Golden Nugget Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Four Stars For Ten Lincolns, Come On Down!

Posted by Chuckmonster

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Photos Review : Tvtrash

TV Armoire

We've made no secret our distaste for the dusty cavernous TV coffin which inhabits 90% of all hotel rooms globally. They're incredibly unsightly, dirty, klunky and total spacehogs. Until the Golden Nugget decides to renovate these rooms with wall mounted flat panel TV's we'll just have to live with it. One interesting feature - also of archaic technology - is the 'internet via TV keyboard' thingy. We didn't bother to test drive this for obvious reasons.

While doing a little white glove inspection of the room, I noticed a pile of paper trash stuffed on the top shelf of the armoire, hidden behind the WebTV keyboard. It would be easy for the casual guest to miss this as the room is quite dark even with all the lights on, but anyone over six foot tall with decent vision couldn't miss it. For those keeping score at home, that's -2 points for housekeeping.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Photos Review : Closet

The Closet

The closet featured two mirrored doors, both of which worked. Inside were numerous hangars, dry cleaning bag, luggage rack, iron & board, hair dryer (which should be in the bathroom), extra pillow, two GN bathrobes, a digital safe and an extra roll of toilet paper (the first place I'd look for an emergency roll of TP.)

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Comments & Discussion

I've stayed here 5 times over the past year and a half. While the price has always been right, service & cleanliness declined each visit.

hmm :/ based on the photos this looked about on par (nicer in parts, worse in parts) with my very recent stay at Paris. only the nug' was a hell of a lot cheaper. oh well. at least i'm gonna get paid by the company for the stay

It appears that the Nug, for all it's nostalgia, is just an average joint, but I gotta admit that's a great rate. I could see staying there on a future economy trip.

I have never stayed at the Nugget when staying downtown. Just looking at the pics and the video, I would rather stat at the Tez in a tower room. The Tower rooms are just as nice and about the same price (usually $40) and much better gaming in the casino. I'm just saying.

I stayed and the Nugget not too long ago and had a room on the 12th floor almost exactly like this.

I too found the keyboard on top of the TV only when I checked there to make sure I hadn't left anything.

One thing is - wifi is expensive ~$10-15 with no free in-room alternative.

I tried to sign up for the wifi during our miffed attempt at doing a live webcast from fremont street but the sign up didn't work, plus you had to get out your credit card instead of charge it to the room.

That being said, there are a bunch of wifi networks in the area you can glom onto, but their signals aren't very reliable. Seriously, it's time they give us the wifi for free.

Did you you check out the TV stations? Does is have that LVCVA channel showing those history of Las Veas shows? Any cable channel, or is it one ESPN and a bunch of Japanese and Spanish channels?

I got an offer from this place yesterday for $15 rooms and $112 spa suites (the super cool 2 story rooms). It just wasn't valid for my travel dates but let me tell you what, if they offer those damn spa suites for $112 again I'm cancelling my Mirage room and sweeping this up.

I stayed in a south tower room in early October and they replaced the tube tv with a LCD flat panel. I was really surprised at the small number of channels that were available and the quality of the reception wasn't great.

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