Famed for its bargain shrimp cocktails, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is the oldest and smallest hotel on the Fremont Street Experience.
Dating back to 1906, the contemporary boutique hotel has seen its share of Vegas excitement and entertainment throughout the years and it is the place where casino hotels and Las Vegas was born.
Although Golden Gate is housed in its original building, the historic hotel offers a luxurious paradise in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. The hotel recently underwent a major expansion to add more luxury to its old fashioned charm and comfort.
Golden Gate casino hotel
Situated in what is known as the Fremont Street Experience, the quaint little hotel stands tall among Las Vegas’ resort giants. Golden Gate still has its original art deco exterior façade which blends perfectly with the pin-stripe lighting motif to create a contemporary experience.
With 106 rooms on six floors and a five-story tower that is home to 16 luxury suites, the charmingly historic hotel was recently renovated to offer modern amenities for your comfort. The cozy, charming rooms stay true to their heritage and its splendid interior will remind you of the Victorian mansions of San Francisco.
Golden Gate Suite
The hotel offer amenities such as Keurig coffee makers, pillow-top mattresses, flat screen TVs with cable channels, wireless internet access, safes, dark-leather headboards and iPod docking stations.
The spacious bathrooms are clean and feature either a shower or a shower-tub combination.
Golden Gate’s luxury stylish suites are the epitome of understated luxury and offers a contemporary feel that is blended with Art Deco accents and Swing era-inspired styling.
All suites boast HD flat-screen TVs, California king beds with pillow-top mattresses, computer ports, climate-controlled with motion sensors and sectional sofas with a queen-size pullout.
The ensuite bathrooms have showers with rainfall showerheads as well as complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. The Golden Gate’s suites also have balconies with fire pits and other luxuries for total relaxation.
Completing the hotel’s redesign are two luxurious penthouses that cover the fifth floor and are packed with luxurious comforts and feature dramatic views of downtown Las Vegas.
There is also a new porte-cochere, which creates a signature entranceway into the hotel; and an updated dining area and lobby. The hotel’s lobby has several exhibits that highlight the Golden Gate’s history. So be sure to check out the old glass liquor bottles, original gaming ledgers and the 1907 Kellogg telephone.
Just like most Downtown Las Vegas resorts, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment and relies on its exciting location on the Fremont Street Experience for fun. So all you have to do is just step outside to experience nightly shows, free concerts and a variety of special events and attractions.
Food and Drinks
For dining you can satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, Du Par’s. The restaurant is located in the back corner of the Golden Gate Casino and serves breakfast all day.
Du Par’s is regarded as one of the “Top Five 24-hour Diners in Las Vegas” and it serves a variety of comfort food for every other meal. The restaurant is also offers a myriad of baked goods and is famous for its pies and its mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes. Du Par’s signature dish is still the shrimp cocktail.
Aside from the fine food, there are several bars onsite for your comfort. Having once served Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., The Bar Prohibition! with its classic ambiance is the place to relax over cocktails and a range of spirits.
Bar Prohibition! is over 100 years old and continues the legacy of the historic hotel. One Bar is the only bar with a geo-thermal system in Las Vegas and it offers a refreshing array of cocktails, ice cold beer and other spirits that goes with the rhythms of Fremont Street. The bar’s other unique feature is its bikini-clad dancing bartenders.
Golden Gate Hotel And Casino
For classic Las Vegas casino entertainment, you will find the one of a kind vintage Golden Gate Casino, which evokes themes from the 20s and the days of the Rat Pack.
The gaming is high-energy and the modest size casino floor blends the latest in slots with plenty of video poker games. The historic casino is not a grandma’s casino and you will see sexy dancing dealers strutting around from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.
Golden Gate’s table minimums are low and there is a pit where traditional games such as 3-card poker, craps, roulette, Let It Ride, blackjack and Texas Hold’em Bonus can be enjoyed. Also in the casino you can play traditional favorites like Wheel of Fortune, Mega Bucks and Monopoly. You can also join Club 1906, which offers big returns on slots, and the club’s rewards.
A Final Word
An icon in Las Vegas, the Golden Gate offers an intimate atmosphere in an historic hotel setting in downtown. The quaint hotel is quite easy to miss, but if you are looking for a hotel with personality then this is the place for you.
Golden Gate is right outside the excitement of the Fremont Street Experience, where you can enjoy the dazzling free light shows and grandeur.
All things considered, for the price, the Golden gate offers a stay that’s hard to beat — with excellent food, great accommodations, plenty of gambling and one of the city’s best and most convenient locations.
A stay at Golden Gate Hotel and Casino means you will have easy access to entertainment, dining and attractions like the Mob Museum. You will also be close to the city’s most popular attractions on the Strip as well as high-end retail shops and boutiques.
If you don’t mind staying in downtown instead of the Strip, you will enjoy the Golden Gate with all its comforts and of course the succulent shrimp cocktail.