Golden Nugget Rush Tower : Photos & Review by Vespajet

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Check-in was a fairly quick process, as from the time I got in line until I got into my room was no more than 7-10 minutes. There was two desk clerks checking other guests in at the time I got in line, and I was next. I go through the usual check-in process (present ID, credit card, sign some papers, and get my key card and other sundry items), and make my way to the elevators (I declined needing any help with my bag since I only had one piece of luggage.).

From the check-in desks, you make a left (There is a VIP check-in area to the left of the main desk.) into a short hallway that leads to a sundries shop on the left, and the elevator lobby to the right. I get in the elevator, hit the button for the 12th floor, and away we go. The elevator stops on the 12th floor, now to figure out which way is my room.

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The elevator lobby as well as the hallways is dim when compared to other hotels. I figure out I need to go to my left and as soon as I exit the elevator lobby, my room is right in front of me, 12207. I put in the key card and opens on the first attempt. My initial response to the room when I open the door is "this is cool". To the right of the door is a narrow table with a valet tray on top (With the Rush Tower logo imprinted on it.).

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Comments & Discussion

Looks serviceable. I am a little suprised they didn't try to be a little more upscale (i.e. like M Resort or the new HRH towers). I guess they figure there is only so much they can do being downtown. In my opinion there are enough strip visitors who would be willing to stay a night downtown if there were some high-end rooms on Fremont.

In some respects, I think the Rush Tower may be too upscale for Downtown. Look at some of the room rate offers that have been posted here recently. They may be having trouble getting folks to book those rooms.

I'm tentatively planning to make a return visit to the Rush Tower this Fall for a bit of a follow-up and perhaps a review of one of their Junior Corner Suites.

I stayed in the Rush Tower in January and I'm headed back at the end of March. I'm feeling kinda stupid because I didn't find those power outlets in the desk. I ended up charging my BlackBerry from the outlet by the air conditioner.

Sorry for the double-post. I just wanted to add that the HDTV issue was resolved by the time of my trip to the Rush Tower in mid-January.

I made ample use of the power outlet while I was there, as I brought my netbook with me.

It's good to see that the HDTV issue is now fixed.

Side note. As previously mentioned in Chuckmonster's GN review a few years back, WiFi is not free there, but there is some WiFi you can piggyback on. I can confirm that is still the case, but I had brought my WiMax modem for my netbook so I didn't need to pay or piggyback.

I'm torn between two trains of thought:

When viewed as "the new hotel addition to joint Steve Wynn turned into the crown jewel of downtown" these rooms look like a Mexican restaurant in the Fashion District exploded.

When viewed in comparison with the rest of the stuff offered downtown, it looks like a mega-swanky deal waiting to be had.

Looks great, but with single king beds only I'll have to stick to the other towers when I head out there with my buddies this summer.

You didn't mention (maybe you didn't realize) that the entire tower is non smoking!

I can't believe I forgot to mention the fact the tower is non-smoking. Of course by now, there's no telling how many folks have already busted that rule.

This has become our favorite place to stay and we've stayed in the Rush Tower multiple times. Modern rooms, good restaurants, cool pool, great casino action with lower limits than the strip ... IMO this is the best value in Vegas. Snagged mid-week rate of $69 per night this past August and it included a fun book with free meals, free drinks, match play offers and other coupons. Awesome value and only 20 minutes to the strip.

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