Located about a 13-minute drive from Las Vegas's Strip, just south of Interstate 515 in downtown Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget is suitable for business and leisure travellers who prefer a full-service hotel with a casino, on-site dining and easy highway access.
This hotel has 2,419 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering cable TV, an in-room safe, a sitting area, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a DVD/CD player, an iPod docking station, a coffeemaker, a jetted tub, a separate bedroom, a wetbar, a shoeshine machine and a dining area. Wi-Fi is an additional $12.99 per device, per day.
Hotel amenities include a 45,000 square-foot casino, nightly entertainment, a swimming complex with a shark tank, a hot tub, a sauna, a spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, a nightclub, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a few shops, a salon, vending machines, guest laundry and free parking. The hotel also offers several restaurants and bars, a coffee shop and a snack bar. Live entertainment is often available on site.
Pets are not permitted and the hotel is wheelchair accessible. Please note that charges apply for in-room coffee (contact the hotel for details).
The Fremont Street Experience is about a 1-minute walk from the hotel, while Fashion Show Mall can be found roughly 11-minutes away by car. Las Vegas Golf Club is a 10-minute drive westward, and McCarran International Airport (LAS) is about a 20-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $12.99/day, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 17, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, value, location and food.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, well equipped, modern and nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and great views of the city, marina and mountains. It should be noted, however, that a few lodgers had complaints about their rooms (see below).
The hotel's value was complimented by many reviewers, who described the rates as affordable, great, reasonable and inexpensive. One guest remarked, "for the money and pure free entertainment value of downtown the Golden Nugget is a great place to stay and experience Vegas", and several reviewers were pleased the hotel didn't charge a resort fee. A few guests did have complaints about certain costs incurred during their stay, however (see below).
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the Fremont Experience, restaurants, Walgreens, nightlife, other casinos and the outlet mall.
The hotel's restaurants were also praised by several guests, who described the food as tasty, plentiful, delicious and superb, with a good variety and excellent service.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about costs, the rooms and the pool area.
While many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's reasonable rates and lack of resort fee, some guests had complaints about the extra costs they incurred during their stay. They were disappointed with the additional in-room Wi-Fi fee, and also felt the prices for in-room coffee and bottled water were very expensive.
Although the majority of lodgers praised their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, dated decor and were disappointed their rooms had no mini-fridges.
A few guests also complained about overcrowding in the pool area, and not being able to find lounge chairs.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 7,466 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 4,933 reviews.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #53 of 271 Las Vegas hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 4,410 reviews.The author called the hotel on July 17, 2013 to verify some information.