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Golden Nugget Hotel Casino
Recently renovated at a cost of $30 million. 36,000 square foot casino and sports book. 1,907 rooms and suites, five restaurants, pool, full spa, salon.

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Would you visit this hotel again?
yes 81%  19% no

Is this hotel family friendly?
yes 68%  32% no
Based on 44 total ratings.

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5stars  Fantastic Vacation Hotel Lucky Casino Freemont Street Can't Be Beat.
My wife and I stayed there the week of Dec. 2nd to 7th. We couldn't have asked for a better time. The room (North Tower) was beautiful, well kept, and very clean. The only complaint I have was having to pay $12.00 per day for Internet connection to keep in touch with the kids back home. I guess you can either spend the money on the Internet connection or in the machines downstairs. I read a review where the person suggested that the extra $$ for V.I.P. check in was well worth it. I couldn't agree more. It could just be marked a little clearer for first time visitors. I believe a review is biased or tainted by whether the author has won or lost money in Vegas. My wife and I didn't come home rich but we did O.K. She won a real nice jackpot at the GN the first night there. It was a thrill to see, meet, and shake hands with Willie Nelson in the lobby of the GN while we were there. Freemont street must be seen, it is a One-Of-A-Kind experience. We really liked the small town feel of freemont street area. Returning back to the GN at night was just like coming home. Our next trip (this being our second) will surely include staying at the Golden Nugget. Good Luck........
Bruster <bru_ster@hotmail.com>
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada - Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 21:42:37 (CST)
  Unhappy Experience at the GN
At check in we were not able to get the room we requested and were placed in a temporary room until our desired room was available the next day. Our temporary room had a defective door lock that would not work properly. The air duct in the bathroom was hanging in mid air and was not secured to the ceiling vent. At the Carlson restaurant, we had two meals that were poorly prepared. We had stayed at this casino many times before but this trip turned us sour on this hotel and we feel the quality of service has declined substantially. We can not recommend this casino to our friends and we dont expect to visit this casino again until they improve their service and willingness to cater to their patrons.
Ted Kwapien <tkwap@gte.net>
Everett, Wa., USA - Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 22:45:49 (CDT)
  AGAIN AND AGAIN
Hi, first visit to LAS VEGAS was 1983 to one of your competitors, and the following year, it was recommended we go to the NUGGET, well since then and again on the 10th of PRIL, again we will be staying at your hotel. Simply it has been reliable, no surprises, and qwhen your 65, you want service, value, quality, friendly and motivated staff, and a secure feeling that you are in the right place for the vacation. The golden nugget has supplied this to me and my wife, and this must be our 10th visit. We have always recommended it to our friends also. See you on the 10th of APRIL

tks

john & maureen
john lewicki <corunniejl@yahoo.ca>
wallaceburg, ont, ontario, canada - Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 07:34:58 (PST)
  WE booked a room for 4 nights at an off-strip location at first. But after one night i phoned expedia and asked if we could switch hotels for the rest of the week. She said okay and i had my heart set on downtown so i asked about the gold nugget. It was available and the price was pretty good so we swtched to there. Wow, what a difference. We loved the room (Luxurious) and when it came to playing the slots they had a great variety plus within a 5 minute walk there were 7 other casinos. (yes, seven) 4 of them are within a one minute walk literally. So it was great. The pool is handy and really nice there and good security. It was very handy to get the car when we needed it and after a few drinks the taxi to the strip was less than 10 bucks.This is a great location for casino hoppers if you don't mind not-so-fancy casinos but the gold nugget is pretty fancy. Strongly recommended!!
Brian Matthie <matthieb@aol.com>
Brockville, ont, Canada - Thursday, April 07, 2005 at 16:31:17 (PDT)
  We love the Nugget. Going next week
Ken
Albany, NY, USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 12:22:19 (PST)
  Please add me to your mailing list.
Nancy Frazier
928 Horse Creek Rd.
Crown City,OH 45623
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Nancy Frazier <mrsnancyjane@wmconnect.com>
Crown City, OH, USA - Monday, January 10, 2005 at 14:47:21 (PST)
  Casino is the front porch of Las Vegas. Step out the front door and Fremont street is so friendly and inviting it is like being in a movie. Step back in and you can see that it is well kept and staffed. All gaming, is available and seems to be as fair as any other. Some Dollar slots against the wall near the buffet are nice and loose. Buffet was only surpassed by the Seafood buffet at the Rio, and I make the rounds of the Buffets and the offerings at the GN are the greatest and have been for years. Room service is rarely needed but was quick and polite.

Who could ask anything more from the knowledgeable staff and facilities? wonderful pool area, great location, and we simply have had a great time there.

Check out the spa and exercise area to keep you fit.

Brian
Capt Brian Bobbitt <dragonslayir@a0l.com>
Tequesta, Fl, USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 20:03:53 (PDT)
  Stay at the Nugget regularly after experiencing may hotels on strip. THE NUGGETT IS THE CLEANEST HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS. Employees from the bottom up are efficient,polite, and happy. My wife and I only play craps and the new odds are great. Comps are excellent and required play limits are openly stated rather than secrectly applied. Dealers are helpful and frendly very good at their job. Security in hotel and parking garage is excellent. New owners are doing excellent job and making subtle changes yet keeping it frendly for us older folks. If "transit traffic" could be increased it would help the action on crap tables. Keep up the good work. Len
Len Erickson <trainbuff@cox.net>
Sun City West, Az, USA - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 10:24:36 (PDT)
  Decided to try downtown for a change..glad we did. Golden Nugget is a class act. We go to Biloxi a lot and stay at the Beau Rivage (owned by Ballego) and when I heard they had bought and renivated the Golden Nugget I knew what to expect....room was wonderful, service great and the Nugget is first class...very clean and location,location...We stayed three nights there and then moved to Harrah's on the Strip to be close to Celine Dion's show we caught..and Harrah's dosen't compare to the Nugget. I'd stay at the nugget in a heart beat, great security, beautfiul decor and just a wonderful experience..staff was great and just a wonderful experience. We did see some big winners, they were playing our machines..haha isn't that always the case.

Any questions about the Nugget, send e-mail and I'll answer um...the view of the strip from the 19th floor was awesome, long walk, but food was good, (Main Street Station has the best buffet in the world)
JP & SADIE T PICKLESIMER <jpick@tds.net>
St. Mary's, Ga, USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 07:27:07 (PDT)
  I REALLY LIKED THIS HOTEL, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND EVERYONE SEEMED VERY FRIENDLY. IT IS TRUE, THE LOCATION ISNT THE BEST, BUT BESIDES THAT, THE HOTEL WAS AWESOME, AND THE ROOMS WERE SPARKLY CLEAN.
CHINELLE <moonlittwinkkle@hotmail.com>
SANTA ANA , CA, USA - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 16:09:05 (PDT)
  best hotel downtown
ken dabbs <bdabbs@aol.com>
buford, ga, USA - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 11:33:05 (PST)
  This place is top notch! This is a very classy place, very clean, friendly staff, and a great casino. Best pool downtown. Dont believe the hype about the strip. All of these people talking about downtown being for lowlifes and the poor are crazy. Sure it is flashy and glitzy, but if you want to gamble, stay downtown. I didnt see anyone vomiting in the street or hookers. I suppose you will find them if you are looking for them. Sure, there are a few local vagrants hanging around, but they dont bother anyone. The Freemont Street Experience is fantastic, many casinos within a few blocks.
Chus
Schaumburg, IL, USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 08:43:20 (PST)
  We have stayed at the Golden Nugget twice, and have been pleased with both of our vsits. Yes, it's a bit expensive for small town Midwesterners, but the overall quality of facilities and service is excellent. We have never experienced any of the problems expressed here by others and always enjoy our visits to downtown Vegas, no matter where in this area we are staying.
Glen <GlenAT47@hotmail.com>
Toledo, OH, USA - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 15:51:19 (PST)
  My wife and I visited Vegas a dozen or so times before we stayed at the Nugget, each time at a different hotel, mostly on the Strip. However, after staying at the Nugget, we will never stay at another Vegas hotel again. This place rocks! The rooms are fabulous, the food is great, and the service is the best I've ever expeirenced. And if you want to gamble, stay away from the Strip. Downtown has the best games by far. Downtown does have a certain edge (all right, seediness) to which some people may object. As for me, though, I like it! The Strip is for suckers.
Willy G.
CO, USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 08:58:12 (PDT)
  After staying on the strip, off strip and downtown. We'll take downtown and the Golden Nugget as the hands down winner. All the places we've stayed have been very nice, but none compare to the style and service at the Nugget. We've stayed there on two of our visits to Vegas . We don't even consider booking anywhere else for our future trips. I can honestly say the only negative I can think of is the bath rooms could use a little more light. The quality of our stays there has been tremendous. Especially for the rate we payed. As for downtown and Fremont Street it's a great atmosphere. This is Las Vegas not Disneyland. You'll find some negative element all through the city. Just look to the positive. Las vegas is a blast, a party and about the most fun place I can think of being.
Paul <fishbouy@msn>
marcellus, ny, USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 17:52:17 (PDT)
  In my opinion this is the best Casino/Hotel downtown. The rooms are soo....nice, to nice for the price. They have the best buffet too. Also the best pool downtown. This is the only place to be, I would never stay anywhere else downtown, the hotel rooms remind me of the Treasure Island or Mirage on the strip only way cheaper. The staff there are all friendly & helpful, stay here, you will love it. I will be back next year.
Carol
USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 18:33:12 (PST)
I here you there about the Nug. The rooms are nice, but watch your wallet.
maurice de sade <mauricedesade@buildings.com>
Newport , RI, USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 16:28:42 (PDT)
DON'T STAY AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET!!!!!!!!!!

My stay at the Nugget was pretty average, but was punctuated with two disturbing incidents:

First, there was a blackjack dealer named Assad who became angry when I asked him a question about his hand. I saw he had a queen, three showing, and though I busted and was the only one sitting at the table, I asked why he hadn't taken a hit before dealing again. It was a naive question, and I asked it half-jokingly, but he became angry and said that I busted and the card didn't matter. He then began to deal at lightning speed, making sure to grab my chips as soon as a bust card was drawn, or if he beat me outright. I left quickly, happy to get out of the casino. The guy had zero sense of humor.

More disturbing however, was the theft of $500 I had left in the safe in my room. I left the room #904 at 5pm on Monday, and came back at 11pm. I was tired and went straght to bed, the beds had been turned down during the time I was gone. After getting out of the shower the following morning I noticed the safe was open and five hundred dollar bills were gone. I locked the safe the night before, with a 4 digit code. How someone figured out the code is beyond me. But even if I hadn't locked the safe correctly, and the money was sitting OUT ON THE TABLE, no one should have taken it. I called security, filed a report, then went to the police station and filed a report with them. The hotel told me it would take a week to finish the investigation. Well you can guess what they found out....nothing!!! The woman who was assigned to the case told me that they couldn't do anything without concrete proof. "Our employees value their jobs,.." was her answer when I asked if she thought someone from housekeeping had taken it. "yes, but that doesn't answer my question; my beds were turned down the very same time the money was taken, who did you have working that job?" "Well it could have been anybody, but our employees value their jobs too much to risk doing something like that. And we tell our guests never to leave valuables in the room." I asked "even in a locked safe??!!!"

She was telling me that her employees were above stealing money, but just in case don't leave any valuables in the room. I thought the safe might be a good place to leave valuables, but I guess at the Golden Nugget it's not.
John Dewer <dewer10940@yahoo.com>
Middletown, NY, USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 14:48:58 (PDT)


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