If you love slots and shrimp cocktails, boy are you going to like the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. Located on the western end of Glitter Gulch on Fremont Street, The Golden Gate bills itself as Las Vegas’ most historic hotel and casino. Established in 1906, the Golden Gate features 106 rooms, and having been recently remodeled, the hotel even received the “Best Downtown Hotel” by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
But what many know the Golden Gate Hotel for is the $1.99 shrimp cocktail, which even at that price was also voted best in Vegas for 2008. While the casino offers roulette, Texas Hold’em, blackjack, and craps, the big feature would be the new slot floor.
The hotel features a historic aspect that goes back quite a long ways. With its intimate size at only 106 rooms, the theme is historic Vegas, with emphasis on the roaring 20s and the Rat Pack era. The Fremont Street experience is right outside the door, with its dazzling 10 story, four block long awesome daily light show. Also on Fremont Street are the street performers and frequent events and free concerts.
For entertainment, the Golden Gate has a casino piano bar serving up mostly mellow standards. Also featured are the Las Vegas showgirls who appear nightly in front of the casino, and are available for pictures.
The Golden Gate is a busy, popular place with the enticing lure of the famous $1.99 shrimp cocktail, the great downtown location and tons of slot machines. The old Vegas atmosphere is charming and is a fun place to spend some time while in Las Vegas. The rooms are reasonably priced compared to many.