Four Queens Resort and Casino Review

Address: 202 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone: (702) 385-4011

Website: www.fourqueens.com

Four Queens Resort & Casino Las Vegas Overview


Four Queens Resort and Casino is a 3.5-star budget hotel in Downtown Las Vegas, near the famous Fremont Street Experience. It’s your typical downtown Vegas hotel – not necessarily fancy and not too shabby either, not to forget the rock-bottom prices.

The central location downtown is one of the hotel’s biggest bargaining chips, as it’s close to everything we love and adore about this region of Las Vegas. We’re talking about a fun shopping experience at Fremont Street, great food, fascinating museums (read: Mob Museum and Neon Museum), electric nightlife, casinos, and much more.

As with most downtown Vegas hotels, Four Seasons has its own 32,000-square-foot casino. The demographic inside the gaming floor usually leans towards older folks, who prefer video poker and slot machines over card games. Accordingly, the casino features more than 830 slot machines, and the choice ranges from penny slots to high-limit 3D video machines where they can plunk down $100 a spin.

Aside from slots, the casino floor has a modest selection of table games, such as blackjack, craps, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, and roulette. There’s also Live Keno, as well as a sportsbook, so there’s plenty of betting action to keep gamblers engaged for hours on end.

There are countless restaurants within walking distance of the Four Queens Hotel. However, guests looking to dine onsite can choose from two restaurants. Hugo’s Cellar is an Old Vegas institution that has stuck around for more than half a century – the steakhouse serves an old-school menu of roasted duck, veal chop, and ribeye steak.

If casual dining is more your style, skip the steakhouse and head to Magnolia’s Veranda. This popular spot is located just off the gaming floor and serves a casual menu of Italian delicacies like lasagna and American classics like burgers. Guests looking for a lively place to wine and dine should consider The Chicago Brewing Company, which offers deep-dish pizza, thin-crust pies, and house-crafted microbrews—and standard sports pub fare.

Unlike most rivals, Four Queens Resort doesn’t have an onsite buffet but has a designated food court with popular fast-food outlets like Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Noble Roman’s Pizza, and Subway. Room service is also available, along with a cook-to-order breakfast from 7 AM to 1 PM for a small fee.

The mid-range hotel has a total of 690 accommodations, most of which are standard guest rooms and scores of suites. Despite the 2016 renovation that saw the bathrooms upgraded with walk-in showers, the guest rooms are a bit dated, if not very basic. They’re air-conditioned and feature basic amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safes, iron/ironing boards, complimentary toiletries, coffee makers, hairdryers, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs.

Not only are the accommodations uninspiring, but the amenities outside the rooms are also lackluster. Guests wanting a spa, fitness center, or hot tub will be utterly disappointed to find none. You’ll have better luck at the downtown counterpart, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, which has a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and two large pools.

The biggest selling points of the property include its central location in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience, delightfully retro steakhouse, rock-bottom room rates, and crowd-favorite casino. The property is adjoined to a shopping center, which might appeal to shopaholics. Besides, it’s a short walk from other downtown Las Vegas properties, including The D Casino & Hotel and Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

If you’re a budget traveler who doesn’t care more about the in-room frills than what you’ll be enjoying outside the hotel room, this is a perfect place for you. Keep reading our unbiased Four Queens Resort and Casino Las Vegas review to determine if it’s worth your money and time.

Pros

  • Prime position in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, so it’s right in the middle of the bustling Downtown Las Vegas entertainment, shopping, dining, and gambling scene
  • Room rates are consistently low, season after season, plus there’s no daily resort fee.
  • Hugo’s Cellar is an old-Vegas institution that draws locals and tourists alike with its old-school menu.
  • It’s home to Canyon Club theater, which hosts a unique program of live music, comedy, and other entertainment events.
  • The bar at Four Queens Resort and Casino’s door opens directly onto the Fremont Street Experience.
  • The atmosphere at the casino floor is vibrant, fun, and pleasant, a flight from most casinos downtown. It also offers good odds on most table games and video poker machines.

Cons

  • The rooms are tired and feature dated décor
  • Most rooms on the North Tower face the rowdy and noisy Fremont Street Experience, often running late into the dead of the night. Not ideal for guests who can’t sleep in noisy environments
  • Guests are charged a daily fee to access internet connection (Wi-Fi in room and public spaces)
  • The property has no buffet, spa, fitness center, or beauty salon – all of which are standard in most Vegas hotels.
  • Guest have reported complaints of cigarette smoke and musty smells lingering in most spaces, including non-smoking rooms.
  • There are no children-friendly amenities onsite.

Rooms & Suites at Four Queens Resort and Casino


Right off the bat, rooms at Four Queens Resort and Casino Las Vegas are cozy but reasonably small with outdated décor and generic features & amenities. Don’t expect to find anything fancier than compact coffee makers, HD TVs, safes, and bathrooms with simple toiletries. There’s nothing worth writing home about here, as the rooms pale compared to most comparable properties in Downtown Las Vegas.

Despite the exquisite name, guest rooms at Four Queens Hotel don’t mirror any distinct vibe, atmosphere, or theme. As if that isn’t terrible enough, some rooms, especially those on the North Tower, face the bustling Fremont Street Experience, which is very noisy and runs deep into the night. But the property more than makes up for these drawbacks with irresistibly low room rates and an unbeatable location smack dab in the heart of downtown Vegas.

Room Types

Four Queens Resort and Casino offers around 694 rooms and suites packed into twin towers, the North Tower facing the Fremont Street Experience, and the South Tower.

The North Tower standard rooms not only face the noisy streets, but they’re also uninspiringly small, starting at around 250 square feet. They are smaller than the units at most other Vegas hotels downtown, including Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel and the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Most standard rooms in the North Tower average 290 square feet with either one king-size bed or two double beds. Compared to entry-level rooms at hotel properties on the more popular Las Vegas Strip, these units are far smaller. Other in-room amenities are rather basic, including an in-room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, and TV.

Great views from the North Tower rooms almost make up for the loud noise emanating from the streets. Guests in high-story rooms enjoy stunning views of the Las Vegas skyline, mountain ranges, and mesmerizing city lights.

The South Tower is sheltered a bit from the Fremont Street hubbub, but it isn’t a bed of roses, either. Rooms in this tower come in two configurations: Premium and Accessible. Both were renovated throughout 2016, adding walk-in showers in brand-new bathrooms. Even so, Southern Tower rooms still generally appear dated. 

Premium South Tower rooms are a bit larger than the North Tower units, starting at approximately 325 square feet. They offer better beds dressed in upgraded bedding and pillow-top mattresses. However, the sheets are so thin that you’d think you’re wrapping yourself in plastic. Everything else is pretty much generic, from the 32-inch HD TV to the coffee maker.

The accessible Southern Tower rooms are slightly more spacious, offering a roughly 382-square-foot layout. Each room has two king-size beds that can accommodate up to four people. There are also a few additional accessibility features, including drapery pulls, lower closet hangers, wider bathroom doors, height-adjustable showerheads, and roll-in showers with grab bars. Mini fridges are other thoughtful touches added to these Southern Tower units.

Luxury and space seekers can choose from two types of suites – the Royal suites and the Regal suites. There’s a significant overlap between the two in terms of features, amenities, and room sizes. The few notable upgrades from the standard rooms include the love seats, larger 55-inch wall-mounted TVs, separate seating area, granite countertops, and prettier spa-style bathrooms with modern walk-in showers, multiple shower heads, and marble tiles.

The Royal Suites are ideal for those who want more space to unwind. These suites provide 620 square feet of living space, one king bed, and a separate living area with plenty of seating space. You can kick back on the leather couch, which transforms into a cozy queen-size bed—quite a nice touch for group travelers and families.

The same goes for the Regal Suites, except they’re roomier and span approximately 650 square feet to kick back and unwind away from the hustle & bustle outside. Each suite features one king-size bed with fancier bedding, a wet bar, a separate living space, and a leather couch that opens into a queen-size bed. You can book one for up to four people.

Room Décor

The décor in most rooms, especially those in the Southern Tower, is very bland and lacks any distinctive theme. It’s a shame, given that the clue is in the hotel’s name. There’s nothing close to the royal theme in the accommodations.

Brown leather seems to be one consistent theme across the suites available at Four Queens Hotel. The love seats that fold out into queen-size beds are a lovely focal statement in the rooms. The walls lack character, except for one or two framed artworks.

In-Room Amenities and Features

Again, rooms at Four Queens feature generic and dated amenities. Nothing fancy will jump at you here; expect the usual suspects – a flat-screen TV with pay movies & multiple channels, an iron/ironing board, a simple coffee maker with complimentary coffee, an in-room safe, and a wall-mounted hair dryer in the bathroom. They’ll make you feel like you’ve entered one of the cliché Motel 8 rooms rather than a Vegas hotel.

A mini-fridge is found in select rooms and suites. Some suites have large HD flat-screen TVs, leather love seats, separate sitting areas, and individualized air conditioning. Needless to say, these units don’t have much in the way of the latest tech and gizmos. Don’t expect to find wireless charging bays, USB ports, remote-controlled blinds, and tablet-controlled thermostats.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms are smaller than at the Golden Nugget (40 sqft. vs. 54 sqft.) and lit by cold fluorescent lighting fixtures. They’re rather mundane, with off-white counters, toilets, tiles, and bathtubs with bare minimum toiletries. Some bathrooms feature crooked metal tissue dispensers, and the bathtub in some units has been reported to have circular stains. The shower tiling also features unsightly discoloration.

The only exceptions here are the royal suites, which incorporate spa-style bathrooms with genuinely stylish walk-in showers, modern tile flooring, granite countertops, and a multiple-head shower system. The full-length mirrors help accentuate the marble tiling in the showers and on the bathroom floor.

Room Check-in Process

Contactless check-in is available at Four Queens Resort and Casino. You can also opt for the traditional check-in process at the front desk. Either way, the process should be swimmingly easy and with no fuss, with brief to no wait times at the check-in lines. There are no self-check-in kiosks, though.

Guests can begin to check in from 4 PM until midnight. Early check-in can be requested during booking, but whether the request will be honored is subject to availability. You may incur an additional fee if you check in before that period.

You must be 21+ to check in at Four Queens Resort and Casino. All minors must be accompanied by an adult with ID. Guests recommended the front desk staff for being super helpful and attentive despite the large crowds pulled by the Fremont Street Experience.

The check-out process is a breeze, as well. You must check out of your room by NOON, although you can request late check-out, which is also subject to availability.

One of the biggest barriers between you and your room is the elevators, which are notoriously broken down and out of service. The problem can become so dire that guests are allowed to use the service elevator with employees. That’s one itch we wish the hotel to scratch.

Room Status and Conditions

It’s no secret that Four Queens Hotel is an old property. The room décor is unremarkably dated, and the technology in the rooms has not been upgraded for decades. Fittings and fixtures throughout the rooms are a bit faded and old. It’s an icon of the old Vegas, but it could use a significant upgrade.

The rooms facing the Fremont Street Experience are both a curse and a blessing for guests booking them. The noise down on the streets can run as late as 2 AM. If you’re not a nighthawk or heavy sleeper, that can be a real bummer.

We must say that the rooms are reasonably clean and pleasant for the building’s age. But that doesn’t apply to each and every unit. Some guests have reported dirt nightmares, including stains on the sheets, mold on the bathroom walls, and clogged sinks, not to mention some rooms reek of cigarette smoke despite being designated non-smoking.

Bottom line – Accommodations at Four Queens Hotel are ideal for budget travelers more interested in what’s happening out there rather than what’s in the rooms. They provide a true taste of old Vegas with a fantastic location and unbeatable affordability.

Restaurants & Bars at Four Queens Resort and Casino


During our stay at Four Queens, we noted that variety is not one of their biggest strengths. They’ve limited options at almost every turn, be it room types, amenities, or style. And the same tradition seems to stretch to dining.

That’s right; there are only a handful of options to dine, drink, and snack at the hotel property. In fact, it houses only four major onsite restaurants and bars, namely Patio Bar, the Chicago Brewing Company, Magnolia’s Veranda, and Hugo’s Cellar.

The good news is that this small choice of dining, snacking, and drinking options more than makes up for the lack of variety. You can enjoy a leisurely bite of ribeye beef at the hotel’s iconic steakhouse, sink your teeth into Magnolia’s world-famous lasagna, or take a mouthful sip of in-house brewed microbrews at the Chicago Brewing Company. You won’t find such a highly curated dining and drinking experience elsewhere in downtown.

You can also enjoy a delicious meal from the comfort of your own suite, thanks to room service offered for limited hours. You can grab a quick pick-me-up at the hotel’s only café/coffee shop. In addition, the property provides guests with a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning between 7 AM and 1 PM for a fee of $16.50-$20 per person.

The hotel has no buffet.

Dining Options at Four Queens Resort and Casino

Guests can dine at the two onsite restaurants. Of course, the central location of Four Queens means guests are within a short walk of myriad other dining options off the property.

Hugo’s Cellar

A pleasant throwback to the heydays of classic Las Vegas, before the Strip stole all the limelight from downtown, Hugo’s Cellar is the fanciest and perhaps only true fine dining option at Four Queens. The restaurant’s old-school approach to service is so engaging and fun that it borders on dramatic.

The décor and ambiance inside the restaurant are timeless, denoted by a corner-planted fireplace, wood-beam ceiling, brick walls, and Tiffany lamps. Like the ‘old times of the 1960s’, four servers are assigned to each table. Each patron receives complimentary Mountain Valley Spring bottled water, plus a single rose for the ladies (sorry, ma’am).

Likewise, the menu is old-school, with roasted duck, veal chop, and ribeye steak taking center stage. The salad prepared right by the tableside accompanies all entries. More than that, the restaurant’s wine list includes well over 400 selections. 

Demand for Hugo’s Cellar is relatively high, so a reservation is your best bet. It’s open daily from 5 PM to 10 PM.

Magnolia’s Veranda

Magnolia’s Veranda is another classic restaurant located just off the gaming floor that has stayed true to the property. It’s a casual dining spot serving Italian dishes and American classics. Talk about lasagna or a juicy burger; spaghetti & meatballs or steak; Carbonara or seafood. The choices are unending and authentic.

Food Court

Again, Four Queens Las Vegas doesn’t have a buffet, which is quite surprising for a 3.5-star hotel. Instead, they’ve got a small fast-food court with a Subway, a Noble Roman’s Pizza, and a Dreyer’s Ice Cream.

Although Chicago Brewing Company is primarily a sports bar (more ahead on this), it also serves deep-dish and thin-crust pizza in addition to a selection of entrées and appetizers. 

Drinking Options at Four Queens Resort and Casino Las Vegas

Patio Bar

Patio Bar is the best place to be when Happy Hour comes calling. It features an outdoor/indoor patio and a 43-ft.-long bar. The atmosphere here is lively and energetic but not overly rowdy, thanks to the old demographic.

Patio Bar gives you a front-row seat to the Fremont Street Experience concert stage, where live music is the order of the day (oops, night). You can also catch your favorite game on the many above-bar TV screens.

Chicago Brewing Company

If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, we recommend drinking (and perhaps dining) at the Chicago Brewing Co. It’s a sports bar-cum-cigar lounge. All huge flat-screen TVs on the wall are tuned to sports action, so it’s a great place to hang out with your buddies away from the slot machines and gaming tables.

The bar offers a remarkable menu of in-house microbrews we recommend tasting at least once when you’re in downtown Las Vegas. They provide standard pub fare, as well as deep-dish & thin-crust pizza, entrees, and appetizers.

Amenities and Features at Four Queens Hotel and Casino


As we’ve already stated, Four Queens Hotel and Casino isn’t keen on amenities or features. There’s no onsite spa, no fitness center, and no pool, though hotel guests can use the pool at its sister property, Binion’s, for free.

The hotel has no tangible business, meeting, or wedding amenities onsite. Only a desk with a printer and a computer is in the lobby. Guests are welcome to use the setup for their personal or business commitments.

The hotel doesn’t have any kid-friendly features, attractions, or rights. Not to mention, the small rooms are a major put-off for most family groups.

Canyon Club Theater

Canyon Club Theater is one of the few onsite amenities that make Four Queens Hotel stand out from the pack. The performance theater is elaborately decorated with posters of previous performers, autographed guitars, and statues of Buddha & elephants. It’s the hotel’s most impressive feature and features a nightly roster of Elvis tribute and comedy shows.

Fremont Street Experience

The Four Queens Resort & Casino is centrally positioned in the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment zone in old-town Las Vegas, Nevada. The world’s biggest video screen, Viva Vision, is the focal point of the Fremont Street Experience. The 1,500-foot-long, 90-foot-wide Viva Vision screen is hung 90 feet above the pedestrian mall below. A 550,000-watt sound system and 12.5 million LED lights illuminate the screen. Every night of the week, Viva Vision offers free light shows. Fremont Street Experience also hosts a variety of live performances and entertainment on three stages.

The Four Queens is a 10-minute walk from the Las Vegas Convention Center, a 25-minute drive from McCarran International Airport, and a four-block walk from the Greyhound Bus Station. Call Group Sales & Catering if you are arranging a group occasion requiring ten or more rooms, as well as a conference, seminar, wedding reception, or party. We can meet your requirements and make your special occasion unforgettable.

Pool

It’s worth reiterating that guests won’t find an onsite pool at the hotel. However, they have free access to the outdoor pool at Binion’s, one of the Four Queens Resort’s sister properties. It’s located on the 25 floors of Binion’s Gambling Hall, right across the street.

The rooftop pool deck has a capacity for 50 people, and refreshments are available, along with lounge chairs. You’ll be able to take in the stunning views of the Las Vegas valley while splashing in a refreshing pool and soaking in the sun. 

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop sells Four Queens branded products, clothes, discounted T-shirts, caps, mugs, and other Las Vegas gifts. Sodas, snacks, liquor, personal care goods, cigarettes, novels, magazines, newspapers, and Four Queens Gift Cards are available at the Gift Shop.

Casino at Four Queens Hotel


The casino is Four Queens’ core attraction. The casino floor occupies around 32,000 square feet of gaming space. The crowd is generally made of old folk – retirees, veterans, and so on. It’s no wonder the floor is all about video poker and slots, two favorites of the gambling enthusiasts of that age.

On top of slot machines, the casino houses table games and card games like craps, roulette, keno, and blackjack. A sportsbook powered by William Hill is also available. 

Slots at Four Queens Hotel Casino

There are well over 1,000 slot machines at the Four Queens Las Vegas casino. They include the best and brightest slot games, such as Megabucks, Monopoly, Cleopatra, Deal or No Deal, and Wheel of Fortune. You can wager from 1 cent to thousands of dollars per spin.

Video Poker at Four Queens Casino

Many video poker machines are installed on the casino floor at Four Queens. There are 7 variations of the poker card game, including Double Double Bonus and Jacks or Better. The betting range starts from $0.05 up to $1 per hand.

The odds for these games are pretty high, with the average player payback percentage going up to 100.71%.

Table Games at Four Queens Casino

The table games selection is pretty decent. There are 27 gaming tables featuring craps, roulette, and several blackjack variants. There are a few variants of poker games, including Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Baccarat is not available, though.

Sportsbook at Four Queens Casino

Four Queens Casino accepts sports bets courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook. Unfortunately, the area dedicated to the sportsbook is very tiny and located in the middle of the casino floor, so it’s tough to find.

Four Queens Resort & Casino Review: The Verdict


Four Queens Resort and Casino is a unique Vegas destination in every sense of the word. But that’s a double-edged sword for you and me. On the upside, the hotel is centrally positioned in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience. It forms a solid home base for exploring everything offered by downtown Las Vegas and beyond. Other draws at the property include an exquisite old-school steakhouse, reliably low room rates, and a vibrant casino.

The downsides are eye-opening, including a lack of traditional amenities like an onsite pool, spa, and fitness center. The rooms are dated, and the environment reeks of cigarette smoke, in addition to the noises from Fremont Street that can keep you up all night.

In a nutshell, Four Queens Las Vegas is the best place for budget-minded travelers who care more about saving money and exploring the ‘rest of downtown Vegas’ than the in-room frills.

Four Queens Resort and Casino FAQ


Does 4 Queens charge a resort fee?

Four Queens Resort and Casino doesn’t charge a resort fee. However, you’ll pay a daily charge for conveniences like Wi-Fi connection.

Does Four Queens have a hot tub?

Some suites in Four Queens have a whirlpool hot tub. Be prepared to pay handsomely for the room rate.

Can you smoke in Four Queens Casino?

Yes, Four Queens Casino is not 100% smoke-free. It has smoking and non-smoking options.

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