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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Swinging 70s-era casino off a renovation with a shark aquarium and pool cabanas

The Lowdown

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

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
129 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 12456 Reviews
Another great trip at GN!
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Stayed in the Rush Tower at GN. Comfortable clean rooms. Customer Service and staff were accommodating to our needs. This is a great hotel to stay at for the Fremont St experience. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room away from Fremont st.

Basket Ball Aunt
Reviewed 10 hours ago

We had a great time when we got there they upgraded our room at no cost because they didn't have us with our other rooms so that was a plus and a beautiful rooms and close to everything I have a sore knee so that really helped me out, all the people were very friendly and just a pleasant place to be we have been 3 time and this is where we stay every time

So much fun, backs onto Fremont Street
Reviewed 12 hours ago

Beautiful pool, great gaming and seems to take your money slower than casinos on the strip, lol. Shops, nice rooms, take comfy shoes and prepare to do a lot of walking. Friendly staff. Close to outlet malls.

Saint Patrick’s vayca
Reviewed 12 hours ago

Wonderful time, staff are fantastic, the rooms extremely comfortable and perfectly cleaned, the restaurants on property are all gold star! Will definitely return!

Only drawback, once you’re off the elevator get ready for a long walk to your room, and a GPS to find it! Worth the walk though!

Not a gambler but this is a Win!
Reviewed 13 hours ago

I recently attended the Winter Market in Las Vegas. I booked my stay at The Golden Nugget. The rooms are newly remodeled and great access to Fremont St. Easy in and out and everything was so clean and nice!