In an earlier post on Las Vegas , I asked the question , Las Vegas Strip or Downtown Las Vegas , where should you stay when you’re in town ?
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My personal choice , as I mentioned in the post , was the place where the city of Las Vegas actually began , Downtown .
One of the hotels that I would suggest that you stay at is the hotel with the name that’s very easy to remember .
It has one letter , and it’s called , “The D ” .
It’s the tallest hotel in Downtown Las Vegas with 35 floors .
If you happen to be staying on the Las Vegas Strip , you can’t miss it if you’re going to watch the light show on Fremont Street .
The D is right in the middle of all that action at the Fremont Street Experience .
The Third Street Stage is right next door and if you have to , there’s a McDonald’s there too.
This is the third name change for this hotel .
It was once called Sundance, then Fitzgeralds .
Now , about that new name, “The D ” .
What’s that all about ?
There’s three reasons , depending on just who you speak to or believe .
Reason number one: The first name of one of the owners is Derek .
Reason number two : The hotel is located in Downtown Las Vegas .
Reason number three is closer to the truth .
The owners of the hotel are from Detroit .
Besides ” Motown ” and ” The Motor City “, just what is the other nickname for Detroit ?
You guessed it , The D .
While most of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip especially have some kind of exotic city theme like Paris , Venice , Lake Como ,Egypt , and Monte Carlo , this hotel is about all things Michigan , not just the city of Detroit .
You want to see everything and all that has to do with Michigan sports , no matter what the sport is, you’ve come to the right hotel and casino .
Right behind the bar that calls itself , ” The Long Bar “, all those television sets are turned to not only local and national sports , but Michigan sports as well .
Don’t be surprised if one of the patrons at the bar enjoying himself is one or both of the owners of the hotel .
As for ” The Long Bar ” ?
According to the state of Nevada , this casino has the longest bar in the state , so you’ll always find a seat somewhere at the bar.
Are you hungry ?
Besides the D Café inside the hotel , and the McDonald’s outside the hotel , there’s the 24 hour American Coney Island Chilli Dog Restaurant that specializes in those mouth watering hot dogs with the secret sauce just like you’d find at the American Coney Island Chilli Dog Restaurants back home in Detroit .
This casino likes to say that it provides the most fun not only in Downtown Las Vegas , but in the whole town .
They just might be right , and the fun just doesn’t begin when you check into your room .
When they aren’t taking your bets , some of the dealers are dancing on the tables to the beat of the music, which you can hear throughout the casino .
The bartenders at the bars throughout the place don’t want to feel left out on all this fun.
Watch as some of them juggle those rum, vodka ,and whiskey bottles around before they make your drink.
This is Las Vegas , after all .
EVERYONE puts on a show .
Now that you’ve seen what’s going on downstairs , what about your room ?
We won’t even talk about that choice you have on whether to go frolicking in the outside pool or chill out in the jacuzzi .
The D is the only hotel on Fremont Street that has both .
One thing you’ll notice is that red and black seems to be the color scheme of the hotel .
The color is all over the casino, the hallways , the lobby , the front desk , and even when you enter your room .
One thing you might notice about the elevators in the building .
Besides the fact that they’re also red and white , that is .
When you push the floor you want , the letters A, B, C, and D come up.
This tells you what elevator you’ll take to your room .
For example , if the elevator says C17 , you take elevator C to the 17th floor .
Strange, but a lot of hotels in the United States seem to be doing this .
The rooms aren’t as spacious as some of the the other hotels Downtown or on the strip , but the beds are comfortable .
I would advise asking for a room on a higher floor because you are in the middle of the action on the Fremont Street Experience , and if you’re a light sleeper , a lower floor isn’t going to block out the noise .
If you want a microwave and refrigerator in your room , that will cost you extra .
There’s a resort fee at the hotel , like many others in town .
It’s $20 per night , plus the hotel charges $100 on your credit card for incidentals , which is refunded to you, providing that you haven’t used up $100 worth of stuff .
You can either pay the resort fee when you check in or when you’re ready to check out .
The fee isn’t optional , so don’t try to get out of it.
The hotel is easy to get to by either the Deuce or SDX bus.
(See sportsandtravelblog.wordpress.com 2017/06/29/Las – Vegas – Baby – Las – Vegas – Nevada – Yes – You – Can – Take – Public – Transportation – Here )
If you’re coming from the Las Vegas Strip , both buses stop right across the street from the hotel .
If you’re arriving by plane from Las Vegas McCarron Airport , you can either take a cab or one of the many shuttle vans , which are cheaper than getting a cab .
Keep in mind , though , that you will be sharing the van with people going to some of the other hotels or hostels in town , so the ride will definitely take longer than usual .
If you happen to arrive at night , you’ll get to see the city when it looks the most beautiful , at night with the lights from the different casinos all lit up like Christmas trees .
You have your choice of hotels to stay at while you’re in town .
You want to have some fun without the all crowds on the Las Vegas Strip ?
Make your home in Las Vegas , the hotel with just the initial .
The D .