I stayed at the Golden Nugget for my 21st birthday and was impressed from the moment we walked in the door. The casino and other areas of the hotel are very beautifully decorated. We booked a room and paid an extra $20-40 per night to be upgraded to a parlor suite. Our AC was broken when we got to the room but maintenance fixed it very quickly.
The casino is the most beautiful on Fremont street and has average games. The video poker is pretty good. I won about $100 from playing VP for just a few minutes. Also, I never had a losing session of craps and one night I played until 4 am. The only game where I lost a lot of money was blackjack. All in all, I was only $50 down after many hours of gambling.
Overall, I think this is the best hotel on Fremont Street, but there are better odds in other casinos, but better than the Strip for sure!
This is an update on their "FE Fee". Thats what they are calling it. Not a resort fee. Again my ratings are based on their downtown competitors. They have a shark tank that you can swim through
and the huge gold nugget. In addition you can purchase gold there from a machine.
My ratings are based on its downtown competitors. Its players club is not that generous, and its best vp is 8/5. It has the best rooms, pool area and side attractions in downtown. The best amenities, I like their breakfast buffet, mmm smoked salmon. They may start charging a resort fee,
So you may want to try it before it becomes more expensive.
At least the hotel is a jewel. The casino is crowded and small like most downtown places. The poker room is o.k. but only runs 1/2 NL - 2/4/L and some tourneys. They used to run 3-6 but they don't try to hard at it these days but binion's has started running more limit games lately. The nugget does have 8/5/bonus V.P. but don't expect many comps from playing there.