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Golden Nugget Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101   |  
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Ranked #77 of 272 Hotels in Las Vegas
Deridder, Louisiana
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17 hotel reviews
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“Very nice in the Rush Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Rush Tower Gold Club!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at the Rush Towers and the rooms were very comfortable, quiet and clean. Beautiful decor and overlooked the Strip. Very minimal noise. Easy access to Fremont street and all the sights and sounds of the Fremont experience. We saw several shows and the best one was Absinthe at Caesars Palace. You should also make sure to eat at Du Par's which is just steps away from the hotel. The food is AWESOME!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have been staying at the GN last several years but this is our last. Perhaps not staying in the new updated Rush Towers is the problem. Other towers are tired and need updating and cleaning. FIrst off we arrived on Monday...we left on Th. People had left food trays from room service out in the hall way that sat in the hall the entire time we were there. ...disgusting. Our towels smelled like an old gym locker..like they had been in storage for years..new ones were not better. Bar tender was extremely rude when we sat to play video poker he made remark that we were not playing enough per hand and needed to pay for the beer..we had already dropped several hundred dollars on other machinesand tables and no were not playing the max but to be told oh a lot of deadbeats come in here just to get free beer...fine buster..we wont be back to gamble here either..we prefer old part of Vegas and I guess its time to exlore other options or head back to the strip and just take a bus day trip to old Vegas...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed in the Gold Tower, room 1106, for four nights. We choose to stay in the Gold Tower because of its proximity to check-in, the elevators and the casino. Easy access to the Chocolate Box is both a blessing and a curse. The room was well away from the elevators and ice machine. Because it was near the end of the hall there was little guest traffic and we had quiet night's sleep on a very comfortable bed.

This was not the first time we have stayed in the Gold Tower and noticed that it might be time for little TLC. The first thing that caught our eye was several spots on the top sheet that looked like blood, also, there were no glasses in the room. A call to housekeeping had the situation quickly remedied. Maintenance-wise, one of the dresser drawers had a loose track and wouldn't close properly and someone had apparently dropped something heavy in the sink and cracked it. The room was generally clean and the shower worked well. The robes and safe in the room are nice amenities.

The Golden Nugget is very proud of the fact that they don't charge resort fees but they do charge a number of fees for things now considered standard at most hotels. Wi-fi is $12.99 for 24 hours of access, a bottle of Fiji water is $7.00, a box of four K-cups for the Keurig coffeemaker is $10.00. As soon as you break the seal on the box of K-cups you own all four. Pinching pennies seems contrary to a Las Vegas vacation but if the fees annoy you, for as little as $ 0.50 each you can bring your own K-cups from home. As for water, the ABC Store three doors down the street has Fiji water for $3.00 and there are lots of other bottled water brands available for a lot less.

When we checked out, the hotel had added a $5.00 a night fee for the Fremont Street Experience. Really? We really hate add-ons at hotels and airlines. If you need to charge $5.00 more a night, add it to the price of the room. Don't tack it on at the end of a trip. We have stopped staying at certain hotels and flying with some airlines because of all the add-ons. It's not the cost. It's what we consider deceptive practices. Sort of a bait and switch tactic. Because we had booked in June, before the fee was implemented, they removed the $20.00 from the final bill. Which we very much appreciated.

The staff throughout the hotel were friendly and responsive. After a bit of a rocky start, as always, we enjoyabled our stay at the Golden Nugget.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Central California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We lived in Vegas for a year, make about 4 return visits a year, and have come to prefer staying at the Golden Nugget downtown. The pluses are:(1) the Fremont Street experience is right outside the front door, with lots of options for gambling, dining, and our favorite, people-watching, all within easy walking distance (and with a drink in your hand the whole time, no less !) (2) The Nugget is the best hotel downtown by far in terms of overall condition, service, and attention to detail. Everything is a notch or two above than the competiton, and the rooms themselves are WAY better then the competition (we've stayed at virtually all the other downtown hotels, and nothing compares to the Nugget.) (3) On some hotels, the more expensive room just means you pay more to get the same basic room with just more space added. At the Nugget, it means you really do get a better quality upgraded room for every step up in price you pay. This trip, we stayed for the first time in the newer Rush Tower, and were really pleased at what we got for the price we paid - room was in beautiful conditon, bed was outstanding. An honest comparison would be to the basic level rooms over at the Trump.

The only complaints we had this trip were that there was a DVD player provided that did not ever work, even after having the maintenance guy work on it; parking was next to impossible in their garage, although it was a busy July 4th weekend & we knew it might be an issue ( we ended up parking at the open lot at Main Street Station, and hoofing it over to the Nugget.); and you can hear the Fremont street bands playing late into the night through the windows, but again, we expected this & had no trouble falling asleep in the comfortable bed anyway !

Room Tip: We sure liked the Rush tower room - a litte more expensive, but worth the investment -
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We usually stay on the strip but 4th of July weekend we wanted to stay near the smith center for fireworks. We were also looking forward to checking out the shark pool. I don't have any complaints regarding the nugget, but I also have nothing to rave about.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Me and my sister ( which visited from Germany ) went on a trip to Vegas and stayed in the Golden Nugget, it was a very good and pleasant experience, the staff was very knowledgeable about everything we ask and very friendly at all times.
The Restaurants served great food at reasonable prices at all times. We felled like we were well taking care off at all times, security was very visible and we had no concern at all.
The Rooms are very clean and the price was reasonable. The Café is very expensive, but the alternative is Starbucks downstairs.
Enjoy yourself it is great !!!

Room Tip: get your breakfast at the Buffett for less than $11.00 café included. For Smokers the Carson is on t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Las Vegas
#31 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#33 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
#34 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#66 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#80 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Nugget Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 2419
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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