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“$20 per night Resort Fee makes this hotel RIDICULOUSLY overpriced!”

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Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Ranked #132 of 263 Hotels in Las Vegas
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Don't be fooled by the Expedia (or other) ads for a $17 room at this hotel. $17 = $37 once the Resort Fee is added. For that amount (or less) you can stay at other Fremont Street hotels, all of which are much nicer. If you book direct with the hotel itself, you'll STILL have to pay the $20 per night Resort Fee (probably $24 + $20 = $44)

The rooms here are very small (230 sq. ft.), and the walls look like they haven't changed since the early 1900's when the hotel was built. The furnishings, however, are all brand new (HD TV, bed tables, chair, lamps, etc.), and the bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on.

The bathrooms are clean but ancient (1940's style - and not in a good way). Finally, the hotel has virtually no sound-proofing. If you get an interior room and use earplugs, you'll have a fighting chance of getting to sleep.

Before the Resort Fee was instituted, this hotel provided adequate value for money. Now it's just a "bait and switch" operation that sucks an extra $20 out of your wallet for each night you stay there.

P.S. The casino here is AWESOME, probably the most fun in all of Las Vegas (at least if you're a guy).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing your concern over the resort fee. We have added the $20 resort fee, but we have also dropped our room rates in order to keep our prices competitive. We appreciate the feedback regarding the rooms, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed how comfortable our beds are! As always, we are happy to move guests away from Fremont Street if the music is too loud, at their request and per availability. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your gambling experience with us!

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great Food , Reasonably nice simple Rooms. Great Staff. Its in a good location Bus line right across the street, Strip short bus ride. One of my favorite Hotels. Nothing more to say. Price is right. Thats it.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

Thank you for the review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed Du-pars, it's a great restaurant! We appreciate the feedback and we hope you will join us on your next trip to Vegas!

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Golden Gate Casino is part of old town Vegas, The address is Number 1 Freemont street Still has great, The pies are to die for and there Shrimp Cocktail is something we always stop there for. The Casino has the charm of the old days, Everyone there is friendly and happy to see you from the cashers to the waitress. Slots are a lot of fun

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2013

We appreciate the feedback from your recent visit! Our pies and the shrimp cocktail at Du-par's are guest favorites! We're pleased to hear you had such a great time with us and we would love for you to join us again soon!

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed four nights in September and were very happy with the suite. The room was clean, stylish with a very comfortable bed. The room looks like the photos on the website in that there is a lounge area at one end of the room, the bed at the other, nice furnishings. I liked the bathroom arrangement, there is a shower room with excellent shower pressure and a separate toilet which I think is handy with two people staying in the room . Both of these open out to the combined sink/vanity area which is in the main room. There is a curtain that can be closed around for privacy if needed. The only negative in relation to all this is a lack of space for toiletries etc. but really is very minor in my opinion. There is a tiny fridge which is handy and an ice machine on the floor. i prefer downtown so I loved the close proximity to all that part of town has to offer appealed to me as did the size of the hotel. No massive check in lines here! resort fees seemed a bit high given no pool but the wifi was good. Not sure how they work out the cleaning but one day it got to 5.00pm and no sign of the cleaner, I happened to go back to the room and saw the cleaner a couple of rooms up, after a while she knocked at the door I went to let her in but she asked if I wanted towels as it was past her finishing time!! strange, maybe it was a very busy day. The suite represents excellent value for money in my opinion and I would not hesitate to stay here again. On the casino sideI liked the small size, had a lot of fun playing slots and most of the cocktail servers were great, two "mature" ladies in particular were excellent, I am sorry I can't recall their names. Finally Dupars was the best, i dream of the Reuben and the every meal we had there was excellent of course the shrimp cocktail deserves an honourable mention worth a visit for that alone.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2013

Thank you for the review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our recently renovated suites, we are pretty excited about them! The resort fee includes free Wi-Fi as well as $10 off show tickets at the D! Even though we have added the resort fee, we've also dropped our room rates in order to keep our prices competitive. We appreciate the feedback regarding the housekeeping and will be working to ensure the rooms are being cleaned in a more efficient manner. Hopefully, you will join us again on your next trip to Vegas!

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Now expensive for what you get. Bathrooms unchanged since 1940, and stained, grimy and rediculously small. Rooms adequate but small. Only have heat OR A/C, not both. Right now it is cold in Las Vegas and they have no heat in the rooms. This made our stay miserable, who wants to take a shower in a very cold room? Will never stay here again.

Stayed: November 2013
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

We appreciate the review of your stay and thank you for the feedback regarding the room. We are happy to provide guests with extra blankets at their request.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

If u book online they dnt follow the price and they charge ur card and dnt tell you. The customer service sucks and they talk 2 you like a child and they will kick you out n a quick ness. There bathrooms are really dirty

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

Our apologies for the negative way you were treated, we would never want our guests to feel uncomfortable. We do appreciate the feedback from your stay.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Older hotel in the Fremont st. Area of Vegas. The casino is small but fun, after 5 pm it livens up and the A team girls/dealers enter and put on a fun show. The gambling tables are fairly low priced and its a good place to place your bet or play some cards.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Sarah C, Manager at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

We appreciate the time you took to review your recent visit and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your gambling experience with us!

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Additional Information about Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

Address: 1 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5601
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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 - $206 (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 
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