Binion’s Las Vegas Review: A Vintage Vegas Experience

Jeremy K.


Jeremy K.

• Chief Editor

Last updated on December 18, 2022

Hotel Apache, originally opened by the Silvagni family in 1932, was designed to be a refuge for workers of Hoover Dam. The Hotel Apache was the first hotel in Las Vegas to air-condition its lobby.

Benny Binion acquired the hotel, and it became the place to stay in Las Vegas. Hollywood movie stars like Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and Lucille Ball were notable guests.

Binion’s Review

Rating: 2.2/5

What We Like

  • No resort fee.
  • Whiskey Liquor’s rotating bar.
  • Awesome vintage Vegas vibe with a storied history.

What We Don’t Like

  • The property is old and worn out.
  • Limited hotel amenities.

Bottom Line

Binion’s Las Vegas is a great option for those looking for a vintage Vegas experience. The property is old and worn out, but it has a great vibe and no resort fee. You’ll find affordable restaurants, bars, and gambling on site, and the property is located within walking distance of the Fremont Street Experience.

Hotel Apache at Binion’s Gambling Hall

In 2019, Binion’s Gambling Hall brought Hotel Apache back to life, offering guests standard rooms and suites.

The rooms and suites are small, quaint spaces that are unlike any other in Las Vegas. They offer guests a retro look and feel in one of the most historic hotels in Nevada.

When it comes to amenities, Hotel Apache is a pretty bare-bones operation. Binion’s features a rooftop pool located on the 25th floor. You can take in breathtaking views poolside.

It’s rumored that Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel Apache are haunted. For over 90 years, many guests and employees have reported unusual phenomena. Binion’s has even had ghost hunters that reported high levels on EMF meters and motion sensors.

Binion’s Pool

You can lounge with a view of The Strip and Downtown at Binion’s pool. Located on the 25th floor, take in views of the Las Vegas Valley and splash around with your friends at the refreshing swimming pool. The pool is free to hotel guests of Hotel Apache and Four Queens.

Binion’s Restaurants & Bars

Binion’s Gambling Hall offers guests four restaurants, a casino bar inside, and two walk-up bars outside.

Top of Binion’s Steakhouse is the perfect place to take that special someone and enjoy a night out on the town. Enjoy delicious food, service with a smile from your server, and unmatched views of Vegas at its best!

Located on the 24th floor, Top of Binion’s Steakhouse serves a selection of tender aged beef guaranteed to be mouth-watering. You can have nearly any cut of meat and lobster and other seafood delicacies at the restaurant.

You’ll never want to leave when you’re at Benny’s Smokin’ BBQ & Brews. Enjoy mouth-watering, slow-cooked BBQ and tasty beers. Watch as your rack of ribs glisten in front of you while catching up with old friends or meeting new ones while playing video poker at the bar.

Whether you want brisket, pulled pork, or something else, Benny’s Smokin’ BBQ has delicious craft beer to pair with your meal.

Whiskey Licker Up Saloon is a bar with food for every tastebud. They use fresh ingredients, and nothing is frozen! You can find mouthwatering burgers or sliders to quench your hunger cravings while you imbibe in some of their delicious whiskey offerings.

The Whiskey Licker Up Saloon is where patrons can enjoy the Fremont Street Experience from an open-air, rotating bar while sitting in comfort. This one-of-a-kind experience allows up to 25 guests at once to sit and watch as they sip on their favorite drink!

Outside, on the Fremont Street Experience, there are two walk-up bars. Whiskey Licker Up’s walk-up bar is on the west side of the building near the 1st Street StageCowgirl Up Cantina is on the corner of Casino Center Boulevard and Fremont. There’s a casino bar just inside near the table games. The full-service bar has video poker machines and slots for gamblers to enjoy while they drink.

Binion’s also offers two fast-casual dining options at Binion’s Cafe and Binion’s Deli for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs.

Binion’s Gambling Hall

Have you really gambled until you have gambled at Binion’s Gambling Hall? Binion’s Gambling Hall is vintage Vegas. It’s the casino that made poker famous and where the World Series of Poker took off.

Binion’s is a place where locals and tourists meet. You’ll find good odds and low table minimums. You can enjoy all your favorite tables, including traditional BlackjackCraps with 5x odds, Roulette, and specialty tables like Progressive 3 Card Poker or Let-It-Ride!

Binion’s Gambling Hall offers a great mix of your favorite video and reel slot machines. They offer some of the best video poker pay tables in Las Vegas with 98% payback machines. You can bet on sports at the William Hill sportsbook and kiosks. Currently, the live poker room is closed. If you’re going to gamble at Binion’s, sign up for Club Binion’s. The casino offers great promotions, cashback, and restaurant comps.