We decided to stay Downtown for a change and the Golden Nugget offered some good mid-week deals. The room was spacious and fairly nice. The downtown location is convenient for those who like to wander about to other clubs. They have a swimming pool with a large adjacent fish tank and a water slide that goes through the fish tank. This pool is a center of activity for the hotel. Three gaming tables and a bar are poolside.
The hotel’s Italian restaurant, steakhouse, and coffee shop all serve
decent meals. The hotel does charge $11.95/day for internet access which seems a bit of a rip off, considering many roadside motels provide this free to their guests.
The show Strictly Ballroom was enjoyable. The lounge "Rush" has some overpriced, but decent, specialty drinks and occasional fun live entertainment.
The casino has a decent poker room. The other table games like blackjack are a little better than average for what is offered today in Las Vegas, given the long decline in the table games (during which the house has increased its advantage primarily through adverse changes to the rules).
The staff at the hotel was helpful.
Directions: Downtown, Las Vegas
Stayed at the Golden Nugget for 5 nights, Jan 9-14 of 2007. The staff was excellent, friendly, personable and pleasant. This includes the front desk, dealers, cocktail waitresses, housekeeping and security, etc... Everyone smiles and greets you here! The renovation of the hotel areas are fabulous! The new pool area is gorgeous and inviting. The shark tank is quite intriguing, as well. The water slide is a nice touch, too.
The gambling was great for blackjack - did quite well. The slots were only o.k. for wins. Roulette was good, also. The "24 Karat Club" however, is quite lacking. We gambled for many, many hours and received VERY FEW points. This included many hours of playing $25-50 hands of blackjack. Quite disappointed with that system.
The new buffet was actually dreadful and boring, unfortunately, with cold food. Room service was ordered twice and was excellent. The food at the Carson Street Cafe, we ate their twice, was very good and reasonably priced.
This was our third stay here in 6 years. We had a deluxe north tower room and they are a good size, BUT honestly the room is looking a bit tired and drab. The ceiling was filthy with what appeared to be black dust chunks stuck to it, there were burn holes in the bedding draperies, the windows were VERY, VERY filthy. The furniture is beat up to a level it should be replaced. It is time to update the rooms, folks. The bathroom is still VERY small, but the marble is still beautiful. The vanity with the make up mirror in the room is a great plus here!
Unique Quality: The new pool area is fabulous!!! Period!! The sitting areas and lounges are plentiful and very inviting. The three tiers are gorgeous. The water slide through the shark tank is a awesome and unique feature. The shark tank itself is very intriguing and beautifully done. The proximity to Fremont Street experience is a huge plus also. Staff is very professional and grade A!
Directions: Downtown on Fremont Street
stayed over the labour day weekend and am very disappointed in what the new owners are doing to the once elegant GN. The beautiful marbel is covered with wood pannelling, beveled glass and brass mirrors on the ceiling are being changed to brown paint. Construction walls are up every where. Upstairs in the hall outside the new buffet the walls are dark and depressing. It is so dark you feel like your in some smelly old hotel. We have been going to the GN for 8 years and they have had 3 different owners but what's happening to the once elegant hotel is a crime. The casino has very tight slots and for those who play 5 cent machines there is only stools without backs. I have sent all three owners suggestions to replace the stools with chairs with backs if they are interested in their customers playing there for any lenght of time. Nickel players, playing 9, 15 and 20 lines are in fact spending more then the $1.00 machines each pull. Also they slots are very crowed together.
The guest rooms are always clean and comfortable but the bathrooms are the smallest I have ever seen. Staff are pleasant and the location on Freemont street is great. The pool has been closed since Easter for construction of a new pool. Carson Street Cafe is the only thing that is still great. The new buffet is nothing special and you can get better out side the GN.
I can only hope that when it is all completed it will be nice but so far it looks like the "new refreshed look" they are trying to acheive has the opposite effect. The GN did not need a new refreshed look it was elegant and polished and now its dark and depressing.
Unique Quality: We have never had a great view but if you are staying at the GN ask to be in the North tower because it is beside the casino and next to Freemont street. If you stay in the south tower you will have a long walk to everything.
The pool is supposed to be open in October but I would be sure to ask before I booked as we were told it would be open this past summer and when we booked they said it would be October and from the look of the construction I doubt it will be open this October.
Directions: freemont street experience
The Golden Nugget is away from the newer strip area in the old downtown part of Vegas. However we found it to be a jewel of a place. It is beautifully and lavishly decorated and the exterior at night is a blaze of lights. Our room was large, comfortable and quite clean. The staff was quite attentive and cordial, the parking is free and there are several restaurants in the hotel that are nice and reasonably priced. But the biggest plus for us is that it is on Fremont Ave which is a pedestrian area with fantastic light shows on the canopy of the street every night.
I have read in some reviews that the area around the hotel is not the most desirable. Apart from Fremont Ave it is pretty nondescript. I don’t know if there is any danger at night but also don’t see any reason you would be wandering around at night other than on Fremont which is always full of people. If I had not seen a few comments about the rest of the area I would not have given it a thought. I would not hesitate stay at the Golden Nugget again and give it high marks.
There are frequently special deals on rooms so that they can range from $69 for a double room (plus tax) to well over $200 on heavy weekends. Weekends are of course the highest prices but you can frequently find special promotions.
Away from the mega-huge casino hotels of the strip are the smaller places that have been around for many years. the prices here are cheaper and the hotels a touch less impersonal
the Golden Nugget was very comfortable, there is an expansion programme underway but we saw little or no disturbance.
I stayed at the 4* Golden Nugget in 2003 and it is considered to be the best hotel in the Downtown area. It is ideally located right on Fremont St and perfect for the evening light show. The public areas and rooms are excellent and in my opinion compare favourably to a 4/5* hotel in Europe. Great customer service and a very enjoyable stay. A spa, salon, pool and all styles of eateries complete the Golden Nugget experience. It is more expensive than some of the others close by but I would recommend it to anyone considering staying Downtown.
Unique Quality: The hotel lobby houses the Hand of Faith, allegedly the largest gold nugget on public display in the world.
Directions: Downtown, right in the Fremont Street tourist area.
I love the Golden Nugget. great hotel, great casino, and your teated well by all employees. The downside is it's more expensive than other downtown hotels, but they do offer specials all the time that help keep the cost down.
Unique Quality: Plush rooms, great pool, and a well lit clean casino. The Golden Nugget also has plenty of good resteraunts, and one of the best breakfast buffets in town. Locals go to the Nugget just for the buffet.
The Golden Nugget is definately the nicest place downtown.
Directions: Downtown on Freemont St.
I am been traveling to LV since 1968. I played golf at the Dunes, which is now the Excalibur, and at the Tropicana, which is now the MGM. I have stayed at almost every major hotel since I still visit an average of 4 times a year. My annual golf trip with all my friends is in its 24th year there. I also lived in Vegas for a year with a downtown office overlooking Freemont Street.
I recently tried the "new" Nugget after watching the television show with the new owners. I didn't feel anything different when I walked in, and the rest of the stay wasn't much different than 20 years ago. Sure, the did some upgrades and remodeling, but much of the place has stayed the same.
I didn't feel any of the excitment that the people on television felt, and was a little disppointed that time really had stood still there for the most part.
For staying downtown, it is one of the best places. And I prefer downtown for increased odds, better blackjack and great (cheesey) souvenirs. So if you are staying downtown, and don't care about being at the "top of the line" places for regulas tourists, then stay here. The coffee shop is excellent. The sports book is still way too small and always has been, although I hear they may expand.
The Golden Nugget is a true recommendation. After Feb, 1999 I had my 2nd stay there in April, 2004 and was fully satisfied.
Clean, big rooms. Excellent Buffet.
The relatively separation between the Hotel and the Casino made it easy with kids – as we figured out (the local law of no kids in the Casino was a little bit strange for us as Europeans, a big surprise even like "no kids at the bar").
All over all an excellent value for the money.
Stayed 3 nights at the Golden Nugget April 15-18, 2004. The room was not only nice but clean as well. The view was lacking but what can you expect for $49 a night. The staff was not only accomodating but friendly, and they allowed us to check in early (4 hours early). This was the first time I have ever stayed somewhere that when there was a "please do not disturb" sign on the door they actually left you alone. Unlike the housekeeping at the Venetian who almost took the door off of the hinges while attempting to gain access. They (Venetian housekeeping) decided their job was more important than their guests relaxation. Not to mention I spent $300 more a night for their room. (Although it was beautiful, it could never be worth that kind of money). I will continue to stay at the Golden Nugget because you walk out the door and you are on Freemont which was fun. (BTW, Stay away from the Girls of Glitter Gulch, the girls there are rejects from the other Las Vegas strip clubs. AWFUL! But they were nice, I guess) (Save your money for Sapphire's!
Unique Quality: The Golden Nugget was exceptional from the scent of the massive flower arrangements to the sweet smiles on the staff faces. I received many "Hello's" and thank you for staying with us. It was all and all a great experience. By the way, many people *** and moan about the sour faces that greet them when they are guests at a hotel. I am a bartender and it is amazing what please thank you and a smile will get you. Sometimes people reflect your attitude. To those people my suggestion is smile and say thank you and have patience. It's just a common courtesy.
Directions: On Freemont, downtown las vegas.
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Has anyone stayed at the golden nugget it is pretty easy getting around from this hotel thanks in advance
The Golden Nugget is actually a pretty nice hotel for the price but last time I was there, it seemed that the crowd was older, even older than me....lots of blue haired ladies :-)
For the downtown area, this would be one of the better hotels. Majority of all the hotels in downtown are smaller than some of the major strip area places. Some would argue dirtier. I like to think just older. Depends on the locale. Plus it's nice to be able to actually walk to other casinos. Walking around on the strip to another property can become a 10K.
You won't need a guidance system to roam throughout the Golden Nugget. Everything is pretty well situated. Best of Luck!
I was there for a convention last November and it is a nice place if a little removed from the new strip. It is next to the Fremont Street experience and several of the original casinos. I liked it.
Stay on the strip around Flamingo Blvd. There's much to see and do. You can ride the monorail up and down to several of the hotels. Rooms should be pretty reasonable in December. Use travelaxe.com to do some comparison shopping. For location and price I'd be looking at the Flamingo, Harrahs, Ballys or TI. Imperial Palace will most likely be the lowest priced hotel/casino, but the rooms and floorplan are getting a bit long in the tooth. More upscale and costly in this area are Caesars and Mirage.
It is a very nice casino on Fremont Street. It is very attractive inside, and it has a fine buffet - as does the Main Street Station a few streets over. The Fremont Street Experience is fun. The Las Vegas Transit buses are in a terminal a few blocks away, and they will take you to the Strip, or you can take a cab. For my money, it's very nice and convenient without the hassle of the Strip, unless the hassle is what you desire.
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Address: 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101, United States