Old school Vegas is alive and well at Four Queens, which has been open since 1966. It’s a popular spot for those serious about gambling, who don’t need all the frills of a Strip casino and are fine with camping out in one spot as their stacks of chips rise and fall.
The rooms won’t be winning interior design awards anytime soon, thanks to the garishly striped drapes and nondescript standard hotel art, but they serve their purpose as a clean, comfortable place to rest your head and gather yourself for a night of braving the Fremont Street Experience, which is right outside Four Queens’ door. The South Tower’s rooms are bigger, but the North Tower offers views of the hubbub of FSE, so choose wisely.
In-house Chicago Brewing Company serves a satisfying bar menu, as well as a selection of its own microbrews, which you can get in a 64-ounce to-go jug known as a growler, though it may be cumbersome to tote around as you walk Downtown. Local prom favorite Hugo’s Cellar is one of the last examples you can find of vintage Vegas dining, a proficient gourmet room that still greets ladies with long-stemmed red roses.
- Grace Bascos