Anyone familiar with downtown (DT) Vegas and the strip, knows they are worlds apart. The strip is more glamour and glitz, whereas, downtown is more grit and old school. These days, I find that the black jack payouts are more favorable DT, not to mention the table minimums are lower. If you are looking for higher limit games there are a few places to look DT, but the Plaza is not one of them. Casino: Although the Plaza did not offer a high limit area, they had a (and only one) $25 double deck game. The dealers were very personable and friendly, as well as the pit bosses, and the CW's. The casino host was extremely kind, professional, and accommodating. There were a few coin operated machines ( that brought me back to "old times" in AC). They have a nice mix of new slots to choose from. There was live entertainment near the pit. I have to say, it is a little loud if you are sitting at the tables (but I might be getting a little old, too) but they are great at their show. People were dancing and having a great time. Overall, I found the casino to be fun. I know people talk about an unpleasant smell, maybe because I’m a nurse I am immune, lol? I didn’t notice anything offensive. Hotel: This was my first time staying here and I will be back. When I got there it was a little early, maybe about noon. I was informed that my room was not ready and was asked to come back around 130, which was fine. When I came back, I was told my room still was not ready but the young man at the desk said he would give me another room instead. For the record, I understand that my first room was supposed to be a regular suite, but I was given a two bedroom suite, which was huge. The amenities were rather basic but comfortable, toiletries were good, AC worked great, there was a fridge, and Keurig. Also, elevators were quick. I have no complaints about the room/hotel at all. This room was in the South Tower and I had no issue with noise from Fremont. Pool: The pool and pool bar were open. I ordered one drink, which set me back $19 (plus a tip) BUT comparing the price and size of the drink, to what I paid up on the strip, it was a bargain, (not to mention I got a double shot). So again, no complaints here either. There is also tennis courts, pickle ball courts (which I have no idea about), a hot tub, and black jack tables near the pool. I really enjoyed my stay at Plaza and look forward to staying there again!