Renovated at a cost of $22M, the hotel is one of the best in Vegas. Food a little more priceier than outside, which is to be expected, but the quality takes you back to the hotel in the evenings for the buffet or the a la carte restaurants.
Spirit of the Dance was showing at the Theatre, and tickets were reasonable at $60 per head. If anyone remembers 'Paper Lace' from the UK, they were the resident cabaret, which was great if you were into nostalgia.
The serving girls at the machines remembered you when you went back to play in their area, which made you feel a bit speacial. Drinks were free of course, but even at the bar, we paid for one drink and got a complimentary round straight afterwards.
If you like a 'pub' then the sports bar is perfect. We went in to the bar every night before we hit the town and were treated like regulars by the staff. The food in the sports bar (hidden off beside reception) was 1st Class.
The poolside area service was poor (day 1), because the girls were more interested in admiring themselves than serving the guests, but after a few words with the manager, that problem was 'sorted out', and we had no complaints after the first day.
Heading off to Sharm el Sheik for a winter break and we are going back to The Golden Nugget in October this year.
Walk out the door of the Nugget and you are on Freemont Street for the 'Experience'.
Travel operator: Trailfinders
Bus to strip $1.50 only takes 5/10 mins.
Lovely pool area and as said before entry on room key.
I loved this hotel and will be booking again on our next trip. The strip hotels are fantastic too but this one wins hands down for location and price.
Travel operator: virgin
The staff are very helpful all round.
Security is good, you can't get to the elevators that go up to the rooms without showing your room key and the Pool area (the best in downtown area by a mile) is also governed by a 'show your key' policy so you don't get crowded by people from other 'lesser' hotels blagging their way in.
The Carson street cafe is great for food, and reasonably priced.
The hotel is situated right on Freemont street so you get all the nightlife on your doorstep, but having said that, it's not noisy at night in your rooms.
The tables in the casino aren't the cheapest in Downtown, but hey, all the other Casino's are within two minutes walk so who cares!! The Casino has recently been bought out by Harrahs or someone, can't remember who exactly, the room prices have gone up a bit but are still very resonable compared to the strip hotels.
We've got a week in the Nugget booked in May 2004 for
Travel operator: DIY
The room was lovely and spacious. The hotel was spotless especially for one of the original old town hotels, and put other hotels on the strip to shame. It was situated right on Freemont Street which was an experience in itself. If you go to Las Vegas and miss Freemont Street, shame on you.
The food was superb all round, whether the restaurants or buffet breakfast.
The hotel is in the original old town and it was just a short bus ride to the strip. This was never a problem as Freemont Street had an atmosphere all of its own.
Need I say more?!
Travel operator: Thomson
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