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Fremont Hotel vs Main Street Station

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Big Tip, Sep 25, 2015.

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  1. Big Tip

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    I have reservations at both. I have stayed at MSS several times and like it. I made the Fremont reservation for my nephew and now he's not going. So I am trying to decide to maybe just stay there because I like to try new things.

    Would I be disappointed staying at Fremont? Is there Experience noise, like I endured at one of my stays at Golden Gate? I really didn't mind the tiny room at Golden Gate, even though the nice big rooms at MSS are nice.

    Whadda ya think?
     
  2. retro

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    Haven't stayed at MSS, but have stayed at Cal. Fremont is my home with Boyd and I'm looking to change to Cal or MSS. Reason isn't noise, but the room at Cal was so much larger and came with mini frig. Only advantage of Fremont is location, however I love to walk so is of little benefit to me.
     
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    Fremont is fine, but rooms smaller and no fridge. Room was big enough for 2 of us but would be better for one. Had room on 6th floor looking straight out at Binion and bus stop. Nice thing is the window is large and slides fully open and we could watch and hear corner of parts of Fremont street. MSS has bigger rooms and will be staying there as we have comped nights since my home Boyds casino. Also, trying Cal for a couple nights this trip to compare. Will probably stay at Fremont again some other trip when we want to be directly on Fremont street. 136.jpg
     
  4. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I stayed at the Fremont once solo. Yes the room is small and the bathroom tiny. I was in a room facing the bus stop outside Binions. Didn't hear any Canopy noise but in my case I never went to my room to sleep until 3 or 4 am. :faint::drunk:

    One of the things I liked at Fremont is the elevators open up right into the casino. Well, there's another one that is further down but the walk to the casino is negligible. And we all know that the Fremont is smack right in the middle of the Canopy so access to the Fremont Experience and adjoining casinos is easy.

    I don't mind walking so staying at the Cal or MSS is no problem. One of the very minor things about MSS would be the walk from the elevators to the main casino. It's not a long walk (especially by Strip standards) but when you have the Fremont and Cal elevators open up into the casino you get a wee bit spoiled, lol!!

    The Fremont's rooms are clean and nicely appointed but again, they are small and the bathrooms are tiny (think airplane restroom with tub/shower).
     
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    If you don't mind the "tiny" rooms at the GG then you might do okay at the Fremont. Try it once, at least you can decide for yourself. As others have mentioned, the Fremont is very convenient, one elevator opens up directly in the middle of the casino floor. Some people love it because of the convenience. Try to get a room away from the FSE (more northern room) if you don't like the FSE noise.

    Some things I'm not to keen about the Fremont: As others have mentioned, small bathrooms and relatively small room for 2 people. If you drive you have to valet so you have an added expense tipping the valet. I had an experience at the Fremont, the valet scratched my rental while parking it but didn't take responsibility for it (sign saying they aren't responsible for damage to cars). Fridges aren't standard at the Fremont. Not in close proximity to MSS which offers better odds at the craps tables (20x). Fremont only offers 2x odds at the crap table.

    Since I usually rent a car the Fremont is out for me; with the Cal and MSS I get to self park my own car so don't have to worry about valet scratching my car or tipping them.

    EagleJohn, make sure you ask for the west tower rooms at the Cal when you stay there. The west tower rooms have a bigger bathroom. The east tower rooms have similar bathrooms as MSS (1 room for the tub and toilet, another area for the vanity and closet but that means if you are in the bed you can hear your partner using the vanity, esp if they use the hair dryer).
     
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    Rooms are smaller at the Fremont. I personally prefer the Main Street for the ambiance and the better odds on craps. And better VP, in my experience.
    By Partner in Crime prefers the Fremont because it's closer to the action....
     
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  7. gregluvsvegas

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    Fremont is also my home Hotel with Boyd. There are 2 rooms to avoid. You don't want the top floor (I think 12th?). Those rooms have big floor to ceiling windows facing Binion's. The big windows seem to amplify the music and noise from the FSE and the busy street below. The other rooms to avoid are the ones facing Fremont street. Although not obvious, there is a shorter tower that runs parallel to Fremont street. During my last stay, my room (351) was in direct earshot of the 3rd Street Stage. Performances on that stage are always LOUD! After 1 am however, this room was very quiet.

    When I stay at Fremont I ask for a room on a lower floor (2-4) toward then back of the property (basically a room directly above hotel registration). The noise from Fremont seems to be minimized, but you will get the occasional police and fire sirens screaming in the middle of the night because of the close proximity to Casino Center street below.
     
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