Golden Nugget Vegas

User Rating based on 3 reviews

4.9

Howdy! I am afraid to stick my dirty boots on anything in this place because it's so dang fancy.


A Quick Look

  • Location: Downtown
  • Hotel Class:
    4
     
  • Room Price:
    2.5
     
  • Hotel Size:1,805 rooms
  • Casino Size:38,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:
    2.5
     
  • Pool:
    3.5
     
  • Buffet:
    3
     

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The Skinny

The "class" of downtown, or at least that's what Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Las Vegas makes a big deal about. It is the most upscale and has the nicest rooms, especially the new Rush Tower rooms. It's also the most like the Strip of the Downtown Vegas places in pricing and gaming.  Still, it's nice to see the big shark tank and, while pricier, it still tends to be a better value than the fancy joints on Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Gorgeous hotel! Fantastic on a budget. Check in was a little slow, but there was a HUGE convention going on and it was presidents weekend. Checked in early with no problems. Stayed in gold tower right off the casino floor. Pool was awesome...

EastCoastVegasGirl
Jun 20, 2012

We stayed at the Nugget for a nice get away during winter time. We traveled during the week, from Monday - Friday. We checked in, and they did not have any upgrades available. We were booked in the newly remodeled Rush tower, about the 25th...

play2live
Mar 12, 2013

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Quick Facts

  • Near Attractions
  • Check-in at 3pm
  • 1000+ Rooms
  • Check-out at 11am
  • High-Speed Internet
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age - 21+

Info

Location:
129 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
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Website:
http://www.goldennugget.com

Room Quality:

The Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas have far and away the nicest rooms in Downtown Las Vegas. The Rush Tower is the newest and has over-sized rooms with slightly swankier amenities like big ol' flat screens and nicer beds. And of course, you pay for it. Other rooms are average-sized and first-class, with lots of marble, beautiful carpets, nice bedspreads and elegant accoutrements like flat-screened TVs and robes. They also have irons and hairdryers. Good thing, because when they only have an iron, you know how we dry our hair. More than most properties, this one actually achieves understated classiness. The views are okay, but mostly look over North Las Vegas, the mountains, or the faraway Strip. The Gold Tower is the nicer one, with better furnishings and slightly bigger rooms. Of course, they try to get you to pay more for it. The North leads directly into the casino. The Carson Street Tower is plenty nice, but a longer walk from the casino and the rooms are smaller. It is right across the street from the parking garage, though. If you want to roll large, get a Gold Club room in the North Tower. They are larger, have even nicer amenities, like big sectional sofas, and special services like VIP check-in and turn-down at night.

Service Quality:

Outstanding. The on-site spa is top-notch, with his and hers facilities and masseuses who really are masseuses, and not glorified prostitutes. Fine room service, in-room check-out, elevator security. The check-in process has always been quick when we stayed at the Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas Hotel. 

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom:

It's not the most stuff, but there's no doubt it's all good. Shampoo, conditioner and lotion are what we remember. Upgrade to the concierge floor and get a free razor and shaving cream.

Clientele:

Mostly people in their thirties and older. Unlike fancy Strip resorts, there are fewer spoiled babies at this property. But the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is the best place Downtown to see a lot of black chips on the felt.

How's the Pool?

Easily the coolest pool downtown. They call it The Tank, and it's got a big water slide and an aquarium with sharks in it.  The slide goes through it. The regular pool at the Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas isn't that great for just plain swimming, but it's fantastic for sunning, sliding and looking at. The infinity pool is the one for swimming.

Resort Fee:

They claim to have no resort fee, but they really just renamed it a "Downtown Destination Fee." $5 Downtown Destination Fee plus tax gets you absolutely nothing but a coupon book. Oh, and you get to enjoy Downtown.

Is it Worth It?

If you don't mind spending Strip hotel prices for a non-Strip hotel, then the Golden Nugget is a fine choice.

Hotel Amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • ATM/Banking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Car Service
  • Concierge Service
  • Conference room(s)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Event Catering
  • Express Checkout
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking Garage
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Spa
  • Wedding Services

Table Games:

Blackjack, craps, roulette, Pai-Gow, baccarat, Let It Ride, 3-card poker and more. If you've got the stomach for it, stop by the high-limit salon and play some serious big money games. One annoying thing about the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is the amount of brass everywhere. A little of that could have gone a long way.

Bet Minimums:

Just about all games start at $5. Craps can be as low as $5 with 3x4x5x odds when it's slow. Try to avoid the lame 6:5 blackjack.

Machines:

From a nickel to $100 a pull or play. There is little to no full pay video poker. Otherwise, the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is like a Strip joint: you seem to pay for the decor with tighter slots. There is a large selection, with a seemingly endless variety of those slanted low-slung machines. It's not technically a table game or a slot, but the swank-u-luxe keno parlor must be mentioned. What a cushy place for up to nine old ladies to rest their fannies.

Cocktails?

Excellent cocktail service. If you are playing big money, you can have whatever drinks you want, made out of whatever you specify. If you're camped at a nickel slot, however, you're going to get well drinks made from the cheapest booze (just like every casino). If you get too drunk at the Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas, you'll feel out of place, because most people maintain their decorum.

Who Gets Comps?

Well, the slot club is fair but not what it used to be. Cash back is great for the slots, and just fair for VP. At the tables, expect to play $50 a hand to get noticed for food. $150 and up will probably get you a room and food.

Number of TVs:

56, with 27 of them in cubes that can be turned into three super-sized screens.

Number of Seats:

About 50 seats with 20 in booths and the other 30 at desks, 20 of which have individual TVs.  There are also four booths in the back if you want to wager gangster style.

Number of Betting Windows:

Six, with electronic signboards.

Free Drinks?

Ask for a drink ticket after placing your big bet. Don't ask after placing your small one.

Snack Bar?

Yes, The Grille is a pricey snack bar adjacent to the sports book at Golden Nugget Downtown Las Vegas Hotel.

Other Notes:

This very nice, small book closes early, so cash your tickets before ten. The room feels a bit crowded, and sports are sort of shoved to the side at Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas.

Number of Tables:

12 tables, and they can get pretty hopping.

Comfort of Chairs:

Swanky with wrap-around backs. It's funny, people tend to play poker for really long stretches, but few casinos ever seem to provide really excellent chairs like they do here. I guess the casinos figure people vote with their wallets, not their asses. Well, one thing's for sure, ours can make a lot of noise when they're unhappy.

Closed Room or Open to Casino?

The poker room at Golden Nugget Las Vegas is pretty noisy and crowded. It's not enclosed, rather open to a snack bar and slot machines.

Game Spreads and Limits:

Only Hold 'Em, $2-$4, $3-$6, and a $1-$2 no-limit game with a $200 minimum buy-in. They have a couple tournaments every day.

Beginner Games or Classes:

Monday-Friday at 10am they offer lessons for the uninitiated. At least we think they're uninitiated. We're too busy sleeping off our drunkenness at that hour to go and check it out.

How Crowded is the Room?

It can get very full. Weekdays are no problem, but weekends get crowded, especially at night. Of course, that is also when the suckers come out to bite.

Comps?

Just about nothing. It's pretty crummy, although they say they'll give you a $10 dining credit after four hours.

How Good Are the Players?

The people who frequent the Golden Nugget tend to have more money to throw around than we do. They're probably pretty inexperienced at playing poker, but want to give it a whirl. If you were a shark, wouldn't this be the equivalent of a bloody leg in the water? Either be careful or make sure you're good if you plan to try this room out.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

This is a nice-looking poker room, but it's cramped and loud, and the game selection leaves a lot to be desired. There are better poker rooms in Vegas to check out if you care enough.

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Guest Rooms

Carson Tower Deluxe

Carson Tower Deluxe

Located in its namesake Carson Tower near the awesome Tank, choose between one king bed or two queens in this 364 square foot room. A separate sitting area as well as a complimentary bathrobe pair perfectly for a pay movie or cable TV. Wireless Internet is available for a surcharge. A marble bathroom comes with a separate vanity area.

Gold Tower Deluxe

Gold Tower Deluxe

A more luxurious 378 square foot guestroom near the casino. One king or two queen beds, with pillow top mattresses, down duvets and pillows, plus Egyptian-cotton linens. A 42-inch plasma TV in a separate sitting area allows for movie watching or wireless Internet usage. The marble bathroom features an over-sized tub, rainfall shower head, and yet another plasma TV.

Rush Tower King

Rush Tower King

Nice views of the mountains, city, or pool are immediately noticeable from this 439 square foot guestroom. Located in the modern Rush Tower with one king bed supplied with pillow top mattresses and duvet downs. A 42-inch plasma TV and comfy bathrobe pair well together, as do the wireless Internet access and laptop-fitting safe. These accommodations are also strictly non-smoking.

Rush Tower Junior Corner Suite

Rush Tower Junior Corner Suite

This 611 square foot junior suite in the Rush Tower is near the casino and features dynamic views of the Strip, mountains, or pool. An open floor plan includes one king bed, two 42-inch plasma TV with DVD players, a safe, and wireless Internet access. The luxurious bathroom comes with an over-sized soaking tub with rainfall shower head, marble vanity, makeup/shaving mirror, phone and bathrobes. These accommodations are all smoke-free.

One Bedroom Parlor Suite

One Bedroom Parlor Suite

A spacious 756 square foot suite, this one king bedroom is located in the Gold Tower near the casino. The separate parlor includes a wet bar and dining area. Also included in this suite is two flat-panel TVs with cable/satellite channels and pay movies. Wireless Internet is available for a surcharge. The bathroom features a separate marble vanity area complete with lighted makeup/shaving mirror.

One Bedroom Spa Suite

One Bedroom Spa Suite

A truly lavish 1,500 square foot two-level suite that is bigger than our own house. Located in the Gold Tower near the casino, floor-to-ceiling windows provide spectacular views of Downtown Vegas, desert landscapes, the pool and the aquarium. The bedroom upstairs offers one king bed with a pillow top mattress and a plasma TV. Downstairs, an expansive living room includes a dining bar, wet bar, and a deluxe entertainment system with another wide screen TV, DVD player and Bose Wave stereo. The bathroom features a separate shower and jetted tub, as well as a separate vanity area with lighted mirror. This suite even comes with its own shoe shine. How's that for class?

Gold Club - VIP Accommodation

Gold Club - VIP Accommodation

An ultra-modern but compact 380 square foot guestroom in the 16th and 17th floor of the Gold Tower. Located close to the casino. Featuring one king bed with a pillow top mattress and down duvet. Complete with a 42-inch plasma TV, DVD, docking mp3 station and media library. A marble bathroom features an over-sized tub and rainfall shower head, with a plasma TV in the bathroom area as well. VIP guests in these rooms get special access to complimentary perks like fresh fruit, bottled water and Starbucks coffee. In addition, enjoy VIP check-in, VIP lounge access and VIP line passes for everything that requires a line at the Golden Nugget.

User Average Review

Overall:
4.9
Service:
4.65
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Room Quality:
5

Based on 3 reviews

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Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Reviews

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Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

Crapsplayer Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 4/13

Golden Nugget is Excellent

Golden Nugget was excellent. A top notch hotel in my opinion. Our stay was April 2013. our room was in the Carson tower and the room was simple but clean and comfortable. Our bill for 5 nights was only $236. About $47 a night. You just can't beat that. We did the self check in and got in our room about 3 hours early. There is a $10 charge if you open the coffee making kit. Also if you drink the bottled water in the room you will get socked $7. In general I prefer Fremont St. to the strip as everything is within easy walking distance. If you desire to rent a car as we did there is a Budget Rental desk right in the hotel and we picked up and returned the car to the parking garage right across the street. No need to stay on the strip to get an excellent experience. When we come back to Vegas we will probably stay at the Nugget again.

Overall:
4.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

play2live Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/12

The class of Downtown

We stayed at the Nugget for a nice get away during winter time. We traveled during the week, from Monday - Friday. We checked in, and they did not have any upgrades available. We were booked in the newly remodeled Rush tower, about the 25th floor I think. We had never stayed downtown before, and wanted to give it a shot. Check in went fairly quickly, we arrived about 5:00 PM. After we got upstairs, we found a nice clean room with 2 queen beds. The beds and linens were very comfortable. The bathroom was small, but acceptable for the price we got the room for. We went downstairs for a bit of gambling, and as it was during the week, we didn't have any problem finding open tables. The dealers were nice enough, but one of the box men at the craps table was a real hard-ass. There were a couple guys there who set the dice before throwing, and one of them was really good. Everyone at the table was making money, most were toking the dealers, and everyone was having a good time. This box man started complaining about the guy and if either of the dice came up short from the back wall, the box man would just have a fit. He threatened the guy that he "wouldn't be playing dice here anymore" if he didn't hit the wall, so the poor guy picked up the dice, told everyone to take their bets off, and whipped them against the far end of the table. Of course, he 7d out. Packed up his chips and left while the box man smirked like a child who had gotten his way.

The buffet was good, and reasonably priced. We got comped the breakfast buffets just for asking. I'm not a big party guy, but the atmosphere outside on Fremont street was amazing. There are a few shady characters down there, so keep a hand on your wallet/purse. Lots of good food/drinks down there. So convenient is the fact that 4 casinos are literally within a stones throw of each other. Binions/Fremont/4 Queens are all right there. If the tables get cold at one, move across the street. No worries. All have cheap table limits with fairly friendly dealers.

I like the Golden Nugget. I fully plan on staying there again next time we decide to go Downtown. The crowd in the casino is quite a different clientele than what you find on the strip. Gone are the yuppie/spoiled brat types you find at Caesars and Bellagio. These are typically older, more mellow people. Right up my alley. There's plenty of partying to do if that's your thing, too, but I prefer to drink at the tables when I'm in Vegas. Good food, good drinks, and good service. What more do you want?

Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

EastCoastVegasGirl Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/12

Golden Nugget Rocks

Gorgeous hotel! Fantastic on a budget. Check in was a little slow, but there was a HUGE convention going on and it was presidents weekend. Checked in early with no problems. Stayed in gold tower right off the casino floor. Pool was awesome to look at, loved the outdoor fire pit. We love downtown so it was great to stay so close to all the other casinos we love to play but not stay. Played a medium amount and got 3 meal comps and a room comp in the 4 days we stayed. Valet was always quick and courteous, staff very fiendly... they even remembered our names. Top notch bartenders and cocktail waitresses. Cant wait to go back!

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Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

EastCoastVegasGirl Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/12

Golden Nugget Rocks

Gorgeous hotel! Fantastic on a budget. Check in was a little slow, but there was a HUGE convention going on and it was presidents weekend. Checked in early with no problems. Stayed in gold tower right off the casino floor. Pool was awesome to look at, loved the outdoor fire pit. We love downtown so it was great to stay so close to all the other casinos we love to play but not stay. Played a medium amount and got 3 meal comps and a room comp in the 4 days we stayed. Valet was always quick and courteous, staff very fiendly... they even remembered our names. Top notch bartenders and cocktail waitresses. Cant wait to go back!

Overall:
4.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

play2live Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/12

The class of Downtown

We stayed at the Nugget for a nice get away during winter time. We traveled during the week, from Monday - Friday. We checked in, and they did not have any upgrades available. We were booked in the newly remodeled Rush tower, about the 25th floor I think. We had never stayed downtown before, and wanted to give it a shot. Check in went fairly quickly, we arrived about 5:00 PM. After we got upstairs, we found a nice clean room with 2 queen beds. The beds and linens were very comfortable. The bathroom was small, but acceptable for the price we got the room for. We went downstairs for a bit of gambling, and as it was during the week, we didn't have any problem finding open tables. The dealers were nice enough, but one of the box men at the craps table was a real hard-ass. There were a couple guys there who set the dice before throwing, and one of them was really good. Everyone at the table was making money, most were toking the dealers, and everyone was having a good time. This box man started complaining about the guy and if either of the dice came up short from the back wall, the box man would just have a fit. He threatened the guy that he "wouldn't be playing dice here anymore" if he didn't hit the wall, so the poor guy picked up the dice, told everyone to take their bets off, and whipped them against the far end of the table. Of course, he 7d out. Packed up his chips and left while the box man smirked like a child who had gotten his way.

The buffet was good, and reasonably priced. We got comped the breakfast buffets just for asking. I'm not a big party guy, but the atmosphere outside on Fremont street was amazing. There are a few shady characters down there, so keep a hand on your wallet/purse. Lots of good food/drinks down there. So convenient is the fact that 4 casinos are literally within a stones throw of each other. Binions/Fremont/4 Queens are all right there. If the tables get cold at one, move across the street. No worries. All have cheap table limits with fairly friendly dealers.

I like the Golden Nugget. I fully plan on staying there again next time we decide to go Downtown. The crowd in the casino is quite a different clientele than what you find on the strip. Gone are the yuppie/spoiled brat types you find at Caesars and Bellagio. These are typically older, more mellow people. Right up my alley. There's plenty of partying to do if that's your thing, too, but I prefer to drink at the tables when I'm in Vegas. Good food, good drinks, and good service. What more do you want?

Overall:
5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
5
Quality:
5

Crapsplayer Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 4/13

Golden Nugget is Excellent

Golden Nugget was excellent. A top notch hotel in my opinion. Our stay was April 2013. our room was in the Carson tower and the room was simple but clean and comfortable. Our bill for 5 nights was only $236. About $47 a night. You just can't beat that. We did the self check in and got in our room about 3 hours early. There is a $10 charge if you open the coffee making kit. Also if you drink the bottled water in the room you will get socked $7. In general I prefer Fremont St. to the strip as everything is within easy walking distance. If you desire to rent a car as we did there is a Budget Rental desk right in the hotel and we picked up and returned the car to the parking garage right across the street. No need to stay on the strip to get an excellent experience. When we come back to Vegas we will probably stay at the Nugget again.