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Casino at the Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas

(2.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is a casino–hotel located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada owned by the Tamares Group, and PlayLV is the leaseholder and operator of the property. It currently has 1,037 rooms and suites, as well as an 80000sqft casino and there is more than 25,000sqft of event space. The Plaza also features a classic showroom, seasonal roof top swimming pool, and fitness center, as well as a race and sports book.The Plaza began an extensive $35 million renovation project at the end of 2010 that included brand new guestrooms and suites, an entirely remodeled casino floor and lobby, and all new restaurants, bars and entertainment options. The renovations utilize contemporary furnishings and materials purchased from the Fontainebleau resort after it suspended construction on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel and the full casino reopened on September 1, 2011.HistoryOpened on July 2, 1971 with the owners including local businessmen: Sam Boyd, Frank Scott, Howard Cannon and Jackie Gaughan. Its original name was Union Plaza, in reference to the Union Pacific railroad station that originally stood at the site.From 1991 to 1992, the red neon thing was installed at the top of the neon sign.Before the discontinuation of the Desert Wind train route on May 10, 1997, Amtrak made its Las Vegas, Nevada station near the Plaza. The station and ticket windows were directly connected to the hotel. It was the only train station in the United States located in a casino.
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  • The Plaza is a typical downtown casino. No bells and whistles ,Just a great place to gamble .Make sure you get the slot card, There is no Buffett at the plaza. 
  • We wanted something different to do and noticed they have bingo. It runs about every 2 hours starting at 11am and ending at 9pm. It's on the 3rd floor and you take the escalators up. It's very much de...  more »
  • Great fun hotel in downtown Vegas. Great prices, food and fun! Definitely worth staying here! Room is spacious and airy , fun Casino, great restaurants and location. 
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  • Myriad of small problems like ticking noises in the restroom (it was not a leaky faucet, came from the walls or something). Super strong cheap perfume smell permeating the building and room in some cases. The the elevators constantly breaking down. They didn't work well until my last day and the very first day (stayed 5 days). No microwave on the premises even though their restaurant sells huge portions. The gambling was fun with dealers who seemed like they've been in your shoes before and make you feel comfortable as well as looking out for you on occasion. Food is pretty damn good at the hash house downstairs so that's a plus. They get stars on Gambling and food alone. So if you don't care about the whole hotel thing then this is a very affordable option.
  • My Friends stayed here at the PLAZA we got a room but we never went to sleep All the activity going on throughout the night in the casino was worth staying up, so we stayed up all night enjoying the slots and different activity. The workers were so nice to us giving us different free gifts,free dinner vouchers and drinks they offered us free play they never once treated us with disrespect I loved it there. After seeing everything on freemont The PLAZA was at the end so that was our final chill place that we enjoyed a night and a half at then we went to the new strip. But my experience at The PLAZA was Super Awesome No Doubt. I'll always return for another stay, the workers were nothing but welcoming and so nice. I Had a Super Fun Time Thanks For Making Our Visit GreatπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ‘
  • Parked at the Plaza for a hasn't down Fremont. Parking is free for the first three hours which was nice. Stopped in during happy hour for a light bite to eat. The prices were great, especially for the size of the $5 apps you can get. Missed all the buffet because I was still too full from the bacon Mac and cheese! Service was impeccable. The waitresses were accommodating and just genuinely nice people. Bathrooms were pretty clean, even considering that this hotel seems to be a major entrance onto the Fremont street experience. Not like you have much choice of your going to Fremont, but I still recommend this hotel for good and bathroom and even parking.
  • The plaza is a great lower price hotel in an ok location. The food there is good, and the feel is retro and cool. It's in downtown Vegas, which is a ways away from the strip. You would have to get a taxi if you wanted to go there. The actual hotel won't be beaten as far as price goes, and service is great too. It's one of the best cheaper options if you want to go to Vegas.
  • Nonsmoking room reeked of air freshener at first, then the skunky smell of pot appeared once the air freshener wore off. The water in the shower was scalding hot and would not cool down. Even the toilet had hot water, which caused some unpleasant steaming on the backside. The rooms are not business traveler friendly at all. Barely any electric outlets and, if you travelling with a co-worker, be prepared to be exposed to each other. the bathroom is tiny, with only the shower and toilet and no room to dress. The vanity and sink are in the room and the bathroom is completely visible from both beds. If you forget your towel before taking the shower, since it is under the sink, you are out of luck. Last, but most importantly, when we arrived there were 3 or the 5 elevators working. This was seemingly unbearable for a 21 story hotel. That is, until the last day when there was only 1 working elevator. The wait time for an elevator down was easily 10 to 15 minutes.