by Whitney Rife
The Golden Nugget is located two blocks from the Strip in downtown Las Vegas. One of the most historical Vegas hotels, guests can exit right into the Fremont Street Experience — one of the most family-friendly attractions in town. The hotel exudes a swanky old-school charm with brass accents, marble floors and dangling chandeliers. Guests can stay in the Rush Tower, The Carson Tower or the Gold Tower. All units are modern and stylish with upgraded amenities. The Gold Tower offers the most up-to-date decor with pillow-top mattresses, down pillows and bathrobes. In general, rooms and suites feature semi-canopy beds, high-speed Internet access (fee), television armoires and separate vanity areas with magnified mirrors. Parlor suites feature living rooms with flat-screen televisions and separate bedrooms.
A whopping eight restaurants are at the hotel, allowing families to eat almost anything their hearts desire. Guests can find Asian, Italian and, of course, American food. Families may prefer the steakhouse setting of Vic & Anthony’s or the more casual Carson Street Cafe.
The Tank is a heated outdoor pool surrounds a 20,000-gallon live shark aquarium, giving off the surreal feeling of swimming with the sharks. A three-story waterslide, separated by glass, goes right through the tank! Private cabanas surround the pool. An arcade features all sorts of games, ranging from pinball to air hockey to motorcycle racing. For parents, an onsite spa offers beauty treatments and massage.
Our Editor Loves
- Pool surrounding a shark tank
- Eight restaurants onsite
- At Freemont Street Experience
I made a reservation in July that had a cancel policy of full refund if cancelled 72 hrs in advance. I cancelled well over a week in advance and did not receive my $177 refund. Was first told by Samantha Espiritu that there was a non cancel policy. When I sent copy of the reservation stating the 72 hr policy she changed her story and said I was a no show even though she had already acknowledged the reservation had been cancelled. Very dishonest way to treat potential customers. Very disappointed with this experience.
We were upgrade to a fantastic 1 bedroom suite. We have 2 full bathrooms, a wet bar, dinning table, large living room with a sectional and a very comfortable bedroom. I love to food choices and the pool area is outstanding. The gambling is a little tight, but still better than the strip locations. Will be back more often.