Downtown Grand's industrial chic casino — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
Downtown Las Vegas has been undergoing a resurgence in popularity lately, with exciting new offerings drawing both tourists and locals alike to the area. One of the coolest new additions to the scene, though, has to be Downtown Grand, a stylish new hotel and casino that’s easily one of the city’s chicest resorts.
The front entrance to Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
Located just steps away from Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opened its doors in October of 2013. Previously known as Lady Luck, the property underwent a massive renovation, giving it sort of an industrial chic feel.
The 25,000-square-foot casino features open ceilings, bricks, massive steel beams and vintage metal catwalks juxtaposed with beautiful chandeliers, providing a gaming environment unlike any other in Las Vegas. The guestrooms, meanwhile, feature more of a contemporary design, with vibrant colors that give off sort of a Palm Springs vibe.
One of the hotel's deluxe rooms — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
Featuring 634 rooms in two separate towers - the 18-story Casino Tower and the 25-story Grand Tower - the guestrooms at Downtown Grand range from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet. Amenities include Serta Presidential pillow-top mattresses, high-definition flat-screen televisions, complimentary bottled water and even ear plugs to assure guests receive a good night’s sleep. (Depending on how early you go to bed, the live music from Fremont Street Experience might disturb you.)
For those visiting on business, there are also spacious desks built into each room as well as high-speed wireless Internet access.
PICNIC, the urban rooftop pool experience — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
While the comfortable accommodations might make it tough to ever leave your guestroom, the best place to unwind at Downtown Grand has to be its urban rooftop pool experience PICNIC.
Encompassing more than 35,000 square feet, the retro pool area boasts incredible views of downtown Las Vegas and has its own infinity pool, fire pit, restaurant and bar and private cabanas. For those in a playful mood, cornhole games are available on the grass seating area, or guests can test their luck at one of four outdoor blackjack tables.
The retro-styled S+O Restaurant at Downtown Grand — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
Since Las Vegas is a 24-hour town, it should come as no surprise that Downtown Grand also has its own 24-hour diner. Sure to please even the most finicky of palates, S+O Restaurant serves up such delectable dishes as the miniature Cinnamon Roll Waffles topped with a sweet sugar glaze for breakfast and lunch and the tender S+O Favorite Braised Short Rib for dinner.
With its retro-style environment - complete with a cool blue tin ceiling, black-and-white checkerboard floor, vintage artwork and horseshoe-shaped booths - the cute diner may make guests want to stay indefinitely.
Inside Triple George Grill — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
That would be a mistake, though, as Downtown Grand is located just steps away from Downtown3rd, home to the savory Triple George Grill. The perfect spot for a business lunch or a nice sit-down dinner, this San Francisco-style steakhouse is known for serving some of the best steak and seafood in town.
For something a bit more casual, The Commissary Latin Kitchen by Richard Sandoval (located on the ground floor of the Grand Tower) offers several different types of cuisine, including juicy burgers and tasty tacos. It also boasts an extensive collection of tequilas - more than 100 unique and rare spirits, to be exact!
Art Bar — Photo courtesy of Vox Solid Communications
If tequila isn’t your thing, Downtown Grand has several different bars to enjoy a drink in, including the eye-catching Art Bar, which features dozens of reproductions of fine art masterpieces on its ceiling. Guests can enjoy an array of inventive cocktails as well as artfully prepared small bites and appetizers, with everything on Art Bar’s menu available at half price from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is located at 206 N. Third St. For more on the grand experience it offers guests, visit the hotel's website.