Las Vegas Club
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Hotel Size:
410 rooms
Room Price:
Casino Size:
40,000 s.f.
Star Rating:
Cheap gaming:


Las Vegas Club
18 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas

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If you're on a tight budget, aren't looking to impress someone, don't mind a little grime and are willing to walk elsewhere for some meals, then this might be okay. The (Las) Vegas Club is often cheap, but also poorly-maintained. Its current owners stripped it of the "Las" for unknown reasons, but are too cheap to change the signage. The whole place is as depressing and rundown as a casino gets.

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Room Quality: Fair to poor rooms with few amenities and newer carpet (but newer nothing else). The rooms in the north tower are bigger and slightly nicer, but are still pretty basic and considerably worn down. The beds are beat to the point of sadness. The south tower rooms are okay but often more threadbare and have some seriously outdated furniture. In either tower, the king bed rooms have a sitting area with a sofa. There is a vanity desk in the room and the bathrooms are fair-sized. The two-bed rooms have two queens. The Club charges more per night for the "Deluxe" rooms and for North Tower, but nothing here is either deluxe or worth paying much extra for. If your main concern is just a place to rest your head and you don't mind the occasional clogged drain or wheezing AC, welcome to the (Las) Vegas Club.
Service Quality: Fair. It's a small hotel so check-in is quick so long as you don't get stuck behind a tour group. The place feels understaffed, so employees may act indifferent or preoccupied.
What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom: They have bars of soap and bottles of cheap shampoo which, on our last trip, they did not replenish. And yes, things look to be about that bleak here.
Clientele: Lots of people who would describe themselves as "regular guys," bargain hunters and typical middle-class downtown folks. This place is no nonsense, and it attracts people who want Vegas for what's outside, not inside, their hotel rooms.
How's the Pool? The LV Club has no pool of its own, but guests can use the pool at the Plaza across the street. That is, when it's open. It isn't right now because of Plaza renovations.

Table Games: The sad, rundown casino has a small pit with blackjack, craps, roulette and 3-card poker. They have some weird blackjack rules at a few tables. The pit is usually pretty quiet, except for the "sexy fetish pit" where you can be dealt to by a naughty nurse, a deceptively seductive librarian, or maybe even a balding, overweight lady with false teeth. What? We all have our own fetishes.
Bet Minimums: Blackjack tables is as low as $3, but it's 6:5, as is the Fetish Pit. Craps is sometimes $3 with 345x odds. Roulette can be as low as $1 chips. Nothing really special here, except that some of the blackjack games are good.
Machines: They have lots of machines from a nickel to a dollar. There are some full-pay video poker machines scattered about,. There is a casino area in the rear of the property that has a few slots and a ton of unused space. It is deathly quiet back there.
Cocktails? Fair. This place is quiet a lot of the time, so maybe they don't hire too many cocktail waitresses. If you do get a waitress to serve you, tip her so she remembers you. If you can't flag down a waitress, the bars have drinks at reasonable prices.
Who Gets Comps? At blackjack, a $15 player can probably get a comp if he is persistent. Sounds fishy, but then, we've never had more than 10 bucks total to spend so we can't say for sure. The Play Club is a fair slot club.

Tinoco's Kitchen: Tinoco has been cooking food in Vegas for a while and has a good reputation. He now has this breakfast/lunch/dinner joint in the Club. The menu is across the board, with a good range of Italian, some seafood and only a few sandwiches. The dinner menu has steaks, lamb and decent appetizers. In the hall outside is an arcade-style claw machine where you can try to grab a live lobster from a tank. if you do, they will cook and serve it to you. But not after 10 p.m. If you win that late at night, we guess you just have to store the crustacean in your hotel room's tub until morning.
The little express snack bar in the back is open sometimes and serves some quick bites.

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