Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Leerawhide, Dec 13, 2019.
Staying first time at the Fremont, any room advice would be appriciated
Ask for a room close to Ogden, the higher the better. However, the top floor (14th) is louder due to floor to ceiling windows.
The King rooms face west, (Casino Center) think Binions, the 2 bed rooms face east (never stayed in those rooms).
thanks for the info
Make it a guys trip. The bathrooms are tiny and you will endure a living hell if shared with a woman.
The windows open about 6 inches.
No refrigerator, but one can be rented for $15 p/day.
Wall mounted safe will not fit a laptop and uses a key.
We just booked the Fremont for March our first time staying here. How are the comps here since we paid casino rate for the 3 nights? We do have a king room booked do any of these rooms face Fremont Street?
Comps are good with moderate play. They're pretty generous with buffet comps too for a minimal amount of tier credits. Keep checking the BConnected kiosks/website for offers.
King rooms face Casino Center. Your view will be of the side of Binions: and if you're on a higher floor, Golden Nugget/Plaza/Circa construction.
Dont worry about it. Just get your room and lean into it, Its part of the experience.
I personally prefer the oddball rooms that no one else wants that over look the ac units and such. if i get a normal room, i am not pleased with it.
The rooms provide a bed and a shower. basic lodging only. you will not feel inclined to lounge around in the room for long.
I use comp rooms there several times a year as a solo traveler. it works for me.
Used to stay there on solo trips. It was fine for me. Tiny BR, but how much time do you spend there? Nice comfortable chair for reading paper or my morning/afternoon news.
If memory serves, ice machine/vending is on alternate floors if that's important.
Last February, my wife and I arrived at the Fremont after midnight due to a late flight, and the only room left was on the 2nd floor, second from the South end of the hall, the Fremont Street end of the tower. Thought we would just see about switching rooms the next day, but ended up liking the room and stayed the whole five nights. The "view" was of the back of the false facade that faces Casino Center, but really, no view to speak of even on the high floors. Across the hall were the meeting rooms on the 2nd floor, but no meetings that week I guess, so ended up being very quiet area. Just steps from the South elevators, which have signs saying for meeting room access only. We used them all week, very convenient, just steps from Fremont Street. I would consider asking for that room again in the future!
I get your point, but on the other hand: I’m so glad to stay in a Derby Suite at Plaza with three toilets, on a guys trip.
I just stayed at Fremont for the first time last weekend and got Room 351, which was a King room. It was pretty terrible, as in, one of the worst 10 rooms I've stayed in anywhere in the world. The carpeting looked relatively new and nice and the plantation shutters were in good shape and closed tightly. That was where the positives ended, however.
The bathroom was in awful shape. Water damage to the ceiling, peeling wall paper, the toilet seat was held on by only one bolt so it was free swinging, the hot water faucet handle was missing a screw so the handle would literally fall apart when you grabbed it, and the valve to switch the water over from tub to shower was deteriorating so that you couldn't fully shut off the tub faucet when showering.
The room shared a (very thin) wall with the housekeeping supply room, so at all hours there was a near constant sound of the slamming of cabinet and closet doors. I could clearly hear every word of normal conversation voices in the room on the other side, probably because of the thin walls and inch and a half gap below their adjoining door. Also troubling, the adjoining door had no lock on it. Now, I understand it is a two door system and there are no knobs on the inside, so theoretically no one from the next room should be able to open my side, but I don't think it is too much to ask for there to be a lock on every door into my room. I shoved a bench in front of it and called it good.
It is the farthest room from the elevators, but directly next to the stairs. Unfortunately the stairs lead through a maze of the employee area and back offices, so that feels pretty weird if you go that route.
I don't know when you are traveling but we were there in October. The room had a nice view.
I've stayed there two or three times, and each visit I present a $20 with my ID and CC. Each time I got a mini-suite, which is a little larger, with a sitting area. The bathrooms were decent size. And they were fairly quiet. Not bad at all; we enjoyed staying there.
I stayed on the 4th floor in a nonsmoking room last year in the low rise tower, and my room faced Fremont St. The room and the whole floor was smokey and also old smelling. The tub didn't drain either. They moved me to the 11th floor (I think) in the main tower, facing Binion's, and that room was a lot better. I used to smoke cigarettes and still smoke cigars. I'm okay with a some smoke smell, but my 4th floor room just felt and smelled dirty.
I have stayed here about 20 times now. The rooms are all tiny. On my last trip, I double booked here and Downtown Grand, intending to stay at DTG and just collect my extras from Fremont. I ended up moving my stuff to Fremont and staying there. I just love it. Walking to my room with a Dunkin Donuts coffee and smelling the melon scented cleaner, it is just my favorite place to be.
Love the Fremont toilet. Al Bundy favorite.
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