The Plaza Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is generally regarded one of the best values in town, offering spacious accommodations in the heart of the "Old Las Vegas." Guests need only step outside the door to drink in the nightly spectacle that is the Fremont Street Experience, the mammoth light-and-sound show with 2.1 million lights and a 540,000-watt sound system.
Yeah, but what about the gambling? The Plaza is enhancing its 80,000-square-foot casino with more games of chance, including baccarat. In addition to table games, the Plaza features keno, bingo, and race and sports book. Between its twin towers, the Plaza provides guests with a rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, cabanas for rent, lighted tennis courts, and an artificial-turf jogging track.
Guestrooms provide views of the city or pool, and include dressing areas with vanity sinks, and decors of blue carpets, green or blue fabrics, slate-colored wallpaper, crown molding and light-colored furniture. The Plaza's five restaurants include the Center Stage Restaurant and Lounge, which is not only famous for its prime rib, steaks, lobster and fish but also for serving frequently as a shooting location for movies and television. Ask the servers to rattle off the lists of celebs who have dined there.
Visitors should note that the downtown area still offers the dining bargains that used to typify Las Vegas. The Plaza Hotel draws people seeking gaming action and entertainment in traditional Las Vegas away from the crushing throng two miles away on The Strip.