What’s the Best Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas?

You won’t run out of options when visiting Sin City: there are many incredible restaurants to enjoy, shows to experience, casinos to gamble in, and drinks to sip.

No matter what you’re looking to enjoy in Vegas, there is something for everyone.

Luckily, downtown Las Vegas has dozens and dozens of hotels that allow you to experience all the casinos, shows, and restaurants within walking distance.

If you’re looking for the best spots for your Vegas vacation, check out our guide to the seven best hotels in downtown Las Vegas.

Top 7 Hotels in Downtown Las Vegas

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The pool deck at the Downtown Grand Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Grand

206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

The Downtown Grand hotel is a classic Las Vegas hotel that has been upgraded with a modern and contemporary spin.

The rooms are updated, clean, modern and provide great views of the surrounding downtown Vegas. Enjoy incredible dining options on the property that will satisfy every craving, and play your luck all night in the casino.

Why Go: One of the best features of the Downtown Grand is the gorgeous vegas rooftop pool that has pretty amazing views of downtown.

Let your worries slip away on a comfy orange lounge chair, sipping a tropical drink in the lazy Nevada sunshine.

Tip: Be sure to check out the mob museum, which is right across the street from Downtown Grand.

Plaza hotel downtown Las Vegas
Plaza hotel Downtown Las Vegas

Plaza Hotel

1 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

If you’re looking for a historic and iconic hotel in downtown Las Vegas, then the Plaza Hotel is your best bet.

The Plaza Hotel, recently remodeled, brings a bit of that iconic 1970s vintage Vegas vibe to a modern experience.

The rooms are bright, clean, and modern, but the body of the hotel maintains that 70s vibe.

Why Go: One of the biggest draws of the Plaza is the one and only bingo room in downtown Las Vegas! With six different daily sessions, you’ll have plenty of chances to get in on the action. So even if you’re not a big “gambler”, this is a great spot to get in on the fun.

Tip: You can score free parking validation by gambling, dining, attending a show, or drinking at the casino.

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Golden Nugget

129 East Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

It doesn’t get much more old-school Las Vegas then the Golden Nugget.

This is that iconic rat-pack Elvis vibe you get when you think of the golden days of Vegas. With one of the oldest casinos in Vegas, it has remained a town staple for over 70 years. While this is a historic hotel, there have been updates since 1946, luckily, and make this a very happening spot.

Why Go: Explore “The Tank” and the “Hide Out” outdoor pool, some of the coolest pool spots in all of Vegas. Where else can you relax next to a 200,000-gallon shark tank and soak up the rays on three separate floors of pool space?!

the D hotel in downtown vegas

The D Las Vegas

301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

The D Las Vegas is located in the heart of downtown las vegas and Fremont Street, which is one of the most happening spots in Downtown.

Why Go:  You’ll be smack dab in the middle of downtown to walk around to other casinos, hotels, restaurants, and live entertainment.

The D is the perfect spot for someone who wants a bit of old Vegas and a few modern upgrades.

Not wanting to forget its historical roots, they have dedicated a casino on one floor to the vintage vibe, and the main casino is modern and contemporary.

El Cortez in DTLV
El Cortez in DTLV

El Cortez

600 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

This 1940s-classic hotel makes the “old Vegas” famous.

If you’ve ever seen an old movie that took place in Vegas, then El Cortez probably made an appearance.

Situated slightly off Fremont Street, the rooms are cheap, and you’re within a short walking distance from many other iconic hotels and casinos.

Why Go:  One of the best features of this fantastic spot is the funky theme cabana rooms; they’re as bright, fun, and unique as Vegas itself!

four queens in downtown las vegas

Four Queens

202 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

Why Go: Four Queens has a few key things that make it very desirable for guests: a great location and cheap rooms.

You’re in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience at Four Queens. The rooms are cheap, the casinos are plenty, and you can walk to all the other fun historic spots in old Downtown Las Vegas.

If you’re looking for a no-frills, simple and easy spot to navigate, Four Queens is a great option for your Vegas vacation.

Circa Vegas
New hotel in 2020 – Circa Las Vegas

Circa Las Vegas

8 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | 🏩 Explore Prices

There aren’t many brand new options in downtown Vegas, but Circa Las Vegas has all the modern amenities and is a great place to unwind and enjoy Vegas.

Opened in 2021, Circa is a gorgeous new modern hotel just minutes from the Fremont Street Experience.

All the new constructions mean updated rooms, great new restaurants, and clean casinos.

Why Go:  One of the most incredible features of this new hip spot is the Stadium Swim – think pool meets sports betting arena. Circa arguably has the best pool in downtown Las Vegas.

You’ll be able to float in the pool, sit on your cabana chair, and watch and bet on sports all day. It sounds like a pretty good day!

Overall, Circa is one of the best downtown Vegas hotels and the perfect hotel for sports bettors with a massive sportsbook and bar.


Is it better to stay in downtown Las Vegas or on the Strip?

If you’re on a budget, it’s better to stay downtown as the hotels are less expensive than rates on the Vegas Strip.  You can find some cheap rooms on the strip too, especially midweek.

What months are the hotels cheapest in Las Vegas?

During July and August, price rates at Las Vegas hotels fall. The same thing happens during January and February when there’s a noticeable drop-off in visitors after the Holidays.

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