Golden Nugget Las Vegas

129 E Fremont St | Las Vegas, NV 89101  [SEE MAP]Las Vegas, NV  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Affordable nightly rates thanks to its location on Fremont Street
Not as family-friendly as other resorts on the Strip
Part of the Fremont Street Experience, the Golden Nugget is a vintage relic of the mid-1940s. But don't expect the Wild West decor of yore; after a refurbishment in the late '70s, the Golden Nugget is now a popular choice for affordable luxury. The rooms are small, but travelers report on their refreshingly modern feel. Guests also love perks like The Tank, a secured waterslide that goes through a shark-filled tank, and the Gold Diggers dance club's outdoor balcony that overlooks Fremont Street. After a late night, guests can retreat to rooms adorned with feather down comforters, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and spanning views of the Vegas Strip – the large size of the bathrooms and the notably comfortable beds are favorites among recent travelers.
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Location
Las Vegas, NV
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel and casino
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Frommer's

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While the casino dates back to 1946 (the first building built specifically for gambling) and the hotel to 1973 (it was Steve Wynn's first major property), the place feels comfortably modern thanks to renovations that have kept it contemporary and even upscale by Glitter Gulch standards.

Fodor's

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The Golden Nugget has pretty much reigned as Downtown's top property since the mid-1970s, evolving with the times, but maintaining classic appeal.

Lonely Planet

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Check out the polished brass and white leather seats in the casino: day or night, the Golden Nugget is downtown's poshest address. With classy eateries and a swimming pool famous for its shark tank, the Golden Nugget outshines the competition.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 12316 have reviewed the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 12316 reviews 4.0 (based on 12316 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Golden Nugget (found in the Carson Tower) are about 400 square feet and traditionally decorated. The floral curtains match the bedspreads, and the walls are covered with a gold-hued textured wallpaper. Accommodations are spread across four towers and all include amenities like flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses, bathrobes, hair dryers and in-room safes. Bathrooms are outfitted with marble and spa bath products.
  • Daily $27.50 (plus tax) resort fee includes access to the fitness center, in-room internet, two bottled waters and parking
  • Computer port and Ethernet cable available, but room lacks a desk area
  • The newest rooms are found in the Rush Tower, which opened in 2009

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Golden Nugget is located in downtown Las Vegas, about 6 miles north of the Strip, situated in the Glitter Gulch area of "Old Vegas." The Fremont Street Experience, a pedestrian mall lined with iconic casinos, restaurants, hotels and tourist shops, is just steps from the hotel. The street is covered with a 1,500-foot-long video screen that plays Viva Vision light shows after dusk. The Golden Nugget is also within walking distance of Four Queens, Binion's Horseshoe and the Fremont Casino.
  • The Golden Nugget has a direct shuttle to/from the airport available for $18 round-trip; $10 one-way
  • About 10 miles north of McCarran International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

There are eight restaurant options and a buffet within the Golden Nugget – including Vic & Anthony's steakhouse and the Chart House offering fresh seafood with views of a tropical fish aquarium. The Grotto features traditional Italian dishes and Lillie's Asian Cuisine offers traditional dishes and Teppanyaki tables while Red Sushi has traditional Japanese cuisine in a contemporary setting. There's also the Claim Jumper for American classics, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar and two Starbucks within the hotel.
  • The Golden Nugget has seven bars including Gold Diggers – a dance club with a balcony overlooking the Fremont Street Experience
  • The Grille offers grab-and-go foods
  • The Buffet has a Champagne brunch available
  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants9

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The Golden Nugget has two pools. The hotel's signature pool, The Tank, is a large pool with a 200,000-gallon shark tank aquarium in the middle of it and a three-story waterslide (featuring a transparent tube that runs right through the shark tank). The area also has blackjack tables for poolside gaming and the H20 Lounge has multiple hot tubs for late-night partying. The Hideout features a smaller pool reserved for guests ages 21 and older.
  • Cabanas are available
  • Shark Tank tours offered Thursday through Sunday starting at 3:30 p.m. (for a fee)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar