I booked this room on Hotwire while looking for a last minute deal in the downtown area for an event I was attending. I did not choose it myself, Hotwire did not reveal the name until after I paid. I was able to score a great rate, even with the $20/day resort fee. The convenient location, walking distance to the Fremont street action was a plus, however it also made it quite noisy in the evening. If you are a light sleeper or looking for a “relaxing” time away, this not the place for you. Also, the walls were kind of thin because when the person in the room next to me stood in just the right spot, I could hear the entire phone conversation–crystal clear–as well as the guy snoring next door. I’m sure he didn’t appreciate my turning up the TV to tune him out. The room and bathroom is modern and spacious however the shower has no curtain and only half a door. It was the oddest I’d ever seen and kind of messy (water splashed every where). If you are rooming with someone and want to save time by letting them use the sink while you are in the shower, you will have no privacy. An in room microwave is available upon request for but for an additional $15/day. (NO THANKS!), I didn’t ask about a refrigerator so I don’t know if you can get one.
The VIP concierge was very helpful and friendly storing my luggage when I got in early. The front desk attendants were hit or miss with their helpfulness/knowledge but they were always polite. I tried the S&O restaurant by recommendation of one of the employees. I should have realized they would promote their own restaurant instead of an honest answer when I asked about finding the best burger in the area because both the service and the food left much to be desired. Don’t waste your time. On the other hand, the gourmet pizza place across the street was excellent!
Modern rooms at affordable rates, plus Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs, welcome guests at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. The high-rise Downtown Grand boasts 643 sleek, colorful rooms that all feature 40-inch flat-panel TVs, free Wi-Fi and hairdryers. You’ll find five restaurants and one bar on-site, plus 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables