Golden Nugget Rush Tower : Photos & Review by Vespajet

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In the middle is a few shelves as well as some drawers (one held stationary) and a DVD player. On the counter surface are the remote for the DVD player (instructions on using the DVD player with the TV) as well as the TV (A Pioneer 42" Plasma TV). There was channel guide for the TV as well. There are also switches for the various lights placed on this entire unit as well. Underneath this area was the room safe and some other storage areas hidden behind a cabinet door.

On the end closest to the door was the TV, as well as the drink setup (ice bucket and glasses). There was also two bottles of water that were $4 a piece. I'm sure folks drink them especially since there are no vending machines in the tower and their only other option is to go downstairs to the sundries shop or drink tap water. Over the course of my trip, I probably watched the TV in my room about 2 hours. Supposedly, these TVs do have HD channels (they were listed on the Rush Tower channel guide sheet), but when I tried to watch one of those channels, I'd get a message of "weak signal". I was left to assume that they had yet to get around to installing the necessary equipment to include these channels. Underneath the counter top was three dresser drawers, nothing fancy about them.

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In the left corner of the room is the leather sofa and ottoman setup. It is quite comfortable, as I took most of my cat naps on it. You've also got a funky three-headed lamp that could be controlled via a dial in its' base (I typically left this light slightly dimmed when I left the room at night along with keeping the lights on top of the dresser setup on as well.).

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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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