- Type: Kid Friendly
NileGuide Expert tip:
The buffet is one of the best in town.
Though not actually on Fremont Street, the Main Street Station is just 2 short blocks away, barely a 3-minute walk. Considering how terrific it is, this is hardly an inconvenience. Having taken over an abandoned hotel space, the Main Street Station remains, in our opinion, one of the nicest hotels in Downtown and one of the best bargains in the city.
The overall look here, typical of Downtown, is early-20th-century San Francisco. However, unlike everywhere else, the details here are outstanding, resulting in a beautiful hotel by any measure. Outside, gas lamps flicker on wrought-iron railings and stained-glass windows. Inside, you'll find hammered-tin ceilings, ornate antique-style chandeliers, and lazy ceiling fans. The small lobby is filled with wood panels, long wooden benches, and a front desk straight out of the Old West, with an old-time key cabinet with beveled-glass windows. Check out the painting of a Victorian gambling scene to the left of the front desk. Even the cashier cages look like antique brass bank tellers' cages. They are proud of their special antiques, such as stained glass from the Lillian Russell mansion and doors from the Pullman mansion. It's all very appealing and just plain pretty. An enclosed bridge connects the hotel with the California Hotel across the street, where you will find shopping and a kids' arcade.
The long and narrow rooms are possibly the largest in Downtown, though the ornate decorating downstairs does not extend up here, but the rooms are plenty nice enough. The bathrooms are small but well appointed. Rooms on the north side overlook the freeway, and the railroad track is nearby. The soundproofing seems quite strong -- we couldn't hear anything when inside, but then again, we're from L.A. A few people have complained about noise in these rooms, but the majority of guests haven't had any problems. If you're concerned, request a room on the south side.
The Pullman Grille is the steak-and-seafood place and is much more reasonably priced than similar (and considerably less pretty) places in town. The stylish Triple 7 Brew Pub and the excellent buffet, Main Street Station Garden Court, are here. And the casino, thanks to some high ceilings, is one of the most smoke-free around.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Main Street Station
Great Choice Downtown
When I go to Vegas I always try and stay downtown at least one night. It's great to be close to Fremont Street so you can enjoy the people watching late into the night without...
- posted on 11.08.12
- by KitsilanoGuy
Only dined at the restaurant. Excellent meal and very, very, very inexpensive. You get a much better value at this place as opposed to the restaurants on the Strip. It is highly...
- posted on 11.07.12
- by Hank I
Jewel of downtown!
This hotel is off the strip,but convenient to other casino's,shows,Fremont Experience. they have a shuttle that will take you to and from Sam's Town Old west casino! Quick...
- posted on 11.05.12
- by linda p
- Budget Hotel 2007 – Audience Winner
- Highly Recommended 2010
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Best Western is the world's largest hotel brand with more than 4,000 hotels. Our uniqueness is found in each hotels charm and local appeal while maintaining a commitment to quality, service and value. Whether you are travelling for business trip or a family vacation, choose Best Western for the best in accomodations that our customers have come to expect and count on.
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- tel: 702/387-1896
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- 200 N. Main St
- Between Fremont St. and I-95
- Las Vegas, NV 89101
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