Since 1906, our legacy has spanned the birth of Las Vegas. Our modern rooms draw inspiration from our colorful past and our prime location under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience delivers the energy of the future. Let’s stay where it all started at the first hotel in Vegas.
Accurately billed as Las Vegas ’“ Most Historic Hotel, ”the Golden Gate has stood the test of time and after some. Since opening as Hotel Nevada in 1906, this unobtrusive and airy corner establishment has quietly stood on One Fremont Street as the town - and the world - have changed around it. Notably, the Fremont Street Experience was built right outside its front door. Very little has changed to compromise the hotel’s old school charm in subsequent years, although Golden Gate has made improvements and modernized. The hotel remains the dwarf pride of its neighbors, at just 106 rooms. The rooms themselves, on the other hand, have been updated and include modern amenities such as flat screen televisions and iHome clock radios. The casino was as active as the opening day - and as well -known - even now it boasts Dealer Dancers from 6PM to 2 AM. Although Las Vegas is building toward the sky, the Golden Gate remains close to the ground, rooted in its rich and enormous successful history.
The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino is a comfortable property conveniently located just 3.1mi (5km) from the center of Las Vegas. Hotel guests will have easy access to Las Vegas City Hall, the Las Vegas Library, and the Lied Discovery Children's Museum. Also not far away are the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, and Cashman Field Convention Center.
In 1910, gambling was banned in the state of Nevada and the casino’s roulette and poker tables were forced to retire. Fremont Street was paved in 1925, as Ford Model As and Franklin Sedans slowly began releasing horse-drawn buggies. In 1931, gambling was again legalized in Nevada, and its gaming tables began to function again. The hotel changed its name to “Sal Sagev”, spelled Las Vegas backwards, and began its first expansion. While the rest of the United States suffered during the Great Depression, Vegas ’old economy was thriving due to the influx of workers into town to build the Hoover Dam. After a long loss, gambling and alcohol returned to Las Vegas with a vengeance. But Prohibition never stopped in Vegas, anyway! Years later, after the Prohibition, construction workers found hidden bottles of whiskey on the walls of the Golden Gate, which are now on display in the hotel lobby. readmore