200 East Fremont Street // Las Vegas Downtown » map
|Nearby:||Binion's Closed Hotel & Open Gambling Hall Four Queens Golden Nugget|
|Pricing:||$ $ $ $ $|
|Deposit:||$50/night credit card hold|
|Comp Club:||B Connected|
|Deals:||10 deals for Fremont|
Fremont - The Real Deal :
One of the better joints downtown to gamble, the craps and blackjack dealers are fun, helpful and like to have a good time. Binions, Golden Nugget, Plaza, Fremont and Main Street Station are the best joints downtown.
Location of Fremont:
Right in the heart of downtown Glitter Gulch. Steps away from everything (including deep-fried twinkies)
Cool Stuff About Fremont:
Their craps tables have 'throw counters' on them, so you can see how many times the current shooter has thrown the dice since they the last 7 out. Very cool.
Named after John Fremont, the explorer who lead one of the earliest gringo expeditions into the Las Vegas valley in 1844, The Fremont Hotel and Casino has been around since the Vegas building boom of the 1950's. It'll probably be around until Vegas gets sucked into the pits of hell. One of the stalwarts of old Vegas, the Fremont is the joint that gave The Newton Brothers (Wayne Fucking Newton and his brother Jimmy) their first big break in Vegas back in the pre-cambrian era. They were originally hired for a two-week engagement - 5 years later the brothers Newton left the Fremont.
The Rooms at Fremont
The Fremont features newly updated rooms (2008) at a decent price (mid-week $50, weekends and holidays are more). If you want to be pampered, go stay at the Nug. If you want a place to crash on a budget that still has some degree of class, try the Fremont.
Restaurants at Fremont
The Fremont offers some of the better eats options downtown (other than the Golden Nugget). The Zagat award winner Second Street Grill offers steaks chops and a finer dining experience than a buffet or coffee shop. Tony Roma's chain-store ribs, the island tinged tryptich Paradise Cafe, Lanai Express(Pan-Asian, with a 99¢ shrimp coctail), the tropical Paradise Buffet are all quality eats.
The Fremont Street Experience is pretty cool if you've had some chemical enhancement. Grab yourself a pillow and cordon off some pavement for 10 minutes of freakyness.