The Boardwalk Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Hotel & Casino
Formerly holding address at 3750 Las Vegas
Boulevard, South Las Vegas is the Boardwalk
Hotel and Casino. The structure is now part
of the rich and colorful history of Las
Vegas. The hotel and casino
was torn down to
make way for a new mega resort.
The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino was owned and
operated by the MGM Mirage. It used to be
part of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels
until it was acquired by the Mirage Resorts.
The building was built before the era of the
massive mega hotel and casinos, and since it
was relatively smaller than most of its
neighbors, which had thousands of rooms
whereas the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino only
had 654, it was torn down.
The location of the Boardwalk was ideal and
very convenient for visitors to Las Vegas.
Nearby hotels include the
Bellagio, the Monte Carlo, the Paris, the
Aladdin and the MGM Grand.
The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino featured a
Coney Island theme which was very apparent
in its façade which featured an original
parachute jump ride and a wooden roller
coaster from 1906. Several guests have been
met with disappointment after they ask to
ride the non-functioning coaster.
The hotel was made up of three buildings
which were each built at different times.
The newest of the three, a 16-storey
structure, was built in 1996. The other two
were called the Steeplechase building
and the Luna Park building.