Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Greyhound Bus Station, Golden Nugget Las Vegas offers guests an ideal base when in Las Vegas. Las Vegas's well-known tourist spots are within close proximity to Golden Nugget Casino, with Las Vegas City Hall just a 10-minute walk away. Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience are only a two-minute walk from the resort.
We decided to stay downtown for the first time since a band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, was going to be playing at the Golden Nugget. We decided to book the Gold Club King for a few reasons. We liked the idea of having the VIP check in, hubs is 6' 2" so securing a king bed is very important, and having a lounge we can go to is always a plus. Well first off we found out the band had to cancel the concert but it was last minute so of course we still flew out to make the best of it regardless. When we arrived at the G.N. there was no signage at all about where the VIP check in was. There was a very long line at the regular check in so we knew it would benefit us to keep looking. Well after about 20 minutes we decided to just stand in line and forgo our "VIP check in". Got up to our room and we have two double beds. No problem, I will just call the front desk and we can move. Nope!! "Sorry we are out of king beds." Wait, what' I booked and confirmed a king bed, not requested but booked and confirmed. I was told that if one opened the next day they could try to "upgrade" us to a king bed. Upgrade' How would a king bed be an upgrade if that is what we booked' lol. So now, no VIP, and no king bed. Went to take a shower, we are in the new tower but the wallpaper was coming off of the wall by the shower, the entire faucet turned all the way around, and the plumbing made noise all night long. The bed was comfortable but not for my husband, his feet hung off the bottom but the tried to make the best of it. The next morning we decide to check out the VIP lounge - there was a sign on the door that read "Lounge Closed please see front desk." At that point we gave up on any type of VIP anything from the Gold Club King we booked and paid more for. We did get our two bottles of free water and resort fee's paid with the Club Level but that's about it. We did really enjoy the location, being right on Freemont Street was fun. It was also a good time to be there since the WNFR was in town and all of the, or at least most of them, were also staying at the GN. The hotel as a whole was a good hotel. Lot's of options for things to go, the aquarium was very cool and the shark tank was mesmerizing so we were glad in the long run that we stayed downtown for our first two nights. Would we pay for Gold Club Level again, nope. Would we stay here again, yes but just in a standard room.
"My Favorite Resort in all of Vegas"
Iam a CET fan big time.. I hardly ever pay for rooms at CET properties however from time to time i book at the Golden Nugget because this place is straight awesome. Def my favorite of all Resorts. Why' -The pool is awesome with a slide that goes through a huge shark tank. -The pool area vibe is awesome! Even have outside gaming with blackjack and mini craps. -The pool area as an adult pool club area with DJ spinning great music and good drinks. -The casino has plenty of tables ranging from $5 and up (most casinos on the strip have $10 min) -The rooms have almost a boutique feel to them they are clean, modern and the service from Valet to housekeeping is outstanding. -Many restaurants to choose from inside the resort -You are in the heart of the Fremont Experience if you get bored at this resort you can walk to the next one 2 min away. I love this hotel!
"Great trip to Las Vegas for the WNFR. Gambling not bad, food good,company wonderful."
The location of the Golden Nugget is good. Our bathroom not very clean from day one. I left a note about the blow dryer not working and nothing was done about it. The bathroom floor nor the bathroom counter top was cleaned during our 3 night stay-dirty when we got there.
"Won't stay again"
We stayed here for the NFR. The smoke was the biggest problem along with other room issues. Our shower had rust in the bath tub and wouldn't drain. Each time we showered the water would back up. Our friends had one of the newly remodeled rooms and it was very dark in the room. They also had one of the faucets break and it took over 24 hours to fix the problem. They came to fix it quickly when they thought that water was leaking onto the floor. I wouldn't stay again even if the room was free. The fact that I was charged a resort fee and used none of the amenities also added frustration.
"NFR Stay and Play"
I stayed at the Golden Nugget for 3 nights during the NFR, National Finals Rodeo. This is the first I've ever stayed downtown Vegas and we found it in line with our vacation plans which was to 1) attend the NFR 2) have parking for our rental car 3) easy access in / out of town. The GN is obviously an older property and perhaps shows a bit of wear for some, but we found our room in the Carson Tower to be comfortable and clean. Our view was of a parking ramp ~ yes a more elaborate view would be nice, but determine how much you are in the room and its value to you. Check in/out was efficient. We enjoyed being able to walk Fremont Street with the country bands Sawyer Brown playing free just steps from the door. A complimentary shuttle from the GN was certainly convenient going to/from the NFR @ the Thomas and Mack. Overall, if you compare the downtown area to the strip, the downtown area is certainly more laid back in atmosphere and dress; much less showy. Parking was EASY and ample, and close to the interstate. We chose to spend a day out at Red Rock Canyon and another at Valley of Fire which was a great way to spend a few hours outside of the Vegas chaos.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM