The stratosphere is located at the very far end of the Vegas strip. This makes it almost impossible to walk to from anything on the strip. It is too far away from everything. With this being said, the stratosphere offers very competetive rates to get people to stay here. It boasts having one of 2 towers in Las vegas that you can go to the top of and view the strip. Once you get to the top, you can also ride on different rides that put you at the top of the tower. It is worth visiting, find a cab or the bus and go see it.
This place is extravagent. If you want to feel like you have stepped into Venice, Italy you must come and experience the Venetian. The hotel/casino is seperated into two parts. The casino is on the main floor and then they have a shopping area that is created to look like you are outside in Venice. There is a canal that runs through the entire village. You can take a ride in a Gondola and have the driver seranade you. You must pay a small fee in order to ride though. In my opinion, this is one of the most breathtaking casinos in Vegas.
Fitzgeralds is the first hotel/casino on the Freemont Street experience. It is the only place you can stand on a balcony to watch the Freemont Street show. I would recommend going on the Fitz balcony and checking out the show at least once. The Fitzgerald offered rooms for $30 and we stayed there for one night. The rooms were small but clean. The parking was free and close to our room. This hotel always had a lot of action in it. It was a lot of fun. We thought the plus to this hotel was the Krispy Kreme in it. I would stay here again if I was on a budget. We enjoyed ourselves here.
The Four Queens is located right in the middle of the downtown strip. They are always offering rooms that are under $50. If you want to come to Vegas but don't want to spend a fortune, you should try Four Queens. The rooms are standard but if you do not plan on being in the room the whole time, you should be fine.
Binions is a classic old vegas casino. It looks like an old saloon. All the walls and trim are done in woodwork. The casino floor is very spacious. There are numerous slots and poker machines. This is a great place to play table games. The minimum bet is reasonable so you do not feel like you are losing a forture. If you make it done to Freemont St. check out Binions.
The Golden Nugget is very classy. It is located downtown on Freemont street. It is a beautiful casino. Most everything in the casino is trimmed in gold. This is one of the more happening casinos that are located downtown. They have an excellent table games area. There are lots of slot machines that are kept clean and open. This hotel and casino is exactly what I picture "old vegas" as. Come and see this casino, you won't be sorry.
The Las Vegas Club hotel is located in downtown Vegas on the Freemont Street. This is an older hotel but it has charm. The casino is done in a sports theme. It is a lot of baseball. I really enjoyed looking at the sports memorbelia around the casino. There are a lot of hard to find items that are showcased here. The staff is very friendly and the casino is maintained nicely.