The Cromwell in Las Vegas C-E
3595 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: (702) 737-2100
About the Casino
Originally opened in 1979 as the Barbary Coast, this small hotel was way past its prime during its incarnation as Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon. It's not that there was anything expressly wrong with it, but it had grown worn and a bit dusty (metaphorically speaking), a relic of an era of cheap hotels, $3.99 prime rib specials, and low wager gambling that Vegas keeps trying to put in its rear view mirror.
A $200 million renovation has given new life to the property, reinventing it as The Cromwell, a boutique luxury hotel with a sexy vibe, celebrity chef dining, the latest gaming tech, and decidedly not-cheap room rates. It is aiming to be an experience for people who want things intimate and luxurious; there are only 188 rooms, which makes it microscopic when compared to the 4,000 room behemoths next door.
The bulk of the building was gutted and revamped, getting rid of the Victorian era San Francisco theme in favor of clean, modern lines in the casino and a bordello meets industrial loft design in the rooms. About the only thing that survived the transition, other than the basic footprint of the hotel, are the original chandeliers in the casino, which were overhauled and updated. It's a dramatic change from the Bill's days and mostly a good one.
Bill's Gamblin' Hall to reopen as Gansevoort Las Vegas (Las Vegas Sun)
Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
$200,000 Slot Tournament ($3000 Buy-in)
Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
$140,000 Summer Classic Slot Tournament ($500 buy-in)