Golden Nugget Las Vegas Review: Downtown Luxury Resort


Jeremy Koering

• Chief Editor

Last updated on July 8, 2022

Golden Nugget Resort & Casino

When most people think of Las Vegas, they think of The Strip. With all the glitz and glamour, it’s easy to see why.

But there’s another side to Sin City, one that’s a little more down to earth.

If you’re looking for a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of The Strip, head to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

This downtown landmark offers everything you need for a relaxing getaway, from spacious rooms to incredible amenities.

Read on for more information about this world-class resort. 

Golden Nugget Review

Rating: 3.9/5

What We Like

  • Shark Pool: Golden Nugget has a one-of-a-kind shark tank pool with a slide that goes through the tank. It’s awesome!
  • Great Amenities: The Nugget is home to a lot of wonderful restaurants, shows, and on-site amenities.
  • Good Location: If you want to experience Fremont Street Experience, there’s not a better location.

What We Don’t Like

  • High Prices: Compared to other downtown hotels, Golden Nugget can be expensive with rooms starting between $79-$269 per night.
  • It’s Crowded: On weekends the Golden Nugget is a hot spot downtown. The casino is filled wall to wall with people, chaos, and action.

Bottom Line

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is a great hotel for those looking for a luxurious experience in Downtown Las Vegas. The pool with a shark tank is a major attraction, and the hotel offers great restaurants and nightlife options. However, it can be expensive compared to other downtown hotels, and it can be very crowded on weekends.

Las Vegas is known for its luxury hotels and resorts, but these places can be very expensive. 

If you’re looking to stay in a luxurious resort without spending a fortune, the Golden Nugget Resort & Casino is the perfect place for you.

The resort offers all of the amenities and luxuries that you would expect from a top-rated hotel, but at a fraction of the price.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the second best downtown Las Vegas hotel  in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience.

You can enjoy the shark tank pool, spa, 24-hour casino gaming, world-class restaurants, and more without breaking the bank.

Golden Nugget Hotel Rooms & Suites

Golden Nugget Rooms
Golden Nugget Rooms

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 $79/night.

Golden Nugget Rooms
Golden Nugget Rooms

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 RoomsCorner Suites, and East End Suites.

The Gold Tower is centrally located and renovated in 2015. You will find the Premier Rooms with a king or two double beds.

Golden Nugget Rooms
Golden Nugget Rooms

The tower also has three suites–the Parlor SuiteScarlet 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.

The Tank Pool Deck at Golden Nugget

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.

HideOut Pool at Golden Nugget

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 at Golden Nugget
Chart House at Golden Nugget

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 cuisinegreat 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 his 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.

Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget
Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget

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

Poker Room at Golden Nugget
Poker Room at Golden Nugget

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-BaccaratCrapsBlackjackRoulette, 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.

Sportsbook at Golden Nugget
Sportsbook at Golden Nugget

Don’t Gamble On Your Downtown Room

Downtown Las Vegas hotels can be a little bit of a gamble.

You might get a room at a cheap price and with something that’s not quite what you were expecting. 

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience in downtown Las Vegas, the Golden Nugget is a great option, but it can be expensive compared to other downtown hotels

Golden Nugget Resort & Casino is definitely not a gamble.

This luxurious hotel offers everything you could want and more, including an unbeatable location right in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

You’ll never have to worry about being too close to the action or too far away.

Book your room or suite at Golden Nugget today.