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Golden Gate Las Vegas is a historic gem in Downtown Vegas that offers a budget-friendly stay with a touch of history. While it may be the oldest hotel in town, it is certainly worth considering for your next Sin City adventure. The rooms may be on the smaller side, but booking a suite ensures a more comfortable experience with great service and a classic casino vibe.
Golden Gate doesn’t have restaurants, but has two bars, Bar Prohibition and Onebar. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of dining options and attractions, such as the iconic Fremont Street Experience and live performances at the 1st Street Stage and Main Street Stage. With its prime location, there’s always something happening right outside your door. Overall, Golden Gate Las Vegas is a must-visit for travelers seeking a budget-friendly stay with a touch of history.
Here’s what users have said about the Golden Gate:
Expect what you’d expect from a 100 year old hotel
The hotel is quite old and in need of renovation, but it has a unique creepy aesthetic reminiscent of The Shining. The water heater is noisy, the AC shakes the walls, and there were stains on the sheets and worn-out pillows. However, the staff is friendly and helpful. The room had moths and a lingering smell of cigarettes, which may bother non-smokers. Overall, it’s not recommended for those seeking a comfortable stay, but if you’re just looking for a place to crash for the night without priority on conditions, it could be an option.
Not what I expected!
The location of the Golden Gate is great, but unfortunately that’s where the positives end. The rooms are small, as mentioned in the description, with no pictures of the bathrooms provided. And speaking of the bathrooms, they are incredibly tiny. The toilet, sink, and walk-in shower squeeze into a space barely bigger than a closet. There’s no countertop to place anything, just a tiny sink tucked into the corner. Opening the bathroom door barely gives you any room to maneuver before hitting the front of the toilet. Additionally, despite the third floor supposedly being smoke-free, the strong smell of marijuana permeates the hallways. It’s safe to say that we won’t be returning to stay at the Golden Gate. I only wish I had more space to fully express my disappointment in this review.
We liked the hotel will come back
Our room was on the Freemont Street side with loud music, but it didn’t hinder our sleep. We loved having a window that we could open and enjoy when we wanted to. The location was fantastic, within walking distance of everything. We also enjoyed the Denny’s restaurant down the street. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on our side at any of the casinos, and it seemed like the bosses were trying to recover their losses. Despite that, overall, we had a great experience.