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Luxury Hotel Review: The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor May 7th, 2016 Posted in Best Luxury Hotels, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 20 Comments

A Las Vegas icon, the four grand towers, conceal 2419 rooms and suites. Since their recent remodeling, they cater to every possible need while maintaining the glitz and glamour found throughout the resort. And to those visiting with no plan to gamble, there is no room for boredom since there are lots of entertainment options like shark tank tours, over ten dining options, boutiques and a host of live shows – the only risk is not being able to do it all!

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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We arrived at our first ever visit in Las Vegas, welcomed at the impressive Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino by our long-supporting reader turned friend (we love whenever that happens!) Our room had been filled with welcome gifts and also has great view over the indoor/outdoor pool and casino complex downstairs. Though we’re not really gamblers, we do enjoy watching the experts and join with the thrill and adrenaline of the game. Sadly our $10 budget disappeared almost immediately in the slot machines, despite Jonathan wearing his lucky bathrobe, but thankfully the Golden Nugget catered to many of our other interests. We couldn’t believe the choice of restaurants here!
Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

You can check details and latest rates on Booking.com | Expedia | Own Website

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out their reviews on TripAdvisor

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Our tower room in this huge building felt a world away from the buzz of the casino below. We had spent the previous night sleeping in our Juicy Camper so it was amazing to spread out across the spacious room and we slept so peacefully. Thanks to the extra mattress topper provided. After being exhausted from experiencing the many entertainment options and from swimming around the aquarium, it’s a great way to relax and watch an in-room movie, have our laundry done after the desert road trip and catch up on some work using the super fast internet. Amazingly, rest was quiet and peaceful without any noise heard from the world of entertainment below!

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For us the, most striking of the facilities was the semi-open swimming pool with cool slides (one even takes you right through the shark-filled aquarium) and lounge chairs, just in the shallow area of the pool, that allows you to lie on the surface of the water. Once ready to dry off, you can do so at the poolside poker tables.

The hotel offers a range of rooms and suites with pillow-topped mattresses provided while non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms are available on request.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Other Amenities:

  • Bell service
  • High-speed internet
  • Free valet and self-parking
  • Express checkout
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • In-room movies
  • Hair dryers
  • Irons and boards
  • Robes
  • Preferred Check-in with additional cost
  • Same-day laundry
  • Golf, tennis and sightseeing tours
  • 11 restaurant and café options
  • 7 bar options
  • Shopping
  • Spa services
  • Pool and leisure facilities
  • Cabanas and daybeds
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Business centre
  • Wedding services
  • Live entertainment

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Being a major Las Vegas destination, guests at the Golden Nugget are instantly in the heart of the action. Very close by in this downtown area is the public transport system, the Deuce, and also the adjacent Fremont Street for live music and lovely old Vegas style restaurants and bars.

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  •  If you have a dog, bring them along! They’re dog-friendly at the Golden Nugget with several rooms allocated to accommodate dogs but be sure to book this well in advance.
  • Take advantage of the airport shuttle.
  • Be aware of the daily charge for resort fees which is $25, a very reasonable price with all the inclusions, but quite not clear before booking.

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Breakfast is not included so we took advantage of the free drinks and snacks being offered by beautiful women downstairs in the casino! But if you choose to pay for the breakfast buffet, it is huge (just like everything else in Las Vegas) with every option you could want.

For other meals and snacks, there is no chance of disappointment with 11 different options to choose from including Sushi, Mexican and Asian cuisine, grill, and the most popular of all, Vic and Anthony’s steakhouse that also offers lobster and a great selection of wines.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas

In keeping the lively atmosphere all around in Las Vegas, the staff at the Golden Nugget does an amazing job in welcoming guests from all over the world, accommodating many different needs and maintaining constant positivity. As it was our first time in Las Vegas, we were overwhelmed with options but they really helped us find our way around and with more plans in the future for partnerships in the United Stated, we will definitely be returning!

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Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas  (all opinions and text are all mine) Thank you to everyone we’ve met and to those who’ve helped us to make this such a special experience

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20 thoughts on “Luxury Hotel Review: The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

  1. Too bad the breakfast is not included. will probably to the same as you did – enjoying every glass of the drinks.

  2. My partner would love to go to Vegas but I know I wouldn’t be able to handle how busy it is. Looks like an incredible place though x

  3. I’ve never been to Las Vegas but it’s high on my list of places I want to visit! The Golden Nugget looks like a fab place to stay and I had to chuckle at Jonathan’s lucky(?!) bath robe!


  4. I’m so jealous of the trip to Vegas! I can’t wait to return back to las vegas. It’s by far my favourite place in America

  5. That’s so weird, I was just writing about this hotel the other day for work because of it’s quirky shark tank! I plan to go to Las Vegas for my 30th (even though it’s a few years away yet!) and will definitely be staying here x

  6. I haven’t stayed here before, but I have been past it a few times on my Vegas trips and it looks like a fun hotel!

  7. Wow, I love the idea of the slide going through the the shark pool.
    Made me laugh the lucky bathrobe!!

  8. Looks a great place to visit. I would love to visit Vegas. Might up the budget for the slot machines though…

  9. I have visited vegas, several times now and on both occasions loved every minute.
    will look at this hotel for sure if i decide to go again, as i want to swim around the sharks!
    i stayed at Harrahs last time 🙂

  10. What an amazing sounding hotel – I have to admit if I went to Vegas I would have to try some slots.

  11. Las Vegas is the most amazing place ever and having been twice, I wouldnt hesitate to go back x

  12. What a great stay! I love Vegas and it seems like you had a wonderful time! – Love the rope while gabling look! haha

    xoxo, Candice

  13. Oh I want to go to Vegas now! This hotel looks super cool and I love the pool area 😀

  14. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, it’s one of those places i’d love to go to. It looks amazing x

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