a seventeen and twenty-five story tower for the hotel rooms.  Most of the client√®le at this hotel is repeat business.  This hotel is becoming a major player in the Downtown area.

 Downtown Las Vegas Hotels

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