The Plaza Hotel & Casino opened in 1971 in Downtown Las Vegas. The Plaza is located at the intersection of Main Street and Fremont Street. The hotel pays homage to vintage Vegas from its lights to its old school steakhouse. The Plaza’s porte cochere dazzles guests upon arrival. Parking is included in the resort fee and airport drop-off is available. Check in to one of the 1,037 rooms and suites at the front desk. Rommy Garcia, left, and Stacy DeWitt man the front desk. The lobby welcomes guests into the landmark hotel, which was updated in 2010 and 2011. A standard king room offers ample space, seating and simplistic decor. The bathroom of a standard room features a wide vanity, vessel sink, hair dryer and separate bath and shower. The bathroom of a standard room offers complimentary amenities. The bathroom of a standard room offers a simple, functional bathtub, shower and toilet room. Rooms include safes and full-size ironing boards. Standard rooms come complete with a Keurig coffeemaker. A standard room in the south tower offers views of Downtown Las Vegas. A bedroom in a south tower suite offers a king bed, TV, and a desk and chair. A suite bathroom offers Poggesi toiletries. The living space in a suite offers seating for five, a wall-mounted TV, reading and table tops. A bedroom in the Derby Suite offers two queen beds and window views. A bedroom in the Derby Suite also includes a dresser and TV. A bathroom in the Derby Suite features a vessel sink, amenities, closet functions and a marble countertop. A living/dining area in the Derby Suite offers seating for six around a TV, a desk, and dining for four. The master bedroom in the Derby Suite features a kind bed, work space, mirrors and plenty of room. A small nook in the master bedroom of the Derby Suite offers seating for two at a small table. The master bedroom of the Derby Suite includes a chaise lounge. A writing desk in the master bedroom of the Derby Suite faces a wall-mounted TV. The master bathroom of the Derby Suite features a walk-in shower with marble tiles. The master bathroom of the Derby Suite boasts a whirlpool bath. Poggesi shampoo and soap are offered by the whirlpool bath. A bar area in the Derby Suite seats two at marble countertops. Suites include a bar area with a Keurig. A room in the south tower offers wide open views of the Strip and Stratosphere Tower. A one-bedroom Penthouse suite features a king bed, chaise lounge and sofa in the bedroom alone. A king bed in a Penthouse suite is accented with neutral tones and complemented by a bench. The bathroom in a one-bedroom Penthouse suite is covered in marble tile and boasts a Whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. The whirlpool bathtub offers an element of luxury in a one-bedroom Penthouse suite. A bar in a one-bedroom Penthouse suite seats two. The Plaza’s fitness center offers machines and weights. Oscar’s steakhouse is named for former mob attorney and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Photos of Oscar Goodman cover a wall in the steakhouse. A photo of Oscar Goodman adorns a wall at the bar. Guests can drink or dine in the lounge area in Oscar’s. This Oscar’s dining room was an outdoor pool in the 1970s. A section of a historic photograph shows the former elevated outdoor pool. Guests can grab a snack or drink in Cafelatte in the front lobby. The Plaza hosts an outdoor Beer Garden with picnic tables. Guests take photos in the Beer Garden. Beer Garden bartender Nikki DiVicino pours a glass inside. Dine at Hash House A Go Go for oversized and creative portions of farm-fresh fare. Guests have breakfast in the Hash House A Go Go dining room. Pop Up Pizza customers can buy pizza by the slice, and the shop stays open until 2 a.m. Pop Up Pizza serves handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients. Pizza chef Armando Salas pulls a pizza pie from the oven. The Omaha Lounge offers free live entertainment nightly on the casino floor. The Plaza casino offers slots, table games (like roulette), bingo and poker rooms, and a race and sports book. The casino keeps a few of the older machines for customers who like to drop in coins by hand. Modern video poker machines use bill acceptors. The casino’s bingo hall offers six daily sessions. DeSean Brice of Las Vegas looks over betting sheets in the William Hill sports book. The Plaza has the largest sports book Downtown. A 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible, once owned by John Gotti, boss of New York City’s Gambino crime family in the 1980s, is displayed on the casino floor at the Plaza. The car is on loan to the casino from The Mob Museum. A hallway leads to convention space at the Plaza. Sports memorabilia, left over from the sale of the Las Vegas Club, is offered for sale in the Las Vegas Club Gallery at the Plaza. At top left is a photo of Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles. The gallery will soon be offering works from local artists. Las Vegas artist Jerry Misko sets up a display in the Las Vegas Club Gallery. The Plaza’s just the beginning of all the lights and action of Downtown. The Fremont Street Experience is just across Main Street from the Plaza. Kick off a night Downtown with dinner at The Plaza before heading out on Fremont Street.