I remember in the 1970s when Binions was the Mint and that was cool....I did not stay in the rooms here, but the casino machines paid well....the Steakhouse here is awesome....old ambiance, terrific service and lovelt view at night of the downtown lights make it a great dining experience. Prices are a little spendy, but worth it, meal was fantastic!!!!
Debra Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mt Iron, MN, USA - Friday, March 05, 2010 at 07:54:49 (CST)
After reading all the bad reviews
After reading all the bad reviews of this hotel i will not book it,, staying on the strip is more expensive,, BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtttttt you get what you pay for,,,,,,,,,,,,I booked a shitty hotel in NYC ,, read all the reviews of the hotel,, I kind of took them at half word,, than i visited the rat hotel ,, and i was so not impressed it ruined by weekend by myself being so cheap,, you live and learn,,,,
Bruce Bradley <PhotosByBruceB@aol.com>
Buffalo , NY, USA - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:10:46 (CDT)
Duh, not for families
I agree with many people. History was made in the downtown Vegas, not the neon strip. Yeah, the dealers are older and some remember when you got a job when you knew someone with juice (Mafia pull - read Slick Bannon's book "Thief"). Families? Go see the Grand Canyon.
I played in two Hold 'em tournaments and was in the money for both of them. I WON'T be playing on the strip, but I'll probably stay there!!!!
USA - Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 21:20:11 (CDT)
Been Visiting Vegas for 39 Years
Just got back from an eight day stay at Binions......I've visited every city and town in Nevada. No this is not the strip, but I love it. Nice people. Great service. I will return there many times.
A ONeal <email@example.com>
Lucama, NC, USA - Friday, June 30, 2006 at 14:29:39 (PDT)
Dont waste your time with this horrid hotel.
USA - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 19:02:08 (PST)
I have stayed in better MOTEL 6's then this dump. The clerk laughed and said I hope you got a discount when they showed us our rooms. I dont care much about the paint but nothing was working correctly, TV was spotty and the shower head didnt work correctly. Maintenance could not fix the problems. I really enjoyed the multiple IRON burns in the rug, the 4am Fire Alarm in which none of the hotel staff seemed to know anything about.
WHAT A DUMP
PHOENIX, AZ, USA - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 19:00:48 (PST)
Now... when I pay $100 for a room, I don't expect the FOUR SEASONS, but then again I don't expect a dump. We stayed in the "EASTSIDE TOWER," and the dude at the front desk found it kinda funny and actually said, and I quote, "Looks like you're in the ghetto section." I laughed it off and walked down a long, narrow, dark, dingy hallway to an elevator that must have been 40 years old. The room could best be described as a 15'x15'(if that) dump. Mold and other nasty things growing off the ceiling, bathroom so dirty my girlfriend refused to shower until we checked into the PLAZA the next day. Room just had a weird errie feeling to it. My girl said it felt as if someone had been murdered in the room. Given the Horseshoe's past, I don't doubt this. This is by far THE WORST room I've ever had in Vegas. Front desk rude, parking lot attendant rude, confusing parking structure. Room was just plain nasty. More cigarette burns in the carpet and on the sheets than was humanily acceptable. I hear the tower rooms here aren't bad at all, BUT DON'T EVER STAY IN THE EASTSIDE TOWER!!!
NIC LA RUE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
G GROVE, CA, USA - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 10:50:57 (PDT)
WORST service I have ever had in my LIFE!!!! Didn't stay there, but then again, I wouldn't even if it was cheaper than my loyal California Hotel. Just attempted to dine at the steakhouse...Staff was very rude and unfriendly to us (maybe because we were asian???) Seemd that they cater to the caucasians. Maybe I am too much of an Island Girl, however, I think that customer service is key in this business...even if you don't "speak aloha". Have to admit though...the casino had a nice large selection, and I would play there if it wasn't for the service.
Island Girl <none>
Honolulu, HI, USA - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 19:06:54 (PST)
I visit Binions every time I make the trip to Las Vegas. While I have never stayed at the casino, (I do stay downtown) I always make it a point to spend time trying my luck at all of their table games. The casino staff is always courteous, helpful, and if you are not familiar with a betting option they will take the time to explain it to you. Like all the downtown casinos the table rates for all their games are very reasonable so if you have to watch your budget, you can stay within your means here. I only live about an hour and 10 minutes from Atlantic City, but I would rather pay the airfare and travel to the best place to gamble on the planet. If they ever did away with the downtown area, I would stop coming to Las Vegas. The strip reminds me of Atlantic City, their casino staff is full of pompous people who think they are so self important that they forget who the customer is. The downtown casinos realize that the odds for all the games are in their favor, so they are content to nickel and dime the money from the patrons, not grab them by the ankles and try and empty their pockets with one big shake! They make every customer feel like a winner and treat them with the utmost respect. I look forward to my trip to Vegas this summer! All the casinos in Atlantic City could learn a valuable lesson from the casinos in the downtown area of Las Vegas. These people have been doing the job for a lot longer, and they do it a lot better.
Steve Doonan <email@example.com>
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 18:41:15 (PDT)
Binion's Horseshoe closed on January 9,2004.
Jim Terrell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Camden, AR, USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 20:20:48 (PST)
Did not stay here, but I loved this place. It had the feeling of being back in time. You could feel the presence of past dealings that went on (good & bad). WE walked out of the casino into a alley way then thru a small hall to get to the world famous poker room, and it was an erie feeling of what has happened in these passage ways from the past, but a real true life great feeling that can not be experienced at the strip casino's. The drinks are priced right if you should have to purchase one.Highly recommend this place for a feel of what vegas was somewhat like in the old days.
Lewisburg , TN, USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 19:49:18 (PST)
My stay was all I thought It should be and then some, I'll be back and
keep up the good work.....
Kenai, aK, USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 11:27:53 (PDT)
Gave us a room next to the ice machine, so we got to listen to it all night for free...A very industrial view of all the air conditioning exhausts so we did not dare to open the window if it opens. funky odor. This place is famous for some aspects of it's gambling. I won't be going back simply because there's so much else to be discoverd on Fremont St. And I could have gotten a better room for less at any hotel east of there. No good food bargains either
Lost Angeles, CA, USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 22:43:14 (PST)
I am having difficult understanding what the fuzz is all about after making a group reservation arrangement with Josh Dixon, Group Reservation Manager. Next thing I knew he was replaced by Ms.Jade Bennett and before long, it was a mad scramble on who should be assisting us. I was referred to Rene Bartolo only to be told by Patty Cruz she is the only I should deal with. Then she didn't follow up on what she was to FAX to me 3 days ago. Just got hold of her again this evening (9/12/02) and was apologetic for the mess. What is going on here? She insist I have no contract for the Group Reservation agreed upon with Josh Dixon..In my experience with setting up group reservations, I never was asked to sign a group contract since each individual calls in and pay their own bills. Why this brouhaha about a contract? DOES IT MEAN ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CALLED AND MADE RESERVATION WILL NOT BE HONORED? I NEED TO KNOW THAT NOW BEFORE I GET AN EGG OVER MY FACE.
THEN I HAVE TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEM WITH THE OWNER VIA ANOTHER PERSON, LYN SALADINO...DOES THE CONSUMER NOW GET THE ROYAL SHAFT TRYING TO BRING BUSINESS TO THIS HOTEL?
Ernie Pancho <email@example.com>
Virginia Beach, VA, USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 19:18:43 (PDT)
I have never been to Vegas, but when I go to Vegas, I will stay at the Horseshoe Hotel, because it used to be the Mint Hotel. The Mint Hotel is where Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta stayed for 2 days in April 1971, and this stay was the fuel for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the book and movie by Dr. Thompson. Enjoy.
Bob P <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Trenton , NJ, USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 07:23:36 (PDT)
My wife and I visit family twice a year and spend 85% of our time gambling in our favorite casino. I look forward to going to the next "Championship of Poker". Binion's is so easy to get by car. No "Strip" traffic to fight. Bill Beebe in Orlando
Bill Beebe <email@example.com>
Orlando, FL, USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 13:03:28 (PDT)
U might hear that downtown is dirty, ghetto, scary, full of transients and undesirables. A little advice: if u come from a big city and are familiar with a little "urban" feel then downtown will suit you just fine. if u come from Hicksville, USA and have never seen a tall building then U may B intimidated by DTown. i always head downtown 1st because I like to B able to walk from casino to casino. its really not as bad as people make it out to B. also, the casinos downtown have an old school flavor that cant B found in the new Casino-slash-Daycare centers on the strip. try downtown, its fun.
long beacg, cali, USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 09:14:17 (PDT)
I didn't stay at the hotel but I wanted to echo what so many of the other reviewers said about the casino. I recently took my first trip to Las Vegas (I stayed at a hotel on the strip) but I had heard the gambling was better downtown and so I took the 301 bus to Freemont Street and headed to Binion's Horseshoe. I will never gamble on the strip again!!! The blackjack tables are the absolute best! Single deck with mostly favorable rules and the best dealers around. The casino is dark and a little smokey -- with a terriffic mix of characters. Not only didn't I lose my shirt after playing around seven hours of blackjack on a $5 table -- I ended up ahead around $300! I had a great time here and if anyone at Binion's Horseshoe reads this -- thanks and I'll be back!!!
New York, NY, USA - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 13:52:14 (PDT)
My husband and I have been staying and playig at Binions for over 20 years.
The Steakhouse and Coffee Shop is great, great food and prices. The slots
are the loosest of any other casino in Vegas. We always hit something
everytime we are there. Your Slot hostesses are the greatest, very helpful
and courteous. We like to play downtown away from the traffic and crowds.
Everything is within walking distance and there is such a feeling of the
way it used to be years ago when you could play slots for hours and not
lose your shirt. You can have your Strip, we'll stick with Downtown.
Betty Bice <BBice777@aol.com>
Ganada Hills, CA, USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 21:11:38 (PST)
It was my first trip to Las Vegas and we stayed at the Golden Nugget. We did our gambling in Binon's Horseshoe Casino. The blackjack dealers are great and they make you feel right at home. If you are a beginner in blackjack this is the place to play. Everyone is so friendly and so courteous! I did not want to leave. You can play blackjack for hours and not loose your shirt!
In fact, my husband would watch me play and got served free beers all night!
Special thanks to Marilou and Jacob...you guys are great blackjack dealers...many thanks!
The next time I'm in town...I'll be staying at your hotel.Hope to see you guys there!
PS: They can keep that darn strip!
South Jersey, USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 17:54:52 (PDT)