The Fremont is one of the Las Vegas hotels that is situated Downtown and is part of the brilliant Fremont Street Experience attraction.
It is one of the iconic ‘Four Corners’ properties that sit on the corner of Casino Center Boulevard and Fremont Street – the others being the Four Queens, the Golden Nugget and Binion’s.
The Fremont also has two Boyd Gaming sister properties in Downtown Las Vegas in Main Street Station and the California. However, it is the only one of the three that is on the Fremont Street Experience.
Opened: May 1956
Number of rooms: 447
Gaming space: 32000 sq. ft
Operator: Boyd Gaming
Permanent shows: None
Attractions: Fremont Street Experience
Price guide: $
As mentioned, the Fremont Hotel sits in an iconic spot in Downtown Las Vegas. Casino Center Boulevard intersects Fremont Street about halfway down the Fremont Street Experience and that crossing is one of the most photographed spots in the whole city.
The Fremont is with the Four Queens as the two of the four properties on the eastern side of the intersection and both are under the famous video screen canopy.
That spot makes it an ideal location from which to explore Downtown Las Vegas, with just about everything you are likely to want to see within easy walking distance.
Head east and you will reach El Cortez and the Container Park. Head west and you will quickly reach the Circa end of the attraction where most of the free concerts and live music is situated.
A short walk north, meanwhile, will get you to Downtown Grand, the Mob Museum, Main Street Station and the California.
One place you can’t get to from the Fremont on foot is the Las Vegas Strip, although a taxi or the Deuce Bus will get you there.
Fremont Rooms and Amenities
The rooms at the Fremont are on the smaller side at just 240 sq. ft. However, the location will probably make up for that as no one is likely to be spending much time in their room whilst they are Downtown.
You can upgrade to a suite if you want more space. That will more than double the size of the room to 544 sq. ft.
The hotel does not have much in the way of amenities. However, guests are given access to those at the nearby Cal, which has a fitness centre and a rooftop pool.
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Food and Drink
Second Street Grill and Tony Roma’s should keep Fremont guests relatively well fed. The former serves breakfast and lunch with the latter taking over in the afternoon to offer evening meals until 11pm.
Lanai Express provides a quick-eats Asian option alongside Dunkin Donuts and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Of course, you have all the great dining options of the Fremont Street Experience and surrounding area to rely upon as well, so the relative few in-house restaurants shouldn’t really be an issue for anyone.
Special mention for Lanai, who still charge just 99c for a shrimp cocktail – the same prices as 1976!
Filament is the bar and lounge in the property. It is a very good one with beers, yards and liquor all available.
Shows and Attractions
As with most of the properties Downtown, the Fremont Street Experience is the big attraction here.
It has the video canopy, free live music, street entertainers, a vast array of bars and casinos to explore. Most of them show off iconic old-school Vegas neon, as well as great food options and the SlotZila zipline.
However, if you want to go a little further, the Container Park and Mob Museum are recommended.
Like many Las Vegas hotels in this area, the Fremont does not have its own pool.
If poolside relaxation is high on your list of priorities, you will probably be better served by staying on the Strip or paying extra to stay at nearby Circa, which has one of the best pools in Las Vegas.
However, Fremont guests do get access to a pool – at nearby sister property the California.
The Fremont is not fancy and is worlds away from other Las Vegas hotels, especially the mega-resorts on the Strip.
That said, it will put you in a truly historic and iconic spot Downtown Las Vegas. It also shouldn’t damage your budget too much either.
Pros: Great location and amazing neon in a truly iconic spot in Las Vegas and it. Moreover, won’t damage your budget much either.
Cons: Smaller rooms than most and few amenities, although if you want to walk to the California you have access to them.