Golden Gate Las Vegas Review: A Historic Downtown Hotel

By Jeremy Koering • Updated on July 8, 2022

Golden Gate Las Vegas Review: A Historic Downtown Hotel

Golden Gate Las Vegas is located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. A room at Golden Gate costs $19/night plus taxes and fees–check current rates here.

Golden Gate Las Vegas is an affordable property with limited amenities, but guests do get two free passes to Circa’s Stadium Swim. The hotel is close to the Main Street Stage and 1st Street Stage on the Fremont Street Experience.

Golden Gate Review

Rating: 2.4/5

What We Like

  • Free access to Stadium Swim
  • Old-school Vegas vibe
  • Charming casino and gambling

What We Don’t Like

  • No restaurants
  • Limited amenities
  • Tiny, old hotel rooms

Bottom Line

Golden Gate Las Vegas is a historic downtown hotel that offers a charming casino and gambling experience as well as two free passes to Circa’s Stadium Swim. While the hotel doesn’t have any restaurants, it makes up for it with a great old-school Vegas vibe and reasonably priced drinks.

Rooms are tiny and outdated, but the property is close to the Main Street Stage and 1st Street Stage on the Fremont Street Experience, making it a great budget-friendly hotel option for those looking to explore Downtown Las Vegas.

Golden Gate opened in 1906 and is an affordable hotel. Hotel guests receive two free passes to Stadium Swim. There are no restaurants at Golden Gate, but there are two bars with reasonably priced drinks.

Golden Gate Rooms & Suites

The hotel offers a unique vintage Vegas experience where guests can enjoy the iconic and luxurious style of Las Vegas in its past glory.

The standard guest rooms will take you back in time. You can stay in the original rooms when the hotel was built in 1906 when the rooms were just $1/night. The rooms are tiny and are decorated with an art deco style that’s comfortable and sleek.

Chances are your guest room will be next to Fremont Street Experience, and you will hear all the sounds and life. They are some of the cheapest rooms in all of Las Vegas. The downside, if you’re not a sound sleeper or need space, these rooms may not be right for you.

The suites at Golden Gate offer a luxurious experience. The suites are the newest rooms at the hotel, away from the loud noises of Fremont Street. Your suite offers great amenities like a rainfall shower, a comfortable California king bed, and a sectional sofa. Don’t let the hotel’s age fool you. The suites at Golden Gate are comfortable and great for a weekend of partying downtown.

There is no pool at the hotel. However, they offer guests two free passes to Circa’s Stadium Swim for each day. The hotel has an in-house concierge, access to The D’s fitness center, and various meeting spaces available.

Golden Gate Bars

There are two bars at Golden Gate, including one of our favorite video poker bars in downtown Las Vegas. Bar Prohibition honors the hotels storied past as a wild west watering hole and the frequent hangout of The Rat Pack. The bar offers video poker machines that feature progressives, lots of TVs to watch all the big games, and a great list of beers, wines, and cocktails.

OneBar is on the Fremont Street Experience and features dancing bartenders. It’s a refreshing way to let loose with your favorite frozen drink, ice-cold beers, and cocktails!

Golden Gate Casino

The casino is small but vibrant at the Golden Gate. It may be the oldest casino in Las Vegas, but it’s a youthful experience with Dancing Dealers, lots of gambling, and a great atmosphere.

The casino features all the popular table games and slot machines. From Blackjack to Buffalo, you’ll find your favorite way to win at Golden Gate.

Get in on the action and bet your favorite teams at the Circa Sportsbook inside the casino. The compact sportsbook has a video wall for watching the biggest sporting events and makes it easy to place bets without waiting in long lines.

Join the Club One Players Club to earn points, comped rooms, and exclusive benefits at Golden Gate, The D, and Circa.

Jeremy Koering

Publisher of I live in Las Vegas. I'm one of the weird locals that loves going to The Strip. I love gambling, going to concerts and comedy, and finding a good deal.