Golden Gate Hotel & Casino Las Vegas : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Photo & Video Review of the Oldest Joint In Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster

Golden Gate Hotel Las Vegas Review - TV

Mello Yello

The other side of the room featured two chairs set around an incredibly wobbly table that sported a small Vegas tourist guide. There was no internet wired internet connections visible and I didn't bother checking for wi-fi hotspots.

The four drawer dresser featured a tube tv with basic cable and a coffee machine with a complimentary pouch of Farmer Brothers Mello-Cup Medium Roast Gourmet Coffee. I take great pride in cooking up coffee at home and have explored many different combinations of beans, grind, water and mixture in the quest for the perfect cup. That's not to say I'm a Starbucks snob, I refuse to pay $4 for a cup of joe. It's been my experience that the best mixed drip is infinitely more flavorful and packs more punch than a milked up shot of espresso. Which brings us to something that Spyder had said to me at the El Cortez earlier that evening : "you never know who may have urinated in that coffee machine before you." A fascinating statement that not only outlines clearly why you should never trust these things, but defines the wacky brilliance of Spyder in a nutshell. If there's a possibility the pots been yellowed, then skip that cup of Mello.

On the wall to the right of the coffpee machine is a large wood framed mirror and an unbelievably old looking lamp. In an ideal world, the lighting should be mounted on the wall at the mirrors level so you can actually see what your looking at. Having the super bright CFC bulbs renders the mirror useless from the glare. Then again, this room cost six hands of $5 blackjack per night.

Directly to the right of the mirror is the closet, which is shown in the video walkthrough.

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The Golden Gate was one of my options for my recent trip when I decided to stay Downtown over Mid-Strip. It came in a little more expensive than Binion's, and I kind of had my heart set on staying at Binion's. I did check the GG out during my trip, as I considered eating there for breakfast one morning. The line for the cafe was a bit long, so I went across the "street" to the LV Club.

Binion's also has toiletry products from the Leatherwood Collection.

Your room at the GG was better than the one I had at Binion's (2206, one of the rooms with a balcony). My room at Binion's was a bit threadbare and worn around the edges. I like the fact that the bathrooms at the GG don't have tubs, as typically those bathtub/shower combos suck when it comes to the shower part. The bathroom in my room at Binions was pretty decent in size.

As for the "coffpee" pot, that blend they use isn't that good. Binion's serves it in their coffeeshop and at their snack bars (I was actually surprised that they used whole bean, as most restaurants prefer using fractional packs). A bit too mellow for my tastes. My room at Binion's was one of those single cup CV1 machines (I made sure to run water through the system before actually brewing a cup. I was mainly more concerned about how long it had been since the brewer had last been used as opposed to whether someone took a leak into the water reservoir.).

The GG is definitely on my list of possible hotels for my next trip (Date TBD), and if it in the same price range as Binion's, I'll definitely take a look at staying there.

That is truly the smallest hotel room I have seen.

Cool review. Looks like a decent place that's been maintained. Since it's Vegas, in theory you're not going to spend that much time in your room anyway.

I especially liked the line "As for the fixtures, they're turn of the century chic with a side order of prison cell". Funny.

My first trip to Vegas, we had some coupon and stayed at the Gate for $15 a nite. Now when you split that with your heterosexual life mate - in my case DonnyMac - that comes to a lot more shrimp cocktails than you can really eat!!! When we stayed the Valet was amazing too. We had driven from Calgary, stopped in Salt Lake to do a bit of skiing and the Bronco II we were in was possibly the dirtiest car in the world. When we came down the next AM to cruise around Vegas the Valet had washed it, he even vacuumed!!

All this for a $10 tip, what a guy!!!

Good review, often wondered about some of these downtown joints. Really sad thing is I've paid $500 a night for rooms that size in midtown Manhattan....

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