Best Fremont Street Casinos: Everything You Need To Know

Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. There are many reasons why people flock to Fremont Street, but the biggest reason is the CASINOS. These casinos offer better gambling odds and lower table minimums than the casinos on the Strip. The hotel rooms are much cheaper too.

In this post, I’ll cover everything you need to know about the casinos on Fremont Street including table game minimums, restaurants, hotel attractions and room rates.

First, a quick note. There are 12 casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, but only 9 are located directly on Fremont Street. They are all within walking distance so I’ll cover all 12 in this post.

Map of the hotels and casinos on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.
Fremont Street Casinos (click for larger view)

(This map of Downtown Las Vegas is available for free download here.)

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

  • Location: West end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $140
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $180
  • Rating: 4.3/5 Stars

Casino: The Golden Nugget has the biggest casino floor in Downtown Las Vegas. It’s also one of the nicest. There are thousands of slot machines and a wide variety of table games including: blackjack ($10 minimum), craps ($5 minimum), poker, roulette ($10 minimum) and baccarat. There is also a sports book.

Hotel: Just like the casino, the hotel rooms at the Golden Nugget are among the best in Downtown Las Vegas. The rooms are large and are equipped with plenty of amenities. Expect to pay $140/night during the week and $180/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: The Golden Nugget has a wide variety of restaurants including: Vic & Anthony’s (Steak), Grotto Italian Ristorante, Claim Jumper (Everything), Cadillac Mexican Kitchen, Saltgrass Steak House, The Grille (Everything), Chick-fil-A and Starbucks.

Attractions: There are a few attractions here including: an award winning pool with a shark tank, live concerts, comedy shows, a spa, and a shopping center. There is also a popular bar/nightclub called Troy Liquor Bar.

Parking: Parking is free of hotel guests. Non-guests can self-park for $5/hour with a $20 daily max.

The D Casino & Hotel

  • Location: Center/East end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $50
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $100
  • Rating: 4.3/5 Stars

Casino: The D is one of the few casinos in Las Vegas with a 2-story casino floor. The downstairs casino has “Dancing Dealers” that keep you entertained while you gamble in the Party Pit. Most of the tables games at The D have a $5 minimum including: blackjack, roulette and craps. Other games include slots, video poker, poker, keno, Sigma Derby and a sports book.

Hotel: The D is a solid hotel with great customer service. It competes with the Golden Nugget for the most modern hotel on Fremont Street. Rooms typically go for about $50/night during the week and about $100/night on the weekend. Although prices may shift up or down depending on how busy the hotel is.

Restaurants: There are a couple restaurants at The D including: American Coney Island (American), Andiamo Steakhouse, D Grill (Everything), Coffee Stand at The D and McDonald’s.

Attractions: The D has a showroom where they host concerts and several comedy shows. They also have a few nice bars.

Parking: Parking is free for hotel guests. Non-guests can self-park for $3/hour.

Plaza Hotel & Casino

  • Location: West end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $75
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $150
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars

Casino: The Plaza Hotel & Casino is geared toward low limit gambling. Table minimums are usually around $5-$10 for blackjack, craps and roulette. This is one of the best places to play blackjack in Las Vegas. They also have a bingo room, poker, video poker, slots, keno and a sports book.

Hotel: The rooms at the Plaza Hotel are great. They have plenty of amenities, like in-room refrigerators and a state of the art fitness center that’s free for guests. Expect to pay around $75/night during the week and about $150/night on weekends.

Restaurants: The Plaza has several of my favorite restaurants in all of Las Vegas. I highly recommend you try Oscar’s Steakhouse and Hash House A Go Go (Everything). Other restaurants include: Pop Up Pizza, Manchu Wok (Chinese), Coffee Bar, Fresh Mexican Grill, McDonald’s and Subway.

Attractions: The Plaza has plenty of shows and events including: stand-up comedy, demolition derby, pickleball tournaments, and Rodeo.

Parking: Parking is free of hotel guests. Self-parking for non-guests cost $5 for 1-4 hours or $10 for 4-24 hours.

Four Queens

  • Location: Center of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $75
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $150
  • Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Casino: The casino floor at the Four Queens is relatively small compared to some of the larger casinos on Fremont Street. However, they do offer plenty of low table minimums ($5-$10) for table games like blackjack, roulette and craps. They also have slots, poker tables, video poker, keno and a sportbook.

Hotel: The rooms here are decent, but the hotel does lack some amenities like a spa, fitness center and pool. But on the bright side, there is no resort fee. Expect to pay about $75/night during the week, and around $150 on the weekend.

Restaurants: There are only two restaurants at the Four Queens: Hugo’s Cellar and Magnolia’s Veranda. Both restaurants have a relatively extensive menu.

Attractions: The Four Queens only has a few shows (a magic show and an Elvis impersonation show).

Parking: Guests have to pay a parking fee of $3/day. Non-guest pay $2/hour with a max of $10.

Circa Resort & Casino

  • Location: West end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $150
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $200
  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

(At the time a writing, Circa is less than a month away from its grand opening. Most of the information about the casino is already public, but there are no reviews yet. I’ll come back and update this page once Circa has been open for a few months.)

Casino: Circa has plenty of table games including: blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and baccarat. There are over 1,350 slots and 55 table games in total. They also have a 3-story sports book, which is the largest in all of Las Vegas.

Hotel: The hotel is the newest in Downtown Las Vegas. And as you can expect, it sets the standard for all Fremont Street hotels. The hotel has 35 floors and 777 rooms. Room rates are expected to be in the $150-$250 range.

Restaurants: Circa has 5 restaurants including: Barry’s (Steak), Saginaw’s (Sandwiches), Victory Burger, 8 East (Asian) and Project BBQ.

Attractions: One of the biggest attractions at Circa is the Swim Stadium. Swim Stadium is a giant 3-level pool designed for watching sporting events. They also have several luxury bars spread throughout the casino.

Parking: The garage at Circa (called the Garage Mahal) is being marketed as the safest and easiest to use parking garage in all of Las Vegas. They even have art installations within the garage. I’ll update the pricing once it becomes available.

Binion’s Hotel Casino

  • Location: West end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): N/A
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): N/A
  • Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Casino: The casino at Binion’s is one of the oldest on Fremont Street. Table minimums are around ($5-$10) for games like blackjack, roulette and craps. There are also hundreds of slot machines, video poker machines and a sports book. Binion’s is most well known for it’s poker room, which used to host the World Series of Poker.

Hotel: Binion’s doesn’t have an official hotel, but you can book a room at the Apache Hotel (which is located inside Binion’s). The rooms are small, but there is no resort fee. The prices are fair and hover around $35/night during the week and are about $100/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: I’m a big fan of the Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, which offers a great view of the city from the 24th floor. The casino is also home to Benny’s Smokin’ BBQ, Binion’s Cafe (Everything) and Binion’s Deli (Sandwiches).

Attractions: Binion’s has a hypnosis show, and a few bars. It also does tours of the historic hotel and casino.

Parking: Guests have to pay a parking fee of $3/day. Non-guest pay $2/hour with a max of $10.

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

  • Location: West end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $50
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $100
  • Rating: 4.1/5 Stars

Casino: The Golden Gate is the longest standing casino in Las Vegas. It has all of the classic table games and slot machines. Table minimums for roulette, blackjack and craps usually start around $5-$10. The Golden Gate has poker too, but unfortunately there is no sports book.

Hotel: The hotel rooms are on the small side, but they have all of the basic amenities. There is no fitness center or spa at this hotel. Expect rates during the week to be around $50/night and $100/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: There are no restaurants here.

Attractions: The Golden Gate has a few bars, but that’s it for entertainment besides the casino.

Parking: Guests park for fee. Non-guest pay $3/hour with a max of $20.

Fremont Hotel & Casino

  • Location: Center of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $50
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $100
  • Rating: 4.3/5 Stars

Casino: The Fremont Casino has slots, blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, video poker, a sports book and keno. The blackjack and craps tables often set table limits as low as $3 (more recently it has been $5)!

Hotel: This is an older hotel, so the rooms are on the smaller side. There is also no fitness center, spa or pool (although you’re given access to the pool at the California across the street). Expect to pay about $50/night during the week and $100 on the weekend.

Restaurants: The Fremont Casino has several restaurants, all of them with a diverse menu. They include the Second Street Grill, Paradise Cafe, Tony Roma’s (Ribs, Steak & Seafood), Lanai Express (America & Chinese) and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Attractions: The Fremont Casinos has comedy shows, concerts and bars.

Parking: Hotel guests always park for free. Non-guests have to pay $8 (Mon-Thur) and $15 (Fri-Sun).

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

  • Location: East end of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $30
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $75
  • Rating: 4.1/5 Stars

Casino: El Cortez is one of the most player friendly casinos in Las Vegas. Their blackjack, craps and roulette tables often have betting limits as low as $2-$5. They also have poker, video poker, slots, keno and a sportsbook.

Hotel: El Cortez is a vintage hotel so the rooms are smaller. Although small, the rooms have been updated recently to make them more modern. The hotel does have a fitness center, but there is no pool. Prices here are typically very affordable. Expect to pay about $30/night during the week and about $75/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’S 1941 (Everything), Eureka (Burgers & Wings) and Subway.

Attractions: El Cortez has several bars and live concerts.

Parking: Hotel guests can park for free. Non-guests have to pay $5 (Mon-Fri) and $10 (Sat-Sun).

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

  • Location: 2 blocks north of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $50
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $100
  • Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Casino: Most table games at the Downtown Grand (craps, roulette and blackjack) have $5 minimums. They also have slot machines, video poker and a sports book.

Hotel: The rooms at the Downtown Grand are very modern compared to many of the other hotels in the area. There is both a fitness center and pool. Expect to pay around $50/night during the week and $100/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: There are several restaurants at the Downtown Grand including: Freedom Beat (America), Triple George Grill (Steak & Seafood) and Pizza Rock (Italian).

Attractions: Entertainment at here includes the rooftop pool deck, comedy shows and bars. It’s also directly across the street from the Mob Museum.

Parking: Hotel guests get free parking. Non-guests staying for 4 hours must pay $10, or $15 if you stay more than 12 hours.

California Hotel & Casino

  • Location: 1 block north of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $50
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $100
  • Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Casino: Similar to The D, The California has a 2-story casino. Like many of the casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, the Cal offers $5 blackjack, craps and roulette. They also have slots, poker, video poker, keno and a sports book.

Hotel: The rooms at the Cal are pretty modern and have all of the usually amenities. There is also a rooftop pool and fitness center available for guests. Expect to pay $50/night during the week and $100/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: The Cal has plenty of restaurants including: Redwood Steakhouse, California Noodle House (Asian), Market Street Cafe (Everything) and Aloha Specialties (Hawaiian).

Attractions: Besides the casino, bars and restaurants, there isn’t too much to do at the Cal.

Parking: Parking is free for hotel guests. Non-guest can self-park for $8/day (Mon-Thur) or $15 (Fri-Sun).

Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel

  • Location: 2 blocks north of Fremont Street
  • Average Room Rate (weekday): $60
  • Average Room Rate (weekend): $120
  • Rating: 4.2/5 Stars

Casino: The Main Street Station has one of the smallest casinos in Downtown Las Vegas. It offers table games like roulette, blackjack and craps with table minimums starting around $5-$10. The casino also has slots, poker and video poker.

Hotel: The hotel rooms at here are small, but comfortable. There is no fitness center or pool, but guests have access the the facilities at the Cal. Expect to pay about $60/night during the week and $120/night on the weekend.

Restaurants: The casino is also a brewery, so you’re in for a treat if you like beer. Dining options at the Main Street Casino include: Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery (American & Sushi) and the Garden Court Buffet (Everything).

Attractions: Besides the brewery and casino, there isn’t much entertainment here.

Parking: Parking is free for hotel guests. Non-guest can self-park for $8/day (Mon-Thur) or $15 (Fri-Sun).

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