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Golden Nugget

This is a 4 star hotel in Las Vegas
129 East Fremont, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
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Clean & spacious rooms, good room rates, free parking but a few concerns with fees
Pros 
  • Free parking
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable and reasonable by numerous reviewers
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's downtown location
  • The hotel's food was praised for its variety and quality by several lodgers
Cons 
  • Some guests were disappointed with the cost of in-room Wi-Fi, coffee and bottled water
  • A few lodgers complained of no in-room fridges and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jul 22, 2013
Overview
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 Good
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.

The Bad
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.

TripAdvisor.com 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.

Guest Reviews

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38.49 USD - 0.00 USD Golden Nugget
Rating:
7.4
Good
Ranking:
#6
Out of 171 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.4 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 11
No. of guest comments: 11
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #6 out of 171 hotels in Las Vegas ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from Garwood, NJ US rated Golden Nugget 9 out of 10 on August 10, 2005
"The only problem I had was when I called The Golden Nugget a day before our arrival date they did not have my name registered. I had to call the free hotel hot line to confirm."
Mary c from Concord, CA US rated Golden Nugget 10 out of 10 on August 03, 2004
"This was the 1st time we stayed at a downtown hotel and loved the convienence. Fremont street is always fun, you can listen to the bands, wonder the casinos, cruise Fremont st, eat at multiple places and then your room is right there. Also close to the racetrack, which is why we went to Vegas."
Howard from Simi Valley, CA US rated Golden Nugget 8 out of 10 on March 08, 2004
"WE ALWAYS STAY AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET. WE TRULY ENJOY OUR STAYS AND WE COME TO VEGAS ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR. THE ROOM SERVICE IS GREAT AND ALL ROOMS ARE ALWAYS VERY CLEAN."
Donald from Palmdale, CA US rated Golden Nugget 9 out of 10 on March 08, 2004
Carol from Queensbury, NY US rated Golden Nugget 9 out of 10 on March 08, 2004
Verified Guest from Santee, CA US rated Golden Nugget 9 out of 10 on March 08, 2004
"Casino seemed smokier than newer places on the strip."
Diana from Houston, TX US rated Golden Nugget 8 out of 10 on February 11, 2004
"I stay here once a year at least. I like it very much."
James from Glens Falls, NY US rated Golden Nugget 10 out of 10 on February 03, 2004
Howard from Glens Falls, NY US rated Golden Nugget 10 out of 10 on February 03, 2004
"no coffee pots in room and none available upon request from housekeeping."
Linda from Glen Ellyn, IL US rated Golden Nugget 8 out of 10 on December 27, 2003
"Even though we only go to Vegas every few years, this hotel is the friendliest we have ever encountered. We simiply loved it, and from now on, we will always stay there. The staff, from the housekeeper to the front desk, to the waiters and casino people we terrific, helpful and really friendly."
Jacqueline from Bellevue, NE US rated Golden Nugget 10 out of 10 on October 30, 2003

Amenities

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Golden Nugget

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Casino
  • Shops
  • Nightclubs
  • Water Activities
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Games Available
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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The Golden Nugget offers more than 1,900 deluxe guest rooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book and poker room; nightly entertainment; world-class restaurants; luxury spa and salon; and the centerpiece of the property, The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon live shark aquarium.

Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Check In Age 18
Check In Time From 3:00 PM
Check Out Time Prior to 11:00 PM
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Porter / Bellhop | Gift Shop / News Stand | Currency Exchange | Hair Salon | Fitness Room | Laundry Service | Concierge
General Property Info Tourist Attraction / Landmark / Historical | Cash Machine | Great for Seniors | Great for Groups | Great for Couples | Public Restrooms | Elevator/Lift | Security Guard | 24 hr Service | Has Designated Smoking Areas | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Downtown
Number of Rooms 2425
Number of Suites 171
Parking Free with validation | Indoor | Monitored by Security | Paid | Valet | Garage
Payment Methods Mastercard | Debit | Visa | Cash | Check | Diners Club | Amex
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email guestservices@goldennugget.com
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
Recreational Activities Casino | Full Service Spa | Spa tub/Hot tub
Room Amenities Air Conditioning | Direct-dial phone
Room Entertainment Cable Television | Movies
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800) 634-3454
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00


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