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Downtown hotel preferences

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by S15teve, Aug 27, 2015.

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  1. S15teve

    S15teve Tourist

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    I am 23 taking my first solo trip also going to be my first time staying downtown. What would you guys recommend? I'm looking for something near the action that is a party atmosphere, but money is the main factor. I won't imagine I'll spend much time in the room, just to crash. Looking March Sat-Wed.
     
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    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

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    The D probably fits the bill.
    Longbar is great and the casino floor is great.

    If you want cheaper rooms with a party atmosphere at the tables then check out Golden Gate. it's smaller but the table games are very lively.
    and.. no matter where you crash, everything is close downtown, so you can sleep at one hotel and party in another.
     
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    Be aware that March is the time for March Madness. Rooms won't be cheap on the weekends (Sat-Sun).
     
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    I agree, the D has a great atmosphere, and they will send you good offers for relatively small amounts of play.
     
  5. DickTater

    DickTater Low-Roller

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    Since you're 23, looking to party, and just want a cheap place to crash, I might suggest the El Cortez. They have some really cheap older rooms, cheap gambling, and its in the Fremont East entertainment Zone with lots of bars and restaurants very close nearby.
     
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    Another vote for The D...

    check out their website:
    http://www.thed.com/

    also The Fremont Street Experience site has a useful information and a calendar of events for your reference:
    http://vegasexperience.com/

    be sure to check out the Sigma Derby game on the 2nd floor of the D for some cheap, old school fun...

    have a great time...!!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yeah...I gotta chime in with another vote for 'theD'...If I could somehow magically wake up tomorrow & be 23 again, (and wanted to stay downtown), it would be at 'theD'... about the 'youngest' vibe you'll find downtown....but do check out Golden Gate at night... you'll love it.
    Good luck!
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    benbrownjr Low-Roller

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    If you make reservations now yo will get the best rate and choice of other properties if the D is too expensive. The closer you get to March madness the higher the rooms get really expensive. Keep in mind you can always cancel 72 hours before yo arrive so if a better offer shows up yo can grab it.
     
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  9. LolaDoggie

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    I think you could stay anywhere downtown and be happy. You can walk from one end of downtown to the other easier/quicker than walking through one of the big strip resorts. If you're into pools you might want to look into the pools downtown and pick a place based on that.
     
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    I like the rooms at The D. But, just keep in mind that they have a resort fee. So, add on $25(I think). If you want a cheap room, look at 4Queens. They have rooms about the same price, and no resort fee. And, it only takes about 5 min to get to The D from their elevators.

    I've been staying at The D for most of my stays, but I've been getting them comped, so no fee. And, either The D, or Golden Gate are a good party atmosphere.
     
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    +1 I would just find cheapest rate (don't forget to add resort fees) and stay wherever.
     
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    I am partial to fremont, I like rooms but I am comped there I probably would not stay at ELCO just not as convenient for my casino hopping self. IMO
     
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    I've stayed at the D, El cortez, and the plaza downtown. The D is the place you want to be for the party atmosphere. I personally don't pay for the rooms as they are comped but if I had to pay for them the D is the most expensive of the 3 and if I was 23 again I would book a cheap room at cortez and try to slip a $20 and try to get it upgraded to a cabana suite. They are nice. To be honest the casino floor is a wide mix. Mostly older crowd but a lot of younger people just looking for cheaper rooms. May not be the crowd you are looking. It's a couple of blocks from the D.

    Also look for deals. I have never paid for a vegas room really including the first time I went. On Expedia they had an amazing deal that gave $150 visa card for 4 nights booked and we booked 4 nights for 149.xx including taxes at cortez. Since then offers have brought us back.

    Also... not that this is fact... but I have yet to win during my trip at the d..
    But have won at cortez fairly often.
     
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    I'm considering making the switch to The D, but concerned that it's too close to the action and will be kept up by the bands. Coming from the east coast with the 3 hour time change and getting up early for the football games, I don't tend stay up too late.

    Lately I've been staying in the Carson tower at the Golden Nugget where noise isn't a problem. Are there any towers away from the late night noise at The D?
     
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    I've stayed at the D numerous times and have never even noticed any noise. The tower is actually removed from Fremont and from the stage, so I've never been bothered by noise. Its not like the 4 Queens where the rooms are right on Fremont
     
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    Golden Nugget!
     
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    If I were 23 years old the only reason I would be in the Golden Nugget would be because my Dad bought me an adjoining room. Overcrowded with families who are tired of the Strip but are afraid to stay in a real downtown property. Low video poker tables, higher table limits, expensive food, and children everywhere.
     
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    I'm never in the room before 2AM so I can't answer this question directly. however, there are posts on this forum about picking an odd number room vs even number room for quietness, but I can't find it, nor can I remember which is the quiet side.
    much like roulette, if I guessed, i'd guess wrong ;)
     
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