I was there March 2005 with two Bros. I can't believe the amount of whining I have read from people who visted the hotel. The room was $30.00 a night. The room was clean; however, it was in need of a facelift. The service was great, food edible, and the gaming tables were fun. I don't go to Vegas to stay in a room or sit at a table with a bunch of stone faces.
The bottom line:
If your a spoon fed adult and have never had to see what true filth can be; then book an overpriced room at the Strip and leave the lace on your panties.
Phoenix, AZ, USA - Monday, March 28, 2005 at 12:50:56 (PST)
I've been to the Gold Spike casino before so I had pretty low expectations about the hotel. I expected the room to be old and theadbare, and that would have been fine. However, I did not expect the filth. The air in the room was so smoky that it was almost unbreathable. The carpet had not been vaccuumed and was covered with stains. I tried to avoid stepping on it with my bare feet. The toilet seat was literally smeared with feces. It was vile. I'm not some prissy girl, but I was pretty grossed out by the cleanliness of the room.
Dayton, OH, USA - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 15:09:32 (PST)
Good place if your street scum.
USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 09:57:51 (PST)
Okay the hotel is dirt cheap and the rooms aren't bad. But here is the problem! The casino is so smokey and ventilation so bad, that after hanging out in the casino for just two days, I came down with a respitory
problem that lasted a week and a half.
I like downtown Las Vegas, but the casino smoke is incredibly unhealthy. Would not stay there again. If I had to, I would stay in the room but gamble elsewhere.
David Goldyn <email@example.com>
Van nuys,, ca, USA - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 00:11:41 (PDT)
I stayed here in Febuary-2004 and I must have been given the best suite in the hotel, with two air conditioners, a wrap around terrace, dining area with a mini fridge, a living area, king sized bed, great maid service & people were very friendly and helful..Yes the casino is smoky & small& the cafe is best avoided but.. for $38 a night I am planning another trip to the Gold Spike as soon as possible..
Barry Cunningham <Bleucllar@webtv.net>
San Francisco, CA, USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 18:52:28 (PDT)
My wife and I stayed there on Thanksgiving.we ended up there because another hotel screwed up our reservation.this hotel came through for us and did not "gouge" on the price.the room was clean and quiet.If you want a great deal on a room this place Is It.
Rene T. Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Glendale, Ca, USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 23:46:10 (PST)
Would like to vist other Jackie Gaughan's casinos and hotels
Dennis Hussey <DENNHUSS@aol>
Newman Lake, WA, USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 23:25:09 (PST)
my wife and I spent a weekend at this hotel and had a real good time, never had a problem with casino, older and a little dingy, but I like to get away from the fake glitter and better than thou people who seem drawn to las vegas..
food is diner type, but food was good and filling and didn't have to spend an arm and a leg for room or food.. next time we go back we are going to stay in the gold spike again if they have not changed it by then
Darrell Chiapusio <email@example.com>
cleveland , tn, USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 20:01:53 (PDT)
Stayed at the Gold Spike April 27-28.
This was my first visit to Las Vegas and my boyfriend and I decided to do the cheap stay. We had a 2 twin suite which was HUGE. It had two rooms, two TV's and a HUGE wrap around balcony. It was located in a seedy area (glad my boyfriend was with me) and parking was really bad, but altogether we had a great stay and it is only a block from all the downtown action.
Santa Monica, CA, USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 15:27:44 (PDT)
wow the old god spike. i love that place. always win there. also like the el cortez.
glenn karr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
champaign, il, USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 05:38:14 (PDT)
stayed in march for three days,cost the same as what bellagio qouted me fo 6 hours.room had seen better days but was clean & didn't spend much time there anyway.decent casino odds wise played 2.00 black jack for 3 hours & made 20.00 & got 4 free drinks.played one cent keno & made 110.00 dollars.more than paid for my room.if you aren"t the kind of person who is accepting of the down & out & other assorted varieties of people,you,ll hate the place.if you can the place is a great bargain & never dull moment.saw a security guard get stabbed in the parking lot & a coin thief arreseted & approached by 3 hookers & 2 drug dealers,definetly different but never felt unsafe.please don't bring the children but if you want to be downtown at the chepest rate possible 7 days a week,might be the place for you.
brent benson <email@example.com>
deer park, ca, USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 11:40:05 (PDT)
Robert is our favorite desk clerk. He has agreat sense of humor and we are his favorite set of sisters who frequent quests. As for family friendly it is if everyone is over 21. Our family has great time.
patricia murchek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tucson, AZ, USA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 15:57:32 (PST)
I have been staying at the Gold Spike for at least seven years. We make more than three trips to Las Vegas per year. At present for the past year I have had to stay at the El Cortez and that becaause they have some one there to take my luggage and oxygen bottles up to the room, which is something that the Gold Spike does not have. But untill my health got bad I had always used all the promotions that they have sent me. We still go there to ganble when we go to the El Cortez. And I will still go there. (four of us travel together and they were the ones the introduced us to hotel)
Louis Gloria <email@example.com>
san diego, ca, USA - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 20:21:23 (PDT)
I wish I knew how close to Fremont St it was. One block and it was not a huge city block either.Clean rooms. Not alot of ammenities; however, worth it for the time we slept. Food is abit shabby something maybe your son or daughter would get at a college hangout. It did fill me up. Roastbeef over bread with mashed potatoes and gravy. If you want the best of buffet's this not the place. Yet, if you simply want to fill up the stomach and spend hundreds extra on the slots then eat and shut up. There were more filthy people in and around the casino than expected;then again life goes on.The Gold Spike like all of Vegas has it's highs and lows. We will Sleep here for the money. Gamble and eat the buffet elsewhere.
SANDUSKY, OH, USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 10:11:18 (PDT)
I make two week long trips to Las Vegas every year. Once in the Spring and another in the Fall. I love the fact that one can stay at the Goldspike for 24.20 a night. The rooms are always clean, beds comfortable, everything works in the room (even hot shower water). Now while the service isn't five star, I like that I see some familiar faces still working there over the last three years that I have visited. The casino is not too bad (smoky)but penny slots and cheap 21. That works for me, while seeing some of the locals that hang out there at first was a different scene for me. I've seen everything from panhandling outfront to full on puking drunks. However all the locals I've met there are decent folks even if they are living on the streets. What great stories we've shared just talking during the FREE CASH BINGO in the mornings. I said FREE CASH BINGO in the mornings. If you are on a budget like me and want to save money on food the diner will feed you and leave you with plenty of change to spare. The food is better than some places where I have spent three times as much to eat. Like I said I save and plan for my two visits every year and the Goldspike makes the trips possible. Leaving me plenty of cash for other activities while I'm in Las Vegas baby. Thank You Mr. Gaughan
Patrick Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Raytown, Mo., USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 20:19:05 (PDT)
If you are just coming out to Vegas for a cheap weekend and you are not bringing kids, this is the place to stay. It is kinda cheesy but decent. The rooms aren't lavish but they are clean and reasonably sized. I love the "Penny Slots". Where else can you spend 2 hours playing the slots on $5 worth of pennies? The lobby is kind of small so when you walk in it is like being in a bottle of cigarette smoke, but other than that it's cool. And hey, you only have to sleep there...you can go hit the strip for the fancy stuff!
Alexandra Vertti <VerttiFam@gateway.net>
Highland, CA, USA - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 12:47:14 (PST)
I've stayed at the Gold Spike several times, the last time with my buddy Chris. At a price of $24.20 including tax, you would be hard-pressed to find a better deal, especially last-minute. The casino itself is smoky enough to set off any smoke alarm, but once you get to your room it's not bad, especially for the price. I always get a non-smoking room, and have slept well knowing I got a pretty good deal. Once I stayed in a room with a broken air conditioner during the summer, and upon check-out I told the cashier. She just said she'll tell maintenance, no apology or anything. So, the service is not great.
This isn't a place to impress a date, unless your date in impressed by cheap, safe hotel rooms above a dank, smoky casino.
USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 15:42:27 (PST)