Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
What We Love
- A 200,000 gallon, shark-filled aquarium is the center of a three-story pool complex, and you can waterslide right through the tank
- The Gold Tower is one of the best values in Vegas
- Check out the Hand of Faith, the largest golden nugget ever found at 61 lb., 11 oz.
- The hotel opens right onto the covered Fremont Street Experience, and you can walk to all of the Downtown attractions
What To Know
- Two of the three towers have pet-friendly rooms, for a fee
- A resort fee per night will be collected at the property upon check-in
- Smoking is limited to the casino and a very select group of rooms in the older towers
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Golden Nugget is one of the few downtown hotels that still fits in with Fremont Street’s retro Vegas history. Its so famous, it’s been a character in its own right in films like Diamonds are Forever, Smokin’ Aces, and the reality TV series The Casino. Its purchase in 2005 by Landry’s (of steakhouse fame) has made the Golden Nugget a culinary hit as well with restaurants like Vic & Anthony’s steakhouse (just like the Houston original), the Amalfi-inspired Grotto and Chart House, which surrounds a 75,000 gallon tropical aquarium packed with more than 1,000 fish. In the last decade, more than $315 million in renovations have made the traditionally good value rooms one of the greatest around; the Gold rooms are modern and neutral-hued, with LED lighting, backlit bathroom mirrors and 42-inch flatscreen TVs, as well as comfy new Serta mattresses. The casino itself has been revamped, with clubby wood walls and gorgeous blown-glass lighting; and you can walk right into it from the Fremont Street Experience, past convivial outdoor lounge areas with firepits. Although it has traditionally drawn an older, value-seeking crowd of serious gamers, the fun, 200,000-gallon shark-filled tank-side pool is getting packed with a younger crowd eager to check out the hip restaurant and bar scene in gentrifying Downtown.
In the Area
Golden Nugget is right inside the juggernaut lightshow that is the Fremont Street Experience (look up! The SlotZilla Zip Line is spitting riders out of the largest slot machine in the world just overhead). Walk a couple of blocks east, though, and you’ll reach the Fremont East district, a walkable stretch of hip lounges and great restaurants. Some of the best include Le Thai, a tiny joint packed with Downtown’s power brokers and hipsters alike, and Park on Fremont with its chicken and waffle sandwiches and its antique-filled backyard (don’t miss the secret outdoor room with the seesaw). Nearby, Carson Kitchen, by the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Chef” Kerry Simon, serves elevated comfort food in a renovated flophouse. Vegas history devotees will love that they can walk just a few blocks to the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum (go for a night tour); and Atomic Liquors Lounge, the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, whose roof once served as a viewing platform for the nuclear blasts from the Atomic Test Site, 65 miles away. It still serves a mean cocktail.
How to Get There
Visited for 5 days in Aug with family including 4 kids ages 12-15yrs old. Amanda at the front desk was wonderful with switching our rooms to the same floor and arranging a rollaway bed and locating our special needs stroller. Check in was a breeze thanks to her.
Rooms spacious and clean, comfy bed, safe atmosphere.
Pool was possibly salt water, large, fun, family friendly (adults only pool on upper level), shark tank was cool to see and waterslide was fun! No big lines! Hard to get a chair if you go in the late afternoon. Took juice etc in pool area in plastic bottles only (no glass).
Location was perfect, walked out onto fremont st. Plenty to see and do.
Looked up many family friendly hotels and glad we picked this one. It was a great getaway!
We stayed here for a few days. Very close to Fremont Street. The only problem we had was the parking garage was full every day. We ended up parking at a neighboring casino's parking garage and walked the short block every time. Not horrible, but a little inconvenient. But the beds were comfortable, the hotel was clean and surprisingly pretty quiet up on the 8th floor. My only complaint about the hotel itself was that the elevators look a little dated and scary.
The golden nugget was great best time I have had in vegas so far ..great service pool was nice ..fremont full of entertainment ..i didnt have to drive anywhere free parking .people were friendly :)????????