If you are looking for a combination of luxury and old Vegas nostalgia than there is only one place in Las Vegas to stay, and that is the Golden Nugget. It is the largest, nicest, and in most categories the highest rated hotel casino in the Downtown area. Golden Nugget has been the center and most popular casino in Downtown Vegas for the last 60 years. It has recently undergone a complete renovation upgrading everything from the rooms to the casino floor to the pool area.
Located directly beneath the often ruckus Fremont Street Canopy, a few steps within will bring guests to another world of elegance more in the style of Strip casinos than anything one would find in the Downtown area. It caters to a wide variety of visitors from the more price conscious tourist seeking a reprieve from the high prices of the Strip, to gambling enthusiasts, to those who enjoy a taste of old school Vegas, to the young party goers, and everything in between.
The Golden Nugget is perhaps the most popular casino in the Downtown area, however it also boasts the most rooms, and it is often easier to reserve one here than on the Strip. As always however, reserving well in advance is recommended anywhere in Las Vegas, and especially on Holidays and during the busy summer months.
The Golden Nugget has a huge casino by Downtown standards with a wide variety of table games including all of the common casino games from Blackjack to Roulette, and several less common gaming options as well. There is a total 38,000 square feet of casino floor space and it is generally very busy with the 1,200 plus slot machines often nearly filled. It is a popular option for gamblers, limits range and it is a favorite of “high rollers” who enjoy the Downtown area as opposed to the Strip, as well as those seeking the lower limits of the Downtown area. They have a Sports Book which will remind visitors of a country club with its plush seating and comfortable atmosphere. They have a number of plasmas, several betting stations, and private booths are available. They have a great poker room as well.
The rooms are impeccable and may be t he nicest in the entire downtown area. The Golden Nugget is very large by Fremont standards with 2,425 rooms, 171 luxury suites, and 9 penthouses. They are all well-kept, clean, luxurious, and spacious and have benefited greatly from large recent investments in remodeling.
While the Golden Nugget continues the tradition of a more moderately priced option to the standard Las Vegas Strip experience, it may be a bit more expensive than other Downtown casinos. It is considered the nicest hotel Downtown and this is reflected everywhere from shopping and restaurant prices to gaming limits and room rates. It is however still considerably less expensive than the majority of Strip casinos and visitors who have stayed on the Strip in the past and compare Golden Nugget prices and service are usually very happy with this option.
Golden Nugget offers perhaps the greatest range of dining options anywhere Downtown, as well as perhaps the highest quality restaurant choices. Some of the popular places include; The Buffet, Chart House, Lillie’s Noodle House, Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto Ristorante, Red Sushi, Carson Street Café, and Starbucks.
Golden Nugget has casino floor bars, and cocktail servers provide drinks to gamblers free of charge, tipping is customary. In addition RUSH Lounge and Gold Diggers Nightclub are two of the more popular spots for party goers Downtown.
Golden Nugget may be the only place Downtown for high-end shopping with Perfect Timing watch shop and Style and Trend with a range of unique and well-branded clothing and apparel. They also have two gift shops which are open 24 hours a day.
Golden Nugget is one of the favorite spots for nightlife. After certain hours the bar Gold Diggers turns into a nightclub. RUSH Lounge is busy at all hours. In addition the casino bars are usually fairly lively at all hours and of course Fremont Street directly outside offers entertainment at all hours.
Golden Nugget offers a range of services more easily compared to Strip casinos than its Downtown neighbors. This includes all of the standard services from maid, laundry and luggage, to dry cleaning, 24 hour room service and much more. Shuttle service is also free for guests from the casino to the airport.
Golden Nugget has 14 rooms reserved for convention space ranging from 510 square feet to 11,040 square feet.
The Tank is the nicest pool Downtown. It features a stunning aquarium with a range of underwater wild life right in the center of a beautiful and large pool. They also have a relaxing Jacuzzi open for guests.
Their showroom hosts headline entertainment regularly and Golden Nugget is home of one of the highest rated Vegas entertainers Gordie Brown along with Country Superstars Tribute.
The Spa at the Golden Nugget is perhaps the most luxurious and complete spa experience of the Downtown area and is popular with guests and locals alike.