We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“My New Downtown Favorite”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Ranked #132 of 263 Hotels in Las Vegas
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Pros:
-excellent location
-totally completely awesome vibe and night scene - really it's awesome!
-hot dealers, hot dancers in the pit (they are one and the same), liberal drink service, fun crowd, great music - man, I love this place
-down to earth clientele; you won't find your arrogant wanna be pretty boys/girls from California at this joint
-clean rooms that were well accomodated (for what it is - this isn't the Ritz-Carlton here, but it definitely was not the Motel 6 or Super 8 either)
-friendly dealers
-great staff all around (servers, dealers, pit bosses, hotel staff, host)
-very reasonable table limits; great comps if you are a player
-if you want finer dining and luxury just hop over next door to the Golden Nugget for a sec or two; after you get your great meal there (they have some awesome restaurants - but be prepared to pay Strip prices for that) then go back the the real life at this casino

Cons:
-yes, the music outside on Freemont Street is very loud and goes until 1AM; if you are in your room or bed before 1AM this would not be the hotel you should stay at anyway
-would like to see some additional varieties and quantities of slots, but not at the expense of the great selection and quantity of table games

General: has recently been remodeled and the place looks great. Great improvement on the casino bathrooms. Whoever came up with the concept of the hot girl dancing dealers should get a bonus - the vibe in this casino is true Vegas (especially at night) and definitely beats anything on the strip. Don't lose this great niche!

Another note: I stayed here on my own, but often come to Vegas with my somewhat picky girlfriend too. If I had her along I would have to stay at the Golden Nugget next door and we would both play all the time here. Nothing wrong with the Golden Gate lodging - just if you are used to and prefer Kimpton Hotels and more upscale luxury that is not what they are marketing themselves as (which is a good thing in my mind).

Room Tip: If you are picky about noise don't get a room on the Freemont Street face.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Recruiting
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (868)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

545 - 551 of 868 reviews

Reviewed January 21, 2013

Of all the Fremont Street area hotels (And over the past 7 years, I've stayed at all of them), I prefer the Golden Gate. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are fun! There's no pool, a lot of rooms face literally nothing and the rooms are around 300-400 square feet, but if you do a little gambling, they'll comp your stay.

Room Tip: For comped rooms, the double beds face Fremont street and are extremely loud (don't expect to sl...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Chris T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We arrived at the hotel, our room was sweltering. No way to control temperature. Was told by the front desk that this time of year they turn the air conditioning off and turn the heat on. Temperature could not be controled. Windows would not open either. Was moved to another room, windows would not open in that room either. Finally third room had windows that opened. In third room The shower handles did not work properly, along with the grate over the drain was rusty and part of it was bent and sticking up. I felt I needed a tetanus shot to take a shower. I put a washcloth over the drain so I wouldn't cut myself. Thankfully I got sick, and we had to leave a day early. Can't blame the hotel for getting sick.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com
1  Thank Cheryl P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Just spent a night at the Golden Gate and really enjoyed it. This hotel is the oldest in Vegas. The rooms are small, but well appointed. Very cozy, eclectic and a little quirky, but nice. Casino has also been updated. Again, small but well done. Just keep in mind that this building is over 100 years old so it's not the super plush room you might find on the strip. There is a little of a strip club feel to the casino since they have probably the least dressed dealers in Vegas and they dance on stages placed in the pit when they are not at a table dealing. But, they were very friendly, professional and a lot of fun. Would be great for a group of guys. My only complaint was the noise. Being as old as it is, the rooms aren't exactly sound proof. You can hear just about anything going on in the hallway and can definitely hear the traffic on Main Street and the music coming from Fremont. Music ends about midnight, so since most people tend to stay up late in Vegas that probably won't be a problem for most. There does tend to be a little less desirable element to downtown. Quite a few panhandlers. But there is a lot of security up and down Fremont Street so I never felt like it was unsafe.

Room Tip: You will probably get a quieter experience if you can get a room that doesn't overlook Fremont o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Mojo1988
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Yup, the rooms are small, and quirky, after all the hotel is over 100 years old. But, the recent remodel upgraded the furnishings, so they are nice. The staff is friendly, the elevators and common areas have all been updated, and your car, the casino (which is the best intown), the restaruant and fremont street are all a 1-2 minute walk from your room. Room rates are always low, if you are looking for cheap and fun, you have found your place in Vegas.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank 007DAWG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2013

GOLDEN GATE HOTEL & CASINO: Arrived at the valet, friendly and prompt service. The lobby was only steps away with no waiting at the check-in desk. The clerk was friendly and honor our initial request for the comp room away from “Fremont Street Experience”. We entered an inner hallway room on the second floor...."OMG!" This room was very cramp and creepy; I told the better half.... “we are requesting a different room and if necessary upgrade to suite or book another hotel downtown”. The clerk saw the look on my face and before I could get the words out, we were switched to a 4th floor corner room, however, the unfortunate part was our "renovated" room faced the corner of “Fremont Street Experience”. In the room, we experienced very loud music from about 7:0 PM until 4:00 AM. However, this recently "renovated" room was significantly larger than the previous room at no additional charge, we therefore accept it, despite the “Fremont Street Experience” late night music. The non-smoking corner room contained a surprising comfortable queen bed, a nice wall unit with a small flat HDTV Flat screen, combo safe, a Kureing Coffee Machine (i.e. single cup model). The only other significant disappointment was small bathroom with shower stall with adesperately in need of updated floor/wall tiles .


DINING at THE GOLDEN GATE: We ate breakfast at Dupers’ Restaurant (famous for their pancakes, however not sure why, tasted just "okay" to me). This restaurant provided have a decent breakfast (yes, I am a semi-foodie). We both had the “Chicken Fried Chicken”, which was tasty and fulfilling. The only other place we ate downtown on this trip was at The D’s (formerly the Fitzgerald’s) American Coney Island Grille, a Motown favorite. I must admit, I really enjoyed the “Chili Cheese Fries”.....a scrumptious late night/pre-hangover small meal.


GAMBLING at THE GOLDEN GATE: The Golden Gate has decent BJ rules (i.e. traditional) and friendly lady dealers. The only "Double-Deck Blackjack" table was in the “High Limit Area” at $50 minimum....a little rich for gambling budget on this trip. I was up and down my whole time......was never able to get a good roll (i.e. more than 3 consecutive winning hands). I took a small hit on this trip; however, since my gambling budget was lower than usual I could live with this. I really enjoyed the gambling experience here.


OVERALL PERSPECTIVE: IMHO, The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino appeals to a diverse crowd, primarily between the ages of 34-54 crowd, until the weekends, when it drops down to "24-54 crowds" mainly due the very popular “Lady Dealers/Pit Dancers”. The room was fine for weekend trip if solo or with a loving partner (the room is cozy). The gambling can be fun; however, you still need "lady luck" on your side. Cheers!

Room Tip: I strongly recommend an actual "renovated suite" or worst case a "renovated" cor...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank BoneCrusherinArizona
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I'm a Travel Consultant for Luxury hotels. I was very surprised to find this great niche hotel in Downtown Las Vegas.

Here is a tip. Contact the hotel and get one of their Suites. Don't settle for just a standard room. This hotel recently renovated the Suites. Its not that much more, but you will get much much more in amenities and luxury accommodations. The amenities you get in the suites rival some of the Luxury Strip hotels at a fraction of the costs. You will be pleasantly surprised.

For nightly entertainment, the blackjack tables has go-go dancers and the black jack dealers are in lingerie.

Don't forget to order pancakes in the restaurant. Best Pancakes. Also try the Shrimp Cocktails.

Room Tip: Ask for a hotel Suite, not just standard rooms
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Jacquelynlongbeach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Las Vegas hotels
Plaza Hotel & Casino
#100 of 263 in Las Vegas
4,173 reviews
Downtown
The D Casino Hotel Las Vegas
Oasis at Gold Spike
#122 of 263 in Las Vegas
381 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Four Queens Hotel and Casino
Four Queens Hotel and Casino
#103 of 263 in Las Vegas
2,447 reviews
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
#89 of 263 in Las Vegas
1,526 reviews
Downtown
Downtown Grand, an Ascend Collection Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Golden Gate Hotel & Casino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Address: 1 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5601
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#67 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range: $42 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Gate Hotel & Casino 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accurately billed as Las Vegas' "Most Historic Hotel," the Golden Gate has stood the test of time and then some. Since opening as the Hotel Nevada in 1906, this modest and cozy corner establishment has stood placidly at One Fremont Street while the town -- and the world -- changed around it. Most notably, the Fremont Street Experience was built right outside its door. Very little has changed to compromise the hotel's old school charm in the intervening years, although the Golden Gate has made improvements and modernized. The hotel remains proudly dwarfed by its neighbors, at just 106 rooms. The rooms themselves, on the other hand, have been updated and include modern amenities like flat screen televisions and iHome clock radios. The casino is just as active as opening day -- and just as intimate -- although now its boasts Dealer Dancers from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly. Its shrimp cocktail -- widely acknowledged as the first ever served in Las Vegas -- is as popular as the day it was introduced. Even as Las Vegas builds toward the heavens, the Golden Gate keeps close to the ground, rooted in its rich and wildly successful history. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Cancelon, Travelocity, Vegas.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Evoline ltd and HotelsClick so you can book your Golden Gate Hotel & Casino reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Golden Gate Hotel Las Vegas
Golden Gate Hotel And Casino
Golden Gate Las Vegas

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing