Downtown Grand in Las Vegas C-E
Downtown Las Vegas
206 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
About the Casino
Is the resurgence of Downtown Las Vegas a revolution or an evolution? One look at the Downtown Grand and you may be forgiven for thinking it's a little of both.
The hotel once known as the Lady Luck closed in 2006 with promises from the then owners that it would be reborn within the year as something bigger, brighter, and better. It took more than seven years, and a completely different set of owners and management, to get the old gal back up and running, but it is back in both a familiar and uniquely original package that keeps the good stuff about Downtown and turns the rest on its head.
The property is spread across two blocks of Downtown Las Vegas on either side of 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart. Just as a point of reference, this is a block north of the Fremont Street Experience and right across the street from the Mob Museum. They call this area Downtown 3rd, just in case you were looking for one more neighborhood moniker to add to your collection.
The main part of the complex is on the east side of 3rd Street and features the casino, a rooftop pool and recreation deck, multiple restaurants and bars, the lobby, a valet parking and porte cochere entrance (on 4th Street), a sundry shop, and one of the two hotel towers. The other tower is located on the west side of 3rd Street, connected by an overhead walkway. That building has another restaurant, The Commissary, at its base and is adjacent to the strip of businesses that includes Hogs and Heifers, Triple George Grill, Pizza Rock restaurant, and more, all of which are considered to be part of both Downtown 3rd and the Downtown Grand ultimately.
The design is funky retro modern industrial chic, a phrase I just invented to cover the disparate yet wonderfully complimentary decor elements in the public spaces. It's got exposed brick and ductwork, giving it the industrial vibe, plus beautifully done wood and metal work and iron and crystal chandeliers adding the chic element. The furnishings have a distinctly "Mad Men" era vibe to them but all done in a contemporary mold. It feels both comfortably yesterday and totally today at the same time, furthering fueling the revolution versus evolution debate.
in terms of floor space. It's basically one big room with a big center bar; lots of slot machines that are mostly of the penny, nickel, and quarter denominations; a handful of gaming tables covering all the basics at low limits; a small sports book; and two small high limit areas, one with about a dozen dollar and above slots and the other with a couple of blackjack tables. It isn't a destination casino in terms of its offerings but it is a really nice place in which to gamble, especially if you are sitting in what has to be the nicest, plushest gaming table chairs in all of Las Vegas.
Review of Downtown Grand courtesy of Rick Garman's Vegas4Visitors.com
Jul 27, 2018
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