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 : Shower

The Shower

The shower fixtures appear to have been upgraded relatively recently. It's a relatively sparse affair with none of the bathroom bells and whistles that have been showing up at the other four and five star resorts as they redesign their rooms. One interesting little boo-boo was the placement of an open bar of soap in the shower. What do you think the chances are that this would happen to the one guest who would not only take photos of it, but notice the blunder. Housekeeping -3.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Photos Review : Toilet

The John

A john is a john is a john, however not all johns are created equal. This is of the former, and a lowrider too. But, it flushed with supreme gusto and there was no toilet phone in sight (yay!)

Another notable feature of this photo - the linens are pretty worn out and rough to the touch. Not exactly 'four star' quality, but certainly not threadbare.

The Conclusion

The Golden Nugget's standard rooms aren't heavy handed in the frills department, but they are clean (generally) and possess a 'homeyness' that is almost as endearing as the price we booked at - an absolute score. If you've got the itch to go to Vegas but don't have the scratch to do the strip with any degree of self respect, the Golden Nugget might very well be - depending on rates - one of the best values in all of Las Vegas. The rooms lack a degree of pizazz, service wasn't as on the ball as one would've expected from a 4 star property (particularly housekeeping) but these are relatively minor complaints compared to the overall experience.

The Walkthrough

Here it is, our often imitated, but never duplicated, extremely thorough video walkthrough of this room.

If you have any questions or comments about the review or video, please add them to the discussion below. Thanks!

Special thanks to TD for helping with some photography, opening doors and drawers during the video walkthrough and being an all around great dude. Thanks TD!

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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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