The Plaza Hotel & Casino
Situated on Main Street, at the top of the iconic Freemont Street in Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is a gaming resort, hotel and entertainment destination.
The owners attribute the star-attraction status of the Plaza Hotel & Casino to the numerous activities and amenities on offer, designed to ensure that guests are never short of things to do. As such, the Plaza Hotel & Casino features a 1037-room upscale hotel, 80000-square-foot casino including a race and sportsbook, seasonal rooftop swimming pool, multitude of restaurants, fitness centre, and more.
Here’s a brief overview of what visitors to the Plaza Hotel & Casino can expect.
The Hotel at the Top of Freemont Street
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is owned by the Tamares Group but PlayLV leases and operates the venue. On their website, the Plaza Hotel & Casino owners boast that this venue is the perfect precursor to the Freemont Street Experience – the world-famous shopping mega-mall that dominates downtown Vegas.
With the completion of a US$ 35 million remodelling and expansion project that commenced in 2010, the Plaza Hotel & Casino now has a contemporary look and feel, with much of its décor and furnishings acquired at auction from the Fontainebleau Resort when its construction was halted in 2011.
As mentioned, there are 1 037 guestrooms and suites at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, with an average size of 325 square feet. All the basic amenities are included in the Plaza Hotel & Casino rooms. These include king- or queen-sized beds, 32” TVs with cable and pay-per-view access, combination safes, and en-suite bathrooms.
Plaza Hotel & Casino guest may also make special requests for an additional fee and one of which is to have a room on a higher floor with a choice of three views – Mountain, Freemont and Vegas.
Casino, Bingo, and Race and Sportsbook
Included in the Plaza Hotel & Casino gaming area are the aforementioned 8000-square-foot casino floor – featuring over 500 slots and a host of table games – as well as a dedicated race and sportsbook.
Included in the Plaza Hotel & Casino slot offerings are classic fruit machines, HD and 3D titles, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild coin games, Edge high-limit slots, and more. The Plaza Hotel & Casino also runs 777 slot tournaments three times weekly.
All the usual table games feature at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in addition to rarer offerings such as crap-less craps, mini baccarat, and carnival games. Additionally, the Plaza Hotel & Casino regularly offers free table games lessons.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino also boasts downtown Las Vegas’s only bingo hall, with six sessions daily.
In early 2013, the Plaza Hotel & Casino introduced a significant addition to its gaming offerings – the newly refurbished William Hill Race and Sportsbook, which remains one of downtown Las Vegas’s largest sportsbooks.
Plaza Food and Beverages
There are several venues at which Plaza Hotel & Casino guests can enjoy a drink and a meal – whether they’re after award-winning cuisine or just want to grab a quick bite. Options include the following
- The Race & Sportsbook Bar
- Hash House a Go Go
- Beer Garden
- Pop Up Pizza
- The food court, which includes McDonald’s, Cafelatte and Subway, among others
Nightlife and Entertainment
There are plenty of entertainment and nightlife options available at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, with a variety of live shows on offer at the Omaha Lounge. The Omaha Bar, meanwhile, is open every night and offers free entertainment to Plaza Hotel & Casino guests.