We only stayed 2 nights, so I can't give a comprehensive review of the entire facility, but I will note what we did experience was great. We had a Gold Club Room in the Rush Tower. This room was very, very nice, and from what I have read, these have only been open since December of 2012, so they are very new. Spacious enough for Me, my wife and two boys (11 & 13). The wi-fi was really good, which was very important for our boys, and always had a very strong signal. We ate dinner at the buffet since it was packaged with the Gordie Brown show (which we really enjoyed), and the food was plentiful and good, with ample variety. We also had the buffet for breakfast, but I would say it was only average.
The pool was very nice, especially considering it was 115+ degrees. We wanted a cabana, but they were all booked, so if you are looking at that option, it would be wise to book a bit in advance. We ended going with the daybed on the day we stayed at the pool all day. I was concerned about not having shade, but surprisingly, while there is no formal cover over the beds, the way the sun was positioned, we had shade for most of the day, which was our ultimate goal with wanting the cabana. Thus, instead of paying over $250 for the cabana, we ended up with a nice private day bed that had shade for only $55 for the whole day. This price also included $20 food and beverage credit, so I think it was a great deal for us. It was on the second level, so it didn't have instant access to the pool, but that was fine by us as the pool was either a short walk down one set of steps, or up one set of steps to the shark tank slide.
The water slide through the shark tank was really an added bonus. Our 11 year old loved it. He did the slide about 20 times and never seemed to get tired of it. My wife and I each did it a couple of times. It's not super fast or scary, but quick enough for a thrill. Being afraid of heights and not one that likes water slides, this slide was just perfect for me.
The pool area was pretty crowded. Chairs were not easy to come by, which is another reason why the daybed choice was a good deal for us. The prices for drinks were about what is expected - $5 for a beer, so I didn't feel gouged.
The hotel seemed to have plenty of bars, all spread out and in different areas. We weren't there very long to be able to experience them all, but the ones we did experience had good drinks and decent prices.
The access to Fremont Street was perfect, albeit with the 115+ temperatures, very, very hot. Especially at night when it was crowded. It was after 1am and the temperature was still about 105 degrees while we were there.
We went to the Gold Diggers bar onsite one night. We had a coupon for free cover, but they weren't charging any cover when we went, so that wasn't an issue. The drinks here were good, but a little pricier. The bartenders here were very attentive.
I would recommend this hotel to family and friends wanting to stay in the Fremont Street area. I have heard some negative things about the other, older towers, so I would probably recommend the Rush Tower rooms since that is the only room I have experienced, and thought they were great.
All in all, for 2 nights, a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. With more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites, the Golden Nugget has everything necessary for a top-notch Las Vegas vacation. The high-energy casino features the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book and poker room. Experience nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown and dine at world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse. Complete with a luxurious spa and salon, The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge, there is something for everyone at the Golden NUgget. Take one step inside and you'll see why the Golden Nugget Las Vegas sets the standard for luxury and comfort. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest and hope you enjoy your trip to Las Vegas. ... more less
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