Golden Nugget Las Vegas Review: Luxury Resort Downtown

Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is centrally located on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. A room at Golden Nugget costs $55/night plus taxes and fees–check current rates here.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is one of the best hotels downtown and provides great restaurants, nightlife, and gambling to its guests.

Golden Nugget Rating

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Pros & Cons

We Like
  • Pool with a shark tank
  • Great amenities and restaurants
  • Good location on Fremont Street
We Don’t Like
  • Compared to other downtown hotels, it can be expensive
  • It’s very crowded on weekends

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Guide

Golden Nugget provides downtown luxury with a great collection of restaurants, a fun casino atmosphere, and various nightlife options right on the Fremont Street Experience.

Where is Golden Nugget?
The resort is centrally located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas at 129 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. It neighbors Binion’s, Four Queens, and Golden Gate.

How much is the resort fee at Golden Nugget?
The resort fee is $34/night plus tax.

How much does parking cost at Golden Nugget?
Hotel guests receive free self-parking and valet parking for $15/day. For visitors, valet parking costs $15 and self-parking is $10-$20.

What are food prices like?
Golden Nugget has a great restaurant collection. You should expect to spend at least $15-$25 per meal (without alcoholic drinks).

What are drink prices like?
You should expect to spend at least $8 per cocktail and $6 per beer at Golden Nugget.

What is the casino vibe like?
The vibe at the casino is lively on the weekends. The table games and slot machines are packed together, and the crowds are energetic. The lowest table minimum is $10.

Golden Nugget Hotel

The Golden Nugget has 2,400 rooms across four towers offering guests a variety of room options and suites. Some of the rooms were recently renovated in 2018.

The Carson Tower was renovated in 2018 and has the lowest-priced rooms starting at $55/night. The tower has Deluxe Rooms with a single king or two double beds. The Rush Tower is the newest tower built in 2009. The building is home to Premier California King Rooms, Corner Suites, and East End Suites.

The Gold Tower is centrally located, renovated in 2015. You will find the Premier Rooms with a king or two double beds. The tower also has three suites–the Parlor Suite, Scarlet Suite, and Vegas Baby Suite. The Spa Tower is an all-suites tower featuring the Spa Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, a wet bar, and a private bedroom space.

Golden Nugget has one of the most unique pool complexes in Las Vegas. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool with a 200k gallon shark tank aquarium that you can slide through! The Tank and HideOut pool complex is a fantastic place to hang out with fancy daybeds and cabanas on three levels.

Golden Nugget Restaurants

You will find the best collection of restaurants downtown at Golden Nugget.

The elegant, intimate setting of Vic & Anthony’s is a first-class experience. Indulge with incredible steak, lobster, and an impressive wine selection. Saltgrass Steak House offers a wide selection of steaks, burgers, ribs, seafood, and mouthwatering entrees. Chart House has seafood with a twist where you can dine next to a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium.

Grotto Italian Ristorante offers excellent Italian food and an impressive wine menu. You’ll find burgers, sandwiches, pot pies, and more at CJ. Head to Cadillac Mexican Kitchen for a high-energy meal and enjoy fantastic Mexican cuisine, great tacos, over 70 tequilas, and 80-ounce ice-cold beer towers.

If you need a quick bite, check out The Grille. The Golden Nugget is also home to downtown’s only Chick-Fil-A, along with a Starbucks.

Golden Nugget Nightlife & Shows

The Golden Nugget offers a good variety of nightlife and entertainment. In the Showroom, every Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, impressionist Gordie Brown performs hist Lasting Impressions residency.

The Golden Nugget also hosts concert tours throughout the year in the Golden Nugget Showroom. One of the only nightclubs on Fremont Street is at Troy Liquor Bar. Head upstairs to the second-level balcony for a full-service nightclub experience, including VIP tables, bottle service, and club music.

Catch free live music, play blackjack, or watch the big games at Rush Lounge. There are a handful of bars throughout the property. Near the front desk and the pool is Ice Bar, in the casino is Bar 46 and Sports Book Bar, and outside is the Stage Bar.

Golden Nugget Casino

The Golden Nugget has a lively, crowded casino floor with all your favorite table games, slots, video poker, and sports betting. It’s also where you will find the only Poker Room downtown.

Play games like Mini-Baccarat, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, and more. Or head to your favorite slot machine with over 1,000 games to choose from. The casino also operates its Race & Sports Book–which is becoming rare.