The D Las Vegas Hotel Review 2018

Found at the Eastern end of the Fremont Street Experience, the D Las Vegas is a renovated hotel and casino with over 600 rooms. It is now owned by two brothers, Derek and Greg Stevens, and it is thought that the “D” stands for the owners’ Detroit roots as well as the hotel’s downtown Las Vegas location. The 34 storey building has a 42,000 sq ft casino including over 1,000 slots and a separate race book and sports book. It’s known for having dancing dealers for some of its table games, and a vintage Vegas casino on its second floor with classic games including coin-operated slots.

The building first went up in 1979 under the name Sundance Hotel but ownership changed less than a decade later. From 1987 onward, it had an Irish theme and it was named Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino. However, after a major $22 million renovation project and rebranding in 2012, it ditched the Irish theme and opted for a more modern Vegas look and feel. The new-look D Hotel has black, white and red décor, high-tech displays outside and completely American-made furnishings.

The fact that it was so recently renovated means all the rooms are modern and fresh, making The D a good option if you’re looking to stay in downtown Vegas. All guests are charge a resort fee, which includes wireless internet and also discounts for some of the hotel’s entertainment options. Below you’ll find information on the rooms and suites, the food and drink options and the casino.

The Room & Suite Selection

This hotel has fairly straightforward room and suite options to choose from, so you won’t have to spend a long time trawling through descriptions of each room until you make your pick. For the cheapest options, look at the double queen or king rooms because if you’re travelling midweek at certain times of year you might get a room for less than $20. If you’re looking for a little bit more luxury, try the Corner King Premium Room or the D Suite. The maximum numbers of guests in one room or suite is four, but it is possible on occasion to book adjacent rooms if you have a group that wants to stay together.

Double Queen Room – These standard hotel rooms measuring about 300 sq ft have two comfortable queen beds with Serta mattresses. In-room amenities include a 32” television and products from Bath and Body Works in the bathroom. Depending on the day of the week, you might score a stay in this room for under $20. If you want to be on a higher floor with a better view, expect to pay a bit more but a one-night stay during the week could still be under $30.

King Room – Similar in style and price to the Double Queen Room but with a king bed instead, these extra comfortable rooms are a good choice for a single traveler or a couple. If you can stretch your budget a little bit further, it’s a great idea to opt for the Corner King Premium Room instead, as it guarantees you great views and more space too.

Corner King Premium Room – Located on the corner of the building, these luxurious rooms have great views of the Las Vegas mountains, a king bed, a full-size sleeper, a cocktail table and fridge. Rates start at around $20 and can go over $200.

The D Suite – The most luxurious of the suites on offer, the two-room D Suite is very modern and features a separate bedroom with a king size bed (and views of the Vegas mountains). Other amenities included are a wet bar, two fridges and three TVs. Expect to pay $150 per night for this suite. There are 14 suites at the D.

The Restaurant Options

Andiamo Steakhouse – Open from 5pm to 11pm every day, the Andiamo Steakhouse at The D combines Italian favorites and American steaks. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients prepared from scratch every day, and it partners with excellent butchers to get high quality meat.

The D Grill – Open from 8am until 10pm, the D Grill has simple but tasty American food including all-day breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches. It is found on the hotel’s second floor near the vintage casino and is casual, diner-style location.

American Coney Island – American Coney Island hotdogs have been around for over 100 years and are particularly well known in Detroit. Found next to the D bar, this hotdog spot is an easy place to get a snack and it is open 24 hours. It is the first American Coney Island eatery outside of Michigan.

McDonalds – Conveniently located at the front entrance of the casino. McDonalds is open 24 hours a day.

Drinking and Gambling

The D Bar – The D Bar boasts very talented bartenders who will keep you entertained while they mix your drink and while you drink it. You can find a good range of specialty cocktails and drinks here, and the bar is situated outside on the Fremont Street Experience.

Longbar – This 1,000 ft bar features plenty of TV screens so you won’t miss out on your favorite sporting events while you grab a cocktail or other drink. According to some reports, this is the longest bar in Nevada.

Vue Bar – Grab a drink at Vue Bar upstairs in the D Hotel and play some of your favorite slot machines while you’re at it. The best thing about this bar is the outdoor patio that will let you enjoy views of the local area. It’s open 24 hours a day.

Casino – With a 42,000 sq ft casino, there’s plenty of action at the D. If table games are what you’re after, you’ll find a wide variety of options plus dancing dealers. All blackjacks pay 3 to 2 and there’s 10x odds on dice. The D also specializes in slots, with over 1,000 machines in total. The first floor has the most modern slots, but if you’re looking for something with a vintage Vegas feel, head up to the second floor to play classic coin-operated slots and enjoy old-school music. Keno is available every day from 7am to 1am too, and there’s a fully-equipped race book and sports book.

It’s free to join the Players Club at the D, so you can sign up at Club D when you arrive at the casino. Once you have the card, you’ll be able to earn rewards for your play like comp dollars, points and free play. There are also special promotions for people who have the Players Club card. It’s worth noting that there is also a high-limit gaming area in the casino.

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Shows – The D has its own showroom, with a list of featured events. Tickets can be purchased online or at the hotel itself. Current headliners include Laughternoon starring magician/comedian Adam London, murder mystery dinner show Marriage Can Be Murder and long-running Broadway show Defending the Caveman.

Pool and Jacuzzi – When the weather’s warm outside, guests at the D can use the hotel’s outdoor pool and Jacuzzi free of charge. There are plenty of lounger chairs poolside as well.

The D Shop – For all your souvenir needs, the D Shop sells many hotel-branded items including golf sets, mugs, luggage, shot glasses, artwork and more.

Fremont Street Experience – You can’t stay at the D without experiencing all that Fremont Street has to offer. Thanks to this hotel’s location, you can walk outside and explore the pedestrian street with a zip line, free entertainment, bars, music and lights. The street is covered by a giant canopy that turns into a huge video concert.

To get in touch with The D at anytime, call them at 1-702-388-2400.

Pros

  • Excellent location in the middle of the Old Vegas action
  • Very affordable room rates for those on a lower budget
  • Upbeat and fun atmosphere, lots of great bars to choose from

Cons

  • Rooms only have basic amenities compared to other properties
  • Can get fairly noisy due to the location and crowd at the hotel
  • Location is relatively far from the main strip if you want to visit