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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

At a Glance

    Pros

  • legendary Vegas property
  • one-of-a-kind pool

    Cons

  • small sports book, despite its charm, Downtown Vegas can be sketchy

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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Review

The Golden Nugget has pretty much reigned as Downtown's top property since the mid 1970s, evolving with the times, but maintaining classic appeal. Among its neighbors in what is known as "Old Vegas," the hotel stands apart with attractions such as The Tank, a pool with a shark tank and a three-story waterslide (which, incidentally, goes through the shark tank). The property also has some of the newest rooms, particularly in the modern and sophisticated Rush Tower. Casino policies are inconsistent, but the popular poker room, which has starred on a number of poker television shows, is likely to last.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 129 E. Fremont St., Downtown, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | Map It
  • Phone: 702/385–7111; 800/634–3454
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown

    Hotel Details

  • 2,148 rooms, 197 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-14-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Review

    The Nugget is a great home base for exploring the old-school downtown scene. Stepping out the front door onto Fremont Street is fun, and it's easy to "casino hop" without the long treks required on the Strip.
    The hotel offers some great specials and a coupon book when you check in that includes a couple of breakfasts. Joining the players club gets you $5 free slot play.

    by jayne1973, 11/17/09
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    Best in Downtown

    LOVED IT!
    We try to stay at as many different hotels as possible, looking for our favorites, this is now one of them! Big, clean, spacious rooms. Great service in all the food and beverage outlets. Lots of open tables and gaming machines and beautiful pool! Wish the pool was open later (closes at 8pm) because it is still HOT at midnight (and the hot tub is open until 2am). Will return, it was great!

    by mknwvs, 8/30/08
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    Sleep Elsewhere

    We were very disappointed in our stay at The Golden Nugget in July 2007. We stayed in the south tower and our room had a horrible smell that was obviously trying to be covered with some foul room deoderizer. There was black mold growing in the shower, the toilet hardly flushed, and the shower did not drain well so we ended up standing in dirty water. And... if that wasn't enough, we could hear the elevator running all night long. The new pool wasn't even very impressive because the pool portion is much too small for the number of people in the water. Do yourself a huge favor... spend a few extra dollars and stay at a nicer hotel on the strip.

    by astege, 8/3/07
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    Disappointing

    Our upgraded room in the North Tower was on the Fremont Street side and you could hear some of the sounds from the Fremont experience which is not what you want when trying to sleep.There were no other rooms available. What made matters worse was the springs in the mattress. My wife had to sleep on a pillow in order not to feel the springs. The special Sunday night seafood buffet was like eating in a cafeteria. Quality was mediocre. Overall not what we had hoped for. Will not go back again.

    by bogiesdad, 2/1/07

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