The Golden Nugget
Right in the heart of Downtown, the Golden Nugget is definitely vintage, but constant refreshes have kept it relevant and even hip—plus, those who love the Fremont entertainment district will love the fact that you can walk right out of the doors and onto the Fremont Street Experience. Rooms in the old Carson Tower are small, but you can snag them for $49. And get lucky and you might get a room in the Rush Tower, the most contemporary of its four towers, for a similar rate. Don’t miss the pool, which has an enclosed slide that runs right through a shark-filled aquarium, and the Chart House restaurant, whose bar wraps around a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium.