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Fremont Hotel-opinions?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by TriviaAndy, Aug 24, 2014.

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  1. TriviaAndy

    TriviaAndy Tourist

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    I need to ask the board about the hotel rooms here. My friends and I had such a great time in Las Vegas in July we are thinking about going in November for another birthday. The deal here is quite good for November 15 to 18th. How are the beds, cleanliness, and noise level with the FSS?

    Andy
     
  2. mraudit

    mraudit Low-Roller

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    I have stayed there the last two years and I am going back in a couple of weeks. I really like that if you're in the casino and tipsy, drunk, whatever, the elevators are a quick walk and your room is within 50 steps of the elevators. The elevators are quite and I had a room right across from them. Last year, my room was at the very north end with a view of the Downtown Grand. I did not have a problem with the FSE, but I did have a problem with construction people breaking down pallets with big hammers at 5am.

    Rooms are nice, clean, slates for shades which lets a little light in, very small bathroom, and good tv. I am a large fella, 6'1" pushing 300 lbs and even though the bathrooms were small, I could do whatever I needed to do. I just couldn't have a couple of others in there with me. I am usually pretty blitzed :drunk: when I get to bed so the mattress is just fine by me. I always have the do not disturb sign on, but when I would head out for the day, the maids in the hall would ask if I wanted more towels or service.

    I always ask for a high floor and never have a problem with noise. I always have the tv on too!! If you are a decent sleeper, no problems.
     
  3. Nevada Kid

    Nevada Kid VIP Whale

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    I stayed there once last year. Room was small, but clean and nice, bath was thew same story. Love the easy access to the casino. I'm a fan, but wouldn't take someone there if i was trying to impress them.
     
  4. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I've stayed at the Fremont a lot. It's my "home" property with Boyd. I always get the 6th floor, on the west/northwest side (facing the Binion's cab-stand/Casino Center). Never had trouble sleeping.
    Beds are fine.
    Word of advice - don't share a room. Rooms are fine for one, or for a couple who are 'close'... but too snug for two guys.
    Vegas buddy & I always get adjoining rooms (when available) so we can still BS with each other after a full day of gambling & drinking - and in the morning when - inevitably - one of us is ready to get back to it sooner than the other.
    We both get our own room comps/offers, so we really don't have to pay for, or share, a room - so we don't. But even if one/both of us had to pay, their rooms are very reasonably priced.
    The easiest access to/from every other property downtown? That would be the Fremont.
    Easiest access to/from the room to/from the casino floor? Only Golden Gate is faster.
     
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    I found the beds to be very comfortable. the front desk has always been very accommodating when I have requested a quiet room and I have never had problems with noise. The Fremont is a nice friendly place to stay and gamble. Nothing fancy but a good experience. Have a great trip.
     
  6. Turtleman

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    I'll echo the same thing. The Fremont was my "home" property for many years, stayed there dozens of times, but changed to MSS several months ago. (Most of my dealer and pit critter friends had retired or gone elsewhere, I enjoy playing at MSS, and couldn't get far enough away from the FSE freak show.) Still, I have no complaints about the Fremont whatsoever.
     
  7. makikiboy

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    As other posters have mentioned, the bathrooms are on the smaller side. They don't have a large enough vanity area to put your stuff. I was always afraid my stuff would fall in the toilet. While the standard rooms are bearable for one they are a little cramped for 2 people. I did love that the rooms are close to the casino, one elevator opens up right in the middle of the casino.

    A big negative for me is the parking situation. They only allow valet so you will be paying a few extra bucks if you go in and out a few times a day. Since they have limited space in their garage they stack cars so it could take some time if they have to move other cars to get to your car. The last time I stayed there (with a car) my rental ended up with a 2 foot scratch on the side (looked like someone cornered the car too close to a wall). Since I picked up the car from the rental agency and checked into the Fremont and didn't touch the car that night I know that the damage was caused at the Fremont but the valets said that they weren't responsible any damage to the cars parked there. Complaints to management also reiterated that they weren't responsible for any damage to your car.:Þ That was the last time I stayed at the Fremont when I had a rental car.

    So while many people like the Fremont, since I usually have a rental I hardly stay there and stay at the MSS or Cal instead. I would rather park my own car and not worry about valets or where I park my car.
     
  8. BigShot55

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    Fremont is my "home" casino on BConnected and I stay there 1-2x per year. Rooms have always been quiet and clean enough. Restroom is small but manageable. Staff is very friendlyI'm staying there again this weekend so obviously my experiences at Fremont have been positive.
     
  9. Robertintx

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    Once Fitzgeralds went goodbye I've made the Freemont my home base.
    Like stated eariler the bathroom are small but big enough for one, I'm 6'2" 280 and get around fine.
    I always try to go on a Tuesday when that night is the seafood buffett.
    I just had total knee replacement on my right knee so I'm just waiting to get better to go again, probably in Jan..
    Hopefully SouthWest will have some decent fairs, they keep advertising $69 trips but they never include Las Vegas.
    I'll sure be back for my 70th birthday in July, hopefully a host or someone will offer a "gift" but I'm not holding my
    breath. I thought last year on my 69th I'd get something but was wrong. Maybe there's a secret code or something
    but I doubt it..
    Hoping to see you all there in Jan..
     
  10. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Fremont is great for solo travelers. It's in the middle of everything. I was on the 5th floor next to the canopy but the noise didn't bother me, probably because I don't get back to the room till after 1 am.

    The bathroom is small so unless you are with your wife or significant other, you shouldn't share a room with friends because the room is already small and the bathroom is only a tad larger than an airplane lavatory. Just kidding but it's pretty close.....

    There's also an elevator bank that opens into the casino. I was able to leave my room and be in the casino in a matter of minutes.
     
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  11. TKO

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    Mraudit, sounds like you leave the TV on when sleeping. Hope your considerate of neighbors who might not be good sleepers such as yourself and keep the volume low. One of the worst rooms we ever got had an adjoining door. Person on the otherside even had the TV on when they left the room. I guess they wanted it to appear that someone was in the room. Anyhow, I always pack earplugs now but not very comfortable trying to fall asleep.
     
  12. Simmy

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    I thought the casino was good and the rooms were just ok. The wooden slat blinds are just about a deal breaker for me (I like to have the option of sleeping in). Just FYI I am not haughty taughty by any means. I do prefer the rooms at such prestegious hotels as Excalibur and Circus Circus to the Fremont. Maybe not the casinos and the surrounding but definitely the rooms. Another tip aside from the blinds letting in alot of light is that the AC can be weak and if it is very hot you may want to choose a mid level to low room and cope with some street noise as opposed to having a warmer room. My opinion. I also have some room pics in my TR from my stayhttp://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?94901-Very-Late-Low-Roller-May-11-15-TR
     
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