Quirky '70s-inspired hotel brings 'choice vibes' to downtown

As downtown Vegas evolves, with millions spent on new projects over the past three years, developers are creating accomodations to match its new aesthetic. Enter Oasis at Gold Spike, a boutique hotel that marries a midcentury "old Vegas" vibe to modern amentites.

Charming and imaginative, Oasis at Gold Spike is a happening haven where visitors can enjoy a gently irreverent 1970s college dorm-like aura (guest rooms and suites are referred to as "Crash Pads") updated with property-wide Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs -- all without the bell bottoms.

Yet at Oasis at Gold Spike, "retro" doesn't mean "spartan." All three levels of the hotel's rooms feature different artwork and décor in each unit. Expect plush queen beds, rotating closets and spa-like showers in every room.

The 44-room Oasis is a former 1960s motel, which reopened in September after a tasteful renovation. Quirky and quaint, the nonsmoking, nongaming hotel is connected to the adjacent Gold Spike Hotel and Casino via an outdoor lounge, allowing guests access to its pool and a backyard boasting outdoor fun and games.

The 24-hour Grill at Gold Spike also offers indulgent poolside eats. For those looking to imbibe, there's Carnival Bar, complete with classic carnival games.

While everything you could need is already here -- including touches like 24-hour library and a turntable with vinyl records -- bicycle rental is available for those who want to "leave campus."

And there's plenty nearby, with Oasis located in the heart of Vegas' hip downtown. Container Park shopping center, with its raved-about Oak & Ivy bar, is easy walking (or pedaling) distance.

Oasis at Gold Spike delivers a nostalgic experience to visitors who might remember "lost Vegas" firsthand, while offering a glimpse to guests young enough to be on spring break.

As downtown Vegas evolves, with millions spent on new projects over the past three years, developers are creating accommodations to match its new aesthetic. Enter Oasis at Gold Spike, a boutique hotel that marries a midcentury "old Vegas" vibe to modern amenities.

-Paul Rogers, Brand Publishing Writer

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