Four Queens Hotel & Casino
202 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
By Chuck Hawks
The Four Queens, built and owned by Ben Goffstein, opened in 1966 and is named in honor of his four daughters. It is located at the "Four Corners" of the Fremont Street Experience, and harbors one of the best restaurant/bars in Las Vegas, Hugo's Cellar. In addition to Hugo's, the Four Queens offers Magnolia's Veranda, a 24-hour restaurant.
No matter where you stay in Las Vegas, one night you owe it to yourself to experience the fine dining and cocktails at Hugo's Cellar. The price is high, but the atmosphere, food, beverages, and service are outstanding.
The lively casino features the world's largest slot machine, named the "Queen's Machine." The casual atmosphere is intended to suggest the French Quarter in New Orleans. The room rates are reasonable, and the overall customer satisfaction score is good. I rate the Four Queens two-star plus (**+).
As with any downtown hotel, due to the distance to the Strip, it is better to have your own transportation available than to rely exclusively on taxicabs. Cabs are easily available downtown, but can become expensive if you frequently commute to the Strip.