Golden Nugget Rush Tower : Photos & Review by Vespajet

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Now for the main part of the room. A nice King-sized bed on the left, with the now ubiquitous fabric-covered headboard (although this headboard setup has the bedside tables as well as the lights built into it) as well as the clock radio with the iPod dock (another ubiquitous piece of room decor). The bed is rather comfortable (the bed linens looked to be brand-new, as they were not rough at all) but my only issue with it was the pillows being a bit thin for my tastes. When you put your head on them, they squished down to almost nothing, and this was using two pillows. I guess I'm not used to feather pillows. The bedside lamps hang over the tables. The clock radio is located on one bedside table, while the other table has a notepad and pen and a cordless telephone, which down the road, I wouldn't advise touching because someone will have eventually been using it while sitting on the throne. This same table also had in its drawers, the usual Bible, local phone books, as well as stationary and pens.

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On the right is the dresser, desk, mirror, and hutch mega combo that runs along nearly the entire length of the wall that seems to be replacing the TV coffin as the furniture of choice in rooms.

Golden Nugget Rush Tower Review  Desk

Golden Nugget Rush Tower Review  Ports

On the far end (closest to the window) is the desk and chair set along with a power plug and data port easily accessible via a drop down door right underneath the desk surface. Unfortunately, there is a "snake's nest" of wires and cords underneath the desk. The mirror is also located at this part of the setup as well as the other phone and the "book" with the room service menu, and the other sundry items that you find in such books. To the left of the desk is a trash can, which for some reason, did not have a trash bag in it (same was true with the one in the toilet "closet").

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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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