Property Spotlight: Fremont Hotel and Casino

For those looking for that old Vegas Neon vibe, one of Fremont’s 447 rooms situated in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience could be just what you need. Fremont has been a fixture downtown since opening in 1956, sitting on one of the more photographed intersections in Las Vegas which is comprised of Binion’s, Four Queens and Golden Nugget. Below, we take a deep dive into everything you need to know about the Fremont Hotel and Casino!

 What is the pool like at Fremont? 

Although there is not a pool on property at Fremont, guests have access to the rooftop pool at the Cal a block away. The pool itself doesn’t offer a ton of space but serves it’s purpose as a place to cool off in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Unlike pools on the Strip, you won’t have to yell over the thumping beat of a raging pool party which will come as a relief to many.

Photo Courtesy Boyd Gaming

Are there any shows at Fremont? 

  • Fremont Street Experience: While there are no shows running at Fremont on property, the hotel itself is situated right smack dab in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience which offers free live entertainment and light shows nightly. Check out the calendar of events here.

What are the notable dining options at Fremont?

Second Street Grill ($$$)(Menu) An American steakhouse serving up a mix of seafood and meat options to satisfy any taste. Steak and lamb dishes average $30-$40 and seafood entrees generally run between $25-$30.

Tony Roma’s ($$)(Menu) A notch less expensive than Second Street Grill, Tony Roma’s serves up steaks, ribs, chicken and prime rib at a value price. A steak is typically a $25 investment and chicken/seafood meals run $15-$20. Our go to value item at Tony Roma’s however is the $8.99 Prime Rib daily special.

Paradise Buffet ($) At about 1/2 the price of its Strip counterparts, this buffet shapes up to be a pretty good value. Pricing runs $8.99 for Breakfast / $9.99 for Lunch and $15.99 for the Prime Rib Night buffet. A no frills buffet experience with dated decor and fixtures, Paradise won’t impress on first sight, however, we think you’ll find you receive a quality meal at a very competitive price.

Quick Casual Offerings ($) Located by the second floor elevators, Fremont’s food court contains a Dunkin’ Donuts, Lanai Express (Asian) and Rocky Mountain chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Paradise Buffet – Image Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

What is the casino like at Fremont? 

A smaller footprint than some of the mega-resorts on Las Vegas Blvd., Fremont fits a full assortment of 943 slot machines and 26 table games into the 30,244 sq. ft. they have to work with.

Although in a great location on Fremont Street, Fremont caters to low rollers, even offering $3 craps/blackjack.

The sports book at Fremont is located toward the back of the casino floor and while a good spot to avoid lines and crowds, the cinematic experience is not one we would write home about. Lacking a large video board, games and horse racing are broadcast on a wall of smaller screens. What the book lacks in big, crisp pictures however, they make up for in customer appreciation as drink tickets are easier to accumulate here than at the big books on the Strip.

There’s a lot to love about the gaming floor at Fremont from the diversity of games, low limits and the look and feel of a true gambling hall.

Image Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

How is the Hotel at Fremont?  

As one of the more historic properties downtown, the hotel feels a bit dated and she’s showing a bit of wear. Fremont’s target audience however tends to be quite satisfied with the accommodations in a great location on the Fremont Street Experience.

Rooms at Fremont come in variations of 1 king, 2 doubles or a deluxe suite. The non-suite room options offer between 340-388 sq. ft. and the deluxe suite will give you 544 sq. ft.

*Smoking vs. Non available upon request.

*Hotel check in at Fremont starts at 3pm and guests are expected to be checked out by noon.

Deluxe King Guest Room – Photo Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

What are others saying about Fremont’s Hotel?

Positive Traveler Review Themes: Great room at a budget price; Great location on Fremont Street; Staff were friendly and accommodating; Value gaming options in the casino; $2 margaritas; Great casino.

Negative Traveler Review Themes: Dated rooms; Cleanliness issues; Smokey smell in room/on casino floor; Thermostat/Temperature controls didn’t work; General housekeeping issues, missing items; Noise from Fremont Street Experience affected sleep.

Price Range:  

Nightly weeknight rates at Fremont average $40 and you can expect to pay around $100 for reservations on Friday and Saturday. A 10% discount is offered to members of the military, senior citizens and AAA members.

The nightly resort fee at Fremont is $14.99 + Tax and is charged at the time of check in. The resort fee at Fremont covers wireless internet, local calls, safe and self parking.

What are the things I NEED to do at Fremont? 

  • Grab a drink at Filament:  A bar located near the 3rd street doors, Filament utilizes a lighting theme to create a pretty cool atmosphere. An underrated spot to grab a $3 Corona and watch a game. (Full Drink Menu here)
  • Gamble: Fremont, and the rest of the properties on Fremont Street excel in catering to working class of gamblers, offering all the games you see on the strip but at manageable minimums and often better odds.
  • Enjoy Fremont Street Experience: From people watching to experiencing the SlotZilla Zipline, there is so much to do and see on Fremont Street. Grab a drink at one of the convenience stores and stroll through the canyon of Neon.
Filament Bar – Photo Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

Is Fremont in a good location?  

If spending time on Fremont Street is your goal, there is no better location to make your home base.

Note that an UBER/Lyft to Strip properties will cost $15-$30.

Courtesy of Google Earth

Unique Transportation Options at Fremont:

Sam’s Town/Strip Shuttle can be picked up at the west entrance and you can download an app to track the shuttle that runs to Sam’s Town and then subsequently the Strip here.

Our take on the Fremont Hotel and Casino property:

To us, Fremont IS Las Vegas. Neon, smoke, cheap cocktails and gaming. A casino providing a strong value proposition to working class visitors. Look, the hotel offering isn’t exactly the Waldorf Astoria. We’re OK with that as Fremont gives budget minded travelers a solid hotel option in a great location.

Even if not staying at Fremont, there are plenty of reasons to make the trip downtown to include the iconic red neon that has beckoned gamblers for decades, great gambling as well as value dining/drink options.

You may not be blown away by the luxury of the place, after all, that’s not what Fremont tries to be. You will however be blown away by how “Vegas” Fremont is – A property still clinging to what the city used to be.

 

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2 thoughts on “Property Spotlight: Fremont Hotel and Casino”

  1. Love the decor of the Paradise Buffet. Gives you that old time feel. Decent food for a fair price. What you’d expect from a older hotel.

  2. I also love Paradise buffet and have been going for years. I’d never stay in the hotel because I don’t do well with dated. And wow now a safe is part of the resort fee excuse. That’s funny.

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