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Golden Nugget Hotel
Ranked #89 of 263 Hotels in Las Vegas
Randolph, MN
2 reviews
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“Golden Nugget Was Great”
Reviewed November 23, 2003

We Stayed at The Golden Nugget For The First Time. We Usually Stay on The Strip. We Had Two Trips In One Week This Time (We Went to Los Angeles For A Few Days). We Came In On Friday Novemer 14 and Stayed Until The 16th. We Reserved Our Rooms Way In Advance and We Called to Confirm Our Rooms, Daily, For 3 Days Before We Arrived. We Vacation With Another Couple And Our Rooms Are Always Booked Together and Most Of The Time Get To The Hotel And They Have Us On Opposite Ends Of The Hotel. We Can Not Figure Out What They Are Thinking When They Do This.
Because This Has Happed So Much In Vegas We Always Call Several Times To Confirm Our Wishes. When We Checked In About 6:30 p.m. of Course We Were In Different Towers Even On Opposite Ends Of The Hotel. So Of Course We Were Very Upset Right At The Beginning. They Did Find Us Rooms In The Same Tower But Our Friends Had To Have Double Beds Instead Of King. WE WERE NEVER OFFERED A UPGRADE!!! They Kept Telling Us We Requested A Room We Did Not Reserve A Room! (This Was The Supervisor That Kept Saying This) On Our Trip Back We Stayed On Wed November 19-22. They Had The Rooms We Reserved Far Ahead Of Time. So We Were Much More Happy! We Were In The South Tower The 2nd Trip and Our Room Was Noisy We Could Hear The Phone Ring and The Alarm Go Off Next Door.
Other Than That The Hotel Was Great. We Did Enjoy The Quiteness Compared To The Hustle Bustle At The Strip Hotels as Far As So Many People Especially on Fri or Sat. Nights.

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Reviewed November 20, 2003

I have read the postive as well as the negative reviews of the Golden Nugget. I want to give my own. Throughout the years my husband and I have visited Las Vegas we have always stayed at the Golden Nugget. We have never experienced the problems I have read in previous reviews. We have made friends with a few of the bartenders there and they always remember our names. These guys include David, Robert, Kelly and Wally.
Our cocktail waitress Frenchy is pretty cool too. Golden Nugget is probably the only hotel in downtown with cordial gentlemen opening the doors for you. The only negative thing I have to say is the walk to the South Tower. Its quite a ways but then the hotels on the strip are much farther. The food and entertainment in the lounge is good and sports book is even better. My husband loves it the most. We will always stay there.

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Reviewed November 11, 2003

Changed Rooms Twice...no water.no cool air..Rude staff But did offer us a Suite...........

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Reviewed November 3, 2003

My wife and I just got back from staying at GN over a 3 day weekend. I had never stayed downtown before and wanted to give it a try. I will say the GN is by far the best hotel downtown. Check in was a breeze at about 4 p.m. No line. We stayed in the south tower. A bit to my surprise the rooms were not very big. The bathroom didn't have so much as a counter to put anything on. The toliet didn't work very well, had to hold the handle down. The shower was a joke. The shower head came up to my shoulders and i am average height. Never seen that before. The room was very quiet though, and the bed was good. For some reason they have very small pillows though. Odd.

The rest of the hotel was great. Good sportsbook. Nice casino. It is smaller and laid out better than most of the strip hotels, easy to navigate. All the service we encountered was friendly and helpful. Good location downtown right in the middle of everything. Close to bus to the strip. 2$.

Though the GN didn't have many 5$ tables or good slot machines, the rest of downtown is great for gambling. Good pay tables on the video poker and plenty of 2-5$ tables. Spent a lot of time gambling at the Four Queens. The Plaza has a good coupon book and is good for gambling also. Bottom line if you are on a budget downtown is much better. Just jump the bus and visit the strip. Not much else to do otherwise downtown, but i went this trip to gamble.

I was looking forward to seeing the lights at the Fremont St exprience.
I must say, to my surprise, i thought it was lame. I took one look up and said big deal and never payed attention to it again. Don't understand why people think this is so great. The time share people downtown are a little annoying, but no big deal.

I would recommend staying downtown if you are on a budget and want to try something different. That said, the GN is the best place to stay. I will probably stay downtown again, since i don't like 10-15$ blackjack tables and low paying slots. There is a lot more to do and see on the strip however. In my opinion don't stay downtown for the Fremont St.
experience, it isnt worth it. Any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

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Reviewed October 27, 2003

We recently stayed at the Nugget & were very pleased. For a rate of $49 a night, we were a bit wary, but it was great. The rooms are very nice.
I can't say enough about the staff. Everywhere we turned a door was being opened for us, or some friendly words spoken - something I don't always see at the pricey Strip hotels. We recently also stayed at the Lake Las Vegas Hyatt, paying over $200 a night, & not one time did anyone open the hotel doors for us. I highly recommend the Nugget, & it didn't bother me that it wasn't on the Strip.

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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed October 13, 2003

This is a quality hotel and seemed to be by far the best of the downtown hotels. We got a good price staying here so we were a little apprehensive about what to expect. However, check-in was efficient, the room (in varying shades of brown) very well appointed, with good qulity fittings. The buffet queues were 20-30 minutes-ish, but given the quality of the decor and food in the dining room (the champagne Sunday Brunch at $12.75 was unbeatable), this was not surprising. We wandered into most of the other downtown hotels and none came close to the Golden Nugget. We would be happy to recommend it to anyone visiting LV. Incidentally, although we stayed longer on the Strip, we decided to stay one night downtown, so that we could sample the Fremont Street Experience and this worked out just great.

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Property: Golden Nugget Hotel
Address: 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5603
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Location: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
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:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#39 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
#44 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#77 Romantic 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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