The Golden Nugget is located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. My husband and I travel to Vegas at least twice a year and we love the downtown area! In fact sometimes we do not even make it to the strip. The Golden Nugget is hands-down our favorite hotel downtown, on the strip or even in boulder. You have to see it to believe the gorgeous rooms, the multitude of games on the casino floor, the great resturants, the service, it's all great! And the best part is you do not have to pay a resort fee and the rates are very reasonable.
I have written reviews about The Golden Nugget before but we just returned from Las Vegas and we experienced a side of The Golden Nugget that most people probably never see. First, let me say that The Golden Nugget is still the class of downtown. The rooms are very nice, clean, all the restaurants are great, and their pool and associated water features are wonderful. I have only 2 small issues with The Golden Nugget. The first is that if you stay in the wrong tower such as the Carson Tower, you have to spend 15 minutes walking from your room to anywhere. The other problem I have which is not an issue with many people, is that it seems to ALWAYS be crowded. The crowds are a bit too much for me. There were times I couldn't even find a place to eat. But I suppose that comes with such a nice place. We checked in on a Saturday night to stay 3 days. We went straight to bed at 11 pm and two hours later my wife awoke with terrible chest pains and pressure. This of course, changed our entire trip. I called downstairs and she was rushed to the hospital. From the time I called, I was amazed how well their security and medical people responded. There was a security guy in our room in 1 minute. 2 minutes later their CMTs were there. 2 minutes after that the ambulance came and rushed her to Valley Hospital. Her heart rate was very high so they had to shock her heart to get it back down. That was quite harrowing at the time but in retrospect and after being informed about her condition, I realize it wasn't all that unusual. She stayed in the hospital for 4 days while they did every imaginable heart test to determine if there was blockage or damage. In the end, it was the least scary result. Atrial fibrillation. No damage, no heart attack, she may need medication to control it. This was great news. And the people at Golden Nugget were so nice. Although we had a car, they insisted I go with her in the ambulance and they would send a car to pick me up. Through the next 3 days as I came and went, the security people always wanted to know how she was doing. I was so impressed so as you can imagine, I have nothing but good things to say about The Golden Nugget.
We have been coming to the Golden Nugget for several years now and we love it each and every time. The rooms are so beautiful, the hotel is glam, the staff is always kind and helpful. It is our very favorite hotel downtown and we prefer to stay there than on the strip. I cannot begin to describe the food in all of their restaurants, so delicious! Thanks for making all our stays so great!
The Golden Nugget is the jewel of downtown if not of all Las Vegas. The rooms are beautiful. The pool area is amazing and nothing beats "swimming with the fishes". Dining is superb and the buffet is a great value although try the buffet at Main Street Station too. The Carson Street Cafe which is the coffee shop is open 24 a day and has excellent food. They usually have $5 blackjack tables in the morning but you are a stones through from other hotels that have $5 BJ all day. We only go to the strip to see a show or two. I've stayed at the so called "fancy places" on the strip but to me nothing beats the Nugget. Also, go for dinner at Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens next door. They have the most amazing salad ever which they make at your table to order.